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    swole troll got a reaction from Dannyb0yb in BPC-157 Log   
    I've not given it enough research to confidently say either way so I stick with what I believe is now the 'old logic' of localized. 
    I mean I'm yet to have an achey scapula so grabbing a clump of skin near my sore pec or patella tendon is no big shakes
    And what's for sure is localized won't be causing any lessening of efficacy whereas relying on it systemically could be.
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    swole troll reacted to Dannyb0yb in BPC-157 Log   
    My achilles tendon flared up again a few months back.
    Since i have been running:
    Hgh, ceylon cinnamon oil, fishoil, cucurmin, hydrolized collagen, vitamin D, C, zinc, multi
    I recently added mega cissus and five days later my tendon improved massively. I suspect there may be some synergy going on with the HGH.
    On the topic of bpc 157, when injecting i feel warm tingling sensations in the injured areas post injection. It definitely does something. I don't inject on training days tho
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    swole troll got a reaction from Dannyb0yb in BPC-157 Log   
    I've used bpc 157 numerous times from 250-500mcg x2-3 daily always to great success, it is, imo one of the most valuable peptides we have access to.
    When I ruptured my pec in 2017 I was told by the surgeon post op that due to my health and age I would be able to bench press an empty barbell in around 6 months (would be longer for those unfit and older) 
    With the use of some otc supplements and peptides I was benching an empty bar within 10 weeks post op and I largely attribute that rapid rate of recovery to bpc. 
    I think part of the problem with bpc and expectation is that many try to train through pain whilst using bpc thinking it will override further damage which of course it does not, it enhances healing when combined with the correct environment to do so.
    So a long winded way of saying it's great stuff and I'm IN on this log 
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    swole troll got a reaction from invisiblekid in 502kg Deadlift.   
    My personal opinion on that matter is Thor is more sporting despite what the weird largely UK ran strongman media portrays.
    That said, I do think Eddie is a t**t however when you take into account his strength across the board I believe him to be the strongest static lifter to ever live. 
    And the 500kg was electric! 501 had no where near the effect 500 did for me.
    I've watched that ground breaking, unprecedented feat of strength countless times and could still watch it now and get a buzz.
    The crowd, the hype, the uncharted waters, Eddie literally having a pit crew to keep him ticking over where he'd pushed his body to such an absurd extreme for his frame. 
    I don't know what's more impressive, Eddie's strength or him somehow becoming an even bigger t**t with his denture teeth and greased back hair since he left the sport.
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    swole troll reacted to mrwright in 502kg Deadlift.   
    You can take the man out of Stoke......
     
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    swole troll reacted to invisiblekid in 502kg Deadlift.   
    Total agree on all points. I was there that day in Leeds. It was unreal. 
    Strongman really is a great sport for camaraderie and support. Events like Britain's, Europe's and the Tour Finals in the UK have taken it to another level. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from invisiblekid in 502kg Deadlift.   
    My personal opinion on that matter is Thor is more sporting despite what the weird largely UK ran strongman media portrays.
    That said, I do think Eddie is a t**t however when you take into account his strength across the board I believe him to be the strongest static lifter to ever live. 
    And the 500kg was electric! 501 had no where near the effect 500 did for me.
    I've watched that ground breaking, unprecedented feat of strength countless times and could still watch it now and get a buzz.
    The crowd, the hype, the uncharted waters, Eddie literally having a pit crew to keep him ticking over where he'd pushed his body to such an absurd extreme for his frame. 
    I don't know what's more impressive, Eddie's strength or him somehow becoming an even bigger t**t with his denture teeth and greased back hair since he left the sport.
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    swole troll got a reaction from invisiblekid in 502kg Deadlift.   
    My personal opinion on that matter is Thor is more sporting despite what the weird largely UK ran strongman media portrays.
    That said, I do think Eddie is a t**t however when you take into account his strength across the board I believe him to be the strongest static lifter to ever live. 
    And the 500kg was electric! 501 had no where near the effect 500 did for me.
    I've watched that ground breaking, unprecedented feat of strength countless times and could still watch it now and get a buzz.
    The crowd, the hype, the uncharted waters, Eddie literally having a pit crew to keep him ticking over where he'd pushed his body to such an absurd extreme for his frame. 
    I don't know what's more impressive, Eddie's strength or him somehow becoming an even bigger t**t with his denture teeth and greased back hair since he left the sport.
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    swole troll reacted to Kazza61 in 502kg Deadlift.   
    Athletics is also a good analogy for those who say 1 extra kg isn't worth going for. The 100m world record gets beaten by 10ths and even100ths of a second. I think we'll only see that record going up a kilo at a time unless some new super-freak emerges from somewhere. 
    And on the subject of Thor, wasn't he extremely gracious and encouraging even though there was a chance his record could be broken? Good role model for Eddie in that regard. 
     
