Anabolic maximization: how do make your hormones work for you? Though androgenic hormones like testosterone are important, your body uses a wide range of other anabolic hormones to regulate muscle growth, and you want these hormones to be firing on all cylinders. That is why Performax Labs is excited to bring you MassMax – the most exciting, cutting-edge anabolic available. We have combined the best drivers of muscle growth with compounds designed to improve digestion, absorption, and bioavailability. MassMax contains an HPLC extract of Rhaponticum Carthamoides, with a wide range of ecdysteroids. Cell and animal studies clearly demonstrate the anabolic potential of ecdysteroids, and human studies suggest that the right combination of pure ecdysteroids are needed to unlock that potential. That is why our highly purified HPLC extract of whole plant Rhaponticum Carthamoides is so important, because other products using inferior methods to extract ecdysteroids cannot compare to the clinically proven muscle mass growth of MassMax!
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Rhaponticum Carthamoides Extract
Rhaponticum Carthamoides consists of a wide range of ecdysteroids. Ecdysterone has demonstrated potent anabolic effects without increasing androgens, like testosterone.
Simakin et al. (1988) demonstrated that ecdysterone increased muscle mass up by 6-7% while simultaneously decreasing fat mass by 10%.The anabolic effects of ecdysteroids have been demonstrated in multiple studies, whether in vitro, in animal models, or in humans.Human performance studies from using whole plant Rhaponticum Carthamoides demonstrated significant improvements in muscle mass, fat mass, and work capacity, while studies from inferior sources did not.
Epicatechin, which is found naturally in dark chocolate and green tea, in another potent muscle and strength builder. It acts by both decreasing myostatin in the body and by increasing follistatin, both of which result in muscle growth.
Gutierrez-Salmean et al. found that 7 days of treatment with 25mg of epicatechin resulted in a 50% increase of the follistatin/myostatin ratio in humans, as well as a significant increase in handgrip strength.Epicatechin activates nitric oxide synthase, which is an enzyme that activates nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide causes vasodilation, leading to enhanced blood flow.
Methyl palmitate is a fatty acid ester that is naturally found in honeybee drone milk. It has demonstrated potent anabolic effects.
In a study from the University of Szeged, Hungary (2014), 10 days of treatment with drone milk significantly increased testosterone levels and muscle mass, as measured by the levator ani muscle in rats . Methyl palmitate and methyl oleate were determined to be the active ingredients in the drone milk.
Methyl oleate is another fatty acid ester found in honeybee drone milk that works synergistically with methyl palmitate to increase androgens.
In the study by Seres et al. mentioned above (2014), the administration of methyl palmitate alone reproduced the anabolic effect, but both fatty acid esters were needed to increase testosterone.
Atractylodes Lancea Rhizome
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to remedy low appetite, gastric distress, and nausea, studies have demonstrated that atractylodes improves gastric emptying and intestinal motility.
Fujitsuka et al. (2011) showed that Atractylodes works by enhancing ghrelin secretion. Ghrelin is known as the "hunger hormone” for its ability to control hunger, and it increases anabolic hormones, such as growth hormone.
Camellia Sinensis (standardized to 50% EGCG)
This potent tea extract is standardized to 50% epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is the most potent of the tea catechins. Similar to epicatechin mentioned above, EGCG modulates many anabolic and catabolic factors, such as myostatin.
Meador et al. (2015) observed that EGCG supplementation increased muscle mass via expression of anabolic factors and reduced protein breakdown in the muscle through multiple mechanisms, including myostatin.
Sodium caprate is a well-documented absorption enhancer. Increased intestinal absorption can occur transcellularly (across the cell) or paracellularly (between cells). Sodium caprate functions by opening spaces in bicellular and tricellular tight junctions which increases paracellular permeability.
Soderholm et al. (1998) were able to use electron microscopes to observe the opening of tight junctions between cells via sodium caprate administration.
Black Pepper Extract
Piperine inhibits cytochrome P450 enzymes, which play essential roles in the elimination of many compounds. Therefore, piperine can increase the time that certain compounds stay in the bloodstream, thereby improving their effectiveness. This is especially important for compounds that the body metabolizes quickly, such as ecdysteroids.