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Is S4 The 2021 Version of Winstrol for Athletic Performance?

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

In general, performance enhancing substances, otherwise known as ergogenic aids are utilized by sports people and professional athletes to boost their game. Athletes often seek out alternative nutrition to further improve their performance, and sports supplements are one way. As far as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is concerned, these supplements fall into 2 categories: the legal substances, and those that are banned. If you are a professional athlete who gets tested before competitions, check with your sports governing body to be sure what compounds are on their Prohibited list.

Let’s talk about one particular substance that has gained fame, or shall we say infamy since athletes were stripped off of their medals when proven to have used this compound.

Winstrol’s popularity hit the roof when Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for it. If you look at Johnson, he was lean, and ripped. But what’s more prominent was his strength and speed. He had the athletic agility that earned him the title, “world’s fastest human being”.

Worlwide interest magnified when Russian race walker Olimpiada Ivanova and Australian National Rugby League footballer Rodney Howe also tested positive. And that’s what Stanozolol, the generic name of the anabolic steroid Winstrol, does for you. It will give you a massive surge in strength without putting in a lot of bulk to your frame. It also allows your body for a fast recovery, not only from gruelling training sessions but also from injuries.

Most people from the bodybuilding community call it ‘Winny’ and has become a big favourite among ‘physique’ oriented groups. Say for example, if someone is seeking to gain a decent amount of muscle without gaining a lot of water and fat, bodybuilding mavens effectively stack Test and Winny to achieve their target.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Johnson_(Canadian_sprinter)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olimpiada_Ivanova

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Howe

The problem with Winstrol

Because Stanozolol (Winstrol) is an anabolic hormone, side effects are expected. The following adverse results were reported:

– severe liver toxicity

– insomnia

– electrolyte imbalance

– acne

– ankle swelling

– testosterone suppression

– electrolyte imbalance

– gynecomastia for men

https://www.rxlist.com/winstrol-drug.htm


A Bettter and Safer Alternative

The advent of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs marks a turning point in the world of fitness and sports because it undoubtedly raised the bar as far as physique and sports enhancing supplements are concerned. Imagine Winstrol but without the side effects. Remarkable… right?

It’s called S4. Alternatively known as Stanazine or Andarine, this substance has a high affinity for androgen receptors, and therefore mimics the effects of testosterone. Even better is the fact that its effects are much stronger in muscles and bones without involving the reproductive organs. This property of high selectivity is why S4 and other SARMs are believed to cause fewer side effects when compared to anabolic steroids. Bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts won’t have to deal with severe testosterone suppression and increased estrogens if they take SARMs instead of steroids.


Potential Uses of
Stanazine (S4)

This section focuses on the clinical and scientific research that have been done on S4.

Based on current data, the following are its effects:


1. Increase in Muscle Mass

This drug was developed to prevent muscle wasting, and animal studies do indeed show that S4 improves muscle growth and strength in animals. When given to castrated rats for 4 weeks, S4 increased muscle weight as markedly as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) but without prostate enlargement, which is a big concern when taking steroids.

2. Increase in Bone Strength and Combat Osteoporosis

Andarine increased bone mineral density and strength in both in castrated male rats and in female rats whose ovaries had been removed.In addition to improving bone density, it also improves muscle strength, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

3. Fat Loss

In female rats whose ovaries have been removed, apart from improving bone strength, S4 also decreased body fat.

The above factors play a big role in athletic performance because bone and muscle strength determine stability, power, speed and endurance. Remember:

a) Slow-twitch muscles– move more slowly but help to keep you moving. Associated with stamina, and endurance, sustained for a longer amount of time.

b) Fast- twitch muscles– help you move faster, but for shorter periods. Related to speed, strength and sudden bursts of energy in a shorter period.

Research studies demonstrate that Stanazine S4 also promotes bone healing and accelerated recovery, which means faster repair of fractures and muscular micro-tears athletes oftentimes suffer during training sessions.


https://www.elitesarms.com/products/stanazine-s4?_pos=1&_sid=ecda2c313&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039881/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17063395/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17063395

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083371/

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The Best Sarms Combo for Ultimate Muscle Growth

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The Best Sarms Combo for Ultimate Muscle Growth

Written by M.G Thibault
Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Many the gym lovers hit the Iron Temple (gym) with a vague goal in mind. We hear common targets through customer enquiries such as I want to “lose weight”, “build muscle”, “get ripped”, “bulk up” or “shred fat”. The typical roadblock occurs when these goals remain as dreams in your mind because There is no plan in place. In this article we aim to deliver some important information so you are hitting the gym with a fully formulated plan in combination with the perfect Elite Sarm product combinations for Ultimate Muscle Growth.

So first things first – 1. Set a defined and achievable goal. It doesn’t hurt to write it down and be looking at it morning and evening. This could be to gain 1- 2kgs of lean muscle per month. To know more about the basics of muscle building, you can refer to previous article here: our article here (How the body builds muscle 101).

Let’s continue with the example goal of muscle building, since this is a popular fitness target. YOUR goal needs should be clear, detailed, and have a deadline. The thing is if you don’t have a specific date in mind, more often than not, the goal will NEVER be accomplished. Assuming you read the above article or you have practised and researched quite a bit on gaining muscle mass, you should have an excellent training program in place and a dietary plan that supports muscle building. You should also strategize sufficient recovery periods to avoid muscle fatigue that can deter your muscle building momentum.

Let’s address something vital from a nutritional point of view. When building new muscle, you need a greater amount of protein compared to the average diet in order to meet your muscle requirements. This will be around 20-30% of your total nutritional intake, and you may want to supplement with protein powders to meet this requirement the most common form of protein powder is when protein and isolates.

Another option would be collagen sourced from fish (marine collagen) or grass-fed beef. Collagen protein is abundant in connective tissue as well as muscle and doesn’t cause an increase in insulin levels like whey protein. This makes collagen more compatible to you if you’re planning lean down while maintaining or building muscle. Collagen is also better on digestion so those sensitive to whey protein will benefit highly from collagen protein. Vegetarians and vegans can choose from an array of plant-based sources, such as pea protein, rice protein, soy protein, and hemp protein.

