Max Muscle QuadraCuts Night Time Review

July 24, 2009

Max Muscle QuadraCuts Night Time

QuadraCuts Night Time helps relaxes you at night to relieve fat attracting stress during the day.  QuadraCuts Night Time contains L-Carnitine, 7-Keto DHEA, Garcinia, Valerian, Melatonin and many other relaxing fat burners.  When we become stressed a fat attracting hormone called cortisol gets produced and one of QuadraCuts Night Time major effects is to combat this hormone.  7 Keto DHEA is clinically proven very effective in suppressing Cortisol.  L Carnitine acts as an enzyme to break a part fat allowing it to be burnt as energy.  QuadraCuts Night Time helps relieve stress and keep your metabolism running on all cylinders while you sleep at night.

Servings = 30 servings/2 capsules per serving

Directions = As a dietary supplement take 2 capsules in the evening shortly before bedtime or as recommended by a health care professional.  Never consume before driving or operating machinery.  For maximum results, 4 capsules may be taken before bedtime.

Ingredients = L-Carnitine, 7-Keto DHEA, Garcinia, Valerian, Melatonin

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.


Max Muscle’s Quadra Cuts Extreme

July 20, 2009

Quadra Cuts Extreme

Quadra Cuts Extreme is a stimulant based time release dieting aide. Quadra Cuts Extreme contains Green Tea, Caffeine, Synephrine, carnitine, arginine and other fat burning substances.  Quadra Cuts Extreme helps increase metabolism and decrease appetite. Synephrine is the closest legal substitute to ephedra.  Carnitine acts as an enzyme to break fat down to burn it as energy.  Quadra Cuts Extreme ignites your metabolism and slows down your cravings for bad food.

Servings = 30 servings/2 tabs per serving

Directions = Test your tolerance by taking 1 tablet with food.  If well tolerated, take another tablet 4 hours later with food.  After tolerance test you may take 2 tablets with food or up to 8 oz of water without food.  Do not take after 6 PM.  May cause sleeplessness.  Do not exceed 6 tablets per day.

Ingredients = Green Tea, Caffeine, Synephrine, carnitine, arginine and other fat burning substances.

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.

Max Muscle’s ThermXX

July 15, 2009


ThermXX ignites your fat burning ability 7 different ways. ThermXX contains Citrus aurantium,Synephrine HCl, Garcinia cambogi, Hoodia gordonii, Naringin and many other diet aide supplements.  There are many reasons why your fat burning ability may have plateaued; ThermXX has 7 different ways to melt the fat away. Many of ThermXX ingredients support your Thyroid and provide nutrients that keep your metabolism going.  ThermXX contains many herbs that provide a proper water effect.  ThermXX helps make sure you get to your weight loss goals.

Servings = 40 servings/3 caps per serving

Directions = As a dietary supplement test your tolerance by taking one (1) capsule in the morning.  If well tolerated take another capsule four (4) hours later.  After tolerance test,you may take up to three(3) capsules,one (1) to two (2) times daily with eight(8) ounces of water with or without food.  DO NOT TAKE AFTER 6PM.MAY CAUSE SLEEPLESSNESS.DO NOT EXCEED SIX (6) CAPSULES DAILY.

Ingredients = Citrus aurantium,Synephrine HCl, Garcinia cambogi, Hoodia gordonii, Naringin

available @ Max Muscle San Diego

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

Time your Carbohydrates to Save Muscle and Recover Fast

April 10, 2009

Carbohydrates are the most misunderstood part of our diet. Some people think carbs are evil. Endurance athletes live off of a mostly carb diet. The biggest part of this misunderstanding is the misunderstanding of how carbs are used as energy. Insulin is the hormone that controls how fast carbohydrates are either stored or burnt. The quicker your body burns carbs as energy the more carbs you need to burn as energy. When you are producing a lot of Insulin you body slows down it’s ability to burn fat. That is why someone can get fat on a low fat high carbohydrate diet.

There is a misconception that Insulin is one of the most powerful anabolic hormones. Insulin is a weak anabolic hormone but a very strong anticatabolic hormone. Anabolism is muscle growth and Insulin is a weak transporter of protein but a very strong transporter of carbohydrates.

Cell death by catabolism is caused by not enough energy from ATP to repair the cell.

Anabolism is caused by a supercompensation reaction caused by catabolism. The best training method for anabolism is to trigger the use of all muscle fiber types. Taking the complete spectrum of muscle fibers to the edge of ATP deprivation creating a catabolic reaction and triggering a supercompensatory environment creates large amounts of anabolism.

The path from carbohydrate to ATP = carbohydrate -> Glucose-6-phosphate -> glycolysis -> Pyruvic acid -> acetyl coA -> Citric Acid cycle -> 2H+ and 2e- -> Electron Transport chain -> ATP

Carbohydrates need Insulin to be transported into muscle and liver cells for storage. Insulin can slow down the burning of fat and speed up the storing of fat. Insulin is doing this because it is prioritizing carbohydrate usage and contributing to storing calories the most effective way as fat. This process is called glycogenesis. All carbohydrates are forms of sugar and all of them get broken down into glycogen by glycogenesis.

