There's big and then there's BIG. When you're in the presence of the latter, you know it. Heads turn, people make room. These are the guys (and some girls too) who have real muscle mass, real power, real volume. Plenty of people work hard in the gym, plenty of people eat clean and supplement wisely. But these special few have taken it all to another level.
Over the years, we've met (and been sought out by) many such athletes. We know their dedication and their commitment. But most of all we're always struck by their deep knowledge of the craft of building muscle. They've done the research and have a detailed understanding of what constitutes muscle mass increase and how to support it maximally at every moment of the day, particularly that most crucial interval directly after an intense, high-velocity, high-volume resistance training session.
In fact, that's how we meet many of these remarkable athletes. They're inquiring about or giving us feedback on the one mass-building formula that has helped build so many of those superb physiques. That mass builder is MyoZene from BioQuest and ever since the day it was launched, it has enjoyed a reputation as the serious bodybuilder's #1 choice for ultra-rapid-action muscle growth. How did MyoZene reach the summit of this competitive supplement category and stay there for so long? Let's examine the complex relationship between training, nutrition and growth.
Turn a High-Intensity Workout Into an Engine
of Extreme Muscle Growth With MyoZene
The moment you walk off that gym floor, the stakes are very high. Your muscle tissue has been ravaged and is crying out for fuel. Your glycogen stores have been depleted. Protein synthesis is declining precipitously. Resistance training ramps up the catabolism of skeletal muscle protein, which can lead to muscle loss if you are in a continued state of protein breakdown. It is absolutely imperative that you get new fuel to those muscles before your body starts tearing down established muscle tissue to compensate. To achieve this goal, you need precision-targeted, super-premium muscle fuel. You need the athlete’s ultimate mass builder, MyoZene.
Priority one is keeping your muscular/cellular environment tilted towards a positive protein balance. One of the best ways to achieve this positive protein balance following a bout of resistance training is to consume an ultra-fast-acting protein. MyoZene is comprised of a highly specialized whey hydrolysate technology which is pre-digested to provide a super bioavailable source of essential di- and tri-peptides for ultra-rapid absorption into the muscle. It also contains an advanced leucine peptide technology to enhance the bioavailability and anabolic capacity of leucine.
Athletes supplementing with hydrolyzed whey protein experience a significantly greater increase in lean body mass and muscular strength, as compared to supplementation with lesser caseins or whey concentrates. When hydrolyzed protein is consumed with leucine, it increases muscle protein synthesis and enhances whole-body protein balance.
The Anabolic Power of Leucine
Research has proven leucine to be a powerful anabolic activator, as it is primarily involved in protein synthesis. Human and animal studies have shown that EAAs independently stimulate muscle protein synthesis, with more recent evidence pinpointing leucine as the anabolic mediator.
Most recently, clinical investigations have revealed the mechanisms by which leucine can switch on anabolism. Leucine is a potent nutritive activator of muscle protein synthesis due to its ability to increase mRNA translation in muscle cells. Increased mRNA translation simply means an increase in the cell's efficiency to read the genetic material that manufactures amino acids and proteins. This occurs via leucine’s ability to directly stimulate mTOR complex 1 (a primary anabolic pathway).
Of course, any mass builder that contains protein will contain leucine. But leucine in its simplest form may not be bioavailable enough, quickly enough, to impact anabolism during the immediate post-workout window of muscle-growth opportunity. That’s why MyoZene contains a revolutionary leucine-peptide mechanism that improves the solubility and absorption of the peptides, ultimately allowing for better digestion and absorption of the amino acids into muscle. The result is a potent mass builder that contains up to four times more leucine than common protein formulas, making it an elite protein supplement for those looking to add muscle fast.
Advanced Carbohydrate Complex
Supports Essential Insulin Secretion
Casual fitness enthusiasts and dieters often misunderstand the role carbohydrates play in performance and physique enhancement, associating carbs solely with excess fat storage. And while carbs may be stored as fat in the bodies of less-active people, for bodybuilders, carbs are not the enemy. Indeed, they serve a well-defined purpose when it comes to stimulating muscle growth, particularly in tandem with leucine.
This is why MyoZene contains an advanced carbohydrate matrix. Carbohydrates raise blood glucose levels, potentiating insulin release, which in turn plays a key role in skeletal muscle protein synthesis by activating ribosomal activity and growth initiation factors within skeletal muscle. Elevated insulin levels also appear to prevent muscle protein breakdown, which contributes to the overall anabolic effect of not only insulin but insulin-like growth factors as well. Higher insulin levels will help keep skeletal muscle in a state of positive protein balance before and after a training session if carbohydrates are ingested.
It should also be noted that, in addition to this advanced carb matrix, MyoZene contains a number of other ingredients included to support post-workout repair and growth. Creapure® creatine monohydrate, the world’s best, has been incorporated to spur cell volumization and strength support, taurine and glutamine have been included for their anti-catabolic activity, and L-carnitine L-tartrate is present for additional hormonal support.
Astounding 24% to 32% Increases in Strength
All the technology in the world means little without independent clinical validation. For MyoZene, this validation exists in the form of the results of a landmark brand-specific clinical study presented at the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference. An independently conducted research study found that after 28 days of MyoZene supplementation in conjunction with a bodybuilding training regimen, subjects experienced a 24% increase in muscular endurance mid-way through the study and a 32% increase after one month of training. They also experienced a notable reduction in body fat as well.
Serious Sports Nutrition For the Serious Athlete
To achieve your physique and performance goals, it pays to focus on the details. In the course of your workout, your body’s nutritional requirements are changing literally minute to minute. Meeting those needs in a timely and efficient manner with clinically indicated dosages of performance catalysts and growth agents is essential to the success of your workout. Post-workout MyoZene is peerless in their capacity to make every one of your workouts hugely productive and to convert that output into real, tangible physique results.
1 From "An Open Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effects of MyoZene with Resistance Training on Changes in Body Muscle Strength." Lidia Lou, MS, Samantha Feldman MS, RD, William Chong BS, Douglas Kalman PhD, RD, FACN, Diane R. Krieger, MD. May 2008. Presented at the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.
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