In the quest for muscle hypertrophy, we search for supplements to increase protein synthesis and recovery to aid in muscle growth. Scivation has formulated our supplements to target different pathways involved in muscle hypertrophy. By efficiently combining SciVation supplements with a well-structured diet and training program one can increase muscle growth more than ever before.
In order for a muscle to grow, new proteins must be synthesized and incorporated into existing muscle fibers. This is a multi-step process, governed by a host of factors. We are going to target muscle growth through 3 different pathways using Anagen, Fenotest, and Xtend.
Anagen - Anabolic Adaptagen:
- Rhodiola Rosea
- Bacopa Monniera
The main ingredient in Anagen-20 -Hydroxyecdysterone- has been shown to enhance skeletal muscle growth by increasing gene expression, RNA synthesis, and protein translation, all of which would heighten the process of protein synthesis and muscle growth.
20-Hydroxyecdysterone is non-hormonal and does not bind to the androgen receptors in cells, but it may increase androgens' (i.e. testosterone) ability to bind to their receptors.
Rhodiola Rosea and Bacopa Monniera aid in the body's ability to cope with stress, including exercise, leading to an increased physical working capacity, improve endurance exercise performance, and decreased mental fatigue. Increasing the body's ability to cope with stress with allow you to recover from your workouts more rapidly.
Fenotest - Testosterone Booster:
- Safed Musli
- Rhodiola Rosea
- Bacopa Monnieri
Testosterone is the primary anabolic hormone in the body. Increasing the amount of testosterone in your body will increase the amount of muscle you can gain. One can accomplish this in two ways:
- Injecting exogenous testosterone.
- Increasing your body's natural production of testosterone.
The problem with #1 is, besides the fact that it is illegal, when exogenous testosterone is administered into the body the body will decrease and then stop production of its own testosterone. So when you stop using exogenous testosterone you are left in a testosterone deprived state.
Method #2 is much safer and more efficient in the long run. There will be no period of testosterone production shutdown if the body's own natural production of testosterone is increased.
Fenotest was designed to increase and support the body's natural production of testosterone. When coupled with Anagen's ability to increase androgen binding to its receptors, Fenotest works even better.
Xtend - Energy Aminos:
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine)
- Citrulline Malate
- Vitamin B6
During exercise Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) oxidation, especially leucine, is increased. The BCAA are different from amino acids in that they are primarily metabolized in skeletal muscle. In order to meet the increased demand for BCAA during exercise the body breaks down muscle tissue to supply additional BCAA.
By supplying the body exogenous BCAA during exercise, one can meet the increased demand for BCAA oxidation without breaking down muscle tissue to supply the needed BCAA. Because BCAA serve as a "fuel" for skeletal muscle, BCAA supplementation has been used to enhance sports performance and recovery.
The Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) is one of the body's protein synthesis regulators. mTOR functions as an energy sensor; it is activated when ATP levels are high and blocked when ATP levels are decreased. The main energy-consuming process in the cell is protein synthesis.
When mTOR is activated (high ATP levels sensed) protein synthesis is increased and when mTOR is suppressed (low ATP levels are sensed) protein synthesis is blunted. mTOR activation is vital for skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Leucine is the key regulator of the mTOR-signaling pathway. Leucine directly signals and primes your muscles to grow through the activation of mTOR.
Anagen + Fenotest + Xtend = Muscle Growth
The combination of Anagen + Fenotest + Xtend targets muscle growth through three different pathways, creating a powerful stimulus for muscle hypertrophy. Here is how we recommend dosing these products together:
Note: Users over 200 pounds may wish to increase their Anagen and Fenotest dosage.