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  1. What exactly is (5 alpha-androst-16-en-3-one)?
  2. What are pheromones?
  3. What are the differences between  the various products available ?
  4. I want my package shipped privately - is this a problem?
  5. How will my credit card be billed ?
  6. What if it doesn't work for me? - the GUARANTEE!
  7. What are the best ways to apply pheromone products?

What exactly is (5-alpha-androst-16-en-3-one)?

This is the main sex pheromone found in humans.  Most prevalent in men post puberty but younger than 30, these pheromones are the most commonly associated with sexual attraction.

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So what exactly are pheromones and how do they work?

Dictionary definition: A chemical substance that is produced by an animal and serves especially as a stimulus to other individuals of the same species for one or more behavioral responses -- called also ectohormone-1997 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

To the scientist, pheromones act in a very different way from normal smells. Some years ago, researchers discovered the existence of a small organ in the nose of many animals (known as the VNO), which acts as a "detector" for pheromones much as the nose acts as a detector for odors.   One of the first mammals that was found to have such an organ was the domestic pig, and thus much of the early research relating pheromone activity with behavioral actions was done with pigs.  Amazingly enough, it was found that the presence of pheromones (even when the olifactory receptors  had been removed) had a direct affect on social behavior.  The end result of many years of experimentation determined that the VNO/pheromone effect is not dependent on any conditioning through experience, nor is it dependent upon the sense of smell.

Pheromones utilize this special organ (the VNO), which is separate from the normal smelling process. There is still much arguing about the presence of this VNO in humans, but it is well accepted that pigs and cows in the vicinity of the sex pheromones of their species will be rendered "in the mood" even if they have no sexual experience, as long as the VNO is intact.  It is now commonly accepted that pheromones regulate many common biological phenomenon in humans such as the commonly observed synchronization of menstrual cycles in households where many women live together. 

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What are the differences between all the various products available?

Some are stronger than others (different concentrations of pheromones), some have only androstenone while others have a blend that includes other compounds as well, but all these products really rely on their concentration of the human pheromone 5-alpha-an-drost-16-ene-one for effectiveness.  Our product was designed to deliver a very high percentage of 5-alpha-an-drost-16-ene-one with an affordable price tag.  We have taken the time to do the research, and have spent the money to procure only the finest reagent compounds delivered with the only the most accurate and precise instrumentation.  The pheromone content of each and every product we offer is carefully monitored throughout the process and is administered using a highly accurate Hamilton 900 Series (tm) diluter/dispenser to ensure absolute continuity between bottles and to give each and every one of our customers the absolute BEST in results!

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I want my package shipped privately - is this a problem ?

No problem at all!  We understand that your privacy is important to you and therefore we ship all our products discretely in plain manila envelopes with the return address listed only as S.I.R with no other special discerning or identifying markings.

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How will my credit card be billed ?

All charges will simply appear as "CCNOW" on your credit card.  This is our credit card processors' method of maintaining your privacy with regard to your purchases.

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What if it doesn't work for me?

Send it back!  We stand behind our products 100%.  If you are not completely satisfied for ANY reason, just contact us and send back the unused portion and we will be happy to refund your money with absolutely no questions asked!  It's that simple!

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Do you ship internationally?

Absolutely!  And it's FREE!  Shipping via airmail is included free of charge to ANYWHERE in the world!  Global priority and express mail are available at actual cost upon request.

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What are the best ways to apply pheromone products?

Wear the PPA on trips to the grocery store, the library, the bookstore, etc., not just out to the bar or club. Many of our customers have had limited success in crowded, smoky bars (where there is an overwhelming load of olifactory and vomeronasal stimulation present) but have experienced VERY good results when just wearing the preparation during their daily routine.

Try applying the preparation to your clothing instead of your skin. It won't stain, and just a drop on the inside of a shirt cuff should be enough to get results. Some individuals have very active bacteria on their skin which attracts and renders useless the pheromones. Depending on the biochemical make-up of your skin, this could be affecting your success and application to clothing could make a big difference.

Miscellaneous Comments:

Pheromone products are actually specifically intended for post-adolescent adults, as this is when the natural human production of pheromones declines drastically. Applying pheromone products helps to boost levels back to (and actually many times over) normal androstenone production levels. 

These products won't bring women to their knees and you won't need to worry about women coming up to you and humping your leg, but these products have helped many, many people bring love into their lives and help them increase their confidence initiating conversation with the opposite sex.

Other sites promote what they sell, and decry what other's sell, so it's hard to make an informed decision about which type to purchase, but as a professional chemist I can tell you honestly that there are really very few compounds you'd need to worry about - and ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is NOT one of them. One company we know of claims that ethanol will "kill" pheromones, but this is simply not true - though they are biological compounds they are not biologically "active" in that sense. Ethanol is actually used by most producers of these products to help disperse the pheromones into the environment around the user.

If you're looking for something to add to your favorite cologne or fragrance, the "Androstenone Fragrance Additive" would be best, whereas if you were looking for a ready-to-apply cologne, the PPA would be the one to try.

We normally recommend the PPA to be used straight and the more concentrated AFA to be mixed with cologne.  One 2-dram vial of AFA is usually more than enough to produce effects in a 1.5 ounce bottle of cologne, so you might try it with a three-ounce bottle and if it's not enough then two vials should do the trick. The PPA as I said is intended to be used as a cologne, and as such 1 drop massaged in behind each ear is usually sufficient.  Each application typically lasts between 4 to 8 hours, and the maximum effective, non-redundant application is about five to six drops.  Alter Ego can be used either straight or blended with cologne.  Cologne can be sprayed over ANY pheromone product.  Pheromones work in a completely different way than fragrances - Smell is the detection of odor via the Olfactory glands, whereas pheromones are detected by a completely separate system of nerves known as the Vomeronasal Organ (or VNO). Thus, the amount of cologne you add makes absolutely no difference on how effective the pheromone is (that is not to say that pheromones and fragrances don't go hand in hand - a good smelling cologne can definitely compliment the attractive effects of the pheromones).

 

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