Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG)
(a.k.a. Aquedan, manufactured by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. Inc.)
Got sore joints? This stuff might be the answer for you. Don’t get me wrong, there’s tons of stuff out there that’s pretty good (Ibuprofen, Naproxin, etc…) and could relieve some pain and inflammation. I’d recommend trying all of the NSAIDS available OTC before you start shooting up. With that said, here’s the deal on PSGAG:
This is a water based injectable and is used for treating animals (dogs and horses) who have degenerative-type or joint problems. From the research I’ve seen, this drug is much better at treating degenerative type joint problems in animals (hip-dysplasia, tendonitis, arthritis, etc…) than it is at treating traumatic injuries. It does, however, work for both. Basically, in every measured area that’s relevant to treating a joint problem (range of motion, flexion, increase in synovial fluid, etc…), this drug has been shown to display improvements in test subjects. Get it? When this drug was given to test animals, all of them showed improvement in their joint-related problems.
Now, check this out: As a side effect IM administration of 500mgs E4D for 12 weeks of PSGAG, the mean test subject showed roughly a 13.5% increase in bodyweight! Yeah, you read that correctly. Not only does this stuff help heal joint injuries, it may be anabolic! This may be due to the fact that it elevates both White blood cell count as well as the Polymorphonuclear cells. Also of note is that it elevates lymphocytes.
So how much of this stuff should a 200lb bodybuilder take? Well, ideally, I’d say 125mgs, IM, every 4 days. This should be done for at least 28 days, and possibly for as long as twice that.
How much will it cost? Well, a 5ml, 100mg/ml bottle is going to set you back about $50. And if you’re taking it as I recommend, then each bottle (vial) will last you 16 days, so you’ll need at least 2-5 bottles. It’s also sold, similarly priced in the ever-inconvenient 5ml amps.
(To research this article I read some stuff on medline, but mostly used the info found at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/efoi/section2/140901111189.html )
5 ampulek 100mg/ml kosztuje jakies 85PLN