Halodrol is a nutritional supplement taken to increase muscle mass, energy, endurance, and aerobic capacity. It is manufactured by Gaspari Nutrition of Lakewood, N.J. The company was founded by bodybuilder Rich Gaspari and produces a series of nutritional supplements marketed to bodybuilders.
Halodrol is marketed as a hypertrophic substance, that is, one that triggers the fast growth of muscles. The product also promises to decrease fat deposits, especially around the belly, and also notes that men between 25 and 45 years old who take it may notice an increase in libido. Halodrol is marketed under the added advantage that it boosts muscle gain without an increase in water weight.
Halodrol comes in a liquid gel capsule form, with 60 in a package. It is to be taken with water either three times daily, one capsule at a time, or once daily, three capsules at a time. The product should be used for 6 to 12 weeks at a time, followed by a six-week break.
Halodrol liquid gels were preceded by a Gaspari product called Halodrol-50. The product was pulled from the market after The Washington Post published a story in 2005 saying the product contained anabolic steroids. An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration resulted.
Halodrol is not recommended for people with heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease or psychiatric or thyroid disorders. It is recommended only for those 18 and older.
Athletes who wish to take Halodrol are encouraged to clear their use of the product with their governing bodies, as it may result in failure of a urine or blood drug test.
Online reviews of the product vary greatly, with some users saying Halodrol helped them gain muscle and increased performance quickly, and others saying there were no noticeable results and side effects such as diarrhea.