Why Should I Take Beta-Ecdysterone 50%?
Beta-ecdysterone has built up quite the reputation over the years, and for good reason! It is a powerful supplement for increasing muscle strength and size, and thus has been very popular with bodybuilders and athletes that depend on strength. If you want to take your physical performance to the next level, then beta-ecdysterone is certainly something you need to be considering!
With the popularity of beta-ecdysterone, you may be asking yourself, why should I pick up Nootropics Depot’s beta-ecdysterone? The answer to this is pretty simple, we are serious about purity, transparency and most of all, analytical testing. This is not something that is commonly seen in the supplement industry, and certainly not for popular ingredients such as beta-ecdysterone. With this in mind, you can rest assured that what you are receiving from us is real, pure, unadulterated, naturally extracted and highly efficacious beta-ecdysterone. You don’t even have to take our word for it, we let our analytical testing do the talking when it comes to purity!
What is Beta-Ecdysterone 50%?
Beta-ecdysterone, also known as 20-hydroxyecdysone, is a naturally occurring steroid hormone that is synthesized in many different plants, animals and even insects. It is highly utilized by various different types of insects, primarily ants, who are known for their immense strength! What’s fascinating about this, is that these strength enhancing effects also occur in humans, and this is one of the reasons why beta-ecdysterone has always been such a desirable, yet illusive and miss-understood supplement.
Furthermore, Beta-ecdysterone is just one of many different ecdysteroids, with beta-ecdysterone being one of the most studied ecdysteroids. That being said, our beta-ecdysterone is extracted from Cyanotis arachnoidea which contains a wide range of ecdysteroids. Our main focus with this Cyanotis arachnoidea extract however, is to achieve high levels of beta-ecdysterone which we certainly pulled off at a concentration of 50%! That being said, because this is a natural extract, it will also contain some of the other ecdysteroids which may help provide a bit of an “entourage effect”!
Beta-Ecdysterone 50% Benefits & Uses
Promotes physical strength
Promotes muscle growth
Supports joint & bone health
A Novel Estrogenic Anabolic Supplement
One of the most fascinating things about beta-ecdysterone, is that it appears to very significantly enhance muscle hypertrophy, while not appearing to signal through androgenic pathways. With our current understanding of anabolics, we would assume that any anabolic supplement would have some effect on androgens, so this is quite a head scratcher! Well it turns out that perhaps we have been misinterpreting what estrogen is doing in the body, because the anabolic effects of beta-ecdysterone are mediated through estrogenic mechanisms!
Estrogen is often seen as an enemy to muscle hypertrophy, and old-school bodybuilders often utilized aromatase inhibitors to drop estrogen levels or even used selective estrogen receptor modulators to dampen estrogenic activity. Modern bodybuilders on the other hand, have discovered the opposite, estrogen is very much an anabolic agent and is clearly important for muscle hypertrophy. Beta-ecdysterone is further evidence of this being the case.
Beta-ecdysterone attaches to estrogen beta receptors (ERβ), and via this pathway can also increase IGF-1 levels which is highly anabolic too. By activating ERβ, beta-ecdysterone appears to cause a very significant increase in overall muscle hypertrophy. In in-vitro studies, it has indeed been shown that when beta-ecdysterone is incubated with C2C12 myotubes (a common model for studying muscle hypertrophy) it causes significant increase in muscle hypertrophy. However, when the C2C12 myotubes are incubated with both ecdysterone and antiestrogenic agents, the muscle hypertrophy disappears. On the other hand, when incubating the C2C12 myotubes with beta-ecdysterone and antiandrogenic agents, the muscle hypertrophy effects of beta-ecdysterone remained. This clearly indicates that beta-ecdysterone is not acting through an androgenic mechanism, but rather acting through a highly desirable estrogenic pathway!
Estrogen also plays a massive role in bone health, and thus it is no surprise that beta-ecdysterone can exert bone health promoting effects! This is a very nice added benefit, as heavy exercise can be quite taxing for our bones too, especially as our strength goes up and we start lifting heavier and heavier weights! In addition to this, beta-ecdysterone also appears to have a very positive effect on joint health by activating autophagy in chondrocytes. Maintaining joint health is also very important as physical strength goes up, so beta-ecdysterone really is the complete package when it comes to getting stronger!