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Modafinil

Modafinil is a prescription medicine for narcoleptics that increases alertness and prevents sleep. It just so happens to also increase cognition and memory, and is a potent and highly regarded supplement in the category of nootropics. This page features 60 unique references to scientific papers.   Summary All Essential Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information Modafinil is an a wakefulness enhancing … Continue reading

Tendon Rupture and Antibiotics

You know the warning labels that come with the antibiotics you’ve been prescribed over the years? You should read them. And so should your doctor.   Unfortunately, many patients and physicians are unaware of the potentially devastating side effects of antibiotics. Indeed, antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones link to cases of tendon rupture. Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibiotics that … Continue reading

Anabolic Overview 3 – Free vs. Bound Testosterone

A very small amount of testosterone actually exists in a free state, where interaction with cellular receptors is possible. The majority will be bound to the proteins SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin, also referred to as sex steroid binding globulin and testosterone-estradiol binding globulin) and albumin, which temporarily prevent the hormone from exerting activity. Steroid … Continue reading

Noopept

Noopept is the brand name for N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, a Nootropic molecule similar to Piracetam. Noopept may alleviate cognitive decline.   This page features 45 unique references to scientific papers.   Summary All Essential Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information Noopept is the brand name for N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester , a synthetic nootropic molecule. Noopept has a similar … Continue reading

The Bulking Diet Delusion

by John Meadows @t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/bulking-diet-delusion Here’s what you need to know… Bulking up by increasing body fat will decrease insulin sensitivity and impede muscle growth. The more fat you gain, the more you change your physiology to favor fat storage over muscle growth. Most people who bulk will store fat in just one area, like the belly … Continue reading

East European Bodybuilding

Muscle mass secrets from the old countries by Christian Thibaudeau |@t-nation.com/training/east-european bodybuilding   Big Bad Europeans The more you’re involved in the world of strength training, the more you get to meet interesting people and learn new training methods. Last year I attended the Weider International Grand Prix of Canada, a bodybuilding contest organized by … Continue reading

Foods to Boost DHT Levels and 5-Alpha Reductase Naturally

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a controversial hormone. Even though it’s the male hormone of the male hormones and a lot more androgenic than testosterone, some are still scared that high levels of it could lead to hair-loss and prostate enlargement. Whereas the prostate claim has proven to be inaccurate in multiple studies (for example: in this … Continue reading

Anabolic Overview 2 – Direct and Indirect Anabolic Effects

Although testosterone has been isolated, synthesized, and actively experimented with for many decades now, there is still some debate today as to exactly how steroids affect muscle mass. At this point in time, the primary mode of anabolic action with all anabolic/androgenic steroids is understood to be direct activation of the cellular androgen receptor and … Continue reading

Anabolic Overview 1 – An Introduction to Testosterone

Anabolic steroids are a class of medications that contain a synthetically manufactured form of the hormone testosterone, or a related compound that is derived from (or similar in structure and action to) this hormone. In order to fully grasp how anabolic steroids work, it is, therefore, important to understand the basic functioning of testosterone. Testosterone … Continue reading

The Effects of Mild Cycles

  Note: I’m not an advocate of steroid use. The average guy should be able to get really good results with intelligently designed, drug-free training. The risks, including legal problems, usually aren’t worth it unless you’re an actor or professional athlete, where millions of dollars are at stake. The Debate The mainstream media propogates some … Continue reading

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