Max Muscle’s Triple Whey Protein

July 23, 2009

Max Muscle Triple Whey Protein

Triple Whey Protein is a cost effective high quality protein powder. Triple Whey Protein contains Whey Protein Concentrate ,Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate and L-Glycine. Most people don’t take enough of clean sources of protein Triple Whey Protein provides an easy solution. Triple Whey Protein contains immune boosting beta-lactoglobulins, alpha-lactalbumin, serum albumin,immunoglobulins, lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, glycomacropeptides, and lysozymes.  L-Glycine helps produce Growth Hormone.  Triple Whey Protein is an economical protein filled with high quality growth factors to give you the muscle growth you are looking for.

Servings = 65 servings/1 scoops per serving

Directions = Mix one scoop in 6-10 ounces of water,juice,non-fat milk,soy milk or any cold beverage of your choice.You can drink it 2-3 times per day as an excellent protein supplement.Triple Whey Protein is instantized so you can stir it with a spoon or shake it without a blender.Try mixing one or two scoops with 8 to 12 oz of your favorite liquid in a blender with 1 cup of ice.Add fresh,frozen or canned fruit like strawberries,bananas and pineapple for a great way to get your daily fruit and make your shake taste even better.Add an extra scoop of Triple Whey Protein for a super protein shake that exceeds 50 grams of protein.

Ingredients = Whey Protein Concentrate ,Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, L-Glycine

available @ Max Muscle San Diego

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.   This product information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Max Muscle XTR Extreme Review

July 8, 2009

Max Muscle XTR Extreme

XTR is the best tasting BCAA post workout formula made. XTR Extreme contains L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine and many other muscle growth amino acids. Branch Chain Amino Acids are important for muscle recovery and XTR Extreme has an easy to drink mix to improve muscle recovery. XTR Extreme contains Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate to help with the production of vasodialating Nitric Oxide.  XTR Extreme contains Growth Hormone enhancing L-Glycine.  XTR Extreme helps improve muscle recovery and performance.

Servings = 30 servings / 2 scoops per serving

Directions = As a dietary supplement mix two (2)level scoops (approximately 14.3 gm) with 8-12 ounces of pure cold water or juice of choice.  Stir briskly or shake in a closed container until mixed.  Best if consumed immediately before or after a workout or within 30 minutes of preparation.  Adds sweetener,increase water or juice content for taste preference.

Ingredients = L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine

available @ Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Please read all label information and warnings.  Check with your sports association before consuming these products.  Use only as directed on the label.  Do not exceed recommended dosage.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


What Sports Illustrated Doesn’t Know May Destroy Your Performance

June 18, 2009

Sammy Sosa is the next Baseball player to fall to a cloud of suspicion for possibly using banned substances.    After Manny Ramirez got busted for HCG, Sports Illustrated wrote a tabloid hit piece article entitled “What you Don’t Know May Kill You”.   In the article they quote a proclaimed non-expert on a Pro-Hormone called “Monsterdrol”.   “[Mr.] Gonzalez has no background in chemistry or nutritional science.  ” This non-expert says  “If it’s the first time you’re going to be using an anabolic [agent], this stuff is not the way to go.   It’s kind of like trying to light a cigarette with a blowtorch,”

I would put it another way.   Do you want your 16 year old kid driving a Ferrari F40?   Monsterdrol isn’t the demon pill SI tries to make out to be but it is very powerful.   SI says Monsterdrol is a compound that is not listed on the label.    SI offers no proof that the Monsterdrol label is incorrect.    I’m sure if SI did it’s homework they would have pressed the FTC and the FDA to pull Monsterdrol for mislabeled product.   No such thing happened.   In fact Monsterdrol sold out because of the “bad” press.

But always a word of caution with any company you deal with online, you don’t really know what you are buying if the company seems like a “fly by night” company.    Personally I don’t think anyone under 18 should use pro-hormones.    Most guys are producing high amounts of testosterone until their late 20s.   Most guys in their 20s just need to train smarter in order to get the results they are looking for.

