Short background, I am a 31yr old hypothyroid (medicated and stable levels) gained a lot of weight (before stabililized), mostly around midsection. So much so I was tested for Cushings Disease. No tumor, however my cortisol levels are still high. I was 23 when diagnosed with hypothyroid, didnt do **** til I got real big @ 29, now fighting back. Was an athlete in HS/College
Past year or so I have dieted/exercised, lost a good ammt of weight. There is STILL plenty to lose. Most of it left is in my gut. This screams cortisol issue, which was there before and probably still is (no insurance right now to check)
So I am going to be stacking the following and wanted to some comments. You guys are extremely knowledgeable here, and I am just getting back into supplementation after years of either not working out, and then working out with no aid.
After some research, it seems gets quite the rep for helping keep cortisol in check, so I am on day 2 of that. Along with LG Speed v2 (i dont need the extra caffeine) for some metabolism bumping.
I do have a shoulder injury from football days that urks me, so I am also on cissus for that, CL , , green tea, Vitamin C high morning dose (cortisol control) but am also considering a GH product to help with muscle gain/fat loss/injury repair. Was considering , as I have heard/read good things. Ive also read great things about ig-h-1 and , i was going to try that once the new year is here and I am ready to make some gains. Also can you stay on a GH product indefinitely or should it be cycled as well? Most say you need months on it to see results, but then I see sometimes saying to cycle off of it. Never specifying how long to be off.
I also know I should cycle off the after i'm done with the bottle, would 2 weeks be long enough? Was considering trying after that or Suppress C, or go back to the xtreme. Comments there?
Also a supplement like interests me as well, but not sure where and when to fit that into my stacks.
I just know your body will get used to certain things, so it's good to things from diff angles, and while I have learned a lot, I still have a lot of questions.
Ultimately my main goals are fat loss, but of course muscle gain is never a bad thing, and I do tend to gain it well when my shoulder isn't nagging me.
I cannot thank you guys enough for a great community, I have been reading/lurking a lot. It's been motivating and educational. I hope to keep motivated and keep learning more.
Thanks for Reading