For those of you who seem to struggle with gaining muscle and just get fat instead, or if you're one of those people who just struggle to gain any weight at all, I trust that this post can be of some help to you. First and foremost I'll be discussing the thyroid as your thyroid … Continue reading Most important hormones for muscle growth and tips on how to improve them
Prevention is always better and easier than cure, but we all have scars somewhere that we wish could disappear. It might be a wound that healed but left a bad mark or it's a wound that never healed completely. Some scars leave a dent in the skin and can still feel sensitive, while other scars … Continue reading Topical Iodine to dissolve scar tissue
Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, are chaotropic and disorderly and reduce their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium and this will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes
Testosterone is mainly synthesized in the testes, whereas a small amount of adrenal steroids contributes to the overall testosterone levels. Cholesterol is transported into the testes via the rate-limited enzyme steroid transport regulatory protein (StAR), which is then converted to pregnenolone via the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc or CYP11A). Pregnenolone then gets further converted … Continue reading 75 Proven ways to Boost Testosterone production
Before I begin, I just want to say that I am not affiliated with the company that sells this product, or any company that sells androsterone, and I am not getting paid for making this review. I just want to point out how this supplement helped me and to help others making decisions on what … Continue reading Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone
Betaine (TMG; trimethylglycine. A glycine amino acid with three methyl groups) is a bodybuilding supplement usually found in pre-workouts to boost muscle growth. Betaine is also used to improve digestion, fight infections, and for methylation support. Due to its ability to support methylation (converts homocysteine to methionine), it has a methionine "sparing effect" and might … Continue reading Betaine, worth it or not?
Androgens such as testosterone and DHT exert their beneficial action on the tissue by binding to androgen receptors. Testosterone and DHT are both anabolic to muscle and boosts muscle growth. A recent study found that, although androgens are needed for muscle growth, it is the androgen receptors that are essential for hypertrophy. There is a … Continue reading 25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)
β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a metabolite from leucine and is considered to be a very promising anabolic agent. Leucine is first converted in the body to α-ketoisocaproic acid and then to HMB. As seen in pigs, about 5% of leucine is converted to HMB, and the HMB concentrations increase significantly with the consumption of leucine. … Continue reading HMB: steroid like results?
DHT was always thought to be converted from testosterone, however, recent data suggest that instead, it's converted from Δ-androstenedione by 5α-reductase isoenzyme-1 to 5α-androstanedione, followed by subsequent conversion to DHT via the enzyme 17β-hydroxysteroid B3. The 5α-androstanedione pathway to DHT, therefore, bypasses testosterone entirely (1). Androstenedione → 5α-androstanedione → DHT. Also, "DHT formation from 4-dione (androstenedione) increased gradually and … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)
Everyone reaches a sticking point, kind of like a roadblock so to speak, sometime in their training, and I want to give you three tips on how to overcome a stall and boost some new gains. Everyone is a responder or a non-responder to an exercise program. Meaning, someone either responds really well to a … Continue reading The 3 most successful methods to overcome a hypertrophy plateau