Estrogen is not bad, but excessive estrogen can lead to fat gain, cause difficulty losing fat, water retention, mood swings, cravings and other deleterious effects. Cortisol like estrogen is not inherently bad, but excessive cortisol— otherwise known as the “stress hormone”, can slow down fat loss and even lead to the body storing fat in “problem areas” like the hips and butt in women and stomach and lower back in men. And with the stresses of life, cortisol can get out of control!
We don’t want to eliminate estrogen since it is needed for muscle growth and fat loss. Rather than eliminating all estrogen, we want to control estrogen in your favor! MTS Nutrition TYRANT™ can increase the amount of “good” estrogens (2-hydroxy) and decreases the amount of “bad” estrogens (4-hydroxy and 16-hydroxy). This means optimizing muscle growth and fat loss by producing more “good” estrogens while decreasing the risks of elevated “bad” estrogen levels. Cortisol is called the “stress hormone” because it is released in response to stress and anxiety. When released at a normal level, cortisol helps restore homeostasis after stressful events. But when too much cortisol is released or cortisol levels are elevated for too long, negative effects arise. Excessive cortisol levels can lead to suppression of the immune system, excessive protein breakdown, and the accumulation of abdominal fat. We don’t want to get rid of cortisol since we need it, we want to control it.
Here is a quick summary of the effects of these ingredients: