Mass FX Clinical Study And Interview With Anabolic Xtreme
In an effort to separate themselves from the crowd, several supplement companies have begun running clinical tests on their products to show the level of safety and effectiveness. One such company is Anabolic Xtreme, who recently had their Mass FX supplement undergo a clinical study at Wright State University.
As you will find out later in the article, the results were quite staggering.
Before we get to the study, let's take a look at the supplement's key ingredients.
Divanil [(3, 4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran) (95%)]
Divanil is a lignan contained in nettle root that prevents SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) from binding to testosterone. The free testosterone binds to androgen receptor within muscle cells and sets the path for increases in muscle mass and strength.
25R-Diol [(3b, 5a, 6a, 25-R)-Spirostan-3, 6-Diol]
25R-Diol is a 6-hydroxy analog that signals androgen receptors on your muscle cells to allow for growth.
White Button Mushroom Extract
White Button Mushroom Extract contains natural phyto-chemicals that inhibit aromatase, which is an enzyme responsible for converting male androgens into female estrogens.
11-Alpha [11alpha, 20R-Dihydroxyecdysone from Rhaponticum Uniflorum Extract]
11-Alpha is extracted from the epigeal part of Ajuga Turkestanica. It is responsible for increasing both protein synthesis and the retention of nitrogen within the muscle cells.
Sea Buckthorn is an adaptogen that stabilizes and minimizes damage to calcium channels within muscles, thus allowing for greater muscle contractions. It also contains two lignans, secoisolariciresinol and matairesinol, which bind to SHBG similarly to Divanil.
Forslean increases intracellular levels of cAMP (cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate), which activate several enzymes responsible for cellular functioning.
Mass FX Clinical Study
Now that you know what's in the new Maximum Strength formula of Mass FX, let's take a look at how the original product performed in the clinical study. Keep in mind that Anabolic Xtreme updated the original formula to a new Maximum Strength version. The original formula, which contained Divanil and 25R-Diol, was the formula used in the clinical study.
The new Maximum Strength formula still contains the same successful and clinically tested ingredients Divanil and 25R-Diol, and has been improved to address additional key growth factors that the original formula did not address.
The double blind randomized clinical study was conducted at Wright State University's Exercise Biology laboratory in Ohio. Test subjects had at least 2 years of weight lifting experience.
As compared to the placebo group, test subjects taking this product experienced a large increase in bench pressing strength, a large increase in leg pressing strength, a large increase in deadlifting strength, and a significant increase in lean muscle mass.
Those increases are due to the testosterone support of Mass FX.
Blood samples were drawn from the participant pre and post trial. Lipid values, hepatic (liver) values, renal (kidney) values, white blood cell counts, and red blood counts were measured. At the end of the study, researchers concluded that this product didn't affect any of the clinical health indicators that were measured.
As you just saw above, Mass FX truly lives up to its claims, and now has real science to back it up. Below is an interview with Anabolic Xtreme's Ken Kraynak, who will reveal more information about this product, including who should use the supplement and directions on how to take it.
[ Q ] Ken, what separates Anabolic Xtreme from other supplement companies?
[ A ] That's a really good question to start on. Innovation is really what separates us from other companies, and will continue to be the driving force behind it.
We have a truly unique desire to push the boundaries of science and sports nutrition, and we're fueled with the passion, drive, and fear to NEVER become a "me too" company... that is, a company that just puts out what everyone else is putting out. The day we even think of bringing to the market something that's already been brought, is the day that gas prices will return to .89 cents a gallon! It won't happen!
In an industry full of false promises, we pride ourselves on providing products that actually work, and we know they work because we not only test the products ourselves, we use them on a regular basis. In fact, this is the product that got me involved with Anabolic Xtreme because I was so impressed with the results.
Our products too have also received numerous rewards from very highly regarded and well respected companies within the industry. Mass FX for example, has received 3 awards recently.
It was selected as Product of the Year by Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Best of the Best by Planet Muscle Magazine, and 25R-diol, one of the key, and clinically tested ingredients that you'll only find in it, was proclaimed the Anabolic of the Year by DXL Magazine. And, because we take such great pride in delivering products that actually work, we also offer a 100% money back guarantee.
[ Q ] One of your popular products, Mass FX, was recently used in a clinical study to determine its effectiveness. The results were massive to say the least. Should most people expect to see similar results?
[ A ] Anyone who trains hard, and follows a diet targeted towards their goal of gaining more lean mass and/or strength, can definitely expect to achieve similar results.
A large increase in bench pressing power, and a large increase in lean muscle mass over the placebo group is stunning! BUT... and I've always been a firm believer in this, you can't build a 40 story skyscraper if you only give your construction crew enough materials to only build 10 of those stories. So, food is very important in this equation.
