1. What Is It?
5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin is a naturally occurring compound that is found in plants. It belongs to a class of plant hormones called brassinosteroids, which have a similar structure to animal steroid hormones. In plants, these brassinosteroids work to boost growth. You will find that 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin is present in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves and pollen of several plants and foods.
Contrary to popular belief ‘5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin’ & ‘Laxogenin’ are not the same. While chemically very similar and also in the name and even both being found in the same class of plants. Some research suggests that 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin is the compound that is actually responsible for properties associated with “Laxogenin Supplements”. While we have no conclusive evidence to support this, we suggest looking for a supplement that actually specifies the use of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin on the nutritional panel.
2. What Does It Do?
5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin generated interest due to the growth-promoting influence it had on plants and has been likened to a specific anabolic substance due to it’s anabolic/androgenic ratio and its ability to increase Protein Synthesis & Nitrogen Retention.
While the data and studies are near impossible to find; 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin has supposedly been shown to increase protein synthesis by 200% and increase nitrogen retention in the body. Both being two of the most vital key factors in encouraging muscular growth, repair and increases in strength.
Reports also suggest that 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin displayed benefits with respect to increases in strength, which turn results in increases in work volume while training & caloric intake if used to achieve hypertrophy. 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin was also shown to improve recovery from injury at an accelerated rate.
5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin is safe for both men & women to use as it is all-natural and non-hormonal, which means it doesn’t put you at risk for the potential side effects and health consequences that associated with using synthetic anabolic steroids.
However, 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin has also been shown to help the body maintain and support healthy cortisol levels which can have a negative side effect on muscle gain and fat loss when they increase excessively.
3. How Much Do I Need To Take?
Once again we are unable to find the legitimate clinical dose for 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin.
With that being said, from multiple sources and also personal R&D within the MassiveJoes Team, we can suggest that dosing of approximately 1 mg per kg of bodyweight per day will allow 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin to elicit its full effects.
60 kg person = 60 mg of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin per day
100 kg person = 100 mg of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin per day
Because of this, it will always workout easier to choose a product that contains only 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin and nothing else to ensure you can obtain the perfect serving size without running into issues with other ingredients.
4. When Do I Take It?
While we suggest consuming 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin post-workout is ideal. Consistent daily consumption of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin is the most vital factor for experiencing the full benefits.
Ensuring you consume your daily dose is a much higher priority than what time in the day you consume your serving of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin. Choose a time that will allow you to never forget to have your daily dose of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin.
To enhance the absorption of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin in the body, we suggest consuming your serving in a protein or carbohydrate-based beverage or drinking while consuming a meal. Because of this, we suggest that you choose a 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin product that contains a high-quality carbohydrate used to enhance the absorption in the body.
5. How Long Does It Take To Work?
Some users have reported increases in their strength from only a few days of use, with most benefits of using 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin being noticed after two weeks. While it will vary from person to person, we haven’t seen any influence of dosing at higher than the recommended levels above providing any faster results. It’s not a simple case of more is better, stick to your 1 mg per kg of bodyweight and start tracking those strength and muscle gains.
Do I need to cycle my usage of 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin?
While there has not been any evidence to suggest that cycle or not cycling provides any benefits. Due to its non-hormonal effect within the body, we suggest keeping 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin as a staple in your supplement stack. If you ever decide to take a break from 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin; be sure to note your strength and recovery during that time and see if you notice any difference.
6. What Are The Top Products?
The top products containing 5a-Hydroxy-Laxogenin are: