The supplement industry is littered now more than ever by “natural anabolics” and “hormone optimizers” that claim to do everything but mow your lawn. Most of those supplements are filled with proprietary blends, ingredients that lack science-based evidence, and often times varieties of ingredients that have been proven time and time again to do little to nothing for body composition. Not to mention the underdosing and poor extraction issues that many companies use to increase their bottom line.
Quite frankly, most individuals who workout hard, eat right, and take care of their bodies won’t benefit from many of these products and the only composition that changes, is the size of their wallet. Rather than taking a chance on one of these other supplements, we’re here to review a product that can back up its claims, scientifically and anecdotally prove its benefits, and fully disclose its ingredient label.
Some of you may remember this product name form years ago but we would like to reintroduce Purus Labs reformulated Halovar, the naturally formulated male hormonal optimizer and natural anabolic.
The newly reformulated version of Halovar has 3, yes just 3, ingredients; all of which have been clinically tested and studied for years. Keep reading below to find out what we thought about Purus Labs Halovar.
Ingredients: Halovar’s reformulation cut down from 5 to 3 ingredients and focused on creating an all natural formula.
Myoedge Calcium HMB-3g: HMB is a metabolite of the amino acid Leucine which is the key amino responsible for muscle protein synthesis. Some of the benefits of HMB found in studies showed increases in strength, explosive power, increased muscle mass, lower body fat, and reduced soreness after exercise. While benefits were positive, there still were some studies that showed strength was not always increased with JUST the usage of HMB. This was until the Vitamin D3 and Calcium were added into the mix and supplemented along side HMB. When these 3 ingredients were supplemented together, studies suggested that the Calcium HMB showed statistical increases in muscular strength in those individuals who showed sufficient levels of Vitamin D3 within their body. This combination has been shown to further decrease protein breakdowns over the course of exercise as well as improved aerobic performance and increased endurance.
Through different biological pathways, Myoedge HMB can lead to faster recovery post workout and reduce the onset of lactate in the blood (the burn) resulting in better performance in longer workouts, faster recovery time between sets, ability to perform more reps at certain weights, and reduced DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) in the 24-48-hour range. It seems that the supplementation of Vitamin D3 alongside Calcium-HMB makes for an extremely potent strength and mass combo.
We all know that calcium is an electrolyte that helps us to stay hydrated and regulate muscle contractions as well as helps us to build strong bones. Vitamin D3 is also beneficial in that it is a key regulator in maintaining and moving calcium through the blood stream. This is also highly beneficial due to the fact that the HMB added in the product is a calcium form, which will be regulated and better absorbed with the addition of the 4,000 IU’s of Vitamin D3.
Organic Ashwagandha (KSM-66)-600mg: KSM-66 is one of the most popular and well-studied forms of Ashwagandha (the other being Sensoril). KSM-66 is a powerful adaptogen has many benefits and studies linked to factors that improve sports performance and similar traits to HMB. Remember, an adaptogen is a compound that helps the body cope with mental and physical stressors better. Studies suggest that KSM-66 has the ability to improve memory and cognition, improve energy and stamina, enhance strength and muscle recovery, improve sleep cycles and improve virility.
Within Halovar, KSM-66’s goal is to provide the adaptogen effect to help you reduce muscle damage markers, and improve recovery so you can workout harder, longer, and more frequently. When coupled with an ingredient like HMB, it is not uncommon to experience substantially less DOMS both immediately after and days post workout. This facet of Halovar is important for individuals who may have strenuous/physical jobs on top of difficult workouts.
Shilajit Extract (PrimaVie Shilajit)-200mg: The final ingredient in Halovar may have the most potent effect and longest known usage of the 3 ingredients! PrimaVie Shilajit Extract is also known as “mountain tar” and is found in the various Asian Mountains such as the Himalayan range, Tibetan mountains, and Caucasus Mountains. This sticky tar like mineral has been studied and used all the way back to 3000 B.C.
Some of the benefits associated with Shilajit Extract is improved male sexual health, improved mitochondrial energy, improved endurance, improved bioavailability of CoQ10, and up-regulation of steroidogenic and collagen synthesizing genes (patents pending regarding the up-regulation of genes). PrimaVie version of Shilajit is a purified version that contains over 40 different minerals with a very low level of heavy metals.
PrimaVie Shilajit is also known as an anti-aging supplement on top of its ability to increase testosterone. Studies proved that over a 90-day period, when dosing with 250mg of Shilajit Extract, total testosterone, free testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone were significantly increased while Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) were both well maintained. Both of these hormones are responsible for the development and maintenance of the male and female gonads (testes and ovaries). By providing an increase in overall free testosterone, Shilajit has the ability to improve performance both in the gym, as well as in the bedroom; which makes it great for all men over the age of 21.
Even with the small ingredient list, Halovar performed better than we expected. After running a full bottle, here are some of the major things we noticed after just one month:
• Increased Energy: Not a caffeinated feeling, but more natural energy daily. Waking up feeling refreshed and not needing to hit the snooze button one more time is a major noticeable effect. You won’t find yourself reaching for that 2pm energy drink to help you get through your day.
• Increased Libido: This was evident almost immediately; probably within a week of using Halovar. Unlike other natural testosterone boosters that claim to improve libido, this was the real deal. Let’s just say this may bring you back to your early teenage years!
• More Muscle Fullness: One of the most noticeable features is the increased muscle fullness we experienced daily. Think of it as walking around with a pump all day, minus the pain and soreness that comes along with it. You know the old adage, “the camera adds 10lbs (of muscle)”? Well with Halovar, that happens in real life. The perfect supplement to use before all those summer beach parties!
• Adaptogen properties: The last major effect we noticed is Halovar’s ability to regulate both physical and cognitive stressors. During this run work loads in the gym were progressively more voluminous and harder on the body. Rather than slowly start to see diminishing progress, workouts were powered through and finished while maintaining high energy levels, less physical slowing, and we felt our central nervous system (CNS) was in tip top shape. We have all been there, you have a couple great heavy training sessions and then BOOM, you a hit a wall. You thought your diet was right, you slept well, but your warm ups feel like your working sets. You may have heard of “frying” your CNS, which can occur from too much stress through training and life. One thing that stood out was how well our bodies and minds adapted to stress while using Halovar and allowed us to be in a better position to push ourselves daily without any negative side effects.
Price Point: Like most new products to hit the market, Halovar does come with a bit of a price tag. The good news is if you’re ordering products direct from https://puruslabs.com/discount/modern20, you can use the code MODERN20 for 20% off your purchase. That code is good for 20% off SITEWIDE, so whether you’re looking to pick up Halovar, or try out one of their discounted stacks, or even just looking for a re-up on their hit pre-workout Condense or delicious proteins, MODERN20 is going to get you a sweet deal!
Halovar is definitely something we loved using and will be purchasing on our own dime to see how well an 8 week run works. Halovar exceeded expectations and delivered on so many positive benefits across the board. We can safely say that Purus Labs Halovar is far from just hype, it’s a top natural anabolic on the market today. Head over to https://puruslabs.com/discount/modern20 and see the major impact Halovar will make on your training, physique, and fitness goals.