Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless

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

Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone

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

25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

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)

46 ways to increase DHT (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)

Signs of high serotonin and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Serotonin is synthesized in both the brain as well as in the gut, but for this article, I'm just going to focus on the serotonin in the brain as it influences how you feel mentally and determines certain behaviors. Whereas gut serotonin doesn't have the same effect because it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning … Continue reading Signs of high serotonin and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink

Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng) is probably the most well-known adaptogen herb there is, which is used in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC. For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana (nourishes, detoxifies, enhances immunity). The root … Continue reading Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

60 Best ways to lower Serotonin

Serotonin is always thought of being the happy hormone and that by increasing it has an anti-depressant effect. As a matter of fact, the majority of anti-depressants is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and more than 90% of the people on anti-depressant medication is on SSRI. Before SSRI became so popular, there were studies done showing … Continue reading 60 Best ways to lower Serotonin

Threonine – essentially anabolic

Threonine, an essential amino acid, which might not be so well known as some of the other amino acids, but it also plays an important part in health, well-being, anabolism, and fat loss. Threonine aids in maintaining/achieving a positive nitrogen balance where muscle growth can occur and is also is used in the formation of … Continue reading Threonine – essentially anabolic

Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythmvascular tonenerve functionmuscle contraction and relaxationbone formationenergy metabolism - adenosine triphosphate (ATP) productionDNA and RNA … Continue reading Magnesium – a top dog mineral