If you’re on a budget, the following are affordable protein sources:

– Canned fish, frozen fish, rice cakes with nut butters, eggs, soy protein (TVP)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25757896/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26353786/

After you have an executable nutrition structure in place, next the time duration needed to accomplish your goal needs to be set. The big question is, When is the Right Time to Bulk?

There are factors to consider for effective and efficient bulking. Remember, your body builds muscle most efficiently when you are at your leanest – not with high body fat (as the bro scientist might claim). The reason for this? – Insulin Sensitivity. You’re far more insulin sensitive when you carry less body fat which means your body can more efficiently use glucose (converted from the carbohydrates you consume) as an energy source driven into muscle, instead of being stored in fat cells.

Some protocols suggest that to efficiently gain more muscle and less fat during a bulking phase, the starting point should be within 9-12% of body fat for men, and somewhere between 20-24% body fat for women. If this is not the case, another route is to begin with a dieting phase first, then transition into a building phase once you lean out.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8666154/

Game Changing Supplements

The discovery of ‘Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators’ or SARMs has been without a doubt one of the greatest breakthroughs in the Health and Fitness industry. These innovative compounds, originally designed to treat muscle wasting in sick patients, has the anabolic properties of hormones but WITHOUT the side effects, thanks to their high selectivity. When attaching to androgen receptors, SARMs only specifies those receptors in muscles, bones and connective tissues to stimulate cellular growth and thus increase their mass and volume. This mechanism of action ensures NO toxic effects on other organs of the body like the heart, liver and prostate. Although all SARMs stimulate muscle hypertrophy while metabolizing fat for the body’s fuel, below are our TOP Favourites when it comes to Muscle Building:

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/muscle-building

1. Physique 400’s (LGD-4033) – Popularly known as Ligandrol, it is one of the most studied SARMs which emphasises its potent action on bolstering muscle mass and volume. Ligandrol is a muscle building heavyweight with clinical studies under its belt demonstrating its powerful hypertrophic effects. The clear-cut primary benefit of LGD 4033 is its ability to increase lean muscle mass without increasing fat when bulking.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/physique-400-lgd4033?_pos=1&_sid=2887e0e03&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4111291

2. Elite Sarms Tight (RAD 140)– There are studies that compare RAD 140 as being identical to the anabolic power of Testosterone. On top of its anabolic prowess, it amplifies the power and strength of muscle fibers. Other testosterone users stack RAD 140 with other compounds to reinforce the effects of testosterone without the side effects. An Icing to its impressive anabolic profile RAD 140 also demonstrates protective and generative factors on brain neurons! Ever heard of brain gains? Well now you have.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/tight-rad-140?_pos=1&_sid=e1d64cd95&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959610/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4018048/

3. Elite Sarms Decavar (MK-2866)– MK-2866 or Ostarine as other studies call it, got famous because of its regenerative effects on test subjects in studies with muscle wasting and bone density problems. Remember that recovery is one of the biggest Elements of your Bulking Protocol. Micro tears have to heal in order to generate bigger and stronger muscle fibers to continue training and moving forward. MK-2866 promptly became a favorite supplement for athletes and fitness enthusiast in need of speedy recovery from their muscle-bulking workouts.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/decavar-mk2866?_pos=1&_sid=88a9171f5&_ss=r

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31531719/

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How To Reverse The Aging Process 
(A Fact-Based Article)

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By M.G Thibault
Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Why do we age? It’s no big secret that people put tremendous effort, time and money to try and reverse the effects of aging and try various methods to appear vibrant and youthful. As aging is inescapable, our struggle to become perpetually young is wasted energy. However while we can’t turn back the hands of time, it has been scientifically proven through bio-age analysis, that we can reverse our biological age. This blog focuses on the mitochondria (energy producers of the cell) and the latest information to come out about the link between boosting mitochondria and its effects on anti-aging.

Recently, scientists have discovered that changes in the mitochondria of our cells pose as a potential central regulator of the aging process. Research suggests the link between anti-aging and healthy mitochondria, has to do with the mitochondria’s influence in our body’s immune system, the fact it produces almost all of our cells Adenine triphosphate (ATP) which supplies the cells and subsequently the entire body with energy and the nuclear signalling mitochondria drives that controls our circadian rhythm – the bodies automatic sleep-wake cycle.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30059016/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6118639/

Following the lead of the latest research studies, health and fitness proponents caught wind of this fact and are now focusing on the mitochondria as an effective route to delay the biological clock and here’s what we have found out so far:

1. High intensity interval training (HIIT)

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great strategy to boost mitochondrial function. A 2017 study in cell metabolism found that the HIIT style training caused cells to make more proteins for the mitochondria, which revitalizes them. HIIT training created a 49% increase in mitochondrial capacity for young, healthy adults in the study: the older volunteers experienced a whopping 69% increase!!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1540458/

2. Grounding (or earthing)

Grounding (or earthing) is the habit of attaching bare skin to the Earth such as soil or grass. They found that the mitochondria in the grounded subjects are less stressed and not working so hard to produce energy due to the body’s state of homeostasis. Believe it or not, there is reliable scientific data behind this. A meta-analysis demonstrates that Grounding could support restorative sleep and help with chronic pain. Another research also noted its significant effects on the immune system and wound healing. So, take off your shoes and get your bare feet on the grass as often as possible.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4378297/

3. CoQ10

Taking CoQ10 helps the mitochondria with energy production. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that our body naturally produces but gets depleted as we age. By facilitating Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) production in the mitochondria, CoQ10 maintains the normal functioning of our muscles and body organs especially the brain and heart which require the most fuel.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24534273/

4. Supplementing with Acetyl-L-carnitine

Supplementing with Acetyl-L-carnitine or ALC provides more than 20% of mitochondrial proteins which helps our cells’ batteries to function properly, including those involved in antioxidant defence and energy production. Moreover, one of the key changes in physiology associated with longevity is an increased acetylation of mitochondrial proteins.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25660059/


5. Hyper Lean

Taking Elite Sarms – Hyper Lean (SR9009) for drastically Increased Mitochondrial production and improved function is another potent way to increase the body’s energy generators. In muscle, SR9009 encourages the production of new mitochondria while lowering the deterioration rate of older cells and completely removing damaged ones. A study was conducted where lab mice treated with SR9009 showed an increased number of total and active mitochondria. This mechanism was mediated by repressing autophagy (the consumption of the body’s own tissue as a metabolic process occurring in starvation and certain diseases) genes in the muscle cells. Elite Sarms – Hyper Lean (SR9009) also leads to a relative boost in power and longer endurance when the skeletal muscles are at work!

