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ECDYSTERONE 500

ECDYSTERONE 500

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What Is Ecdysterone?

Ecdysterone is a type of ecdysteroid compound that is naturally found in some insects and plants, including spinach. It’s primarily taken in supplement form to improve muscle gains and athletic performance.

Some research suggests it can help people put on lean muscle mass and increase strength and power more easily within about two to three months.

Ecdysterone supplements also go by several other names, including spinach extract, 20-hydroxy-ecdysterone, beta-ecdysterone and alfa-ecdysone.

Is ecdysterone a hormone?

Ecdysterone is a natural type of steroid that is derived from certain plants, including spinach and quinoa. It’s technically a type of phytoecdysteroid.

Keep in mind that “steroids” are organic compounds and not necessarily the same thing as synthetic anabolic steroids (variations of the male sex hormone testosterone).

Does ecdysterone increase testosterone? Because it has a similar chemical structure to the hormone testosterone, it may have some hormone-mimicking effects. However ,it isn’t the same thing as taking testosterone, and it isn’t considered to be an artificial hormone that is used for hormone replacement therapy.

That said, it’s still believed to be pretty potent and may have similar effects to certain legal and illegal steroids, including prohibited anabolic agents, such as metandienone. Some even speculate that it’s stronger and more effective than other steroids that are currently banned in competitive sports.

Potential Benefits/Uses

Does ecdysterone really work?

Reliable studies focusing on this compound have been limited overall considering it’s only recently become more widely available to the public as a supplement. Based on available research and testimonials, here’s what we know about its potential benefits:

1. May Help Improve Muscle Building

Ecdysterone is thought to help increase protein synthesis, which means it might make it easier to put on muscle mass when you consistently do strength-training exercises.

Some research has shown that it has a high “anabolic ratio,” meaning it potentially can contribute to increased:

  • stimulation of muscle cell formation (anabolism)
  • protein synthesis from amino acids
  • red blood cell production
  • bone remodeling and growth

It’s thought that echysterone has anabolic effects that are mediated by its estrogen receptor (ER) binding properties. ERβ signaling is involved in the regulation of skeletal muscle growth and regeneration and also modulated immune function.

Ecdysterone also seems to support muscle protein synthesis by affecting PI3K/Akt signaling pathways.

A 2015 study conducted on rats found that ecdysterone exhibited a strong hypertrophic effect on the fiber size of certain muscles in the rats, even stronger than other steroid compounds, including metandienone, estradienedione and SARM-S-1, when administered at the same dose.

2. May Assist in Athletic Performance

Ecdysteroid supplements are appealing to athletes and bodybuilders because they not only build muscle, but can also reduce fatigue and ease recovery. At one point, beta-ecdysone was even nicknamed the “Russian secret” because supposedly it was used by Russian Olympic athletes.

In 2019, researchers from Freie Universität in Berlin examined the performing-enhancing effects of ecdysterone and found that it did in fact contribute to greater muscle strength and recovery in young men who exercised.

In this particular study, 46 participants were split into two groups for 10 weeks: those who took different doses of ecdysterone-containing supplements and those who did not. Significantly higher increases in muscle mass were observed in participants who took ecdysterone, as well as significant increases in one-repetition bench press performance.

In fact, ecdysterone was found to be so effective that the researchers recommended adding it to to lists of prohibited steroid compounds among competitive athletes.

3. Might Help Improve Insulin Sensitivity

While more research on this topic is warranted, at least one animal study found that ecdysterone supplements could support metabolic health, including by preventing insulin resistance, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar, which is related to type 2 diabetes) and obesity.

The 2009 study found evidence that daily oral administration of ecdysterone in rats at doses of 10 milligrams per kilogram of body weight for 13 weeks ameliorated obesity and insulin resistance. These rats were fed a high-fat diet, but the supplementation seemed to prevent significant increases in body weight gain and body fat mass compared with nontreated animals.

Plasma insulin levels and glucose tolerance were also significantly lowered in the group given the ecdysterone.

4. Might Support Immune Function

Ecdysteroids seem to have some adaptogenic effects that can help the body cope with stress and pathogens. Some potential ways that this compound may support homeostasis and immune function include by:

  • Increasing red blood cell number
  • Improving quality of sleep
  • Improving tolerance to thermal stress
  • Supporting cardiac function and circulation
  • Stimulating bone growth
  • Having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects

Risks and Side Effects

Ecdysterone is considered to be generally safe as long as it’s not overused. In the U.S., it’s currently not banned or treated like a steroid, however it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2021 Monitoring Program list, which means WADA intends to gather more information about the substance to determine if it should be prohibited or not.

One of the most reliable studies mentioned above found that taking it in supplement form did not lead to symptoms of liver or kidney toxicity. It also seems to lead to fewer side effects compared to other steroid drugs, such as changes in appetite, mood, libido, hair growth and sleep.

To avoid potential side effects, or to simply avoid wasting your money, make sure to purchase a high-quality ecdysterone supplement from a reputable seller. Some research suggests that combining ecdysterone (or 20-Hydroxyecdysone) with cyclodextrin can help improve absorption of this compound, so consider looking for a supplement that “stacks” these two ingredients together.

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Brian Dela Cruz
After consistent use…

Noticeable vascularity after a few weeks. Others have commented that I appear to be leaner as well.