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2006/03/26 07:37:51 (permalink)
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Test boosters not worth it

I am taking a testosterone booster and it has done absolutely nothing for me.  I take that back, it has made me break out like crazy.  This also happened to me b4 with another test product, but I thought if I switched to a diffrent brand it would change things.
 
Anyone else have this same problem?

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    Geeper
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/26 08:09:06 (permalink)
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    You're 19, your body is already full of test, those products are really aimed at 30+ individuals when test starts to drop.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/26 08:22:01 (permalink)
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    ditch the milk and dairy products they cause zits.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/26 14:02:44 (permalink)
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    "ditch the milk and dairy products they cause zits."
     
    -  Is this true, I thought that was a myth?
     
    I hope it is a myth becasue i drink a TON on skim milk.

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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/26 17:01:19 (permalink)
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    its a myth diet has NOTHING to do with it its sheerly genetics (in your case having steriods that **** with your hormones)

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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/26 19:36:22 (permalink)
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    Test boosters work perfectly well for me. I took Muscletech's ZMA and it has helped me recover faster. With obvious outcomes... It may not work for certain people so learn to read the labels and ask around before you get a certain product. They have not given me any breakouts or acne problems. Perhaps its genetic.

    Try keeping it off for now and focus on simplest forms of supplements, namely proteins...


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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/27 11:34:30 (permalink)
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    I'm 23.  I'm on a testosterone booster, and I think it's actually lowered by testosterone!  I'm definitely not as sexually active, and I haven't noticed any difference in the gym.  Plus, ever since I've been on them, I've been really tired.  I know that has nothing to do with it, but I just thought I'd mention it.  I'm almost done with my current bottle, and as soon as it's out, I'm not getting anymore.  They seem like a waste to me.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/27 15:41:56 (permalink)
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    why keep taking them if they already make you that way? just my opinion but anytime a supplement messed me up in anyway, i threw it away. or traded it with friends that might have had a supplement i wanted to try. cheap way to find out what works for you.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/27 15:45:00 (permalink)
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    OK listen up people!  anytime you F with your test levels like steriods, test boosters, Aermotase inhibiters (i know i spelt that wrong..) research what your doing or you can do permanant damage.
     
    *and by research i dont mean asking the fellow 17yr old DB member who thinks he knows everything cuz he got pretty big by the end football season.
     
    thank you that is all.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/27 16:07:57 (permalink)
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    i know the one thing that a test booster will end up doing to you is give you gynecomastia. ****tits. just because when you increase your testosterone that way, the estrogen that is in your body balances with testosterone. so when you increase test, you increase estrogen. when you use test boosters for a period of time, meaning anything more that a few days, the estrogen will slowly build up because your body thinks that it needs to keep a little more extra estrogen to be able to balance the test a lot quicker.
     
    end result, once you stop using the test booster, your estrogen has already been at a higher than normal level. now you have gyno. and it is irreversable. unless you go to surgery, in which case the gyno will just grow back. slowly, but it will come back. 
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/27 16:09:48 (permalink)
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    not to mention the fact that if you mess with your true natural testosterone level, you will also get erictile dysfunction a little later on in life. sooner or later haven taken any test booster will f*ck you up.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/03/30 17:34:14 (permalink)
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    A quick info: Testoterone boosters are not there to do what it says... It says it'll increase energy and sh1t... please don't get it wrong. Testoterone boosters help in the recovery process, which will make muscles repair easily, which will make your gains faster. It is meant to be used BEFORE you go to bed and NOT before a workout.
     
    So without research, and just because test boosters sound like they're brothers with steroids doesnt make them bad...
     
    I recommend test boosters for guys above 25... Below that, you're still actively processing testoterones...

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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/04/01 05:15:05 (permalink)
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    do we really start losin test that early in life, thats surprsinig and disappointing.  I thought it was like 35 +
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/04/01 19:39:51 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nikale24

    I am taking a testosterone booster and it has done absolutely nothing for me.  I take that back, it has made me break out like crazy.  This also happened to me b4 with another test product, but I thought if I switched to a diffrent brand it would change things.

