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Hack my raw garlic testosterone and protein synthesis experiment

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

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 May 24, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Awsome. I'll add the gloves raw if i can notice some sintoms. ;)

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:26 AM

no offense taken. this forum is supposed to be about challenging ideas, right? my calorie level was already causing fat gain along with muscle gain. so i didnt want to increase it any more. besides, 325 grams of beef, 325 grams of lamb, and the caloric equivalent in chicken or fish plus coconut oil felt like ENOUGH calories already. as an update, my weight gains shot up initially with the garlic, but stabilized and have not budged. im not on a mass regime now but have switched to a cutting/strength gain regime. i continue to eat a raw clove 2x day because it DOES raise my test!

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Hmm. I guess in the absence of increased calories, anything that increases testosterone would burn fat and therefore cause weight loss.

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on April 10, 2012
at 04:56 AM

yes, i will of course see how it goes over time. i just wanted to share something preliminary that is too significant to pass off. ill post my findings as they come. sample size is small because my hardgainer stubborn body doesnt like to gain mass!

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on April 10, 2012
at 04:52 AM

i changed nothing else in my experiment, and sleep/stress has been the same as far as i can tell. im super strict with my eating. i weight everything. i eat the same amounts of the same cuts of the same kind of meat daily. so its controlled. i assume its just lean gain; my waist circumference has not gone up with the newly added weight. my libido has been rather flat on VLC ketogenic diet; i dont really find myself craving sex, but once down to business, things are just fine. with the garlic, seems the same. all im doing here is reporting what ive found.

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on April 10, 2012
at 04:49 AM

forever young, im 37. most people think im 27 when they first meet me. my first nocturnal emission was in university, i was 20. i dont get that many. few times a year. usually they are early morning just before waking, when testosterone is highest. last one was a year or two ago as i remember. wasnt really a dream. the feeling just woke me up.

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I'm doubting your a 13yo paleo junkie.

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:34 AM

How old are you? I thought I was the only 22 yo on the planet who still has wet dreams.

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:33 AM

:) . . .

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:32 AM

geez. I woulda thought with the nocturnal emissions you would have lost weight!

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on April 10, 2012
at 02:45 AM

interesting! There is no other major factor (sleep/stress reduction etc... I know that you did a controlled period before and it seems solid but wow) that you changed along side the raw garlic? I have never looked into this but will definitely try it if it holds weight; that's quite a dramatic KG difference, is it definitely lean mass gains?

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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.

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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...

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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).

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:26 AM

no offense taken. this forum is supposed to be about challenging ideas, right? my calorie level was already causing fat gain along with muscle gain. so i didnt want to increase it any more. besides, 325 grams of beef, 325 grams of lamb, and the caloric equivalent in chicken or fish plus coconut oil felt like ENOUGH calories already. as an update, my weight gains shot up initially with the garlic, but stabilized and have not budged. im not on a mass regime now but have switched to a cutting/strength gain regime. i continue to eat a raw clove 2x day because it DOES raise my test!

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on May 24, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Awsome. I'll add the gloves raw if i can notice some sintoms. ;)

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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?

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Hmm. I guess in the absence of increased calories, anything that increases testosterone would burn fat and therefore cause weight loss.

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:11 AM

sounds cool, but your sample size is pretty small. I'd stick to it for another 3 months and compare your longterm gains to your first shot.

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on April 10, 2012
at 04:56 AM

yes, i will of course see how it goes over time. i just wanted to share something preliminary that is too significant to pass off. ill post my findings as they come. sample size is small because my hardgainer stubborn body doesnt like to gain mass!

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