Thursday, July 6, 2017

Barlowe's Herbal Elixirs Epicat-Lax Maximum Complex: A Legal Alternative to Steroids.

From the manufacturer:

Barlowe's Herbal Elixirs now proudly offers Epicat-Lax Maximum Complex - a very potent formulation for those serious about building lean muscle. With just one capsule daily, Epicat-Lax Max delivers therapeutic and effective dosages of Epicatechin, Laxogenin, 7-Methoxyflavone, and Tongkat Ali 100:1, with piperine for increased bio-availability. Each bottle is a two month (60 day) supply. No Stearates! No Fillers! No Junk! This scientifically designed combination of four key body-building ingredients results in a product which is one of the best all-natural lean muscle builders on the market. Furthermore, compare the cost and dosages of Epicat-Lax Maximum Complex with the price of other Epicatechin/Laxogenin products that are available! The certificate of analysis (COA) of each of the four primary ingredients is shown above, and a brief description of the four follows.


Epicat-Lax Max delivers 150mg of 92% Epicatechin. This is considered to be a good daily dosage for those of normal body weight. Epicatechin is a bioactive compound classified as a flavonol, a plant based phytochemical which is found in a number of foods in trace amounts, including green tea and dark chocolate. Epicatechin has been the subject of several studies that have uncovered a host of physiological benefits, including enhanced muscle growth and strength, increased nitric oxide production for improved vascularity and blood flow, and improved memory, brain and heart health. Research with Epicatechin indicates that it substantially increases levels of Follistatin, a special type of protein found in the muscles, which binds to and thereby inhibits the actions of Myostatin in the body. Myostatin is a type of protein called a myokine, which limits the level of muscle growth. Mammals lacking Myostatin can show huge increases in muscularity. Thus, more Follistatin equals less Myostatin, and less Myostatin equals more muscle!


Also known as 5 alpha hydroxy Laxogenin or 5a hydroxy Laxogenin, Laxogenin is a plant compound and the best known member of a group of anabolic compounds collectively referred to as brassinosteroids. Epicat-Lax Max delivers 60mg of 97% Laxogenin per capsule. While its mechanism of effect has yet to be fully determined, the prevailing view is that Laxogenin directly increases protein to muscle synthesis while decreasing protein breakdown. It is also believed to enhance muscle recovery and growth by inhibiting the stress hormone cortisol. Excessive cortisol levels can make it almost impossible to gain muscle, not to mention strength.


7-Methoxyflavone is an all-natural ingredient with strong aromatase inhibiting properties, superior bio-availability, and strong resistance to hepatic metabolism/breakdown. What is aromatase? Aromatase is a genetically regulated enzyme that binds to the most potent, masculine, anabolic compound in your body (free testosterone) and feminizes it, converting free testosterone to female estrogens. 7-Methoxyflavone binds to the aromatase enzymes and effectively inactivates them. This reduces the amount of estrogen in the blood stream, thus increasing luteinizing hormone secretion which in turn increases the body's production of testosterone. Each capsule of Epicat-Lax Max delivers 200 mg of 99% 7-Methoxyflavone - a quite potent daily dosage.

TONGKAT ALI 100:1 Extract:

Tongkat Ali is a popular folk name for Eurycoma longifolia. The name Tongkat Ali means "Ali's walking stick." Another folk name for the plant is Longjack. Tongkat Ali is a scientifically studied plant which holds up brilliantly under close scrutiny. The root contains a plethora of beneficial compounds, including potent protective anti-oxidants which inhibit cellular aging. Quassinoids in the root prove twice as potent as aspirin against fevers. Most importantly, Tongkat Ali extract can increase testosterone levels up to fourfold. Increasing testosterone levels is the main objective from a muscle building (and sex drive) standpoint. Testosterone is the most important of the male sex hormones, which are known as androgens. Tongkat Ali is quite anabolic and is a great tonic herb. Each capsule of Epicat-Lax Max contains 200mg of Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract. Though not a large dose, this amount is sufficient to have a definite positive effect on testosterone levels.


Finally, 10mg of 98% Piperine (Black Pepper Extract) are added to each capsule of Epicat-Lax Max in order to increase the bio-availability of the expensive ingredients utilized in this complex. The use of the Piperine, combined with the fact that no stearates are utilized (stearates can hinder absorption), yields a product with outstanding bio-availability.

***These vegetable-derived capsules (Vegan, Kosher and Halal certified) are filled on slow speed equipment and only pure, unadulterated herbal extract is contained in the capsules. There are no magnesium stearates, fillers, flow agents, gelatin, silicates, gluten, corn, wheat, rice, yeast, starch, titanium dioxide, artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives. Capsules produced with high speed equipment in herbal and dietary supplement "factories" generally contain several other ingredients, including powdered lubricants called STEARATES (which can greatly diminish an herb or supplement's absorption into the body). Check their labels! Barlowe also bottles his products in glass as he believes chemical vapors can vent from plastic containers and contaminate the contents and that glass is better for the environment.

Caution: This herbal formula is generally safe, but it is potent and should be utilized with care. This product is for dietary use. If unexpected side-effects occur, discontinue use immediately! The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Directions For Use: Take one capsule daily, ideally an hour before a work out.  Heavier than normal individuals may need to take two capsules daily for optimal effect. You can take this product for up to three months without a break, but then take a month off.