It’s being out of whack that’s whack.
And what sucks is when you try to get your life into whack by exercising & T-boosting & partaking in all that intense gym-dood stuff only to find out that, at the end of your 8 week cycle, your in whack body is hiding some pretty out of whack wacky shit (like estrogen!).
Well, fear no more, brother. This is why we have products like AIT.
About Adaptogen Science AIT
Adaptogen Science takes sports nutrition serious, which is why they crafted AIT–a “Potent Hormone Balancing Therapy.” The idea isn’t so much to boost T as it is to get your hormones back into whack after out-of-whacking them with an intense cycle. But is this PCT still just an “idea”? Formula notes:
- Post Hormone Balancing Therapy: Adaptogen Science AIT is less T-booster and more Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) with its “hormone balancers” & liver protection.
- D-Aspartic Acid: Yet, some T-boosts are accomplished with one of the best T-boosters in the game, our numero uno: D-Aspartic Acid.
- Questionable (Estrogenic) Herbs: Whether it’s from a lack of research or potential estrogenic activity, a couple of these herbs have us wondering why they’re here.
Adaptogen Science AIT Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
Servings Per Container: 56
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Proprietary Blend||730 mg|
|Kudzu Extract (root), Tinospora Cordifiola Extract (stem), Milk Thistle Extract (seed), D-Aspartic Acid, S-adenosylmethionine|
|Other Ingredients: |
Gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, red #40, blue #1, titanium dioxide.
TAKE CONTINUOUSLY FOR 6 WEEKS, THEN A 3-WEEK “OFF” CYCLE IS REQUIRED. Take one (1) capsule twice a day with or without food, preferably early in the day and before training, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Can be taken all at once or in divided doses.
AIT restores & balances your hormone levels after an INTENSE cycle.
Want to know what our favorite T-booster is?
Well, too bad, we’re telling you again: D-Aspartic Acid, baby.
If boosting testosterone is your one-and-only goal, then it practically doesn’t get any better than DAA. But why would you need DAA if you’re weaning off of a cycle? How the hell does this whole PCT thing work?
Proprietary Blend, 730 mg
Multiply this dosage (730 mg) by two and there you have your daily intake of AIT (1460 mg/day). Considering that DAA requires upwards of 2000 mg and is prioritized looow on this blend, the T-boosting prospects of this potent ass T-booster are suppressed
So we doubt the DAA will override the PCT functions of this… PCT. But how do the other ingredients hold up?
- Kudzu. This root plant does seem to interact with sex hormones, but not the right ones (at least for men). Kudzu is overwhelmingly researched for women due to its estrogenic behavior. What this means for male T is unclear.
- Tinospora. An immune system booster with plenty of clinical potential in other areas of health, but not a whole lot for T. Tinospora is more valuable as a liver protector.
- Milk Thistle. Speaking of liver protection, Milk Thistle will sound familiar to a lot of bodybuilders for its popular use as a liver detox agent.
Below DAA is S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), an amino acid involved in a number of metabolic reactions—particularly as they relate to cognition: SAMe is required for the synthesis of neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Combined, this creates a pretty well-rounded estrogenic, liver-protecting, T-boosting, neurotransmitter-replenishing blend. Woo, alright let’s talk about it:
As far as T-boosting goes, AIT doesn’t go very far. And that’s okay.
The whole purpose of this formula is to RESTORE your body after an intense training/T-boosting cycle. Most likely, the users of this formula will be coming off of a (semi-legal) prohormone cycle and will be in direct need of an estrogen-blocking liver detox. So intense T-boosts aren’t the name of the game here: Especially BIG LISTERS such as D-Aspartic Acid, which are potent enough to increase both T & estrogen.
But we’re not sure if AIT chose wisely with their featured ingredient: Kudzu.
It just doesn’t have the clinical chops to support itself as an “estrogen blocking” PCT ingredient. If anything, it might actually increase estrogen expression through its estrogenic activity.
On the other hand, Kudzu’s ability to bind to estrogen receptors may theoretically inhibit estrogen expression by blocking estrogen from binding to these receptors. This seems to be the theory that Adaptogen Science is using to justify Kudzu’s spot in the formula.
The point is: We don’t know either way whether Kudzu works for men or not. And thus its use isn’t entirely warranted here.
At the least, we can’t imagine it doing too much potential damage with DAA by its (near) side. Plus the liver detoxification is on point. That alone is worth the investment in AIT—because we know how you BIG doods treat your liver…
Adaptogen Science AIT Benefits
Aside from “boosting T” there are 3 specific benefits associated with this PCT T-booster:
- Supports Healthier Estrogen Balance
- Aids Libido & Vitality
- Supports Strength & Lean Muscle Mass
These are strange claims coming from Adaptogen Science, considering that you should be going into this product with already-heightened libido, vitality, strength, muscle mass, etc. etc. In actuality, AIT should be used to reinforce the rest of the body so it can keep up with these benefits.
In a sense, AIT keeps the train rolling on these benefits to prevent them from caving in on themselves.
Who Takes It?
Post-Cycling Homies. BIG boys looking to strictly increase their T should hold off on this T-booster and wait to supplement it after attempting a heavier T-booster. You may experience slight T-boosts & strength gains with AIT, but it works best after the T-boosts & strength gains have already been established.
Any Side Effects?
Nope. In a sense, this is your “anti-side effect” product, so it would be ironic & counterproductive of AIT to produce more negative effects. Judging by these particular ingredients, we wouldn’t expect any bad interactions.
Remember: Cycle this post-cycle for only 6 weeks followed by an at least 3-week off cycle to minimize any risk of AIT side effects.
Adaptogen Science AIT Summary
- Hormone Restoration. From sex hormones to neurotransmitters.
- Liver Protection. This is never a bad thing. Should be in more formulas.
- D-Aspartic Acid. It’s always good to see you, DAA, our dear friend.
- Under-Researched. Both Kudzu & Tinospora are questionable herbs.
- Estrogenic. Kuduz in particular might be a risky man-eating plant.
- Prop Blend. Only 5 ingredients and you can’t show us the dosages??
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $52.95
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Adaptogen Science AIT
In terms of T-boosting, AIT is weak. As it’s intended to be. But even in terms of Post-Cycle Therapy, AIT is still fairly questionable… If you’re wondering whether an ingredient boosts estrogen or not, you need to do more research before starring it in your formula. Having said that, all PCTs are questionable to a degree, so AIT isn’t below average here. Plus, its liver protectors & DAA content are still worth the investment. Ultimately, if your hormone status is that out of whack, then we’d recommend giving AIT a try.