What Is Turkesterone?
Turkesterone is a steroid hormone found in plants and insects. It’s primarily responsible for growth in these species – which makes sense that it may also drive growth and performance in humans.
It’s part of a class of compounds call ecdysterones that have been around for a long time but have been recently rediscovered due to the amount of performance and growth they have shown in small sample studies.
Also, due to a mixture of it’s novelty and limited studies – it’s considered a legal substance across the board.
This makes Turkesterone a fascinating supplement option for anyone looking to build muscle and increase strength and performance while steering clear of banned substances.
The Origins of Turkesterone
Turkesterone is derived from plants – specifically the ajuga plant. Other ecdy-compounds are sourced from different insects and plants, but when talking about turkesterone – the plant “ajuga turkestanica” is the primary culprit.
While many people think that “turkesterone” has Turkish origins – this isn’t true. However, while new to the West, Turkesterone has been extensively studied in Russia – and while they may have a suspect record on doping – they do seem to do a good job of finding compounds that boost human physical performance.
Does Turkesterone Work?
The short answer to “does turkesterone work” is “maybe.” Preliminary studies seem to be very, very promising and some people even say it should be banned because
The 5 Main Benefits of Turkesterone
There are 5 main benefits of turkesterone.
Similar results to steroids without the androgenic effects
The main reason people use turkesterone is that it has similar growth results to typical (and banned) steroids without the typical androgenic effects. This may make it safer and more accessible to a wider amount of people.
No cycle therapy needed
Because turkesterone is not a steroid – you do not have to do a post-cycle therapy recovery like you would have to do with typical steroid.
Turkesterone Improves muscle growth
Probably. Some users have reported up to 10lbs of muscle gained! While that’s a lot, and should be taken with a grain of salt, the research tentatively seems to back this up (even if not to such extremes).
We’re collecting more data on this on a daily basis, so if you have a case study you’d like to share, please send it in.
Improved insulin sensitivity
Improved insulin sensitivity is correlated with multiple positive health outcomes including better fasting glucose levels and the next item – which people care quite a bit about.
Improved body composition
Due to the muscle growth and insulin sensitivity, many people report improved physiques after taking Turkesterone and seeing an increase in positive body composition and decrease in body fat.
Is Turkesterone Banned?
No, turkesterone is not banned – although some people are calling for it to be due to the incredible results some people have seen in preliminary studies.
Is Turkesterone Natty?
Because Turkesterone or “turk” is not found on the WADA doping list of agents – yes – it is considered “natty” for the time being. That, however, is subject to change in the future.