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Cordyceps Upping Estradiol?
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:00:31 am »
Per Mariano's "never would have thought of that" recommendations, he's prescribed cordyceps for ATP and other functions.  Since taking it for about a week, one day with pretty heavy lifting (moving a treadmill) that would have involved a full day of post-exertional malaise (feeling more fatigued/foggy/sleepy) only resulted in a few hours if even that.  This positive muscle impact (whatever it is) is exactly why bodybuilders are into this supplement.

However, my weight and blood pressure have been somewhat high, even though part of this is because of allergies, presumably histamine upping estradiol, but things are definitely worse, albeit with some benefits, such as being much more muscular (probably due to the water retention effects of estrogen); either way, it's looking like cordyceps is to blame:

"Cordyceps Militaris supplementation has been shown to increase estradiol levels in rats after 2 weeks of supplementation. By week 4, estradiol levels were back to baseline levels, highlighting Cordyceps role as a “regulator” again, rather than an outright booster. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to pose any serious threat to men’s T levels as Cordyceps simultaneously increased T while increasing estradiol." (http://supplementsinreview.com/testosterone/cordyceps-testosterone/#increases-estrogen, with reference)

Anyone have any experience with this? 
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Cordyceps Upping Estradiol?
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:00:31 am »