Arimistane also helps drastically reduce cortisol levels, which is a huge benefit during intense training sessions which will normally inevitably lead to your body spiking its’ natural cortisol levels. Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone and when it spikes in your body from intense training, it will severely limit muscle recovery if you don’t take measures to mitigate it with proper nutrition and supplementation. By keeping Cortisol low, you can expect to break through plateaus and intense levels of fatigue in your training which your body would typically not be able to achieve on its’ own.
In rats who got calcium oxalate stones induced (1% ethylene glycol), ingestion of either a water extract of n -butanol extract at 250mg/kg for 28 days alongside the 1% ethylene glycol was able to attenuate formation of calcium stones, with the water extract (54% reduction) underperforming relative to the n -butanol extracts (83-88% reduction).  An ethanolic extract of nigella sativa also appears effective both when started alongside ethylene glycol (64% reduction) or when started 14 days later in a therapeutic manner (56% reduction).