Mercury Levels In Today’s Ocean Fish

Ocean fish contained much less mercury, DDT and other toxins

Although fish is considered good for your health, science has been warning about high levels of mercury and other pollutants in ocean fish for years.

However, a major review from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, found steady decreases in contaminants.

Among the contaminants that have dropped significantly over the last 40 years are mercury, DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. DDT is an insecticide and PCBs are found in many plastics.

In high concentrations, the Scripps researchers note these chemicals can cause cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects and thyroid problems in humans.

Stuart Sandin, PhD, a marine biologist at Scripps, led the study. Dr. Sandin and colleagues analyzed data from more than 2,600 studies from all over the world.

“There’s just a lot more complexity out there,” Dr. Sandin said in an interview for an article in the Los Angeles Times. “The pollution does not stay in one place. We thought that we would find something like that. But when you start increasing the scale, that predictability goes away. We didn’t find any evidence that when you’re near shore versus 100 miles offshore that you had more or less chemicals in the seafood.”

Fish samples in the studies were collected between 1969 and 2012. During that period, clean-water regulations and other factors have decreased the amount of agricultural and industrial contamination of the oceans.

Mercury levels in fish dropped about 50 percent. PCB levels dropped more than 90 percent.

Fish samples varied greatly in contamination levels. The location of harvest did not affect contamination levels, as even fish from the same school might have different levels of contamination.

Dr. Sandin and colleagues also found that even small fish like mackerel and sardines had contaminants. Previously, scientists believed pollutants were concentrated in the larger fish at the top of the marine food chain.

Dr. Sandin and team cautioned that while this is good news, most fish still have levels too high for frequent consumption. Eating fish two or three times a week is probably OK, they said.

The study was published in the February issue of PeerJ.

Funding for the study was provided by the Waitt Foundation and the US National Science Foundation.

None of the authors reported a conflict of interest.

Yellow Fever Spreading in Angola

Worst yellow fever outbreak in many years now occurring in Angola, Georgetown University report found.

Although Zika virus has been in the news lately, there’s also a related virus causing problems in Africa.

A recent report from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University notes that yellow fever is spreading rapidly in Luanda, Angola.

The authors of the report stated that the risk of vaccine supply shortages could increase the risk of yellow fever epidemics in Africa, Asia or the Americas.

Part of their concern stems from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s plan to vaccinate nearly two million people in Kinshasa and Kongo Central. The combination of that mass vaccination plus vaccinations in Angola could exhaust the world’s supply of yellow fever vaccine.

Co-author Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH, is an adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Co-author Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, is a Georgetown University professor and the Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

A yellow fever epidemic was reported to the world Health Organization (WHO) in January 2016 by officials from Angola. As of April 25, 2016, Angola reported 2,023 suspected cases and 258 deaths from yellow fever. Countries such as China, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya have reported cases resulting from people infected with yellow fever who have traveled from Angola.

Yellow fever is a virus similar to the Zika virus and dengue and West Nile fevers. The term yellow fever comes from liver involvement, which causes people’s skin to turn yellow, or jaundice. The virus cycles from human to human and from monkey to human and is transmitted by the Aedes and Hemogogus mosquitoes.

Millions of individuals in Africa, Asia and Latin America are at risk. Yellow fever causes about 30,000 deaths per year in Africa.

The disease causes fever, headaches, muscle pains, back pain, nausea and sometimes vomiting. In many people symptoms resolve within a week, but for about one in seven, the disease progresses to a second stage.

In the second stage, high fever, bleeding, kidney damage and jaundice occur. Nearly half of individuals who develop the second stage of the disease die.

There is no specific treatment or antiviral medication, although a yellow fever vaccine is available.

Drs. Lucey and Gostin urged WHO to convene an emergency committee to mobilize funds, coordinate an international response and push for increase vaccine production. Being proactive, they noted, could help head off more serious epidemics.

The report was published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Neither author reported a conflict of interest.

The Origin of the Allergy

Allergies may be an essential component of the immune system.

Allergies are extremely common and the sources of allergies are numerous. Conventional thinking on their cause, however, may be off base.

Immunologist Ruslan M Medzhitov, PhD, thinks allergies may actually be an essential part of the body’s defense system. Conventional thinking is that allergies result when the immune system goes haywire and overreacts to a foreign substance. Dr. Medzhitov thinks that’s incorrect.

Dr. Medzhitov is a professor of immunobiology at Yale University and an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Allergens (the substances that cause allergies) include pollen, gold, latex, medications, insect venom, peanuts, perfume, eggs, salmon, beef, molds and many other substances.

Some people have multiple allergies while others have none. Symptoms can range from minor sniffles and runny eyes to life-threatening anaphylaxis–a severe allergic reaction by the body. Treatments offer limited help, and many of the medications cause side effects like drowsiness.

