Summer is just around the corner, with summer fast approaching the time to cycle is limited, so we bring to you our slimmer summer Cycle featuring two well known pro-hormones/designer steroids, Halodrol and 11-OXO. Both are excellent candidates for a cutting cycle in their own right, but together the results are kicked into high gear.
Halodrol (H-Drol) is a methylated designer steroid created by Gaspari Nutrition, the chemical makeup is (4-Chloro-17a-Methyl-Androst-1,4-Diene-3-17b-Diol), h-drol is methylated therefore it puts stress on our livers, h-drol shouldn’t be stacked with another methylated compound and should be ran with appropriate liver support. H-drol is quite potent and works well while cutting, recomping or bulking and is mild enough to be stacked with other non-methylated compounds (such as 11-OXO).
11-OXO (Andrenosterone) is a non methylated designer steroid created by Ergopharm and has been widely cloned (11-test, 11-sterone etc). 11-OXO not only will assist with weight loss but it also positively impacts cortisol which has brings additional weight loss benefits, these effects in my cycle were quite noticeable within the first two weeks. This is a mild compound that stacks nicely with just about any compound on the market.
Since 11-OXO can be hard to find and expensive, Orastan-A/Furazadrol (and clones) can be used as a direct replacement for 11-OXO. The only tangible difference would be the dosage, if you’re opting to use an Orastan-A clone follow this dosing.
Dosing: 150mg to 250mg per day.
Like many compounds on the market 11-OXO and h-drol can have a negative impact on blood pressure, lipid values, cholesterol levels and will stress our bodies endocrine system, in the case of h-drol as noted it will also put additional strain on our livers. Anytime you’re stacking two designer anabolic steroids or pro-hormones the potential for side effects is elevated, however with proper supplementation and planning we can help our bodies mitigate most of the risk and or reduce the severity of side effects. Luckily for the past couple of years companies have been offering all-in-one cycle protection that are designed specifically to help prevent side effects and or in the event of side effects (such as elevated blood pressure) reduce their impact. Therefore ANYONE running a stack like this is required to supplement with one of the following products throughout the entire duration of the cycle.
- Anabolic Innovations – Cycle Support (Powder)
- Anabolic Innovations – Life Support (Capsules)
- Competitive Edge Labs – Cycle Assist (Capsules)
Either of the three are suitable choices, cost should be the deciding factor or whether you prefer capsules or powder. For this stacked cycle begin pre-loading either life support or cycle support one week before starting the cycle, make sure you run one of these products through the entire duration of your cycle including PCT so make sure you buy enough. These products will assist your body with maintaining healthy blood pressure, prostate health, liver function and lipid profile by utilizing popular herbs such as Hawthorn Berry (BP), NAC (liver), Milk Thistle (liver), Saw Palmetto (prostate) among others. Please follow the manufactures recommended dosage (as per bottle) as it’s the dosage known to work best.
Dosing & Length
We won’t get into all the dosing possibilities, because they’re so many options, but for this theoretical stack below is the dosing and length we will be using. We keep the dosage low on 11-OXO mostly to gain it’s cortisol benefits, feel free to bring the dosage up higher if you feel comfortable.
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Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
As noted this article assumes you have past anabolic steroid or pro-hormone experience therefore we won’t get into WHY you need to PCT, please read our informative bibles on h-drol and 11-OXO for that information. For this stack you will most definitely need a prescription grade PCT utilizing a SERM and Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) fits that bill and is also the most popular SERM among steroid and pro-hormone users below is how this stacks PCT is being laid out.
- Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate). Comes in Liquid or Pill form.
- Optional (But highly-recommended): Competitive Edge Labs – P.C.T Assist
Below is the example PCT when using a research drug (such as Nolvadex aka Tamoxifen Citrate, as we are in this case).
Week1-2 Nolvadex 20mg & P.C.T Assist (5 caps) | Week 3-4 Nolvadex 10mg & P.C.T Assist (5 caps) | Week 5 P.C.T Assist (4 caps)
Putting it together
Here is how the cycle would look on paper from start to finish, including everything.
This cycle should yield excellent cutting results, remember in the end it all comes down to diet and training.
It’s recommended that users supplement with a quality Multi-Vitamin and Fish Oil throughout the ENTIRE cycle, keep something on hand for your joints in the event you experience some discomfort Universal Animal Flex works wonders. You should stop taking any other supplements on Cycle as well such as Creatine, NO, Test Boosters and so on, these should be saved for PCT in order to preserve strength. It’s heavily recommended that during PCT, you add Creatine and a Cell Volumizer type of product. Supplementing with Protein is highly recommended on cycle
Users who are on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication may experienced increased anxiety/depression while on cycle and during PCT. It is HEAVILY advised not to drink alcoholic drinks while on Cycle & PCT, doing so will put significant strain on the liver and can result in a major health hazard. Users should avoid using stimulants on cycle as blood pressure may elevate too high and possibly cause fainting. In general, avoid starting any new medications while on cycle or just before, if you’re concerned about a possible interaction consult your doctor. Users should also eat a clean diet on cycle.
We are not doctors, therefore before starting any supplement or training regiment you should consult with your doctor. The information being provided is simply personal opinion.