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Ecdysterone – the long history

he Leuzea extract became the favorite of Kremlin politicians and was used in Soviet space programs. Due to the military application of these investigations, most of their results were considered military secrets and were not published in scientific papers. Some years later, a selected group of physicians and biochemists of the Anti-Doping Center of the Russian Olympic Committee discovered that Leuzea Carthamoides considerably increases protein synthesis.

Some centuries ago, in the remote and inaccessible mountainous regions in Southern Siberia, primitive medicine men discovered a root which increased longevity and energy and called it “Maral Root”, because a variety of local deer, the Maral, dug out and ate these roots during the mating season, when the males fought among themselves for the females, […]