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When this product is taken with a high protein diet, I'd argue that some people could even exceed the results of this study, as I've seen some guys do it.
One of the great things about this particular product is that it allows the body to make so much more out of the food you take in. The levels of free testosterone, along with an innovative new ingredient we call 11-alpha, allows the body to better utilize the protein you consume. So, even users who are on a somewhat calorie restricted diet, yet still high protein, will notice significant increases in strength and changes in their body composition.
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One of our initial testers for this product set around many new personal records in 4 weeks. So, if you're training hard, training smart, and eating the calories, users can definitely expect to achieve the same results.
[ Q ] Who should take this product?
[ A ] Essentially any athlete, bodybuilder, powerlifter, or sports enthusiast looking to naturally gain more muscle mass, support normal testosterone levels, increase their strength and overall power output, and enhance their stamina and training capacity. That's the great thing about it.
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Essentially Any Athlete Looking To Naturally
Gain More Muscle Mass Should Take This Product.
It's a safe and really versatile product that can be used by practically any athlete. So, the large increase in lean mass is perfect for bodybuilders looking for more size, and the powerlifters I'm sure will not mind the large strength advantage they can achieve.
Because diet and training style dictates whether or not an athlete will gain more mass, it also makes Mass FX great for those athletes looking for more power, more strength, better stamina and performance, but do NOT want the added muscle mass to slow them down on the field.
Now, I do have to caution that tested athletes should ALWAYS check first with their testing organization. This product is an all natural and highly effective product, but with today's climate surrounding the use of dietary supplements, athletes subject to testing should always check first.
It is also perfect for anyone who does not want to use pro-hormones, but would still like to achieve similar pro-hormone style results. So for those who are age 18-20, this product would be a great alternative because it'll work naturally with their testosterone levels.
And for those over 21 looking for a natural anabolic and would prefer not to run a post cycle therapy, it has clearly been shown to induce the kind of results they are looking for, making it a great alternative.
[ Q ] Is there any age range for taking this supplement?
[ A ] Yes. Users need to be at least 18 years of age prior to using Mass FX.
[ Q ] Who should avoid taking this supplement?
[ A ] This product is intended for use by healthy individuals only. Anyone who has a family history of prostate or kidney problems, or anyone with an endocrine issues, is advised to avoid using this product. Also, people currently taking prescription medications should consult first with their physician.
[ Q ] How should a person begin taking this product?
[ A ] That's a really good, and a very commonly asked question.
I'd recommend starting with two capsules, twice daily. So four total to begin with. More experienced users, and users who weigh 200+ lbs, can take up to 6 capsules daily. For users using this dosing strategy, they should take two capsules three times daily, with each serving being spread evenly through out the day. I'll personally use 6 caps/day, and I take each two capsule serving roughly every 5 hours.
[ Q ] How many times a day should it be taken?
[ A ] It needs to be taken in two separate servings. Two caps in the morning followed by another two caps in the evening. Typically, eight hours in between servings is ideal for users taking two servings per day.
For users who weigh 200 + lbs or more, they may chose to take six caps total, but they will certainly achieve impressive results at four caps. In this case, each two capsule serving would be spread evenly throughout the day. As I mentioned above, I take my servings about five hours apart.
However, there's never any need to take more than what the body needs. So I highly encourage everyone to start out with 4 capsules daily and assess their response over 2-3 weeks, as this product is really powerful. If after 2-3 weeks you'd like to experiment and try six capsules, at that point I would do so. Yet if you are new to it, you'll find that four capsules are quite potent!
[ Q ] When should it be taken?
[ A ] The two most ideal times of day to take it are first thing in the morning, and pre-workout.
Generally, testosterone production is at its highest around 7 a.m. Taking a serving of Mass FX upon waking will greatly capitalize on the body's natural production and result in higher levels of free testosterone.
And remember, free testosterone is the only form of testosterone that can bind to your muscle cells' androgen receptors, turn the key to the muscle cell's ignition, and cause the muscle cells' engine to begin using proteins, which causes your muscle cells to grow bigger.
On workout days, a serving of Mass FX should be taken about 30-60 minutes pre-workout. A lot of people have found that taking two caps pre-workout (30-60 minutes prior) really cranks up their aggression, the pumps they experience, and their training intensity in the gym.
While we don't necessarily promote it as a "pump" product, one of the nice effects of the clinically tested ingredient, Divanil, is that it increases levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). This enzyme is responsible for producing nitric oxide, which in turn causes vaso-dilation and enhances the flow of blood. Users report feeling a lot thicker and fuller both while working out, and when they're not working out.
On non-training days, I'd keep it simple, and take two caps in the morning, two caps in the evening.
