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Hi guys, please do you recommend a good product that keeps cortisol at bay? thank you
 
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Definitely would recommend reduce xt by SNS. Always my go to for cortisol control products.
 
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Breathing through your nose.
Going to bed before 11pm.
Waking up between 5 and 7am.
Good salt intake throughout the day.
Lifting weights 3 to 6 days a week.
Do not use stimulants, but if you do, make sure it is as a pre workout.
Then if your lifestyle is on par, look into adaptagens such as KSM66 or Sensoril. If you want something stronger, look into Reduce XT or Invictus by Iron Legion (I had the privilege to use).
 
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Honestly just relax, rest when your home, dont get worked up by little things and your cortisol won't be a problem. But if you HAVE to take something then KSM-66 has studies on it proving it actually lowers cortisol by roughly 30% but most people here love and swear by Reduce XT.
 

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Ashwaghanda has clinical data supporting cortisol reduction. KSM-66 at 600mg daily minimum or Sensoril at 250mg minimum daily will work. Keep in mind, you need cortisol so don’t think it’s important to lower it. Keeping it controlled is what you want. Managing stress, less stimulation etc help.
 

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Ashwaghanda has clinical data supporting cortisol reduction. KSM-66 at 600mg daily minimum or Sensoril at 250mg minimum daily will work. Keep in mind, you need cortisol so don’t think it’s important to lower it. Keeping it controlled is what you want. Managing stress, less stimulation etc help.
 

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Ashwaghanda has clinical data supporting cortisol reduction. KSM-66 at 600mg daily minimum or Sensoril at 250mg minimum daily will work. Keep in mind, you need cortisol so don’t think it’s important to lower it. Keeping it controlled is what you want. Managing stress, less stimulation etc help.
 

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thank you all. unfortunately I'm going through a bad time, nervousness, anxiety, and now I'm seeing my health worsened. visceral fat, I sleep little at night, upper-right liver pain, acne behind my back, tic disorder, swollen stomach, poor digestion, soft stools ... it's a difficult time, I'm nervous all day.
 

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Reduce XT, could it cause joint problems? is it so strong? recommended dosage? better in the morning when you wake up, or in the afternoon? which coincides with the moment of workout!
 
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thank you all. unfortunately I'm going through a bad time, nervousness, anxiety, and now I'm seeing my health worsened. visceral fat, I sleep little at night, upper-right liver pain, acne behind my back, tic disorder, swollen stomach, poor digestion, soft stools ... it's a difficult time, I'm nervous all day.
Ksm66 or sensoril. Take every day. At least 600mg. It will provide some aid.
 
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Hi guys, please do you recommend a good product that keeps cortisol at bay? thank you
under forum at the top scroll down to company forums...company's are listed in alphabetic order, find iron legion....I suggest you read the thread--Invictus[b-AET]benefits beyond cutting. imo, Invictus[b-AET] is superior to 7-keto.
 
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under forum at the top scroll down to company forums...company's are listed in alphabetic order, find iron legion....I suggest you read the thread--Invictus[b-AET]benefits beyond cutting. imo, Invictus[b-AET] is superior to 7-keto.
Invictus would be the strongest.
 
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Yes this is one of the strongest cortisol
Supplements on the market.

Can use code chef for 25% off
What does it help with? Who should consider taking it? I'm starting with a new job tomorrow and it's full time. It's very very physical and high speed
 
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Yes this is one of the strongest cortisol
Supplements on the market.

Can use code chef for 25% off
Many people say that but nobody could tell me how much active ingredient is in each dose or bottle so far. Strange.
 
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Vit C three grams a day when going through difficult training like contest prep
 
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I've used Corti lean by brawn before and rate it. Although it was for during a cut rather than everyday stress. Contains ashwaganda and 7 keto plus other stuff.
 
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Ashwagandha (ksm-66 or sensoril)
Vit C
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Vit C three grams a day when going through difficult training like contest prep
i won´t deny it helps with cortisol, but pissing every now and then when using high doses of vit C is a bit annoying.
 

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under forum at the top scroll down to company forums...company's are listed in alphabetic order, find iron legion....I suggest you read the thread--Invictus[b-AET]benefits beyond cutting. imo, Invictus[b-AET] is superior to 7-keto.
Hi thebigt,

I have some questions to ask;

could this product have liver problems? I am afraid of having fatty liver problems, or something like that, surely I will have high transaminases (in a few days I will go to the doctor anyway for the prescription of specific blood tests).
Possibly, the optimal dosage?
Could it cause joint problems?

