Every so often a product takes the fitness industry by storm based purely on its astounding performance. Muscle-building supplement Turkesterone has done just that. So what is it?
Having worked out for weight loss, fitness and bodybuilding in the past, Nick Denyer felt he’d let himself go during COVID lockdowns. And who can blame him? With gyms closed, restrictions around movements and travel bans, getting out and about was increasingly difficult.
But for Nick, the problem was amplified by his personal situation. He’d suffered depression since childhood and as he lost fitness his mind returned to a dark place.
“It wasn’t a good time for me,” Nick says. “I didn’t really want to leave the house, but getting back to the gym definitely helped.”
During the weeks before he spoke with Elite Supps, Nick changed his diet, including fasting for the first six hours of each day. Plus he began taking Turkesterone before working out.
“It’s only been a few weeks but I’ve noticed a major change in my mood and outlook, and in muscle growth,” he says. “I’ve lost three to four kilos and my partner has mentioned it several times. She sees the change, too.”
What is Turkesterone?
Equally effective and safe for men and women, Turkesterone is a natural extract from the flowering plant from Central Asia known as Ajuga turkestanica. So Turkesterone is named after the plant, and the mountain range in which the plant grows wild, the Turkestan Range.
The herb Ajuga nipponensis, from the Ajuga turkestanica plant, has been used in the past to treat inflammation and coughs and to help boost immunity. Preliminary research, according to WebMD, is also pointing to the fact that it might protect the liver and even help fight cancer.
More interesting to those of us in the fitness world is the extract known as Turkesterone, which users are loving for its powerful anabolic (muscle-growing) effect. Of course, the fact that it encourages rapid muscle growth also means Turkesterone promotes more efficient fat burning.
How is Turkesterone used?
Turkesterone belongs to a family of compounds called ecdysteroids. These are natural anabolic compounds that, according to a research paper from America’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, have been reported to “increase strength and muscle mass during resistance training, to reduce fatigue and to ease recovery”.
That particular study concluded that “An anabolic activity of ecdysterone was clearly confirmed by our investigation. The anabolic potency of the ecdysterone was comparable or even higher as found for the anabolic androgenic steroids, SARMs or IGF-1.”
This confirms in lab tests, at least, why Turkesterone is becoming such a smash hit in the fitness space.
Is Turkesterone just for men?
Turkesterone is equally valuable for women as it is for men.
Certain anabolic steroids and non-steroidal compounds have earned a bad reputation, and quite rightly, for their side effects. We wrote a while ago about why SARMS should be avoided, and outlined safer alternatives that can be taken instead.
Many anabolic steroids create an effect by imitating hormones that naturally occur in the body. Put simply, by imitating hormones, they stimulate receptors and therefore create various metabolic reactions.
If testosterone receptors are stimulated, for example, muscle growth accelerates, bone density is maintained and recovery from injury occurs faster.
The problem with these steroids has been their side effects, including hair growth, mood swings, sleeping difficulties, menstrual cycle disruptions, acne and more.
Turkesterone however, has no androgenic response. Androgens are hormones that encourage male traits. Testosterone is an androgen. Men and women both have androgens in their systems, men simply have more.
As Turkesterone causes no androgenic response and does not stimulate testosterone receptors, it is healthy and effective for women.
It has all of the muscle growth and fat burning benefits of anabolic steroids without any of the nasty, unexpected outcomes.
As a result, it’s also perfectly legal and doesn’t require any type of post cycle therapy (PCT). PCT is a harm-reduction and testosterone-normalisation measure for those who’ve been using certain types of anabolic/androgenic steroids.
What should I expect?
We’ve been having a very hard time keeping up with demand for Turkesterone for one simple reason – it works safely, effectively and fast. It does what it promises!
Users such as Nick are reporting noticeably increased muscle mass and fat loss as well as entirely new levels of energy and endurance. This, and the supplement’s ability to speed up recovery, is likely due to its ability to accelerate carbohydrate metabolism, which is the process required to deliver energy to cells.
“I think it’s a combination of things, including diet,” Nick says. “But I feel a lot better mentally, my muscle growth has been noticeable not just to me but also to my partner – she’s quite impressed. And I’m losing weight.”
All up, this purple-flowering plant that grows in mountainous regions has delivered a monumentally effective health supplement for anybody looking to increase muscle mass.
How do I take Turkesterone?
Typically delivered in capsule or tablet form, Turkesterone works best when taken once or twice daily. One capsule is 500mg.
We recommend starting with one per day, taken in the morning.
If you choose to move to two per day, the cycle should be one capsule in the morning and one in the evening.
It’s safe to stack Turkesterone with testosterone boosters such as ANS Fortitude. It can also be used as a post-workout recovery enhancer, having first boosted the workout with a pre-shred such as Emrald Labs Pre Shred.
Who makes Turkesterone supplements?
We’re always a fan of the fact that local is best. We personally recommend Turkesterone from our partner Emrald Labs, an Australian based and owned business that has an obsession with quality.
The launch of Emrald Labs was considered a solution to the problems in our industry caused by the mass of low-quality products that were saturating the market at the time. The brand has lifted the quality of products across the board, and their Turkesterone is no different.
Get in touch once you try it out – we’d love to hear your stories of success.