So there are alot of compounds that are not the everyday compounds that you find on say a usa domestic supplier shipping product list.
I just wanted to highlight a few and give a small description about them because there are compounds that are a little advanced but once researched can be used properly and help alot reaching your goals.
First compound is Glucophage
This is a good video from Dave Palumbo
This is also a good explanation of why bbers use Glucophage
Bodybuilders use metformin because it gives them several benefits:
Full muscles: Muscles will grow fuller when metformin is used with high carbohydrate diets.
Lack of fat storage: Metformin helps prevent fat from being deposited, so you get full benefits from carbohydrate heavy meals, without worrying to end up storing fat. This is why diabetics say they ‘lean out’ on this drug.
Insulin receptors: Metformin helps keep muscle cells sensitized for insulin that the body produces.
Appetite suppression: This drug will limit hunger, so it’s perfect for those doing a ketogenic diet. Furthermore, on re-feed days it makes a perfect addition to your carbohydrate heavy cheat day.
Pumps: Bodybuilders claim to get tremendous pumps when using metformin.
“I can’t gain fat no matter what I eat,” is a common thing bodybuilders say. However, at the same time, many complain about the side effects, which are universal.
These are some of the common side effects of metformin use:
Many patients are unable to continue treatment due to these symptoms. One tip that may help alleviate stomach related side effects is to take metformin on a full stomach.
Dosing for Type II diabetics
Dosing with patients (immediate release version) will usually start at 500 milligrams (mgs) twice per day or 850mgs once per day. Thereafter, the dose may be adjusted upwards depending on glucose blood work results. The maximum dosage will go to 2500mgs per day with 3 split doses. For the extended release version, the treatment course begins with 500-1000mgs per day, and it is increased weekly until the maximum daily dosage of 2000mgs is achieved, if needed of course.
Dosing for Bodybuilders
The way metformin is taken will vary for bodybuilders. Full muscles can be achieved if 500-1000 milligrams (mgs) are taken within 1 hour after a large carbohydrate meal. The more carbohydrates there are in the meal, the higher the dosage should be taken, never exceeding 1500 mgs at a time. Nevertheless, metformin can be taken with as many high carb meals as you wish.
Please note, there are two important rules with this strategy, and close attention should be paid to the following:
The fast releasing version is recommended for this strategy.
At least 100 grams (g) of carbs must be taken for every 500 mgs of metformin. Otherwise hypoglycemic symptoms may occur.
The half life is listed as 4-6 hours. However, there are slow releasing extended tabs available. Bodybuilders should stick to the faster acting version as mentioned above.
Second compound is
Glucobay which works very similar to Glucophage
These two compounds block carbs from being used by the body helping with weight loss and keeping people who want to cheat on keto diets the ability to eat a huge amount of carbs and dose high on either and still be in ketosis.
I have never used these compounds because I don’t have a problem not eating carbs but they can be helpful to those that are cutting hard and want to take even more carbs out of there diet.
I will post more posts like this about compounds that you just don’t hear alot about.