Niacinamide for Testosterone, DHT and being Alpha

Niacinamide, the key for high NAD+, testosterone, DHT and sexual function… Are NMN and NR ripoffs if you could just use niacinamide? Let’s talk about the benefits of niacinamide! Niacinamide on testosterone At least 3 steroidogenic enzymes use NAD+. This includes CYP450scc (cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme), 3β-HSD and 17β-HSD3. Supplementing rats with niacinamide reduced … Read more

How to identify a stress response and how to stop it.

A lot of us experience stress responses and we don’t even know it. Why? Because we don’t know what that means. If we’re not under immediate stress, why would we get a stress response right? This article is to bring awareness to help you identify a stress response and how to stop it. Symptoms of … Read more

How to lower your invisible (intracellular) cortisol

Your cortisol might not be where you think it is. There are currently 3 major ways of measuring cortisol, which include, blood, urine, and saliva. All of those can show you something useful but isn’t the whole picture. There is also intra and extracellular cortisol. Blood tests only measure extracellular cortisol. The two enzymes, 11β-HSD1 … Read more

How to interpret your cortisol tests (blood, saliva & DUTCH test) for maximum anabolism and health

By now we all know that high cortisol is very undesirable. However, high cortisol isn’t the only issue here… it’s also the dysregulation of cortisol that’s a major concern. There are three main ways of testing cortisol, namely, blood, saliva and urine. If I were to test my hormones in general, I’d do a blood … Read more

The complete guide to lower cortisol for optimize thyroid, testosterone and health

Cortisol, so beloved…or hated amongst many. There are so much controversy about if you need to lower or increase it for optimal health, energy, fat loss, etc.  Cortisol is essential for our survival and optimal functionality. It’s naturally high in the morning and then drops off to very low levels at night. When this rhythm … Read more

Theanine – anti-anxiety, anti-glutamate, anti-cortisol and pro-GABA

Theanine is a non-protein amino acid and is similar in structure to glutamate, the most important excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, which allows the compound to interact with glutamate receptors such as AMPA, kainate, and NMDA (at the glycine site). Which provides neuroprotection against glutamate toxicity. It’s mainly found in tea in small concentrations. Black … Read more

Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it’s very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc… Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you … Read more

Signs of high cortisol and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Cortisol is very much needed in the body as it helps you wake up in the morning, control inflammation, provide fatty acids for energy when you’re not eating, etc… But chronically elevated cortisol will lead to inflammation, tiredness, adrenal fatigue, etc. The pituitary gland releases ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), which signals the adrenal glands to produce … Read more