Sports Illustrated says that Monsterdrol contains methasteron aka Superdrol.   The Monsterdrol label I found online says it contains 17a-methyl-1, 4-androstadiene-3, 17-diol [an oral Boldenone precursor], 13-ethyl-3-methoxy-gona-2, 5(10)dien-17-one 20 mg [a form of Trenbolone] , 4-hydroxandrostenedione 20mg [an anti-estrogen called Formastat].

Boldenone is popularly known as in an injectable form steriod known as Equipose.   Boldenone is a form of testosterone that doesn’t easily turn into estrogen as much as other testosterones.   Boldenone is a good replacement for Deca-Durabolin. Boldenone’s side-effects are generally mild.   Monsterdrol has an anti-estrogen mixed to counter any estrogen conversion. As per typical any highly androgenic compound can promote oily skin, acne and some conversion to DHT.   DHT can cause prostate problems and male pattern hair loss.

As with any Pro-Hormone cycle it is best to follow it with a Post Cycle Treatment to trigger LH to start producing your own testosterone again.    Just because these compounds are legal doesn’t mean they won’t shut down your own testosterone.

These substances are banned by WADA and is listed on the World Anti-Doping Prohibited List. These substances are legal in the US.

Check with your sports association before consuming this product.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.   This product informantion is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


Non-Stimulant Endurance Recovery Stack

June 5, 2009
Stacking these three non-stimulant endurance and recovery products together will accomplish several objectives that will lead to success.  Combining Max ACM, Max Nitro EXT and XTR will increase your endurance by blocking damage from lactic acid while increasing blood flow and providing energy of your workout.  Combining Max ACM, Max Nitro EXT and XTR will increase your recovery by refueling your muscles with needed glycogen, repairing muscle damage with amino acids, keeping your body at the proper pH and keeping nutrients flowing to damaged muscle to increase repair.

Max ACM is a triple carbohydrate stack providing quick delivery of energy producing glycogen to your liver and muscle cells.  For every 1 gram of glycogen that fits inside your muscles 3 grams of water is brought in.  Glycogen turns into cellular energy giving ATP.  Using Max ACM can give you a fuller pump with a more muscular look.  The key ingredient that makes Max ACM special is Waxy Maize.  Waxy Maize moves through your digestive system the quickest out of any carbohydrate.  That means you can refill your energy stores the quickest with waxy maize without any worry about feeling bloated.  Max ACM also contains Trehalose which is twice as efficient for releasing energy as glucose.  Trehalose is also an antioxidant.  Max ACM also contains maltodextrin which is an ideal energy source for high intensity and endurance athletes.  Max ACM is a perfect solution for refilling fuel stores and allowing for more cellular energy to be devoted toward muscle repair.  Max ACM contains 34 2 scoop servings of 40 g of Carbohydrates.  Max ACM contains NO ingredients banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Max Nitro EXT is a combination of the newest Lactic Acid buffer with the Nitric Oxide increasing supplement.  GlycoCarn is clinically proven to increase Nitric Oxide.  GlycoCarn® is the only dietary supplement to date shows an increase in blood nitric Oxide in human subjects.  The combination of beta-alanine and L-histadine provides fuel for our bodies to produce thre amino acid Carnosine. In clinical studies the increase the concentration of carnosine in muscles, decrease fatigue in athletes and increase total muscular work done.  Carnosine can inhibit diabetic nephropathy by protecting the podocytes and mesangial cells.  Max Nitro EXT has many other supportive nutrients that have protective anti–inflammatory antioxidant activity.  Many other nutrients support the production of Nitric Oxide.  Max Nitro EXT is filled with clinically proven Lactic Acid buffers and non stimulant supplements that increase Nitric Acid will help repair your muscles helping improve your performance.  Max Nitro EXT contains 30 servings.  Each serving can be taken 30 minutes prior to exercise.  Max Nitro EXT contains NO ingredients banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Max Muscle’s XTR is a muscle recovery powder filled with essential amino acids that can be used before or after a workout.  Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) account for 35% of our of our skeletal muscle.  BCAAs when mixed with carbohydrates can increase insulin 221%.  The BCAA Leucine is resposible for most of the insulin response.  Insulin response from the BCAAs without Leucine is only 66%.  Another powerful amino acid inside XTR is L-Citrulline-Malate.  L-Citrulline-Malate removes lactic acid and the toxic gas ammonia from muscle cells.  Glutamine is another important amino caid in XTR.  Glutamine is an anti-catabolic amino acid preventing the breakdown of muscle.  Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate inside XTR can increase Nitric Oxide.  Max Muscle’s XTR is a perfect solution to recover from a hard workout because of it’s anti-catabolic response toward exercise.  XTR can be used either pre or post workout.  XTR contains 30 2 scoop servings.  XTR contains NO banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Timing is everything.  When taking supplements it is best to find out when to take them and if mixing supplements will help boost their effectiveness.  The law of synergy says 1+1 can equal much more than 2.  In the case of stacking Max ACM, Max Nitro EXT and XTR you will see results you have only dreamt of.  Many times it is good to give your adrenal system a rest from stimulates and this is the perfect stack to ensure that you continue results while rebuilding your body instead of breaking it down.

