Hardcore Dieting

I found
this articlethe other day and thought I would share. I found it to be a good
read. Looks like a modified Dan D. Body Opus Diet. I am going to start ths diet
o Sunday and have a few questions, please read and hel if you can.

1) Do you use the INSULIN every Sunday after your last carb-up meal to return
your body into Ketosis or just the first week??

2) I also need clarification on this part of the article:

Week Two: Begin using Phenyltropic PPA on Monday at one tab/day and work up to
three tabs/day.*

Week
Three: Continue as outlined above making Sunday the Humulin R insulin day with
no Phenyltropic PPA.

Question: Do you use the INSULIN on week 2 and why do you stop the ECA stach
after 1 week?

The Phenyltropic PPA/Humulin R Cutting Stack is the ultimate HARDCORE diet and
contest prep stack designed specifically to give you supreme definition, razor
sharp cuts, and extraordinary vascularity in the shortest period of time. In
this you will find EXCLUSIVE INSIDER TIPS on maximizing your definition and
cuts with the use of insulin and other radical diet drugs like clenbuterol,
cytomel, tiratricol, Synthroid, and Phenyltropic PPA. You will also find
militant diet information for transforming your physique.

Phenyltropic PPA/Humulin R Cutting Stack. The potent stack combines four drugs
for maximum results: Humulin R (insulin), DL Norephedrine HCl, Caffeine, and
Yohimbine HCl. The good news is that you can get them without a
prescriptionyou’ll learn about a radical diet and a truly aggressive hardcore
drug combination that is frequently used by the pros for contest preparation.
We also profile six other not-so-legal diet drugs. Forget those herbal,
non-drug based diet products. This is where the real action is. There is no
better way to get them ripped and into contest ready shape than the use of a
modified ketogenic diet. In fact, when helping a bodybuilder get ready for a
contest, I will not work with him until he is in the metabolic state called
ketosis. This state is the point at which the body burns fats for fuel in the
absence of carbohydrates. A high fat diet you ask-won’t that make me fat? The
answer is YES. If you do not restrict carbohydrates, perhaps there is no better
way of getting fat. The answer is NO if you restrict your carbohydrates to the
point that your body makes the metabolic shift from burning carbohydrates for
its daily energy needs to burning fat. This metabolic shift occurs when your
blood sugar levels drop below normal and your body starts converting fatty
acids into what is called ketones or fractured fats. At this point your body
will burn those ketones as its primary energy source. More on this in a moment,
let’s first take a look at the problems with traditional low-fat diets,
especially when used by people who are not fat (i.e. athletes) in order to
better understand the exclusive benefits to the high fat, low carbohydrate
ketogenic diet.

Traditional Low fat diets:

Low fat diets make the body’s metabolism lazy. The body will prefer to get all
of its energy requirements from glycogen (carbohydrates) than from the body’s
fat reserves.

Low fat sends the body into starvation mode, it tries to hold on to body fat,
and will burn muscle instead.

When carbohydrate stores are exhausted the body will burn protein before switching
to fat.

Carbohydrates increase serotonin levels and cause sleepiness.

Carbs cause insulin swings that cause the body to deposit unburned carbs as
body fat.

Protein supplements are needed for the bodybuilder on a low fat diet.

Low-fat foods are much more expensive than the conventional version and contain
more “chemistry” i.e. are highly processed.

The high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet:

Increases lean body mass without steroids while dieting.

Maximizes the bodybuilding effects of your own hormones such as testosterone,
insulin, and natural GH (growth hormone).

Lowers cortisol levels resulting in reduced catabolism or muscle breakdown.

Increases energy level compared to low-fat diets.

Decreases body fat without sacrificing lean mass: lose 90% fat and only 10%
muscle vs. the 60% fat and 40% muscle loss of other diets.

Burning fat is less efficient which results in an ever increased metabolic
rate.

Plentiful supply of protein-found in all the meat that is consumed.

This diet makes an excellent base for using additional “tricks” that
stimulate metabolism and burn additional body fat. Drugs like clenbuterol,
Cytomel, Synthroid, Phenyltropic PPA and even caffeine become more effective.

Before explaining how a ketogenic diet works there are three things many
dieters do to get ready.

First of all, before you start on this diet, many athletes get a physical
including blood work. Among other things, this gives you a baseline cholesterol
level. Knowing that your cholesterol levels are healthy at the start of a high
fat diet is a good safety precaution. PLEASE NOTE: This diet is controversial
and should not be used by pregnant women.

