Slimmer Summer Cycle – HDROL & 11-OXO

Posted by admin on March 29, 2011
Designer Steroids / 40 Comments

Introduction

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.

H-Drol (Halodrol)

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)

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.

Orastan-A/Furazadrol

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.

Bodily Protection

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.

  1. Anabolic Innovations – Cycle Support (Powder)
  2. Anabolic Innovations – Life Support (Capsules)
  3. 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.

CompoundWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
11-OXO300mg300mg300mg300mg300MG300mg300mg300mg
H-Drolnonenonenone50mg75mg75-100mg75-100mg75-100mg

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.

  1. Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate). Comes in Liquid or Pill form.
  2. 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.

ProductWk1Wk2Wk3Wk4Wk 5Wk6Wk7Wk8Wk9Wk10Wk11Wk12Wk13
Life/Cycle SupportYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
11-OXOno300mg300mg300mg300mg300mg300mg300mg300mgnononono
H-Drolnononono50mg75mg75mg75mg75mgnononono
Nolvadexnonononononononono20mg20mg10mg10mg

Closing Arguments

This cycle should yield excellent cutting results, remember in the end it all comes down to diet and training.

Supplements

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

Interactions

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Updated: Pro-hormone & Steroid Basic Profiles.

Posted by admin on June 27, 2010
Steroid Miscellaneous / 17 Comments

Introduction

We put this list together in order to provide our readers with a quick and simple break down of many popular compounds, this is a living article, we update it on a consistent basis by adding new clones when they become available and adding new information when it comes to light.

Note:  The half-life figures in a -few- cases are educated estimates based on information available at the time.

11-OXO (Adrenosterone)

Clones:  11-Sterone, 11-Test
Nomenclature:  Adrenosterone (Androst-4-ene-3,11,17-trione
Common Dosages:  300mg to 900 mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  5-9 Weeks.
Methylated:  No
Half-Life:  Average (6-8 hours)
Possible Side effects:  11-OXO is very mild, libido changes possible, mild acne,  hair thinning, etcetera.
Notes:  Great cutter, excellent cortisol control, good stacker, not viable solo in anything but a cut, very costly to run properly.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

Orastan-A

Clones:  Furaguno, Furazadrol, Furuza-A, Winabol/Winadrol
Nomenclature:  5a-androstanol[2,3]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol
Common Dosages:  200mg to 300 mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  5-6 Weeks.
Methylated:  No
Half-Life:  Short (5-6 hours)
Possible Side effects:  very mild, reduces good & bad cholesterol, increased anxiety, slightly increased blood Pressure, back pumps and etcetera.
Notes:  Great cutter, decent strength gains, lean and dry gains stacks well with other compounds.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

1,4 AD (BOLD)

Clones:  EQ-Plex, EQ-Jet, Bold
Nomenclature:  1,4-androstadiene-3b,17b-dione or androst-1,4-diene-3b,17b-dione
Common Dosages:  600mg to 1000 mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  6-10 Weeks.
Methylated:  No
Half-Life:  Long (10-12 hours)
Possible Side effects:  BOLD is quite mild however can cause higher blood pressure, increased appetite, libido changes, acne, hair thinning, etcetera.
Notes:  Quite costly to run at effective dosages, solid as a bulking compound due to increased appetite, easy to maintain gains, great stacker.

Legality: Unavailable (Illegal/Banned)

Halodrol

Clones:  H-Drol, H-Roid
Nomenclature4-Chloro-17a-Methyl-Androst-1,4-Diene-3-17b-Diol
Common Dosages:  50mg to 100mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  4-6 Weeks.
Methylated:  Yes
Half-Life:  Long (12 hours)
Possible Side effects:  Heptatoxicity (Liver), sore/dry joints, back/muscle pumps, decreased libido, acne, etcetera.
Notes:  Great multi-purpose compound, produces dry/lean muscle gains.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

Promagnon

Clones:  Promag, P-Mag
Nomenclature:  4-Chloro-17a-Methyl-Andro-4-Ene-3,17b-Diol
Common Dosages:  50mg to 100mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  4-6 Weeks.
Methylated:  Yes
Half-Life:  Long (12 hours)
Possible Side effects:  Heptatoxicity (Liver), sore/dry joints, back/muscle pumps, decreased libido, acne, etcetera.
Notes:  Similar to Halodrol, Great multi-purpose compound, produces dry/lean muscle gains.  Slightly better bulker than Halodrol, begins working quicker as well.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