Please read all label information and warnings.  Check with your sports association before consuming these products.  Use only as directed on the label.  Do not exceed recommended dosage.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


AH-89 Similar to Stanozolol and Legal

May 26, 2009

AH-89 is mildly anabolic but has great androgenic effects.   AH-89 is milder on the liver than Stanozolol because it is NOT 17-alpha alkylated.  The addition of tetrahydropyranyl ether to the compound’s structure is a useful protecting group for the stabilization of the compound and makes it longer acting.

AH-89 does NOT convert into estrogen so there is no major bloating or water retention issues.  Therefore there should be no need for an anti-estrogen to follow AH-89 use.   AH-89 has minimal progesterone conversion  activity.  AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol is related to progesterone but blocks the receptors for progesterone.  AH-89 sounds like the perfect compound to stack with Tren since Tren is also a progestin and a minimal  amount may convert to progesterone.  AH-89 is a good stacking agent because Tren may intensify some estrogen conversion from any pro-hormones that can potentially do that.

AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol has similar anabolic properties to Dianabol but without the water retention.   Because of Stanozolol’s low androgenic properties Stanozolol is commonly stacked with stronger androgenic compounds.

For bulking up AH-89 can be stacked w/ either TT-40 or Mass.  For dieting AH-89 can be stacked with Tren.  A milder stack can be AH-89 and MMA-3 that can help improve the joints, tendons, and ligaments strengths thus dramatically reducing the chances of injury..

AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol can free up bound testosterone by blocking (SHBG) Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin.  Stacking AH-89 with any highly androgenic compound will supercharge that compound because the extra testosterone will less likly be bound up by SHBG.

AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol can act as a IGF-1 stimulator.  IGF-1 is one of the most potent natural inhibitors of muscle cell death.  IGF-1 can send signals to muscle cells that can lead to muscle growth.

American Cellular Labs AH-89 is mildly anabolic but has great androgenic effects.  AH-89 does not convert into estrogen so there is no major bloating or water retention issues.  AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol can free up bound testosterone by blocking (SHBG) Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin.  AH-89’s cousin Stanozolol can act as a IGF-1 stimulator and can slow down muscle turn-over.  Because of AH-89’s low androgenic properties it is commonly stacked with stronger androgenic compounds.

This supplement is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Please read all label information and warnings before buying any supplements.

Check with your Sports Association before consuming any supplement.

Use only as directed on the label.  Do not exceed recommended dosage.

These statements have not been evaluated by the F.D.A.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

sources:

Building the Perfect Beast

Anabolics 2006

American Cellular Labs

Chemical Wizardry

WADA 2009 Prohibited List ENG Final 20Sept08


Suppress Your Estrogen w/ Estro Xtreme

May 19, 2009

Americell-Labs Estro Xtreme is a a clinically proven anti-estrogen more potent than any supplement for it’s generation and category.    It is so effective that in some countries it is regulated as a prescription breast cancer drug.  In one study its effectiveness proved to suppress 58% of all estrogen.