[ Q ] Is it better to take it on an empty stomach?
[ A ] With Mass FX, it's completely up to the user. The ingredients in this product have a great bioavailability to them, and absorb very well. So, it can be taken with food or without. If you tend to have a sensitive stomach, I'd recommend taking your serving with a protein shake.
[ Q ] Should it be taken every day?
[ A ] Yes, definitely. The initial effects do take about 3-5 days to kick in, with the formula taking full effect between days 10-14. This is due largely in part because it enhances the male hormonal environment to a favorable and beneficial level.
These favorable hormonal changes take time to occur, and once they have occurred, two servings will need to be taken every day to maintain a favorable hormonal state in the male body that allows men to rapidly build muscle and strength, perform with greater intensity, and to recover at a much faster rate.
[ Q ] If a person misses a serving, should they double the next serving?
[ A ] I certainly wouldn't double the serving at all. The human body can only take in so much at one time, and only uses what it needs. Anything extra gets flushed down the toilet an hour later! So, if you miss your morning serving for example, you can always take your evening serving when you get home, and then another serving before bedtime. It doesn't contain any stimulants, making it a very versatile product to use at practically any time of the day.
[ Q ] How long is a typical cycle length?
[ A ] A typical cycle length is anywhere between 8 weeks continuously, and 12 weeks maximum (with a slight break in between those 12 weeks). The 12 week strategy is used when it is run alongside Hyperdrol-X2 for 12 weeks. When this product is used straight through for 12 weeks, Mass FX will be used for weeks 1-5, discontinued for weeks 6-7, and then restarted for weeks 8-12.
Now, I'll also add this. I love the feeling of power, the strength, the stamina, and the feel good, confident feelings. It can be really tempting to get a 3rd bottle and just extend the cycle a little. However, Mass FX works best when used as recommended. Using it longer than recommended will not increase the results. Believe me, many of us have tried it.
[ Q ] Are there any supplements that should be avoided while taking Mass FX?
[ A ] No. It is incredibly versatile, and can be taken with practically any supplement, ranging from protein powders, to various creatine products, stimulants, pre-workout nitric oxide and nitric oxide supplements, and even other testosterone boosts.
The great thing about the new Maximum Strength formula of this product is this formula addresses multiple pathways of muscle growth, strength enhancement and recovery such that it can perfectly compliment the effects of other products that it is stacked with.
When taken with protein powders, it allows the body to better utilize those amino acids by increasing the retentions of those key growth nutrients to build new muscle proteins for thicker muscle cells.
When taken with Nitric Oxide products, it will greatly increase the pump effect that users are looking for due to the up regulation of the eNOS enzyme. And when taken with fat burners, will allow the body to maintain and protect the very muscle tissue you've worked so hard for, while simultaneously working synergistically to accelerate fat loss.
[ Q ] What supplements would be good to stack it with?
[ A ] It stacks best with many muscle-building products. When stacked it allows users to train harder and longer, build muscle mass and strength faster, and allow users to recover far faster than they normally could.
Hyperdrol-X2 essentially supports the body's ability to produce testosterone. So combining this product with Mass FX leads to superior muscle growth, strength enhancement, & performance.
Mass FX also stacks well with our new pro-hormone, 3-AD. The synergy between each product's components greatly enhances the rate at which muscle cells become bigger, allowing for faster recovery, and superior strength gains. It's the ultimate combination of physical and psychological performance enhancement.
Also, I'd highly recommend that anyone taking it should also look into using a high quality whey protein, and a good multivitamin. In order to repair and build more muscle tissue, the body needs protein.
Protein powders are a great source of extra protein throughout the day, and are perfect for those times of the day when your body needs protein fast, such as first thing in the morning, and immediately post workout.
Multivitamins are very important to take. Seriously! Mass FX is serious training power! I find that a lot of times, I literally have to force myself to leave the gym because while I'm on it, I feel like I can keep going and going and going. I train a lot more intensely when I'm on it.
But consequently, my body takes a greater beating because of that, which ultimately means that the body becomes depleted of key vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and so forth, that are absolutely critical for the recovery and formation of new muscle mass, and for the performance of critical functions within the human body. So, any athlete taking this product would benefit greatly from incorporating a well-rounded multivitamin into their regimen.
[ Q ] Ken, thank you for the interview!
[ A ] Thank you very much for this opportunity! It's been a real pleasure speaking with you! If anyone has any additional questions about the clinical trial that took place, they can visit www.MassFXstudy.com.
- Dib SP. et al. The effects of a nutritional supplement, Mass FX, on muscular strength, body composition, and blood chemistries in resistance trained adult males. Department of Biological Sciences. Exercise Biology Program. Wright State University. May 2008. Address correspondence: email@example.com