Epistane, also called “Epi”, is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and shares similar features with epitiostanol. It promotes dry and hard muscle gain, boosts overall strength levels and helps to get rid of unwanted fat. It can also help to improve general well-being and libido.
|Dose for men||
2-4 capsules/day (6 weeks)
|Dose for women||
About Epistane prohormone
Epistane, also called Epi, is a DHT (dihydrotestosterone) derivative that is similar to epitiostanol – a Japanese anti-estrogen drug used to treat breast cancer. The difference is that epistane has an additional single methyl group, which helps it give a much stronger anabolic release. Thanks to its DHT structure, Epistane will not aromatize into estrogen like other prohormones or anabolic steroids will. What’s more, epistane does not present progesterone issues, which happened with many other prohormones. Therefore, epistane will not cause rebound gyno or other related side effects. Thus, it is best ran by those looking for dry gains and as a ‘cutter’ before a contest or photo sessions.
Epistane binds to androgen receptors that are located in muscle stem cells and skeletal muscle cells. These androgen receptors send messages to cells to boost their retention of nitrogen and protein synthesis, improving strength and muscle mass. Visually, a person would become drier and harder. However, if your body fat is too high, this effect will not be very noticeable. Therefore, it is recommended to lose fat and get under 15% body fat in order to achieve the best drying results.
Epistane is very comparable to Stanozolol and Turinabol in that it will not increase water retention at all. So the user should not expect to put on water weight on it, and if your goal is mass and moving the scale up, you will probably be disappointed with your results when taking epistane. Strength trainers can enjoy strength gains, but it would be wise to stack Epistane with some other wet compound like Methandienone, which would help sustain strength gains.
Epistane prohormone isn’t recommended for use by women for bodybuilding purposes.
Epistane post cycle therapy
A PCT naturally helps the body to regain its testosterone level, helps contain estrogen, and lowers the level of cortisol that can promote fat accumulation in the body.
For the first time Epistane user, the recommended dose is 30mg daily (2 capsules). For intermediate Epistane users, daily dose can raise up to 45mg (3 capsules). For an experienced user, daily dose can be up to 60mg (4 capsules). The recommended cycle length is 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, PCT is needed.
Epistane side effects
Finally, Epistane is liver toxic, but not as much as other prohormones. Furthermore, assuming that you are getting real epistane, it should not cause any estrogenic or progesterone side effects. Therefore, the main complaints from some individuals are related to its DHT properties that can affect head hair, dry joints, and cause painful pumps. Epistane side effects include:
- mild loss of libido
- dry joints
- slight lethargy towards the latter stages of an Epistane cycle
It's highly recommended to use an on-cycle support and joint supplement to keep clear from the above side effects. Additionally, post cycle therapy or PCT is crucial after cycling on an Epistane Cycle.