Division 1 Write-up
Athletix Sports Division I – Potent SHBG Inhibitor
Division I Overview:
· Increase Free Testosterone Levels
· Increase Libido and Muscle Mass
· Perfect for PCT
· Potent Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) Inhibitor
What is SHBG?
It is commonly thought that the testosterone that we have in our body is circulating freely in our blood and your total testosterone level is correlated with your ability to gain muscle. Total testosterone levels are exactly that, the total amount circulating at any given time but this is only half of the information about the ability of your body to utilize this vital muscle-building steroid. The average person has approximately 98% of their circulating “total testosterone” bound to a plasma protein called sex-hormone-binding globulin which renders testosterone completely inactive. This means that only 2% of the testosterone is available for your body to utilize for increasing recovery and muscle mass. Luckily for all of us this process is completely reversible and is used to keep your body at homeostasis. Unfortunately for some, your body may feel as though homeostasis for your “free testosterone” level is less than what you would desire it to be and therefore inactivate a considerable amount of your total testosterone, robbing you of athletic performance and recovery.
What is 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran?
3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran (3,4-D) is an ingredient found in stinging nettle root extracts and is a very potent inhibitor of SHBG. 3,4-D is a competitive inhibitor and therefore competes with testosterone at the binding site. Since 3,4-D is also a more potent ligand for the SHBG binding site it binds stronger and for a longer amount of time, increasing the likelihood that it will become bound and prevent a testosterone molecule from becoming bound.
Another paradoxical process of interest in relation to 3,4-D is that in response to increasing levels of testosterone SHBG levels are actually decreased causing a positive feedback loop that leads to a greater percentage of inhibition given the same dosage.
Can Division I be used in PCT?
Division I is the perfect product to use in PCT as circulating testosterone levels are very low and SHBG is often very high. For maximum results in PCT stack Division I with Titanium XL +/- an aromatase inhibitor such as PES Erase.
Can Division I be stacked with other products?
Here at Athletix Sports we develop all of our products to be stacked together. Division I can be used along with fantastic results but by stacking a “total testosterone” boosting agent such as Formula X or Titanium XL you can maximize the level of free testosterone available. Another good class of products to stack with Division I are aromatase inhibitors, which can also work synergistically with Division I by preventing circulating, free testosterone from converting to various estrogens. Below are a list of stacks that will aid you in optimizing performance and muscle mass:
Standalone Testosterone Boosting
Division I + Titanium XL
Hardcore Testosterone Boosting and Recovery
Division I + Titanium XL + Formula X
Post Cycle Therapy
Division I + Titanium XL + PES Erase
Athletix Sports Mission
At Athletix Sports we feel that we are the game changer. Our industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs but we want to provide our customers with a different experience. We want to earn your trust and keep you as a customer well into the future. With all of the problems our industry has seen with products containing things that are not listed on the label, Athletix Sports wants you to rest assured knowing that what is listed on the label is exactly what is in the bottle. That is why we provide a certificate of analysis for all of our products. Safety is our number one concern and we know by providing you with the highest quality ingredients, we have done our part in ensuring your health.
Integrity is a big part of our philosophy and that is why Athletix Sports does not believe in the use of proprietary blends. Typically proprietary blends are used to mask the fact that out of the 25 ingredients on the label, only a couple of them probably contain a significant amount of what you want in it. We don't skip out on putting the right ingredients in the right amounts in our products.
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