Dr. Medzhitov has been studying the immune system for more than 20 years and has recently started to ask why people get allergies in the first place.

The current leading theory is that allergies are a misfire originally developed to protect humans from parasitic worms. Since this is a problem not often encountered in developed countries, the immune system reacts to other targets instead.

The immune system produces antibodies in response to an infective agent like bacteria, and the antibodies quickly overwhelm the invader to restore health. With allergies, however, the antibodies overwhelm the body instead of the invader.

Dr. Medzhitov thinks that allergies are a technique the body uses to quickly develop a pattern-recognition system for new threats.

Allergens can cause physical damage to the body and Dr. Medzhitov theorized that an allergic reaction was actually a way to expel the allergen. Most of the major symptoms–runny nose, tears, sneezing, coughing, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea–are ways to get the allergen out of the body.

Dr. Medzhitov and team have tested this theory since 2012. They found that injecting an allergen from honey-bee venom didn’t cause an allergic response unless the allergen damaged cells.

Test animals that had received an initial dose of the honey-bee venom allergen mounted an allergic response when given a second dose. Animals that had not been previously exposed experienced a severe drop in body temperature that was often fatal.

Similar research by another team of scientists confirmed these results.

Dr. Medzhitov thinks allergies are like a home-alarm system that quickly identifies something potentially toxic and readies a defense against another break-in. The allergic response leads an individual to avoid potential toxins, and this can be life-saving.

Dr. Medzhitov and team are now testing mice that have been genetically modified to prevent them from mounting an allergic response. Dr. Medzhitov thinks these animals may not suffer allergies, but will get sick from many other things instead because they will have lost an important protective response.

Tired of Insomnia? Get Out of Bed!

Self-restricting time in bed prevents chronic insomnia, University of Pennsylvania study found.

Many people know the vicious cycle of insomnia. Often, not sleeping at night leads to naps, which leads to not being able to sleep at night. Luckily, new research may provide the key to fighting insomnia and getting your sleep cycle back on track.

According to a press release issued by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a new study found that self-restricting time in bed prevents acute insomnia from developing into chronic insomnia in almost 80 percent of individuals.

Acute insomnia, also called new onset insomnia, affects between 20 and 50 percent of Americans. It is categorized by difficulty falling asleep or trouble staying asleep three or more nights a week for between two weeks and three months.

When acute insomnia lasts more than three months it is classified as chronic insomnia. Chronic Insomnia affects about 10 percent of Americans and is dangerous to physical and mental health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links insufficient sleep to a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Many people combat insufficient sleep by increasing their sleep opportunity–such as taking naps–a practice that Penn Medicine finds not only ineffective but also harmful.

“Those with insomnia typically extend their sleep opportunity,” Michael Perlis, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, said in the press release. “They go to bed early, get out of bed late, and they nap. While this seems a reasonable thing to do, and may well be in the short-term, the problem in the longer term is it creates a mismatch between the individual’s current sleep ability and their current sleep opportunity; this fuels insomnia.”

To conduct the study, researchers evaluated 416 individuals’ time spent in bed for over a year. The team divided the individuals into three categories—a good sleeper, a good sleeper who develops acute insomnia but recovers and a good sleeper who transitions from acute insomnia to chronic insomnia.

After evaluating these individuals, the study concluded that attempting to recover lost sleep by increasing sleep opportunity increases insomnia from acute to chronic.

The study suggests that electing to stay awake and wake up rather than spending more time in bed trying to sleep is the only productive way to stop acute insomnia.

The CDC recommends that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep a day. If you’re suffering from acute or chronic insomnia, the CDC recommends keeping a diary of daily sleep habits for 10 days before making an appointment with a physician.

The study was presented at SLEEP 2016, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

It was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Economic Social Research Council.

The authors disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Natural Food Additive May Prevent Skin Cancer

Researchers identify food additive that prevents skin cancer in mice

Researchers are one step closer to preventing skin cancer in humans.

A compound in a natural food additive known as annatto was found to prevent skin cancer cells from forming in mice exposed to UV radiation in a recent study conducted at the University of Arizona, according to United Press International (UPI).

Bixin is a red-orange compound found in annatto, a natural condiment and food coloring found in the seeds of the achitoe tree, according to UPI. Annatto is commonly used in Latin American dishes.In the recent study, mice injected with bixin and un-injected mice were both exposed to UV radiation. The mice injected with bixin experienced much less severe skin damage.

Georg Wondrak, Ph.D., associate professor and member of the Univeristy of Arizona Cancer Center, said this discovery is unique because bixin is a nutritional factor, not a sunscreen applied to the skin, according to UPI.

