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hormone_balance_andropauseThe Andropause is the time in a man’s life when the hormones naturally start decline usually during their late forties or early fifties. This decline continues into the eighties. Many have questioned whether the male menopause is more myth than reality. The Andropause is a gradual process and not exactly the same as menopause. However, like women undergoing menopause, the decline in hormones in men result in them suffering from symptoms of the Andropause. However, like the menopause, symptoms of Andropause can vary from person to person.

Between the ages of 50 to 70, some men report symptoms such as erectile dysfunction (failure to achieve an erection), general tiredness, mood changes, night sweats and sometimes palpitations. Most men attribute erectile dysfunction to be the most significant event of the Andropause. Apart from erectile dysfunction, mood changes can take place too. Some patients of mine have complained of nervousness, irritability and even depression. Other patients undergoing andropausal changes report the feelings of wanting to be closer to family and friends. Men often focus too intently on their career, money and power in their earlier life, often neglecting family and friends. In the andropausal years, men and take on a more “maternal” role, as if transitioning to become more motherly than fatherly. They become more concerned about their friends and family, as if regretting their former attitudes. It is interesting that many patients do not sense these changes in themselves, but rather it is women that notice this and tells me that he is undergoing “the menopause”.

In andropausal men, night sweats and palpitations occur because of an overactive autonomic system in response to falling testosterone levels. To assess for hypogonadism, which is in part the clinical basis of the Andropause, the doctor will check for physical signs in men including hair loss particularly in the armpit and genitalia. Psychological tests may be carried out to rule out depression and other mood and cognitive changes. Although once willing to take risks of all sorts, the andropausal man becomes more conservative and fears treading in unclear waters. Productivity is at the core of a man’s being. He feels happy when he creates something and is being noticed for it. He wants to feel contributory to his family and society. All his life he struggles to be the breadwinner for the family, and to get recognition at work for his efforts. In the days of early man, hunting and providing for his family and society was at the hub of function. For modern man, there may not be a need for barbaric hunting, but the board room still makes the same demands on his skills and abilities, and managing those complex business deals is akin to modern hunting. Andropause is a time of decline, when he is no longer as productive as he was before. Often he makes even less money than when he was younger, and feels threatened by younger more aggressive males biting into his turf. A man’s personality may not stay the same over the years of his life. In younger days the fiery younger male is impulsive, intolerant and ambitious. With the passage of time, various experiences and the fall in testosterone, quite a different male may emerge in later years. The red hot male often converts to a mellow yellow version, becoming more “feminine” and “domesticated”, and taking on less challenges in the outside world, often preferring the cozy security of family and close friends. He is much less active, prefers his couch to watch television, and becomes weaker from lack of exercise. Deep inside every man is the desire to remain young and be that little boy that he once was. This may become more marked after retirement as usually there is more spare time at hand. The andropausal man may relive his childhood days, often to the amazement of his partner or spouse. The mischief may be an extramarital affair, a new red sports car, a sudden passion for toy train sets, riding a bicycle, which he hadn’t done for years and so on. Many doctors think, that many hormones have been approved for human use and yield positive results. Melanotan is a peptide that is produced in the body as a way of making an animal’s skin tan. This is used as a response to exposure to UV rays to protect the animal’s body against skin cancer and other damage. This chemical has been synthesized as melanotan 2, which was developed by researchers at the University of Arizona. This synthetic analog mimics the behaviors of the melanocortin peptide hormone alpha-melaocyte stimulating hormone. The synthetic version of this peptide has been found to produce similar melanogenesis effects and aphrodisiac effects in animal test subjects, in the initial clinical trials that have been performed. To date, no compounds that contain melanotan 2 peptides have been approved for human use as clinical trials are still ongoing. However, initial research indicates that this peptide may be very useful in preventing a variety of cancers and other diseases if the effects of it can be regulated to minimize side effects.

Sustanon_250Sustanon 250 is a testosterone mixture first developed by Organon in an effort to create a more suitable testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. The idea was simple; create a testosterone that can be injected less frequently and still keep levels at a steady rate over a long period of time. The good news for HRT patients is the idea became a reality, the bad news for the performance enhancer is this does not help them at all. Were not saying Sustanon-250 is useless to athletes, far from it but the time release principles are of very little value to them because they will necessarily need more testosterone than an HRT patient and will need to keep levels at a maximum range; well explain as we go along.

