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    Test. boosters

    I hate to ask questions that come from word of mouth, because most things we hear these days is totally false or just silly, but I thought I probably should ask just to be certain: I am taking a testosterone booster (non-steroidal) called activate extreme. When one takes a test. booster, then stops the daily regime- is it harder at that time for the body to make testosterone once one has stopped taking the suppl. to promote testosterone?

    Confusing, I know! I apologize- and again it may be an awful question, but if this is indeed true, I think I'm in trouble!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawkin1 View Post
    I hate to ask questions that come from word of mouth, because most things we hear these days is totally false or just silly, but I thought I probably should ask just to be certain: I am taking a testosterone booster (non-steroidal) called activate extreme. When one takes a test. booster, then stops the daily regime- is it harder at that time for the body to make testosterone once one has stopped taking the suppl. to promote testosterone?

    Confusing, I know! I apologize- and again it may be an awful question, but if this is indeed true, I think I'm in trouble!
    I typically recommend cycling even test boosters although you will NOT have the same problem as you would with a ph/des/aas. I do it merely so my body will not get adapted to getting any product, especially when it come to hormonal levels.

    Are you experiencing some issues? Since Activate Xtreme is such a good product, perhaps you are now realizing what is like to not have it in your system again, even though its not actually adversely effecting you. The one thing I do hear about Activate Extreme though, is that even though it does increase free test, it actually decreases total test slightly. Some would say this makes it slightly suppresive towards your own test, but I would not imagine that it would be anything to worry about for any length of time. You should normalize soon. If not, I would suggest picking up a different test booster to help out, one that doesnt act the same way that Activate Xtreme does, or maybe some ZMA. There are plenty out there. I think ironmag has one that looks promising. But like I said, I dont think you really need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egodog48 View Post
    I typically recommend cycling even test boosters although you will NOT have the same problem as you would with a ph/des/aas. I do it merely so my body will not get adapted to getting any product, especially when it come to hormonal levels.

    Are you experiencing some issues? Since Activate Xtreme is such a good product, perhaps you are now realizing what is like to not have it in your system again, even though its not actually adversely effecting you. The one thing I do hear about Activate Extreme though, is that even though it does increase free test, it actually decreases total test slightly. Some would say this makes it slightly suppresive towards your own test, but I would not imagine that it would be anything to worry about for any length of time. You should normalize soon. If not, I would suggest picking up a different test booster to help out, one that doesnt act the same way that Activate Xtreme does, or maybe some ZMA. There are plenty out there. I think ironmag has one that looks promising. But like I said, I dont think you really need it.
    I am currently on my second set of 4-week cycle. It recommends discontinuing after 8-weeks. So I will go another month or so then come off of it.

    I would like to try iron mags product- but does it have any steroids in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawkin1 View Post
    I hate to ask questions that come from word of mouth, because most things we hear these days is totally false or just silly, but I thought I probably should ask just to be certain: I am taking a testosterone booster (non-steroidal) called activate extreme. When one takes a test. booster, then stops the daily regime- is it harder at that time for the body to make testosterone once one has stopped taking the suppl. to promote testosterone?

    Confusing, I know! I apologize- and again it may be an awful question, but if this is indeed true, I think I'm in trouble!
    no, once you finish a natural test booster, your body will return to baseline levels. what you are thinking of is steroids, at the completion of steroids, the body needs a little help getting back to normal. activate xtreme is a solid product.

    Quote Originally Posted by egodog48 View Post
    I typically recommend cycling even test boosters although you will NOT have the same problem as you would with a ph/des/aas. I do it merely so my body will not get adapted to getting any product, especially when it come to hormonal levels.

    Are you experiencing some issues? Since Activate Xtreme is such a good product, perhaps you are now realizing what is like to not have it in your system again, even though its not actually adversely effecting you. The one thing I do hear about Activate Extreme though, is that even though it does increase free test, it actually decreases total test slightly. Some would say this makes it slightly suppresive towards your own test, but I would not imagine that it would be anything to worry about for any length of time. You should normalize soon. If not, I would suggest picking up a different test booster to help out, one that doesnt act the same way that Activate Xtreme does, or maybe some ZMA. There are plenty out there. I think ironmag has one that looks promising. But like I said, I dont think you really need it.
    actX does not lower overall test in all users. one blood test showed a small drop and it became internet gospel. with a sharp rise in free test, total test levels might drop a bit, but with the formula of activate xtreme, total test should rise as well. divanil alone will have a drop in total test. either way, the drop is insignificant and shouldnt be of concern.



