5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has an anabolic/androgenic ratio similar to Anavar, but without side effects or liver toxicity.Strength will increases in 3-5 days, and lean muscle mass increases in 3-4 weeks. 5a-hydroxy-laxogenin is a steroidal sapinogen. Tests showed that protein synthesis increased by over 200%, the key to lean muscle growth and accelerated repair. In testing, 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has balanced cortisol response, which is the major cornerstone to healthy recovery and reduction of muscle wasting. It's also been shown to balance cortisol on calorie restricted diets, helps control glucose and increases thyroid function. Drips and Drabs pulled from the Internets.... "Laxogenin does indeed have some pretty profound anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to being able to be synthesized from Diosgenin, it is a component of smilax sieboldii." "Laxogenin is a steroidal sapogenin isolated from Smilax sieboldi. As a spirostanic analogue of the brassinosteroid - teasterone, Laxogenin is noted for it's growth promoting activity [in plants]. It has also been demonstrated to acquire [cytotoxic] properties however, to what degree, I am not sure. In contrast, Laxogenin was demonstrated to acquire antitumor-promoting activity in a two-stage lung carcinogenesis experiment."