The Ultimate Testosterone Stack - Stage 3 was designed to support optimal testosterone production while helping to close nutritional “gaps.” First, HYPERTEST XTR helps to drive testosterone production and then "free it" for peak bioavailability. Simultaneously, MYODEX promotes testosterone production while helping to buffer DHT and Estrogen - the "spin off" hormones that contribute towards male pattern baldness and fatty deposits in men (like “man boobs”). Citrus Omega is a Nordic fish oil that is 40% EPA and 20% DHA. Among the health promoting properties of EPA and DHA, fish oils allow for: less absorption of fat and cholesterol, improved cardiovascular health, support for healthier joints and body fat reduction.* In addition to its impressive profile, Citrus Omega is enteric coated and citrus flavored so they smell and taste much better than its cheaper counterparts. The citrus enteric coding also prevents fishy burps, which are common with fish oil softgels. Lastly, Citrus Omega is also free from heavy metals, contaminants and to help prevent oxidation, Citrus Omega is fortified with Vitamin E so you can be sure you are getting the highest quality. Creatine ethyl ester, also known as creatine ester, cre-ester and CEE, is a creatine developed for athletic performance and for muscle development in the body. It is an ethyl ester derivative of creatine, from which it is made. If you are striving to improve your testosterone levels but, due to a hectic lifestyle, may not achieve daily optimal micronutrient intake….this stack is for you!
Before we can boost testosterone levels, we first must understand what is killing them:
Luteinizing Hormone Disruption, a.k.a hypogonadism
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is the hormone released by the brain that turns "on" testosterone in the testes like a light switch. Due to aging and lifestyle choices, LH may be disrupted, causing the testes to produce far less testosterone compared to earlier years in life.
Testosterone Neutralized and Rendered Inactive
Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG), a glycoprotein, actually serves a good purpose for a while. Similar to a subway car, SHBG transports hormones, like testosterone, throughout the body and regulates their release. Thus, testosterone "on the subway car" is known as "protein-bound" and inactive. Protein-bound testosterone is referred to as Total Testosterone. Once testosterone is released from SHBG, it becomes Free Testosterone, becoming active. Unfortunately, some portion of Total Testosterone stays trapped in the subway car remaining inactive and that portion of the romance-igniting, alpha male hormone cannot do its job.
Usable Testosterone Converting into DHT
Men's bodies produce an enzyme called 5-Alpha Reductase. This enzyme converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT not only robs your body of usable, Free Testosterone, it is the primary cause of male pattern baldness and prostate inflammation, causing a need to urinate more frequently.
Usable Testosterone Converting into Estrogen
An enzyme called Aromatase converts testosterone into a more feminine hormone known as estradiol, the primary estrogen hormone. Elevated estradiol can contribute to the loss of muscle, plummeting sex drive, the creation of more fat stores, and unfortunately may result in the formation of dreaded gynecomastia, also known as "man boobs". The worst part is body fat begets estrogen and estrogen begets body fat - an ugly, vicious cycle.
The Good News! Most of what makes men feel like men requires testosterone. Testosterone regulates sex drive, increases lean body mass, solidifies bone density, boosts energy and contributes to a strong, confident demeanor. When health and confidence is concerned, testosterone is the king of hormones.
Increasing your testosterone levels are achievable safely without steroids (in most cases). To do this, we must first understand why testosterone levels are declining so we can reverse the process.