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March 21, 2011

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Jeff

I used it for a couple of weeks and then had trouble keeping on the powder. I did notice some improvement and noticed my feet stunk like they did when I was a teenager. As soon as I stopped my foot stink stopped. I am inclined to think that it does work. I'm 40 years old

Ty

Hello, I am a natural bodybuilder still in my second decade of life, although in my fifth year of training. As progress slows, my patience thins, and my desire for a change in my own hormones increases. Of course a more natural, safer substitution for steroids is optimal, and as always, a solution too good to be true appears. I've done some significant research on DAA for this reason as well and I thank you for your input. Anecdotally: DAA gave me a complete placebo. It was sour and expensive and yielded nothing out of the ordinary. I tried it 3 times. Save your money for better performance enhancement drugs, this one belongs on a shelf at GNC.

D-Aspartic

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Scott Abbett

Hi Matt,

Thank you for stopping by and providing your thoughts.

I agree with you: What's the point of reporting these findings that fall within the natural variance of daily testosterone fluctuations? A 30% rise or drop in T-levels can occur just by eating the right or the wrong thing in a single day. What's the significance of this when guys who take T-replacement or 'roids are augmenting this hormone by a thousnd percent or more?

I have a question: Where are you getting the stat that says the DAA will be effective for a "handful of people?" I'm reminded of the annoyance I feel when reading bodybuilding message boards in which guys are debating the effectiveness of some useless supplement like Tribulus. They'll often say something like the following:

"Well... it works for some people... but everyone's different."

"Ugh"... this is mindless extrapolation that makes double-blind studies practically meaningless. That kind of small positive variance can easily be attributable to the placebo effect. Wouldn't you agree?

Matt

Realistically nobody under the age of say 37 should be even bothing with this product. A 30% boost in testosterone, although it sounds good does not equate in anyway to a 30% boost to performance. Most people with already natural levels of testosterone will simply continue to have natural levels of testosterone. 30% does sound significant, but illegal supplements actually boost test levels by 1000's of percent. The only good think about this product is that D-Aspartic Acid would appear the only natural test booster to have any effect at all on testosterone, just a very small one for a handful of people.

Andras

DAA definitely works. I have blood tests about every 2 months because I have been dealing with low test for some time and I am 37. I've seen a 60% increase running DAA solo and an additional 12% with a stinging nettle stack (divanil). It's certainly not a cycle or close to one, but when you are low, a 72% increase is amazing.

Scott

Hi Johnny P,

Interesting! Your annecdotal experience is lent more credibility by the fact that you're not back-linking to a supplements site.

When you get a chance, I'd love for you to tell readers what brand of DAA you're using, as well as the "other supplements" you've mentioned.

Thanks for commenting.

Scott

johnny p

My lifts and size have gone up dramatically in the three weeks I have been taking daa, my friend who is a chemist and has never let me down in the past assured me it works magic. I am taking a pre-workout suppliment and protein along with daa. Two thumbs up from myself and the chemist.

Aspartic Acid

This is really interesting take on the concept. I never thought of it that way. I came across this site recently which I think it will be a great use of new ideas and informations. Thanks a lot...

RichT

I have never tried any type of Tribulus supplement before, so I was browsing around and found Dr Max Powers Testosterone Booster. Taking just one capsule on an empty stomach morning and afternoon I seemed to feel much better all around on the 3rd to 4th day and forward. My workouts went better, I felt more like a "beast" while lifting, if that makes any sense. Recovery seemed to not be as painfully sore after lifting the next couple of days, especially when I pushed myself too far, so I'm going to chalk that one up to 'boosted' or 'leveled' test levels. All around, I don't have any negatives to report back, and for the price, you really can't complain.

Tom

im a 21 yr old guy starting this today. ill give you guys the results in a month

scott

Hey Bali,

Your theory about muscle mass quantity being reflective of endogenous testosterone levels would be universally feasible if there were no such thing as steroids. Since steroids are an exogenous testosterone source and they're so prevalent in bodybuilding, it's difficult to even predict who'd be most muscular if they didn't exist. If such a drug-free hypothetical situation existed, it could probably safely be said that the most muscular guys (and gals) were the ones with the highest natural testosterone levels.

There was a really muscular middle-aged guy that used to work out at the gym where I train. This guy was physiologically hooked to steroids. He confessed to someone I knew (I heard this second-hand) that he'd been on steroids for so long that he knew if he'd come off them, he'd have no natural testosterone at all. Worse, he didn't believe he could ever get endogenous production back.

That's an extreme case of someone's muscularity not being reflective of his "real" testosterone levels.

Libido is definitely a good first-line indication of how testosterone levels are doing. And yes... overtraining can certainly knock your testosterone, muscle-growth, and "you-know-what" right into the dirt.

Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli) are great for minimizing estrogen and, thus, maximizing endogenous testosterone levels. I think eating beef raises testosterone, but I have no solid evidence of it.

One of the best ways for a guy to make sure he has adequate testosterone is by shedding all (or not gaining any) abdominal fat. A good chunk of fat around the middle has been shown to cut natural testosterone levels in half.

As always, thank you for your comments Bali.

Hope your training's going well.

Scott

Bali

Hey Scott

Interesting post you have written here. Along with the numerous alleged muscle building supplement reviews you have here on this blog.

For me personally I don't think these test boosters work. I'd rather rely on beef and broccoli than a daily dose of 3 grams of powder.

But all this hype about test boosting products causes me to wonder: Does it stand to reason that an individual with more muscle mass on his frame has higher average testosterone levels than someone with less muscle? An illustration would be between lets say an intermediate bodybuilder and an advanced counterpart.

Also, is it reasonable to conclude that males with consistently higher libido and who demonstrate more "alpha male behavior" will have a relatively easier task in building mass and strength?

Bottom line, can a person's libido be a key factor in gauging his muscle building success? I know there are other numerous factors but this is definitely one that deserves some attention. In my own personal experience when in a prolonged period of overtraining my test levels must have taken a dip since libido plummeted.

If you've read up to here Scott I thank you for your attention.

Bali

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