A great insurance policy for a safe oral PH cycle!
Special thanks to Fred at Strong Supplements Shop for allowing 3 ER members to run a pro hormone (PH) cycle of our choice; SS provided not just the PH but also the support supps for the cycle. I will start this review off with the caveat that I do not have a large body of experience to compare this to other on cycle support supplements other than LeCheek Cycle Armor and LGI Damage Control . As such this will be one of my shorter reviews because at the end of the day, based on my blood work, it simply worked and worked well. How it would compare to other support supplements out there is difficult for me to say based on my lack of experience in this area.
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
Milk Thistle 500mg
Hawthorn Berry Extract 350mg
Grape Seed Extract 75mg
ZMA (Zinc 15mg & Magnesium) 250mg
Sadenosylmethionine (SAMe) 100mg
Saw Palmetto 150mg
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 75mg
Glucoseamine Sulfate 500mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 30mg
A quick comparison with other support supplements out there shows that this is a pretty robust formula and has common ingredients that target the major support concerns while on cycle: liver, kidney, joint, heart/circulatory and prostrate. In addition, almost all of the dosages are either equal to most of the well known support supps and greatly exceed some of the cheaper products out there, so over all – great inclusion of effective doses for addressing key concerns while on cycle.
The only minor improvement that I see would be the inclusion of TUDCA for greater liver support. As such I brought LGI Damage Control into the picture in the final weeks just as a safeguard due to other medical concerns that I had at the time (unrelated to my cycle).
2 in the AM and 2 in the PM. Easy.
I have to rate this very high based solely on two factors: lack of major side effects and stability in my blood work. (I have to have blood work done weekly for other issues.) I used this with a Halocor cycle that I ran 50/75/100/100/125. Halodrol is considered a rather mild PH but it is still methylated so the fact that I saw no significant change in my liver values speaks well towards how effective this was for me. Likewise with lipids, blood pressure, etc. Sure I had slight variations, but nothing out of the ordinary or even what I would have expected to see given the potential harsh nature of an oral PH. HDL/LDL stayed stable and total triglycerides remained under 120. BP did tend to occasional creep up a bit into the high 80’s/120’s but still more than acceptable.
Other than occasional lethargy and few painful pumps, I really experienced very little sides from this cycle so I also have to credit Blockade with helping to ensure that.
And yes, although I preloaded with Lecheek Cycle Armor and finished up with LGI Damage Control, I have no issues saying that Blockade provided excellent support all on its own based on my ongoing blood work.
While I got this for free, Blockade can be purchased online for less than $30.00, so that comes out to about $1.00 per day for “cycle insurance”. Well worth it in my opinion. It is also well in line with most of the reputable competitive products so overall I rate this as a solid value both for overall cost and in comparison to its competitors.
I’ll repeat with what I said at the beginning - this simply worked and worked well for me. I do not have any experience with multiple compounds so I will let Hulkish comment on its effectiveness with harsher cycles in his review. But for a single methylated compound like halodrol, I found that this exceeded my expectations and helped me run a very effective and safe PH cycle. Two thumbs up!
- Stable Blood Work
- Helped Reduce Sides