5-Alpha-Hydroxy-Laxogenin, also known as Laxogenin is derived from a plant called Smilax Sieboldii.
Yes, that is right – 5a-hydroxy laxogenin is a completely natural product.
The plant is found near forests and grassy slopes near sea levels in Japan and China. What makes this plant so special is the fact that it contains steroidal saponins.
This product belongs to the Brassinosteroids, which is basically a group that is classified as plant hormones. Small amounts are found in leaves and seeds. You can even find high amounts in mustard.
Once researchers started looking at this compound more carefully, they found out that it was rather unique.
Research showed that Laxogenin has a very similar anabolic/androgenic ratio to Oxandrolone (Anavar), a very powerful oral steroid.
What benefits are there to taking HALO?
Taking HALO will improve nitrogen retention as well as increase protein synthesis. What does this mean? This means you will potentially recover faster from training sessions, gain lean muscle quicker, etc. Additionally, laxogenin has been shown to reduce cortisol, cortisol is responsible for breaking down lean muscle tissue.
When should I take HALO?
The best time to take HALO is (1) capsule 2x daily with food.
Is HALO only for men?
With HALO being non-hormonal, it is safe for both men and women to take. Both men and women want lean, dry muscle gains and HALO provides that without any effect on your natural hormone levels.
Do I need to take any PCT after taking HALO?
With HALO, there is no need for a PCT since it has no effect on the endocrine system. In fact, HALO makes a great PCT for individuals who take prohormones because it will help with protein synthesis and maintaining lean muscle mass gained from being on a prohormone.
Do I need an anti-estrogen with HALO?
As stated previously, HALO has no effect on testosterone or estrogen levels so there is no need for an anti-estrogen. Since testosterone levels are not increased, there is no change for aromatization of excess testosterone.
When is the proper time to take HALO?
Ideally we recommend taking HALO with your first meal upon waking and another serving with your last meal before bed.
How long can I take HALO for?
To optimize the effects from HALO, it is recommended to take it for 12-16 weeks consistently before coming off for 3-4 weeks.
Will I test positive for steroids with HALO?
With HALO, there is no chance to test positive for anabolic steroids. Again, it is non-hormonal so having a false positive test is not a concern.