Second, to achieve goal results on a ketogenic diet, or any diet for that
matter, it is important to determine how many calories you eat each day? To
best answer this question you need to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
and your Active Metabolic Rate (AMR.) Your BMR is the number of calories your
body needs to sustain basic body functions while at rest. This means if you
have a BMR of 2000 calories, you need to take in this many calories each day to
simply maintain your body weight if you were to spend the whole day at rest.
Your AMR is the amount of calories your body needs to sustain basic functions
plus the calories needed to perform at your average daily activity level. If
you eat more calories than your AMR then you will gain weight, if you eat less
calories than your AMR then you will lose weight. It is that simple.

2. Calculating caloric intake based on your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your
Active Metabolic Rate (AMR).

Here is the basic formula for calculating your BMR and AMR. (Do not worry if
this looks hard, an easy way follows.)

Women:

655 + [4.36 x Weight (lbs.)] + [4.32 x Height (inches)] – (4.7 x Age) = your
BMR

Men:

66 + (6.22 x Weight (lbs.)] + [12.7 x Height (inches)] – (6.8 x Age) = your BMR

Next, to determine the amount of total calories your active body needs or its
AMR simply multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor listed below.

Lightly active (normal, everyday activities)…BMR x 1.3 = Maintenance Calorie
Level

Moderately active (exercise 3 to 4 times a week)…BMR x 1.4 = Maintenance
Calorie Level

Very active (exercise more than 4 times a week)…BMR x 1.6 = Maintenance
Calorie Level

Extremely active (exercise 6 to 7 times a week for more than 1 hour
duration)…BMR x 1.8 = Maintenance Calorie Level

Interestingly, simply by changing from a lightly active lifestyle to a very
active lifestyle you can increase your caloric intake by 24% (about 500
calories).

Once you’ve completed the above calculations you should cut your AMR by 15% and
consume this number of calories in total each day while on the ketogenic diet.

For a quick and easy way to calculate all that, here’s a web site that will do
the math for you: http://tqd.advanced.org/10991/german/bmr.html

The third thing to do before you begin is to purchase Ketostix from your local
pharmacy. They are found behind the pharmacy counter, but you do not need a
prescription to purchase them. These sticks are traditionally used by diabetics
to measure the amount of ketones in their urine and are an intrigal part of a
successful ketogenic diet, but more on this later.

How a ketogenic diet works:

This diet starts at around 6-8 p.m. on Sunday night with a meal of
carbohydrates and lasts until the following weekend (approximately 5-7 days).
This Sunday night meal should be made up of simple carbs like breakfast cereal
or fruit and no fats. Complex carbs like pasta, bread, or rice should be avoided
as they take a long time for your body to break down and use as fuel. We want
carbs that are easily available to the body in order to create an insulin spike
prior to the beginning of the diet. This insulin spike will allow the body to
lower blood sugar levels and enter ketosis more efficiently once you begin the
high fat, low carb portion of the diet.

Following this final high carb meal and lasting until you enter ketosis, you
need to eat about 75 to 80% of your daily calories from fat and 20% to 25%
daily calories from protein. This very high fat intake is necessary to enter
ketosis as quickly as possible so that you can begin the fat burning process.
If the protein amounts are too high, then the body might not be able to make
the required metabolic shift to producing ketones. More importantly, you must
not eat more than 15-20 grams of carbs during this period. This means that you
can eat no more than 3-4 grams of carbs per meal spread out between 5-6 meals
per day. Eating 20 grams of carbs per day is fine, but eating all 20 grams of
carbs at once will definitely bring you out of ketosis.

You may be asking yourself what kinds of food can be eaten on this diet that
are high in fat and also contain no carbs. Unfortunately, the menu on this diet
is very limited. Few foods contain near zero carbs. Fortunately, you can eat
any combination of ground beef, prime rib, and sirloin steaks, which all
contain high amounts of fat with zero carbs as long as you eat hem without
breading or sauces. Chicken with the skin on is also a good choice. This is
also your chance to eat Buffalo Wings with blue cheese and even McDonald’s beef
patties without the bread or condiments. You will definitely have to be careful
at restaurants because you never know exactly how the food is prepared. Eggs
are good while on a ketogenic diet; they have less than 1 gram of carbs per
egg, but be careful with any dairy products like processed cheeses, which often
contain 2-3 grams of carbs per slice. Other foods like sausage, pork, flounder,
cheddar cheese, tuna, and butter have near-zero carbs and are high in fat.
Green vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, and celery are great as they are made
up of mostly water and contain near-zero carbs. When it comes to food choices
the bottom line is that you have to read nutrition labels. If you are not sure
if the food contains carbs simply don’t eat it.

