What are some good blockers or supplements to help reduce cortisol ?
Iv looked on the internet and cant find any good reviews on products. Hoping someone on here can help haha
and are legit for cortisol control
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I enjoyed SNS Reduce XT.Originally Posted by vicesoldier
LX is great but pretty much backordered everywhere.
SNS Reduce XT and Ergobolic, individually or combined. Very different MOAs, but both are effective.
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Reduce xt and abliterate get my vote!
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DO yall have anyblood work proving they work?? Im just really weary of any OTC product that claims to lower cortisol as much as they claim
Reduce XT and Lean Xtreme are the two that I've used and remember to be effective. There was another one I used and didn't like but I don't remember the name of it.
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hmmm....what type of effects do you get from Reduce XT? should you run any supporting supps with it?
One thing I'll say, some people get dry joints with over 3 caps , if you want to dose higher than 2-3 caps I would recommend having Cissus and high EPA/DHA fish oil along Reduce-XT.
Conveniently enough , those 2 supplements also help synergistically with Reduce-XT to provide a recomposition effect.
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how does it compare to erase?
Currently running erase for 8 weeks and have a bottle of reduce xt.
Could I stack the 2 for the last 4 weeks ?
-Vitamin C is an excellent cortisol blocker
-Holy Basil(Ayurvedic Tulsi) is an excellent cortisol blocker
-Euluthro Root is an excellent cortisol blocker
-Fast Carb(ex: Kwik Carb/Dymatize Flud/Karbolyn) intake 30 minutes into weight training helps prevent cortisol from quickly rising afterwards
-Drinking water while doing cardio prevents cortisol from rising afterwards
-Oolong Tea has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and bring them down quicker than those who do not drink it
-Meditation has been shown to reduce cortisol levels by up to 50%
In a 2002, German researchers found that subjects who received high-doses of sustained-release ascorbic acid (vitamin C) had lower blood pressure and cortisol, as well as lower subjective responses to acute psychological stress.
During the study, subjects received a 14 day trial of sustained release vitamin C and then were exposed to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) which included public speaking and mental arithmetic tasks.
Compared to the placebo group, subjects who received the vitamin C had lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings and a lower subjective (self-reported) stress response to the TSST. In addition, the vitamin C subjects’ salivary cortisol response returned to normal more quickly than the placebo group, what researchers referred to as “cortisol recovery.”
Vitamin C is found abundantly in the adrenal glands, not surprisingly since it plays a key role in the stress response. According to Dr. James F. Balch, co-author of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," vitamin C is crucial for the adrenal glands to properly function. Chronic stress and nervousness may deplete these glands, preventing them from releasing these chemicals into the bloodstream.
Psychology Today in an article on vitamin C and stress, wrote that in “animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats undergoing stress not only prevented the expected increase in cortisol levels, it prevented the animals from exhibiting the known signs of physical and emotional stress, including loss of body weight. Animals that did not receive vitamin C had three times the level of stress hormones.”
There are few things more stressful to the body than weight training, so taking a sustained release Vitamin C an hour or two beforehand would seem to be very applicable to this...