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Teenage TRIBEX?

Im 19, 175lbs 9%

getting paid tomorrow and restocking my supps, looking to try a T-booster I noticed the TRIBEX label says ‘not for under 18’s’ but I read an article on here which mentioned Alpha Male and TRIBEX is for over 21’s, plus it was more for older guys trying to ‘keep up’.

Should I use it now or is it unnecessary? I mean a T-boost is always good right? Recommended?

Dude you’re 175lbs and not even at your T level peak. Go eat and lift man. You don’t need test boosters.

Testosterone helps close growth plates.
You still growing??–watch out.

[quote]FuriousFists wrote:
Im 19, 175lbs 9%

getting paid tomorrow and restocking my supps, looking to try a T-booster I noticed the TRIBEX label says ‘not for under 18’s’ but I read an article on here which mentioned Alpha Male and TRIBEX is for over 21’s, plus it was more for older guys trying to ‘keep up’.

Should I use it now or is it unnecessary? I mean a T-boost is always good right? Recommended?[/quote]

your 19 chacnes are your t is alrady threw the roof i would wait at least till 21 and even then prob not so u deff dont need it at 19. It wont do anything bad but it will waste your money.

[quote]THE_CLAMP_DOWN wrote:
Testosterone helps close growth plates.
You still growing??–watch out.[/quote]

If that was true, you wouldn’t grow during puberty, a time when your testosterone levels are at their highest.

[quote]confusedjake wrote:
THE_CLAMP_DOWN wrote:
Testosterone helps close growth plates.
You still growing??–watch out.

If that was true, you wouldn’t grow during puberty, a time when your testosterone levels are at their highest.[/quote]

lol. yes it is.

testosterone, like most naturally occurring hormones, has multiple effects on development… sexual differentiation and physical maturation involves many stages, from infancy to adulthood.

[quote]FuriousFists wrote:
Should I use it now or is it unnecessary? [/quote]

Unnecessary.

[quote]FuriousFists wrote:
I mean a T-boost is always good right?
[/quote]

No.

[quote]FuriousFists wrote:
Recommended?
[/quote]

Lift lots, dial in your diet and get plenty of rest.

[quote]m00se wrote:
FuriousFists wrote:
Should I use it now or is it unnecessary?

Unnecessary.

FuriousFists wrote:
I mean a T-boost is always good right?

No.

FuriousFists wrote:
Recommended?

Lift lots, dial in your diet and get plenty of rest.[/quote]

I totally agree furiousfists man, your 19 years old and your natural production of test is already super high, dont worry about test boosters till later on down the road (if you still choose to use them). You dont want to counter balance your bodies production right now. Eat fats and protein and good carbs. Preferably 1.5xbodyweight in protein and .75xbodyweight for fat. Carbs depends, I stick to under 150 every day.

[quote]Drizzt wrote:
I totally agree furiousfists man, your 19 years old and your natural production of test is already super high, dont worry about test boosters till later on down the road (if you still choose to use them). You dont want to counter balance your bodies production right now. Eat fats and protein and good carbs. Preferably 1.5xbodyweight in protein and .75xbodyweight for fat. Carbs depends, I stick to under 150 every day.

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While I don’t necessarily think teens need supplements, you’re making a huge assumption as to the OP’s test levels.

As a whole those in his age group may have high T, but there’s no way to know whether he’s high, normal, or low without testing him.

Regardless, products like TRIBEX and Alpha Male don’t “counter balance” endogenous Testosterone. He’d need to take exogenous hormones to get levels high enough to do this.

[quote]THE_CLAMP_DOWN wrote:
Testosterone helps close growth plates.
You still growing??–watch out.[/quote]

Testosterone itself can not cause fusing of the growth plates, however, your body manufactures test, then aromatizes some of it to estrogen.

Estrogen itself will not fuse the growth plates DIRECTLY, it will however accelerate the sequence that controls the growth plate.

This speeds up the proliferative exhaustion Which in turn causes the plate to fuse earlier than it should have. So its more like Estrogen fuses growth plates, but only indirectly.

Technically more testosterone without any control over the aromatase will cause more estrogen to be produced. But trib is no where near strong enough to cause that. I might be worried if he wanted to inject Test, but anything but actual steroids will have no effect.