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01:20 Ergogenic aids are anything that helps improve someone’s performance. Basically the definition is a physical, mechanical, nutritional, psychological, or pharmacological substance or treatment that either directly improves your state or improves your ability to perform or indirectly improves it by other variables associated with exercise performance.


05:17 But I think other hormones are so important that we understand Insulin, Leptin, Adiponectin, your brain hormones, your gut hormones. I mean there’s just so many hormones in your body that dictate, dictate and regulate function and control that understanding them. We’ll give you a great advantage of weight loss, muscle gain, psychological performance, cognitive maintenance, all those things that the hormones play a role in.


06:07 it’s estimated up to 20% of high schoolers are using anabolic energetic steroids out there. Huge amounts. And I could I say, I would have to agree with that cause I could see a lot of kids that come in or their parents bring them in and if they will be honest with me and if they’re not honest with me, they don’t realize this old guys know how to, certain ways to tell if you’re using drugs or not,


07:01 50% are admittedly using anabolic androgenic steroids. Yes. Say test form in college, that’s pretty easy. Just like any tests, you can get away with it if you don’t how, and it’s estimated 100% of college athletes are using other forms of ergogenic aids such as protein powder creatine, pre and post workout meals, preworkout, stimulants, caffeine, etc.


07:56 Insulin is the most powerful growth promoting muscle building hormone there is when you eat right, so also the most powerful fat inducing hormone when you eat wrong.


08:12  It’s not so much the food we eat, but what our bodies do at the food who we eat. In other words, what is the hormonal response to food, excuse me, I talk about it in detail in podcast number 13 it’s entitled when you eat is as important as what you eat. It’s called food timing or  chrononeutrakinetics


09:04 f you follow the bodybuilding physique world, you know how much insulin is being used by the super large muscular men and women. So hormonal aids, pharmacological aids to improve performance or very common, even ones you wouldn’t think of. So again, I’m not going to cover nutritional training, investigational, any of those right now. Let’s jump right into better living through chemistry.


10:10 Peptides and growth hormones, beta agonists, hormones and metabolic modulators, diuretics and other masking agents, enhancements of oxygen transfer such as blood doping, gene doping, stimulants, narcotics, cannabinoid, glucocorticoids or, prednisone or things that lower inflammation. Alcohol is actually on the list as are some blood pressure and heart medications called Beta blockers. A lot of stuff on that list and we’ll cover those. But let’s cover first the anabolic energetic steroids. In general, all Anabolic energenic steroids are based on the testosterone molecule. They really are. Even though there’s a lot of other and that’s where water gets into other anabolic energetic stories or aren’t necessarily testosterone based, but they’re hormonally based. Testosterone is the basis of anabolic androgenic steroids in general. There is a strict definition for hormones that I think we should cover and that’s, the hormones are messengers.


11:54 If you come at it from that aspect, like the RecoverMe method, you’re bound to lose weight but not just temporarily, permanently because now you understand the mechanism behind it. Starving yourself and spending three hours in Gold’s gym does not last. You know it.


12:39 First of all, hormones regulate growth and development. That’s obvious. You’ll go through your puberty years or if you have teenagers in their puberty years, you know exactly what hormones are doing both to the body and the brain.


12:53 Homeostatic controls. So it regulates internal environment. Because our internal environments on a very narrow area, so my temperature, if it gets too low or too high. If it gets out of that 97 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit range, I get in trouble or I feel like crap. Because it is so finely controlled.


13:28 Obviously ovulation and menstruation in women. The maintenance of pregnancy is very hormonally based. It if has direct effects on behavior. So modification, modulation, initiation, specific patterns that you do, your reaction to your environment, your response to your environment are very hormonally modulated and hormonally control. So hormones, they are just absolutely essential to understand in the RecoverMe method of overall health and well-being. And that’s why we spend so much emphasis and time on it. There’s a two primary classes of hormones out there are chemical groups, which hormones fall. There’s your steroids. So steroids in all vertebraes, so those of us with backbones, steroids are synthesized from cholesterol. By your adrenal cortex, by your testes, ovaries, and then in a pregnant mama, her placenta, those are made from cholesterol.


