Dr Scott Connelly Progenex

First off, let me start by saying that in no way will we attack other products. We think Progenex tastes good, and that their early formulation was quite novel in its approach. That said, their formulation has changed significantly since its inception. One could merely search Dr. Scott Connelly and Progenex lawsuit online to understand what has happened. I met Scott on several occasions during my ten years in the supplement industry, and although he was a social misfit, he...

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Vitamin D Aromatase Inhibitor

According to an animal and cell study that endocrinologists at Stanford University published in Endocrinology, the active form of vitamin D – calcitriol – is an anti-oestrogen. The study is interesting for bodybuilders too, as the anti-estrogenic effect of vitamin D is expressed mostly in the fat tissue. What’s more, vitamin D enhances the effect of anti-oestrogens like anastrozole, letrozole and exemestane. The researchers want to know whether dietary changes can reduce...

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Massularia Acuminata

The reason that supplements manufacturers are so interested in extracts of plants such as Massularia acuminata is the following: the market for designer steroids is under threat. For years supplements makers have trawled the biochemical literature in search of interesting but hitherto unmarketed oral anabolic steroid hormones, which they then added to their products. These were of course forbidden in the EU, but even there they found their way to adventurous consumers via...

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Chris Navoy

Chris Navoy Sentenced for Research Chemical and Conversion Kit Sales Christian Navoy was sentenced to 27 months in prison, 3 years probation and ordered to forfeit assets worth almost $2 million dollars by U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield on March 31, 2009. Navoy operated a research chemical company that sold bodybuilding ancillary products. Navoy pleaded guilty to a single count of “conspiracy to introduce misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, to sell drug...

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Anthony Roberts Steroids

Anthony Roberts has been researching anabolic steroids for over a decade and is the author of the new book, Anabolic Steroids: Ultimate Research Guide . He began his research at the age of seventeen while he was a competitive martial artist, ultimately winning a silver medal in his state martial arts tournament in the black belt division. His firsthand experience in steroids began after he switched sports and began playing rugby, in which he ultimately made two consecutive...

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Pre Workout and Weed

David Johnson (not his real name) was one of the premier bodybuilders of the mid-to-late 1960s. Although he did use drugs, such as anabolic steroids, to win many of his titles, later in his career he disavowed the use of most drugs with one notable exception. Johnson had a preworkout ritual that he claimed allowed him to train more intensely and concentrate more effectively throughout his training session. What was his secret? The enigmatic root of his preworkout ritual...

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Spiral of Denial

Matt has become a contributor here on the blog and I enjoy the work he has done not only for The Concussion Blog but for everyone. It’s not a secret that a bit of Matt goes a long way, to say he is opinionated would be a complete understatement. Matt has very valuable insight into many things; performance enhancing drugs (his book Spiral of Denial is a must read), catastrophic injuries and concussions. He has lived all of them, making what he has to say valuable. Just like...

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Samir Bannout Diet

Three months before Christmas 1983, Samir Bannout flexed his “decorated” lumbar region in Munich, West Germany, for the IFBB Mr. Olympia judges. Since then, the high definition found in a muscular lower back has been called a “Christmas tree”. Known as the “Lion of Lebanon” because of his birthplace (Beirut, Lebanon), Samir roared into America in 1974 and settled first in Detroit. In that city, he was crowned 1978 Mr. Michigan. In 1979, he won the Best in the World event...

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Melanin Libido

Does the word “melanotan” ring a word? What about melanotan I or II? Surely, you must have heard or read about it somewhere, somehow! For starters, melanotan is actually a peptide, a tanning peptide to be exact. It is a popular type of peptide that helps increase your body’s ability to produce more melanin – a substance that actually gives the skin a deep tan. Melanin is your body’s protection against the harmful rays of the sun, specifically ultraviolet (UV) rays. This...

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