Introduction to Halodrol
Bodybuilding and fitness hall of famer Rich Gaspari strikes again! This time it’s bigger (literally) and better! Remember Halodrol? If you are new to the bodybuilding scene and the world of prohormones, do not feel left out. Halodrol is a prohormone that was running the market back in 2006 before it clashed paths with the Food and Drug Administration.
Halodrol has made a comeback, is stronger than ever, and is also FDA approved. If you need help to boost your testosterone and build lean mass, including rock hard abs quicker, you are in luck. Halodrol combines this year’s top of the line prohormones to get you that much-coveted summer body and leave you feeling fantastic.
However, there is a catch. The following is a comprehensive review explaining everything you should know about Halodrol.
In the year 2006, a company known as Gaspari Nutrition released Halodrol as a nutritional supplement. This was exactly two years after the United States Food and Drug Administration imposed the ban on anabolic steroids.
At the time, Halodrol was said to be a clone of Turinabol, an equally popular steroid that was developed in the 1960s. Shortly after it hit the market, it got a lot of bad press, and the FDA eventually came down on Gaspari Nutrition and forced them to stop distributing Halodrol.
In 2016, Gaspari backed by Hi-tech pharmaceuticals announced the return of the new and improved, authentic Halodrol.
What is Halodrol
Halodrol is the trade name for chlorodehydromethylandrostenediol. It is an anabolic steroid, and a synthetic derivative of the naturally occurring male hormone, testosterone. Halodrol chemical composition is 4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3b,17b-diol. It has a molecular weight of 337, and its chemical formula is C20H29C1O2.
Halodrol has a half-life of 16 hours although its detection time is unknown. It is a powerful steroid with an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 74:28. This is crucial because natural testosterone has an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 100:100. This means that Halodrol is slightly less potent than natural testosterone, which also makes its side effects less pronounced than those of testosterone.
Halodrol is usually preferred by men who want to build lean mass, chiseled muscles, and to avoid water retention, which causes bloating. Mark you, it is not recommended for women. You will love to know that you don’t require a prescription to acquire Halodrol, and may just obtain it over the counter.
Beside availing prohormones that are tested and proven to be effective, the manufacturers also strived to ensure Halodrol’s safety. Each Halodrol tablet has a dual phase delivery system, developed to allow Halodrol’s active components to bypass the degradation of the liver and the stomach, facilitating remarkable absorption and bioavailability. The delivery system is what enables Halodrol to provide you with higher serum testosterone levels, resulting in incredible gains.
- Using Halodrol can improve your strength
- Encourages the development of lean and hard muscles
- Suitable for bulking and cutting cycles
- Halodrol improves vascularity
- There is nominal to zero water retention when using Halodrol, leading to dry gains
- Halodrol effects are consistent and pretty stark compared to rival products
- Suitable for pre-contest workout
- No need to stack with other substances given that Gaspari has already stacked it for you
- Increases mass without causing fat gain
- Reduces muscle healing and recovery time, hence reducing muscle vulnerability
- Boosts muscle endurance and enhances the strength of the core, particularly the abdominal muscles
- Boosts testosterone
- Increases muscle size and shape tremendously
- Increases and strengthens muscle fiber
- Leads to more aggressive and pronounced pumps during and after weight lifting
- Increases the number of red blood cells available, which enhances the oxygen flow within the body. Subsequently, it reduces the accumulation of lactic acid during a workout, hence facilitating faster nutrient delivery to the active muscles
- Promotes restoration of glycogen in the muscles after a workout session (shortens muscle recovery time)
- Inhibits catabolism, which is responsible for muscle wastage
Halodrol Side Effects
Halodrol’s effects become visible during the first two to four weeks of using the substance.
Halodrol is administered orally. This highly potent substance is metabolized by the liver, although it bypasses this organ, into the blood while remaining active. Given that the liver is involved in its metabolism, it is susceptible to damage from Halodrol. The only way to stay clear of these effects is by adhering to small doses and a short cycle.