Aside from stimulating the quantitative increase of mitochondria, SR9009 also facilitates their efficiency, thereby promoting the muscle’s fat burning ability by accelerating the metabolic rate.

As a REV-ERB α and β agonist, SR9009 increases the basal metabolic rate and promotes energy balance by regulating the expression of genes related to lipid and glucose metabolism. This is the reason why SR9009 is a popular product among fitness people and athletes. Check out this article to find out more about the fat burning properties of SR9009.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/all-products/products/hyper-lean-sr9009

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23852339/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5085709/

https://www.elitesarms.com/blogs/news/metabolic-boosters-for-effective-fat-loss

The Final Word: What we’ve now learnt about the mitochondria and how it can address the fundamental mechanism of ageing gives us an opportunity to move beyond old age and perhaps even tackle the problems and health issues that are associated with aging. This can be a phenomenal shift where we stop putting a bandage over the effect of time, but instead get to the roots of ageing which is within our cells. In this way, we can take control of our biology, health and performance as our chronological age-clock ticks into the future.

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Why MK677 Is One of the Best Anti-aging Elixirs on the Market

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

Can the aging process be stopped or reversed? If you’ve thought about this, you’re not alone. In fact, this is something that has crossed billions of people’s minds at some point in their life. This problem has even plagued scientists the world over for centuries, in search of the elusive fountain of youth. And while science continues to look for plausible ways to beat the biological clock, the billion-dollar business of anti-aging has come up with different products and modalities to find possible answers to the phenomenon of ageing.

There are many theories of ageing from mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular ageing to environmental factors and/or DNA damage. This article will focus on one of the most studied and strongest theory behind why we age: Hormones.


Hormones and Aging

Could your hormones be ageing you? Proponents of the hormonal ageing theory support that the interplay of different hormones in the body can be one of the most major causes behind the ageing process.

The most documented metabolic pathway involved in ageing is the IGF-1 (Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1) signalling pathway. The decline of this pathway is closely associated with metabolic changes including fatty acid and glucose metabolism slowing down as you grow older. This is also the reason why the body loses its firmness and become saggy and tends to accumulate more visceral fat – which are those soft adipose deposits around the belly area!

Let’s break this down. Do you ever hear older people complain about sleeping problems? That’s because with increasing age, sleep becomes shallower and more fragmented. And there’s a hormone the body secretes when sleeping. It is called: Human Growth Hormone or HGH. When sleep is short and disjointed, HGH secretion decreases.

HGH is very important because it stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1 which is responsible for systemic body growth. IGF-1 has growth-promoting properties on skeletal muscles, cartilages, bones, skin, and every connective tissue in the body! Research studies also show that IGF-1 can regulate cellular DNA synthesis.

Let’s go back to HGH where we first started. What’s interesting is that when the body detects increased levels of HGH, Somatostatin (the word statin is Latin for stop) – a hormone in the hypothalamus, is secreted to inhibit further release of HGH. Hence, it is part of a feedback mechanism, and also goes by the name, growth hormone-inhibiting hormone or GHIH. It’s worth mentioning that when administered in elderlies, Somatostatin causes a significant decrease in sleep time.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0893133X96002448

http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/otherendo/somatostatin.html

So let’s review. HGH is a very important hormone because it keeps the cells in our body young and functional. It stimulates IGF-1 which mediates its beneficial effects. As we age, HGH levels decline, part of that is due to short and interrupted sleep that comes with ageing. Somatostatin is also another hormone that modulates HGH release as part of the feedback loop.

Anti-Aging Solutions that Work

The concept that hormones, or lack thereof may cause ageing has triggered a massive interest in the use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone. These are injectable compounds which really work and had been around for ages. But the challenge lies on finding high quality HGH in a market that is flooded with fake products that can burn your pocket, big time! If you prefer this route, make sure that the product you’re buying has been tested for purity and that is actually contains HGH and is scripted by a Medical Professional if you purchasing in countries that require a script for this peptide.

Another feasible approach from the hormone theory standpoint, would be something that can improve our HGH levels- either by increasing its secretion or preventing its inhibition.

The synthesis of a novel compound called MK677 saw an important milestone in the quest for the fountain of youth. MK-677 is an HGH secretagogue, meaning it increases the secretion of HGH in the pituitary gland. MK-677 is taken orally and mimics the action of ghrelins, which send signals to the brain to stimulate the pulsatile release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). What’s really amazing about MK-677 is that research studies also show that through the HGH increase, it also causes elevated levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1). Remember the action of IGF-1 and how it can sustain the health and functionality of our muscle, adipose tissues and organs?

The third mechanism of MK-677 is its ability to reduce Somatostatin release. Yes, the very hormone that prevents HGH secretion when levels get too high in the blood. MK-677, by addressing both sides of the GH equation: Increased secretion and decreased inhibition, is undoubtedly a powerful anti-aging tonic. With a once-daily oral administration, it effectively rejuvenates the GH/IGF-I axis re-creating the physiologic GH profile of a healthy young adult. It doesn’t have any adverse effects such as cortisol elevations or any hormonal suppression.

