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  1. I'm aware that the brain uses glucose as its...

    I'm aware that the brain uses glucose as its primary energy source. It switches to ketones once if you eat low carb long enough. That's why the brain fog occurs at the beginning of keto.

    You...
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    Yes I've taken minoxidil up to 10mg oral daily,...

    Yes I've taken minoxidil up to 10mg oral daily, along with topical applications. Along with finasteride. I'm one of the lucky few.

    I stopped minoxidil though because it was raising my resting...
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    Water fasts are really hard - you must have an...

    Water fasts are really hard - you must have an iron will to have completed 5+ already, nice work dude.



    Do you take all the herbs at once? If you space them out does that help at all? Maybe...
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    I'm not saying the symptoms are made up. I'm...

    I'm not saying the symptoms are made up. I'm saying that minoxidil probably didn't cause the issue.



    Yeah, the symptoms from PFS/Finasteride aren't isolated to only finasteride. But just...
  5. Yes, the above statements are false. The heart...

    Yes, the above statements are false. The heart uses fatty acids for 90% of its energy demands and muscles at rest also use a considerable amount of fatty acids for energy demands.
    From Each Organ...
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    I should clarify, I'm not saying minoxidil cannot...

    I should clarify, I'm not saying minoxidil cannot be the cause of adverse reactions in users. I'm saying that the effects of minoxidil are almost certainly not being caused for the same reasons as...
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    We can play the linking studies game all day if...

    We can play the linking studies game all day if we want to:

    Minoxidil INCREASES 5 alpha-reductase activity of cultured human dermal papilla cells from balding scalp

    Topical minoxidil does not...
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    How old are you? Do you have clinically low...

    How old are you? Do you have clinically low testosterone levels?

    TRT is generally the last option. If you have your diet/exercise/sleep/stress all in check, and your testosterone is still low,...
  9. Most cells use glucose for ATP production but not...

    Most cells use glucose for ATP production but not all cells.

    I don't really want to argue semantic, but:
    1. Ketones yield GTP and ATP which is used by cells for various processes (RNA synthesis...
  10. Thread: BBG's LDN Log

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    I've also found that selegiline helps as well. ...

    I've also found that selegiline helps as well. Originally I took it for focus/energy (it converts a small % into adderall and increases dopamine in the brain [not peripheral dopamine, which is bad])...
  11. That's false though, what about ketones? Fats...

    That's false though, what about ketones?

    Fats can be turned into ketones, especially when on a low carb diet. MCTs are turned into ketones extremely readily. Fat can eventually be turned into...
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    Hey I'm on CD but I can help with DIM. DIM is a...

    Hey I'm on CD but I can help with DIM. DIM is a known anti-estrogen. It's been shown to increase estrogen metabolism in the human body 3,3′-Diindolylmethane Modulates Estrogen Metabolism in...
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    Actually testosterone and other androgens have a...

    Actually testosterone and other androgens have a negative overall effect on tendons. Reduces elasticity, increased fibrosis, increased rate of rupture, etc. Natural levels of testosterone/DHT are...
  14. I'm not sure what protocol you're referring to,...

    I'm not sure what protocol you're referring to, but it sounds unhealthy if you're losing tons of muscle. AND if you're sad/unmotivated/stressed about everything.. let's change that. Let's get you...
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    What is PH if you don't mind me asking? ...

    What is PH if you don't mind me asking?


    Also, maybe I missed it, but did you detail your diet at all in this thread? If not, what is your diet like?
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    Right. Just passing along the knowledge.

    Right. Just passing along the knowledge.
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    I'm pretty well versed in hair loss treatments...

    I'm pretty well versed in hair loss treatments and medication. Rogaine has no effect on male hormones. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, not a 5ar inhibitor.

    Finasteride can cause PFS probably because...
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    Okay but... rogaine is minoxidil. It can't cause...

    Okay but... rogaine is minoxidil. It can't cause PFS symptoms. So whatever you were suffering from was not PFS and not from rogaine.

    Most common rogaine (minoxidil) symptoms are heart...
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    It's quite possible the fasts are helping because...

    It's quite possible the fasts are helping because they are improving your metabolic profile. IE, increasing your insulin/leptin/ghrelin sensitivity.

    Questions for you:

    1. What's the purpose...
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    HCG is a leutenizing hormone analogue. HCG is...

    HCG is a leutenizing hormone analogue. HCG is normally only produced endogenously during pregnancy in women, but it is also used exogenously to stimulate the leydig cells in male testes. ...
  21. Thread: BBG's LDN Log

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    I just stopped LDN to assess any affects. It's...

    I just stopped LDN to assess any affects. It's been roughly a week since stopping after being on for months (years, really).

    I'll assess how I feel and see if I notice any effects from not being...
  22. Thread: new here

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    Welcome

    Welcome
  23. Thread: BBG's LDN Log

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    Yeah I just started on 5mg again last night (took...

    Yeah I just started on 5mg again last night (took FOREVER to restock from ADC). Insomnia was really bad though. I always get it if I start up LDN again but it'll normally go away.
  24. Thread: BBG's LDN Log

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    I'd like to update this quickly, half a decade...

    I'd like to update this quickly, half a decade later. I haven't been off anabolics and probably ~5 years. I use low doses at this point, anywhere from 250mg to 500mg Test E per week. This is only...
  25. Thread: Bulk Purity Plus

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    Did everyone get their orders? I had a small...

    Did everyone get their orders? I had a small processing error with the first few orders, may not have been uploaded to the backend. Please shoot me a PM.
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