Epistane

Clones:  E-Stane
Nomenclature:  2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-etioallocholan-17b-ol
Common Dosages:  30mg to 40mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  4-5 Weeks.
Methylated:  Yes
Half-Life:  Average (6-8 hours)
Possible Side effects:  Heptatoxicity (Liver), sore/dry joints, puffy/sensitive nipples, back/calf pumps, decreased libido, acne, etcetera.
Notes:  Good multi-purpose compound, very lean dry gains,  good strength increases.  Some people don’t seem to respond to Epistane, so it’s a hit or miss compound.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

Superdrol

Clones:  M-Drol, Masterdrol, S-Drol
Nomenclature:  2a, 17a Dimethyl Etiocholan 3-One, 17b-Ol
Common Dosages:  10mg to 30mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  3-4 Weeks.
Methylated:  Yes
Half-Life:  Average (6-10 hours)
Possible Side effects:  One of the harshest compounds around.  Heptatoxicity (Liver), poor lipid profiles, muscle pumps/cramps, lethargy, may aggravate gynecomastia and more.
Notes:  One of the strongest compounds on the market, produces rapid dry & lean muscle mass gains, great for bulking, side effects are common.

Legality: Available (Currently Legal)

Pheraplex

Clones:  Phera, P-Plex, Phera Flex
Nomenclature:  17a-Methyl-etioallocholan-2-ene-17b-ol
Common Dosages:  20mg to 40mg daily.
Common Cycle Length:  3-4 Weeks.
Methylated:  Yes
Half-Life:  Long (10-12 hours)
Possible Side effects:  One of the harshest compounds around.  Heptatoxicity (Liver), poor lipid profiles, muscle pumps/cramps, lethargy, may aggravate gynecomastia and more.
Notes:  One of the strongest compounds on the market, produces rapid wet mass gains, great for bulking, side effects are common.  Not suitable for cutting or recomp.

Legality: Unavailable (Illegal/Banned)

The 11-OXO (Adrenosterone) Informative Bible.

Posted by admin on September 04, 2009
Designer Steroids / 2 Comments

Prelude

11-OXO also known as (Adrenosterone) is a popular non-methylated designer steroid/pro-hormone originally brought to market by Ergopharm and has since been cloned by several other companies such as Black China Labs 11-test and Competitive Edge Labs 11-Sterone.  Despite the availability of clones with reduced pricing, Andrenosterone remains one of the more expensive compounds to source and thus those costs are passed onto consumers making it one of the more expensive pro-hormones/designer steroids on the legal market.

11-OXO remains a popular choice for users venturing into the world of pro-hormones for the first time, this is due to it’s low risk of side effects and in the event of present side effects, they’re typically mild.  11-OXO is also a non-methylated compound, which means it’s little harm to the liver when compared to other compounds, thus minimal liver protection throughout the cycle is required.

Maintaining Health

11-OXO (Andrenosterone) remains one of the mildest compounds on the market, side effects typically aren’t common however as with other pro-hormones/designer-steroids there’s always some risk of side effects, thus properly planning for common side effects will help reduce any occurrences.  Luckily many herbal based supplements have been scientifically shown to produce desirable results when it comes to Blood Pressure, Liver Function and Lipid profiles.  Over the years several companies have begun creating “all-in-one” products designed specifically for prohormone and designer steroid cycles, these products have been a staple in thousands of users cycles with excellent results including blood work to backup their effectiveness.  Therefore ANYONE running a cycle of 11-OXO will need to use one of the following products throughout the entire Cycle.

Anabolic Innovations – Life Support (Capsules)

Anabolic Innovations – Cycle Support (Powder)

Both are, for the most part, identical products the biggest difference is the form, whether you prefer to take pills or powder.  A general rule of thumb is to pre-load either one (Life Support or Cycle Support) two weeks prior to beginning your cycle and all the way through until the end, so buy accordingly so that you have enough on hand.  These products will assist your body with maintaining healthy blood pressure, liver function and lipid profile.