Based on scientific studies, MK677’s ability to enhance HGH and IGF-1 levels can bring about:

-Lean Muscle Gains

-Improved abdominal Fat Loss

-Enhanced Skin tone and texture

-Increased bone density and Strength

-Dramatic improvement in Sleep Quality

-Significant boost in Immune System

-Accelerated healing of tissue injuries


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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8954023/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9071975/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18981485/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15814848/

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How Human Growth Hormone Makes You Look and Feel Younger

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Once you are born, the biological clock starts “ticking” and you become older each day. Everything in your body including your body parts, skin, organs and hormones levels are on a schedule and each day they become chronologically older. This is just how life works – everything is in a constant state of ageing.

Consequently, ageing comes with a lot of physical changes. These changes present as wrinkling and drying of the skin, bones becoming weaker, muscles becoming less toned and eventually wasting away and hair begins to grey and start to diminish…

So where does HGH come into play in all of this?

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is perhaps the most popular hormone analogue in the fitness market. Its wide array of uses include bodybuilding, strength enhancement, and in recent years, anti-ageing. This makes HGH the gold standard of therapy among adults.

Just as the name implies, HGH promotes normal growth. It is medically used in children to treat developmental issues such as stunted growth.

Does growth hormone really slow or reverse the effects of ageing? Keep reading for a scientific explanation of what one can expect from HGH – especially when used as a therapy for anti-aging.

Many health and fitness proponents believe that HGH injections, often hailed as the fountain of youth, is an incredible substance that can help alleviate symptoms that come with ageing. Competitive athletes, bodybuilders, and people who are passionate about bio-hacking have discovered that HGH can sustain their strength and youthful physique over long periods of time.

A cycle of HGH initiates a cascade of metabolic events in the body that ultimately reduce the symptoms that accompany the ageing of cells. If the question is: does HGH slow down aging? The answer is – Definitely. HGH delays the ageing process by counteracting the factors that contribute to aging. One of those factors being – low circulating HGH levels in the body.

The Scientific Evidence

A 1990 study was conducted to define the effects of growth hormone on men above 60 years old with decreased levels of insulin-like growth factor. The study revealed that the treatment with HGH reduced the amount of fat stored in the body, significantly increased their muscle mass, increased the bone density and also reduced thinning of the skin which overall improved the general wellbeing of the test subjects.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2355952/

Excess body fat is always an issue that presents as a challenge – regardless of whatever age range you’re in. If you’re someone younger, it can impede you from achieving your desired physique. But as you age, fat gets deposited in the muscles and bones, which leads to weakness and un-toned muscles. It can also put you at risk for serious cardiovascular diseases.

Body fat is majorly stored in the body through the action of insulin and HGH is a strong antagonist for insulin. HGH binds directly to receptors in the adipose tissues to mobilize them and form free fatty acids. This eventually reduces the amount of fat stored in the body as HGH enables the fat cells to be utilized for energy.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1916055/

HGH facilitates the uptake of proteins in the muscular tissue to optimize lean muscle gains. It is mainly this mechanism that makes HGH popular in bodybuilding to increase muscle mass. One symptom of advanced age is diminishing muscles and this can be prevented with HGH. It can promote and maintain muscle mass, as well as stimulate collagen synthesis which also improves skin tension thereby reducing the appearance of skin wrinkles.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29172848/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20959702/

Ageing also leads to fragile bones that negatively impacts strength. This is also the reason why older people are more susceptible to fractures. Studies have shown that HGH significantly increases the mineralization in the bone. This action is largely mediated by the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which is synthesized in the liver. IGF-1secretion is released by Human Growth Hormone.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17721072/

This gives the individual an overall sense of wellbeing. The physical and emotional stability one receives on HGH therapy not only prolongs life significantly, it can also preserves confidence and sense of security moving into older ages.

The Bottom Line

By supplementing with HGH, scientific studies and anecdotal evidence support the beneficial effects of this compound to diminish and in some cases, reverse the symptoms of ageing. This gives the individual an overall sense of wellbeing. The physical and emotional benefits one receives on HGH therapy not only prolongs life significantly, it can also preserve a sense of confidence moving into older ages.

HGH Dosage for Anti-Aging

Most doctors usually suggest that a small amount of HGH is needed to benefit from its anti-aging properties. Preferably, a daily dose of 2-3 IU of growth hormone is recommended for anti-aging benefits.

If you are using GH both for its anti-aging and bodybuilding effects or athletic support, daily dosages can range around 4-6 IU/daily.

Elite Sarms product GH Pep also known as MK677 is a growth hormone secretagogue in which a 1ml daily dosage is equivalent to around 2IU of the HGH peptide. What is great about this product is there are Zero injections required as it is an oral product. You can check out GH Pep in the Elite Sarms range here.

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Current Trends in Male Performance Enhancement: What Works

Sexual performance with Elite Sarms

In our previous blog, we explored the best natural supplements to improve male performance in the bedroom, and the science behind their response in the body. In this article, we put the spotlight on the latest pharmaceutical products in the market of enhancing sexual performance and stamina in males.

https://www.elitesarms.com/blogs/news/best-supplements-for-improving-bedroom-performance-science-based

PDE5 Inhibitors

Majority of the pharmaceutical compounds used to treat erectile dysfunction and enhance libido work by stimulating blood flow to the penis – similarly to how we use nitric oxide increasers in pre-workout to enhance our muscle pumps in the gym. Oral formulations of Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are the most common in this category and work to block the breakdown of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). This prolongs the signalling of vasodilation molecules including; nitric oxide (NO) resulting in longer erections.

It is important to note that individuals who are taking nitrate drugs for chest pain or using alpha-blockers to treat high blood pressure should not take PDE5 inhibitors, as this can lead to a sudden decrease in blood pressure, which can become a danger.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/sexual-performance/products/elite-sarms-hard-stack-sildenafil-50mg-ml
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Sildenafil

Sildenafil (Viagra) is a popular PDE5 inhibitor, mainly due to its shorter activation time and shorter half-life. A 2002 study showed that it takes roughly 27 minutes for Sildenafil to kick in. That is relatively fast if one is looking to be spontaneous in sexual activity.