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    swole troll got a reaction from Baka in Performance enhancing drug discussion: Anavar   
    Sounds like it's doing what it's suppose to. 

    All this anything less than 100mg is for girls is just statements made by the guys that train and eat so half assed that they need drugs like trenbolone to even feel like they're on anything 

    50mg of var has a notable increase on my strength on any cycle.
    100mg and my strength shoots through the roof, up there with the best in terms of strength at this dosage. 
     
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    swole troll got a reaction from MrBrightside in Test Deca EQ or Test Deca Tren   
    No one's going to be able to accurately tell you what doses to take.
    Testosterone, nandrolone and boldenone is a very complimentary stack 
    Testosterone as an anchor and basal androgenic ostrogenic component of the stack 
    Nandrolone as primary anabolic with a boat load of fullness and joint cushioning also ticking the 19nor box 
    Boldenone for added anabolism, appetite (in some), improved work capacity, nutrient delivery and vascularity plus it bolsters the mg without too heavy an increase in compounded side effects (watch hematology values)
     
    I think trenbolone and nandrolone is a 'messy' stack personally, never had any appeal whatsoever outside of maybe peaking for a strength comp and using tren ace for the tail end but even then I'd favour an oral.
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    swole troll got a reaction from MrBrightside in Test Deca EQ or Test Deca Tren   
    No one's going to be able to accurately tell you what doses to take.
    Testosterone, nandrolone and boldenone is a very complimentary stack 
    Testosterone as an anchor and basal androgenic ostrogenic component of the stack 
    Nandrolone as primary anabolic with a boat load of fullness and joint cushioning also ticking the 19nor box 
    Boldenone for added anabolism, appetite (in some), improved work capacity, nutrient delivery and vascularity plus it bolsters the mg without too heavy an increase in compounded side effects (watch hematology values)
     
    I think trenbolone and nandrolone is a 'messy' stack personally, never had any appeal whatsoever outside of maybe peaking for a strength comp and using tren ace for the tail end but even then I'd favour an oral.
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    swole troll got a reaction from MrBrightside in Test Deca EQ or Test Deca Tren   
    No one's going to be able to accurately tell you what doses to take.
    Testosterone, nandrolone and boldenone is a very complimentary stack 
    Testosterone as an anchor and basal androgenic ostrogenic component of the stack 
    Nandrolone as primary anabolic with a boat load of fullness and joint cushioning also ticking the 19nor box 
    Boldenone for added anabolism, appetite (in some), improved work capacity, nutrient delivery and vascularity plus it bolsters the mg without too heavy an increase in compounded side effects (watch hematology values)
     
    I think trenbolone and nandrolone is a 'messy' stack personally, never had any appeal whatsoever outside of maybe peaking for a strength comp and using tren ace for the tail end but even then I'd favour an oral.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Leohunter in How do I start an Anavar cycle? Do I need to stack? What supplements do I take with it? What do I use for PCT?   
    Yes
    As a performance enhancing drug it will do just that. 
    Vitamin d at 5000iu ED during pct at least (should be year round really) 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Towel in How do I start an Anavar cycle? Do I need to stack? What supplements do I take with it? What do I use for PCT?   
    50mg every day for 8 weeks 
    After last dose take 20mg tamoxifen every day for 4 weeks.
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    swole troll got a reaction from SlinMeister in Using the least gear for the best gains - Jordan Peters.   
    Theres a point of diminished return but I completely disagree with the overall message.
    If you arnt stronger and bigger on 500mg test, 500mg tren and 1g eq vs 500mg test with all other variables even then your dealer is selling you salad dressing 
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    swole troll got a reaction from MuscleP in Controlling E2... It's actually a little difficult   
    This one is far from clear cut, all I'm providing with this thread is some information for you to go off and experiment with the amount of AI / aromatase inhibitor you require on cycle, I will also loosely cover SERM's or selective estrogen receptor modulators for use in gynecomastia prevention 




    Ok so what are aromatase inhibitors and why do we need them?
     
