How long before diminishing returns with TTA?

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    How long before diminishing returns with TTA?


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    I've heard many different opinions on this one, but how long should TTA(TetradecylThioacetic Acid) be ran to avoid negative side effects and maintain its effectiveness? I was thinking of running it during the winter in two week intervals. Something like this-

    WKS 1&2 TTA
    WKS 3&4 ECA
    WKS 5&6 TTA
    WKS 7&8 ECA

    I know that there are also those that would recommend stacking the two, but I honestly don't like that idea at all.

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    Funny, I was typing a non related TTA question at the same time

    oh and I have no idea as to the answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Funny, I was typing a non related TTA question at the same time

    oh and I have no idea as to the answer
    Lol, sorry man. I posted this on another forum weeks ago and have not gotten any worthwhile responses. Hopefully someone in the "know," will respond.
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    I still have other questions on TTA, like is it more advantageous to people who already have low bodyfat, and almost useless to people with higher bodyfat who are doing a moderate (500-800 cal below maintenance) cut. Seems like it would be, as a high bodyfat individual on a moderate cut mostly looses fat anyhow
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    im no expert, at all, but i was reading on dcp, and they added Salvia Miltiorrhiza because it is supposed to prevent it from redepositing fat. idk how true this is, but if it is, i would think taking that with it might be a good idea.
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    TTA takes a while to build-up in the system, which is why DCP is recommended to run a higher dose for the 1st week. I have used it for 8 weeks before and it was effective throughout the run. I think that ppar-alpha supplements should be the backbone of every cutting stack with thermogenics cycled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I still have other questions on TTA, like is it more advantageous to people who already have low bodyfat, and almost useless to people with higher bodyfat who are doing a moderate (500-800 cal below maintenance) cut. Seems like it would be, as a high bodyfat individual on a moderate cut mostly looses fat anyhow
    Research is still limited, but anecdotally, TTA has been used successfully for those bulking at a low dose (minimising body fat gain), cutting and on a recomp.

    It is fine to use at all bodyfat levels. The mechanism by which tta works is by activating PPAR-alpha (thanks Rodja), which when activiated, results in more fat burning units, and increases the enzymes that burn fat.. it also helps with insulin sensitivity, when the fatty acids get taken away from the bloodstream, all of these beneficial to those who are at higher or lower bodyfat percentages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    im no expert, at all, but i was reading on dcp, and they added Salvia Miltiorrhiza because it is supposed to prevent it from redepositing fat. idk how true this is, but if it is, i would think taking that with it might be a good idea.
    Yeah there is a chance that using TTA for extended periods of time may lead to a reversal of the benefits, which is why the SM was deliberately added to prevent this from happening. Because of this, I would venture to say that you could use DCP (not TTA alone) year round, although economic limitations might prevent you from doing so, in which case, cycling on and off would just happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slow-mun View Post
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    I've heard many different opinions on this one, but how long should TTA(TetradecylThioacetic Acid) be ran to avoid negative side effects and maintain its effectiveness? I was thinking of running it during the winter in two week intervals. Something like this-

    WKS 1&2 TTA
    WKS 3&4 ECA
    WKS 5&6 TTA
    WKS 7&8 ECA

    I know that there are also those that would recommend stacking the two, but I honestly don't like that idea at all.
    As Rodja also mentioned, the TTA does take some time to build up in the system, so cycling off at weeks 3-4 might not be that eneficial. Perhaps you could reduce the dosage slightly when you are start the ECA, but ideally, I would like to see you use the TTA for a period of at least 4-6weeks before cycling off.. the fortnightly cycles don't make much sense to me right now.
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I got a better feeling about what I want to do now.
  

  
 

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