On this episode of Behind the Muscle, The Guerrilla Chemist discusses Brutal 4ce.
Brutal 4ce (4-DHEA) is a 2-step precursor to testosterone, first converting to androstenediol, and then to testosterone. Because there are two steps, there are more chances for it to not reach a final conversion to testosterone. Since conversion most often gets interrupted in digestion we have implemented a highly scientific delivery method called Liposomal technology to fix this problem. Liposomal technology has long been used in the medical field as a carrier for drugs, but only now has this innovation made its way into nutrition supplements. This new direction and employment of liposome science is in part due to the low absorption and bioavailability rates of traditional oral dietary and nutritional tablets and capsules.
Being a hydrophobic (fat-soluble) molecule, 4-DHEA traditionally it has been difficult to effective get into the blood, which is hydrophilic(water-soluble). Therefore, the natural encapsulation of hydrophobic nutrients within liposomes has made for a very effective method of bypassing the destructive elements of the gastric system and aiding the 4-DHEA to be delivered to the cells and tissues. Liposomes have a hydrophobic core with a hydrophilic shell, which simultaneously protects the molecule from degradation while allowing it be more soluble and get into the bloodstream.
Brutal 4ce includes a built in time-released delivery system through the process of esterification. Esters are added to the molecule to control its release, which eliminates the need to be dosed throughout the day on a manually timed schedule to optimize effectiveness. Brutal 4ce includes the undecanoate and caprylate esters, as well as the unesterified 4-DHEA to provide prolonged elevated levels with multiple peaks. Brutal 4ce is a non-methylated compound, so there is no adverse effects on the liver.