Post Cycle II by Powerlab Nutrition
The most common question consumers have following a PH cycle is “will I keep my gains”? If you include Powerlab Nutrition’s Post Cycle II as part of your post cycle therapy, then the answer is YES! In fact, Post Cycle II is specifically formulated to help regain the natural balance of testosterone while minimizing (balancing) the estrogen hormone allowing you to maintain the lean gains you achieved while on a hormone cycle. Common post cycle advice is to elevate natural testosterone levels by squashing estrogen production/conversion. This method fails to recognize that hormone levels are in a very delicate balance and are regulated by complex mechanisms in the body and that every change in hormone status has an inverse and sometimes drastic reaction. Post Cycle II was formulated to look at the total process of the body’s reaction at the end of a hormonal cycle to create a product that assists in the body returning to its self-regulating hormonal balance to minimize muscle loss and estrogen related side effects.
Summary of Benefits:
* Optimize Natural Testosterone
* Improved Estrogen Management
* Improves Libido
* Help Preserve Muscle Gains
* Improved Strength, Recovery, & Lean Muscle
* Ideal for PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) or Natural Testosterone Enhancement Regimens
HORMONE OPTIMIZING BLEND
D-aspartic acid is an amino acid present in neuroendocrine tissues of humans, playing a role in the synthesis of both LH and testosterone. LH, of course, is secreted in a pulsatile fashion, thereby signaling the release of testosterone from the testes. D-aspartic acid is synthesized when aspartate racemase converts L-aspartic acid into D-aspartic acid. This conversion occurs in the testes as well as other tissues throughout the human body.
Icarrin (Horny Goat Weed)
Icarrin is the most recognizable of the flavonoids found in horny goat weed. Icarrin is a PDE-5 inhibitor, very similar to Viagra. The most widely-known benefit of horny goat weed is its purported relation to sexual health. The early uses of the plant were to improve sexual performance and desire. Today, people use it to try to increase sexual desire or treat erectile dysfunction.
Tribulus terrestris is one of the most recent herbal supplements claimed to have ergogenic (muscle building) effect, achieved by 'naturally' boosting testosterone levels. Tribulus terrestris (aka puncture weed/vine or caltrops) grows mainly in sandy soil and has a fruit encased in a sharp, spiny burr. The extract from the fruit has been used in herbal medicine as a diuretic, and for colic pains, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). But the reason we're interested in it is becuase it's also been reputed to increase testosterone levels in animals. The active agent in Tribulus is thought to be protodioscin, a precursor to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is a precursor to testosterone. Tribulus is also believed to indirectly affect testosterone levels by stimulating the release of leutinizing hormone (LH), which stimulates the natural production of testosterone.
ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate plus Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6, and is an all-natural product that has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes. An increase in exercise can lead to the loss of vitamins and minerals, making it particularly important for bodybuilding due to the blood sugar level rises and urination increases, increasing the loss of magnesium, zinc, B12, B6, folic acid, and many other nutrients.
ESTROGEN INHIBITION BLEND
This compound is like sliced bread to the supplement industry. There are many different health benefits to come from resveratrol, but we picked it up for one in particular. Resveratrol is capable of modulating estrogenic receptors as well as controlling aromatase, giving it that One Two Punch for estrogen control. Research has shown its estrogenic modulation capabilities to increase sperm production by stimulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.
Indole 3 Carbinol
(I3C)- Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. I3C provides powerful antioxidant protection, helping to prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals. In addition, I3C can help to maintain healthy hormonal balance for both men and women and therefore may support the health of the breast, prostate, and other reproductive organs. I3C is also known to support the liver's detoxification processes as well as normal cellular reproduction.
The compound 6-Bromo is an aromatase inhibiting enzyme binds to the aromatase enzyme making it unable to convert androgens to estrogen. 6-alpha-Bromodione is a fast acting competitive inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme. It works by binding to the aromatase enzyme to prevent it from aromatizing androgens. This is not a permanent binding and later acts to normalize aromatase (and thus estrogen levels) as hormone production returns to normal. It specifically targets aromatase and does not act as a central anti-androgen like some other post cycle products can. This means that your libido and mood will not be negatively affected.
WBM (Agaricus Bisporus)
White button mushrooms have recently been reported to play a role in cancer management. Researchers from City of Hope reported that phytochemicals present in mushrooms block the activity of the aromatase enzyme, which facilitates the production of estrogen. Blocking this enzyme would decrease the production of estrogen, which in turn helps control and possibly prevents the growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer cells.
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings per container: 30
TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER 1500mg
D-Aspartic Acid, Tribulus (60% saponins, 20% protodioscin), Icarrin (Horny Goat Weed), ZMA
ESTROGEN BLOCKER 755MG
WBM (Agaricus Bisporus), Trans Resveratrol (98%), Indole 3 Carbinol, 6 Bromo
ABSORBTECH – Delivery System 10mg
Bioperine, Vanadyl Sulfate
As with any dietary supplement, we recommend that you consult a physician before use.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product is intended for adult men only. Not for use by women or anyone under 21 years of age. If you have or have had a medical condition or are currently using prescription drugs consult your physician before using this product. Avoid this product if you have any previous history of medical dysfunction or disease, including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart, kidney, thyroid, or psychiatric disease, difficulty urinating, prostate enlargement, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, or have had a stroke. Do not combine this product with other medications or supplements. Do not exceed suggested servings. Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking any prescription drugs. Consult your health care practitioner before beginning any weight loss program.
- Worked well and did the job, kept sex drive alive during post and kept muscles.
- Post Cycle 2 Rocks! After a halo cycle took this and kept 8lbs of gains.
- Tried this for PCT after doing a cycle of Epidex & Predator Plexx. Took at the prescribed dose for 30 days. Bottom line... I lost a very little bit of strength/size but nothing horrible. In fact, I have normally done PCT with PC3X and this worked much better than expected. After being off of a PH for 5-6 weeks, my strength is about 90/95% of what it was while on cycle. Overall, this is a good product and I would use again. I give 4/5 stars because I think it is just a little too $$ for what it does.