Epitalon is a peptide derived from epithalamin, a hormone produced in humans by the pineal gland. It is an experimental agent, used most prominently in the area of anti-aging science. In animal studies, done with older lab rodents and monkeys, epitalon prolonged life span by more than 12-13 percent, increased insulin sensitivity and endurance, lowered body temperature, inhibited carcinogenesis, improved the digestion of whole foods, increased the uptake of glucose and amino acids, reduced DNA damage, and increased melatonin levels and decreased cortisol levels. In in vitro studies epitalon increased the vitality of cells, increased the amount of times human cells can divide, made old cells function as young ones, and increased the quantity of protein old cells are able to manufacture. Epitalon's working mechanism is unknown, but scientists suspect the drug interacts with an unidentified and universal receptor in cell membranes. We are not aware of human studies that have been published in peer reviewed scientific literature. Human users report the healing of injuries that date from years back, improvement of sleep and mood, increase energy, and smoothening of wrinkles and lines in the face. Older athletes incidentally report an increase of strength and improvement of endurance.
|Brand name||Epitalon, Epithalon, Epithalone|
Epitalon was discovered by Russian anti-aging researchers from Saint Petersburg University. It was found by analyzing the potential bioactive compounds of the biological pineal extract Epithalamin, which has been used in Russia since the nineties. The Russians reported their discovery in 1999 at the Pan-American Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Antonio. Though early research has been promising in many regards, this remains a research product only.
How is Epitalon Supplied
Epitalon is not available as a pharmaceutical product. No standard dosage information is available.
Structural Characteristics of Epitalon
Epitalon is a peptide - a tetrapetide, to put it more precisely. Its molecule consists of a sequence of the amino acids Ala-Glu-Asp-Gly.
Epitalon Side Effects
Epitalon has not been approved for use in humans. Its safety and propensity for side effects may not be well understood at this time. We have not been able to find anecdotal reports of serious side effects by human users.
As epitalon has not been approved for use in humans. Prescribing guidelines are unavailable. In animal studies epitalon has been administered orally and by subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. In most animal studies researchers administered epitalon subcutaneously. The human equivalent of the subcutaneous dosage used by scientists is approximately 0.8 micrograms/kilograms/day. The human equivalent of the oral dose is approximately 30 micrograms/kilograms/day. Underground experts, however, typically advise much higher doses. In most experiments, the Russians used epitalon for a limited period of 5 days, up to one month. Underground experts often advise users to take epitalon during a 2-3 weeks cycle.
Epitalon in oral or intranasal products are available as 'grey market' supplements. Injectable versions, mostly powders that have to be reconstituted with bacteriostatic water, are sold as research chemicals. These injectables are available on the black market in underground-manufactured products only. At room temperature epitalon powder can be kept for 3 months, in the refrigerator for 2 years. Reconstituted epitalon can be kept in a refrigerator for 20 days. Epitalon should not be frozen.
Wlliam Llewellyn (2017) - Anabolics