The Sustanon 250 Mixture:
Most testosterones are defined by their name; for example, Testosterone-Enanthate is called so because it is a testosterone with the Enanthate ester attached, pretty simple. However, there is no Sustanon ester, Sustanon 250 refers to a blend of 4 varying ester based testosterones each with a varying half-life mixed together in varying doses.

The total mixture, which gives us 250mg per milliliter is as follows:

Testosterone-Propionate 30mg
Testosterone-Phenylpropionate 60mg
Testosterone-Isocaproate  60mg
Testosterone-Decanoate 100mg
With this mixture we have two relatively fast esters in Propionate and Phenylpropionate, a moderate size ester in Isocaproate and a very long ester in Decanoate. Once injected testosterone will be released at a fairly even rate regarding milligrams for a month, making this a near perfect HRT medication but for performance purposes this will not do. Because of the short esters attached, to maintain peak testosterone levels Sustanon 250 must at a minimum be injected every three days with every other day administration being far more optimal because of the Propionate ester attached.

Sustanon 250 and Omnadren:
Many steroid users who supplement with Sustanon 250 find Omnadren to be equally effective, in-fact, almost everything that can be said of Sustanon 250 can equally be said of Omnadren; these two testosterone mixtures are almost identical in action. The only significant difference is one ester, while the longest ester in Sustanon-250 is Decanoate the longest ester in Omnadren is Caproate. The dosing of each ester in each blend is exactly the same, Omnadrens final Caproate ester is dosed at 100mg just as the Decanoate ester is in Sustanon 250. However, because Caproate carries with it a shorter half-life than Decanoate Omnadrens total half-life is going to be approximately ten days while Sust as its commonly called will carry a total half-life of approximately 15 days.

Benefits of Sustanon 250:
The benefits of Sustanon 250 are the same as any testosterone be it a single ester or testosterone blend such as Omnadren or Testoviron. All testosterone users of all forms can greatly increase lean muscle tissue as well as increase strength and vitality. Further, as testosterone is a key component in maintaining muscle mass in a calorie restricted diet it is the perfect hormone when we are trying to lean out. Further, because testosterone blocks and reduces muscle wasting hormones that buildup in the body, overall, regardless of the purpose of use we inevitably create a more pleasing physique when testosterone levels increase.

There is however a risk to reward ratio that is in play and it applies to all testosterone, Sustanon 250 makes no exception. The principle is simple; the more you use the greater the benefits will be but the more you use the greater the risk of nasty side-effects. Sustanon 250 carries the exact same side-effects of all testosterone compounds, the same as Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Cypionate or any other single ester or mixture you may desire to use. All testosterone use opens the door for an aromatizing effect so estrogenic related side-effects will always be a concern. Issues such as Gynecomastia, high blood pressure, water retention and other estrogenic effects such as decreased sex drive can occur. This is why it is of utmost importance to use a good aromatase inhibitor when supplementing with testosterone, by doing so, coupled with using responsibly we greatly improve our chances of positive and enjoyable use.

bodybuildingGynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is a condition no man desires; not only is it unpleasant at best even the idea of it is horrifying. While Gynecomastia is by no means life-threatening it can be severely damaging to one’s personal state of mind, as it can cause the best looking physique in the world to look like a giant heap of garbage. There are many forms in-which Gynecomastia can take and many starting points that led to the condition. However, some are simply due to age and hormonal imbalances and many cases are due to anabolic steroid use, again, causing a hormonal imbalance.

Gynecomastia is simply a condition in-which the chest of a man begins to take female shape; as is evident by the name itself as Gynecomastia means woman breast. In most cases a hormonal imbalance causes the problem and estrogen buildup is almost always the culprit but progesterone can also play a key role.

There is often a Gynecomastia form known as Pseudogynecomastia that affects many men but this is somewhat of a misguided term. Pseudogynecomastia really has nothing to do with a hormonal imbalance but is rather simply excess adipose tissue in the pectoral region. While simply losing weight will often fix the problem it is nevertheless as bothersome as a pure glandular form.

As it pertains to glandular Gynecomastia there are three common groups of people and surprisingly to many a large portion is comprised of young adolescent boys. Often this is caused by excess hormones being passed on from the mother at birth but fortunately for the majority of young men as they reach adult hood it will normally dissipate; however, approximately 30% of all pubescent Gynecomastia cases will require surgery to remedy. Those who are of an elderly nature may find a similar situation as the young adolescent; as age creeps on hormonal imbalances can occur and because the skin is often softer at an older age it can look pretty nasty. In most cases those who are elderly will only find surgical remedy to be their saving grace; however, hormone replacement therapy does provide a chance of remedy but it is by no means a guarantee.