In other words, bixin prevents UV skin damage from the inside out by causing cells to produce protective antioxidants and repair factors. It does not kill the skin cancer cells, but instead prevents their formation from taking place.

Bixin would not be the first ingestible thought to prevent cancer. According to UPI, researchers at Ohio State University found that the compound gadusol, produced and secreted by birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, also has properties that protect from UV rays.

Furthermore, researchers at the University of Michigan found that the preservative nisin, which grows naturally on dairy products, killed cancer cells and anti-biotic resistant bacteria in mice, according to UPI.

The next steps for this line of research includes finding out whether bixin prevents UV skin damage in humans as it does in mice. Since anatto is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe food additive, its use in future clinical trials is expected to require fewer rounds of testing.

Dr. Wondrak and Donna Zhang, Ph.D., professor and member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, published their findings in Free Radical Biology and Medicine”System Administration of the Apocarotenoid Bixin Protects Skin against Solar UV-Induced Damage through Activation of Nrf2.”

Research reported was supported in part by grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The researchers of the study reported no conflicts of interest at this time.

Knitting Away Stress and Pain

Knitting, similar crafts benefit health and mood

Though knitting may be an activity most common among an older generation, new research suggests that the craft may have both therapeutic and health benefits.

According to an article published by the New York Times, the Craft Yarn Council has reported that nearly a third of women ages 25 to 35 knit or crochet, as well as many men and schoolchildren. The article claims that the craft offers significant benefits for both body and mind.

The council created a “Stitch Away Stress” campaign last April in honor of National Stress Awareness Month, according to the article. Dr. Herbert Benson, author of “The Relaxation Response” and an innovator in mind and body medicine, told the Times that the repetitive action of needlework may induce a relaxed state similar in effect to yoga or meditation. This relaxed state can lower one’s heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Paul Rogers, the article’s author, says that unlike meditation, craft activities like knitting result in a tangible product that can enhance self-esteem. Rogers has been knitting regularly for the past 15 years and says that his handiwork also helps his arthritic fingers to become more dexterous.

According to the article, Rogers recently received an email from the yarn group Red Heart titled “Health Benefits of Crocheting and Knitting,” which prompted him to research the health value of activities like knitting.

He discovered several therapy groups, including two groups based in Toronto—Knit to Quit, a group that helps smokers kick the habit, and Knit to Heal, which helps people cope with a health crisis such as a cancer diagnosis. Rogers says that he also discovered school and prison craft programs that claim knitting has a calming effect and improves social and math skills.

A notable health benefit, according to the article, can be seen in people who suffer from anorexia nervosa. According to a 2009 University of British Columbia study, researchers taught 38 women how to knit. Seventy-four percent of the women reported that the activity lessened their fears and took their mind off of their condition.

Perhaps the most exciting finding is that crafts such as knitting may stave off a decline in brain function with age, according to a 2011 study led by Dr. Yonas E. Geda, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The researchers randomly interviewed 1,321 people ages 70 to 89 who had mostly normal cognitive function, and found that those who engaged in crafts like knitting were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.

“Given that sustained social contacts have been shown to support health and longevity, those wishing to maximize the health value of crafts might consider joining a group of like-minded folks,” concludes Rogers in the article.

The article was published on January 25 in the New York Times.

Zapping Chronic Pain – Relieve Found DailyRxNews

High-frequency spinal cord stimulator found to relieve back pain after other treatments failed.

Back pain is responsible for disability and daily misery in many Americans’ lives, but a new treatment offers hope.

Researchers in North Carolina found that treating people who had chronic back pain with a new kind of spinal stimulator called HF10 resulted in a lasting reduction of back and leg pain.

Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) have been around since the 1960s. The treatment consists of a device that is implanted near the spine that sends electrical impulses to nearby nerves.

Spinal cord stimulators are similar in some ways to heart pacemakers, but the focus is on treating chronic pain. The HF10 uses a higher frequency than previous SCS models.

Lead author Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, and his colleagues studied 171 patients with moderate to severe back and leg pain.

Dr. Kapural is a specialist in pain management at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research, and a professor of anesthesiology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Patients in the study had pain that persisted for an average of 14 years. All had been treated at comprehensive pain centers. Close to 90 percent were on opioid pain medications and previously had back surgery.

Patients were divided at random into two groups. The first received traditional SCS applied over relatively long intervals. The second received HF10 SCS applied for very short periods.

All patients used a standard pain score to communicate pain levels.

More than 80 percent of patients in the HF10 group reported their pain scores decreased by at least half, three months after the procedure. Patients on standard SCS reported similar scores for back pain, but in only 44 percent of patients.

