The most common question consumers have following a PH cycle is “will I keep my gains”? If you include Powerlab Nutrition’s Post Cycle II as part of your post cycle therapy, then you are certainly on the right track!* In fact, certain ingredients in Post Cycle II were specifically included to potentialy help regain the natural balance of testosterone while minimizing (balancing) the estrogen hormone. Common post cycle advice is to elevate natural testosterone levels by squashing estrogen production/conversion.* This method fails to recognize that hormone levels are in a very delicate balance and are regulated by complex mechanisms in the body and that every change in hormone status has an inverse and sometimes drastic reaction.* The ingredients in Post Cycle II were included to look at the total process of the body’s reaction at the end of a hormonal cycle to create a product that may assist the body in returning to a self-regulating hormonal balance.
Summary of Benefits:
* May Optimize Natural Testosterone*
* Potentially Improved Estrogen Management*
* May Improve Libido*
* May Help Preserve Muscle Gains*
* Ideal for PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) or Natural Testosterone Enhancement Regimens*
HORMONE OPTIMIZING BLEND
D-aspartic acid is an amino acid present in neuroendocrine tissues of humans, playing a role in the synthesis of both LH and testosterone.* LH, of course, is secreted in a pulsatile fashion, thereby signaling the release of testosterone from the testes.* D-aspartic acid is synthesized when aspartate racemase converts L-aspartic acid into D-aspartic acid.* This conversion occurs in the testes as well as other tissues throughout the human body.*
Icarrin (Horny Goat Weed)
Icarrin is the most recognizable of the flavonoids found in horny goat weed.* Icarrin is a PDE-5 inhibitor, very similar to Viagra.* The most widely-known benefit of horny goat weed is its purported relation to sexual health.* The early uses of the plant were to improve sexual performance and desire.* Today, people use it to try to increase sexual desire or treat erectile dysfunction.*
Tribulus terrestris is one of the most recent herbal supplements claimed to have ergogenic (muscle building) effect, achieved by 'naturally' boosting testosterone levels.* Tribulus terrestris (aka puncture weed/vine or caltrops) grows mainly in sandy soil and has a fruit encased in a sharp, spiny burr.* The extract from the fruit has been used in herbal medicine as a diuretic, and for colic pains, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).* But the reason we're interested in it is becuase it's also been reputed to increase testosterone levels in animals.* The active agent in Tribulus is thought to be protodioscin, a precursor to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is a precursor to testosterone.* Tribulus is also believed to indirectly affect testosterone levels by stimulating the release of leutinizing hormone (LH), which stimulates the natural production of testosterone.*
ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula.* It contains Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate plus Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6, and is an all-natural product that has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes.* An increase in exercise can lead to the loss of vitamins and minerals, making it particularly important for bodybuilding due to the blood sugar level rises and urination increases, increasing the loss of magnesium, zinc, B12, B6, folic acid, and many other nutrients.*
ESTROGEN INHIBITION BLEND
This compound is like sliced bread to the supplement industry.* There are many different health benefits to come from resveratrol, but we picked it up for one in particular.* Resveratrol is capable of modulating estrogenic receptors as well as controlling aromatase, giving it that One Two Punch for estrogen control.* Research has shown its estrogenic modulation capabilities to increase sperm production by stimulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.*
Indole 3 Carbinol
(I3C)- Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale.* I3C provides powerful antioxidant protection, helping to prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.* In addition, I3C can help to maintain healthy hormonal balance for both men and women and therefore may support the health of the breast, prostate, and other reproductive organs.* I3C is also known to support the liver's detoxification processes as well as normal cellular reproduction.*
WBM (Agaricus Bisporus)
Researchers have recently determined phytochemicals present in mushrooms may block the activity of the aromatase enzyme, which facilitates the production of estrogen.* Blocking this enzyme would decrease the production of estrogen, which in turn helps control and possibly prevent unwanted side effects.*
7-MF is an all natural ingredient with strong aromatase inhibiting properties, superior bioavailability, and strong resistance to hepatic metabolism/breakdown. So what is aromatase?
A major mass limiting factor for anyone looking to gain size is the testosterone destroying enzyme known as aromatase. Aromatase is a genetically regulated enzyme that binds to the most potent, masculine, anabolic compound in your body... and feminizes it. Yes, aromatase binds to testosterone and other male muscle building androgens and converts them into female estrogens. However, 7-MF may effectively bind to and render inactive the aromatase enzyme. This is important because by blunting the effects of aromatase, estrogen concentrations decline, more LH is secreted in response, and the body responds with a surge in anabolic testosterone production.
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings per container: 30
ZINC (as mono L-methionine sulfate and aspartate) 3mg MAGNESIUM (as aspartate) 46mg Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 1mg
D-Aspartic Acid, Tribulus (60% saponins, 20% protodioscin), Icarrin (Horny Goat Weed), ZMA
WBM (Agaricus Bisporus), Trans Resveratrol (98%), Indole 3 Carbinol, 7MF (7-Methoxyflavone), Acacetin (4,methoxy 5,7 dihydroxyflavone)
ABSORBTECH – Delivery System 30mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid,Bioperine, Vanadyl Sulfate
OTHER INGREDIENTS -Magnesium stearate, Gelatin, Caramel E150C, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine.
WARNINGS: Do not use this product if you are at risk or are being treated for high blood pressure, heart, kidney, thyroid or psychiatric disease, anxiety, depression, seizure disorders or stroke. Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking antidepressants, MAO/MAOi inhibitors or any other prescription drugs. Not for use in women or in any persons under the age of 21. Keep away from children. Do not use for more than 60 days without a 60 day break; if you are a professional or amateur athlete subject to performance enhancing substance testing, do not use this product unless cleared by your sanctioning body as it may cause a false reactive result for a urine or blood drug test.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.