You may want to lay off the caffeine

Discussion in 'Anything and Everything about dietary supplements' started by Bulldog, May 20, 2008.

  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

  2. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    May be, might be, said pretty much nothing; no offense man.
    They would have to do long-term study on hypertrophy with this to mean anything to us, IMO.
  3. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    That's why I said you "may" want to lay off the caffeine prior to training.  Not to mention they did saliva testing rather than blood testing.

    But I think this conclusion may warrant further research.

    <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">CONCLUSION: Caffeine has some potential to benefit training outcomes via the anabolic effects of the increase in testosterone concentration, but this benefit might be counteracted by the opposing catabolic effects of the increase in cortisol and resultant decline in the testosterone:cortisol ratio.</div>

    I would think anything that would cause a decline in the testosterone:cortisol ratio would be a bad thing.

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