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2012/01/23 14:44:53 (permalink)


Can anybody comment on the effectiveness of this in a 36 yrold male.
It forms one of the active ingredients in ArimaPro by Chaparral Labs.  All Natural apparently.
Testosterone Enhancing and Estrogen Management Formula
Chaparral Labs ArimaPro is designed to supercharge natural testosterone production through a number of powerful compounds, making it ideal for those who want to speed recovery through OTC PCT or use as part of a standalone natural testosterone boosting cycle for additional strength and mass.
What's included and why?
Agaricus Bisporus Extract - strengthens the immune system, improves lung conditions, lowers cholesterol, increases  proliferation of bone marrow, improves blood flow to the heart, enhances liver functions as well as normalizing irregular  heart beat. 
Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione - a naturally occurring metabolite of 7-oxygenated DHEA, which unlike DHEA does not  have the capability of converting to estrogen and will not bind androgen receptors. In addition to preventing estrogen  conversion ADD also serves as a cortisol inhibitor, thus reducing the unwanted catabolic effect of this hormone.  The result is an ideal environment for quality muscle growth. These 7-oxygenated compounds do this by flipping  between the oxygenated and reduced versions of themselves on the enzyme that converts inactive cortisone to active  cortisol, the 11-beta-HSD1 enzyme. While these conversions are taking place cortisone cannot convert to cortisol,  this decreases the amounts of cortisol in the blood. This is the mechanisms that most of the popular cortisol reducers  undergo. 
3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran - has a high affinity for sex hormone-binding globulin (SHGB), which typically binds to sex hormones. By attaching to SHGB there is no regulation of the amount of active hormone in the body, thus allowing  the increase in free testosterone.
Indole-3-Carbinol - is metabolized into Diindolymethane (DIM), which is a phytochemical that has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of prostate and other hormone driven cancers.  DIM produces a highly active metabolis m of estrogen, unmetabolized estrogen levels fall and the 2-hydroxy-estrogens increase.  2-hydroxy-estrogens are  unique in that they possess the ability to release bound testosterone from SHGB. Therefore, the combined effect of DIM to reduce unmetabolized estrogen and increase 2-hydroxy-estrogens can reduce elevations in SHGB and allow  for an influx in free unbound testosterone. Both of these changes help maintain and restore a youthful balance between  estrogen and free testosterone, which is a balance that is crucial to a healthy and active metabolism.  
Icariin Extract - a natural PDE-5 inhibitor, which is an enzyme responsible for erectile dysfunction. By inhibiting this  enzyme the production and release of nitric oxide can occur resulting in increased blood flow and sexual performance.
Supplement Facts:
Serving Size - 1 Cap
Servings Per Container - 60
ArimaPro Active Ingredient Matrix - 700mg Per Cap:
Agaricus Bisporis Extract (30%) Polysacharides, Icarrin 20% Extract, Androsta-3,5-diene-7, 17-dione, 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran, Indole-3-carbinol
Directions for use: 
Take 1 capsule in the morning upon waking, and 1 capsule before bed. Always consult with your doctor before begining any dietary supplement.
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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/23 18:34:33 (permalink)
    Golden rule of supplements: the more complicated and science-y the name of the product, the more jacked it will get you. This stuff will make you explode bro (literally, I think this was the stuff that Greg Valentino used)

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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/23 19:22:56 (permalink)
    Great post CK

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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/23 19:44:53 (permalink)
    Thank you. I pride myself on my advice in the supplement section.

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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/23 20:54:32 (permalink)
    There's a bit more scientific information on the ingredient here:
    Basically what you're looking at is a 7-keto metabolite of DHEA that will act as an aromatase inhibitor.
    While it is nor a hormonal supplement, it can be used in conjunction with hormonals very effectively. 
    The man, the myth, the legend Patrick Arnold comments on the ingredient here too:
    There have been several supplements that use this ingredient that get great reviews. You could check those out also.

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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/24 12:24:44 (permalink)
    Indeed. i have been reading up on hormones, pct etc. seen chapparal labs products like halovol-v or epi etc.

    ArimaPro is made by chapparal labs and is a non PH natural test:estrogen ratio management mix and aromtase inhibitor and cortisol is handled.

    The name "arimapro" is not too bad.
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    Re:Androst-3,5-dien-7,17-dione 2012/01/24 13:08:33 (permalink)
    This is the main ingredient in Erase by PES. From what I've read that has some great reviews across the web.
    Might be worth googling that for more info and reviews

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