A competing bodybuilder I know for many years mailed me that he was using oxandrolone in his preparation. He heard that someone had analysed the brand he used and that it contained stanozolol instead of oxandrolone.

Omega 3 supplements and cod liver oil are taken by millions of people every day as it has been suggested they are good for the heart, brain and joints, and the capsules are thought to work by improving the health of blood vessels, lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation. Fish oil is the third most widely used supplement in the United States, with around 10 percent of Americans taking it regularly — often for the perceived benefit to cardiovascular health. Sales were about $1 billion in 2012.

Many iron warriors ask themselves if the use of anabolic steroids will shorten their lifespan. Or maybe prolong their lifespan. Is there any scientific research that could answer this question?

First if you ask someone this question, most people will first think of bodybuilders, because the (ab)use of anabolic androgenic steroids is inextricably linked to bodybuilders. Slowly the general population realizes that a big part of gymgoers and athletes uses AAS and not only for athletic purposes (doping) but also for cosmetic reasons. Is the use of anabolic steroids as dangerous as many officials want us to believe?

Prasterone (DHEA)

the resurrection of a depreciated pro-hormone

When testosterone precursors were at the height of their popularity, several studies were published on the effect of DHEA supplementation and its relative androstenedione on body composition, but the results were inconclusive. Many supplement companies sold it as “the fountain of Youth” and as a miracle juice for bodybuilders, of course many users were disappointed. Nevertheless DHEA retains its popularity. Many users are convinced of DHEA's powers of rejuvenation.

Franco Columbu

Many people liked the way the bodybuilders from the seventies looked. Most of them where seen as hero’s. And after the movie “Pumping Iron” the bodybuilding virus spread like wildfire. Nowadays you see that part of the present bodybuilding community would like to see those days returning. The other part of the community, mostly very young, likes the modern version of freaky physiques.

On the forums you can read the pro and cons of the “Golden Era” of bodybuilding compared to modern bodybuilding. We all know that bodybuilding is an evolving sport. It didn’t start in the golden era, or the seventies, if you like. And in those years many people didn’t like what happened either. Fact is that many of the trainings protocols, the diets and yes the old drug protocols, originated from that era.

Tongkat Ali raises testosterone levels in men over-fifties, it has a muscle building effect and it is a respected aphrodisiac. Its logical that many men want to buy/try this herbal compound. In this blog post I will try to show you how difficult it is to buy a real effective Tongkat ali herbal supplement and why.

Metformin (Glucopage) is a wonderful drug that bodybuilders use for a very long time, nothing very spectacular just another drug in the bodybuilders toolbox. I wrote a few times before about this drug, in 2012 about its potential to burn fat and in general in 2014.

But this drug is studied intensively and in 2015 this article in The Telegraph increased the interest in Metformins ability to increase life-span and improve quality of life.

Yohimbe, found in the bark of the evergreen tree (pausinystalia johimbe) and is indigenous to central and western Africa. Its appearance is most prevalent in the Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Gabon. It has gained much popularity, not only as a treatment for impotence, but also as an effective tool for decreasing body fat. In 1938, the principal alkaloid yohimbine was discovered to be the active component responsible for most of the effects of the yohimbe bark. This compound has now been isolated and is sold as both an aphrodisiac and fat loss aid. Although yohimbine is the most important constituent in yohimbe, it is likely that it contains 31 other yohimbine alkaloids that can be present in herbal yohimbe preparations. Some of these have different and unknown selectivity’s and potencies and effects, at the adrenergic receptors, in addition, these preparations vary greatly from brand to brand and even from batch to batch, as no standardization for extraction exists. In fact, an investigation found that most over the counter preparations have little to no actual yohimbine.

A painkiller (also called pain killers, pain medications, pain relievers) and medically known as an analgesic is defined as a drug used to relieve pain, or achieve analgesia, by blocking pain signals going to the brain or by interfering with the brain's interpretation of the signals. There are basically two kinds painkillers or analgesics: non-narcotic and narcotic.

“Testosterone boosters” are very popular in the supplement industry, basically because people that work for this industry, start raving reviews on the discussion forums, mostly other so called reps reply and agree with the poster. And because most forums are receiving money from those supplement companies they don’t ban these scams. The same is true for all muscle magazines. Just think of them without all those ridiculous adds.