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Old 11-28-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
Ryan Atkins
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Rob Faigin, author of Natrual Hormonal Enhancement, is against the process for the most part. If I remember right, he makes an exception for women and estrogen replacement (which, after menopause, is no longer produced anyway). In the book he discusses the dangers present anytime hormones are introduced from outside of the body. The example you give above, about the body producing less of its own hormone, is one of the dangers he mentions. I think he used anabolics as an example. When they first came out and people started using them they made significant gains in strength, but these gains were only maintained while taking the substance. Once the supplementation ended many of the participants became weaker than when they first started supplementing. Although I am pretty sure testorone levels do decrease as one ages, the effects can be reduced through good lifestyle (i.e. diet, sleep schedule). I might be fuzzy on some of the information just given - it's been some time since I have read the book. Guess I should have taken better notes.

Hope this helps,

Ryan
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