Propadrol is a mild designer prohormone that is coupled with an anti-estrogen component, Propadrol was brought to market by EST and has been reformulated since it’s original release, it’s current incarnation is not anabolic, this guide/review covers the original version (and comparable clones). Since it’s release there has always been a level of secrecy surrounding Propadrol as little information about the compound was provided by EST, so this article, is based on information without official resources or references.
The original Propadrol contains two compounds with the following nomenclature:
- 6-17 dihydroxyetiocholove-3-ol proponate
Based on the active compound (2-ethyl-3-methoxy-gona-diene-17) it closely resembles max LMG and is a nandrolone precursor of some sorts.
Also included is (6-17 dihydroxyetiocholove-3-ol proponate) a.k.a 3-OHAT which is a non-androgenic aromatase inhibitor meant to curtail some of the possible estrogenic effects of this progestin.
Propadrol is quite a mild prohormone with somewhat wet gains, this is a decent first timer steroid, it’s not typically ran solo and find it’s self most often paired with h-drol/hemadrol.
Dosing of Propadrol
Since Propadrol is relatively ‘weak’ most cycles are ran longer than usual with the typical cycle running anywhere from five to seven weeks, with seven weeks being more on the advanced side, you may need to tinker if stacking. Another caveat with Propadrol is that it’s a bit under dosed, the sweat spot is typically a cycle of six weeks at 90mg daily, experienced users can bump the dosage up to 120mg if side free at 90mg and wanting more. Like most other steroids/pro-hormone for the effects to be in full gear it may take several weeks and that is the case with Propadrol as well, expect results by the third week.
Below is the recommend cycle layout for good results with manageable risk of side effects.
Cycle Layout (6 Weeks):
- Week 1: 60mg / per day
- Week 2-6: 90mg / per day
The exact half life of Propadrol is unknown, however it’s believed to be relatively short in the 4-5 hour range therefore the dosage should be equally split up (by 4-5 hours) to provide yourself with maximum coverage throughout the day. On lifting days it’s recommended to take a dosage roughly one hour before starting your gym session, in some cases taking a dosage before bed may have a negative impact on sleep, so take this into consideration. In addition, it’s generally a good idea to take each dosage with EFA’s (i.e fish oil) in order to enhance absorption, it’s also recommended to consume 16+ ounces of water at each dosage
Results of Propadrol
Propadrol is seldom used by those looking to build mass, this supplement works well while cutting and even better while recomping. Expect to gain some minor size, lean out and mildly improve strength as well, also anticipate to lose some weight gains post cycle due to mild fluid retention. Gains are user dependent some users may experience more size gains while others more strength gains and some an equal distribution of both. Gains in the 3-6lbs range in addition to noticeable leaning out are common.
The occurrence rate of side effects while using Propadrol would be considered moderate, middle of the road in terms of sides, however they’re completely user unique, some users may not experience any side effects, while other users will experience a combination of sides. It should be noted that the majority of these side effects are simply of inconvenience more so than a possible health affecting issue and for the most part can be resolved through simple supplementation.
- Bloating / Water Retention.
- Hair shedding
- Aggravation of existing Gyno.
- Puffy / Sensitive Nipples
- Joint Discomfort
- Back Pumps (Dull pain in back after/during workouts)
- Decreased Libido (common)
- Increased aggression, head aches, flushing and various other sides can happen as well.