In terms of training it would be great if you could do aerobics and weight
train with the same energy and intensity as you would with carbohydrates in your
system. Unfortunately you cannot. When your body is in a state of ketosis, you
will probably feel a little lethargic, especially the first week. This doesn’t
mean that you should stop aerobic activity or weight training-just lower the
intensity. Limit aerobics to 2 days per week on an empty stomach first thing in
the morning. Limit weight training to 2 or 3 days during the week on nonaerobic
days. You should train big muscle groups like legs, back, and/or chest on
Monday when you still might have stored glycogen in your muscles. Save the
small muscle groups like arms, shoulders, and calves for Tuesday or Wednesday.

By about Wednesday your body should be in ketosis. This means that there will
be detectable ketone bodies present in your urine, which you can measure with a
Ketostix. Remember, the darker the shade of purple on the stick, the deeper you
are in ketosis. Most people will reach only the moderate level (pink to light
purple) while others will be able to get into deep ketosis more easily. Once you
are in at least moderate ketosis it is o.k. to up your protein intake to 35-40%
of your daily calories. Fat intake should be between 60-65% with less than 5%
from carbs. For a person who is eating between 2400-2700 cal/day this would
translate into no more than 30 grams of carbs per day. Again remember, it is
important that the carbs be spread throughout the day to not bring you out of
your ketogenic state. I also recommend that you check the Ketostixs at least
twice a day once they show that you are in ketosis. This will allow you to do
some damage control by eating almost all of your calories from fat if you’ve
made a mistake and start to come out of ketosis.

On Saturday or Sunday, you will be ready to begin the fun part of the diet, the
carb up! In order to achieve the best results, you need to deplete the muscles
of glycogen with a full body circuit workout on Friday in order to prep them
for maximum carb absorption on the weekend. This means that you have to do a
few sets of exercises for all of your muscle groups in one exhaustive workout.
Use lightweights and high repetitions on all exercises with as much intensity
as you can muster. I recommend using compound exercise movements that involve
the most muscle groups in an effort to fatigue all of your muscles in the
shortest amount of time. Exercises such as squats, incline bench presses, front
barbell shoulder presses, and front machine pulldowns will take care of all the
big muscle groups while incorporating smaller muscle groups as well. Throw in
1-2 sets of bicep curls, tricep pushdowns, and calf raises and your total body
workout is completed.

On Saturday and Sunday eat 10-15% above your (AMR) active maintenance number of
calories broken down as follows: high carb (60%), low fat (15-20%), medium protein
(20-25%). This will again cause an insulin spike as it did at the beginning of
your diet week. The spike of insulin drives the carbohydrates into your
depleted muscles, which has an anabolic effect. You will need to eat often,
every 2-2 1/2 hours. Bodybuilding guru Dan Duchaine even recommends waking-up
during the night to eat. Remember, that for these two days you will no longer
be in the ketogenic state that uses fat as the body’s primary fuel. Now is the
time to cut back and eat no more than 20% of your calories from fat.

The first day of the weekend carb meals should contain foods with the highest
glycemic index in order to cause the greatest possible insulin spike. The rate
at which food raises blood glucose is called its glycemic index. Some foods
with a high glycemic index are instant rice, baked potatoes, carrots, graham
crackers, rice cakes, bagels, watermelon, and pineapple. You can eat high
glycemic foods like bowls of sugary breakfast cereals with skim milk or waffles
with maple syrup. Eating these foods will cause a rush of carbohydrates that
will be forced directly into your muscle cells. Since added fat will slow down
this insulin response and negatively effect the carb up, it would be wise to
limit your intake of meats and cheeses during the first day. You can increase
your protein intake by using a protein supplement like a soy or whey protein
and eating foods like tuna or chicken breast.

NOTE: On Sunday evening be sure to switch back to the high fat / low carb mode
after your last high carb meal (from 6-8PM).

