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Everything posted by Daz69

  1. As previously stated estrogen on cycle can be a very personal thing dependant upon a plethora of factors, although remember some estrogen is needed for growth, unfortunately this can leave you exposed to issues with free radicals. Think of aromatase as a polluting, free-radical generating 'factory', taking in testosterone, hydroxylating it multiple times and oxidating off methyl groups as carboxylic acids (eg formate), in the production of oestrogens/oestradiol. If concentrations of aromatase and testosterone rise in tandem beyond physiological norms, the stage is set for free-radical generation that can rapidly overload innate anti-oxidative mechanisms (GSH etc), causing apoptosis of neighbouring cells and ultimately inflammation that can then aggravate the whole situation in a vicious positive-feedback cycle. Also bear in mind that oestrogens churned out and subsequently metabolised can themselves become problematic eg catechol oestrogens, while even 17-B-oestradiol has been shown to be innately toxic, genotoxic and carcinogenic in certain situations/organs, largely via free-radical generating behaviour/activation. However, since most men suffer from longer-term effects and a failure to fully recover after various cycles of AAS, some worse than others, this is generally regarded as proof that the AAS themselves - rather than merely the decline in LH/FSH levels as a result of that negative feedback and shrinkage of the testes - cause long-term harm to cells in the testes, and probably the hypothalamus and pituitary as well. And there is weak evidence for transiently elevated LH/FSH from SERMs undoing that damage. Most will enjoy a temporary boost to test levels, only to see them decline back to a lower baseline once off. In fact, you could speculate their use and the transient boost to test may actually hamper underlying recovery, since most SERMs diminish growth hormone levels, and there is a mechanism via elevated GH and local IGF-1 for the recovery of leydig cell number and density in testes. Some of the known harms from AAS cycles include direct oxidative damage to various cells in the testes and brain. And there is some experimental evidence that various free radical scavengers can attenuate these oxidative harms or balance natural recuperative systems. So in terms of cost/benefit it's likely very worthwhile to take some additional supplements on cycle that may help, like taurine, NAC, astragalus, raw cacao, royal jelly, bioavailable curcumin, etc. Whether you wish to approach the oxidative issue via an AI as well as supplementation is up to you, but there is evidence that combinations of the above supplements do work..
  2. Enanthate is around 65.4mg of actual hormone/100mg..
  3. Hi There.. Regards collagen synthesis you might be better off incorporating bone broth & collagen (from Countdown) into your diet as opposed to contemplating anavar, as research suggests it stimulates growth of the wrong type of collagen, which might increase healing times but leaves tendons brittle and more prone to rupture over the longer term. I had this confirmed from my orthopedic surgeon at Waikato Hospital.. Aromasin is a pretty potent AI, you don't want to limit estrogen too much as it is essential for growth and mood on-cycle.. At 300mg/week I wouldn't worry about knocking out estrogen, but look at negating sertoli and leydig cell damage from ROS via supplementation of Taurine 3-5g/day and Royal jelly 1g/day.. (I've posted studys on both here somewhere).. Where I might suggest aromasin low dose might be in the last week or so end of cycle as you taper off, to avoid estrogen dominance as testosterone lowers.. Interesting avatar, whats the link.?
  4. HCG Dosages

    You read wrongly..
  5. There is diverse information to be found on the net, but not everyone understands it.. From experience, I'd say most of the competitive bodybuilders that have reasonable physique have a personal trainer, that takes care of diet, exercise and hormones.. Some of the biggest "monsters" I've known are thick as pig shit..
  6. How does a genetically gifted physique show knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, with an innate knowledge of the human endocrine system..??
  7. Your One-Stop HGH Guide

    Don't waste your money... Look into improving mitochondrial function, reducing oxidative stress, cut out refined fructose, cut out whole grains, plus alcohol, tobacco, supplement with CoQ10, Nicotinamide riboside, magnesium, vit D, NAC..
  8. First cycle advice

    Cholesterol is no issue over the short term, but ldl/hdl ratio means very little I'm afraid, unless the test is for oxidised LDL, and functional HDL there is no point to a test..
  9. First cycle advice

    Don't worry about LDL-C, it's not a problem unless it becomes small particle LDL, and oxidised.. To reduce the likelihood of that occurring obtain calories more from fats than high fructose carbohydrates, and don't combine sugary carbs with fats.. LDL-C from fats typically lingers in the bloodstream for about 12 hours, thus reducing the possibility of oxidation, LDL-C from carbohydrates can linger in blood for between 5-7 days therefore having a greater chance to become small particle LDL, and thus get oxidised and trapped in coronary endothelium as a plaque.. Fats also increase HDL, which removes cholesterol from blood and coronary arteries, which is what you want..
  10. Most chemists offer a needle exchange.. 23G (blue) to fill, 25G (orange) to inject.. PCT is pointless, if you've induced primary or secondary hypogonadism on your cycle then it's too late to do anything about it.. The latest research suggests protecting the testes ON-CYCLE from damage via R.O.S to sertoli and leydig cells is the best option, as a SERM cannot address dead cells in the testes once they are dead.. Frontloading is retarded, and works against the bodies homeostasis mechanisms, read my post on: "Why you should not frontload"..!!
  11. Old gear

