Let’s be honest. Since the prohormone ban (DASCA) there hasn’t been much to look forward to in the prohormone world. Most companies seem to be completely out of the game or they are pushing SARMs (ex. Ostarine).
That is why I am excited to see APS get back into the prohormone game which seems to feature (or in my opinion should) Androbolic 250.
With that said let’s take a look at what’s in it, how to dose it, what to expect, and how to follow it with a post cycle therapy (PCT).
What’s in APS Androbolic 250
To start Androbolic 250 contains 4 different prohormones:
Androstenolone – This is just a synonym of plain ole DHEA. While I am fond of this for energy and women, it doesn’t do a whole lot in males. They seem to include this as a preventative to lethargy, which is common with the inclusion of the next prohormone.
1-Androstene-3b-ol, 17-one Caproate (1-Andro) – This site has long been a proponent of 1-Andro (or 1-DHEA) as a great prohormone. In fact since the ban, most companies are turning to this prohormone for the best gains producing product.
Research has proven that 1-Andro can lead to size and strength increases. Generally it’s mild on your liver, but it does cause severe lethargy in some individuals. It should be offset by this next prohormone that Androbolic 250 includes…
4-Androstenolone (4-Andro) – 4-Andro (or 4-DHEA) is another prohormone that we have talked about extensively on this site. It is a prohormone to testosterone (a better one than DHEA). It helps maintain libido and energy levels on your cycle and will add a little “water” retention which tends to help increase strength.
3b-Hydroxy-Etioallocholan-17-one (Epi-Andro) – Otherwise known simply as epiandrosterone this is a prohormone to DHT. DHT has a bad rap for causing hair loss but it’s generally over played. And this is one of the best prohormones left for energy and overall hardening. It can also work to keep lethargy at bay.
That sums up the prohormones, but APS Nutrition added something extra to Androbolic 250:
Diosterol™ – This is essentially a plant extract (I believe Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals first introduced it to the market). It contains the now very popular 5-hydroxy laxogenin which is thought to be anabolic in guys.
Most products include only 5-hydroxy laxogenin or just the prohromone, usually not both. So you get a bit better deal by getting both in Androbolic 250. Its very unlikely this is anywhere near as powerful as the prohormones, but it should add a little kick to your cycle.
Mesobolin – Mesobolin is also a plant extract (calledRhaponticum carthamoides). It’s primary highlight is that it includes ecdysterones. Many companies sell versions of ecdysterones in the form of 20-beta-ecdysterone.
APS claims to source their directly from Russia, with a superior form of the extract. Russian research is generally hard to come by (let alone translate) so we will have to take them for their word. Much like Diosterol, this can only help in the long run.
What to expect from Androbolic 250
Androbolic appears to be one of the stronger prohormones left on the market. If you want to stay legal and try something unique this looks like a good product. I have some on the way and what I would expect from a 4-5 week cycle (2 to 3 bottles) is a solid 10+ pounds of bodyweight if you eat right (keep protein at 2 grams/pound of the bodyweight you want to get to, not what you are at).
Strength wise the 1-Andro, EpiAndro, and 4-Andro are going to be a fun combination. Your joints should stay happy even with some heavy ass lifting. And your energy levels should stay high from the 4-Andro and EpiAndro so that the 1-Andro (and possible the mesobolin and diosterol) can jack up your strength to new PR levels. Do not be surprised to break your bench or squat record with this combo.
How to dose Androbolic 250
Here’s a simple layout depending on your cycle length and experience:
Beginner – 1 Bottle
Week 1 – 2 caps/day
Week 2 – 2 caps/day
Week 3 – 2 caps/day
Week 4 – 2 caps/day
Week 5 – Start PCT
Novice/Experienced – 2 bottles
Week 1 – 2 caps/day
Week 2 – 2 caps/day
Week 3 – 4 caps/day
Week 4 – 4 caps/day
Week 5 – 4 caps/day
Week 6 – Start PCT
I have a while before I start this cycle, so feel free to post up your reviews and thoughts. APS Nutrition generally has a good reputation and they push the boundaries of hard core products, which makes me a fan.