These are the basics of a ketogenic diet. The most important thing you should
remember is that your body needs to make the metabolic shift necessary to
convert fatty acids into ketones which it will then burn for energy-without the
shift the diet will not work. As a dieter, you will be able to drive your body
into ketosis by following the diet procedures outlined above. Though definitely
effective the diet process outlined above takes you into ketosis in anywhere
from 48 to 72 hours. That means your body is using stored fatty acids as fuel
for only 48 to 72 hours before you begin the weekend carb-up stage of the diet.

3. How to enhance fat metabolism with Phenyltropic PPA and how you can get it.

Phenyltropic PPA is a new and improved drug based diet product unsurpassed in
its ability to help athletes burn body fat, and is currently legal for sale in
the United States. In fact while working with my clients, I have found that the
combination of a ketogenic diet and Phenyltropic PPA is the best way for you to
lose body fat while protecting muscle mass. Phenyltropic PPA is the Mass
Quantities version of the EAC stack-a combination of ephedrine, caffeine, and
aspirin. Though chemically similar, Mass Quantities has replaced the ephedrine
component of the stack with DL norephedrine HCl because of its greater
potential to raise the body’s metabolic rate-resulting in greater lypolysis or
fat loss. Studies have in fact shown norephedrine to be the most potent and the
most thermogenic of all the ephedrine alkaloids, making this switch a very
beneficial one. Since norephedrine does not cross the blood-brain barrier to
the same extent as ephedrine we do not see the same level of central nervous
system stimulation or side effects as with ephedrine. No more jitters! It also
does not (currently) carry the same FDA restrictions as ephedrine, and is
therefore more readily available to the public.

The combination of norephedrine with caffeine works synergistically to
drastically increase the body’s production of adrenaline and noradrenaline-the
primary adrenergic hormones. These hormones bind to the various adrenergic
receptors, of which there are the beta sub 2, beta sub 3, and alpha sub 2
receptors, that together affect fat loss and fat dispersal. The stimulation of
the beta sub 2 and the beta sub 3 receptors in particular is what’s responsible
for the mobilization and burning of adipose tissue (fat). These are the
receptors that you want to stimulate to affect fat loss in a positive way and
thankfully the caffeine/norephedrine combination is quite efficient at this.

The other receptor of great interest to the bodybuilder is the alpha sub 2.
Studies have shown that this receptor blocks the mobilization of adipose
tissue. In men these receptors are concentrated primarily in the lower abdomen
and sides or love handles; in women, they are concentrated in the lower body.
This explains why on many diets weight is lost, but the physique is not
drastically improved because the lost fat is intermuscular, with the subcutaneous
fat-the fat just under the skin-not being effected. Here is where the addition
of Yohimbine proves useful. Yohimbine blocks the alpha sub 2 receptor, enabling
a greater level of fat loss in the body’s most resilient areas.

For more of the science behind this amazing new product please go to:
http://www.massquantities.com/produc…nyltropic.html

4. A controversial secret for getting into fat burning ketosis faster with
Humulin R-8 hours instead of 3 days-and how you can get it!

There is a hardcore trick the pro’s use that forces your body into ketosis
within only 8 to 12 hours allowing more time for the body to burn fatty acid
stores before your carb-up stage. The trick, originally brought to my attention
by Dan Duchaine, is the use of Humulin R injectible insulin. Humulin R insulin
is important compared to other types of insulin because it reaches its peak
effect in 2 hours, causing a quick metabolic shift into ketosis. Using small
amounts of insulin will cause your blood glucose to drop, in a quick and
controlled manner. Glucose levels hit about 50 mg/ml and force your body into
ketosis at a much faster rate. Insulin is one of the most controversial drugs
used in bodybuilding today. The reality is that if you slip up and use too much
insulin, you could enter a hypoglycemic coma, which could cause irreversible
damage to your body and in some cases prove fatal. Please note that that the
following information is highly controversial and provided solely for
informational purposes.

Despite the controversy surrounding its use insulin is one of the easiest
substances in bodybuilding to obtain legally. It is available over the counter
in most U.S. states and costs between $20-$30 in local pharmacies and is even
cheaper through U.S. mail order pharmacies. In most U.S. states a prescription
is required to purchase and possess the insulin syringes used to administer the
drug. This problem can be avoided by ordering syringes from mail order sources.
A person using insulin for bodybuilding purposes should face no real legal
ramifications. The only problems that can arise is getting caught possessing
syringes with out a script or actually selling insulin for any purpose other
than the treatment of diabetes.