    No dramas, I still have gear back in the UK from 2010.... If sealed and unopened there should be no issue, but check to see if rubber stopper has degraded into oil, you can always filter it anyway if it has..
  12. What Federation

    Experience of nabba-wff was very poor..
  13. No, try half the dose... then half again.. every 8 days same as previous protocol, until its all done..
  14. Lots of stretches and warm ups, start off low weight increasing as you are able, with mainly compound exercises.. Keep nutrition optimal, full fat meats, plenty fresh vegetables (as many colours as possible), berries, walnuts, macadamias (no peanuts).. Avocados, olives, cook only in butter.. Try bone broth with collagen.. Any steroid will increase healing time but unfortunately compromise collagen composition making the end tissues more brittle and prone to rupture..
  15. Your levels were quite high to begin with.. Prior to using, then I see no reason to interfere with matters further by introducing pointless PCT drug, when most evidence suggests people recover just fine without them ..!! Remember before the days of blast and cruise idiocy, people used to employ time off at least as long as the anabolic cycle, unfortunately in this period of time off your dealer was unable to make money out of you so someone came up with PCT.. It's bollocks, don't waste your time or money..
  16. First cycle advice

    Only thing I’d recommend is just stop after 10 weeks rather than tapering There is a methodology to tapering, ie: to allow blood testosterone to reduce at a slower rate, so as not to reduce the negative feedback signal by becoming too estrogen dominant as you come off.. That's why a low dose AI might be prudent as he tapers also.. Anyone who says you can’t keep gains once coming off is drug reliant and lazy. Over the longer term if all things equal, homeostasis will determine you eventually return to pre-cycle levels (unless something changes, like diet, training intensity etc).. PCT... well I’d suggest talking to a doc. Most Dr's won't have a clue... Most Endo's seem to know very little.. To be honest a lot of people don’t bother with PCT after a cycle such as the one you’ve listen but if you want to be safe 2 weeks of clomid and 4 weeks of a natural T booster should have you covered... Two weeks of clomiphene isn't enough to do anything, not that it's proven to raise levels permanently anyway..(If damage has occured it is too late, although unlikely on 250mg testosterone).. I wasn't aware there was a natural testosterone booster that actually worked..??
  17. First cycle advice

    1. How many calories should I consume above my basal metabolic rate? (Read many stories of people not having clean gains while pouring down the gainer shakes) Try 500, don't eat shite.. 2. How can I protect my gains after my cycle? You can't.. 3. Can I get away without pct? Don't use it.. (i've explained why in another thread)..
  18. So, you were blood tested whilst still on Sustanon 250 I assume, I don't suppose they measured GnRH, LH, FSH.? The thing about primary or secondary hypogonadism (Gonadal, or hypothalamic) is: most of the damage is done ON-CYCLE, which most people don't address, thinking PCT will miraculously bring dead sertoli and leydig cells back to life... Clomiphene may initially show elevated LH, but once therapy finishes you either will return to normal (as you would have anyway, ie: recovered naturally without taking clomiphene) or you will end up with lower levels than before cycle started.. (ie damage has occured).. The process of converting testosterone (endogenous or exogenous) into estrogen and other metabolites produces harmful free radicals (R.O.S) which damage sertoli and leydig cells, the more metabolism the more damage, ie: more exogenous testosterone and you are more likely to induce damage.. There is research to show 1g Royal Jelly, 3-5g Taurine / day on-cycle can protect from R.O.S induced damage.. So as you can see PCT is pretty pointless for most people, you might taper down the dose in the last few weeks and/or add a low dose AI to lower estrogen as your testosterone lowers also.. At your age why not stay on low dose indefinitely..?? Why come off to levels of a 60yr old..??
  19. You don't need PCT at your (our) age.. Take the sustanon if possible, only half the dose once a week (125mg), 250mg is a bit much at 60yrs old.. Stay on, indefinitely if you can..
  20. Aspirin while on aas

    They don't screen as such, I have spoken in confidence with my GP regards past usage, and future TRT options which I am currently on.. So GP wrote script for regular venesection.. I also had the option to donate, as I do back home, but in NZ they throw away all UK blood as it's believed we all have mad cows disease from the 90's outbreak back in the UK.. Regards the receiver of your blood, it might be best not to donate whilst on a heavy blast cycle as some of the hormone will be residual in your blood, not really fair to give some poor sickly person a large dose of AAS after major surgery, or trauma..
  21. Try some glute stretches:
  22. Hey Justin.. I've had a chat at work, noting you stated pain is not as bad as previously experienced, but still there.. Is there, or has there been anything abnormal in the limb below injury, such as pins n needles, loss of sensation, loss of motor control..?? It does sound like maybe you have hit a major nerve.. As long as there is still mild improvement, see how things go, but I do appreciate 2 months is longer than we would like or expect.. If no change ( improvement) after maybe 2 more weeks, you could visit your GP stating a Vitamin B-12 injection was responsible... :0)
  23. I'm at work Sunday so will ask around see if anyone specialises in that type of injury (don't hold out for a miracle)..lol Are you talking about ventro gluteal injections, they are quite popular.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intramuscular_injection#/media/File:Im-ventrogluteal-300x244.png