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spiderman

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Testosterone Restoration
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:31:28 pm »
Hi guys...Had to share this link...excellent article and very good straightforward info on T requirements and T restoration..what do you think?

http://www.lef.org/protocols/male_reproductive/male_hormone_restoration_01.htm

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Re: Testosterone Restoration
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 09:49:31 pm »
Yes - Life Extension touts optimal levels of testosterone as a benchmark.  You can also call them and get pretty good advice. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 09:56:37 pm »
I really like Life Extension Foundation overall and their articles are always packed with studies.  Furthermore, a lot of their research seems to be truly cutting edge.  However, the one thing that I find questionable is the recommendation of certain supplements, especially without at least mentioning the downside.

Here are a few examples:

1.  Saw Palmetto is not good for every man nor necessary and is associated at times with erectile side effects.  It limits DHT which is a powerful libido-boosting hormone for men.  Imo you don't want to mess with this unless you have to due to BPH, etc.

2.  Chrysin, at least in times past, was recommended by LEF in many of their forumulas as a "natural" way to limit estrogen.  Well, it may work for some, but it also can slow down thyroid function and one can't help but wonder what else it is affecting.  Is this really any more safe than Arimidex, for example, which will also significantly boost testosterone in many men?

3.  DHEA.  This may help some men but study results have been lackluster and questionable.

There are other examples on this page, but you get the idea.  So, while it is true that it is a good article with a lot of good information, you have to realize that for the complete picture you're going to have to go elsewhere...
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 09:58:29 pm by PeakT »
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Testosterone Restoration
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 12:09:23 am »
definitely good information, and obviously much if it is accurate, but yes, on the supplement front, it's important to remember they sell all those they talk about. Doesn't mean some or most are not helpful - just something to keep in mind.

They really talk up DHEA. When i asked my doctor why he doesn't even include it in my blood tests, he totally blew it off and dismissed it.

Not saying he's totally right, but...

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 03:37:13 am »
DHEA is quite complex to read about.  It has a long history and research has at times been contradictory and conclusions have morphed with time.  Although the overall studies don't look that good, some men do seem to do very well with it, so it may be worth a try.

Here is a caution though:

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Testosterone Restoration
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 03:37:13 am »