How long could I take it? 1 month? 2 months? 3 months? should I cycle?
Thank you!
 
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Hi thebigt,

I have some questions to ask;

could this product have liver problems? I am afraid of having fatty liver problems, or something like that, surely I will have high transaminases (in a few days I will go to the doctor anyway for the prescription of specific blood tests).
Possibly, the optimal dosage?
Could it cause joint problems?

How long could I take it? 1 month? 2 months? 3 months? should I cycle?
Thank you!
Some studies out there on it. This is something you could take for a few months, probably even a year. It will reduce cortisol, it is not suppressive, and it will promote your immune system. I was able to use it, have a log up. Sleep was good, leaned up, and gained lean mass and strength. It is not anabolic, but it is anti catabolic.
 

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Some studies out there on it. This is something you could take for a few months, probably even a year. It will reduce cortisol, it is not suppressive, and it will promote your immune system. I was able to use it, have a log up. Sleep was good, leaned up, and gained lean mass and strength. It is not anabolic, but it is anti catabolic.
It might interest me.

But I have some doubts about the likely "side effects", can it affect the liver? for those who, like me, suffer from pains in the elbow, could affect something?
 
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It might interest me.

But I have some doubts about the likely "side effects", can it affect the liver? for those who, like me, suffer from pains in the elbow, could affect something?
Lowering cortisol through any means will cause some drying out, so take some omega 3s. Only side effect I can see is increased cytokine production. Nothing on liver. It is not liver toxic if that is what you are wondering.
 

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Lowering cortisol through any means will cause some drying out, so take some omega 3s. Only side effect I can see is increased cytokine production. Nothing on liver. It is not liver toxic if that is what you are wondering.
Thank you!
 
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Many people say that but nobody could tell me how much active ingredient is in each dose or bottle so far. Strange.
I’ll get an exact from owner.
 
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Each bottle of invictus has 3g of b-AET, meaning 100mg/ml

We generally recommend .5ml twice per day
 
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Ashwagandha (ksm-66 or sensoril)
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i won´t deny it helps with cortisol, but pissing every now and then when using high doses of vit C is a bit annoying.
Ive taken 3 grams of vit c a day, esp when in contest prep, and never noticed any more urination than normal. Does vit C cause increase urination?
 
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Ive taken 3 grams of vit c a day, esp when in contest prep, and never noticed any more urination than normal. Does vit C cause increase urination?
well contest prep.. depends a lot on how much is your water intake, isn´t it?

every time i´ve used over RDI x dose, doesn´t matter what time i take it (except for post-wo, when i can tolerate higher doses), as it is water soluble, and your body does not store it, taking high doses means whatever not used is thown out through urine. i try to spread it through out the day 500mg x dose, but still
 
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Hi thebigt,

I have some questions to ask;

could this product have liver problems? I am afraid of having fatty liver problems, or something like that, surely I will have high transaminases (in a few days I will go to the doctor anyway for the prescription of specific blood tests).
Possibly, the optimal dosage?
Could it cause joint problems?

How long could I take it? 1 month? 2 months? 3 months? should I cycle?
Thank you!
b-aet is not liver toxic. optimal dosage is .5ml (50mg) twice daily.

If you experience dry joints you can easily lower dosage...this is one of the great things about our TD's, extremely flexible dosing.

I have not seen any data suggesting the need to cycle b-AET, but we generally recommend taking a break after 2-3 months.
 
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Ive taken 3 grams of vit c a day, esp when in contest prep, and never noticed any more urination than normal. Does vit C cause increase urination?
It may increase urination if your body does not need it. Don't quote me though. Just making a deduction.
 
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Invictus. B-AET is one of the most underrated supplements.
Really is. If I go through another bout of extreme stressors in life, it will be number 1 on my list to buy.
 
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well contest prep.. depends a lot on how much is your water intake, isn´t it?

every time i´ve used over RDI x dose, doesn´t matter what time i take it (except for post-wo, when i can tolerate higher doses), as it is water soluble, and your body does not store it, taking high doses means whatever not used is thown out through urine. i try to spread it through out the day 500mg x dose, but still

Some peopel drop down a week before. Ive never done that I drink when im thirsty pre contest or not, and a lot everyday. The night before prejudging thats when water drops a lot.

I feel vit c helps me out a lot esp when under a lot of stress like pre contest.
 