A glucometer, to display your blood glucose levels, is highly recommended while
attempting to use insulin safely. A glucometer costs around $100. It is
possible to use insulin without a glucometer if your are cautious but it is not
recommended. You will also need to purchase insulin syringes that hold up to 100
units. Do not use regular syringes. You will need to measure out precise
amounts of insulin, between 2-3 units, which cannot be measured accurately
using a regular syringe.

Here’s how it works:

After you eat your last carb meal on Sunday night, you will need to take a
reading on the glucometer to check your blood glucose level. The body’s normal
blood glucose level is usually between 80mg/ml and 120 mg/ml. At this point,
draw 2-3 units of insulin into a syringe and inject it subcutaneously into a
fold of skin. After waiting between two or three hours, take another reading
with the glucometer. You blood glucose level will have dropped since your last
measurement. Again inject 2 units of insulin and measure your blood glucose
level around 2 hours after your injection. Repeat this cycle until your blood
glucose level is between 55 mg/ml and 65 mg/ml. When your blood glucose is at
this level, you will descend into ketosis while you sleep. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO
STAY AWAKE FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS AFTER AN INSULIN INJECTION. The last thing you
want is to fall asleep after an injection and have your blood glucose drop to a
dangerously low level while you sleep. You could fall into a hypoglycemic coma
and no one will recognize the symptoms until it is too late.

Upon waking in the morning, measure your urine with the Ketostix. Measuring
ketones in the morning is necessary because the sticks show only the unused
level of ketones in your body and should show trace to moderate ketone levels.
If you measure them in the afternoon the numbers will not be as accurate,
because most of the ketones that were produced will have been used by your body
as fuel.

If you do not have access to a glucometer, you will need to be much more
cautious when attempting to use insulin. Since you will not be able to
accurately measure your blood glucose, only small amounts of insulin should be
used. You can start out with 2 units of insulin after your carb meal on Sunday.
After that you should not use anymore than 1-1 1/2 units of insulin every two
hours. A total of two or three injections should be made and then you should
measure with the ketostix upon waking in the morning. If you still have not
entered ketosis, use insulin injections of 1-1 1/2 units every two hours until
you enter ketosis. This way takes longer, but you should enter ketosis within
18-20 hours.

In the not too distant future, Insulin intake will become even easier. Thanks
to a new insulin inhaler, by Generex, insulin injections may become relics of
the past. The inhaler sprays insulin out into the mouth like a mist, which
coats the membranes of the mouth, throat and tongue. The insulin then passes
quickly through the membranes into the bloodstream. The new insulin inhaler is
in phase two clinical trials. If all goes well, the Food and Drug
Administration could put it on a fast track for approval, making it available
on the market in less than two years.

5. The Phenyltropic PPA/Humulin R Cutting Stack

Week One: Follow the ketogenic diet alone, or on Sunday night of the diet
inject 1 to 2 Units Humulin R Insulin, until blood sugar levels have dropped.
No more than 3-4 small injections (1-2 units) should be necessary to enter
ketosis, as outlined above.

Week Two: Begin using Phenyltropic PPA on Monday at one tab/day and work up to
three tabs/day.*

Week Three: Continue as outlined above making Sunday the Humulin R insulin day
with no Phenyltropic PPA.

*NOTE: As with any other type of supplement containing caffeine and
norephedrine, Phenyltropic PPA should be titrated onto slowly and titrated off
the same way. As with all stimulants, one tends to become accustomed to them
over time. Soon you need to take more to get the same effect. The individual
taking Phenyltropic PPA is really the only one who can answer if the dose is
too high. Most athletes work up to three tabs/day. You’ve also got to watch out
for other sources of caffeine when using a product such as Phenyltropic PPA.
Within three weeks after the full dosage has been reached, the body will adjust
and the caffeine will lose its effect. However, if you add a baby aspirin with
each dose, the potentiating effect of the aspirin will prolong the
effectiveness of the “stack” for quite a while longer. Remember there
is additional stress on the adrenal glands and at least one day per week the
stack should be discontinued. A total break for at least two to three weeks
after 4-6 weeks of usage is also a good idea.

6. Here are the profiles of some diet drugs favorites: clenbuterol, Cytomel,
Synthroid, and tiratricol. All will enhance the Phenyltropic PPA/Humulin R
Cutting Stack.

