Inflammation promotes blood vessel disease, heart attack and stroke. Researches found that a low-carbohydrate diet reduced markers or inflammation and blood fats better than a low-fat diet in people with MS. MS is a group of symptoms linked to poor metabolic health that include insulin resistance, abdominal fat deposition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low HDL (the good cholesterol), inflammation, type 2 diabetes and blood-clotting abnormalities. Low-carb diets reduced inflammation and improved blood-clotting regulation better than low-fat diets in people with MS.
Soy foods, such as tofu, soy meat substitutes, soymilk, soybeans and soy ice cream contain chemicals called isoflavones that bind weakly with estrogen receptors on the male reproductive system. Most studies showing negative effects on the male reproductive function used animals. A study found that men who ate two servings or more a week of soy foods had lower sperm counts than men who ate less soy. The soy had no effect on ejaculate volume, sperm structure or sperm activity. The most effected were obese men. The effects of soy protein on male reproductive function and testosterone levels are highly controversial.
Sleep disturbances cause daytime sleepiness, accidents, constant fatigue, depression, heart rhythm disturbances and irritability. Studies show that older men with low testosterone levels had lower sleep efficiency, woke up more often at night, spent less time in deep sleep and had lower blood oxygen levels at night than men with normal testosterone levels. Many physicians are reluctant to prescribe testosterone to aging men because they fear it will lead to sleep disturbances and other side effects. There is no correlation to testosterone treatment and sleep apnea. Millions of men have had testosterone therapy and had no increased incidence of sleep apnea. Low testosterone levels can lead to poor sleep quality, but the problem might be remedied with testosterone supplements.
Testosterone, the so-called macho hormone, actually promotes reasonableness and fair play, a new study claims.
Scientists found that giving people a testosterone boost in the shape of a pill made them more likely to act in a friendly and altruistic way.
They claim the results finally dismiss the myth – sometimes even used in court – that the sex hormone testosterone is the cause of much male aggression and anti-social behavior.
However the popular belief that it makes you more ruthless and rebellious is so strong that if people believe they are taking the hormone they tend to fulfill their beliefs.
“This shows that the popular belief that testosterone makes you aggressive is inaccurate, ” said Michael Naef, at the Royal Holloway Hospital, north London, where some of the research was carried out.
“People use it as an excuse. It appears that it is not testosterone itself that induces aggressiveness, but rather the myth surrounding the hormone.
“In a society where qualities and manners of behavior are increasingly traced to biological causes and thereby partly legitimated, this should make us sit up and take notice.”
Mr. Naef said it was more accurate to describe testosterone as the “status” steroid.
In places like prison – where it was survival of the toughest – then it promoted aggressive behavior as that was the only way to increase social standing.
However in normal life the opposite was true – as friendliness and co-operation boosted your position in society.
Mr. Naef, and scientists from the University of Zurich, who published their findings in Nature, tested the theory on a group of 121 volunteers.
Half the group were given a testosterone pill, and the other half a placebo. They were not told which was which. They then took part in a behavioral game which involved the sharing out of money.
The rules allowed for both fair and unfair sharing by a proposer whose actions could be rejected or accepted by a receiver. If they could not agree to share then no one got the money.
The findings showed that those that were given the testosterone were more likely to propose fair offers of sharing and more likely to be co-operative even if it the sharing seemed unfair.
Dr Christoph Eisenegger, a neuroscientist, said: “The preconception that testosterone only causes aggressive or egotistic behavior in humans is thus clearly refuted.”
However in a separate test, if the volunteers were told they had been given testosterone then they did act in an aggressive and anti-social way.
The original article was posted on the following site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6761663/Testosterone-makes-people-more-friendly-and-reasonable.html
When reformulating TNT we built off the strengths of the original formula to make ANS TNT 2 one of the most potent natural testosterone boosters on the market. With new research and better standardization processes available we decided to update the original formula.
The new formula (TNT 2) has an increased dose of Acetyl L-Carnitine; in fact the dose has more than tripled for this single ingredient. Although many people are familiar with L-Carnitine for its ability to help the body utilize fat stores the Acetylated version is also a potent test booster. It has two main mechanisms of action. First it directly influences LH (luteinizing hormone) which controls the amount of testosterone produced by the testicles. It is in a sense maximizing the signal going from the brain to the testicles telling your body how much testosterone should be produced. Acetyl L-Carnitine also influences the sensitivity of androgen receptors in muscle tissue by making them more sensitive/receptive to circulating testosterone. The receptors in the body desensitize with age. The more sensitive your testosterone receptors are the more productive the testosterone circulating in your body will be.
Nettle extract is a new addition to the TNT 2 formula. Most of the body’s testosterone is bound up by SHBG which prevents testosterone from having an effect in the body. Total testosterone levels are important but free circulating levels are probably more important as this is the testosterone that can actually have an impact on performance and physique. Nettle has been shown to have an affinity for SHBG which keeps SHBG from binding to testosterone resulting in greater levels of free circulating testosterone.
