Well, I’ve got a friend who is a MMA fighter who loved the stuff…but you’ve never heard of him. I’ve also got another friend who used Bulbine as PCT for a Superdrol cycle (Stephen Watt) but you’re not going to be able to ask him about it for another couple of years (with good behavior). I typically avoid telling you about “my friends outside of the industry,” because it doesn’t carry much credibility (i.e. it’s like telling everyone about the really hot chick you slept with on vacation…or the hundreds of Playboy models John Romano slept with in the ’80s).
Well, without getting into details of my rogues gallery of friends who are industry-unknowns, I’ll tell you about a guy who everyone knows, who used the product, and got his hormones tested: Mike Mahler.
Mike is not only an expert on hormone optimization, but also the first and last name in American Kettlebell training. And (almost) more importantly, he’s got no stake in saying Bulbine Natalensis is good (or bad), and is widely recognized as an expert in the field of both training and hormone optimization. Read anything he’s written, and you’ll know he’s a straight shooter.
So, as I revealed in my first article, Mike Mahler is one of the guys I asked to give the ingredient a trial run and give me his unfiltered thoughts. Well, not only did he give me his thoughts, but he also got his hormones tested. His thoughts were that the stuff worked, and while on it, he was experiencing all of the classic signs of a major testosterone elevation (libido boost, strength gains, etc…)
But what did the hormone tests show?
Actually this depends on how you want to look at things…his testosterone was 135pg/ml – well outside of the physiological range for a guy his age….and well into what we’d call the Supraphysiological level. Mike is 37 years old, and his testosterone was on par with the absolute upper end for an 18 year old. His estrone (a form of estrogen) was low (*less than half of what it should have been), while his DHT was at the upper range. In short, he had what I’d say is a perfect hormonal environment for building muscle, burning fat, and gaining strength; if you were 18, you’d be thrilled to have these hormone levels. If you were 37 (like Mike), you’d sell your soul to get hormone levels like this…