In terms of the actual pain scores, patients using HF10 reported an average decrease of five points on a zero to 10 scale, while those with standard SCS reported an average drop of three points. Pain scores remained low two years after treatment.

Research on conventional SCS found it tends to be more effective for leg than back pain. The HF10 treatment seems to be more effective for back pain.

The authors plan to study the use of HF10 for other chronic pain conditions.

The study was published in the October issue of Neurosurgery.

The study did not receive outside funding.

Several authors reported receiving grants or personal fees from Medtronic, which makes SCS devices, and from Nevro, which makes the HF10 SCS. These included Dr. Kapural, Dr. Cong Yu, Bradford E. Gliner, Dr. Ricardo Vallejo and Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan.

 

VigRx Plus Reviews: Faker or a Bangin’ Bed-Breaker?

As you start getting older, especially when you reach your 50s, parts of your body will stop functioning the way you want it to.

And more often than not, it always starts with your sex organs. May it be due to stress, hypertension or diabetes, your sex organs will not respond to stimuli as well as it used to.

This fact is doubly true for men. Symptoms like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are all too common once you cross 45.

And this is what makes many men go for male supplements like Viagra. But if you ask me, Viagra is pretty unsafe, and it’s definitely not good for your heart.

Take my uncle Remy for example; he almost went into cardiac arrest after he went on a course of Viagra to please his new 25-year-old wife.

Hence, to treat his erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual stamina he needed a safer alternative, and that was when he discovered VigRx Plus.

It worked wonders for him in just a few months. Here on DailyRxNews.com, we’ll find out if it can do the same for you as well.

About VigRx PLus.

This is a new and enhanced version of the VigRx supplement that has been around for over 15 years.

Back when the VigRx came out in 2002, not many were optimistic about its success rate, but in just a few years the supplement was able to surpass all expectations. This unprecedented success, as a result, led to the development in 2006.

And the company’s motto soon changed to ‘If a certain product’s formula works, then it’s definitely worth improving.’

VigRx Plus soon grew to be a much healthier alternative to Viagra. It’s significantly more effective and is able to deliver much more than what its competitors boast.

Here are some of the effects that Uncle Remy told me that it delivers on:

  • It guarantees bigger and stronger erections.
  • The erections last longer and prevents premature ejaculation.
  • Boosts sexual drive.
  • Improves stamina during sexual performance.
  • Makes orgasms much more powerful and enjoyable.

How does the VigRx Plus work?

Just like any other male enhancer, on the basic levels, VigRx Plus too works on the same principle of increasing the blood flow to the penis.

Without optimal levels of blood flow, it’s impossible to gain a hard and long-lasting erection. As simple as that may sound, for a male enhancer to effectively be able to make your body send the required amount of blood to the genitals is another ball game altogether.

Sure! With the help of today’s scientific technology, any manufacturer can come up with certain synthetic compounds to get the job done in a snap. But the health risks in achieving something like that is immense.

That is precisely why VigRx-Plus uses nothing but natural ingredients in its make. And according to Uncle Remy, though the pills might take some time to take effect, when the results finally show, they are absolutely amazing.  

He tells me that it’s sole purpose is to deliver more blood to the penis’ corpus cavernosa chambers. And this product will even make sure that the expansion of the chambers is not just balanced but stable as well.

As this will help in making the penis bigger, stronger and have a long lasting erection.

Generally, an erectile dysfunction entails that, these chambers are not being adequately filled up and expanded, leading to the penis remaining floppy. Uncle Remy suggests that VigRx Plus is indeed the permanent solution to these chamber expansions.

VigRX Plus over Viagra.

Well, we are all aware of the fact as to how risky viagra is for the human body especially for those who suffer from hypertension and COPDs.

And it doesn’t justify Viagra’s cause any further when you switch on the news or read a blog about how a man’s heart betrayed him in the middle of sex, just because his blood pressure couldn’t take all the Viagra that was running through his veins.

Viagra indeed does play a ‘potentially dangerous game with the blood vessels throughout your body.’

So to be on a Viagra course not only does your heart have to be on perfect condition, but a regular check at the clinic is necessary as well.

Hence, every time you take viagra it begs you to ask the question ‘is this going to be the last thing I do in my life’. Not much of a happy thought to take to your partner is t?

Because of this, the element of privacy about your personal life gets hampered, and your family and loved ones can get to learn about this difficult issue first-hand.

Additionally, like marijuana and alcohol viagra too has a tell. Taking Viagra will make you face flush, and your eyes bloodshot. Your blood vessels and pupils are definitely going to dilate, and though these effects may not stay for a considerable period of time, it’s long enough for those around you to find out.

Moreover, when the viagra effects finally start to wear off, you will feel exhausted and have a burning headache.