ANS TNT 2 also includes a healthy dose of tribulus but what makes it different from many other formulas is the standardization process this tribulus has undergone. With any plant there are active components which are responsible for the pharmacological effect of the plant. Having a high dose of tribulus means nothing if it is not standardized to the right ingredients. The two most potent components of tribulus are protodioscin and saponins which is why TNT 2 is standardized for these compounds.
Iccarin is also a new compound to this formula. Recent research on this ingredient has found that it not only boosts libido but that it also acts like testosterone in the body. It is considered a testosterone mimicker. What this means is that it can bind to the testosterone receptor and provide a result similar to what you would see from testosterone. Namely increases in protein synthesis which leads to muscle recovery and muscle growth.
The estrogen blocking complex was enhanced with white button mushroom extract. White button mushrooms suppress aromatase activity and estrogen biosynthesis. White button mushroom helps keep your testosterone from being converted to estrogen via aromatase enzymes.
DIM and Resveratrol help your body rid itself of bad estrogens. Some estrogen is needed to remain healthy however bad estrogens can cause negative reactions when they are allowed to build up in the body. DIM and resveratrol bind with these bad estrogens allowing the body to clear them out more efficiently.
The body’s aging process can be compared to rusting, which in this case happens from the inside out. Rusting is a result of cumulative free radical damage. Free radicals are compounds that are unstable and can damage the body’s cells if left unchecked. Free radicals come from our normal metabolism and our environment – for example exposure to sun, x-rays, cigarette smoke, saturated fats, alcohol, ozone, automobile exhaust, heavy metals and many other sources. If we don’t do something about neutralizing free radicals the aging process can be accelerated as these compounds do damage to the bodies cells. Conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and many of the health issues of aging are all linked back to free radical damage. In order to help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals we need to take antioxidants. Antioxidant combination formulas are a great source of antioxidants as well as greens foods and super fruits such as acai and pomegranate. We recommend using a whole food based multi like ANS Vita Greens as well.
10 million Americans are estimated to have osteoporosis. Women are four times more likely to develop this condition than men. 1 out of every 2 women and 1 in 8 men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related break in their lifetime. It takes much more than calcium to have healthy bones. Using just a calcium and vitamin D supplement won’t do the trick. We now know that other nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin k2, silica, vanadium, strontium and trace minerals play a huge roll in bone health and strength. Combine this with proper diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes and you should see improvements in your bone health.
Try and reduce the stress on your immune system such as exposure to foods that can trigger your allergy symptoms. Get tested to find out what you might be highly sensitive to, and then remove it from your diet. Top trigger foods are gluten, eggs, dairy and soy. Dietary supplements like butterbur, nettle, horseradish, eyebright, and bromelain can all help reduce your stuffy and runny nose issues.
In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, elderberry was shown to be effective for treating Influenza B. People using the elderberry extract recovered much faster than those only on a placebo. This is partially due to the fact that Elderberry inhibits neuraminidase, the enzyme used by the virus to spread infection to host cells. A small study published in 2004 showed that 93% of flu patients given the extract were completely symptom-free within two days; those taking a placebo recovered in about six days.
Test Revolution is another formula loaded with science based ingredients from MSI. Check out the list of active ingredients below.
Divanil is an extract from Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) that’s standardized to 95% 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran. Research has shown it can bind tightly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), giving it the potential to increase bioavailable (free) testosterone.
Icariin is a “testosterone mimetic”. Research on Icariin has shown it to support circulating testosterone. Several animal-based studies have found icariin is a PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor, similar in function to Viagra.
FenoTest also has Testosterone-like properties on its own. By binding to the Testosterone receptor sites in the body it stimulates anabolic and androgenic activity. This has been verified by studies where FenoTest has led to anabolic and androgenic activity similar to Testosterone.
6-alpha-Bromodione is a fast acting competitive inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme. It works by binding to the aromatase enzyme to prevent it from aromatizing androgens. This is not a permanent binding and later acts to normalize aromatase (and thus estrogen levels) as hormone production returns to normal. It specifically targets aromatase and does not act as a central anti-androgen like some other post cycle products can. This means that your libido and mood will not be negatively affected.
White button mushrooms suppress aromatase activity and estrogen biosynthesis. White button mushroom helps keep your testosterone from being converted to estrogen via aromatase enzymes.
Fadogia Agrestis won’t provide an unnatural boost in testosterone levels that competes with your own testosterone production, instead, it actually elevates your testosterone level naturally by first elevating your Luteinizing Hormone (LH). LH in the male body, is the hormone which signals the release of Testosterone and once LH levels are elevated, Testosterone levels soon increase as well.
This formula is a truly science based blend of ingredients shown to increase testosterone naturally translating into improved athletic performance and improved body composition. What makes this formula unique is the multi pathway approach that this product uses. This product is appropriate for muscle building and fat loss as well as post cycle recovery.