Every now and then, a supplement comes along that defies the odds. In other words, it actually works the way its advertisers claim, and at the dosages recommended on the bottle. This is far from the norm though. The only clear-cut, non-steroidal anabolic agent and ergogenic aid to come out of the 90’s was Creatine.

 

5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin was discovered in 1996 and was shown to have an anabolic/androgenic ratio similar to the best anabolics, but without the side effects of liver toxicity or testing positive for steroidal therapy. Athletes claim to have seen strength increases in 3-5 days, and muscle mass increases in 3-4 weeks. Laboratory tests showed that protein synthesis increased by over 200%, the key to lean muscle growth and accelerated repair. In testing, 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has balanced cortisol response, which is the major cornerstone to healthy recovery and reduction of muscle wasting.

"The best (published) study can be found in the journal Phytochemistry, 1971, vol. 10, pp 1339-1346. Again in 1989, same journal vol. 28, no. 9 pp 2509-2511 (laxogenin acetate). There is reference going back to 1965 in Chem. Pharm. Bull. 13(5), pp. 545-550 (laxogenin).

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