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Each bottle of invictus has 3g of b-AET, meaning 100mg/ml

We generally recommend .5ml twice per day
Thank you.

It's great that somebody could respond but why you don't put this information on the bottle?
 

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b-aet is not liver toxic. optimal dosage is .5ml (50mg) twice daily.

If you experience dry joints you can easily lower dosage...this is one of the great things about our TD's, extremely flexible dosing.

I have not seen any data suggesting the need to cycle b-AET, but we generally recommend taking a break after 2-3 months.
thank you!
 
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Thank you.

It's great that somebody could respond but why you don't put this information on the bottle?
I've answered the question regarding active in Invictus quite a few times on here. In doing a search I see that you asked this recently...surprised none of the reps answered this one for you. Sorry about that, but this isn't something we've been hiding.

Why don't we put this information on the bottle...this is a good question, and I'll illustrate this as such. Invictus is a skin lotion/cosmetic. As such, we follow the labeling guidelines for cosmetics. Once you start labeling a topical to look like a supplement, you've crossed the line out of cosmetics and out of supplements...now you're selling a drug. If you look at prototype, evomuse, avant, etc...companies known for topicals, this information is not listed on the bottle. Companies who put too much info on the bottle generally don't make topicals for very long.
 
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Glycine and/or KSM66 year around works fine.
Never heard/read about Glycine affecting cortisol.. i´ll try to search and see
Some peopel drop down a week before. Ive never done that I drink when im thirsty pre contest or not, and a lot everyday. The night before prejudging thats when water drops a lot.

I feel vit c helps me out a lot esp when under a lot of stress like pre contest.
agreed!
 
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thank you all. unfortunately I'm going through a bad time, nervousness, anxiety, and now I'm seeing my health worsened. visceral fat, I sleep little at night, upper-right liver pain, acne behind my back, tic disorder, swollen stomach, poor digestion, soft stools ... it's a difficult time, I'm nervous all day.
so whats your cortisol level? (dutch test?)
 
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VITAMIN C

As your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands make and release the hormone cortisol into your blood stream. Cortisol causes an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure.

One of the most overlooked uses of Vitamin C is the body's stress response system. The adrenal glands require Vitamin C to stay healthy and manufacture the adrenal hormones that cope with stress, particularly Cortisol. The more Cortisol produced, the more Vitamin C used, so Vitamin C is essential to the entire HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis). This axis is one of the most important elements of homeostasis, the process that maintains a steady internal biochemical and psychological balance in your body. While stress accelerates Vitamin C depletion in all the tissues in your body, the adrenals glands are especially effected, which must respond to every stressor.

During stress, Vitamin C dissapears from the blood stream at a rapid rate. Whether it's exercise or dealing with heavy life siutations, your adrenals need Vitamin C, when they cannot produce the additional hormones required to maintain you during stressful times your whole body can feel it, ongoing fatigue, weakened immune response, decreased joy / increased frustration aswell as inability to respond to small stressors are a few. OVERUSE OF CAFFIENE CAN ALSO INCREASE CORTISOL LEVELS. Can be very beneficial in replenishing your levels. Heightened Cortisol can also inhibit your ablity to sleep.
 
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VITAMIN C

As your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands make and release the hormone cortisol into your blood stream. Cortisol causes an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure.

One of the most overlooked uses of Vitamin C is the body's stress response system. The adrenal glands require Vitamin C to stay healthy and manufacture the adrenal hormones that cope with stress, particularly Cortisol. The more Cortisol produced, the more Vitamin C used, so Vitamin C is essential to the entire HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis). This axis is one of the most important elements of homeostasis, the process that maintains a steady internal biochemical and psychological balance in your body. While stress accelerates Vitamin C depletion in all the tissues in your body, the adrenals glands are especially effected, which must respond to every stressor.

During stress, Vitamin C dissapears from the blood stream at a rapid rate. Whether it's exercise or dealing with heavy life siutations, your adrenals need Vitamin C, when they cannot produce the additional hormones required to maintain you during stressful times your whole body can feel it, ongoing fatigue, weakened immune response, decreased joy / increased frustration aswell as inability to respond to small stressors are a few. OVERUSE OF CAFFIENE CAN ALSO INCREASE CORTISOL LEVELS. Can be very beneficial in replenishing your levels. Heightened Cortisol can also inhibit your ablity to sleep.
So what do we do to make the best of it?
 

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