Depending on individual metabolism, Sildenafil can take 4 to 6 hours to fully leave your system. For the most part, Sildenafil can be taken for on-demand usage but if you’re looking for a daily dosage, 50mg a day is considered a safe dose.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/elite-sarms-hard-sildenafil-50mg-ml
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1874251/


Tadalafil

Tadalafil (Cialis) is another PDE5 inhibitor, but slightly different compared to Sildenafil. Tadalafil’s activation period takes 1-2 hours after taking it, meaning one will have to wait longer to get fired up. This is more suited to unplanned intimacies like a night out or weekend trips – in fact Tadalafil has been dubbed “The Weekender”.

Since Tadalafil takes longer to activate, this also means it has a longer half-life. Tadalafil has an active half-life for up to 17.5 hrs resulting in erectile responsiveness for up to 36 hours with a single dose! A 2016 study established its safety and efficacy whether taken as needed, or on a daily basis.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/tadalafil?_pos=1&_sid=8145ab6b4&_ss=r https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5411983/

Penile Suppositories

Alprostadil – Penile Suppository

Yes this a real thing! Alprostadil known as – MUSE – comes as a penile suppository, meaning it is placed in the urethra. MUSE, or (Medicated Urethral System for Erections), is available as a pill or injection. Alprostadil is in the vasodilator family of compounds. The pill version is inserted into the urethra, which is the opening at the tip of the penis and in 5-10 minutes, it activates by causing blood vessels to expand, by relaxing smooth muscle and allowing more blood flow into the shaft.

Despite Alprostadil’s maybe not-so-enjoyable application method, this is an important medication for males with Erectile dysfunction (ED) because it is usable by men suffering from diabetes or heart problems and those who have undergone a prostatectomy. It has no known interactions with food, alcohol or other medications making it safer than other treatments, such as the injection form, containing alprostadil.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9738294/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostaglandin_E1


Peptide Injections

PT-141 (Bremelanotide)

PT-141 is an FDA- approved injectable (stomach area) medication specifically effective for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). This drug is different and exciting because it works directly on the hypothalamus in the brain to increase sexual desire. This makes it effective on men and just as effective on women, having a persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies, thoughts, and desire.

Think of it as an aphrodisiac that targets neural pathways of the brain to increase your libido…

For best effects, patients should inject PT-141 around 45 minutes before sexual activity. While this peptide carries huge potential in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), it should not be used more than once in a 24 hour period or more than 8 times in a month – according to health professionals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6819023/ https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-treatment-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-premenopausal-women

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Post Cycle Therapy: Why is it Crucial to Your Muscle-building Regimen?

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What is Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)

You just finished your Sarms bulking cycle, and you’re feeling great now that you’ve made some of the best gains you ever had in your life. Now your target is to maintain your lean gains. In this Blog we discuss the best protocol for keeping your gains Post-cycle.

Post-cycle therapy or PCT.

Some may not be aware of the importance of PCT in between bulking or cutting cycles, but it should be an imperative part of your regimen especially if you’re really serious about your body building/body transformation goals.

Who should take PCT and Why

If you’re an avid fitness lover, you’re no stranger to powerful supplements like SARMs, or the old school – Anabolics. Whether you belong to either of these two or you are using both, reading this article may help you with bridging the gains or losses you made during cycle so you can continue to move forward even after you’ve finished a cycle.

Anabolics and PCT

There’s nothing more dangerous when it comes to supplements like anabolic steroids. They can offer Massive gains and strength but these benefits are far outweighed by the risks.

It’s not only the adverse effects you may get during a course of steroids but also the unpleasant repercussions you’re faced with after you finish your cycle. This is where post cycle therapy comes in.

When you take Anabolics, you’re pumping the body full of huge amounts of artificial testosterone in addition to your natural androgens, to amplify muscle growth, strength and body composition. Because there’s an unnaturally high amount of testosterone circulating in the body, the negative feedback loop will firstly shut down your body’s natural production of testosterone, and then convert the rest into estrogen. We all know that too much estrogen in the body, particularly in males result in:

  • Decrease in Muscle Mass – you end up losing your gains
  • Low libido – you can have little or no sex drive
  • Gynecomastia – you can get ‘Man Boobs’ and sensitive nipples
  • Increased Fat around the Abdomen – kiss your chiselled abs goodbye
  • Mood Swings – you can have girl tantrums too. Or cry watching romance movies with your partner ; )The Takeaway: Have a PCT protocol in place if you do decide to attempt any Anabolic cycle or a Sarms cycle longer than 12 weeks.

SARMs and PCT

If you’re taking SARMs you also know by now that it is much safer because of its selectivity to the androgen receptors of muscles, bones and connective tissues. Meaning it will not affect your heart, liver, or prostate; and it doesn’t shutdown your testosterone. Which begs the question, why would you still need a PCT when you’re supplementing with SARMs?

Because of Sarms high affinity to selective androgen receptors, SARMs displaces your natural testosterone that are supposed to attach to your muscles and bones. This results in 2 things: 1. Your body’s ability to gain lean muscle mass and strength increases (a SARMs effect)

2. Your natural testosterone remains circulating in the blood, which can lead to a suppression of testosterone via the minor negative feedback reaction for natural testosterone increasing in the body.

Now, it takes a longer amount of time for your endogenous testosterone to build up in your circulation to cause a mild suppression or when the brain detects it enough to start converting the testosterone to estrogen.

I want to emphasize that everyone’s biology is created differently thus, your body’s response to different supplements will vary to another reaction. Others can do away without using a PCT when they supplement with SARMs. But some may be more sensitive to their own test levels that a small increase in the blood requires a PCT.

