Solid is the latest supplement by BPI designed for body builders and athletes, to be used for increased muscle hardening and definition and increased strength. Its main ingredients, all natural, are advertised as “powerful androgenic hardening agents.” Androgens are hormones that prevent fat cells to store lipids. Androgens also help increase skeletal muscle cells skeletal muscle tissue. While this means that this supplement probably delivers what it promises, drugs that are affecting hormonal balance should be taken with extreme caution.
How does Solid Work?
Three main ingredients of Solid are three plants that have not been tested for their intended use in the USA and Europe.
Borassus Aethiopum has been tested in the laboratory in Nigeria. The young shoot of the sprouting fruit of Borassus aethiopum, locally called Muruchi, was found to contain androgens which have strong anabolic effects.
Tulbaghia Violacea is a plant species native to southern Africa and used locally as a herbal remedy to treat several ailments. The tests on animals in the University of Cape Town found significantly increased testosterone production, with conclusions that Tulbaghia violacea has androgenic properties. Further testing has been recommended in order to find the exact mechanism for this effect and correct dosage.
Cynodon dactylon, also known as Bermuda grass is folk remedy in India for a range of ailments, such as cancer, carbuncles, cough, hypertension, snakebites, gout etc. Testing has revealed that Cynodon dactylon contains 22 active ingredients and it has shown, among other effects, marked diuretic activity, which can be relevant for body building. Several additional researchers found that cynodon acts as a powerful Central nervous system depressant in mice.
Do Solid Capsules Deliver?
Two of three main ingredients act as stimulants in the production of testosterone and have the potential to increase muscle mass and inhibit fat accumulation. But, like any product which affects hormonal balance, it should be taken under the supervision of the licensed physician and its long term effects should be monitored carefully.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Solid is not a weight loss supplement. In fact, as it acts in promoting muscle mass, it might increase body weight. The manufacturer claims that it does not promote water retention.
The manufacturer warms that the product is not recommended for people under age 18. The recommended dose should not be adhered to and the use of the product should be discontinued after eight consecutive weeks. Solid should not be used without the consent of a physician, especially if a person has any health issue or is taking any other medication. Since Solid promotes production of testosterone, it should not be taken by women.
Pros and Cons
1. Powerful hormonal booster
2. Increases muscle mass
3. Energy booster
1. Untested ingredients may have long-term effects that are not known at the moment.
2. It is a hormonal stimulant and can affect hormonal balance in the long run.
There are very few reviews online that show the results of prolonged use of Solid. A few reviewers are very happy with the results, mentioning quick toning of the muscles and fast diuretic effect. In conclusion, Solid is another product meant to shorten the period needed to create the muscled, lean physique desired by body builders. While its active ingredients can help them do so, by stimulating production of testosterone, the long term effects can be dangerous. Rigorous exercising and balanced nutrition might not produce such fast results, but the results are surely longer lasting and the product is not only well-sculpted, but also a healthy body.