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Arimac

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26609282

This study reports that ashwagandha supplementation is associated with significant increases in muscle mass and strength and suggests that ashwagandha supplementation may be useful in conjunction with a resistance training program.

Compared to the placebo subjects, the group treated with ashwagandha had significantly greater increases in muscle strength on the bench-press exercise and the leg-extension exercise, and significantly greater muscle size increase at the arms. Compared to the placebo subjects, the subjects receiving ashwagandha also had significantly greater reduction of exercise-induced muscle damage as indicated by the stabilization of serum creatine kinase , significantly greater increase in testosterone level, and a significantly greater decrease in body fat percentage.
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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.
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Good to read this, since ashwa will be my next one to try.
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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.

Thanks for the input brother.. Always nice to get a first hand opinion.
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Where do you get this stuff at
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Where do you get this stuff at

Online, but you better wait until someone with more popularity on the website says it works. I've used it with SUCCESS, BUT SINCE IT'S ATIX it won't work.

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I have a bit of info on this stuff...use it as part of a pct - all natural stuff, works a treat.

It has been shown to half prolactin levels in trials on rats, as well as boost other things.

Bit of an all rounder.
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Atixt you have a better physique then most, maybe they like typing to discourage you so you don't see it yourself.

I saw Jerry Ward talking about this stuff while back.

It sounds great is it expensive
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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.

Is it often faked?

I am seeing tons on ebay right now..
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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.

Is it often faked?

I am seeing tons on ebay right now..

Rarely. It's fully legal and easy to get the ***** for it.
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I'm getting some what's dosage atixt
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I'm getting some what's dosage atixt

600-1g a day. You'll feel it, I promise.

What brand are you going with?
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Hmm I'm not even sure lol I was just thinking this they look like scam sites haha
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Hmm I'm not even sure lol I was just thinking this they look like scam sites haha

Go with Swanson or Gaia
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I haven?t noticed any muscle building effects. It seems to give me harder erections though when taken in the PM. (Could be placebo effect?!)
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I haven?t noticed any muscle building effects. It seems to give me harder erections though when taken in the PM. (Could be placebo effect?!)

No, it's good for libido. If you're on any AAS you wont notice much muscle building, but its more for -

muscle hardness / retention
Fat loss
Dryness
Less anxiety
Lower cortisol levels
Increased male characteristics
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Has dats what I want
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I didn't know about bodybuilding benefits. I have been taking it for anxiety, especially when I am on hormones like EQ.
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What did you notice
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What did you notice
What kind of dose daily have you found to be most effectieve?
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I didn't know about bodybuilding benefits. I have been taking it for anxiety, especially when I am on hormones like EQ.

This is how i stumbled over it...

researching anxiety...
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I have a bit of info on this stuff...use it as part of a pct - all natural stuff, works a treat.

It has been shown to half prolactin levels in trials on rats, as well as boost other things.

Bit of an all rounder.

I want to ask you for the PCT-all-natural-stuff you did, Im really interested on it.
What did you use? Was it worth it?
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I have a bit of info on this stuff...use it as part of a pct - all natural stuff, works a treat.

It has been shown to half prolactin levels in trials on rats, as well as boost other things.

Bit of an all rounder.

I want to ask you for the PCT-all-natural-stuff you did, Im really interested on it.
What did you use? Was it worth it?

I use macca, ashwaganda, high quality ZMA, raspberry & nettle leaf teas.  I have used avenae sative (oat straw) too but didnt notice much. Mucuna powder was a good addition. (macca will give you porn star loads, huge amounts). Also tried tribulus, dmaa, horny goat weed, but the first list is my go to.

I have never had bloods done following this type of pct, but I have always done something similar comprising natural endocrine adjusters after a cycle.  Never had any problems that I noticed.

I seem to get that rampant horniness a week or so in to a pct like the above, just like the inital gear influx early in a cycle.  Morning wood, strong errections, only a very slight drop off in the gym, good sleep, consistent appetite - all good signs to me..

I also use d3 and vit e regularly, doses adjust accordingly.

But i may have been wasting my money all these years and it would happen naturally eventually.
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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.

Sounds good man, im from australia, is something like this what your talking about,

https://www.swansonaustralia.com/en/general-health/1788-swanson-ultra-ultimate-ashwagandha-ksm-66-250mg-60-veggie-caps-herbal-supplement.html
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cristian2

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I have a bit of info on this stuff...use it as part of a pct - all natural stuff, works a treat.

It has been shown to half prolactin levels in trials on rats, as well as boost other things.

Bit of an all rounder.

I want to ask you for the PCT-all-natural-stuff you did, Im really interested on it.
What did you use? Was it worth it?

I use macca, ashwaganda, high quality ZMA, raspberry & nettle leaf teas.  I have used avenae sative (oat straw) too but didnt notice much. Mucuna powder was a good addition. (macca will give you porn star loads, huge amounts). Also tried tribulus, dmaa, horny goat weed, but the first list is my go to.

I have never had bloods done following this type of pct, but I have always done something similar comprising natural endocrine adjusters after a cycle.  Never had any problems that I noticed.

I seem to get that rampant horniness a week or so in to a pct like the above, just like the inital gear influx early in a cycle.  Morning wood, strong errections, only a very slight drop off in the gym, good sleep, consistent appetite - all good signs to me..

I also use d3 and vit e regularly, doses adjust accordingly.

But i may have been wasting my money all these years and it would happen naturally eventually.

Maybe its not 100% effective as a PCT, only bloods could confirm it. But as u said, there are good signs, and even if it was not the best option for a PCT, all this stuff have many other healthy properties that make them worth it.

When you say d3 u mean vit D3 (cholecalciferol)? I would add, if you didnt, Zinc.
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Atixtman

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It's a slow process but ashwaghandha is perfect for recomp, dryness and strength. I love it. Just bought KSM 66 and this is the pure form which I am trying now. Not sure if ashwaghanda root is better, but we will see. I love this stuff. Helps reduce stress greatly and you just feel almost euphoric on it.

Sounds good man, im from australia, is something like this what your talking about,

https://www.swansonaustralia.com/en/general-health/1788-swanson-ultra-ultimate-ashwagandha-ksm-66-250mg-60-veggie-caps-herbal-supplement.html

That's it, fella
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