Benefits of Post Cycle Therapy

An Effective PCT after a bulking cycle works to complete the following:

  • Blocks Estrogen
  • Detoxifies the Liver
  • Maintains muscle gains and lower body fat levels
  • Promotes and sustains Natural Test levels
    Types of PCTs


Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators or SERMs work to block estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus, which stimulates LH/FSH production and stimulates testicular testosterone production. In males with a mild suppression in testosterone, the administration of Tamoxifen, 20 mg/day for 10 days is perfect to rebalancing the body. In a study of normal males, Tamoxifen stimulated a moderate increase in luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone, and estradiol levels. Studies also show patients with lower FSH levels had a significantly higher increase in sperm count and concentration when Tamoxifen daily.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/elite-sarms-protect-tamoxifen-20mg-ml

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/640052

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1938185

Aromatase inhibitors or AI‘s is another component of a reliable Post cycle regimen. Arimistane is an Aromatase Inhibitor and works by blocking the Aromatase enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen. A daily dosage of 25 mg allows you to balance hormone levels while normalizing your testosterone secretion.

Some studies actually call Arimistane as a suicide aromatase inhibitor (AI) because it permanently binds to the aromatase enzyme and prevents any estrogen rebound. By blocking excess estrogen, you cans dodge nasty symptoms that come with it such as gynecomastia, toxic fat gain, mood swings, and water retention.

Furthermore, it has also been shown to reduce cortisol, raise LH (luteinizing hormone), and increase testosterone levels to help with results during and post-cycle.

https://www.drugs.com/drug-class/aromatase-inhibitors.html

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14513432/

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Best Supplements for Improving Bedroom Performance (Science-based)

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Performance in the bedroom is import for males. Sexual prowess is strongly related to a man’s self-esteem, which further explains why the typical male feels powerful when he performs well and deflated when performance is not up to the preferred level.

If you have a low libido or fertility issues, you’re not alone. Clinical studies suggest that sexual dysfunction is common – 43% of women and 31% of men encounter some degree of dysfunction throughout their lifetime. It is a delicate topic that some people are embarrassed to talk about and yet its prevalence has generated a lot of public interest. Thus, there is a substantial demand for remedies, compounds and medications to address sexual dysfunction.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11122954/

Supplements for Enhancing Male Performance

Supplement 1: Maca Powder

The maca plant, scientifically known as; Lepidium meyenii, is popularly referred to as the Peruvian ginseng. The plant’s root was traditionally employed to enhance fertility and sex drive, thanks to its tonic properties. The Peruvian plant, which also belongs to the Brassica family, also claims to improve energy and stamina.

It grows exclusively between 4000 and 4500m in the central Andes, weathering harsh conditions and at very high altitudes.

Compared to placebo, Research shows that Maca effectively enhances sexual drive in both male and female subjects. According to lab studies, Maca can also invigorate spermatogenesis by affecting the initial stages of sperm production. This improves sperm volume and quality, which then enhances fertility in men.

The Maca root powder is high in protein, carbs, vitamin C, copper, and iron, and is also popularly used as a mood enhancer.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20691074/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11561196/


Supplement 2: Panax Ginseng

This plant mainly grows in Asia, and is sometimes known as Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, or Korean red ginseng. Panax ginseng is typically utilised as an herbal tonic to increase alertness and improve libido.

Research studies support that Panax ginseng may be an effective alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction. The main mechanism behind its effectivity is enhanced levels of nitric oxide synthesis in the corpus cavernosum, the erectile tissue in the penis. The enhanced nitric oxide levels effect further vasodilation, thus causing the aphrodisiac action of the root.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2561113/

Supplement 3: Yohimbine HCl

West African traditional medicine also has its own remedy for sexual tonic – Yohimbe is a herbal supplement which boasts a long history of use to improve sexual performance. The supplement is derived from the bark of an evergreen tree found in Western and Central Africa called the Pausinystalia johimbe.

Yohimbine, pharmacologically classified as an alpha-2-adrenoceptor antagonist, works by blocking adrenergic receptors – which play an important role in inhibiting erections. Hence, yohimbine may help alleviate erectile dysfunction. According to another clinical trial, Yohimbine’s response on participants resulted in; improved rigidity on the RigiScan test and slightly higher levels of serum testosterone – which makes Yohimbine a promising therapy to organically treat erectile dysfunction and low libido.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10845767/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11896474/

Supplement 4 and 5: Sildenafil and Tadalafil

One of the most common questions related to ED medicines like Sildenafil (Viagra) and Tadalafil (Cialis), is how they affect the sexual experience. Do they change the way sex feels or have any impact on sexual enjoyment or performance?

The mechanism behind Sildenafil (Viagra) is fairly simple. It is a PDE5 inhibitor, meaning it inhibits the particular enzyme that controls blood flow to the soft tissue of the penis. When you take Sildenafil, the blood vessels that supply blood to and around the penile shaft dilate, allowing more blood flow and making it easier to get an erection.

Sildenafil won’t make you spontaneously get an erection unless you’re sexually aroused, physically or mentally. Instead, it just makes it easier for your body to develop and maintain an erection by improving blood flow to the tissue of the penis.

A 2007 study noted that Sildenafil is “effective and safe” for treating premature ejaculation, which means it has a positive effect on the amount of time you can last. Sildenafil facilitates developing and sustaining an erection, which means once aroused, even when you’re feeling anxious or poorly stimulated, you’re less likely to lose your erection during sex.

Sildenafil usually leaves your system after 2 to 3 hours. Depending on your metabolism, it can take 5 to 6 hours to fully leave your system, which makes it the perfect supplement if you’re looking for Supreme male performance in the bedroom.

You can find Sildenafil in the Elite Sarms range Here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17470165

https://www.healthline.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/how-long-does-viagra-last

RISE to the Occasion

Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) is a nucleotide responsible for relaxing smooth muscle tissues. In our blood vessels, when the vascular smooth muscles relax, this leads to vasodilation and increased blood flow.


