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Old 07-06-2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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Liver Protection

Using steroids that pass through the oral pathway (means they are swallowed) are very harsh on the liver. It is ABSOLUTELY NESSECARY to protect your liver with the following herbs, while using oral steroids.

There are products available that are forumlated to protect your liver. They come with the right amount of herbs and protects:

PrimaForce's PROLIVER
Anabolic Xtreme's PERFECT CYCLE


Milk Thistle
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*Preloading is nessecary: 1-3 Weeks Before
*Dosage is around 500-1500mg Every Day
*Dose is spread out 2 or 3 times during the day
*You will want a high % silymarin: 60-80%
Milk thistle nutritionally supports the liver's ability to maintain normal liver function. It has shown positive effects in treating nearly every known form of liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, necroses, and liver damage due to drug and alcohol abuse. Milk thistle works due to its ability to inhibit the factors responsible for liver damage, coupled with the fact it stimulates production of new liver cells to replace old damaged ones.

Milk thistle has been proven to protect the liver from damage. The detrimental effects of environmental toxins, alcohol, drugs and chemotherapy may be countered with this valuable herb. The active chemical component in the herb is silybin, which functions as an antioxidant and is one of the most potent liver protective agents known. Clinical trials have proven silybin to be effective in treating chronic liver diseases and in protecting the liver from toxic chemicals.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine/NAC
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*Dosage is around 700-1200mg Every day
*Preloading is not necessary, but will help.
NAC helps the body synthesize glutathione, an important antioxidant. It is an altered form of the amino acid cysteine, which is commonly found in food and synthesized by the body. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant that aids in fighting liver damage and kidney damage.

Sore Joints

One side effect with using steroids is getting Sore Joints. There are supplements like Joint Support, Joint Command and others that help with the soreness. The following are popular and have worked for many people combating this problem.

Fish Oil
Quote:
*Dosages: 3-8g of Fish Oil per day, spread out evenly throughtout the day
Glucosamine Sulfate
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1,500 mg glucosamine
1,200 mg chondroitin sulfate
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are substances found naturally in the body. Glucosamine is a form of amino sugar that is believed to play a role in cartilage formation and repair. Chondroitin sulfate is part of a large protein molecule (proteoglycan) that gives cartilage elasticity.

Past studies show that some people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (OA) taking either glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate reported pain relief at a level similar to that of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Some research indicates that the supplements might also slow cartilage damage in people with OA. Definitive results about the effects of these supplements are expected from an in-depth clinical study currently being conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
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