In this episode of Behind the Muscle, The Guerrilla Chemist discusses Chosen1.
Chosen1 (1-DHEA) is not a steroid; however it is a unique precursor to a powerful testosterone derivative known as 1-testosterone. It isn't the exact version of natural testosterone produced in the body, but differs from actual testosterone only by a double bond isomer. As a complex compound they are both different, however 1-testosterone is considered much more potent. It has an anabolic:androgenic ratio of 1:2, meaning drier gains and more aggression in the gym.
1-DHEA has been around in the nutritional supplement industry for years, but never delivered in the way we that are revolutionizing this amazing compound. Through the groundbreaking scientific liposomal delivery system, we have made the 1-DHEA you’ll be ingesting 99% bioavailable during the 2-step conversion process first converting to androstenediol and finally to 1-testosterone. This makes Chosen1 extremely efficient compared to products of 10-15 years ago. 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 older oral dietary and nutritional tablets and capsules.. Being a hydrophobic (fat-soluble) molecule, 1-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 1-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. Chosen 1 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. Chosen 1 includes the undecanoate and caprylate esters, as well as the unesterified 1-DHEA to provide prolonged elevated levels with multiple peaks. Chosen 1 is a non-methylated compound, so there is no adverse effects on the liver.