    "Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a class of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women and gynecomastia in men. They may also be used off-label to reduce increase of estrogen conversion during cycle with external testosterone. They may also be used for chemoprevention in high risk women.
    Aromatase is the enzyme that synthesizes estrogen. As breast and ovarian cancers require estrogen to grow, AIs are taken to either block the production of estrogen or block the action of estrogen on receptors."

    a healthy male between the ages of 20-30 will produce on average 7mg of testosterone per day or 50mg per week

    there is obviously variation to this figure for a whole host of reasons such as genetics, drug or alcohol use, certain diseases and conditions, stress... the list goes on, but on average most males will produce somewhere around the above figure

    now at this amount of testosterone a certain percentage aromatizes into oestrogen (ive heard the figure 10% but i've found no exact data) 

    "Aromatization is a process that occurs naturally in the body to convert testosterone into estrogen. The reason for the name is because the enzyme aromatase performs the conversion. "

    the balance between T / E is called homoeostasis and the body is tuned in a manner that in healthy males just the right amount of each is present, so what happens when we decide we want 10x the amount of testosterone our body produces naturally? the body fights to maintain that T / E ratio and as a result oestrogen shoots right up outside of the healthy range along with the exogenous testosterone (the body has no mechanism to decipher the difference between endogenous and exogenous so reacts accordingly as if it were your body producing that amount)

    so we implement an aromatase inhibitor in order to keep the E2 within healthy range even whilst testosterone is at supra physiological levels


    there is a whole host of side effects that elevated E2 can bring in males: 
     
    1. Gynecomastia/Male breast growth
    The growth of male breasts is called gynecomastia. When estrogen is present in high levels in men, the cells in breasts change their behavior. They begin to grow and this leads to the breasts becoming larger and more firm instead of the distinct pectoral fat deposits most men have. This condition can occur in around half of boys in puberty, but if it continues into adulthood, there may be an underlying reason.
    2. Low sex drive
    Men who have high levels of estrogen may have a problem known as erectile dysfunction. This means he is unable to maintain an erection. Any man who is experiencing sexual problems should talk to his doctor about a possible hormone imbalance.
    3. Infertility
    A man’s fertility is determined by the number of sperm he has, the movement of the sperm and whether they can survive long enough to reach and fertilize an egg. Men who are exposed to high levels of estrogen have a higher rate of infertility than men who are not. This is because estrogen lowers the sperm’s mobility.
    4. Stroke risk
    Because excess estrogen may cause blood clots, if a man has too much estrogen in his system, he may be at a higher risk of having a stroke.
    5. Heart attack
    The bodies of older men produce less testosterone. This causes a hormonal imbalance with estrogen becoming more dominant. An imbalance like this is often overlooked as a possible cause of cardio disease.
    6. Prostate problems
    High levels of estrogen in men can cause differing results. Some studies show that excess estrogen may cause prostate cancer, but once the cancer occurs, the estrogen may have some anticancer effects.
    7. Weight gain
    High estrogen levels in men can cause weight gain and that weight gain may cause higher levels of estrogen. It is a cycle that is not easily broken.



    so since we are looking for the benefits of raised testosterone whilst avoiding the negatives of raised oestrogen we use an aromatase inhibitor, so what are the most commonly used (3rd generation) aromatase inhibitors and what are the therapeutic doses?

     
    PMC full text: Int J Clin Pract. 2007 Dec; 61(12): 2051–2063. doi:  10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01587.x Copyright/License ►Request permission to reuse   Table 1
    Efficacy of aromatase suppression by three generations of AIs
    Drug Dose % Inhibition First generation  Aminoglutethimide (1,3) 1 g 91 Second generation  Fadrozole (100) 2 mg 82  Vorozole (5) 1 mg 93 Third generation  Letrozole (100,101) 2.5 mg 99  Anastrozole (100,102) 1 mg 97  Exemestane (100,103,104) 25 mg 98 AIs, aromatase in



    source - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2228389/



    "Although aromatase inhibition by anastrozole and letrozole is reported to be close to 100%, administration of these inhibitors to men will not suppress plasma estradiol levels completely. In men third-generation aromatase inhibitors will decrease the mean plasma estradiol/testosterone ratio by 77%" 

    NOTE - they say "third-generation aromatase inhibitors will decrease the mean plasma estrdiol/testosterone ration by 77%" they didnt specify which AI as theyre all of such similar strengths of aromatase inhibition and makes little overall difference to plasma estrodiol levels

    source - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3143915/
    with all of the above said my real life experience of all of the 3rd gen AI's has noted a noticeable increase of E2 inhibition whilst using letrozole over arimidex or aromasin once it has reached peak plasma levels

    what are the external side effects of elevated oestrogen?
    High estrogen sides
    Acne, water retention (Bloat), moon face, very small testicles, scrotum hanging too high, soft testicles, extreme oiliness all over, soft erections, sensitive nipples (sore, itchy, burning, enlarged aerola)
    Low estrogen sides
    Dry skin, dry lips, good morning wood no wood when its time for sex, loss of wood while having sex, loss of sensitivity, dry gland (penis), white gland, hesitation just before urinating, night sweats

    bear in mind these are only some of the external side effects and people can still suffer from a wide array of negative effects of elevated E2 without displaying any apparent ones, this is why blood work is highly advisable at the very least when first starting out to get a baseline of how much you aromtase and how much AI is needed to keep you within range


    why in some cases is there a need for selective estrogen receptor modulator on cycle?

    " Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are a class of drugs that act on the estrogen receptor (ER).[1] A characteristic that distinguishes these substances from pure ER agonists and antagonists (that is, full agonists and silent antagonists) is that their action is different in various tissues, thereby granting the possibility to selectively inhibit or stimulate estrogen-like action in various tissues. "

    there are certain scenarios where someone may opt to implement a SERM into their cycle namely raloxifene and tamoxifen alongside their AI

    the reason the two (aI and serm) are used concurrently is because SERM's do not actually prevent any of the circulating E2 but rather block its effects on certain parts of the body

    generally a SERM will be used as a safety net for those that have previously developed glandular growth (gyno) which will be more susceptible to elevated E2 or with certain compounds where the user hopes to keep an elevated level of oestrogen such as with metandienone commonly known as dianabol which is often tooted as yielding greater strength gain via excessive water retention from elevated e2 although I do not agree with or condone this ideology as the same could be said for all aromatasing compounds

    with only a serm on board we are merely protecting the breast site whilst allowing massively elevated E2 levels to still cause all of their negative health effects around the body (listed above)

    it is for this reason that your first plan of attack should always be an AI, you implement a SERM when you are struggling to control glandular growth (gyno)

    i've heard the interaction between SERM's and AI's renders AI's useless?
    this is a common fallacy thrown around forums, the interaction between tamoxifen and anastrazole and femara causes a blood plasma reduction of 27% in anastrazole and 38% in femara

    the reason this happens is because tamoxifen speeds up the process at which your liver processes the arimidex and letrozole

    all you need to do is merely adjust your dosage as needed to allow for the slight reduction in potency.

    It is also worth noting that there is no interaction with raloxifene or any of the 3rd gen AI's

    Also there is no interaction between tamoxifen and exemestane (aromasin) 

    Doesn't nolvadex inhibit your gains?

    tamoxifen does have a slight impact on IGF-1 that is overstated on internet forums, the overall reduction in IGF-1 is massively trumped by the use of exogenous hormones and will result in no notable decrease in overall gains

    which AI do you recommend? 

    aromasin for the following reasons
    * zero impact on lipids
    * suicide inhibitor 
    * no interaction with tamoxifen 
    * no oestrogen rebound
    note - first time steroid users who do not understand how their body responds to steroids and aromatase inhibitors it is a lot easier to rectify mistakes with anastrazole (arimidex) than it is exemestane (aromasin)

    if you push your e2 too low with anastrazole you can rebound it back up fairly quickly and adjust as needed, with exemestane you get no such privilege and you can end up spending a long time waiting for your e2 to rise again which will have a negative impact on lipid profile, joint integrity, mental health, libido and overall gains

    it is for this reason that i advise new steroid users to use anastrazole (arimidex) in order to get a feel for how much overall AI they require and then switch to aromasin in future cycles (use table below to decipher the equivalent doses)





    I've been using X compound, what is the equivalent dose of the other common AI's?

    for a rough guide think of 2.5mg of letrozole as 2mg of arimidex or 50mg of aromasin

    letro 2.5mg (1 tab)
    adex 2mg (2 tabs)
    arom 50mg (2 tabs)

    letro 1.25mg (1/2 tab)
    adex 1mg (1 tab)
    arom 25mg (1 tab)

    letro 0.612mg (1/4 tab)
    adex 0.5mg  (1/2 tab)
    arom 12.25mg (1/2 tab)

    this is by no means concrete however for myself and others I have advised, this table has been for the most part effective in the conversions 

    where do i get blood work done? 

    https://www.medichecks.com/find-a-test/test/Oestradiol-blood_OEST/



    how much AI do i require? 

