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What is the best Epistane for Bodybuilding?

Epistane has gained a lot of popularity recently – and for good reason. Epistane works very well to decrease body fat, lower estrogen levels, and increase muscle mass. It is speculated that one way Epistane helps build lean muscle is by freeing up bound testosterone. Whether or not Epistane works this way, lean muscle gains, fat loss, and improvements in strength can all be expected when using Epistane, either in a prohormone stack or as a stand alone supplement.

So what is the best Epistane supplement for bodybuilding?  I recommend you look for a few features if you are considering using Epistane. First of all, look for the proper dose. I believe 30-50 mg per day is a very safe and effective dose of Epistane. You should find a product that falls within this dosage guideline. A little higher might be ok, but avoid mega-dosing of Epistane, as with any prohormone.

Second, look at any other ingredients that are included with Epistane. Epistane can be part of a mass-building or cutting stack, so be sure you are getting the type of product that will help you achieve your personal goals. Or, find a product that contains Epistane alone and use it in addition to other supplements.

Finally, look for an Epistane that absorbs well. For Epistane to have maximum impact on your body, it has to absorb well and remain active in your system for an extended period of time. I recommend searching for an Epistane product that contains Carbopol. Carbopol helps Epistane to bypass the stomach, and creates time-release absorption in the small intestine. This vastly improves the effectiveness of and prohormone, including Epistane.


For a pure Epistane product, you can’t beat E-Stane X by Xcel Sports Nutrition. It combines 15mg of Epistane per capsule and includes Carbopol for absorption.

E-Stane X prohormone by Xcel Sports Nutrition
E-Stane X prohormone by Xcel Sports Nutrition

If you are on a cutting cycle, consider Reaper DNA. It contains a relatively high level of Epistane along with other advanced cutting agents, as well as liver support.

Reaper DNA prohormone by Xcel Sports Nutrition
Reaper DNA prohormone by Xcel SPorts Nutrition

If lean mass is your goal, take a look at Abomination by AAR. Abomination is formulated to add mass and strength, and Epistane helps keep it lean.

Abomination prohormone by AAR
Abomination prohormone by AAR

All of these products include Carbopol to greatly improve the absorption and effectiveness of Epistane and the other ingredients. For more information on Epistane and other prohormones, please visit www.HardcoreSportsNutrition.com.

Carbopol Sets the Standard for Prohormones

One thing that sets the prohormones on Hardcoresportsnutrition.com apart from the rest is the inclusion of Carbopol. This ingredient is relatively unknown, but very important if you want to maximize your results. So what is Carbopol?

Carbopol® polymers are polymers of acrylic acid cross-linked with polyalkenyl ethers or divinyl glycol. The readily water-swellable Carbopol polymers are used in a diverse range of pharmaceutical applications. Carbopol polymers offer consistent performance over a wide range of desired parameters. Although Carbopol polymers have enjoyed success in controlled-release solid dose formulations since the 1960s, the number of companies developing and commercializing controlled-release tablets using Carbopol polymers has increased significantly in recent years.

In essence, Carbopol is a time-release agent added to prohormone compounds in order to release the prohormones over a longer period of time. This sustained release action mimics the body’s own production of hormones, which improves efficacy and absorption. In fact, Carbopol may increase effectiveness of prohormones by up to 100%. This means that prohormones that include Carbopol are far more effective at building muscle and decreasing body fat.

You can read more about the use of Carbopol in the pharmaceutical industry here.

Carbopol Molecule
Carbopol is included in prohormones manufactured by Xcel Sports Nutrition

Introduction to Prohormones

Prohormones are compounds that are claimed to improve the body’s response to exercise, specifically resistance exercise, by rapidly increasing the rate at which the body can build muscle and process nutrients, resulting in rapid gains in mass and strength and, depending on the compound, a reduction in bodyfat. A prohormone compound is a compound that converts to a hormone once ingested, hence the prefix “pro”. When you take a prohormone compound, your body, when processing it, converts it to a compound that increases your hormone levels, thus resulting in great and faster mass and strength gains.

In simplest terms, prohormones are substances that are enzymatically converted to anabolic hormones via liver enzymes in the body. These anabolic hormones raise the levels of the male hormones testosterone and 19-nortestosterone. It is these male hormones that govern the processes that build muscle and burn fat. Prohormones are available on a variety of forms, including pills, capsules, liquid or even dermal patches. Dosages vary on the specific prohormone compound.

What do prohormones do?
Although results vary according to the specific prohormone compound, the results users see from their use are similar to results seen from steroids: that mainly being increased muscle mass and strength. Depending on which specific compound is being taken, prohormones can also decrease body fat. Prohormones, like steroids, often have potential negative side effects that go along with the good.

Who should use prohormones?
Prohoromes are sutiable to be used by anyone 21 years of age or older who is seeking to increase muscle mass and strength. Many prohormone compounds can have negative side effects when taken by females. If you’re a female considering taking a prohormone, you should do research to determine which prohormone will provide the greatest potential benefit with the least amount of negative side effects. Prohormones are not suitable for people whose endocrine system has not yet matured or people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, liver or kidney problems, or diabetes. Some hormones are significantly more powerful than others, and, depending on their specific structure, can have a detrimental effect on the body when used improperly.

What are some of the side effects of prohormones?
Side effects from prohormones are very compound specific. Hair loss, libido fluctuations, mood changes, lethargy, liver and/or other organ damage are only some of the potential sides. Artificially increasing your body’s level of male hormones can also cause a corresponding rise in estrogen related hormones as well, which, in men, can lead to a condition known as “gynecomastia”, or feminized development of the breast tissue. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)- the use of drugs to restore the body’s hormonal balance — is a requirement for the vast majority of prohormones.