Myth: Fasted cardio for better fat loss. Busted!

  Most people just want to achieve good healthy fat loss with lasting results. They search on the internet how to lose fat quickly, and inevitably comes across fasted cardio. Most dive right in because the “science” makes sense. The science being: When in the fasted state, fat is used for fuel instead of carbs, […]

PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid Function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, which makes them chaotropic, disorderly and reduces 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 which will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic […]

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 […]

47 ways to increase DHT (2019 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 […]

8 best ways to increase CO2 and gain its benefits

CO2 is a product of oxidative metabolism, as a result of the body metabolizing carbohydrates and fats to produce energy in the presence of oxygen. When oxygen is not present, carbohydrates are converted to lactate via anaerobic glycolysis. In some conditions, glucose is converted to lactate even in the presence of oxygen, as in the […]

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 […]

Ashwagandha for building muscle and staying lean

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 […]

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 […]

4 essential functions of Iodine. #4 is boosting testosterone synthesis

Iodine is used by the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones and is actually used by other tissue as well. Only 80% of iodine is found in the thyroid, whereas the other 20% are found in other tissue such as salivary glands, gastric mucosa, the choroid plexus (brain), ciliary body of the eye, lacrimal gland, thymus, […]

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 […]

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