    Anyone else have this same problem?

     
     
    If you broke out, then obviously the T-Booster did raise test and alter hormones.  But I agree with Geeper, you are too young for a T-Booster.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/04/02 10:14:15 (permalink)
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    I recommend test boosters for guys above 25

     
    I just would never recommend them, period.

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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/04/03 20:34:12 (permalink)
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    The effects you guys seem to be talking about are steroid.  gyno comes because of lack of test, and estro doesn't build up because there's to much test.  You get gyno because when you put something in your body that's not already there you body stops producing it's natural test.  A "test booster" like Axis HT, Novedex xt, and t-bomb 2 ups your body's NATURAL production of test.  You're not actually taking something that precursors test.  Stuff like tribulus terestis (spell?) ZMA and 17, hydroxy, 6 alphamethyl just makes your body produce more test, and therefore stops estrogen.  Because test is a killer of estro, its just that if test armatizes it becomes estro.  Maybe you guys are talkin about a pro-hormone or a roid though.

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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/04/04 18:43:54 (permalink)
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    Tribulus is thought to stimulate hormones to a balanced level, improving libido, reproductive function and ovulation, without causing over stimulation.

    Tribulus Terristis may increase production of LH (lutenizing hormone) in men. LH is secreted form the pituitary gland and transmits instructions directly to the testes to naturally increase the body’s own production of testosterone. A few foreign studies have indicated that men who have been administered 750mg daily have shown increases in the active free testosterone of 41%.

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    i can't remember where i found this (a medical journal i think.., not a site that has an interest in selling the stuff) but tribulus is one of the four test boosters that you're going to find that arent prohormones. the others are zma, avena sativa, and eurycoma longifolia jack. zma is the one of the four that isn't a herbal extract. tribulus became popular when it was revealed that the bulgarians used to take it before the olympics
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2006/05/18 21:06:00 (permalink)
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    I dont agree with saying that taking prohormone supplements is not worth it. im 16 yrs old and have been lifting for about 2 yrs. i started lifting when i got into high school for football, during the first yr i took simple protein such as nitro and cell tech, creatine, whey, things like that. before my sophmore yr i blew out my knee causing me to have corrective surgery on it, before the injury i was benching 210, squat 350 and power cleaning about 185 or so. afterwards i lost weight, and all my lifts dropped dramatically. i tried getting back to what i was, but i just couldnt.
    finally i decided to research on prohormones, and trust me, i did do my homework on them. i decided to get the legal gear products methal masterdrol and m1p to do the psycho stack. after being on that for only 1 month my squat increased by 90 pounds, bench 50 and clean 40, helping me get back to what i wanted without having any side effects at all.
    im not sayin this to try to influence ppl to get on prohormones, i respect ppls decions not to, but if u do want the best gains in the shortest time, this is the way to go
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2011/03/02 11:20:15 (permalink)
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    What if you've taken a cycle of pro hormones and test boosters before and you're 20 years old? It was stupid but I did it and got great results and have done a good job maintaining them. But I'm definitely never doing it again because it does mess with your hormones and its not worth. After going through all that I finally learned that having a proper diet, taking your BCAA's, glutaimine, arginine.( Having a good workout program ) And taking a Whey and Casein at the right time is the key for gaining strength. (and not to mention a good multivitamin/mineral, fish oil and vitamin C). But if I stay clean from any test bootsers and pro hormones from here on out will I eventually over time get my body back to producing natural test levels ? I can already see I'm getting back to normal I just didn't know if I perminately damaged it or not.
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    RE: Test boosters not worth it 2011/03/05 20:53:24 (permalink)
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    dude ur probably just not taking enough. Ive taken test boosters since I was like 17 and have had to up the dose every couple months. I go through like 3 bottles a month but whats the point of living if u dont have muscles at least as big as mine?
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