Hey everyone, I'm new here to T-Nation and I wasn't sure if an Epistane post was appropriate for this forum topic but I couldn't find a better place for it. So I'm going to run my first cycle of Epistane and wanted some advice on my stack that I have so far and also ask some questions. I have researched all of this before but everyone has their own opinion and I often hear mixed responses.
So first off, I'm 22 years old, 6'2" and 185 lbs with probably 15% or more bf - not lean, but not fat - not big, but not small. Pretty much right in the middle.
I purchased two bottles of RPN Havoc. My first question is should I run my first cycle for 4 weeks or 6 weeks and what dosing? From what I've read, 20/30/30/40 might be a good start for me. Any advice?
Now for my stack that I purchased:
2 bottles of CYCLE ASSIST BY COMPETITIVE EDGE LABS - 1 for on-cycle and one for PCT
D-pol by purus labs for getting my natty test up for PCT
Inhibit-E for blocking estrogen PCT
Creature Creatine for either running during or post cycle to keep strength up.
So the reason I don't have an all-in-on PCT supplement is because I read some reviews on most of the good ones and people were saying the main goals of PCT supplements are for liver support, testosterone boosting, and estrogen blocking. I read most of the all-in-ones do a mediocre job at these tasks and it is usually better to tackle them separately. So Cycle Assist has the best reviews for on-cycle support and also has great liver protection so I figured I'd take it both on and post cycle. D-pol seems to be the best natural test booster and Inhibit-E the best estrogen blocker. I know there are probably better test boosters and e-blockers out there that are more effective but are probably more dangerous as well.
Does this seem like a good cycle for Epistane? I know epi is basically the least likely prohormone to cause negative side effects, and can even be used in PCT in small doses to reduce gyno, that's why I feel that this is a pretty good stack considering how mild epi is. How should I dose the inhibit-E and the D-pol? I have read that SERMs like Nolva are required after an Epi cycle. Is that true or is it not really necessary for Epistane since it is so mild? Also, do I need anything else? I plan to get a multivitamin and joint support but I have also been reading about anti-aromatasing and was wondering if that's also necessary.
Sorry if I didn't provide enough information but I can answer any questions or help out in any way I can. Thanks for the help and advice in advanced!