Alpha-1 MAX is one of the best prohormones on the market. You can expect extreme results (e.g. muscle mass gains up to 25 lbs, drastic increase in strength…) from it with a short cycle of 3-4 weeks. Alpha-1 MAX is quite powerful, you will need to take a cycle support supplement and do a “real” post cycle therapy.
->What is Alpha-1 MAX?
Alpha-1 MAX is a prohormone manufactured by Blackstone Labs, the same company who launched Super DMZ RX 2.0.
The compound of this prohormone is Methyl-1-Etiocholenolol-Epietiocholanolone known as Methyl-1-Alpha. It was made to reproduce the same effects as Methyl-1-Testosterone (M1T) with “less” side effects. Indeed, Alpha-1 MAX converts in M1T at about 20% but does not aromatize which means less chances of having problems with estrogen.
-> Who can take Alpha-1 MAX?
Not everyone! Alpha-1 MAX is the strongest prohormone you can find nowadays. Specially designed for people looking get massive muscle gains, we recommend this anabolic supplement to serious users.
If you are preparing your first cycle and want to take Alpha-1 MAX, you need to be serious about it. For example, you’ll need some “extra” products to protect your health during and after the cycle. Furthermore, you might have to manage some side effects.
-> How do I take Alpha-1 MAX? Alpha-1 MAX needs to be cycled; the common cycle length is 4 weeks followed by a minimum of 12 weeks off including your PCT.
For a first cycle of Alpha-1 MAX, we recommend to do a four weeks cycle like this: take 1 capsule (20 mg) daily for the first week and take 2 capsules (40 mg) daily for the last three weeks.
For the experienced users who already did several cycles of Alpha-1 MAX or other prohormones, we recommend to do a four weeks cycle like this: take 2 capsules (40 mg) daily for the first week and take three capsules (60 mg) daily for the last three weeks.
The half life of Methyl-1-Etiocholenolol-Epietiocholanolone is short (around 6 hours) so it’s recommended to split up the dosage of Alpha-1 MAX through each day. If you’re taking only one capsule a day, make sure to take it at the same time each day.
-> Results and Side Effects with Alpha-1 MAX
As it is partially converted into M1T, Alpha-1 MAX gives quick and great results.
As for the positive effects: most users report huge muscle gains (up to 25 pounds) with an important increase in strength and energy. Moreover, you can expect these kind of results under 3 to 4 weeks!
As for the negative effects: Alpha-1 MAX by Blackstone Labs is a very potent prohormone and it can produce strong side effects. You can manage and reduce/avoid side effects by taking a cycle support supplement and doing a proper post cycle therapy. Here is a list of potential side effects from Alpha-1 MAX; headaches, lethargy, back pumps, decreased libido and gyno.
-> Do I need cycle support supplements and a PCT?
Alpha-1 MAX is a methylated prohormone which means it will put stress on your liver. Our recommendation is to take a liver support or an “All-in-One” cycle support supplement during the entire cycle. For maximum protection, keep taking your cycle support supplement during the PCT.
For the post cycle therapy, we recommend to take a SERM (e.g. nolva, clomid, torem…) because this prohormone is quite powerful. Some people may want to take only a good testosterone booster with anti-estrogen ingredients but we think these kind of supplements are not enough strong.
-> Where to buy Alpha-1 MAX?
This product has not been banned by the FDA. Therefore, you can find it in many supplement stores. At the time of writing this review (late january 2016), I found a promo: