💉 The Morning Dose #3: A Warning from Chris Bumstead, New Weight Loss Drug, and Managing Cancer Risks in Men
Welcome to The Morning Dose, your morning update on peptides, SARMS, TRT, and everything else the media won’t tell you.
In this week’s edition of The Morning Dose:
🏥 A new drug is already better than semaglutide?
The only PED Chris Bumstead will never take
🔄 New Research on Cancer Risks in Men
Let’s inject this.
Research Corner: New Drug is More Effective for Weight Loss than Semaglutide
Semaglutide, usually sold under the names Ozempic or Wegovy, has only been around for a few years. This peptide can help users lose up to 15% of their body weight, and keep it off… And researchers have already found something better.
Eli Lilly & Co, the company that created tirzepatide, another weight loss peptide, is back with their latest drug, retatrutide.
Retatrutide mimics two hormones, GLP-1 and GIP, which help stabilize blood sugar and suppress appetite. These are the very hormones impacted by semaglutide and tirzepatide.
But this new drug also has a third action, stimulating glucagon receptors in the liver.
What does all this mean?
Retatrutide, which recently completed phase 2 trials, combines the effects of both semaglutide and tirzepatide, while adding a third effect to make it even more effective.
In a recent study, most retatrutide users lost over 25% of their body weight, with some losing over 30%… and showing no signs of plateauing.
Once it’s approved by the FDA, this brand new drug may be the most powerful weight loss peptide ever discovered, soon making bariatric surgery a thing of the past.
Pro Talk: A Warning from Chris Bumstead
Chris Bumstead, better known as CBum, has become one of the most popular bodybuilders on the planet and a 4-time Mr. Olympia champion.
Throughout his career, he’s been very transparent, and it’s no secret that he’s had his fair share of health concerns over the years, including being hospitalized 4 weeks out of a show with kidney issues.
He’s openly warned against taking steroids, because many quit bodybuilding after a few years, yet deal with health side effects for years.
Chris claims that during the off-season he stays on a very moderate dose of TRT only, to give his body a break from heavy anabolic use.
In a recent 2-hour video interview with Chris Williamson of Modern Wisdom, CBum again discussed his health concerns, emphasizing that he needs to preserve his health for life after bodybuilding.
When asked if there was any compound Chris refuses to take, he answered:
“Tren. That’s probably the most toxic compound you can put in your body. I’ve done it in the past, but haven’t touched it in 5 years. To me, it’s not worth the health risk anymore.”
This is another reminder to always keep your long-term health in mind. .
You may be willing to take the risk now… but what about 5-10 years from now?
Make sure that whatever you’re doing–training programs, diets, and pharmaceutical compounds, won’t cause any long-term health concerns that you’ll regret later.
And yes–all drugs, peptides, SARMS, and even TRT can have dangerous side effects when used incorrectly.
That’s why we always emphasize safety and health for our readers and clients. Your long-term health is always the priority.
Health & Longevity: Cardiovascular Fitness Reduces Cancer Risk in Men
Love or hate it, cardio is one of the more hotly-debated topics in the fitness industry.
Some coaches claim you only need to use cardio to lose fat in contest prep, some are scared that cardio eats away your muscle, while some athletes regularly train both strength and cardio.
Whatever you may think about cardio, we know it’s important for your health–but not just your heart health.
A new study from the Swedish School of Sport & Health Science analyzed Swedish health service data from 1982-2019, which contained health records for 177,709 men.
They found that men who had high levels of cardiovascular fitness were less likely to die from colon cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
In other words, even if you feel fit, your blood pressure is in a good range, or you’re not actively in a diet phase, you should still be doing your cardio every week.
Cardio isn’t just for contest prep anymore… it may keep the cancer away.
As always, anytime we can do something to proactively reduce our risk of cancer, it’s probably a good idea.
Speaking of TRT, we’ve just finished updating our guide to the best TRT clinics.
These are reputable, health-first companies–not shady doctors who prescribe heavy doses of anabolics to anyone with a credit card.
If you want to get your blood work checked, speak with a doctor, and make sure your hormones are fully optimized, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices in our list.
-The Morning Dose
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