Nov 24, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
Has anyone found any herbs that they supplement their diet with for a boost in TH levels?
zakariahzol said...even snake blood...
chuckystud3 saidJust go to the doctor and have your test tested.
I know several guys in their late to mid 20's on HRT.
It's cheaper; it WORKS.
chuckystud3 saidLogan asked me to point out that none of the "snake oil" is FDA approved.
My script is 100% FDA approved, and monitored, and...Logan also asked me to point out...that my script (a compounded prescription) is much less expensive ($45.00 monthly), in addition to actually WORKING.
If you wanna' buy that other stuff fine and dandy, but, of course, my point is there is what I feel is a much better alternative, that is cheaper, that prevents disease, that works, that has quality control, that's good for me, and just makes more sense.
Call me a cheap skate for wanting cheap, good, and good for me.
I can't imagine the thing even being suggested for estrogen users.
chuckystud3 saidActually, thanks for asking.
Since I've been on the HRT, the doctor has thrown all my other meds in THE TRASH.
It lowered my bp.
It made me feel better.
Doc LITERALLY threw the other crap (ACE inhib, and CCB) in the trash.
Time and again, I've seen folks go from feeling like crap to feeling awesome.
Time, and again, I've spoken with guys in the gym that have benefactors just as I have.
I've spoken with geriatric docs, young guys, and old guys, who told me have much better they feel, and look after they got on HRT.
It's good medicine and one of the side effects is being healthy.
It's an excellent form of disease prevention.
While the junk in stores has no basis in science (they can pretty much make whatever claims they want) the FDA regulates the stuff I use, and approves the uses,and claims.
HRT / anti-aging is big business and for good reason: it works. It makes folks healthier.
Women have long enjoyed the benefits of estrogen therapy. Why it remains taboo to some men, despite it's clear health benefits, is strange.
Disease prevention is good science.
Remember: not a single agency recommended that HRT / AAS be controlled. Congress ignored the clear cut science of more than 40 years, and did it anyway.
It's not by coincidence that androgen remains a treatment of choice for the very worst diseases.
One of the docs I've spoken at great length with is over in Sun City, AZ, which has a large geriatric population. She (the doc) told me several stories of how HRT completely changed lives.
I personally have spoken to several folks at the gym with similar stories.
I've been on HRT for years, and my CMP is awesome, my glocuse is awesome, and my cholesterol is 130.
Yep...there's some side effects...living longer...having less disease...preventing disease...and enjoying a better quality of life.
I'm whole-heartedly in support of that for any clear-thinking person.
Alpha13 saidPurely empirically, guys that take steroids start to look weird. Bone builds up in the supraorbital ridge, and internal organs grow. Arnold warns against taking steroids.
Similar to people who get face lifts and get face liftsjuicers don't see what freaks they are becoming.
tanktop saidIt is not relevant to state that herbs are "not approved" by the FDA, because they are not regulated by the FDA. Foods, herbs, and other plants have various effects on the body, and there is nothing wrong with asking if some improve levels. For example, if you are a vegetarian and believe that the soy you eat slightly desreases your testosterone or otherwise changes your homormonal balance, it makes sense to look for other foods which might have the opposite effect-- at least as much sense as taking a prescription.
Tribulus terrestris is one example of a plant/herb that may be useful.
I like this and other's. Now, it's not injection or chemical. It's natural and less hard on the body. I just make sure it's impact is not bad. I take or have taken things like this at times.....
So maybe I am a walking guinea pig...
I have taken a brand sold at GNC during periods when I wanted to lean up, and did not experience any negative side effects.
The effectiveness of tribulus in increasing levels is not well tested. It is relatively inexpensive, or even free if you grow it yourself.