14:28 They include cortisol, estradiol, estrone, testosterone, DHEA, a whole list of steroidal hormones. Then you have your nonsteroidal hormones, which includes your amines. Those are like norepinephrine and epinephrine two brain hormones. Also, the fight or flight hormones or amines. You have your peptides, oxytocin, the love hormone, the hormone that flat down when a mama breastfeeds or after an orgasm or after a huge wonderful full body massage. Oxytocin is released, and that’s a peptide. Antidiuretic hormone is another example of a peptide. Proteins are hormones. So growth hormone is 196 amino acid chain growth protein. Insulin is also a protein and it’s a hormone we’ve mentioned earlier. Then you have your glycoproteins. Those are proteins with a sugar attached. So it’s come lot of them are in your brain. FSH or follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, which stimulates the male testicles by the leydig cells to produce testosterone.

Those are glycoprotein.


16:49 Peptide and protein hormones, these work by a secondary messenger mechanisms. They do not diffuse into cells. The target cells for peptides and proteins have receptors on the cell surface, so insulin and growth hormone is I use examples are both protein hormones. They bind to the cell and stimulate the cell via secondary messengers to go down to the nucleus and initiate a response. Now, peptides and protein hormones have a very rapid, if not immediate response, seconds to minutes from when they’re stimulated, and that makes perfect sense. If you think about insulin, if I go eat a chocolate cake or a chocolate donut, my blood sugars skyrockets. I’ve got to get that blood sugar out of my system because that’s very toxic to my brain and heart.


18:01 So when anabolic energetic steroids are utilized by an athlete, it causes an increase in protein synthesis, which allows the muscles to grow faster and recover quicker. And that’s a very important point. I’ll come back to. It increases creatine phosphate synthesis and that’s the substrate needed for energy. So it gives you energy, it makes you stronger, faster, quicker, like the movie that’s out there, it increases the storage of glycogen, which is the storage form of sugar and the muscle cell, which increases the cell size and the amount of glycogen.

It pulls water with it. And so you get bigger muscles and bigger muscles means stronger muscles, not necessarily more athletic muscles, but they’re bigger.


20:27 peptides are really an up and coming neat field and and medicine, particularly a regenerative antiaging medicine.


21:26 HGH human growth hormones. Let’s cover what human growth hormone does first. It increases calcium retention, strengthens and mineralization of bone.

So HGH is a great thing for people with severe osteopenia or osteoporosis. It increases muscle mass through sarcomere hypertrophy, so it makes some muscle grow. It increases protein synthesis. It stimulates the growth of all and internal organs except your brain doesn’t affect the brain that way. It changes the way the liver views sugar. It promotes gluconeogenesis for production of sugar from non sugar sources in the liver. It contributes to the pancreatic function. It stimulates the immune system. It increases the conversion of T4 the inactive thyroid hormone to the active thyroid hormone T3


24:31 SERMS, selective estrogen modulator drugs like Clomid, and SARMS, selective androgen receptor modulators are also under this class. SARMS are huge right now. I know you can buy some SARMS over the counter. Others are prescriptions through specialty pharmacies. They’re out there everywhere. And we may want to spend a full podcast on serves and sarms because they’re really, really powerful drugs that have some neat applications when used correctly. Remember even pizza’s bad if he too much of it or don’t have enough of it. So myostatin inhibitors is another one. Icar modulators, those activate AMP protein [inaudible], I’m just talking for those who, uh, think I’m talking to the foreign language. I am. These are things that just stimulates cell energy and activity. Insulin actually falls under the hormonal and metabolic modulators cause the IOC and water realize its powerful effects when done right.


26:51 Do you know that runner’s high? We all talk about getting into that runner’s high where you feel good. That’s actually stimulation of the endocannabinoid system. So if you hit that early with a joint, then your exercise is probably going to be better.

If you decide to use Anabolic Androgenic steroids or any of these WADA banned substances. All right. Again, I’m not going to judge you for it either way, but I’m going to say, “okay, let’s do this to optimize your overall health and wellbeing. Let’s be prepared for these consequences and try to combat them this way.” So hopefully that was somewhat interesting, if not beneficial for people in and outside the cultish audience I talked about earlier, discussing Ergogenic aids. Again, thank you so much for reading/listening. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at any time at For a helpful resource, check out Obtainable. It’s a great reference guide for of just a lot of stuff I even mentioned a couple of these drugs in there in the book if you’re interested in learning more about it. So remember RecoverMe is a medicine that meets you where you are. We can’t change your stressors. We can just optimize your body and mind to deal with it better. 


A TIP FROM TODAY’S SHOW: Insulin is the most powerful growth promoting muscle building hormone there is when you eat right, so also the most powerful fat inducing hormone when you eat wrong.
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