Sunday, 23 January 2011

Here Comes Garlic!!

A clove a day can help raise your testosterone levels

The stinking rose, as garlic is often called, has in fact been shown to raise testosterone levels, a key hormone in muscle growth and strength. Garlic has an interesting additional benefit ; it has been shown to lower cortisol levels.

A catabolic hormone, cortisol is an adversary of testosterone, as the two compete for the same growth-stimulating sites within muscle cells. Cortisol causes the breakdown of muscle protein. Since garlic stimulates testosterone and inhibits cortisol, it has great potential as an anabolic agent.

Maybe this is the reason that professional bodybuilding has been blessed with so many huge competitors of Italian ancestry ; Kevin Levrone, Franco Columbu, Lou Ferrigno and Mike Matarazzo, to name a few.

However, there is a better way than mom's spaghetti sauce to get garlic in its most active form.

Try taking a daily garlic supplement that supplies four milligrams (mg) of allicin (the active ingredient in garlic) in two divided doses of 2 mg each. Consume one of those doses about one hour before a workout. This should help you maximize the anabolic effects of garlic while minimizing its odoriferous effect on your training partner.

Source : Jim Stoppani, PHD
Odorless Garlic 1000 mg, Twin Pack
Kyolic Garlic Formula 100 Original Cardiovascular Formula (300 Capsules)
Sundown Odorless Garlic, Softgels - 100ct. Bottles, (Pack of 2)


  1. thanks for the information it is very helpful

  2. I take 2 garlic pills/day, and I hardly, if ever, fall sick

  3. How much would that really help though??? I think it would take a huge amount to make any significant difference...maybe im wrong. Anyway thanks for the comment on my shoulder workout. I love input from others

  4. Didn't know this. Learn something new everyday. Following.

  5. Good info brah. I need some followers for the blog I just started
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  6. Nice info - I like garlic, but I guess maybe I'll just start eating the stuff straight - if I can handle it. Thanks!

  7. Followed! good advice! Help me out!

  8. garlic ay....i might pass that ahaha

  9. eek
    do i really have to eat a clove a day?
    gotta be an easier way to down a clove a day.

  10. interesting fact, followed.

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  12. Man, I love garlic! That's very good to know!

  13. watchman...
    one of it tho.. :D


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