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Estrogen Blocker Gnc
Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more
Possibly: Selective estrogenic receptor modulators (serms) such as Clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen should increase lh (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone in men. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole) will also increase testosterone. The goal is to have testosterone to Estradiol ratio greater than 10. Certain clinical issues such as narcotic or obesity related low t are helped with these medications. ...Read more
None: There are no testosterone "boosters", no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to "boost" your testosterone is through a healthy life style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. Stay away from anabolics as well. ...Read more
20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)
Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low? Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...Read more
Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?
20yr male 69' 140lb... considering taking estrogen blockers to increase testosterone and build muscle. Thoughts?
Bad bad idea: No offense meant, but don't do it. That's medically unsound and the limited studies don't even support that it works. This kind of idea should be in fairy tales by now. Surely you can bulk up with sound training and without these crazy body-builder fads? Good wishes. ...Read more
No: Nolvadex, a brand of tamoxifen, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. As such, there are some small studies that suggest that it can actually increase testosterone production in med. Similarly, so can aromatase inhibitors which decrease conversion of t into e. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_drugs_banned_from_the_olympics for a list of banned substances in competition & why. ...Read more
The Beast?: If you're referring to "the beast anabolic activator, " a homeopathic spray purporting to contain "molecular imprints" of a slew of hormones (including the 2 you mention), amino acids, RNA & dna (?), and a bunch of other things i've never heard of. In sum, it's water and alcohol, and won't have any effects whatsoever (besides your pocketbook). ...Read more
Yes, but: first, the carb blocker doesn't work. the fat blocker works but 1) the amount of weight lost with it is small 2) side effects are oil leaking out of your butt 3) it is more because it makes you not want to eat fat/fast foods than the actual fat blocked. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet is a helpful source of info and entertaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Typically, these are all metabolized the samer. ...Read more
Does BCAA and/or amino acids effect birth control pills? Specific I'm taking the shredz brand bcaa powder.
Birth Control: unless there is some estrogen or progesterone in the powder it is doubtful. However, I doubt there have been specific testing done to see if there is any interactions. The FDA which controls the medications in the US has no control of supplements. They are classified as foods and don't have to meet drug standards for testing. They just put the warning that they make no claim to treat or cure. ...Read more
Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with:
1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers)
2. proton pump inhibitors &
3. VitD3 supplements?
Yes: It's fine to take with the blood pressure medications and the proton pump inhibitor. I would probably stop the vitamin D supplement as cod liver oil has vitamin A and D as the main vitamin sources. Vitamin D is one you can get in trouble with because it is fat soluble and can accumulate in your organs if you take too much. ...Read more
If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?
Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more
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