    OP, we recommend no more than 8 weeks because if you are on a natural test booster for too long you will eventually fell negative feedback. it should take longer than 8 weeks, (it was like 14 or 16 for me), but 8 is a safe place to end. you will still feel the effects of actX for another 2 weeks post cycle anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawkin1 View Post
    I am currently on my second set of 4-week cycle. It recommends discontinuing after 8-weeks. So I will go another month or so then come off of it.

    I would like to try iron mags product- but does it have any steroids in it?
    Agreed that you should cycle them. We recommend on our Stoked product no more than 8 weeks without a month off. Activate Xtreme is a very good product enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by workingatit43 View Post
    Agreed that you should cycle them. We recommend on our Stoked product no more than 8 weeks without a month off. Activate Xtreme is a very good product enjoy.

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    It really does work! I love it, and I've also focused more on my diet during my cutting phase. My workouts have increased (weights) and physique looks very good as well.

    You said 2 months on and recommended one month off?

    I would love to continue to take this product for cut, bulk, and maintenance. I really recommend it.
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    I am not understanding this ZMA shit. I thought it was mythbusting a decade or so ago.

    Now its for sleep and a test booster? I dont understand why 3 vitamins (or minerals) stimulates test or improves sleep...
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    What benifits and (if any) sideeffects are assosiated with activate xtreme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    I am not understanding this ZMA shit. I thought it was mythbusting a decade or so ago.

    Now its for sleep and a test booster? I dont understand why 3 vitamins (or minerals) stimulates test or improves sleep...
    it doesnt boost test, and never did. people follow trends.

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    What benifits and (if any) sideeffects are assosiated with activate xtreme?
    benefits: increase in free test, increase in overall test, controlling of estrogen, increase in mood, increase in libido. strength increase and size increase are usually a result of the above.

    as far as sides, im trying to think of some for you, but honestly there aren't really any. obviously some users aren't as happy as others, but nothing dangerous, or substantial comes to mind.

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    Side effects: some people have reported increased acne, but I have not seen anything too extreme in terms of acne.... THIS STUFF REALLY DOES WORK- im on my second cycle (2 pills 3x a day) and I am holding onto the majority of my muscle mass (currently cutting for summer), increasing weight in workouts, and of course, making sure to keep my proteins up, cals down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawkin1 View Post
    Side effects: some people have reported increased acne, but I have not seen anything too extreme in terms of acne.... THIS STUFF REALLY DOES WORK- im on my second cycle (2 pills 3x a day) and I am holding onto the majority of my muscle mass (currently cutting for summer), increasing weight in workouts, and of course, making sure to keep my proteins up, cals down.
    yes, acne. dont know why i couldnt think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nni View Post
    it doesnt boost test, and never did. people follow trends.
    You are entitled to that opinion, but results speak volumes. I have seen that this works for me, and thats good enough for me. I knew nothing about the "trend" when I first tried it, and I still had the results. This was almost six years ago
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    Sides - nothing here. I ran it at a full dose and I'm female - didn't grow a third eyeball, didn't lower my voice or give me a beard.

    Now, I'm on HRT anyway so there's a confound there. I didn't log it because I wasn't able to do a pre and post cycle blood test, but I felt stronger when I was on it. The effect was subtle, as if I had taken a bit too much of my testosterone transdermal, but it was there and I made strength gains.

    To me, the bigger deal was to see if it can be used by women - for one very specific reason: women who are on oral contraceptives have a 400% increase in SHBG over normal levels, and while SHBG drops upon discontinuation, recent research shows that it may never drop down to normal.

    If a product like ActivateXtreme can help us overcome the ensuing suppression of endogenous free testosterone, it might be a Godsend to women everywhere.





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    Quote Originally Posted by nni View Post
    it doesnt boost test, and never did. people follow trends.


    This is what I heard years ago, so i stayed away. However, in the recent threads on here, I read otherwise. I dont understand why it would increase test.

    I also dont understand why it helps with sleep. Fucking 2 nights now and I am passing out.
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    IF you have a zinc deficiency ZMA will increase testosterone.

    The connection between zinc and testosterone has been known for more than 15 years now. For example, in a study published back in 1982, kidney failure patients, who are typically zinc deficient, were supplemented with zinc for a period of six months, and their testosterone levels increased by 85%. (15) In a more recent study conducted in 1996 called "Zinc Status and Serum Testosterone Levels of Healthy Adults", the researchers found that 30 mg per day of zinc supplemented to the diets of healthy American men experiencing moderate zinc deficiencies doubled their testosterone levels in 6 months. (16)



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