I have taken Elysium on and off over the past couple of years and have had the same results each time. I lose a lot of strength when taking Elysium, this has happened each time I start taking it again. My skin, hair, etc. seem to improve, but my strength really takes a hit.
My unprofessional opinion is that it increases estrogen levels and as a male that is not what I am looking for. Again, this is anecdotal, but the loss of strength has happened every time I start back on Elysium.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend