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  • Estrogens in Food: Cause for Concern?

    For male bodybuilders, estrogen has acquired an unsavory reputation. Often referred to as a “female sex hormone,” estrogen is in fact...

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 13, 2013
  • Can You Grow Muscle From Anabolic Plants?

    If you ask a scientist whether plants contain natural forms of testosterone, you will likely be told that they do not....

    Jerry BrainumJanuary 4, 2013
  • Steroid Machines Inside Muscles

    Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, is the most abundant circulating androgen in the blood—with 100-times-higher levels than any other circulating steroid, including testosterone...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 7, 2012
  • Testosterone Booster With Estrogen Control

    More testosterone? Yes, please. Bodybuilders know that more T equals a rise in strength and size, so optimizing your levels makes...

    Steve HolmanNovember 1, 2012
  • Q&A: When did you first come across anabolic steroids?

    Q: When did you first come across anabolic steroids? A: I started bodybuilding in 1972 at age 14. I started at...

    Stuart McRobertOctober 12, 2012
  • Cell Phones and Testosterone

    Your cell phone may be draining your testosterone. Does that surprise you? Most likely the cause is a combination of radiation...

    Charles PoliquinOctober 8, 2012
  • Testosterone Effects

    We all know of the potent anabolic effects of testosterone. They were demonstrated more than 70 years ago but were nevertheless...

    Jerry BrainumSeptember 7, 2012
  • Chrysin: A New T-Booster?

    In the May ’96 issue of Muscle Media 2000, the late Dan Duchaine, known as the “steroid guru,” discussed a substance...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 23, 2012
  • Are Postworkout Carbs Necessary?

    Carbohydrates are the preferred energy food source for the human body. All the carbs we eat are converted into the only...

    Jerry BrainumJune 3, 2012
  • T-Booster?

    Regular readers of this column know that I have discussed various herbal substances that are reputed to boost testosterone. Most of...

    Jerry BrainumMay 20, 2012
  • Steroids: Instant Results for the Right-Now Generation

    I had just finished up the first exercise of my back workout, barbell rows, when a young guy walked up to...

    Ron HarrisMay 17, 2012
  • Growth Hormone, Steroids and Diabetes

    If you check the medical literature for side effects of growth hormone use, you’ll note that diabetes often makes the list....

    Jerry BrainumMay 5, 2012
  • Not Killing You Softly

    Anabolic steroid use is demonized in the media, primarily because it’s considered morally unethical in sports. That judgment implies that anabolic...

    Jerry BrainumApril 6, 2012
  • Testosterone-Replacement Therapy Resource

    Q: I’m over 50 and have no energy. My doctor says I have low testosterone. I’ve seen commercials for testosterone-replacement therapy....

    Charles PoliquinMarch 16, 2012
  • Giving Drugs Too Much Power

    Information and education can be a double-edged sword. When I started training in the early 1980s, I had never heard of...

    Ron HarrisMarch 8, 2012