VigRx Plus is here to tell you that these risks aren’t worth it. And there is a much safer and alternate option to become sexually active again.

What About the VigRx Plus can be better?

Well, right of the bat, the most disappointing thing about this product is the price, which is rather high for a male supplement of its kind.

And unlike most of its competitors, it’s not available online, and the results take a considerable amount of time to kick in. This may turn off a lot of customers who are looking for an immediate and pocket-friendly product that can help them get back on the saddle.

Final Thought.

For Uncle Remy, VigRx was an amazing product that was able to turn his life around completely. The once anxious man filled with depression, is now happy, and brimming with positive energy.

Hope you enjoyed my guide today.

Till next time!

 

TestoGen Reviews: Is it the Ultimate Ripper for your Flanks?

When it comes to physical performance and virility; a lot of a man’s sexual drive has to do with maintaining the right amounts of testosterone in the body.

With the lack of this essential hormone, identifying one’s self as ‘masculine’ becomes progressively harder as the days go by.

You tend to feel more lethargic, and focusing on your day to day chores along with your profession gets significantly more difficult over time.

Because of my hypertension and type 2 diabetes, my testosterone levels were at an all-time low. I soon developed erectile dysfunction because of it. Needless to say, my marriage started to fail, and my lack of focus almost cost me my job.

Hence, to get my male hormones back in balance I tried out a lot of male boosting products, but they seemed to do more harm than good in the long run.

It wasn’t until I stumbled upon TestoGen that I started to get some long term positive result.

Hello! This is Kenneth, and today I would like to talk to you about a product that I am confident will suit your needs the same way it suited mine.

So what exactly is TestoGen?

If I were to summarize the product in a few words, then the best way to put it would be to say that TestoGen is a ‘male supplement that is designed to increase the production of free testosterone in the body.’

And unlike most of its competitors, this product is entirely made out natural ingredients which are uniquely combined to make the whole process as effective as possible.

The ingredients are scientifically proven to aid in the process of testosterone creation as well. This makes the product rather trustworthy, and its natural build doesn’t allow it to have many side-effects.  

And contrary to popular belief, which doesn’t see the need of using testosterone boosters as a daily supplement, the requirement for using such products increases as one gets older.

This is because, as you get older, the production level of testosterone in your body gradually decreases. So, not just for physical ailments such as diabetes, but for old age too, testosterone boosters are something that should be implemented in our daily diet.  

Additionally, studies have also shown that testosterone boosters are beneficial for young athletes and gymnasts as well. As testosterone levels tend to affect male psyche, it’s vital in keeping the athlete calm, collected and confident before any professional event.

How does TestoGen work?

To increase the levels of testosterone in my body, TestoGen started out first by improving my overall metabolism. Its blend of naturally acquired vital nutrients makes my body use up the excess fat, produce more energy for the cells and as a result regulate the hormonal levels in the body.

After using the product for a few weeks, I noticed significant changes in my overall constitution; it helped me to:

  • Burn the excess fat in my body without having to make me work harder for it. Just a little bit of cardio in the morning did the trick.
  • After just 3 weeks, my skin felt progressively tighter, and my complexion got a lot fairer.
  • Feeling much more energetic throughout the day was one of the major highlights of the product. I felt younger, and I had increased stamina and vigor in bed.
  • My mind was able to relax more; I didn’t feel as stressed as I used to before and my sleep patterns improved. I am getting more deep sleep now.
  • My sexual desire got a significant boost. Not only were my erections harder and more stable, but I lasted longer as well. I wasn’t prematurely ejaculating anymore.
  • My muscles looked and felt progressively more toned. I had significant muscle bulk near my biceps and quads. I got an overall improvement in muscle recovery as well.

For aging men above the 40-45-year-old threshold, taking the supplement can considerably better their lifestyle. It’s bound to ‘reinvigorate and bring back the strength and excitements of life.’

Dosage

I would recommend that you follow the directions that are on the bottle or what your physician prescribes you. For me, it was 4 capsules daily, one after every meal. As each bottle contains 120 pills, it should last you about 1 month before needing a refill.

Side Effects

Unlike most of its competition, TestoGen is a not a steroid, and it’s completely made out of natural ingredients. This makes it not have any side effects whatsoever, but I would still suggest that you consult a physician before starting on this course.

Allergic reactions can be expected if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients used in the product. It’s always safe to thoroughly read the ingredients list before taking the pills.

Taking more than the recommended amount is unwise as well, for too much testosterone in the body can cause specific ailments like headache, high blood pressure, and a mild stroke.

It’s also better to avoid this product if you’re below the age of 20 unless you are born with a hormonal deficit.

What about the TestoGen can be improved?

