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Body Building Alternatives To Steroid Supplements
Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
No: Dear gail, homeopathics do not function in the same manner as conventional medications/drugs. Some homeopathics can be used for anti-inflammatory actions, but we think that these actions are taking place at a epigenetic level (homeopathic changes the way the gene expresses itself). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym.Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?
Nutrition: I would rather emphasis on healthy nutrition, rather than supplements. To gain body mass, take food with high calories and good amount of proteins, in a balanced diet. Take food rich in micro nutrients, anti oxidants and variety of fruits and vegetables. The other aspect is to get correct work out along with food. Otherwise, you may end up being over weight, rather than building muscle. ...Read more
Balanced diet: I do not usually recommend supplements for almost any reason. However, a pure whey protein powder can be helpful if you are having difficulty eating enough protein daily for muscle growth. Creating has also been found to be helpful for short burst stamina and performance in young, healthy athletes without kidney issues. ...Read more
HORMONES: Nope. Not in any way. It is one of the least safe choices you can make as a young male. I f you take this unsafe product you will stop making your own testosterone. Your testes will shrink. You can permanently damage your ability to be a father and to have a long and healthy sexual life. That is just the beginning of why this is not a wise choice. ...Read more
Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)
No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: Androgenic steroids will disrupt your glucose control, your blood lipids (cholesterol) and put you at even higher risk of heart disease, plus many other side effects. Working out is great. Resistance exercise and body building is great. But why would you want to pump yourself up with steroids? ...Read more
What supplements best help exercise with building muscle mass while not increasing testosterone? Or preferably decreasing testosterone.
You can help build: Muscle w/protein and burn fat w/exercise. Exercise will also help you to build muscle because we tear muscle fibers apart when exercising and when the grow back together they create more muscle mass. Peace and good health. Please ask another question and clarify why you would like to decrease testosterone. ...Read more
Simplest way to gain muscle? (food, workouts, recovery time, ) also, do you recommend supplements? Such as whey protein powders. Do they harm the body?
New to body building n i want to know using amino acid 2222 tabs and twinlab 100% whey protien will b useful or harmful? I wnt to build huge muscle
None: There are no 'steroids' with clinical indications to be used for this. ...Read more
How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?
I'm body building and want to start taking protein supplements. Will protein (too much) cause constipation?
If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?
Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Hard work & friends: Nothing from a pill bottle will help you nearly so much. Whey protein, creatine, a healthy diet and (if okay with your physician) an electronic muscle stimulator can all help. But the key is getting into the intense lifestyle that will transform your life so much for the better. Congratulations on your start. ...Read more
Do body building supplements have an effect on the male reproductive system? Not referring to steroids.
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