Turkesterone - What is it & What does it do?

Turkesterone has been trending among the bodybuilding community this past year, with users claiming increased muscle growth, energy and strength without side effects.

This article explains everything you need to know about turkesterone with reference to scientific studies.

What is turkesterone?
Turkesterone is an ecdysteroid. Ecdysteroid are steroid hormones naturally found in certain plant species.

Turkesterone's ability to stimulate muscle growth is theorized to be due to its similar molecular structure to testosterone.

However, the good news is that unlike recreational steroids, turkesterone does not cause aggression, baldness and gynecomastia.

This is because 
ecdysteroids do not bind to androgen receptors.

What does it do?
Turkesterone has the ability to increase muscle protein synthesis which results in improved muscle repair and growth.

It is able to do this by optimizing the mRNA translation process and increasing the absorption of leucine into muscle cells.

Leucine is one of the 9 essential amino acids that is critical for muscle growth stimulation.

Turkesterone is also able to increase muscle ATP content which results in increased muscular energy and stamina during exercise.

To give an example, Greg Doucette, an IFBB Pro body builder, reported that he became faster on his bike, stronger and bigger ever since he started taking turkesterone.

Growth Response to Turkesterone
Although it worked for Greg Doucette and other bodybuilders, it does not mean that it will work for you.

Some people respond much more effectively to the supplement that they are given. For example, two people are given the same supplement and dosage for a period of 30 days. One gains 2 kg of muscle mass whereas the other only gains 1 kg.

If you have better genetics to absorb and utilize the turkesterone that you have been given, you will have a higher potential for muscle growth.




This article does not take the place of advice by a qualified health professional. What’s appropriate for one individual may be counterproductive or unsafe for another. If you are suspicious of an illness, injury and/or are in constant pain the author encourages you to see a doctor, dietician, and/or a therapist to get a proper diagnosis and rule out illness.

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