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What you must know about Turkesterone
How to use Turkesterone for muscle gain
How does Turkesterone benefit muscle gain?
Why is Turkesterone in Australia so popular?
You train hard, eat well, and take your rest days. Whether you're a seasoned gym-goer or a novice, you may be wondering how you can reach your goals faster. After 'beginner gains' are over, it can be more and more challenging to achieve the physique goals you dream of.
You've heard of Turkesterone's potential to help your muscle gain or fat loss journey. This definitive guide will help you decide whether it's right for you!
What is Turkesterone?
Turkesterone is an ecdysteroid, a type of steroid hormone found naturally in insects and some plants and water animals.
As its chemical structure is similar to androgens, a Turkesterone supplement is said to share some effects of testosterone, supporting muscle growth, recovery and athletic performance. Turkesterone is suitable both when wanting to gain muscle and lose weight.
Benefits of a Turkesterone supplement:
- Have the most 'anabolic' ecdysteroid that can help you reach your goals naturally
- Support lean muscle gain via protein synthesis
- Help preserve muscle whilst dieting
- Aid power and strength - get ready for new PBs (personal bests)!
- Enjoy superior recovery support to help you reach your body composition goals faster
- Aid endurance, so you can train at your peak for longer
- Support general health and wellbeing as an adaptogen
- No need for PCT (Post Cycle Therapy)
- No stress about testosterone suppression
- When combined with Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin, Turkesterone becomes more bioavailable, providing superior results for your body
Is Turkesterone legal in Australia?
The short answer is yes! Turkesterone is not an artificial hormone or a banned substance; you can use it for that extra push to reach your muscle gain goals when you want to stay 'natty'. You can find it in some foods, such as spinach and quinoa. However, the amounts you'll find are minimal, hence the need for supplementation - this is why Athletic Sport has sourced Turkesterone as an extract of Ajuga Turkestanica, a native plant from Central Asia. With a strong focus on the active ingredient, each capsule is standardised to 10% Turkesterone. This standardisation process ensures consistency between batches and allows product quality to remain the same.
Why is Turkesterone so popular right now?
Though the bodybuilding community has known of Turkesterone for a while, it's exploded in popularity thanks to the Joe Rogan podcast featuring neuroscience professor Andrew Huberman.
Is it worth taking Turkesterone? Athletes, bodybuilders and gym-goers worldwide attest to its positive effects on body composition and overall performance. Since it is considered a natural substance and legal in Australia, bodybuilders use it as an alternative to anabolic steroids without the drawbacks these options contain.
Side effects of Turkerstone supplementation:
Science often lags anecdotal reports, so in this case, there are no official studies that can show long term or short term side effects on humans. However, user experiences suggest little to no side effects, so you can feel confident that this naturally-derived compound is safe and legal in Australia.
Anabolic steroids can cause a variety of unwanted side effects. Turkesterone doesn't bind to androgen receptors, so it is considered a much safer option. Again, you won't need PCT after using this supplement!
How to take Turkesterone - Dosage and Timing
How much Turkesterone should you take?
Each capsule of Turkesterone by Athletic Sports contains 500mg of Ajuga Turkestanica extract. You will take one cap twice per day. You can stack Turkesterone with your other Athletic Sports supplements.
How long does it take for Turkesterone to 'kick in'?
Though it will vary individually, by taking it as directed, you should see results within the first month. Since it does not suppress testosterone, you don't have to worry about cycling it or going through PCT.
- Ensure you are following a quality training and nutrition program- no supplement can replace poor habits!
- When starting a new supplement regime, consult with your medical practitioner.
Beware: Not all Turkesterone supplements are created equal!
The efficacy of a supplement lies in not just what you ingest but what you absorb. For your body to utilise Turkesterone effectively, Athletic Sport has used a Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin complex, which increases the bioavailability of the active ingredient.
What is Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin? To put it simply, it is a non-toxic stabiliser that has been used successfully as a carrier of supplements and medicinal products through the digestive tract. For Turkerstone to do its job in next-level muscle growth and peak performance, it must be stable, able to be dissolved and then absorbed by your body. Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin helps do exactly that.
Turkesterone by Athletic Sport:
As it becomes more popular, finding a trustworthy source of Turkesterone is the key to seeing safe, long-term results. Athletic Sport is committed to helping you achieve peak athletic excellence - in each container, you will find a 30 day supply of the purest Turkesterone available in Australia today.
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