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Too Young for Test-Boosters?

hey fellas, ive seen alot of people say you shouldnt take test-boosters when youre young. i just turned 20 a few months ago. is 20 too young to take them? or perhaps woulc cycling it be ok? like take it for a week, take the next week off, take them again for a week, next week off, so forth?

No your not to young. If training HARD you could actually be supressiing your natural test somewhat, more so if doing a lot of endurance/cardio.

Give something Like Alpha Male a try. At the worst it’ll make you into a horny lil bastage and lighten your wallet a bit. Thats at the worst. Best it’ll make you feel like a million dollars.

BUT before any supps id get your training and diet in order. If your arent making gains with out any supps then you need to work that out first. They are a tooll not a cructh for the lazy, poor planned, etc.

Phill

After getting your diet in order, I would try ZMA. Although it’s really not a test booster like Alpha Male or TRIBEX per se, it could help if you are deficient in zinc or magnesium. It’s very inexpensive, too.

Assuming you’re no longer in puberty, they should have no severe adverse effect on you, I would postulate.

Just a guess though. At 19, I’m still gaining a cm or two in height, so I’m not touching any T boosters yet.

I’m 37 now. I didn’t do any blood tests to measure T levels and whatnot, but based on the way I used to feel (yeah, yeah, subjective criteria, I know) I don’t think any T booster would have done me any good before the age of 30.

Looking back, there’s some kind of theshold around 30 - before it, no matter what you do you’re fine and you perform well in any regard. After that, well, things start to change a bit.

Unless you’re after extreme performance, or you’re looking to set some kind of world record regardless of the price you’re going to pay, I don’t think it’s necessary to mess with your hormones while you’re still young. And in my opinion, “young” means “before 30”.

HELL NO

As long as it’s a natural test booster it would be wise to maximize your natural test production.

[quote]florin wrote:
I’m 37 now. I didn’t do any blood tests to measure T levels and whatnot, but based on the way I used to feel (yeah, yeah, subjective criteria, I know) I don’t think any T booster would have done me any good before the age of 30.

Looking back, there’s some kind of theshold around 30 - before it, no matter what you do you’re fine and you perform well in any regard. After that, well, things start to change a bit.

Unless you’re after extreme performance, or you’re looking to set some kind of world record regardless of the price you’re going to pay, I don’t think it’s necessary to mess with your hormones while you’re still young. And in my opinion, “young” means “before 30”.[/quote]

but all your doing is increasing endogeneous test production and even then, the body keeps other hormones like estrogen in balance. so, really, your just maximizing what your body can do for you.

Try some Tongkat Ali at a extract of 1:50 (eBay or somewhere else). Or, try some TRIBEX Gold.

I personally have been on TA for a while, been taking in 3g per day (5 days on/2 days off) and love everyday I’m on it. You could probably get away with 1g-2g, but I feel with TA that the more I take, the better.

alrighty thanx for the input guys. sorry took so long to respong, been out in the sticks thus no computer.