You probably know the type: celebrity YouTubers with six-packs and bulging muscles who look like Hollywood action stars and Greek gods. Although they may preach healthy eating and natural lifestyles, many of them are actually eating junk food, or perhaps are taking heavy steroids and PED’s (performance enhance drugs).
You may envy their bodies, but the truth is they are genetically built to eat whatever they want – while staying fit and lean.
Dr. Farhan Khawaja, Ph.D, and Imran Lalani, the founders of Aphro-D, a supplement company specializing in testosterone optimization, have expressed concern that certain fitness influencers are deceiving their followers. They believe that following “bro science” can be extremely detrimental and damaging to your health.
“Bro science” is a term used to describe workout and bodybuilding tips that are not backed by scientific research, but rather based on personal experiences and opinions. This type of advice is often given by self-proclaimed “experts” who don’t have formal education or qualifications in exercise science or nutrition. This means their results do not always come from the information they teach themselves, creating a disconnect between teaching and results.
Dr. Farhan Khawaja and Imran Lalani advise that it’s essential to follow a role model who has achieved their fitness goals through natural means, rather than those who rely on genetics or pharmaceuticals.
The founders of Aphro-D are well-versed in the subject and speak from personal experience, having successfully raised their own testosterone levels and helped thousands of clients in doing the same. They stress the importance that numerical and scientific evidence is far more important than mere stories and myths.
Before developing the Aphro-D supplement, Dr. Farhan Khawaja and Imran Lalani personally encountered the difficulties of low testosterone levels. To help men in increasing their total and free testosterone levels with 100% natural herbs, they joined forces.
However, despite trying various methods and following numerous recommendations, they were unable to achieve their goal. Consequently, Dr. Farhan took it upon himself to find a solution, which is Aphro-D. Now, the supplement company has tens of thousands of loyal customers and Facebook group members, and millions watching and following their advice on YouTube and podcasts. Many clients have since doubled, or even tripled their testosterone levels.
Dr. Farhan found a simple formula using natural ingredients, such as Schisandra Berry, He Shou Wu, and Pearl Powder, which he claims every male should take as a dietary supplement. He was personally able to double his own testosterone levels using this formulation.
The problem with following “bro science” and steroid users is that they often rely on factors that are beyond our control, such as genetics and pharmaceuticals, and what may work for them may not work for you. The long-term dangers of taking harmful steroids and pharmaceuticals can include organ damage, hormonal imbalances, increased risk of infections, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and psychological effects such as mood swings and depression. In addition, long-term use of steroids can also lead to dependency and withdrawal symptoms.
Taking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can have potential risks and side effects, including acne, hair loss, increased risk of blood clots, sleep apnea, and prostate enlargement. Long-term use of TRT may also increase the risk of cardiovascular events and stroke.
The Aphro-D founders advise against falling for fad diets and celebrity endorsements, stating, “Many people are not aware of the side effects of taking pharmaceuticals, which their doctors may have prescribed them. Doctors look for short-term fixes and don’t see the natural solutions that are available to their patients. Drugs like TRT are getting prescribed without understanding the long-term dangers.”