Clenbuterol

You may be familiar with clenbuterol, as it is a very popular dieting drug
among bodybuilders. Specifically this drug has an effect on the body similar to
the endogenous hormone adrenaline (epinephrine). The properties of this drug
are similar to ephedrine and norephedrine, which work mainly to stimulate
certain adrenergic receptors. Clenbuterol most specifically binds to the beta-2
receptor, which is directly related to fat loss. When this receptor is activated,
the body is prompted to release fatty acids into circulation (lowering fat
stores). Clenbuterol also acts as a strong CNS stimulant, and users quite
commonly report associated side effects like shaky hands, insomnia, sweating,
increased blood pressure and nausea during treatment. Such side effects
generally subside after a week or so once the user becomes accustomed to the
drug. Only consider clenbuterol when the stimulating effects of Phenyltropic
PPA have subsided.

Cytomel

Cytomel is a syntehtic form of the endogenous thyroid hormone triiodothyronine
(T-3). Thyroid hormones are the primary regulators of body metabolism, and
effect virtually all organ systems. T-3 is the hormone that displays the most
pronounced activity in the body, although there are a number of other hormones
and precursors in this group. Thyroid drugs are advantageous to the athlete for
their ability to markedly increase the metabolic rate (affecting the rate in
which proteins, fats and carbohydrates are utilized by the body). In
particular, the use of thyroid drugs can have a dramatic impact on an
individuals body-fat stores. So much that many bodybuilders find it possible to
shred off excess fat without the same level of caloric restrictions needed with
“natural” diets. Dieting is in fact very difficult for most people,
because the body will quickly notice a deficit in food intake, and will respond
by reducing the level of thyroid hormones in the blood. This makes it
increasingly more difficult for the average person to consistently lose weight
during a diet, as the body is constantly striving to lower its daily need for
calories. Thyroid use clearly circumvents this problem, making this type of
drug use very popular among serious competitors. These drugs are not without
side effects however, which include, but are not limited to, heart
palpitations, agitation, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating,
nausea, headaches, and psychic/metabolic disorders. Cytomel is a powerful
hormone, one that can permanently alter the functioning of the body if it is
misused. When administering it, one must take caution to increase the dosage
slowly. It is also a good recommendation to take no more than 100mcg daily.

Synthroid

Synthroid is a synthetic form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T-4). Thyroxine
was the first thyroid hormone isolated by scientists, who at first mistakenly
thought it was the primary thyroid hormone. Later we have come to find however
that T-3 is the hormone which displays the most activity. Thyroxine is actually
looked at as a relatively inactive thyroid product in its initial state, and
exerts most of its action by converting to T-3. 80% of blood T-3 actually comes
from the conversion of T-4, so thyroxine can be thought of as a form of storage
for active thyroid hormone in the body. Administration of a synthetic T-4 can
markedly increase basal metabolism however, its effect is limited by the rate
at which the body can convert it. It is therefore considered as a weaker
thyroid option, although its effect is still quite substantial. As with
Cytomel, side effects can be a major concern (see above). Synthroid is also
believed to have the potential to permanently alter thyroid functioning if
misused, so don’t be tricked into thinking it is completely weak or benign.
Similar dosing regimens to Cytomel apply, with the total daily amount not to
exceed 300-400mcg.

Tiratricol

Tiratricol is a synthetic thyroid hormone popular among bodybuilders in Europe.
Similar to Synthroid, this compound is relatively inactive in its initial
state. Its effect on the body stems from its ability to convert to T-3, the
body’s primary thyroid hormone. It is interesting to note that tiratricol is
commonly used in Europe to treat cases of hyperthyroidism (overproduction of
thyroid hormones). Apparently in such conditions the intake of tiratricol can
cause the body to recognize a surplus of thyroid hormone levels (feedback
mechanism), signaling for the reduced secretion of TSH (thyroid stimulating
hormone). This will ultimately aid in the regulation of hormone production, as
natural T-3 and T-4 output would be reduced. Healthy bodybuilders however do
not feel the use of this item lowers thyroid levels, and instead find it to be
a very effective drug for elevating T-3 and increasing the removal of excess
body fat. Tiratricol is comparatively weaker than the previously mentioned
thyroid products, although one should still take caution when administering it.
The maximum dosage should not be taken from the onset; instead it is to be
built up slowly. A typical daily dosage is somewhere in the range of ten to
fourteen .35mg tablets, with two to four tablets being considered the customary
starting point. This is usually increased by two tablets every subsequent day
(or two). Likewise the dosage should be slowly reduced as the drug is
discontinued. This drug is not without side effects, however; they are much
less prevalent than with other thyroid medications.


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