One of the major complaints that customers have about this product is the dosage amount. Having 4 pills every day is quite a considerable amount for anyone to keep track of, and forgetting to take a pill every now and then is a common occurrence that puts a lot of customers off.

Additionally, compared to the high number of pills taken a week, the product still takes a significant amount of time to show results. So, for customers who are looking for an immediate fix to their problems, this product can indeed be a no go.

Final Thoughts.

For me, TestoGen was a lifesaver in so many ways. It made my life significantly better, and not only did it cure me of my hypertension and lethargy, but it brought me out of a constant sense of nervousness and anxiety as well.

And even though it might take some time to show effects, when the results finally start to come, it’s worth all the patience and dedication.

Hope you enjoyed my review today.

Till next time!

Crazy Bulk Reviews: Chicken Food or Crazy Good?

Let’s face it. When we see a magnificently ripped gym body, do we really think about the kind of time, patience and dedication that goes into creating it, rather than inching it up with our senses first?

Apart from missing those passionate nights licking their favorite ice-creams and crying tears of salad juice over the loss, body-builders do have to put up with an insane amount of hard work to get a body that attracts more than just food.

And, more often than not this could lead to people cracking under pressure and desperately trying to seek a “short-cut” such as steroids that cause immense harm to the body than ever doing any good.

However, one very popular “steroid alternative” that has been doing the rounds for quite a while now is the Crazy Bulk gym supplement. It has been known to bring some amazing results to a lot of its users.

Although people are really excited to reap the steroid-like benefits of this supposedly steroid-less formula, we often find ourselves asking if these claims are well substantiated.

Well, hello! I’m Kenneth. And lucky for you now, that I have tested Crazy Bulk for myself and have come to tell you all about it today!

About Crazy Bulk

It is a brand of “natural steroid alternatives” that was launched in 2004 and has since been considered a potent bulking formula for gym goers. You could get this without a prescription.

It is known to help in promoting muscular growth by “bulking,” “cutting” and “improving” your lean muscle mass, along with increasing your overall stamina.

It brings you a range of legal, natural steroid-alternatives that are designed to provide you with the effects of actual steroids with none of their harmful impacts on your health.

The entire range of Crazy Bulk

It presents a range of supplements aimed to “cut” and “bulk-up” your lean muscles:

The Bulking stack offered by the brand includes:

  • D-Bal (alternative to Dianabol)
  • Decaduro (alternative to Deca Durabolin)
  • Trenorol (alternative Trenbolone)
  • Testo-max (alternative Sustanon)

The Cutting stack includes:

  • Anvarol (alternative to Anavar)
  • Testo-max (alternative to Sustanon)
  • Clenbutrol (alternative to Clenbuterol)
  • Winsol (alternative to Winstrol)

The Strengthening stack offers

  • Testo-max (Sustanon alternative)
  • Trenorol ( Trenbolone alternative)
  • Anvarol (Anavar alternative)
  • D-Bal (Dianabol alternative)

And, finally, the Growth Hormone stack from the brand includes:

  • HGH-X2
  • Decaduro (Deca Durabolin alternative)
  • D-Bal (Dianabol alternative)
  • Testo-max (Sustanon alternative)
  • Clenbutrol (Clenbuterol alternative)

What made me choose the product?

Needless to say what a job at the IT sector could do to your personal time, well, it really meant the end of all of my personal dreams and aspirations to a large extent. Not only could I not have any time for pursuing anything I wished for, but I also couldn’t be there for my family.

Add to that a medical history of slogging ahead with diabetes. Needless to say, it didn’t help at all with life.

The only thing that had driven me to work and focus on having a healthy existence was my interest to stay healthy and have the kind of body that could withstand such onslaughts.

With such a vision, I remained true to my passion for staying fit as much as I could and worked out dedicatedly to gain in terms of muscle mass. I desperately wanted to burn all the nasty fat that such a diabetic and sedentary lifestyle at the desk piled on me.

But since I could only manage to hit the gym for only a couple of times in a week, the results, consequently couldn’t be the kind I had been rooting for.

And in such a situation where social obligations were way more than the scope of working towards staying healthy, one could only do so much to pull their body into shape.

And therefore, I started looking up gym supplements and many such formulas that would help me with muscle growth and get my stamina back.

However, I was well aware of the damage that steroid-related products could cause to your body and had always been strictly against such malpractices even for the sake of having a drool-worthy body.

And, since, it’s common knowledge that most of these products are nothing more than baseless fads, doing more harm than nothing at all, I found myself stuck in an endless loop trying to substantiate their claims.

But luckily for me, things were going to change pretty soon…

My experience with Crazy Bulk

So, it was around the time I was dwindling in an endless dilemma of opting for enhancers, that one of my fellow gym mates suggested Crazy Bulk’s supplement range for me.

