Anabolics2005 is, in fact, a great book. The only thing I take issue with in it is that there isn't a lot of creativity in it. It's basically profiles that are very conservative, and not much is done with some of the more recent and interesting research involving various Anabolics and such. Here are a few examples:
Llewellyn lists the proper dose of Arimidex as 1mg/day.
Ok...yea...you can take 1mg/day...but why would you do that when current research suggests that half that dose (.5mgs) is basically equal to a full 1mg dose (1)? I mean....yeah, you can save half your money on Arimidex, so why wouldn't you just do .5mgs? Why isn't that in there?
He tells you how much HCG to use, yet tells you to use it with Clomid even though although Nolvadex is the better choice, and has PROVEN to be VERY synergistic with HCG (3)(4)...and why doesn't he tell you that vitamin E will raise the blood plasma testosterone response to HCG (2).
And...I mean...why use Ketotifen ($40/box) to upgrade Beta-receptors, when Benadryl is 1/10th the cost? Benadryl works to have the same effect as Ketotifen, and does so by inhibiting phospholipase A2, which is the enzyme that breaks down methylated phospholipids, which in turn keeps the phospholipid membrane stable, and thus keeps the receptors functioning properly.
I guess what I'm saying is that the research is there...but it (to me) reads like a catalogue or textbook, and doesn't really have many creative or interesting approaches to anabolics. I wrote my book to be what I'd want to read...like...easy to understand, but very cutting edge...you know?
I guess, I'm saying (and of course I'm biased) that I'd prefer a more Duchaine-type approach to things...put a theory out there, tell us something new, ya know?
None of this is to say Anabolics2005 is not a really cool book, I just prefer a different flavor, I guess.
- "Estrogen Suppression in Males: Metabolic Effects." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 85, No. 7 2370-2377
"Effect of vitamin E on function of pituitary-gonadal axis in male rats and human subjects."Umeda F, Kato K, Muta K, Ibayashi H.
Andrologia 1991 Mar-Apr;23(2):109-14
"Effect of an antiestrogen on the testicular response to acute and chronic administration of hCG in normal and hypogonadotropic hypogonadic men: tamoxifen and testicular response to hCG."
- J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1980 Nov;51(5):1026-9 "Tamoxifen suppresses gonadotropin-induced 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone accumulation in normal men."