Dosing

11-OXO is a unique compound, based on the dosages it delivers somewhat drastic differences in overall results.  At the lower end of the dosing spectrum you’ll get effective cortisol control and at the upper end of the dosing spectrum you’ll effectively shut down your natural testosterone production and the 11-oxo results will be comparable to other stronger compounds.  Below we will discuss three common dosages and appropriate cycle lengths.

There are three common dosages 300mg, 600mg or 900mg, the results can vary greatly based on the dosage and we will talk about the effects slightly later in this article.  But in general users wanting effective cortisol control and a leaning effect 300mg is the ideal dosage, users wanting more pronounced strength and mild size gains 600mg is acceptable and at 900mg users should expect muscle and size gains comparable to other more potent products such as BOLD or even h-drol.

11-OXO cycles are typically ran anywhere from 5 to 9 weeks in length, generally the higher the dosage the shorter the cycle duration, however for more advanced users running higher dosages at a full 9 weeks are possible.  11-OXO has an average half life and should have it’s dosages split, ideally with one dosage in the morning, one after lunch and one around dinner time.  on workout days taking a dosage after training is recommended, it’s also advisable to avoid taking a dosage close to bed time as it can alter sleep patterns.

Common Side Effects

Side effects with 11-OXO aren’t common, when used stand alone, however as always with any designer steroid or pro-hormone side effects can occur and in most cases they’re simply a controllable inconvenience.  The following are a listing of some possible side effects with 11-OXO.

  • Decreased Libido/Sexual Function
  • Patterned Acne
  • Sleep Alteration (difficulty sleeping, realistic dreams, etc)
  • Slightly increased Blood Pressure
  • Back Pumps (Dull pain in back after/during workouts)

Typical Results

Results will vary based upon the dosage, however at ANY dosage 11-oxo will provide strong cortisol control, decrease visceral bodyfat (stomach/chest), increase vascularity and muscle hardness, so when looking at common results below at different dosages, take into consideration that the results below are in addition to those just mentioned.  Below assumes you’re running a 7 week cycle and are on a clean diet, above maintenance.  Those cutting may experience lower strength and size gains, but will be able to retain muscle while quickly losing fat.

When used at 300mg users report moderate strength gains and mild (if-any) size gains.

When used at 600mg users report increased strength and moderate size gains in the 3-5lb range.

When used at 900mg users report increased strength and noticeable size gains in the 5-10lb range.

11-OXO (Andrenosterone) works best in a cutting diet due to it’s ability to greatly enhance fat loss and help retain muscle.  It’s also a viable compound in a bulk to help control fat gain.

Stacking

This is where 11-OXO really shines, in fact 11-OXO is rarely used on it’s own, it’s commonly stacked with other compounds.  Due to it’s  non-methylated design, 11-OXO can be stacked with virtually any popular designer steroid or pro-hormone.  Most users stacking 11-OXO with other compounds are primarily doing so to control cortisol levels and reduce bodyfat, while allowing the other compound to increase strength and size gains, users stacking 11-OXO with other compounds should stick to lower dosages i.e 300mg-600mg.   Below is a short list of several compounds 11-OXO is commonly stacked with.

  1. Methylated Compounds (Halodrol, H-Drol, P-mag, Superdrol, M-Drol, Epistane, Havoc, etc)
  2. Non-Methylated Compounds (BOLD, Furazadrol, Tren, 3-AD, etc)

Post Cycle Therapy

Giving your body time to adjust is incredibly important and thus post cycle therapy is incredibly important when taking a hormonal compound such as 11-OXO (Andrenosterone).  Once you stop taking a designer steroid or pro-hormone your body goes through a change of hormones and puts stress on your endocrine system, with a properly planned PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) we assist our body with easing back into normal function.  Failure to follow a properly planned PCT can result in undesirable side effects such as.

  • Gynecomastia (or Man Boobs)
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Weight ‘fat’ Gain / Muscle Loss
  • Body Aches/Pains
  • Impotent / Sexual Side Effects

As you can see, these are side affects we definitely want to avoid at all costs, so let’s start discussing a proper 11-OXO PCT (Post Cycle Therapy).

