Laxogenin is a unique compound that is often referred to as the "plant anabolic." People have termed it the "plant steroid" because it’s derived from the Smilax Sieboldii, which contains brassinosteroids.
Brassinosteroids cause growth in plants. Therefore, scientists started to investigate further the potential and benefits they had in humans.
In dietary supplements, you will often find 5a-hydroxy laxogenin, a synthetic version of the compound.
Many often confuse it to be a type of prohormone, but it’s not. It doesn’t interfere with the body’s natural hormone production as we know prohormones do.
This makes it a useful and supposedly safe muscle-building compound for athletes that don’t want to turn to dangerous performance-enhancers.
WHAT IS LAXOGENIN USED FOR?Laxogenin is mainly used by bodybuilders and other athletes to enhance their performance.
Since brassinosteroids have shown anabolic effects, they could potentially enhance one’s physical performance in several ways.
HERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS AS TO HOW IT CAN BE OF BENEFIT...
ACCELERATE LEAN MUSCLE MASS GROWTHMany athletes that use or have used Laxogenin have noticed a significant increase in lean muscle growth.
The muscle-building effects start to kick in after about one week, where the user will notice an increase in performance.
The clinical data on the muscle-building effects of this compound is limited, but with that said, the many positive user reviews have shown it to work. There are plentiful amounts of user reviews dating back many years that show the efficacy of laxogenin...
INCREASE PROTEIN SYNTHESISPlant steroids, such as 5 alpha-hydroxy laxogenin, work differently than other hormones.
They activate a specific type of protein in the body, which then makes sure your body doesn’t break down muscle proteins.
With more muscle proteins, your body will be able to increase it’s performance significantly. You will recover faster and put on mass more quickly.
BREAKS DOWN FAT CELLSAs mentioned before, this compound doesn’t have a lot of scientific data available to back it up, so we are going off user reviews.
Another less-mentioned benefit of Laxogenin is that it could help break down fat cells.
This means that athletes should also consider using it for cutting to help them speed up weight loss and prevent muscle loss.
LAXOGENIN DOSAGE & CYCLE
Laxogenin is commonly dosed between 100 to 200mg a day. For the first time researching it, 100 mg is a wise starting point...
Most find 200 mg to be the sweet spot. It is generally not advised going any higher than that because it’s already very potent.
The length of the cycle should be between 4 to 12 weeks. After this period, it is advised to take a 4-week break before starting a new cycle.
Make sure to calculate how long and at what dosage your cycle will be, so you can get the necessary bottles.
It is also optional to stack this compound with other supplements.
WILL LAXOGENIN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS?Based on the research conducted and user reviews, Laxogenin causes little to no side effects as long as it is used properly...
The side effects users have reported are mild stomach issues and headaches. With that said, many users report no side effects at all.
Of course, it’s essential to follow the dosage guidelines. DO NOT be abusive and make sure to start with a low dosage to assess your tolerance.
It’s also worth mentioning that you will not need a post cycle therapy after the cycle.