Tadalafil
(Cialis) works by preventing the breakdown of cGMP, which significantly means more vasodilation and subsequently greater blood flow to the sexual organs. What’s cutting edge about Tadalafil over other PDE5 inhibitors is its high selectivity. As a matter of fact, Tadalafil has 700x more selectivity compared to Viagra (7x) and Levitra (3x). This means Tadalafil doesn’t have some of the negative side effects that can come about such as; headache, pressure behind the eyes, stuffy nose or vision problems which can occur from other PDE5 inhibitor compounds.


Amazing fact about Tadalafil:
It has an active half-life for up to 17.5 hrs resulting in erectile responsiveness for up to 36 hours with a single dose! Compared to other male enhancement products which work for about 4-6 hours, one dose of Tadalafil will ensure that by all means, your stamina in the bedroom will be truly epic!

You can find Tadalafil in the Elite Sarms range Here:



https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/sexual-performance/products/tadalafil

https://www.drugs.com/monograph/tadalafil.html

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tadalafil#section=Top

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19756466/#:~:text=In%20contrast%20to%20other%20currently%20available%20PDE5%20inhibitors,up%20to%2036%20h%20after%201%20single%20dose.

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How Shredding Fat can Turbo-charge the Immune System
 (The Private War going on inside your body Right Now)

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

If you have ever had a cut that got infected, then you have experienced the process we are about to describe in this article. And after reading this article you will actually have a logical understanding of what exactly your body did and how this process relates to dropping body fat. Lets dive in…

When your body contracts an infection – the body’s defence system gets activated, leading to a state of inflammation. Inflammation is part of the body’s natural immune response that acts as the first line of defence against the attack of foreign bodies.

The inflammation process is what causes redness, pain and swelling in the infected area which gives you discomfort and agony over the course of the infection. Remember how you felt and looked when you last got the flu? – Well, this is actually the result of inflammation.

One important word to remember where inflammation is concerned is – CYTOKINES. These are proteins emitted by your white blood cells and macrophages – and are the body’s special forces- to fight invading microbes. These cytokines kick-start the inflammation process.

The inflammation triggered by your immune system is a healthy biological response. When you become inflamed this confirms that your body is secreting the appropriate hormones and proteins to WAKE UP your immune cells, which in turn initiates the “rescue mission”, and finally defeats the infection. Once these invading microorganisms are neutralized, the inflammation subsides and the body returns to homeostasis or perfect balance.

You’re probably wondering.. If inflammation is a good thing, then why have I heard about it being BAD???

The answer is: Inflammation is only a bad thing – When Inflammation Becomes Long-Term.

White blood cells aren’t the only type of cells that have the faculty to produce cytokines. Another category of cells that can release cytokines and cause inflammation is adipocytes otherwise known as fat cells. And in this case they can be really nasty….

Inflammation, Body fat, and Obesity

It’s common knowledge that the body stores surplus calories as fat as the body’s tool of saving fuel reserves it can access once food becomes scarce. However, recent studies have discovered that adipose tissues can be considered an active endocrine organ that can secrete a whole array of proteins and chemicals, including the inflammation proteins – cytokines. Even some scientific researchers characterise obesity as “a constant state of low-grade, chronic inflammation.”

The repercussions? If your body is constantly in a state of inflammation, which puts it under continuous stress, then your immune system is also “on guard, 24/7”. And what happens to an army that’s perpetually on high alert 24/7 for fear of an imminent attack say…for years? It usually ends in some soldiers having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – and in the case of the body and constant inflammation – What can result is; an altered Immune System, an altered Metabolism and greater risk for further Infections…

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3648822/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22414338/


Cut the Fat, Boost your Immunity

Great news for those passionate about fitness out there – Shredding fat and gaining muscle can seriously boost your Immune system! We already know that excess fat in the body can lead to chronic inflammation, which for prolonged periods of time can wear-out the entire immune system.

In addition, gaining lean muscle mass increases the level of Interleukin-15, which protects precursor T-cells (immunity cells) by moving them away from the infected tissue and storing them in skeletal muscle to prevent them from being degraded. Once the old T-cells have lost their functionality through continuous stimulation while fighting the infection, these precursor cells can then travel out from the muscles and develop into operational T cells – who’s Operational Directive is to continue the battle on disease and infection.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320101

Supplements for Fat Loss and Immune Support


By focusing on dropping body fat through; diet, exercise and supplementation you also strengthen the immune system – a double bonus earned for living a healthy, active lifestyle. Now, lets review what supplements can assist in reducing body fat levels further boosting your immune system:

  1. Green Tea – Green tea has emerged as one of the most popular fat burners in the market today, thanks to its caffeine content and the massive amount of antioxidants known as cathechins that enhance your metabolism and improve your body’s fat burning ability. The high concentration of vitamins and minerals also provide an extra boost to your immune health.
  2. Maitake Mushrooms – Maitake mushroom, also known as hen of the woods mushroom, contains beta-glucan, a polysaccharide that studies claim, can help prevent certain cancers, help fight obesity, support the immune system, and improve high blood pressure and diabetes. For centuries, it has been used as a remedy in traditional Asian medicine.
  3. Elite Sarms – Hyper Lean® (SR9009) – Hyper Lean (SR9009) effectively increases the number of mitochondria in your skeletal muscles, allowing for enhanced strength and endurance during workouts. It’s a REV-ERB α and β agonist, and what it does is alter the expression of the bodies genes responsible for lipid and glucose metabolism. The result is a significant increase in your metabolic rate and fat cell oxidation leading to accelerated fat loss. Elite Sarms – Hyper Lean (SR9009) plays a dual role as an Anti-inflammatory agent and Immuno-stimulant because of its role in regulating the body’s innate immune response and modulating the secretion of cytokines by amplifying the mitochondria cells.

The Takeaway

By being consistent with your training program and deploying a clean and scheduled nutrition and supplementation routine you are not only working towards developing your optimism physique – you are also powering up your body’s immune system to be invulnerable to disease-causing microbes. And the scientific evidence is clear about that!

