New findings in post-cycle therapy  

Page 2 / 2
  RSS

mr pink
(@mr-pink)
New Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 4
06/05/2019 8:52 am  

Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy.

Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Diego M, Schanberg S, Kuhn C.

Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA. tfield@med.miami.edu

In this article the positive effects of massage therapy on biochemistry are reviewed including decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine. The research reviewed includes studies on depression (including sex abuse and eating disorder studies), pain syndrome studies, research on auto-immune conditions (including asthma and chronic fatigue), immune studies (including HIV and breast cancer), and studies on the reduction of stress on the job, the stress of aging, and pregnancy stress. In studies in which cortisol was assayed either in saliva or in urine, significant decreases were noted in cortisol levels (averaging decreases 31%). In studies in which the activating neurotransmitters (serotonin and dopamine) were assayed in urine, an average increase of 28% was noted for serotonin and an average increase of 31% was noted for dopamine. These studies combined suggest the stress-alleviating effects (decreased cortisol) and the activating effects (increased serotonin and dopamine) of massage therapy on a variety of medical conditions and stressful experiences.


ReplyQuote
Big Cat
(@big-cat)
Member Moderator
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 313
06/05/2019 9:41 am  
Posted by: mr pink
Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy.

Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Diego M, Schanberg S, Kuhn C.

Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA.

In this article the positive effects of massage therapy on biochemistry are reviewed including decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine. The research reviewed includes studies on depression (including sex abuse and eating disorder studies), pain syndrome studies, research on auto-immune conditions (including asthma and chronic fatigue), immune studies (including HIV and breast cancer), and studies on the reduction of stress on the job, the stress of aging, and pregnancy stress. In studies in which cortisol was assayed either in saliva or in urine, significant decreases were noted in cortisol levels (averaging decreases 31%). In studies in which the activating neurotransmitters (serotonin and dopamine) were assayed in urine, an average increase of 28% was noted for serotonin and an average increase of 31% was noted for dopamine. These studies combined suggest the stress-alleviating effects (decreased cortisol) and the activating effects (increased serotonin and dopamine) of massage therapy on a variety of medical conditions and stressful experiences.

Hey I'm up for it, but depends how feasible this is for most of course

This post was modified 4 months ago by Admin

Good things come to those who weight.

The Big Cat is a researcher and theoreticist. His advice must never be taken in the stead of proper advice from a medical professional, it is entirely intended for research purposes.


ReplyQuote
Seabiscuit Hogg
(@seabiscuit-hogg)
Estimable Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 184
06/05/2019 10:31 am  

I don't need any convincing about massage therapy. It's helpful before, during and after a cycle.

Seabiscuit Hogg is a fictious internet character. It is not recommended that you receive medical advice from fictious internet characters.

SBH :)


ReplyQuote
hooker
(@hooker)
Active Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 5
06/05/2019 11:07 am  
Posted by: Neuromancer
You say ideally a short estered potent drug should be taken at the end of a cycle, what would fall under potent? Tren A? Test P?

Just curious

Actually, it's really weird, but when Test Prop was used in conjunction with finasteride, in this one particular study (animal), it somehow kept LH levels at a level much higher (i.e. less inhibited) than they were when only Test Prop was used. SO there may be some benefit to both ending a cycle with Prop as well as including finasteride in that ending process. It's not perfect, it's not in humans, etc...but it has some indications for us, nonetheless.

This post was modified 4 months ago by Admin

ReplyQuote
Big Cat
(@big-cat)
Member Moderator
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 313
06/05/2019 11:43 am  

yes, DHT is the more supressive of the two hormones, however with the amounts used by athletes the amount of Testosterone will be sufficient to cause and maintain supression. Plus you'd miss out on all the fun benefits of DHT, like its supression of proliferation of adrenal cells, leading to lower cortisol and many others Not to mention estrogen control, since finasteride use does lead to more estrogen.

Good things come to those who weight.

The Big Cat is a researcher and theoreticist. His advice must never be taken in the stead of proper advice from a medical professional, it is entirely intended for research purposes.


ReplyQuote
triguy
(@triguy)
Eminent Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 40
06/05/2019 12:40 pm  

3 weeks androgens (test prop or test+halo,test & avar)
1 week of GNRH stimulator or Lh stimulator -NOLVA

....that week off will allow the hpta to resume functioning again allow the adrenals to funtion properly to aid in recovery & increase work capacity

also during ths week of HPTA stims he measures blood cortisol to make sure its in the normal range for him as not to disrupt the GNRH???

all comments are welcome but remember the goals are athletic performance & increased work capacity NOT maixmal hypertrophy

BC whats your thoughts on this? & when would should one use some saliva tests?


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 2
Share:
  
Working

Please Login or Register