Post Cycle General:  You should begin your PCT regiment immediately after your pro-hormmone or designer steroid cycle, it should begin the day after your last dosage of 11-OXO.  PCT regiments are tpyically 4-6 weeks depending on the type of compound being used, user and type of PCT.  As noted in the previous section under “Maintaining Health”, you should continue to use Life Support or Cycle Support throughout your entire cycle, INCLUDING your PCT regiment.  During PCT we effectively want to achieve the following…

  • * Boost Natural Testosterone Production.
  • * Regulate Estrogen.
  • * Restore HPTA function.
  • * Reducing SHBG.
  • * Control Cortisol Effects.

Over The Counter:  An OTC (Over The Counter) post cycle therapy regiment is simply that, a PCT that consists with strictly over the counter products that can be bought at major supplement outlets such as BodyBuilding.com or stores such as Vitaminshoppe or GNC.  Since 11-OXO is a relatively non-suppressive and mild compound, an over the counter PCT is recommended for dosages in the 300-600mg range, users utilizing a dosage of 900mg should consider going with a SERM.

  1. Competitive Edge Labs – PCT Assist.  An ALL purpose PCT product that will help boost testosterone production, help balance hormones and assist with estrogen regulation.
  2. S.A.N – Attitude.  An affordable effective estrogen inhibitor and test booster.  (Not required for low dosages of 11-oxo i.e 300mg).
  3. Driven Sports – Lean Xtreme.  One of the most popular and proven products that control the effects of Cortisol.

When using an over the counter PCT, it’s recommended to run a 6-week PCT regiment, assuming you were using the products above, here is how you would schedule your PCT.

Week 1-2 PCT Assist, Lean Xtreme.  |   Week 2-4 PCT Assist, Attitude, Lean Xtreme.  |  Week 4-6 Attitude

Research Drugs:  The MOST effective PCT regiment is one that includes a SERM perscription/research drug, however some users prefer not to go this route, as they are “experimental” drugs and can have their own side effects.  As such with a compound such as 11-OXO a research drug really isn’t needed except for users running dosages at or above 900mg.  To obtain a SERM you’ll need a prescription or sometime to research on google regarding research drugs, as they can be purchased legally if being used for research purposes.

  1. Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate).  Comes in Liquid or Pill form.
  2. Driven Sports – Lean Xtreme.  Helps control cortisol issues.

Below is an example PCT when using a research drug (such as Nolvadex aka Tamoxifen Citrate, as we are in this case).

Week 1-2 Nolvadex 20mg, Lean Xtreme.  |  Week 2-4 Nolvadex 10mg, Lean Xtreme.

Example Cycle

This is an example cycle from start to finish to give you an idea how it should look, assumes you’re going with a prescription drug for PCT.  From start to finish our properly designed cycle will take approximately 14 weeks total, this cycle assumes you’re running 11-OXO (or BCL 11-Test) for 7 weeks at or around 600mg.  The Cycle would be the same for 300mg except the additional PCT product (SAN Attitude) isn’t needed, you would forgo the final two weeks of PCT.

  • Week 1-2:  Pre-load Cycle Support or Life Support @ Bottle Recommended dosages.
  • Week 2:  Cycle Support or Life Support | 11-OXO 600mg
  • Week 3-8:  Cycle/Life Support | 11-OXO 600mg
  • Week 8-10:  Cycle/Life Support | PCT Assist | Lean Xtreme
  • Week 10-12:  Cycle/Life Support | PCT Assist | Lean Xtreme | Attitude
  • Week 12-14:  Attitude

Drug Testing

Those being tested for elevated testosterone levels and or lowered estrogen levels will produce a positive test result while on 11-OXO, it’s also important to note that if using a research/perscription drug for your PCT regiment, this will also cause a positive test result in many cases.

Supplements

It’s recommended that users supplement with a quality Multi-Vitamin and Fish Oil throughout the ENTIRE cycle.  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 prodct.  Supplementing with Protein is highly recommended on cycle

Interactions

Users who are on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication may experienced increased anxiety/depression while on cycle and during PCT.  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 and limit their alcohol intake significantly (best option would be to discontinue usage).

Disclaimer

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.

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