Since I was into building my body, I was mainly interested in the effects of D-bal and HGH-X2, that were both potent steroid alternatives for muscle growth and build-up. These and many more contained in these CrazyBulk supplements are known to provide you with all the benefits of steroids minus any of their harmful effects.

Therefore, over the course of approximately 6-8 months, I mainly took the following supplements:

  • D-Bal
  • Trenorol
  • Anvarol
  • HGH-X2
  • DecaDuro
  • Clenbutrol
  • Winsol
  • Gynectrol

The results that I got after the mentioned duration of time were nothing short of a miracle. I gained around 3 to 4 and a half pounds over this period in pure muscle mass. My stamina level skyrocketed, and I could do way more than just kiss my wife goodnight under the sheets… if you catch my drift.

I feel way more confident, positive and happy with how my life is right now, and I couldn’t have asked for a more potent formula.

And, in this review, I’m going to break each of these down for you to understand how the Crazy Bulk supplements work in the body to facilitate muscle growth.


  1. D-Bal

D-bal is a steroid alternative created to imitate the powerful effects of Dianabol or Methandrostenolone, which is one of the most common steroids used for muscle-building. It comes without any of the side-effects of Dianabol.

It is strategically developed to help the body in burning fat, improve strength and accelerate muscle-growth by aiding and stimulating protein-synthesis.

It improves the “essential nitrogen retention process” of the body, creating the perfect anabolic condition required for protein-synthesis and “optimal muscle growth.” It also strengthens the body and helps you to achieve a fantastic muscle mass.

Dosage

The bottle contains 30 pills with the recommended dose being that of 3 pills a day.

Take these 3 pills with water within 45 minutes after you finish your workouts. It will generally take around 2 months to show effects. It is advisable for you to pair proper training and diet with all of these supplements.


  1. Trenorol

Trenorol is designed to mimic the “androgenic effects” of Trenbolone, which is yet another widely used steroid. It, also, increases the nitrogen-retentive capacity of your muscles, which is a fundamental nutrient for facilitating the synthesis of protein. It provides more protein to the cells “to use as a building block.”

It provides “extra oxygen to your muscles,” required for immense muscle power and strength during physical training.

It aims to increase the count of red blood cells in the body, preventing water-retention, thus, giving you a solid, well-defined look.

Trenorol helps to give you impressive muscle gain, strength, and power, improving your overall physical form and facilitate faster healing.

Dosage

You’re required to take 3 pills each day. You can take them with water within 45 minutes before you start working out.


  1. Anvarol

This potent natural steroid alternative imitates all the benefits of well-known anabolic steroid, Anavar, whose “main function is to improve your energy and strength by stimulating the generation of phosphocreatine in your muscles.”

This is an ideal solution for bodybuilders who are looking to incorporate a cutting cycle in their regimen.

An essential power-source that ensures a steady boost and supply of energy to your muscles, especially during intense workouts is Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. But, under normal circumstances, you could only have so much of this compound to last you a few moments.

Higher levels of ATP stimulates the phosphocreatine process which in turn capacitates your body and muscles to increase its ATP levels.

And this is precisely what Anvarol, which is an alternative for Anavar Oxandrolone, does for you.

It helps eliminate fat and prevent water-retention during extensive cutting cycles to give you a lean, attractive and well-defined body.

Dosage

You’re required to take 3 pills with water within 15 minutes before starting with your exercises.


  1. HGH-X2

This is a brilliant HGH (human growth hormone) releaser that stimulates the pituitary gland to generate more of it into the bloodstream. This helps to give you lean muscle tissues, swift burning of fat and a faster recovery time for your muscles.

HGH is a powerful anabolic hormone that can provide substantial muscle gains, reduce fat and improve protein synthesis if utilized correctly by the body.

Although HGH levels decrease as we grow older, the production of HGH can be sustained and boosted with the help of a particular group of amino acids.

HGH-X2 Somatropin has been shown to significantly increase the production of HGH in your body, aiding your system in the quick burning of fat and shortening the recovery time after your workout sessions.

Dosage

You’re supposed to take 2 pills a day of this supplement with water, within 20 minutes before you have your breakfast. It is strictly advisable for you to follow the instructions for workout and non-workout days.


  1. DecaDuro

DecaDuro by Crazy Bulk is an absolutely safe and legal natural alternative to one of the most widely-known steroids used by young powerlifters and bodybuilders: Deca-Durabolin.

The formula is specially created to increase the body’s capacity for retaining nitrogen and, increase red blood cell count and accelerate the synthesis of proteins, thus providing you with significant muscle gain and great strength.

It helps capacitate your muscles to retain more nitrogen, facilitating protein synthesis. It helps to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood that allows you to workout longer and harder and prevents water-retention, thus providing you with a sharp and attractive physique.