    Oestrogen control is the most individual need of a male using AAS, we can safely assume that 500mg of testosterone for a newer steroid user is ample however the percentage at which that testosterone aromatases we cannot predict 

    i for example need to take 1mg of anastrazole ED for anything over 500mg of testosterone, some guys this would completely crush their E2 but others require even more AI or sometimes the inclusion of a SERM

    you basically need to trial and error your dosages ideally with blood work but its fairly easy to 'feel out' your required dose if you know the signs of both high and low oestrogen 


    this guide is pretty accurate for sussing out where your levels are at if youre not willing to pay for bloods - https://www.anabolicarchitect.com/topic/5530-estrogen-handbook/


    in closing

    I wrote this entire thread out this morning and for me to write out all of the relevant information I felt necessary in determining your approach to on cycle E2 control it took me the best part of 2 hours only for me to delete the entire thread with a keyboard shortcut i was unable to reverse

    after going through somewhat of an outburst that wasn't helped by the fact I'm 4 weeks deep into a TTM blast and a heavy caloric deficit, I managed to get majority of my thoughts back on 'paper' for you

    so apologies if some sections appear rushed (copy and pastes of previous info I've put out) or I've missed certain points

     please feel free to fire any questions below as I have an overwhelming feeling I've missed some of the information I had written out this morning 

    (i was literally on the last line of text when I deleted the entire page by mistake) 
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    swole troll got a reaction from gavzilla in Blood work results from cruise   
    At the same rate your testosterone drops. 
    I suggest showering more often, not sitting about in sweaty clothes, using a loofah on your back and maybe even looking into a sun bed if possible. 
    You're probably just experiencing sides from hormonal fluctuation of dropping off cycle.
    Hormonal fluctuations cause more immediately noticeable issues than stable high or stable low (think menopause, puberty, ovulation ect) 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Ironman TS in Performance enhancing drug discussion: Anavar   
    Side effects can occur at any stage in your steroid using life and often tend to be more pronounced with longer term exposure.
    Like for instance your liver's ability to filter 17aa steroids causing even milder ones, like anavar to present you with signs of hepatic stress despite possibly having no issues in the past running something as aggressive as superdrol.
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    swole troll reacted to Baz-- in What's the updated thoughts on coronavirus 6 months in   
    Wold be funny if he went   "two fist Prescott" on you and laid  you out...
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    swole troll got a reaction from Simon90 in Gear which doesn't cause oily skin   
    Oily skin (particularly the forehead) is pretty common with DHTs like masteron
    But brown? That just sounds like a hygiene issue, either that or you're training in a salt mine and all the equipment is as rusty as the titanic. 
    The only effect gear can have on complexion is via hematology (rbc, hematocrit, blood pressure) but this tends to be a red, pink or even purpleish type colour, not brown.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Simon90 in Gear which doesn't cause oily skin   
    Oily skin (particularly the forehead) is pretty common with DHTs like masteron
    But brown? That just sounds like a hygiene issue, either that or you're training in a salt mine and all the equipment is as rusty as the titanic. 
    The only effect gear can have on complexion is via hematology (rbc, hematocrit, blood pressure) but this tends to be a red, pink or even purpleish type colour, not brown.
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    swole troll reacted to MickeyE in What's the updated thoughts on coronavirus 6 months in   
    From my understanding, while RNA (mRNA) vaccines do not contain antibodies themselves, they work by inducing the body to create antibodies.
    So again, if antibodies acquired from natural infection don't offer immunity, then any vaccine RNA or otherwise will be completely useless. 
     
    "Just like normal vaccines, RNA vaccines are intended to induce the production of antibodies which will bind to potential pathogens."
     
    TBH I really wouldn't hold out too much hope for a successful vaccine of any kind to turn up any time soon. The common cold family of coronaviruses(which sars- cov-2 falls into) has been identifiable for decades and no vaccine has yet to be produced for any. 
    It's all pie in the sky nonsense. Like most of the [email protected] we've been fed re this virus. 
    But all the evidence so far would suggest that antibodies gained from natural infection do offer a good level of immunity at least for some time. As there is only a handful (if that) of reinfections out tens of millions of infections. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Simon90 in Gear which doesn't cause oily skin   
    Oily skin (particularly the forehead) is pretty common with DHTs like masteron
    But brown? That just sounds like a hygiene issue, either that or you're training in a salt mine and all the equipment is as rusty as the titanic. 
    The only effect gear can have on complexion is via hematology (rbc, hematocrit, blood pressure) but this tends to be a red, pink or even purpleish type colour, not brown.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Simon90 in Gear which doesn't cause oily skin   
    Oily skin (particularly the forehead) is pretty common with DHTs like masteron
    But brown? That just sounds like a hygiene issue, either that or you're training in a salt mine and all the equipment is as rusty as the titanic. 
    The only effect gear can have on complexion is via hematology (rbc, hematocrit, blood pressure) but this tends to be a red, pink or even purpleish type colour, not brown.
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