Anabolic steroid users are some of the highest risk candidates for Gynecomastia due to the very nature of steroid use and many anabolic steroids direct mode of action once administered to the body. As you understand, most anabolic steroids are testosterone derived and as such they convert to estrogen in the body via the aromatase process via the aromatase enzyme. This process causes a buildup of estrogen in the body that binds to the receptors in the pectorals causing gynecomastia.

Many athletes who use anabolic steroids stave off the effects of Gynecomastia and quite frankly there are really very few people who should ever fall prey if they are responsible and take precaution; however, some will be so sensitive to steroid use that all the precaution in the world will do them no good at all. By-in-large Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) are the most common means of prevention; including aromatase inhibitors and estrogen receptor antagonists.For decades many athletes who use anabolic steroids have supplemented with the SERM Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) to combat such issues. Nolva, as it is commonly known acts to block the estrogen from binding to the receptors; it does not reduce estrogen as is commonly thought by many who take it. However, while this is a solid prevention measure, for many it is not enough and only an aromatase inhibitor will do. An aromatase inhibitor will actually reduce the amount of estrogen in the body and bind it what’s left. While perhaps not completely accurate but to give you an idea, for the prevention of gynecomastia when steroids are present look at Nolva like Aspirin and aromatase inhibitors like morphine; far stronger. The two most common aromatase inhibitors that will in most cases get the job done include Anastrozole (Arimidex) and Femara (Letrozole.)

???????????????Testosterone Cypionate is one of the most favourite and commonly used testosterones by athletes and performance enhancers such as the daily gym rat looking for a better build. As are all testosterones, Testosterone Cypionate is defined by the ester that is attached, as the testosterone hormone is the same regardless of the ester attached. Perhaps the biggest reason this particular configuration is so favourite is because it is so simple to use, meaning it’s one of the more convenient forms in-terms of application regarding frequency as well as efficiency.

For years an ongoing debate has raged on regarding Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone-Enanthate revolving around which one is more powerful and the answer is plain. They are equal 100mg of Testosterone Cypionate will yield the same results as 100mg of Testosterone-Enanthate, the two compounds are virtually duplicate. As both types of testosterone are defined by their ester, in this case the Cypionate and Enanthate ester are as closely related as two esters can be. Both forms carry with them a moderately extensive half-life as both are moderately great esters. The difference in half-life is approximately 24hrs and when we’re talking about half-lives that extend well beyond a week the difference is beyond negligible. Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of approximately 12 days while Testosterone-Enanthate carries a half like of approximately 11 days. Even so, some will still hold to Testosterone Cypionate being more powerful but more times than not this is really a cognitive disillusion as there is really no difference between the two compounds.

As a moderately large ester Testosterone Cypionate will need to be injected at a minimum of once per week, a once per week injection will ensure your blood levels remain above baseline. However, once administered blood levels will begin to fall quickly after approximately five days, for this argument most Testosterone Cypionate users will be best served with applying two injections per week in order to maintain steady blood levels at their peak.

The most obvious point of interest revolves around the benefits of Testosterone Cypionate use and the benefits are truly large. Increases in muscle mass and strength can all be readily achieved far beyond what you can obtain without. As a both greatly anabolic and androgenic compound Testosterone Cypionategreatly increases nitrogen in the muscle tissue thereby allowing more protein to be stored, further, Testosterone Cypionate will greatly defend the body from muscle destroying hormones known as corticosteroid hormones which are extremely catabolic. If that’s not enough the benefits go even deeper, because the testosterone hormone increases IGF-1 in the corpse we thereby increase the totality anabolic action within the body when testosterone levels are increased and then it again continues to get even better. Because testosterone binds so efficiently to the androgen receptors which aids in muscle gain it further aids in fat loss as well as repair of muscles once damaged from the stress of training.

For the anabolic steroid user there is nothing more common than testosterone injections for it is the testosterone hormone that will be used most frequently and in injectable configuration. The same can be said of the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) patient, as testosterone injections are often the common form of therapy they will receive. In any case there are things to know and understand so that we may maximize our testosterone use in the most effective and effective means possible but as this is a very well-tolerated hormone and generally very side-effect friendly it is really all very simple. Truth be told, when it comes to testosterone injections there’s really nothing magical happening, there isn’t some monster waiting in the syringe as you may have been led to believe in the past; there’s really a hormone that your corpse has produced all of its existence and one that you are now ready to take advantage of.

testosterone_levelTestosterone is the androgen secreted in the man testis and in the female ovaries. It is very significant hormone for the proper growth of the human corpse. In men, testosterone plays a very important role in development of the secondary sex characters. The sexuality of the men is dependent considerably on the testosterone levels in his corpse. The men with the less level of testosterone are often found to be weak and usually fail to perform well during the sex, whereas men with high level of testosterone are always healthy and found to superior during the sexual encounter. It is the testosterone that helps to construct the sexual stamina and guides the erection mechanism. But, due to low levels of testosterone many of the men are failing to perform well during the sex.

