We are dedicating today to muscle gain, specifically the supplements needed to speed up the process and add on serious size and strength, fast. We’ve got the top 5 supplements you’ll need to add muscle in a hurry!
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RECOVERY (GLUTAMINE, PRO-GH)
GLUTAMIC: pH Labs has introduced GLUTAMIC, designed to prevent muscle wasting, enhance recovery time, preserve lean muscle tissue and maximize overall training efforts. In short, GLUMATIC is more effective than traditional glutamine supplements and has taken glutamine supplementation to new heights! GLUTAMIC stands out from other glutamine supplements with two key additions, GlutaZorb and Sustamine. The details on those ingredients are here.
GLUTACOR: GLUTACOR’s function specific combination of 3 powerhouse blends – 1, 2 and 3 Phase Recovery Complexes are the backbone to this formula. These ratio-specific blends of potent compounds deliver a remarkable range of benefits and are in place to support increased recovery time for trained muscles, enhanced nitrogen retention, protein synthesis, muscle-cell hydration and immune function, while limiting muscle catabolism, sparing glycogen and preserving lean muscle. Also, the antioxidant properties of GlycoCarn,USP, one of the main ingredients in GLUTACOR, has shown to facilitate the body in ridding itself of metabolic waste that builds up while exercising, allowing the body to increase its threshold to fatigue time. With their high stability and superior uptake, all of these diverse compounds essentially make traditional glutamine based recovery supplements obsolete. In addition, the Electrolyte Hydration Blend has been added to this formula to replenish electrolytes and assist your body in hydration during and after intense physical activity.
1-XPM: For those looking to increase muscle mass, decrease body fat and improve REM sleep patterns, this nighttime anabolic agent just may be the advantage you need to maximize your training, dieting and supplementation.
A blend primarily fueled by long-proven stand-bys zinc, magnesium aspartate and B-6, 1-XPM that has an impact on testosterone production in males, as well as countering ill effects in muscle building often associated with deficiencies in important minerals. One study, conducted on college athletes, showed significant increases in testosterone production and strength in the test group that was given zinc and magnesium aspartate.
HGH-191: By the time many of us hit 30, we’re producing only 20 percent of what we could be producing. It’s why older guys get sicker and more feeble, or why they lose their hair, or why they gain fat. GH was found in 2007 by the Medical College of Georgia to have properties very similar to insulin — in short, very anabolic (muscle-building) and produced from within your own body.
CellShock’s HGH-191 is a product designed to stimulate the production of GH within your own body — it IS NOT growth hormone itself. Instead, it contains compounds that trigger specific sequences within the pituitary that then release small, controlled pulses of GH to the system.
Just like you can continue to water your lawn and keep it growing and fresh-looking, you can emulate the body’s natural growth system by encouraging it to repeat itself with HGH-191. Unlike puberty, though, there isn’t a massive release of GH within the body (you can blame that on the acne you got when you were 16, or thank it for the sudden boost in muscle). Instead, very specific sequences control the amount released, helping you gain a more youthful look — tightening skin that may have started to sag, improving muscle mass and tone, improving recovery time and controlling body weight.
1-XD: For some guys who want rapid results, the answer is a boost to testosterone levels. Of course, it’s not legal to get synthetic testosterone injections if you’re an athlete — and NUTRISHOP wouldn’t condone this type of action, since it’s banned in just about every single professional and collegiate level of sports worldwide. But that doesn’t mean you can’t encourage your body to produce more of ITS OWN TESTOSTERONE. And that’s exactly what ForzaOne’s 1-XD is designed to do.
This is where science comes in. A naturally occurring compound known as Sodium D-Aspartic Acid (DAA, for short), the primary ingredient in 1-XD, has undergone some interesting studies in the last few years. The takeaway from those studies: DAA is amazing!
In 2009, a group of Italian physicians and researchers published a peer-reviewed study in“Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology” journal examining the effects of DAA, an amino acid present in humans naturally. What they found was incredible: In males, DAA provides up to a 42-percent increase in testosterone in just 12 days, compared to a placebo group, and that it also increased luteinizing hormone (LH), also found in the body and that is responsible for triggering testosterone production.
ANITEST: The difference between ANITEST and a synthetic testosterone injection is that while hormone replacement treatment provides false hormones, ANITEST allows your body to use more of its own. Much of the free testosterone in the system is binded to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), proteins that inhibit the testosterone’s availability. The hormone itself is there, but it cannot be used. ANITEST frees it from this protein by blocking the SHBG in the first place, and the result is an increase in free testosterone, produced by your OWN BODY.
ARABOL: CellShock has come up with ARABOL, an anabolic supplement designed to increase muscle mass in men thanks to its U.S-patented main ingredient, arachidonic acid (AA).
AA has been clinically proven to be safe and effective in university studies as an accelerator of fast-twitch muscle fiber growth; it was given a U.S. patent for increasing skeletal muscle mass in humans. It’s an essential acid from the Omega-6 group, stored in the muscles and released during exercise. It serves mostly as a regulator of protein synthesis and also can increase sensitivity to naturally created anabolic hormones like testosterone, growth hormone and insulin.
A 2006 placebo-controlled study from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that those supplementing with AA experienced a 600-percent (!) increase in muscle power and 44-percent gains in one-rep max for bench press, a 223-percent boost in muscle power and a 250-percent gain in muscle endurance over the course of 50 days.
AUGMENT: AUGMENT deals not only with naturally increasing the production of hormones within the body, but also with making the hormone receptor sites more sensitive, thus creating the ability to utilize additional testosterone more effectively. The increase of sensitivity to IGF — Insuling-like Growth Factor — is a major benefit of AUGMENT.
