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Doctor insights on: Body Building Alternatives To Steroid Supplements

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Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?

Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?

NO : Why don't you grow up and stop looking for pharmacology to help you? Learn to eat less, exercise more and get healthy naturally -- not compromising your health by looking for new and different poisons to put into your body. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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Any homeopathic solutions similar to steroid use for body building?

Any homeopathic solutions similar to steroid use for body building?

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 more

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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?

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

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Which supplements I should use for body building?

Which supplements I should use for body building?

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

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Is it safe to take testosterone and deca steroid for body building?

Is it safe to take testosterone and deca steroid for body building?

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

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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

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

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Dibetic able to take steroids for body building?

Dibetic able to take steroids for body building?

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

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What supplements best help exercise with building muscle mass while not increasing testosterone? Or preferably decreasing testosterone.

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

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Simplest way to gain muscle? (food, workouts, recovery time, ) also, do you recommend supplements? Such as whey protein powders. Do they harm the body?

Simplest way to gain muscle? (food, workouts, recovery time, ) also, do you recommend supplements? Such as whey protein powders. Do they harm the body?

Interval training: To build functional muscle (not just big ones) look into high intensity interval training. For nutrition it's best to use the paleo approach. Whey is good but watch out for highly proceeded products or ones with artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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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

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

Balance diet. better: These supplements may be ok but nothing is like balanced diet with healthy protein as egg whites , soy, whey, fish ...Supplements are ok, but do not overdue it. Also drink plenty if water to balance for protein and keep your kidneys healthy! ...Read more

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Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Good diet: To lose weight you have to cut down on your fat intake and exercise daily. Eat healthy with ample foods high in protiens which will come from eggs, fish , soy products(like tofu) nuts and low fat dairy. ...Read more

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How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

By stimulation: Anabolic steroids can stimulate the creation of muscle fibers when associated with diet and exercise. This would be an off label and probably illegal use of a controlled substance. ...Read more

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I'm body building and want to start taking protein supplements. Will protein (too much) cause constipation?

I'm body building and want to start taking protein supplements. Will protein (too much) cause constipation?

Not if you are eatin: It will not cause constipation as long as you are eating regular food as well including fruits, vegetables and grains and meat etc. ...Read more

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Will doctors prescribe body building drugs like deca-durabolin?

Will doctors prescribe body building drugs like deca-durabolin?

Most will not: Anabolic steroids can stimulate the creation of muscle fibers when associated with diet and exercise. This would be an off label and probably illegal use of a controlled substance. Deca-durabolin has been used with aids patients who have muscle wasting. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Yes: Need plenty of fluids to avoid renal damage and headaches are common. Good luck in your work outs and use creatine wisely as a suppliment. ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

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

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! it's not possible! eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What natural products to gain muscles for gym beginners are there?

What natural products to gain muscles for gym beginners are there?

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

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Do body building supplements have an effect on the male reproductive system? Not referring to steroids.

Do body building supplements have an effect on the male reproductive system? Not referring to steroids.

What's in them?: Probably no effect, but since supplements are not regulated and can apparently contain any number of things it's not possible to say for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more