The main argument for the reduction in the testosterone level is aging. Also few other factors like stress, tensions, injuries to testis, inadequate sleep, and too much exercising decrease the testosterone levels in the corpse. There are various medications available to increase the levels of testosterone, but please don’t take them as they may affect your health adversely or if at all you want to take them consult the doctor. But, guys you can increase the levels of testosterone even without taking any of these medicines. So, go through the list of the food items mentioned below and have them regularly to increase the testosterone levels:

Daily intake of egg is found to be very fair source to grow the testosterone levels. Even it has been proved through the research that egg are very good source of proteins that promote the production of the testosterone. Eggs along with the proteins also contain the Vitamin A that stimulates the production of the testosterone. If you are having very low testosterone content then you should certainly start eating egg daily and you would be able to see the difference in few months.

Non-vegetarian food items are found to be very rich in the testosterone content. You can certainly boost the testosterone levels in the body by including meat in your daily diet. Meat includes the high amount of proteins that in accordance with the minerals like zinc that promotes the production of the testosterone. White meat chicken is one of the healthiest lean meats available that is best to increase the testosterone levels. But, please build a note that keep the meat intake in control otherwise it may also increase the fats and carbohydrates in the corpse and make you prone to many other hazardous diseases.

The intake of vegetables regularly will never make you prone to the low testosterone levels. Spinach is specifically very good to boost the testosterone levels in the body. The most important benefit of vegetable intake is that it doesn’t promote any hazardous effect to your health like the non-vegetarian food items. Tomatoes also are found to prop up the testosterone levels as they are rich in Vitamin A. Vegetables intake increase the testosterone levels in the corpse very fast, and you can see the effects in small span of period in comparison to other food items.

One of the best methods to increase the production of the testosterone in the body is to eat the fruits regularly. Fruits are the rich source of the vitamins and minerals that prop up the testosterone production in the body. Fruits also are found to decrease the influence of the factors that affects the testosterone production adversely. Fruit intake reduces the production of the dihydrotestosterone that is found to reduce the testosterone levels in the body. The best fruit to induce testosterone levels is Apple, which if you eat regularly for about 2 months will surely increase the testosterone levels in your body. The other fruits are Pineapple, Orange, and Mango that also increases the testosterone level in body.
Drinking milk daily can help you to improve the testosterone levels in the body. Milk is considered as the whole food so its intake can boost the producing of testosterone. Milk contains adequate amount of minerals, vitamins, and proteins that maintains the level of the testosterone in the corpse and doesn’t allow it to drop below the standard level. Milk products are also rich in nutrients. So, if you having the low level of testosterone, you need to include the milk and milk products in your daily diet routine.

bodybuildingDianabol has both powerful anabolic and androgenic action which means a noticeable grow in strength, force and muscle stack.  With the medication users can expect an increase of 1-2 kg of weight per week, which during the first 6 weeks of usage is standard. With the dosage of Dianabol being varied, particularly among trainees, weight lifters and athletes, the medication dosage may fluctuate between 2-10 pills per daytime and in some cases higher.  The effects on weightlifters can be most noticed at a dosage between 15-40 mg per day.

For the beginning weight trainer, the portion should never be higher than 15-25 mg per day, this dosage is productive to yield noticeable results within an 8-10 week continuous cycle.  If the steroidal effects of Dianabol are decreased after an 8-week cycle, the medication can be used in conjunction with another injectable steroid, but the portion does not need to be increased. For a weightlifter, fair results can be obtained at a dosage of 20-30 mg per day of Dianabol combined with an additional 200-400 mg portion of Deca Durabolin weekly.  For those who seek a strength increase and muscular definition, combing Dianabol with Oxandrolon or Winstrol, will yield desirable results.