We have one body in this lifetime and it can be fine tuned to be a weapon that works for you or against you. Employ the tools that will give you the maximum results by supplementing with logical, science-based supplements and consuming foods that promote both your Immune system and bodybuilding goals.

Intel Sources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15011752/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2663451/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4202470/

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/hyper-lean-sr9009

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5085709/

https://www.thno.org/v10p4168.htm

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You Vs. THE-VID (Part I) How to Bulletproof your Immune System to Athletically thrive in 2021

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You Vs. THE-VID (Part I)
How to Bulletproof your Immune System to Athletically thrive on 2021

The year 2020 certainly threw a curve ball at us when the COVID Pandemic hit and precipitated a change that impacted our lives one way or the other. While adapting to the new normal, the threat of being infected isn’t lessening right now. Covid-19 is something that we have to live with, despite the launch of vaccines, which in turn is controversial and is met with scepticism and criticism from various healthcare professionals around the world.

If you are someone who wants to take charge of your health, and choose the proactive route of boosting your immune system, this is the article for you. Have a read and essentially be invulnerable to the COVID virus or any infectious microbes that come your way.

Immune Booster #1 Consume more plant-based foods to improve your gut health

People with low immune systems especially those of under and over ages are particularly susceptible to Covid-19. Do you know that our immune system, which shields our body from various diseases, is built on beneficial live bacteria that lives in the gut? When the immune system is low, weak, or impaired, it literally turns into an open invitation for infections such as coronavirus or chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. Plantbased foods specifically greens, are rich in fiber and prebiotics that increase the number of beneficial bacteria in our intestines. This in turn helps the overall gut microbiome health, which makes up to 85% of the body’s immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7300634/

Immune Booster #2 Pack in the Zinc and Magnesium

An essential micronutrient, Zinc is used in DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. It is also involved in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, cell signaling, and production of immune cells. Red meat, nuts and shellfish are jam-packed with Zinc to enhance your disease fighting faculties.

Another vital mineral for our immune system is magnesium. Fun fact – Magnesium is an important electrolyte that helps strengthen our immune system’s natural cells that destroy disease and lymphocytes – the foot soldiers of the body. It is also a key source of energy for our cells called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is crucial in fuelling our cells, tissues and organ systems for proper daily functions.

This is good news to sports and fitness enthusiasts who are taking, or planning to include ZMA into their supplementation. This serves a dual function both as an immune booster and as a post-workout supplement. College football players taking 450 mg of magnesium aspartate and 30mg of zinc daily, over a 7-week period demonstrated a significant increase in quadriceps and hamstrings torque and power measurements and increased concentrations of total testosterone, free testosterone, and insulin-like growth factor!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5748737/

https://www.asep.org/asep/asep/BrillaV2.PDF

Immune Booster #3 Take Vitamin D to induce an Anti-viral state

New evidence suggests that Vitamin D plays a key function in regulating the immune system, including the body’s immune response to viral infections. How? Vitamin D has the ability to up-regulate the anti-microbial peptides LL-37 and human beta defensin 2.

Study results support that vitamin D induces LL-37 and human beta defensin 2 peptides, which are found to play a major role in the inhibition of viruses. LL-37’s anti-bacterial effect is linked to its ability to disrupt bacterial membranes through electrostatic interactions. This is also the case for viral infections, only this time LL-37 interacts with the lipid (fat) sections of viruses. LL-37 is now being compared to other anti-microbial peptides by blocking viral entry in a similar manner. The main point here is that the sun is not only heating and tanning the skin when we lye in the sun – but also activating immune boosting peptides that are scientifically proven to raise your immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3308600/

Immune Booster#4 Training and Exercise as a Natural Defense against the-Vid

It is common knowledge that physical exercise is one of the main components of a fit and healthy lifestyle. For the athletic minded, it’s an added bonus that on top of achieving a great physique, physical training can also prevent systemic inflammation of the entire body and chronic diseases. Another potential benefit of working out regularly is that it can reduce communicable diseases, which include viral and bacterial infections.

As studies have shown, physical training strengthens the immune system, by modulating the body’s response to viral infections. Thus, regular exercise of adequate intensity is suggested as a tool in strengthening and preparing the immune system for COVID-19.

Maintain a consistent regime by accelerating your recovery time in between workouts. For faster recoupment and muscle repair after your training sessions, Elite Sarms Decavar MK-2866 can drastically help increase cellular recovery. It selectively attaches to the androgen receptors of muscle, to restore micro tears and increase muscle bulk over time. It also stimulates bone, tendon and ligament tissues to re-establish functionality at a much faster rate.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7387807/

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/decavar-mk2866?_pos=1&_sid=7c5af2ff9&_ss=r

Immune Booster#5 Strong Muscles Equals an Effective Immune System

New research in animals has revealed that strong skeletal muscles play an important role in maintaining an effective immune system. This is principally the case when the body’s immune system is worn down by infection or chronic illnesses.

Researchers conducted a study to explore the relationship between skeletal muscle mass, and T cells – which are cells that function to maintain homeostasis of the body and to regulate the immune system. By injecting the lab mice with a controlled virus, scientists noticed that in response to the infection, the mice’s muscle cells released more of the messenger substance interleukin-15.

Interleukin-15 in turn, attracts the precursors of T cells towards the skeletal muscles, which builds up more T cells around the infected cell or tissue to help combat the virus.

For muscle gains that will fortify your immune defence system, Elite Sarms – Physique 400 (LGD-4033), is a powerful supplement that augments lean muscle mass without increasing fat when bulking. Phase 1 trials showed that participants taking 1.0mg of Ligandrol acquired an average 2.66lbs (1.21kg) of lean body mass over a 21-day period.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/strong-muscles-may-support-the-immune-system#Precursor-T-cells

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/physique-400-lgd4033?_pos=1&_sid=f94527dac&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4111291/

Stay tuned next week when we bring you Part II of – You Vs. THE-VID (How to Bulletproof your Immune System to Athletically thrive on 2021) for more practical and scientific based approaches to beating this outbreak and staying on top of your game this year.