Max Muscle’s Max Anabol EXT Perfect Post Cycle Treatment

June 18, 2009
Max Anabol EXT is the most powerful testosterone enhancing supplement Max Muscle makes.   Max Anabol EXT makes the perfect post cycle treatment because of the combination of testosterone enhancing ingredients.  Testofen fenugreek extract proven clinically  to increase free testosterone by 98%.   Studies have also shown that another major ingredient in our formula called ActivAli lowers the muscle destroying and fat increasing hormone cortisol.

Another novel ingredient in Max Anabol EXT is 20-Hydroxy Ecodysterone from the herb Cyanotis vaga has been used by the Russians for centuries.  They refer to it as an adaptogen and may decrease cortisol and increase the repair of DNA.  Max Anabol has a host of many other supporting ingredients that support hormone replenishment and decrease stress and increase recovery.

1. Powerful testosterone enhancing supplement
2. Perfect post cycle treatment
3. Testofen is proven to increase free testosterone by 98%
4. ActivAli lowers the stress hormone cortisol
5. Supports hormone replenishment and decreases stress and increases recovery

Cortisol is an enemy of muscle growth.

June 17, 2009

Cortisol is a stress hormone put out by our adrenal glands. Many people who are hooked on stimulants may also have high Cortisol levels. Stimulants like coffee produce 2 other stress hormones called epinephrine and norepinephrine. Epinephrine works hand and hand to trigger for more production of Cortisol.

Cortisol is a key marker of over-training. Do you wonder why you see so many people in the gym who workout out hard and get no growth? Cortisol may be the culprit. Too much Cortisol is caused by bad stress.

Cortisol can increase fat while breaking down muscle. Cortisol increases Insulin’s ability to produce more of a fat accumulating hormone called Leptin. Overweight people have high amounts of Leptin. There are many studies showing that stress increases fat around the belly area. Cortisol in smaller doses can work in concert with epinephrine and norepinephrine to speed up the amount of glycogen forced out of the liver to be burnt as energy. These 2 results show that there is a chemical difference between good and bad stress.

Too much Cortisol breaks down muscle for energy and inhibits collagen production and decreases amino acid uptake into muscles. Cortisol can break down collagen in skin ten times faster than any other type of protein. Collagen protein also makes up our connective tissue.

Cortisol acts as a pro-inflammatory hormone to balance potassium and sodium to bring pH back to normal. Supplementation of Magnesium to further balance electrolytes lowers Cortisol. When the body is too acidic many immune system enzymes do not activate. Cortisol can shut down parts of our immune system but can be protective against toxins from bad bacteria.

Cortisol counter acts Nitric Oxide by helping constrict blood vessels in our arms and legs. Cortisol is part of our fight or flight protection system.

Cortisol is produced to counter allergy symptom causing histamine. Cortisol helps control rheumatoid arthritis by regulating potassium.

Cortisol is not a bad hormone but only acts bad when it gets out of balance because of too much bad stress in our lives. Too much stress leads to being a flabby pencil-neck.

Understanding Insulin

February 20, 2009

 Understanding Insulin
rewritten by Dan Gilliland orginally written by Eric Cressey

Insulin is a very complex hormone. Insulin can be a very strong atheletic hormone, even stronger than some illegal steroids. Insulin’s main job is to shuttle carbs into your muscle cells to store for energy. When the muscle cells are full insulin shuttles carbs to be storing them in your liver. At the same time Insulin either stops or slows down the amount of carbs released from your liver. It can take several days to reload your liver with carbs. Your liver is a reserve tank, you have to be careful of emptying because it can take days to refill.

Insulin can slow down the burning of fat and speed up the storing of fat. Insulin is doing this because it is prioritising carb usage and contributing to storing calories the most effective way as fat. 

Insulin can slow down the breakdown of muscle.  Insulin can increase the building of muscle when enough amino acids are in place.  You may know of the “golden hour” after a workout.  Insulin is responsible for the golden hour.  If you time your meals correctly you will never need drugs to create muscle growth. 

The hormones glucagon, growth hormone, cortisol, and the catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine do the opposite of insulin.

Glucagon is mostly found in high amounts when a person is experiencing hypoglycemia.  Insulin is produced to counteract the hypoglycemia & blood sugar balance happens.

Growth Hormone counter-acts many actions of Insulin’s carb storage and stopping of fat burning.  GH does work with Insulin to create an anabolic enviroment for muscle growth.  GH can increase the effects of Insulin Growth Like Factors which make Insulin more effective at lower amounts.

The stress hormone Cortisol counters Insulin’s effects by blocking the uptake of Insulin causing Insulin resistance.  Cortisol increases the storage of fat.  Cortisol encourages the breakdown of muscle tissue.

Epinephrine and norepinephrine do the opposite of Insulin.   Epinephrine is very good moving at moving glycogen out of your liver encourging a quick turnover of carb storage and more calories being burnt.  Both epinephrine and norepinephrine increase the burning of fat and have muscle saving qualities.

Insulin decreases as long as you do sub-maximal exercise.  The more movement of your muscles do the more Insulin gets squezzed into your muscles and the more effecient it becomes.  Glucagon increases over long duration workouts to slowdown the amount of carbs being burned.   The amount Growth hormone  increases with the amout of intensity you put into your workout.

Timing your foods to use the power of Insulin to your advantage will be the driving force behind your dieting success. Craving bad food only happenes when your body is out of balance. Put your body back into balance and you can eat anything you want because you will only want what’s good for you. The best time to eat simple carbs is right after you have worked out. Your body needs simple carbs to quickly fill your muscles and liver up with glycogen. When you get full control of your Insulin your whole life will change for the better.

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.”

Stress Hormone Causes Aging

July 18, 2008

The stress hormone cortisol causes pre-mature aging of the immune system. Cortisol shortens a protective cap called telomere that allows the cells to keep dividing. The shorter the telomere, the shorter the cell’s lifespan will be. Telomeres shorten every time a cell divides the telomere shortens, acting like a clock for each cell.

The reason cancer cells are so strong is because their telomeres don’t shorten enough during cell division. A healthy cell lives a proper and preset time. An unhealthy cell either lives too short, not allowing the body to replace it time, or too long, allowing uncontrolled growth.–usi071508.php