Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Testosterone
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is based upon a naturally occurring metabolite for many
animals including man that has properties far different from standard
testosterone in the body. 1-Testosterone™ is more of a mild hormone that will
give you cleaner gains and dramatic strength increases. There are three
prohormones to this compound:1-androstenedione, 1-androstenediol and
1-Androsterone aka 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one. Of the three, only 1-androsterone
is still available on the U.S. market, and this is what Hi-Tech manufactures
using its proprietary Cyclosome™ Delivery system for increased bioavailability.
In a recent study
released in the Journal of Applied Physiology, the oral prohormone
1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one which converts in the liver to 1-Testosterone was as
potent milligram-for-milligram to Testosterone Enanthate, the gold standard for
Testosterone products. Very few dietary supplements have been subjected to a
clinical study. However, the active prohormone 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one was
the subject of a clinical study at the West Texas A&M University, the
California Baptist University and the University of Texas at Austin. The
results showed 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one to be significantly more powerful than
it would appear structurally. The 9 males gained an average lean mass of 10.4
lbs and an increase in strength of 92.2 lbs in total load on bench/squat/deadlift.
These are significant gains from a prohormone. The researchers concluded that
the prohormone supplement contributed to robust improvements in muscle mass and
strength in resistance trained. Although repeated studies are necessary to
substantiate the efficacy of any compound, it’s safe to say that
1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one definitely packs a punch.
1-Testosterone would give
you clean gains that are very dry and lean in nature. This means you won’t get
a lot of bloat or estrogen activity with this prohormone. The lack of estrogen
actually causes most people to stack this steroid with 4-andro or another “wet”
compound. This helps potentiate the gains and increase the “comfort” of the
cycle. 1-Testosterone™ will help give you clean gains that are very sustainable
and help your strength go through the roof .
1-Testosterone has a
structure similar to testosterone but the double bond is in a different place.
1-Testosterone is a 1,2-double bond instead of a 4,5-double bond in its A ring.
This slight modification means that the molecule is subject to different
metabolism than standard testosterone. It cannot be converted to estrogen via
aromatase nor can it be turned into DHT. This makes it a very stable molecule
and resists most traditional routes of metabolism. A 2006 study determined that
1-testosterone has a high androgenic and anabolic potency even without being
metabolized. 1-testosterone binds in a manner that is highly selective to the
androgen receptor (AR) and has a high potency to stimulate AR-dependent
transactivation. 1-Testosterone has an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 200/100,
which is superior to testosterone!
many users report a hardening effect and an increase in vascularity.
1-Testosterone™ appears to be best used for size gains, although it provides
the user with incredible strength gains as well. 1-Testosterone™ is considered
a “dry” compound which can be used during cutting phases yet because of its
strength is can also be useful during a bulking phase.