I get asked plenty what supplements I recommend/personally take.
The answer surprises most guys….
Because there’s only 2 supplements I use to maximize strength and muscle gains, while keeping my testosterone levels high and healthy.
(safely & naturally)
Check em’ out in the video below:
Supplement #1: Masszymes
You seldom flip through a muscle magazine without being bombarded by protein company ads. Heck, every issue is filled with at least 30 pages of juiced-up guys chugging down a shake. The so-called experts started saying we all need “1 gram of protein per pound”…
Great advice (if you’re a protein company)…
We all know protein is key for muscle growth, increasing strength, repairing muscle and burning fat. However, the shocking truth is, protein is only as good as our ability to digest it.
More protein via food, shakes, powders and supplements does NOT mean more amino acids actually make it to your muscles. It’s actually the opposite. Because if you lack the necessary enzymes to break down protein, then the additional grams you consume never get broken down into amino acids — and essentially ends up in the toilet.
Instead, you’re just consuming more protein that isn’t helping you build muscle. And it’s taking down your testosterone levels too.
You see, it’s not about protein. It’s amino acids that your muscles REALLY need to get bigger, stronger, heal faster and perform at their best. Period. Think about protein like a tree; if you need to use that tree to build your house — you must chop it down into smaller pieces of wood.
Those smaller pieces of wood are amino acids… and enzymes are the axe and saw that break protein down to the amino acid level. With me so far?
So if you want to multiply your amino acid absorption WITHOUT the high cost, gas, bloating and diminishing returns of pounding insane amounts of protein that kill your t-levels.
You see, already, when it comes to protein-digestion and protease (the class of enzymes that break down protein) — my good friend Wade Lightheart’s MassZymes formula was already light years ahead of the competition.
It has many times more protease than the competition… more of the other critical enzymes and co-factors… and far higher-quality. Check it out here:
MassZymes 2.0 comes with AstraGin® — a proprietary all natural plant derived compound that has been proven in 12 studies to significantly enhance the absorption of many important nutrients.
Up to 66% more in certain cases — including key amino acids, such as arginine, citrulline, and tryptophan… vitamins, such as folate… joint-protecting nutrients like glucosamine… and many more.
AstraGin® works by up-regulating protein transport on a DNA level, meaning it helps increase the amount of amino acids, glucose, vitamins, and other nutrients entering your intestinal cells.
Once inside the cells, these nutrients are transported by to liver to your muscles.
That means more muscle growth, recovery, repair and overall strength — without consuming a single gram more protein. There are 3 keys here:
MassZymes 2.0 with AstraGin® helps make the industry’s leading formula up to 30% more effective in passing nutrients through your gut, and up to 66% more on specific amino acids!
With more amino acids flooding your muscles, you’ll repair muscle fibers faster and grow bigger; plus, AstraGin® helps buffer oxidation and inflammation that would normally slow gains…
Plus, you’ll boost your digestion — another key because undigested protein isn’t just wasted—it’s toxic!
That’s why so many bodybuilders and gym rats suffer from “protein bloat” — because it putrefies and becomes gas, bloating, and puffiness.
Thankfully, MassZymes 2.0 makes all these problems a thing of the past.
Don’t spend another penny increasing your protein intake until you do this first.
You now understand enzymes are what “chops ups” your protein into amino acids… but what you may not know is that our enzyme levels decline massively with age, stress, and eating foods cooked above 118 degrees that have no enzymes.
Beyond your early 20’s, our enzyme levels are often astonishingly low — so it becomes increasingly more necessary to replenish our enzymes, if we want to actually break down the protein in our diet and shakes… into amino acids our muscles can use.
Supplement #2: Creatine Monohydrate
Before diving into the benefits of creatine monohydrate on testosterone levels, here’s a few other benefits that are ah-mazing if you’re a man who wants to build a strong and powerful physique:
- Increases muscle strength and size
- Enhances muscle recovery
- Enhances brain function
- Hydrates your body
- Helps pack on lean muscle tissue
- Boosts energy
And on top of all of those awesome benefits, creatine monohydrate also increases testosterone levels. For the extra cherry on top, creatine monohydrate also converts testosterone into it’s more bio-available form called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which has up to 10 times greater potency than testosterone. Here are a few studies that make a case for creatine:
According to this study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, salivary testosterone levels were increased following the consumption of creatine monohydrate.
And it only get’s better. This study shows after a short, seven day loading phase of creatine, followed by a further 14 days of creatine maintenance supplementation, levels in the bio-active androgen, dihydrotestosterone (more potent form of testosterone) increased by 56% after the initial 7 days of creatine loading and remained 40% above the baseline after 14 days maintenance.
This study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism followed college athletes during a ten week workout regimen. The athletes were divided into 3 groups: one group received a placebo, one group received creatine, and the third group received a mix of creatine and beta-alanine. The results showed the athletes consuming the creatine had increased testosterone levels and overall power output significantly.
I’m sure you can see why I’m a big fan of this stuff. And why these are the only two supplements I keep in my cupboard. Add these two supplements to your daily nutrition and you’ll boost your testosterone levels, supercharge your muscle gains, and maximize your strength and recovery. Enjoy!