Estro Xtreme can be classified as a suicide aromatase inhibitor. That means Estro Xtreme permanently attaches itself to the aromatase enzyme responsible for changing testosterone into estrogen.  Only when new aromatase enzymes are exchanged does the substances effect start to ware off.  

The active ingredient in Estro Xtreme is so effective that in other countries it is used to treat breast cancer patients.

Proper dose in clinical settings is 250 mg per day.  The only known side-effect that I know of is a risk of higher LDL cholestrol.  

If you want to suppress your estrogen and get a lean, dry look you might want to try Estro Xtreme.

This substance is banned by WADA and is listed on the World Anti-Doping Prohibited List.  This substance is legal in the US.

Check with your sports association before consumming this product.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product informantion is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Use After Anabolic Steroid Cycles for Bodybuilding

May 10, 2009

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Use After Anabolic Steroid Cycles for Bodybuilding by George Spellwin

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a peptide hormone that mimics the action of luteinizing hormone (LH). LH is the hormone that stimulates the testes to produce testosterone. (1) More specifically LH is the primary signal sent from the pituitary to the testes, which stimulates the leydig cells within the testes to produce testosterone.

When steroids are administered, LH levels rapidly decline. The absence of an LH signal from the pituitary causes the testes to stop producing testosterone, which causes rapid onset of testicular degeneration. The testicular degeneration begins with a reduction of leydig cell volume, and is then followed by rapid reductions in intra-testicular testosterone (ITT), peroxisomes, and Insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3) – All important bio-markers and factors for proper testicular function and testosterone production. (2-6,19) However, this degeneration can be prevented by a small maintenance dose of hCG ran throughout the cycle. Unfortunately, most steroid users have been engrained to believe that hCG should be used after a cycle, during PCT. Upon reviewing the science and basic endocrinology you will see that a faster and more complete recovery is possible if hCG is ran during a cycle.

Firstly, we must understand the clinical history of hCG to understand its purpose and its most efficient application. Many popular “steroid profiles” advocate using hCG at a dose of 2500-5000iu once or twice a week. These were the kind of dosages used in the historical (1960’s) hCG studies for hypogonadal men who had reduced testicular sensitivity due to prolonged LH deficiency. (21,22) A prolonged LH deficiency causes the testes to desensitize, requiring a higher hCG dose for ample stimulation. In men with normal LH levels and normal testicular sensitivity, the maximum increase of testosterone is seen from a dose of only 250iu, with minimal increases obtained from 500iu or even 5000iu. (2,11) (It appears the testes maximum secretion of testosterone is about 140% above their normal capacity.) (12-18) If you have allowed your testes to desensitize over the length of a typical steroid cycle, (8-16 weeks) then you would require a higher dose to elicit a response in an attempt to restore normal testicular size and function – but there is cost to this, and a high probability that you won’t regain full testicular function.

One term that is critical to understand is testosterone secretion capacity which is synonymous to testicular sensitivity. This is the amount of testosterone your testes can produce from any given LH or hCG stimulation. Therefore, if you have reduced testosterone secretion capacity (reduced testicular sensitivity), it will take more LH or hCG stimulation to produce the same result as if you had normal testosterone secretion capacity. If you reduce your testosterone secretion capacity too much, then no amount of LH or hCG stimulation will trigger normal testosterone production – and this leads to permanently reduced testosterone production.

To get an idea of how quickly you can reduce your testosterone secretion capacity from your average steroid cycle, consider this: LH levels are rapidly decreased by the 2nd day of steroid administration. (2,9,10) By shutting down the LH signal and allowing the testis to be non-functional over a 12-16 week period, leydig cell volume decreases 90%, ITT decreases 94%, INSL3 decreases 95%, while the capacity to secrete testosterone decreases as much as 98%. (2-6)

Note: visually analyzing testes size is a poor method of judging your actual testicular function, since testicular size is not directly related to the ability to secrete testosterone. (4) This is because the leydig cells, which are the primary sites of testosterone secretion, only make up about 10% of the total testicular volume. Therefore, when the testes may only appear 5-10% smaller, the testes ability to secrete testosterone upon LH or hCG stimulation can actually be significantly reduced to 98% of their normal production. (3-5) The point here is to not judge testosterone secretion capacity by testicular size.