It also provides the immense benefit of “collagen-synthesis” that strengthens your tendons and ligaments. It also relieves joint pains that may result from repetitive and rigorous exercises.

Dosage

The recommended dosage for this supplement is 2 pills each day, which you should take with water within 45 minutes before you start working out.


  1. Clenbutrol

Clenbutrol is designed to mimic the “performance-enhancing” and highly “thermogenic” properties of Clenbuterol, a steroid that is hailed as a dynamic weight loss solution.

It is a safe alternative to this steroid and can significantly help the body in burning fat and boost cardiovascular performance by “stimulating oxygen transportation” throughout your body.

It increases your BMR or the Basal Metabolic Rate in your body, which in turn coerces your body to use the stored fat as an energy source for all your workout-related requirements.

This causes your body to rapidly lose all that unwanted fat, and as a result, you end up with an attractive, ripped body!

And, it also enhances the oxygen flow in your blood that enhances your cardiovascular performance, enabling you to workout for greater lengths of time.

Dosage

You’re required to take 2 pills of this each day with water, within 45 minutes before starting your workouts.


  1. Gynectrol

Gynectrol is a “synergistic formula” that helps to target and eliminate the root cause of gynecomastia by altering and resetting the imbalanced hormonal levels and burning unwanted chest fat.

Man-boobs or breasts are a result of too much estrogen and not enough testosterone in the body that leads to the development of excessive fatty tissues over your pectoral muscles.

To get rid of them, not only does the body need to lose fat but also have the correct hormonal level to regulate such developments. And, gynectrol brings you exactly what’s needed for efficiently eliminating gynecomastia without the hassles of needles or prescriptions.

Dosage

Take 2 pills with water approximately 20 minutes before breakfast. Pair it up with the required workout regimen and diet. It generally takes about 3 months to show results.


  1. Winsol

Winsol is a safe and legal alternative for the popular bodybuilding steroid: Stanozolol or Winstrol. This is used by bodybuilders mainly during expansive cutting cycles. It enhances the retentive capacity of lean muscles and can be used by both men and women for its benefits.

This increases your strength and performance to a great extent without you having to rely on steroids. It will eliminate issues of water-retention in the body and burn fat, thus providing you with hard and sharp lean muscles.

Dosage

Take 3 pills with water during your main meal regularly. Continue it for 2 months to get maximum benefits. Couple it with your personalized workout regimen and a balanced diet for optimum results.


Side Effects

All Crazy Bulk supplements are manufactured in cGMP facilities in the United States.

Although there have been no known side-effects reported by its users, it is mandatory for you to consult a physician before starting with this supplement.

Do not consume it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the products.

“The proper use of these solutions up to 8 weeks can be treated as safe”. However, any far-reaching adverse effect is yet to be determined via thorough research in this field.

Some components such as creatine can cause stomach pains, muscle cramping, diarrhea, and nausea if taken in doses “exceeding certain levels.”

Legality of Crazy Bulk

The manufacturers of Crazy Bulk supplements claim to provide a 100% natural, steroid-free and legal formulation through their brand. However, you won’t get a complete ingredient list on the supplements. Since this may raise crucial questions regarding the authenticity and reliability of the products, you should always be informed of the potential effects of 2 types of steroids.

Anabolic steroids

These are the anabolic-androgenic type of steroids that “represent the synthetic alternative to the male sex hormone: Testosterone.” Regular use of these can cause an increase in your overall muscle mass and body strength.

However, the side effects of these steroids generally include high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, decreased hormone levels, acne, agitation, adverse effects to sexual and mental health and many more such harmful impacts. This is why these substances can’t be obtained without a prescription.

Steroid Precursors

These are the substances that are converted into steroids by the body itself, once introduced in the system.

The only legal steroid in this entire group is DHEA.

What could have been better?

For starters, you do not get a complete list of the ingredients contained within these supplements. This can raise valid doubts in the minds of the user regarding product authenticity and reliability.

Also, you do have to take a truckload of pills of a single product a day for a substantial period of time to see visible results. One could easily forget and miss out the dosage if there are a lot of pills involved to take in a single day. I wish it had a lesser dosage and also took a lesser amount of time to show its effects.

It is quite an expensive range of supplements that could be a bit tricky to manage especially when you have to use it for a considerable period of time.

Final Thoughts

So, this was my entire review of Crazy Bulk’s range of supplements. Apart from a few flaws, the formula had indeed been “crazy good” for me.

I still take the supplements and have been immensely benefited by them in every way: physically, mentally and sexually.

And, I absolutely recommend this to anybody who is looking for a valid steroid alternative rather than opting for the dangerous needle.

Take care!