By Mike Arnold
Halo Extreme is the next great product being offered by Ironmaglabs in their complete catalog of anabolic compounds. The primary ingredient in this product, known as 4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1, 4-dine-3, 17b-dione, is closely related to the oral anabolic steroid Turinabol. For those of you who are unaware, Turinabol was the drug of choice during East Germany’s secretive doping program in the 60’s and was largely responsible for the country’s total dominance of the Olympic Games during that time period. It is this steroid which was the original inspiration for the manufacture of Halo Extreme and while this product has anabolic activity on its own, it also converts directly to the anabolic steroid Turinabol.
Users can expect significant body-recomping effects by implementing this product into their programs, which will be realized through moderate increases in high quality, water-free muscle mass and visible reductions in body fat. Vascularity will be augmented and the user’s muscularity will become harder and denser. This has led many to compare Halo Extreme not only to Turinabol, but also to steroids such as Anavar and Winstrol.
Due to this drug’s weak androgenic component and strong anabolic effect, it is suitable for use by both men and women. Halo Extreme is non-aromatizing, displays zero progestagenic activity, and cannot convert to DHT. Therefore, users do not have to worry about these metabolites causing side effects such as: gynecomastia, water retention, fat gain, increased blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, acne, and hair loss. This makes Halo Extreme a relatively safe, low side effect steroid.
Another area where Halo Extreme differentiates itself from most other oral steroids is in terms of toxicity. While methylation is a very common tactic used to increase the potency of an oral steroid, it typically has the dual effect of increasing its toxic load on the liver. However, Halo Extreme displays a relatively mild degree of toxicity in comparison to most other oral AAS, resulting in reduced liver stress and thereby extending the potential cycle length of the product.
Halo Extreme also contains a secondary ingredient known as Laxogenin, which was first discovered in 1996 by an American scientist. Laxogenin is an adaptogen which has its roots in the plant world (no pun intended). More specifically, it is a plant sterol derivative known and classified as an active ecdysterone analogue.
Adaptogens are compounds which help the body recover from and adapt to trauma and/or stress, such as that experienced during a workout. Laxogenin is one of four ecdysterone analogues which has been indentified and determined to have significant anabolic effects in the body, similar to anabolic steroids.
Impressively, this adaptogen has been shown to increase protein synthesis by over 200% and displays an anabolic: androgenic ratio comparable to the steroid Anavar. Laxogenin has also demonstrated an ability to inhibit cortisol production, enabling the user to optimize fat-burning while simultaneously enhancing the recovery/muscle growth process.
In light of these noteworthy benefits, one might presumably expect Laxogenin to manifest at least some type of negative side effect profile, yet it remains remarkably side effect free. This compound will not result in any degree of HPTA suppression, is non-toxic at peak dosages, and will not cause a user to fail a drug test. When combined with the steroidal element found in Halo Extreme, the two converge to deliver a potent and synergistic anabolic alliance.
Overall, Halo Extreme is a great choice for anyone from beginner to advanced users who are looking for a low side effect product that delivers crisp, lean, easy to maintain gains in muscularity.