Ashwagandha for building muscle and staying lean

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng) is probably the most well-known adaptogen herb there is, which is used in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC. For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana (nourishes, detoxifies, enhances immunity). The root…

Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng) is probably the most well-known adaptogen herb there is, which is used in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC. For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana (nourishes, detoxifies, enhances immunity). The root…

Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism – adenosine…

Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3.┬áT4 is converted to T3 via the deiodinases enzyme and T4 levels are always higher than T3 levels. T4 is just considered as a pro-hormone, as it’s converted to T3, which is the active hormone. T3 binds with…

Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It’s very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we…

Carbs – what is best for healthy living and optimal testosterone

Carbohydrates are one of the macro-nutrients which are very beneficial for overall health & testosterone. However when we say “carbs”, it’s from a natural complex source, such as fruit, vegetables, organic raw dairy and raw honey.   The good thing about natural high complex carbohydrates is that it contains minerals and vitamins that your body…

Dietary Fiber: good or bad for High Testosterone?

Some think fiber is awesome, and others want to avoid it like the plague for higher testosterone… so which is it? Health benefits of dietary fiber. Higher fiber intake significantly lowers the risk for developing: coronary heart disease stroke hypertension diabetes obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases high cholesterol levels Increases nutrient absorption Increased intake of soluble…