Methylepitiostanol (Epistane)

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):

2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-etioallocholan-17b-ol
2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol
Chemical Formula: C20H30OS
Molecular Weight: 320.5
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: 12
Anabolic #: 1,100
Androgenic #: 91
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 40%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: ~6 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
40-50mg/day standalone
10-20mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Characteristics

Methylepitiostanol is a methylated version of the steroid Epitiostanol. It is readily active and does not require conversion. Under the influence of heat methylepitiostanol readily breaks down to 17a-Methyl-androstan-2-en-17b-ol (DMT), a now illegal anabolic steroid.

It does not aromatize, however it is possible that methylepitiostanol may offset estrogen and testosterone from SHBG thus increase the risk of gyno for certain individuals with high SHBG levels. Gyno symptoms from this compound may also be a result of this compounds inability to form a potent androgen such as DHT (to antagonize the effects of estrogen). However, in other cases methylepitiostanol can be used to prevent or reduce gynecomastia from an estrogenic steroid by acting as an aromatase inhibitor to keep estrogen down.

It is a DHT derivative with a fairly moderate androgenic value so the chances of hair loss may be increased in certain sensitive users. Swelling of the prostate may also become an issue. The powerful estrogen suppressing action of this steroid and its 17aa stucture will cause it to negatively influence the cholesterol profile by lowering HDL and increasing LDL. It has also been reported to cause stiff joints, possibly related to its suppressive effect on estrogen levels.

Anecdotal reports of appetite suppression and general fatigue would lead one to believe that the liver stress from this 17aa compound is rather severe. For this reason it is recommended to use a liver protecting supplement prior to and during the use of this steroid.

Methylepitiostanol has a strong anabolic action that will lead to quick gains in lean muscle mass and strength with very little bloat. The gains will appear with minimal fat gain and increased vascularity.

Because methylepitiostanol can negatively affect joint comfort it is recommended to be stacked with an aromatizing or progestational compound. However, it is not recommended to stack this steroid with another 17aa oral.

Common Clones:

Epistane by Innovative Body Enhancement (IBE)
Havoc by Primaforce
Havoc by Recomp Performance Nutrition (RPN)
Epi-MAX by Anabolic Formulations
M14-E by Purus Labs
Methyl-E by Engineered Sports Technology (EST)
E-Max by Juggernaut Nutrition
E-Stane by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Hemaguno by Spectra Force Research
Hemapolin by Starmark Labs
Epi-Mass by Armour Nutrition
Epidrol by Genera Labs
Methyl Freak by Rockhard Formulations
Epistrong by Mrsupps


Related Discussion

The Official Methylepitiostanol (Epistane) Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“2{alpha},3{alpha}-Epithio-5{alpha}-androstan-17ß-yl 1-Methoxycyclopentyl Ether in the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer —A Preliminary Clinical Trial”

SOICHI KUMAOKA, M.D., OSAMU TAKATANI, M.D., MINORU YOSHIDA, M.D., SHIGETO MIURA, M.D., TETSUTO TAKAO, M.D., YÜJI HAMANAKA, M.D., MASARU IZUO, M.D. and TADAKAZU OKADA, M.D.
Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 4:65-68 (1974)

“Inhibited growth in vivo of a mouse pregnancy-dependent mammary tumor (TPDMT-4) by an antiestrogen, 2alpha, 3alpha-epithio-5alpha-androstan-17beta-ol (10275-S).”
Matsuzawa A, Yamamoto T.Cancer Res. 1976 May;36(5):1598-606.

“Antitumor Effect of Two Oral Steroids, Mepitiostane and Fluoxymesterone, on a Pregnancy-dependent Mouse Mammary Tumor (TPDMT-4)1”
Akio Matsuzawa and Tadashi Yamamoto
Cancer Research 37, 4408-4415, December 1, 1977

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Furazabol THP

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):
5a-androstano[2,3-c]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol ether
Chemical Formula: C24H36N2O3
Molecular Weight: 401
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: NA
Anabolic #: NA
Androgenic #: NA
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 15%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: 2-4 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
200-300mg/day standalone
100-200mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Characteristics

Furazabol THP is the same compound as the illegal anabolic steroid furazabol except it is not 17aa methylated, and instead has a THP ether attached on the 17b position.

Furazabol does not aromatize and also has very minimal bloat. It has a moderately potent androgenic activity, giving it a fairly low risk for gyno or negative effects on the libido. However its androgenic effects may pose a problem for users prone to androgenic related hair loss.

Once the Furazabol THP reaches the stomach, most of the THP-ether is removed by the stomach acid to form the active Furazabol (the non-methylated version). Therefore, topical delivery of this compound is probably not worthwhile. Furazabol has a similar structure to the illegal anabolic steroid stanozolol (Winstrol). The only difference is the pyrazole ring has been replaced with a furazan ring. There is rumor that this compound has benefits for cholesterol levels. While some evidence proves that it can lower total cholesterol, it should be noted that the decrease in cholesterol is mostly due to a decrease in HDL. Therefore, your LDL/HDL ratio would become worse.

Overall this compound produces mild gains, but the side-effects are very mild too. Noticeable gains in lean muscle mass and strength are likely not going to be achieved unless doses of at least 200mg/day are used. Furazabol is going to produce very little water retention, therefore it should produce a lean and vascular appearance. Big increases in weight are not likely to happen with this steroid either, so increased blood pressure and painful back pumps should not be a problem.

The half-life of this compound is short, so dosages should be taken every few hours to keep blood levels stable. Although furazabol can successfully be used as a standalone it can be stacked with other compounds depending on the users goals.

Common Clones:

Furazadrol by Axis Labs
FURUZA-A by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Orastan A by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Winadrol by CTD Labs
Winabol by Generation X Labs
Chlomadrol-50 by German American Technologies (G.A.T.)
Furaguno by Spectra Force


Related Discussion

The Official Furazabol THP Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“Enhancement of fibrinolytic and thrombolytic potential in the rat by treatment with an anabolic steroid, furazabol.”

Kumada T, Abiko Y.
Thromb Haemost. 1976 Nov 30;36(2):451-64.

Carbohydrates Drive Up Cholesterol

Evil ToastOctober 16th, 2009 – Despite what your doctor and favorite fitness magazine tell you, dietary cholesterol is not the enemy. In fact, our own cells manufacture roughly 80% of the cholesterol in our body (1). Increase your dietary intake, and normally the body will compensate by producing less of its own. Decrease, and your body will make more.

So where do carbohydrates fit in to all of this?

When you ingest carbohydrates, they are broken down into glucose and released into the blood stream. This raises blood sugar levels, and the body releases insulin to deliver the sugar to the various cells in the body for use as fuel. Aside from storing nutrients in the body, insulin also stimulates the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which determines the rate and amount of cholesterol produced by our cells. (2) The more cholesterol our cells produce, the less they remove from the LDL particles in the blood, and the more cholesterol remains in circulation.

Take home message – It’s the toast, not the eggs.

References

1. Protein Power
Dr. Michael Eades
New York, NY: Creative Paradox LLC (2000)

2. Interaction between cholesterol and glucose metabolism during dietarycarbohydrate modification in subjects with the metabolic syndrome
Maarit Hallikainen, et al.
Am. J. Clinical Nutrition, Dec 2006; 84: 1385 – 1392.

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