Dianabol is not recommended for competition weight training because it causes important water retention.  Women who wish to use Dianabol can experience desirable results at a dosage of 10-20 mg per day.  For women who do not experience any adverse side effects from using Dianabol, a dosage of 2-4 pastilles a day for a interval of 4-6 weeks can be ideal. Though Dianabol has many adverse side effects, but are rare for athletes who take a dose of 20 mg per period.  The main side great-term side result of Dianabol is liver damage, which can be experienced at both high and low doses.Dianabol has an active life of between 6-8 hours, with a half-life of around 3-4 hours.  A single daily portion of Dianabol will produce a varying blood level, with fluctuations experienced throughout the day.  A person can take a quantity in whole form or split up the tablets during the day, by dividing up the dose the user will be better able to control blood concentration levels. An average dose of Dianabol for males is between 15-50 mg per day and for women between 5-10 mg per day.  Being the preferable steroid for men, even a moderate amount of Dianabol will effect in extreme masculinity characteristics in women.
Dianabol is a fast-acting anabolic steroid which works quickly and quite effectively on the corpse.  Depending upon the desired effects, athletes, weightlifters and power lifters will have a wide dosage range with Dianabol.  The daily dose range, depending upon the individual can range anywhere from 2-20 tablets per day, though an effective quantity for athletes would be around 15-40 mg per day.

One reason that Dianabol is preferred for use in athletes is because of the medications ability to reduce endogenous cortisone levels by as much as 50-70%, which slows the rate of protein breakdown in the muscles. Any type of medication has the capacity to be used and abused, anabolic steroids are no different.  By law, there are steroids that have been approved for the treatment of valid medical conditions, however, non-medical use is illegal and is considered to be a form of abuse.

gp_nolvaTamoxifen Citrate is one of the most commonly used medications among performance enhancers but more often than not it is used for remedy rather than solution. Most who are familiar with performance enhancing largely associate the process with anabolic androgenic steroids, however Tamoxifen Citrate does not fall into this category. Commonly known as Nolvadex or Nolva, Tamoxifen Citrate generally serves two purposes for the anabolic steroid user; for on cycle side-effect prevention and more commonly for post cycle remedy (PCT) needs. Regardless of the purpose at hand Nolva is usually very well-tolerated by those who use it and this includes both men and women; however, most women will use it at a much lower dose and many women who addition with Nolvadex will do so for more of an actual solution rather than treatment.
Tamoxifen Citrate was first synthesized in 1962 in an effort to create a suitable Morning After tablet, however, the trials were met with failure but soon after other purposes were found. It was largely understood that estrogen was a problematic hormone in those suffering from breast cancer and it was discovered Tamoxifen Citrate could be used to block estrogen from binding to the receptors; this does not reduce the amount of estrogen in the body but keeping it from binding proved to be highly beneficial.

While the medication proved to be useful in combating breast cancer, by its mode of action soon other purposes were discovered. As estrogen buildup is a common difficulty for many anabolic steroid users due to the aromatase result that occurs after the administration of many steroids finding a way to prevent the hormone from binding proved to be a means to prevent such side-effects that occur due to this effect. As this is important another good of Tamoxifen Citrate was discovered in that it stimulates testosterone producing making it a perfect remedy for PCT needs.

Many who supplement with Nolvadex while on cycle will do so in order to stave off gynecomastia as it is highly estrogenic related. Steroids that have a high androgenic nature can often lead to this problem occurring, such as testosterone but through Tamoxifen Citrate supplementation it can be avoided. Most who supplement for this purpose will find a mere 10mg per day to be enough to stave off any problems; however, for some this will not be enough and estrogen levels must necessarily be reduced. For this individual only an aromatase inhibitor (AI) such as Arimidex or Letrozole will be sufficient and many will choose to play it safe and begin use with one of these AIs rather than leaving it to chance.

Beyond on cycle use the most common period in-which Tamoxifen Citrate is used by performance enhancers is during the PCT period after anabolic steroid use is complete. Nolva has been shown to greatly increase testosterone stimulation in part by mainly increasing luteinizing let go. Understand when anabolic androgenic steroids are used natural testosterone production is suppressed; how much suppression exists will depend on the steroids used and the total duration but suppression will occur. Once the cycle is complete in order to hang on to any of the gains made as well as maintain optimal condition testosterone manufacture must necessarily be primed for action. Most who follow proper PCT protocol will do so for approximately 3-4 weeks and for many Nolvadex is all that is needed in-truth, many would be best served with PCT programs that included nothing but hCG and Tamoxifen Citrate. However, make no mistake, as valuable as this procedure is it will not come natural testosterone production back to 100% in only a few weeks but it will get you on the right track and speed the method up greatly.

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