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Tongkat Ali (TA), Long Jack, or Eurycoma longifolia is a common herbal shrub found along the slopes of hilly terrains in the Malaysian rainforests. The roots of Tongkat Ali, often called “Malaysian ginseng”, are used as an adaptogen and as a traditional “anti-aging” remedy to help older individuals adapt to the reduced energy, mood, and libido … Continue reading Tongkat Ali – inhibit aromatase, increase free testosterone & lower cortisol
Tribulus Terrestris (TT) is an androgenic adaptogen that grows as a shrub on the ground ready to puncture anyone's feet that dares to walk barefoot around. To make the supplement, most companies use the whole plant, thorns and flowers. I wonder how the story went about the first person that used TT? "Ouch, I just … Continue reading Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless
Cortisol is very much needed in the body. However, too much or too little of it can be very bad for your health. Symptoms of high cortisol include: Inability to fall asleep, poor sleep, frequent awakening, not deep sleep, sleep-disordered breathing, etc (R)Irritability/angerWeight gain around the midsectionMuscle weaknessCognitive dysfunctionInability to detox - liver dysfunctionTiredness after a … Continue reading 43 Ways to Lower Cortisol that work (2019 update)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroids found in humans. 75–90% of DHEA is synthesized in the adrenal gland (the zona reticularis to be specific) with the remainder being produced by the testes, skin and brain. DHEA is made from cholesterol and its production is stimulated by ACTH and cAMP, both of which … Continue reading 29 Ways to boost DHEA production
There are so many different types of creatine out there and every supplement company says that theirs is the best. There is the most basic creatine monohydrate and then there is creatine pyruvate, creatine citrate, creatine malate, creatine taurinate, creatine phosphate, creatine orotate, creatine ethyl ester, creatine pyroglutamate, creatine gluconate, creatine nitrate, and magnesium creatine chelate. So which one … Continue reading Which type of creatine is the best?
So I was reading the latest book by Tim Ferriss the other day and Tim asks Lewis Cantley, a professor at the University of Harvard that has authored over 400 research paper, what he would put on a billboard. The guy said: "Sugar is toxic". He then went on to explain how bad sugar is … Continue reading What the fruit!
Glycogen is the storage form of glucose. Carbs, either directly from glucose, or when other forms, such as fructose and galactose are converted to glucose, will it be converted to and stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles when those stores ain't full yet. The liver stores an average of 100g of glycogen and this … Continue reading Coffee for extra muscle glycogen
The benefits of magnesium are vast, widespread and this is definitely not a mineral to simply overlook. Of all the choices out there, which one should you get though? When a supplement has more than 10 and close to 20 different forms, things become a bit confusing and you might feel hesitant. Let's clear up … Continue reading Which form of magnesium should I take that will be most beneficial for my goal?
To fast or not to fast?! Again that scary question, "What will it do to my testosterone levels?" Research is inconclusive and people are biased, so what should I do and who should I believe? Here are 3 things to keep in mind: Fact: Fasting lowers testosterone and eating helps to maintain high levels. Application: … Continue reading Intermittent fasting’s effect on testosterone levels