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by ThermoLife

15 mg. of 20-hydroxyecdysone x 90 capsules


Ecdysten by ThermoLife is a very powerful, non-hormonal natural muscle builder and adaptogen (allows the body to respond positively to various stresses). Each high-potency capsule of Ecdyten contains 15 mg. of standardized pure 20-hydroxyecdysone aka Ekdisten or ECD). ECD is found in several different plants, but Ecdysten's ECD comes from the best and most expensive source - Rhaponticum cathamoides.

Russian research has shown ECD to work as well or even better than the steroid dianabol in building muscle mass. But, unlike androgenic/anabolic steroids or prohormones, ECD does not work via hormonal enhancement or anabolic receptors. According Russian and Japanese research, ECD builds muscle by stimulating protein assembly through increasing the rate of joining amino acid peptide chains - which is the end result of what steroids signal the body to do.

Since ECD does not work through anabolic pathways, it has a number of important benefits: it does not reduce the body's ability to produce testosterone, but instead complements the activity of natural testosterone or prohormones; it does not cause any of the side effects typically associated with androgenic steroids; and it will not cause athletes to test positive for steroids.

Ecdysten's complete lack of hormonal action means it is totally safe for female athletes who might otherwise be concerned about masculinization side effects from other body building products.

ECD's other great benefit is as an adaptogen, i.e., it has pronounced restorative and energizing effects, allowing one to recover faster from training. Not surprisingly, the Russians found it to be very effective for athletes involved in endurance sports.

Each capsule contains 15 mg. of standardized 20-hydroxyecdysone from Rhaponticum carhamoides (the highest quality source fo ECD). Bioperine has been added to increase its bio-availability.

Recommended use: 100 mg. per day seems to be an effective daily dose for ECD, which is a little more than the amount recommended on the product label. According to the Ecdysten label, use 1 to 2 capsules 2 to 3 times daily. On training days, the first dose should be consumed about 1 hour after training, followed by additional doses every 3 to 4 hours in long-term recovery. Use for a minimum of 30 days.