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)
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?
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?
Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it's very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc... Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it
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)
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 was … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)