The decreased testosterone secretion capacity caused by steroid use was well demonstrated in a study on power athletes who used steroids for 16 weeks, and were then administered 4500iu hCG post cycle. It was found that the steroid users were about 20 times less responsive to hCG, when compared to normal men who did not use steroids. (8) In other words, their testosterone secretion capacity was dramatically reduced because they did not receive an LH signal for 16 weeks. The testes essentially became desensitized and crippled. Case studies with steroid using patients show that aggressive long-term treatment with hCG at dosages as high as 10,000iu E3D for 12 weeks were unable to return full testicular size. (7) Another study with men using low dose steroids for 6 weeks showed unsuccessful return of Insulin-like factor-3 (INSL3) concentration in the testes upon 5000iu/wk of HCG treatment for 12 weeks (6) (INSL3 is an important biomarker for testosterone production potential and sperm production. 20)

These studies show that postponing hCG usage until the end of a steroid cycle increases your need for a higher dose of hCG, and decreases your odds of a full recovery. As a consequence to using a higher dose of hCG at the end of a cycle, estrogen will be increased disproportionately to testosterone, which then causes further HPTA suppression (from high estrogen) while increasing the risk of gyno. (11) For example, high doses of hCG have been found to raise estradiol up to 165%, while only raising testosterone 140%. (11) Higher doses of hCG are also known to reduce LH receptor concentration and degrade the enzymes responsible for testosterone synthesis within the testes (12,13,19 ) — the last thing someone wants during recovery. While these negative effects of hCG can be partly mitigated by the use of a SERM such as tamoxifen, it will create further problems associated with using a toxic SERM (covered in another article).

In light of the above evidence, it becomes obvious that we must take preventative measures to avoid this testicular degeneration. We must protect our testicular sensitivity. Besides, with hCG being so readily available, and such a painless shot, it makes you wonder why anyone wouldn’t use it on cycle.

Based on studies with normal men using steroids, 100iu HCG administered everyday was enough to preserve full testicular function and ITT levels, without causing desensitization typically associated with higher doses of hCG. (2) It is important that low-dose hCG is started before testicular sensitivity is reduced, which appears to rapidly manifest within the first 2-3 weeks of steroid use. Also, it’s important to discontinue the hCG before you start PCT so your leydig cells are given a chance to re-sensitize to your body’s own LH production. (To help further enhance testicular sensitivity, the dietary supplement Toco-8 may be used)

A more convenient alternative to the above recommendation would be a twice a week shot of 200iu hCG, or possibly a once a week shot of 500iu. However, it is most desirable to adhere to a lower more frequent dose of hCG to mimic the body’s natural LH release and minimize estrogen conversion. If you are starting hCG late in the cycle, one could calculate a rough estimate for their required hCG ‘kick starting’ dosage by multiplying 40iu x days of LH absence, since the testes will be desensitized, thus requiring a higher dose. (ie. 40iu x 60 days = 2400iu HCG dose)

Note: If following the on cycle hCG protocol, hCG should NOT be used for PCT.

For preservation of testicular sensitivity, use 100iu hCG ED starting 7 days after your first AAS dose. At the end of the cycle, drop the hCG two weeks before the AAS clear the system. For example, you would drop hCG about the same time as your last Testosterone Enanthate shot. Or, if you are ending the cycle with orals, you would drop the hCG about 10 days before your last oral dose. This will allow for a sudden and even clearance in hormone levels, while initiating LH and FSH production from the pituitary, to begin stimulating your testes to produce testosterone. Remember, recovery doesn’t begin until you are off hCG since your body will not release its own LH until the hCG has cleared the system.

In conclusion, we have learned that utilizing hCG during a steroid cycle will significantly prevent testicular degeneration. This helps create a seamless transition from “on cycle” to “off cycle” thus avoiding the post cycle crash.