With the addition of Ursolic Acid to this mix, AUGMENT is designed to increase testosterone and IGF-1 sensitivity in skeletal muscle and is extremely effective as a standalone supplement. However, for an increased anabolic effect, AUGMENT stacks extremely well with other testosterone and growth hormone boosters such as 1-XD, TESTANON-2250, ANITEST and/or HGH-191.
While creatine is a fantastic supplement, its most basic form, creatine monohydrate (that’s the white chalky stuff you can find on the cheap almost anywhere), has a major drawback: It breaks down into creatinin, a toxic byproduct of creatine, very quickly once ingested. This is why many people who have tried creatine have reported bloating, gas or other problems, not to mention them not getting the exact results they’re looking for.
CellShock’s N’FUZE addresses this problem with a creatine product that provides a buffer between the creatine itself and your system, meaning you get nearly 100 percent of the creatine you’re taking without the bloating effects of monohydrate. This buffered version of creatine is known as Kre-Alkalyn, which studies have shown reduces nearly all of the creatinin conversion. The bottom line: You get more pure creatine to your muscles, to maximize strength, mass and endurance gains in the muscle
GAINER 7: GAINER7 is one of the cleanest gainer products available, offering more than 700 calories per serving without weighing you down the bad way — with fat and sugar. The carb blend in GAINER7 is primarily derived from whole wheat, maltodextrin and dextrose, for a staggered release of blood sugar and anabolic insulin, without the vicious spike and crash you’d get from cheaper, faster-burning sugars.
And, like Pro7ein Synthesis, GAINER7 contains Aminogen, which naturally boosts the nitrogen in the system to help keep you anabolic. With the amino acids protein provide to help you build muscle and recover, the 54-gram serving of protein is an ideal ratio for anybody looking to put on size; the different absorption rates of the seven protein types ensures that the maximum amount of protein will reach your recovering muscles without being wasted.
MASS COMPLEX: A delicious, power-packed 2:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio blend of Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate and Potassium Caseinate along with high and low glycemic carbohydrates which are required for increased strength and muscle mass in the hardest of gainers. With 50 grams of protein, 100 grams of high and low glycemic carbohydrates along with Glutamine Peptides and all the essential amino acids.
MASS COMPLEX delivers your muscles the fuel needed for optimal growth. MASS COMPLEX also contains a natural digestive enzyme complex to improve digestion and assimilation, thus reducing bloating commonly associated with other weight gain supplements.
MASS FUZION: MASS FUZION’s carbohydrate blend is designed not only to increase glycogen for improved amino acid delivery, but also to signal a big spike in insulin in the blood. This natural anabolic hormone, produced by the pancreas, is one of the most potent substances there is that can be naturally found in the body for muscle-building. MASS FUZION promotes insulin production post-workout with InsuCell-K, a formula designed to increase blood insulin levels. InsuCell-K also includes KreAlkalyn and Beta-Alanine, both shown to enhance muscle growth, strength and power in conjunction with each other.
PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS: Vitasport’s Pro7ein Synthesis protein blend contains seven different types of protein – the reasoning for this is for an effectively timed release of amino acids into your system. This can be achieved because different protein types have different release characteristics.
Pro7ein Synthesis combines WPI Protein Complex (Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate) and WPC5 Protein Complex™ (Whey Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Casein, Potassium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Egg Albumin).
- Rapid-Release Blend: With micro filtered whey protein concentrate, micro filtered whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed casein, this blend’s primary focus is immediate recovery, making FORZA PRO a superior post-workout option. When your muscles are searching for amino acids and proteins to help rebuild broken-down tissues, fast protein uptake is the most important thing your shake can provide.
- Extended-Release Blend: Featuring micellar casein, milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate and potassium caseinate, this blend addresses the fact that muscle breakdown and synthesis continues well after the first hour following your workout. When your muscles are sore and tired throughout the day, it’s a sign telling you that they’re still rebuilding. With slower-absorbing proteins available from FORZA PRO, your body will use them (and not existing muscle tissue) to refuel the amino acid stores it needs.
- Growth Factors Blend: Colostrum, L-Arginine and L-Ornithine make up this crucial blend, which helps provide boosts to the body’s ability to produce growth hormone, muscle tissue and nitric oxide in the bloodstream. This blend works together to signal the body to go into “growing mode,” ever-important for anybody trying to gain lean muscle.
- Training Recovery Blend: We mentioned N-acetyl L-glutamine (NAG) earlier in the week, and it’s the primary ingredient of this blend. Glutamine is critical to fast muscle and tissue recovery, and the acetylated version makes it much more stable and bioavailable — meaning your body can access it much faster for quicker absorption.
Plus, FORZA PRO contains Aminogen, a patented formula designed to keep the body’s nitrogen balance positive so it can continue to synthesize proteins, building muscle throughout the day.
PRO5: PRO5 is a delicious proprietary blend of Whey Isolate,Whey Concentrate, Potassium Caseinate, Egg Albumin and Micellar Casein. Each type of protein is broken down and absorbed at a different rate, allowing your body to utilize protein over an extended period of time. PRO5 is enriched with BCAA’s, Glutamine Peptide as well as all the Essential Amino Acids which are absolutely necessary for increasing and maintaining lean muscle while simultaneously aiding in the elimination of body fat. PRO5 also contains a proprietary natural digestive enzyme complex to improve digestion and assimilation, thus reducing bloating commonly associated with other protein supplements