Hey guys, this review is very much overdue (among many other products) considering I ran this product a couple months back, but nonetheless, here it is. So today I'll be reviewing PES Anabeta Elite. Please keep in mind that I did not run this as a standalone supplement as it was stacked with Lecheek's...
Hey guys, this review is very much overdue (among many other products) considering I ran this product a couple months back, but nonetheless, here it is. So today I'll be reviewing PES Anabeta Elite. Please keep in mind that I did not run this as a standalone supplement as it was stacked with Lecheek's AD-3 PCT. I have ran multiple AI's in the past so I knew what to expect from an AI and could differentiate any changes that would come while running Anabeta Elite. Another thing to keep in mind is that I only ran 1 bottle of this and probably would have seen more effects if I had completed a full 8 week cycle. But here are my thoughts about the first bottle...
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Proprietary Blend: 1625mg
Anacyclus pyrethrum D.C. (root), Extract 95% Forskolin (Standardized from Coleus forskohlii), 5-Androsten-3B7B-diol-17-one
The drawback here is that it's a proprietary blend, and I, among others, am not a huge fan of prop blends since you never can determine how much of each ingredient you're ingesting. Now I'll let PES' KevinHY explain what PES added to Elite compared to the OG Anabeta. (This was stolen from his thread)
Anacyclus pyrethrum DC Extract
We spent months testing this ingredient on our elite test subjects. We knew this ingredient had potential after reading the animal studies on A. pyrethrum and seeing its potent anabolic effects. With a unique extraction method to PES, we found how to make this stuff STRONG.
The research on this ingredient shows that while it is a powerful anabolic, it has modest androgenic effects. The perfect formula for muscle growth without side effects. This ingredient alone is quite amazing, but we've harnessed in two more ingredients to take AnaBeta Elite to the next level.
Not just forskolin...95% pure Forskolin!
This ingredient has so many pro-bodybuilding and physique altering attributes that we could write a book on it...but lets focus on why it fits into AnaBeta Elite.
For one of the obvious reasons it is a proven testosterone booster. By adding in this angle to AnaBeta Elite you are now coupling an anabolic ingredient (anacyclus) with a pro-anabolic ingredient. This well rounded physique altering compound should be a staple in any anabolic stack "” but you get it right in AnaBeta Elite! These are the common reasons Forskolin has remained a loved ingredient in the industry and why we felt it shines when we added it to the formula.
Forskolin is an extremely potent cAMP upregulator. Numerous studies have shown it can increase cAMP levels to such high amounts physiological effects can be seen and felt. Increasing cAMP is a target pathway we wanted in AnaBeta Elite. Increased cAMP has the ability to increase natural steroidogenesis and is a key signaling molecule in muscle growth and fat loss. Forskolin has also shown to be a non-steroidal Androgen Receptor activator in vitro.
Most of the studies on forskolin use a 10% extract, something we were not satisfied with. In AnaBeta Elite you get 95% forskolin, thats over nine times more pure and over nine times as powerful mg for mg!
So here we stand with 2 ingredients. One harnessing an anabolic effect of its own, and another giving pro-anabolic and physique altering effects. There is only one more puzzle piece that fits.
Since AnaBeta Elite is formulated for hardcore bodybuilders and athletes alike we knew we had to target the cortisol pathway. Cortisol spikes are seen in intense training. This catabolic hormone is the last thing your muscle tissue needs to have spiking. A study done on rugby players showed an high rise in cortisol levels after a match, and declining testosterone levels.
With AnaBeta Elite you are locked in with an ingredient that is a potent inhibitor of cortisol. We did not want to make you go out and buy a cortisol product to attack this muscle degrading hormone "” we put the ingredient you need in each capsule.
During this 4 week run I was following a recomp diet (calories were around 2500-3000 daily), with a 6 day on/1 day off lifting split, and I had some significant strength increases. All of my compound, accessory, and isolation lifts increased anywhere from 5-20lb's, which was more than what I was expecting. I also gained some decent size on my shoulders/traps, arms, chest, and legs all while leaning out in my midsection. Now I give this an 8 because in comparison to DAA (I know this isn't technically in the same category, but in terms of strength/size increases) it was almost on par with my DAA runs. I did see a little bit more changes in definition and strength after running DAA, but Anabeta Elite, in comparison, bared similar results. Now I'll state again, that I wish I had ran this for a full 8 weeks to fully determine the results this product had to potentially offer, but this supplement is not cheap.
Side Effects: None to really speak of besides some acne, but I can probably contribute this to the test boosting qualities of AD-3.
This product is fairly expensive...I've seen it anywhere from $49 to as high at $70+. However, Nutraplanet is currently running a sale on it for $39.99 for one week only so if you have the cash to dish out and planning on running a natty cycle, I'd pick this up. Now I give this a 6 because since it's so expensive and paired with the results I received during this run, I don't think I'd pick up this product again unless the price dropped to around the $30-$40 range. The results were decent, but in my honest opinion, the price is way too high for the outcome.
Overall this product deserves a solid 8. I never ran the original Anabeta, but I thought the results from this 4 week cycle were pretty strong. I wish I would have ran it for a full 8 weeks to get the most out of this product, but since it's fairly expensive, I wasn't willing to invest the additional $50 to extend this run. If I was to run this again (at a cheaper price), I would definitely stack it with some DAA product and an AI again...then I think the results would have been significantly enhanced. I do recommend this product for someone who is looking for a supplement in the anabolic category without going down the PH road, if you have the extra cash to dish out, and to throw it into the natty test boosting stack...I would probably do Test Powder w/ Anabeta Elite, or D-Pol/AD-3/Anabeta Elite, just throwing out some possible options. Thanks for reading my SR brothers.
- Solid Strength And Size Increases
- No Sides
- Builds Muscle