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what things can be taken to lower cortisol levels?
 

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certainly one of the cheapest ways is through vitamin C, and I know YJ is fond of orange juice as an easy method of obtaining it, as well as simple vitamin consumption... you can go heavy on the C, good threads about it around. eating small meals frequently... not wasting time in the gym is important, so if you haven't done that streamline your training to make it as efficient and productive as you can... sleep more, lower stress... other than that I'm not sure that there are too many other cost effective ways...?
 
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Vitamin B5 has been used to inhibit cortisol induced stress, so I assume it works by inhibiting the cortisol.
 

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Don't watch the news.
Learn to breathe with deep breathes instead of the short shallow breaths most people use.
Any mood elevator would help, though not directly. I like 5-HTP but it makes some people sleepy when taken in the daytime.
 
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cool thanx guys! a lot of help..

bobo you say eca? hmmm didnt know that one..

yeah i was thought i saw somewhere about vitamin c helping.. so lately i have been drinking about 2 tall glasses a day and i have always taken a multivitamin which has a lot of C in it..
 

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certainly one of the cheapest ways is through vitamin C, and I know YJ is fond of orange juice as an easy method of obtaining it, as well as simple vitamin consumption... you can go heavy on the C, good threads about it around. eating small meals frequently... not wasting time in the gym is important, so if you haven't done that streamline your training to make it as efficient and productive as you can... sleep more, lower stress... other than that I'm not sure that there are too many other cost effective ways...?
On that note, I've seen a study that had senior citizens supplementing with 2 grams of vitamin C per day and it effectively lowered their cholesterol levels.

Getting rid of stress greatly reduces cortisol... its a stress hormone
 

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oh yeah... meditation... duh :D try it if you haven't, it works.
 
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oh yeah... meditation... duh :D try it if you haven't, it works.
i wish i knew the proper way.. i was thinking yoga too.. people tell me that **** really works..
 
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7 keto Dhea has some pretty great cortisol reduction...and it doesn’t convert to other hormones. It’s relatively inexpensive as well. 200mg split to being taken 100x2 a day is good for cortisol in general and for mild fat reduction. I personally take 400mg a day spaced out at 100 four separate times. It makes better use of caloric deficits.
 
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SNS Reduce XT is a go to for a lot of people
 
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SNS Reduce XT is a go to for a lot of people
Extrapolating on what my teammate said, Reduce XT is the gold standard for cortisol control. It has been used by many respected members on this forum. The longevity of the product speaks for itself.
 
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Meditation , I use to be stressed out over money a lot , I started using an app called headspace it'll change your life . Meditation I thought was stupid and weird , but man meditation is like taking a fast acting benzo
 
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agreed! I have been taking this for 6 months and have noticed an amazing difference in mood and anxiety.
I can tell you my public speaking and conversation in general just flows so naturally and smoothly.
 
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Love Ashwagandha
agreed! I have been taking this for 6 months and have noticed an amazing difference in mood and anxiety.
Absolutely!

If healthy people take 3-5 ashwagandha capsules every day, their muscle strength and lean body mass increase and their fat percentage decreases. In addition, taking this herb, which is used in the ayurveda tradition, reduces the chance of cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the ICMR Advanced Centre for Reverse Pharmacology in Traditional Medicine discovered this.
http://www.ergo-log.com/ashwagandha-strength-lean-body-mass-fat-percentage.html

If infertile men take three capsules containing Ashwagandha – Latin name Withania somnifera – every day for a couple of months, their testosterone level rises by 17 percent and their sperm cell concentration increases by 167 percent. Doctors at Mahalaxmi Clinic in Mumbai, India write about it in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
http://www.ergo-log.com/human-study-ashwagandha-boosts-testosterone-level.html

This study reports that ashwagandha supplementation is associated with significant increases in muscle mass and strength and suggests that ashwagandha supplementation may be useful in conjunction with a resistance training program.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4658772/

Withania somnifera may therefore be useful for generalized weakness and to improve speed and lower limb muscular strength and neuro-muscular co-ordination. Terminalia arjuna may prove useful to improve cardio-vascular endurance and lowering systolic blood pressure. Both drugs appear to be safe for young adults when given for mentioned dosage and duration.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996571/

Ashwagandha improved the cardiorespiratory endurance of the elite athletes.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3545242/

The percentage of fat declined in both groups, but the ashwagandha users lost more than the members of the placebo group. The researchers used the bioelectrical impedance method to measure the fat percentage. [We have our doubts about the reliability of this method, as we also do about the method the researchers used to measure muscle mass.]
http://ergo-log.com/daily-600-mg-ashwagandha-helps-resistance-trainers-build-more-muscle-and-lose-more-fat.html

The treatment group that was given the high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract exhibited a significant reduction (P<0.0001) in scores on all the stress-assessment scales on Day 60, relative to the placebo group. The serum cortisol levels were substantially reduced (P=0.0006) in the Ashwagandha group, relative to the placebo group. The adverse effects were mild in nature and were comparable in both the groups. No serious adverse events were reported.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/

The results seen here are likely due to a variety of effects of ashwagandha, but its adaptogenic properties probably played a major role in its ability to increase speed and strength. Ashwagandha has many beneficial effects that make it worthwhile for athletes to supplement with, and the direct ergogenic benefits shown here make it an even more valuble addition to the supplement plan of any athlete
http://mindandmuscle.net/articles/ashwagandha-2/

There is a reason why companies are putting this in their supplements (AlphaMax XT and M-Test). And you have the option of adding it into your stack for a very cheap price. Look for the Jarrow brand Ashwagandha. Again, it will not boost your testosterone levels to abnormal heights, but it will aid in boosting your levels, aid in improving performance, and reduce stress/cortisol levels.
 
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what does everything think does it have to be the true KSM-66 or generic? also what is the best amount of mg to intake daily?
 

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what does everything think does it have to be the true KSM-66 or generic? also what is the best amount of mg to intake daily?
I have KSM 66 from Jarrows formulas. It’s an effective product. Definitely worth an 8 week run. Jarrows is 300 mg per cap with 120 caps per bottle. 600 mg is an effective dose
 

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