As we age, the activity level of Testosterone decreases and it is harder to add on high quality pounds. APS Nutrition has found the solution, a supplement which helps you to keep on training and maintain the chiseled physique, no matter how old you are. Even if you are doing heavy lifting your joints will be satisfied. It is everything that serious athlete needs! Androbolic 250 by APS Nutrition uses a unique system called “Controlled Release Technology” that has 5 anabolic compounds that do magic to muscles and stay active for 6-8 hours.
What’s In It?
Androbolic 250 is a fairly complex formula that contains the following main ingredients:
Proprietary Prohormone & Anabolic Blend (250mg)
Androstenolone Acetate or DHEA Acetate Ester: Is a hormone and precursor to many important hormones such as Testosterone. That is why is very useful for persons with low Testosterone levels and catabolic wasting. It helps creating new muscle cells for muscle growth and allowing your body to retain more nutrients, which leads to lean weight gain.
1-Androstene-3b-ol,17-one Caproate: DHEA derivate, which becomes 1-AD after double conversion process ( also known as 1-Testosterone), a compound 7 times more anabolic than Testosterone. It is proponent of 1-Andro ( AKA 1-Andro with a Caproate ester- popyl hexanate ester) as a greate prohormone which is the strongest legal prohormone on the market today. With this compound cant come to conversion to estrogene so water retantion wont be a problem. Additionaly, even during and after PCT gains are easy to maintain.
3b-Hydroxy-Etiallocholan-17-one: Is asepiandrotestosterone (or Epi-Andro) that converts into DHT . In high doses in combination with other ingredients improves strength, water retention, sex life, muscle mass and mood. Best for overall hardening and energy increase.
4-Androstenolon (4-Andro): Is a precursor to Testosterone that is better than DHEA. It is Testosterone that can convert to other androgens and restores hormonal ratio of androgens to Estrogen. It maintains libido, provides water retention that increases strength and energy levels.
Proprietary Plant Androgenic & Anabolic Blend (500mg)
Diosterol™ Brand Dioscorea Nipponica Makino 50-67:1 Extract: Is the extract of Dioscorea Nipponica Makino plant. It has bioactive fractions, rich with steroidal furostanolic saponins and glycosides: Protodioscin, Progenin II, Irodoid Glycosides, Diosgenin and very popular 5 Hydroksy Laxogenin.
Proprietary Adaptogen and Protein Synthesis Extract (500mg)
Mesobolin™ Brand Rhaponticum Carthamoides Extract: Extract of Rhaponticum Carthamoides plant (known as Maral Root or Russian Leuzea) is natural anabolic and andopategen which includes ecdysterones. It stimulates muscle protein synthesis, so it is good for growth of muscles without affecting hormones. Besides, it can mimic insulin function, increase blood flow, glucose uptake and stabilize glycogen levels.
How Do I Take It?
Once or twice a day, take two tablets before meals, with 8-12 hours in between. Never take more than 4 tablets in a 24 hour period. For beginners we advise that you start with 2 tablets daily for first 4 weeks(one bottle) and for experienced users to turn this into 5-8 weeks (two bottles). After the recommended cycle, it is necessary to start PCT (post cycle therapy) and to start an anti-estrogen/aromatize inhibitor (AL) as 4-andro has the tendency to convert to Estrogen.
Androbolic 250 is made for intermediate to advanced athletes, not for the beginners. Not for woman or man younger than 21 years. Can’t diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any kind of disease. Caution and consultation with doctor and endocrinologist is necessary. Strictly forbidden to combine with and medications and supplements or use in case of serious health problems or history of medical conditions. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Here is what some users had to say about Androbolic 250:
As far as cycle: Tomorrow will be a full week. I definitely feel very full and strong. I think the Erase is helping. No bloating or anything so far. Only side I seem to notice is that I feel very awake at night. My workouts are very vascular and strong and I look forward to the coming weeks.
I realize its low dosed. That’s where my thoughts of adding another 50mg of DHEA came in. Also due to APS reputation, i thought to try their new product, because their former products had great results. I’m currently only 4 days in, but today’s workout was very vascular and energized.
Androbolic 250 is a fairly powerful prohormone designed for intermediate level athletes and builders. It dramatically increases muscle mass and power, keeps energy levels high and you can soon find your strength on new PR levels. Today it is one of the strongest prohomones on the market and has receiver very solid testimonials from those who have given it a shot. We recommend running a cycle yourself and letting us know how you did.