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D-Aspartic Acid?

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by SwanRonson, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. SwanRonson

    SwanRonson Senior Member

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    Has anyone used D-Aspartic Acid to raise testosterone? Three grams per day supposedly raised free testosterone by 40% based on the studies referenced in this report. I really don't understand what he's saying about excitotoxins and NMDA though.
     
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    I've used it for that purpose. The theory is that it raises LH, which in turn should cause the testes to produce more testosterone. What I noticed, however is that my total T was pretty consistent even when my LH was higher or lower. Also, I've read that it's only effective for 3-4 weeks at a time.

    I think creatine is supposed to counter the effect on the NMDA issue.
     
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    Did very little I could feel on its own and wasn't willing to try higher doses (anecdotal reports of terrible side effects).

    I tried it for the NMDA agonism (clearer thinking) but it was nowhere near sarcosine on that.
     
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    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    That is something I would highly avoid, given the neuroexcitotoxicity halo that anything aspartate related raises. Indeed, there are reports of long lasting negative effects.

    And anyway, free testosterone enhancing supps/foods/activities is what you want testosterone-wise. Total testosterone means nothing to me, with my high total T and pathetic free test I have like 5% of the libido I had pre-illness.
     
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    Yeah, I just got my levels done. As of 2 weeks ago my total T was 636, and free T was 11.7, within reference range, but low end.
     
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    Any recommendations? The only thing I could come up with outside of TRT was a mild increase with b vitamins and zinc.
     
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    I don't remember the numbers because I didn't care at the time, but I can say 50mg time-release zinc gluconate + eggs (soft-boiled preferable) kept my libido going while everything else was utterly broken, and I notice they still do when I start/stop. Boron might help noticeably the first time you take it if you never have, then dissipates. From the list above I also took vit D and grape seed extract I wasn't aware related to T.
     

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