Although Gaspari has done an exceptional job to mitigate the estrogenic effects of testosterone boosters, Halodrol still bears some mild androgenic effects. Some of them include:
- Unnatural hair growth on the face and body
- Oily skin (excessive secretion from the sebaceous gland)
- Temporary hair loss or thinning
- Testicular atrophy
You will love to know that Halodrol does not cause balding or permanent hair loss. However, if you are genetically predisposed to balding or have already started showing signs of male pattern baldness, Halodrol will expedite the process for you. Anyway, Halodrol is not responsible for hair loss in men as the side effect mentioned above holds for all testosterone supplements.
The new Halodrol is a powerful blend of five prohormones to provide a formula that will give you the best results with the least possible side effects. The ingredients constituted in Halodrol include:
Natural Androsterone is an inactive hormone that is produced after testosterone is metabolized. However, it makes a potent prohormone after it is metabolized and has significant anabolic properties. It is a legal substance, readily available in most pharmaceutical outlets, and works well with the human metabolism
When ingested, α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one aka Androsterone transforms into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which contributes to strength gains, muscle growth, and elevated lipolysis. Moreover, it also curtails estrogenic side effects such as gynecomastia (man boobs) and water retention.
This compound, also known as 1-DHEA necessitates a two-step conversion process to become 1-testosterone, a hormone with more substantial anabolic potential than testosterone itself.
Studies have shown that this prohormone can promote lean body mass and decrease body fat significantly. The best part is that 1-Androsterone has zero hepatotoxic impacts (which is friendly to the liver). And that’s the real genius in Gaspari; after the two-step conversion process, 1-DHEA loses its toxicity on the liver.
Moreover, after its conversion, it does not convert into estrogen, which means you don’t have to worry about gynecomastia, water retention, thus making an anabolic environment for the lean muscle to thrive.
4-Androsterone is somewhat similar to its counterpart 1-Androsterone because it also necessitates a two-step conversion process to become an active metabolite. However, unlike the latter, 4-Androsterone converts into the actual testosterone. Unfortunately, testosterone is converted into estrogen when in excess, which poses the risk of various estrogenic effects.
However, the reason why 1-Androsterone are stacked together is that they counteract each other’s effects, leaving you with a potent anabolic compound.
Androstenolone Acetate, also known as DHEA, is an Androstenolone ester which is produced naturally in the body. However, like natural testosterone, its levels decrease gradually with one’s age. Upon metabolism, DHEA is converted to testosterone, whose numerous benefits in fitness and endurance activities is renowned.
The new Halodrol contains Rhaptonicum carthamoides which is standardized into ecdysterone, a plant and insect hormone notorious for inducing growth although not hormonally. Rhaptonicum carthamoides is also an adaptogen that stimulates protein synthesis, stabilizes glycogen levels and improve blood flow to the muscles. Despite there being no sufficient scientific evidence to back these claims, ecdysterone has been used in various supplements, so Gaspari isn’t defeating anyone to the punch with Rhaptonicum carthamoides.
A bottle of Halodrol contains 60 liquigel capsules. For the entire bottle, you will have to part with an average of $59.99. This is approximately $0.99 per serving. Anyway, the product is readily available at Amazon, GNC, and even Walmart, among other online retailers.
The recommended daily dosage for Halodrol is 100 milligrams to 150 milligrams. If you are taking this supplement for the first time, it’s crucial that you lean on the safe side and kick off with 100 milligrams. In fact, it’s never too late when the quality of your life is at stake, and you can even start your daily dose at 50 milligrams and increase the dosage as you get more accustomed to the effects of Halodrol.
If you wish to stack Halodrol with other steroids or want to begin using during an already running cycle, you must limit your daily dosage to 50 mg. In such cases, the maximum limit even for experienced professionals is 100 mg.
Overall, what’s the bottom line? I started by saying that Halodrol is now bigger and better, and will stick with that. However, for comparison purposes, the new Halodrol is nothing close to the original one. In terms of gaining significant pounds of muscle while cutting fat at the same time, the original Halodrol was remarkable. However, with regards to side effects, the original one also had more adverse ones compared to the current one.
What do you think? This Halodrol is among the few steroids that have found an equilibrium between benefits and side effects, and honestly, the benefits appear to be winning, although one side effect is all it takes. Anyway, make an informed choice and keep pumping iron!