DASCA – The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014

The Designer Steroid Control Act of 2014 (H.R. 4771), the latest in a long line of legislative actions intended to bring an end to the sale of anabolic steroids, was passed by a voice vote in the House of Representatives recently. The bill still needs to pass the Senate before being signed into law by the President, but the writing’s very much on the wall for the designer steroid market.
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There’s a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation surrounding DASCA, with some people claiming that it would outlaw anything that builds muscle, including things like protein and creatine, and others suggesting it just adds 25 new compounds to the Controlled Substances Act, and yet others claiming that prohormones would be fine if sold as “research chemicals”, so lets take a look at the bill in a little more detail.
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Update: Two Purity First products may contain “Dimethyltestosterone”

As mentioned in our previous blog post FDA officials recently identified the presence of two well known designer steroids, dimethazine and superdrol, in Purity First’s Healthy Life Chemistry B-50 product.

Further FDA testing has noted the additional detection of traces of something they suspect to be “dimethyltestosterone” in Purity First’s “Multi-Mineral” and “Vitamin C” products. [1] Continue reading

Healthy Life Chemistry B-50 contains Superdrol and Dimethazine

healthy life chemistry by purity firstIn a rather spectacular – not to mention ironic – blunder, a Vitamin B supplement from a supplement company called “Purity First” appears to have been contaminated with the designer steroids Methasteron and Dimethazine. Methasteron, better known as Superdrol, became a scheduled drug in 2012.

The FDA has received reports of 29 adverse incidents associated with the use of Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50. These reports include fatigue, muscle cramping, and myalgia (muscle pain), as well as abnormal laboratory findings for liver and thyroid function, and cholesterol levels.

Females who used this product reported unusual hair growth and missed menstruation, and males who used the product reported impotence and findings of low testosterone.

Some of the cases reported have resulted in hospitalization, but there were no reports of death or acute liver failure.

While this is almost undoubtedly a horrible accident caused primarily by carelessness on the part of their (presumably) Chinese supplier or contract manufacturer (and their own failure to perform adequate testing), it’s likely to have unpleasant ramifications for the owners of the inappropriately named “Purity First”.

More information: FDA warns consumers about health risks with Healthy Life Chemistry dietary supplement

New Products: Desoxytestosterone, Triacetyladenosine, and Oneiromancer

Several interesting new products have hit the supplement and prohormone markets recently. New prohormones available include desoxytestosterone acetate, and new supplements include the “pump product” triacetyladenosine, and the sleep/dream formula Oneiromancer.

Desoxytestosterone Acetate:

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Nomenclature:
17β-acetoxy-5α-androst-2-ene

Desoxytestosterone is the non-17a-methylated analogue of desoxymethyltestosterone. Desoxymethyltestosterone is better known as madol or pheraplex, so desoxytestosterone is sometimes referred to as “unmethylated phera”.
Desoxytestosterone has an anabolic:androgenic ratio of 160:60 vs. testosterone by subcutaneous injection. [1]
Desoxytestosterone acetate first appeared on the market as a component of AX’s “3-AD”, and is currently available to pre-order as a raw powder from PHF Supplements. The acetate ester will enhance solubility significantly.

Triacetyladenosine

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Adenosine is a cellular signalling molecule that regulates muscular blood flow and glucose uptake. Adenosine itself has a very short half life and is readily subjected to metabolic inactivation by the enzyme adenosine deaminase. [2][3] The 3 acetyl groups of triacetyladenosine slow the rate of metabolism and elimination of the adenosine molecule in the body. These chemical changes also permit greater lipid solubility to allow for better accessibility to the body via a topical formulation.

Prototype Nutrition has recently introduced triacetyladenosine as a capped product for oral use. The ingredient can also be found in two of Patrick Arnold’s other formulations; E-Pharm Pump Spray and E-Pharm Joint Force.

Oneiromancer

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Oneiromancer from Antaeus Labs is promoted as a dream/sleep supplement. It contains extracts of the shamanistic herbs Silene Capensis and Synaptolepis Kirkii, the Ayurvedic herb Hemidesmus Indicus, as well as other ingredients to induce sleep, prolong REM sleep, promote vivid and lucid dreams, and increase dream recall.

References:
[1] Kincl FA, Dorfman RI. Anabolic-androgenic potency of various steroids in a castrated rat assay. Steroids. 1964;3(1):109–22
[2] Raivio KO. Adenosine Deaminase /Ada/ and Purine Metabolism in Human Lymphocytes. Pediatr Res. 1975 Nov;9(11):869–869.
[3] Möser GH, Schrader J, Deussen A. Turnover of adenosine in plasma of human and dog blood. Am. J. Physiol. 1989 Apr;256(4 Pt 1):C799–806.

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Celtic Labs “Superdiol”

Celtic Labs has just released several new products on presale to the public. [1] Most are ‘clones’ of existing designer steroids, though one of them is novel; “Celtic Mass” is intended to be a ‘prohormone’ to the recently-banned designer steroid, methasterone (superdrol). [2]

celtic-massThe active ingredient is labeled 2a,17a-dimethyl-5a-androstane-3,17b-diol, however the trivial name “superdiol” is less of a mouthful.
This compound is known to be a metabolite of methasterone (superdrol) in both humans and animals. [3][4][5]
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Altrenogest

Recently there has been a new arrival on the steroid scene; this one sold exclusively by online traditional AAS vendors. Marketed as “p-tren”, the active ingredient is sometimes described as propionyltrenbolone, and the marketing claims being made for it are nothing short of remarkable.

“This is a new form of oral trenbolone, and is likely, dose for dose, the second most powerful AAS next to Methyltren.”

Bold claims indeed. But do they hold water?
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FDA Raid Primordial Performance

The Food and Drug Administration raided Primordial Performance’s premises this week, seizing their Androseries, Sustain Alpha and Dermatherm products.
The raid has pulled the proverbial rug out from under the Portland-based supplement company, prompting an immediate announcement that they are going out of business.
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