IYO, what's the best cortisol blocker?
- 02-11-2011, 02:25 PM
Fiziol Cheloveka. 2010 Sep-Oct;36(5):101-9.
[Age-related changes in blood concentration of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hormones, their central and peripheral regulators in healthy men].
[Article in Russian]
Kuzina IN, Kilikovskiĭ VV, Smirnova OV.
We studied concentrations of cortisol, its precursors and active form in human blood and relation to the changes in concentration of central and peripheral hormonal regulators (total 36 parameters) in healthy male volunteers aged 18-72 y.o. The study demonstrated a significant decrease in blood concentrations of unutilazed cortisol precursors (pregnenolone and progesterone) with advanced age accompanied by maintenance of total and free cortisol concentrations. We found age-related decrease in ACTH level that is a known hypophysial stimulant of cortisol and cortisol precursor synthesis in adrenal glands. Cortisol and ACTH levels in study population had different correlation behavior in relation to central and peripheral regulators for hormonal axes. CONCLUSION: cortisol level remains stable with advanced age in males despite the decrease in steroidogenic activity and blood ACTH level. This may be due to the imbalance in the regulation of cortisol and ACTH production by central and peripheral regulators especially by hormones of reproductive and somatotrophic axes.Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
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- 02-11-2011, 02:26 PM
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02-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Phosphatidylserine... endoamp max seems to be the best ps containing product
Vitamin C dosages mentoned above
BB.com had something called cortished that worked great, not sure if its still around though
Agreed as well with a need to balance cortisol, test, and I will add insulin in this equation, but honestly if any hormone in the body is off it will effect all the others, so its kinda cheating to say any other hormones to try and sound smart like I did.
02-11-2011, 03:50 PM
I used to use Lean Xtreme, but I switched to Free Test and have been very happy with the results. I also throw in some Vitamin C for good measure- especially since after a cycle my immune system is usually pretty shot.
02-11-2011, 05:43 PM
Dont forget bcaa's. Studies show that after a month of supplementing with bcaa's, cortisol levels were significantly lower than those who didnt supplement w/bcaa's.
( at heart )
02-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the Rulk- I'd never heard that before. I love this board- I always learn something new.
02-13-2011, 12:43 AM
02-13-2011, 12:46 AM
02-13-2011, 10:49 AM
02-13-2011, 11:01 AM
vitaminc c works like a charm...i also use x-lean, just thought i would throw that out there
The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
02-13-2011, 11:06 AM
Lean Extreme or Endoamp. Both worked well for me, the others I can't comment on.
02-13-2011, 11:09 AM
I still don't understand people taking so many supps to lower cortisol. I mean it must work, enough people have gotten results from it that you'd have to say that. But even with the knowledge that too much can lead to fat stores and a host of other problems, you still need to have enough in your system. And especially if cutting, your thyroid function is going to depend A LOT on having adequate supply of cortisol in your system. If you lower your cortisol too much, it's going to shut your thyroid down and you won't be losing any weight my friend.
So if you are cutting, and taking something to boost your thyroid output, it would seem taking a cort reducer would be counter intuitive to what you are trying to accomplish.
02-13-2011, 04:27 PM
trust me, they are unflavored, i like that they are anji, but it doesnt help with the taste
i throw it into map, into torrent, into power shock....nothing works
the vitaberry they sell looks expensive, but if that really works itd be worth it....gatorade, crystal lite, nothing man
but bcaa are important, so i just chug em down
02-13-2011, 04:46 PM
02-13-2011, 04:55 PM
Vitaberry is just awesome, but to salty for me to buy all the time. I'm not saying it's over priced, you get what you pay for. I feel it's worth it, but have a hard time justifying the price to the wifey.
02-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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02-13-2011, 11:32 PM
Also, happened upon this little piece of info:
"Fish Oil Affects Cortisol, Fat Mass
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Consumption of fish oil supplements can positively affect lean body and reduced serum cortisol levels, according to a new study (J Intl Soc Sports Nutr. ePub 8 Oct 2010. DOI: 10.1186/1550-2783-7-31). Researchers from Gettysburg College recruited 44 healthy adults to examine the effects of supplemental fish oil (FO) on resting metabolic rate (RMR), body composition and cortisol production. Subjects were randomized to receive either 4 g/d of safflower oil (SO) or 4 g/d of FO providing 1,600 mg/d eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 800 mg/d docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for six weeks.
At the end of the intervention, researchers found subjects taking FO had a significant increase in fat-free mass compared to the SO group; they also had a significant reduction in fat mass and a tendency for a decrease in body fat percentage. In addition, there was a tendency for salivary cortisol to decrease in the FO group, and a significant correlation in the FO group between the changes in cortisol and change in fat-free mass and fat mass. There were no significant differences between the groups in terms of body mass, RMR or respiratory exchange ratio."
02-14-2011, 09:09 AM
02-14-2011, 09:45 AM
If your cortisol is too low, your thyroid is still producing a normal amount of t3, but without the cortisol it does not work. It's pretty much a guarantee that if your cortisol levels are low, you are also hypothyroid. If your cortisol is too low, and you start taking something to boost your thyroid, be it prescription or otherwise, you won't notice a thing from it. You need to address the low cortisol in your body before you can address any thyroid problems you may or may not have.
And I have nothing to back this up, this is just me theorizing how things should work with that knowledge. But it would seem that you are limiting any thyroid boosting supps effectiveness by trying to reduce the cortisol in your body as much as you can, since the thyroid cannot function without cortisol.
allthingsmale.com has a TON of great articles on how cortisol and the thyroid interact with one another
02-14-2011, 09:51 AM
02-14-2011, 10:05 AM
so is it smart to take a cortisol lower like erase with a testbooster and all so a fatburner or would these be fighting against one another?i am taking the triple crown stack right now and my joint are hurting a little and libido is down a little and i am having trouble sleeping.but i am getting results in the gym for sure.
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