Insulin is one of the only hormones which drops during exercise. The main reason is due to increased efficiency due to mechanical pumping while exercising. If insulin did not drop during exercise blood sugar would drop to rapidly and your workout would be done very quickly.

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load are 2 ways carbohydrates are measured on their effect on Insulin. The Glycemic Load is the more important metric. Gylcemic Index measures the speed that your body can break down the carbohydrate into glucose. Glycemic Load is a measure of how much Insulin will be released when eating a certain amount of food. The more Insulin the less fat your body will burn and the more your body will prioritize on using carbohydrates as energy.

Carbohydrate literally means watered carbon. Carbohydrates by divination attract water wherever they are present. When you are tired while eating enough food you may be dehydrated. Your body needs water to transport carbohydrates. Your body needs carbohydrates to transport water.

The Journal Obesity Research showed “Carbohydrate consumption–acting via insulin secretion and the “plasma tryptophan ratio”–increases serotonin release; protein intake lacks this effect.” Low Serotonin can cause depression and high serotonin can cause euphoria. Carbohydrates can become addicting and give people a drug like effect.

There are several different types of carbohydrates used by Max Muscle, Amylopectin, Maltodextrin, Trehalose, Dextrose, Lactose & Fructose.

Amylopectin is a high molecular weight carbohydrate that quickly passes through the stomach getting to the intestines. Amylopectin quickly increases blood glucose levels and increases insulin levels. Amylopectin is perfect for improving glycogen storage very quickly after exercise. Amylopectin should only be used as an after workout recovery supplement. Amylopectin raises insulin so much that long term regular use causes insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can lead to diabetes.

Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose. Maltodextrin can be derived from any starch, usually rice, corn or potato.

Trehalose is a disaccharide formed from starch. It has high water retention capabilities.
Trehalose is also an antioxidant.

Dextrose is the biologically active form of glucose. Dextrose is closest in chemistry to blood sugar.

Lactose is left in trace amounts in certain whey protein powders. Lactose is a disaccharide. Many people don’t have enough of the enzyme lactase to digest lactose. None of the Max Muscle proteins have enough lactose to cause me any problems. I am highly lactose intolerant.

Fructose is a monosacchride found in many foods including honey. Fructose is derived from the digestion of sucrose. The difference between crystalline fructose and high-fructose corn syrup is 98% fructose vs. 50/50 split of fructose and glucose.

Carbohydrates are the most misunderstood part of the American diet. If used properly carbohydrates can save muscle keep you hydrated and give you tons of energy. If misused carbohydrates can make you fat and turn you diabetic. Carbohydrates can be addicting. For athletes carbohydrates are the fastest way to recover and stop muscle damage. Make sure you time your carbohydrates correctly and you will stay successful in your athletic endeavors

Fat Kids Can Have Liver Damage

August 8, 2008

A lot of fat kids can have liver damage caused by having fatty livers. A study was done to show if being an overweight kid causes a fatty liver. The answer to the study is yes.

“An elevated [high intrahepatic triglyceride]{liver fat} IHTG content in overweight adolescents is associated with [Dyslipidemia is elevation of plasma cholesterol and/or TGs or a low HDL level that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. – Merck Manual] {too much cholesterol or triglycerides} dyslipidemia and with insulin-resistant glucose metabolism in both liver and skeletal muscle.”

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin resistance in overweight adolescents1,2,3

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 88, No. 2, 257-262, August 2008
© 2008 American Society for Nutrition

Phosphatidylserine Can Block Muscle Damage

July 31, 2008

Taking 600 mg of phosphatidylserine (PS) can lower the muscle damaging hormone cortisol by increasing the testosterone to cortisol ratio. The researchers suggest that phosphatidylserine is effective combating exercise-induced stress.

The effects of phosphatidylserine on endocrine response to moderate intensity exercise
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2008, 5:11doi:10.1186/1550-2783-5-11

“The findings suggest that PS is an effective supplement for combating exercise-induced stress and preventing the physiological deterioration that can accompany too much exercise. PS supplementation promotes a desired hormonal status for athletes by blunting increases in cortisol levels.”

Bad Bacteria Makes People Fat

July 25, 2008

Scientists have found a form of bacteria found in large doses in obese people and not in skinny people. Right now it is not totally proven if the bacteria causes fatness or if fatness causes more of the bacteria to grow. The bacteria Firmicutes may cause infectobesity. In future the newest diet pills may kill specific bacteria that causes fat gain & adding good bacteria that causes fat loss.

Tests on Mice show when they are loaded with bacteria called Firmicutes and low in another bacteria called Bacteroidetes they get twice as fat as other Mice on the same diet.

Common sense dictates that having the right kind of bacteria will make you healthier. You can do this already by picking up a good Pro-biotic that can withstand room temperatures. Many pro-biotics that need to be refrigerated have already died before they even get to the store shelves.