I have heard garlic increases testosterone and protein synthesis. So I tried it.
My diet: VLC mostly raw lamb and beef, meat/fat liver, fish oil, coconut oil, avocado, tallow, green veggies, no starchy roots or grains, or fruit.
My goal has been to gain mass the last 3 months. I'm eating 2500cal 70/30 fat/protein. I'm lifting heavy weight 3x week.
I went from 65kilo to 66.8kilo during this time, slow progression. I started putting one RAW garlic clove into my evening meal 10 days ago. 3 times a week I do a breakfast dose too. Three days after I started, I had my first nocturnal emmisson in a couple years. By day 5 my weight was 67.8kilos. I laid off garlic over the weekend as I see my girlfriend ;). The weight stayed constant. A few doses into resuming garlic, I weighed 68.2 this morning.
I use the same scale, under the same conditions, every morning after the bathroom, before eating. My diet has been the same the whole time.
EDIT* Well, my weight shot up over a kilo during the first two weeks of the garlic, but has since stalled. Sex drive seems good though.
According to those numbers, during the first 90 days my gains were 0.02K/day average. Since garlic for 10 days, it's been 0.14K/day. That's a 6X increase in rate.
I do feel raw garlic is the most potent.
Go ahead, hack it apart!
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on April 10, 2012
at 02:42 AM
+1 for "nocturnal emmisson", +1 for tracking your BW that closely, +1 for figuring out how to get a 6x increase in weight gain over base, by eating raw garlic.
on June 18, 2012
at 03:40 PM
I love garlic, but I just recently came across this... According to Dave, garlic inhibits brain function (alpha waves). Maybe if it raises testosterone it's worth it, but maybe not...
on May 21, 2012
at 06:25 PM
I do not meant to be rude by anymeans, but what aout increase your caloric intake by 5-10%, instead of micromanaging so much the garilc? I've found quite interesting the experiment, but many variables play roles here, such as strenght gains? Any?
personally, e eat up 5-10 garlic gloves over the course of the week, (love'em lightly sautted in butter with some diced onion over my veegies).
on May 07, 2012
at 02:46 AM
Though I totally believe the OP, and am in fact eating one raw clove of garlic a day with my lunch/dinner to gain weight, if you put "Garlic to gain weight" (without quotes) in google, every single result is about using garlic for weight loss. Go figure, eh?