Helios Review - Does This Muscle Builder Work? Are availability and safety issues deal breakers?
Why are people talking about Helios? We took the time to create a comprehensive review, focusing closely on the ingredients, side effects, customer-service quality and scientific studies. We took a look at experiences from all over the internet. Then, we narrowed it down to give you the bottom line.
What is Helios?
To begin with, according to some sources the main ingredients in Helios are Yohimbine HCL and Clenbuterol. The first is a stimulant and the second a bronchodilator or decongestant. It has been banned for use in humans or animals in the United States.
Helios was made by General Supplements, a company out of the United Kingdom. There is very little reliable information about obtaining the product, possibly because it is banned in so many areas, but read on…
Availability– “I Can’t Find It!”
The first issue is that it can be very difficult to find someone who is selling Helios. The forums that discuss the best method of administration occasionally have recommendations for sources. According to our Research Editor, “When a weight-loss supplement is this difficult to purchase there is usually a reason. Often it is because the product is simply unsafe or illegal.”
Some consumers find this extremely worrisome. According to one, “I heard great things about it from my buddy and I wanted to try it but I can find anyone selling it anywhere.”
Another said, “I tried some my friend had but then I never could get it again. It’s so annoying.”
Other dieters seem to be more understanding. One explained, “The government regulates too many things. If it works, I don’t mind taking the time to track it down.”
According to another fan, “This works great for me and it’s totally worth the effort.”
Safety– “Is it Safe to Use?”
If a substance is banned in several countries it is usually because there are safety issues. Helios is not available in the United States.
According to one person who tried it anyway, “I heard good things so I gave it a try but it made me sick.”
Another said, “I wanted to try it because it’s supposed to be so good but my trainer lost it and said it was a bad idea.”
Others are more concerned with results than safety. One bodybuilder said, “Most of the enhancement stuff out there has some risk, I’m used to it.”
Another reviewer claimed, “If it works and I don’t mind the risk I don’t know why I shouldn’t give it a try.”
According to our research, availability and safety are major concerns that can affect your chance of long-term results. If Helios is no longer legal in the United States, it’s important to look at the reasons why.
The Science – “What’s it Do?”
At DietSpotlight, we want to see the science behind the supplement. Helios doesn’t have an online marketing presence and most of the information is disseminated by bodybuilders, but we do know a couple things. Clenbuterol is backed by research proving it can boost muscle growth and yohimbine is an energy booster.
The Bottom Line – Does Helios Work?
Should I clear the shelves of Helios? Even if you are able to find it, there are a lot of safety concerns which is why we are skeptical about suggesting it to anyone. Even though research says it could work, we just don’t feel comfortable giving the thumbs up.
If the time has come to jumpstart your muscle growth you might want to check out a formula that has ingredients that have been clinically tested to be both safe and effective. A great product will also have a responsive customer service team that is able to quickly address any questions or concerns.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is called Pronabolin. It is made of a combination of nine key ingredients, that have been shown in documented clinical research to help boost muscle growth and energy. We didn’t run into any negative reviews online but we did find many people talking about their excellent results.
The makers of Leptigen are so excited about their product that they have been offering a multiple-bottle offer and a 120-day money-back guarantee, which is very reassuring.
Previous Helios Review (Updated June 15, 2013):
What You Should KnowHelios is an injectable supplement currently sold by a European company called General Supplements, and it is currently a controversial (but popular) supplement with bodybuilders. Helios claims it can spot reduce and eliminate fat where it is injected due to its Clenbuterol and Yohimbe extracts which supposedly break up fat. It is said to act similarly to Ephedrine. Helios itself is banned in the United States because the substances contained are illegal and comparable to HGH, a type of steroid. Helios claims that it can spot reduce simply by injecting its formula into problematic areas but the ingredients are a main concern here. These ingredients might even pose a dangerous health risk to some dieters. For some desperate enough to want to lose weight, however, they may consider Helios an appropriate choice. Let's look into its controversial formulation.
IngredientsAccording to a bodybuilding website, Helios contains Clenbuterol and Yohimbine HCL, a synthetic form of Yohimbe.
Product FeaturesClenbuterol and Yohimbe are the only substances included in Helios, and both ingredients carry dangerous and controversial connotations. Clenbuterol is currently banned in all professional sports and in the Olympics because it is considered a stimulant, and any claims about its diet-related effects are unsubstantiated at this time. Clenbuterol is commonly prescribed to asthma sufferers because of its ability to relax muscles and diet companies have commonly perpetuated its dietary myths based on this fact. What is fact is that there is no evidence it helps decrease fat, and in fact may pose some health risks if abused. Yohimbine HCL, the synthetic form of Yohimbe, is usually used as an easier way to obtain the substance, but even this substance does not have any documented benefits for dieters. Yohimbe is commonly used as treatment for erectile dysfunction or other sexual disorders, but it does not eliminate fat or cause weight loss where it is applied. It shares a couple of similar properties with Clenbuterol, however, including the ability to relax the muscles. Yohimbe is a very popular supplement in bodybuilding communities nevertheless, but current claims about its effectiveness cannot be proven. It also comes with a slew of unwanted side effects such as dizziness and an abnormally fast heart rate. It is interesting to note that most bodybuilders who claimed to use Helios say it helped reduce the fat in the injection site. It may be another point to consider.
- Available online through various online stores.
- Bodybuilders claim it helped spot reduce with continuous use.
- Contains an ingredient currently banned in most professional sports.
- Both ingredients come with dangerous side effects.
- Does not appear to be available in the United States.