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Cortisol Blockers?


#1
Has anyone ever used Cort-Bloc and does anyone know if it works?

#2

Check out Corti-Sham by Chris Lockwood. It's a solid read on the subject.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=778056


#3

Thats what I thought too. But John Berardi recommends them under supplement reviews on his website, so I was kind of confused.


#4

Ah, yeah, I forgot that Cort-Bloc is mainly a PS supplement. All the names start to sound the same, so I lumped it in with the ones that are definitely junk. My apologies.

I believe the jury is still out on PS. Some say it's great at blunting the cortisol response to training (~ 30% reduction, I believe), while I've heard others say it only blunts non-exercise related cortisol.

Lots of info to read, and I think this is one of the things you have to make your own opinion about.


#5

I've been taking it for about 2 weeks, but don't "feel" anything different.
I did find a couple sites that said it worked though, including Men's Health.
Hope that helps.


#6

Thanks for the advice. The fact that it was in Men's Health leads me to believe it probably doesn't work at all


#7

It's pure BULL CRAP!