We are proud to announce the addition of yet another columnist here at TMRZOO. Dominick Walsh will be joining us as a staff writer covering Men’s Health & Fitness. Dominick currently blogs at PerformanceNutritionBlog.com and has been kind enough to come over to here periodically to help us shed our beer bellies and promote general health. Here is his first TMRZOO column.
More Testosterone Helps Men Get Leaner
By Dominick Walsh
Most people know that testosterone is responsible for muscle gains and for sexual health. Testosterone is also important for fat loss. This is the reason why women and men with low testosterone levels have an easy time gaining fat.
Testosterone, like all androgens, leads to higher density of adrenoreceptors in the fat cells causing fat loss. Testosterone like all steroids, also helps block the cortiscosteroid receptors for the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone which promotes muscle wasting. Testosterone has many other complex actions on the body on the cellular level. It works synergistically with other hormones in the body, such as growth hormone, to help promote fat loss. Testosterone also converts to estrogen and DHT, both of which also have anti-lipolytic properties to them.
Although testosterone doesn’t inherently cause fat burning it does help protect against fat synthesis (fat gain). Either way of looking at it, you get the same ultimate result, which is loss of fat.
TNT for More Testosterone
One of the strongest products on the market for elevating natural testosterone is Nexx Gen Nutrition’s TNT. TNT uses a blend of seven different testosterone boosting and estrogen clearing compounds. Like many natural test boosting products this formula uses a strong dose of tribulus however this is not the run of the mill tribulus used in most products.
TNT uses a tribulus extract that is standardized to 40% protodioscin. Protodioscin is the active part of the tribulus plant that causes your body to increase test production. Acetyl L-Carnitine is also used in this formula for its ability to affect lutenizing hormone. This is the hormone responsible for the signal that goes from the brain to the testicles telling your body how much testosterone to produce.
Acetyl L-Carnitine also boosts natural energy levels as well as helping focus and mental clarity. The compound Avena Sativa is added in for its ability to free up testosterone within the body as most of the testosterone circulating in the body is bound up by SHBGH making it unavailable for muscle building purposes. DIM and Resveratrol in TNT help the body naturally rid itself of “bad” estrogens. Eurycoma Longfolia or LongJack was added to promote an optimal hormonal balance as studies have shown it can lower cortisol and increase testosterone. Fenugreek has been shown to bind to testosterone receptors creating more testosterone without shutting off the body’s natural production. This is one of the more effective and complete formulas on the market for natural testosterone production. Check it out the next time you are looking for a boost in performance.