HICA-Max , 90 Chewable Tablets Assorted Flavors

Supports Increases in Protein Synthesis!*
A Powerful Non-Hormonal Muscle Growth Stimulator!*
8.1  out of 10  (92 Reviews)
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Product Overview


Labrada 100% Whey Protein


HICA-MAX™ is a powerful, non-hormonal, natural stimulator of muscle growth.* HICA-MAX™ chewables contain leucic acid, also know as alpha-hydroxy- isocaproic acid (HICA) – a natural metabolite of the branched chain amino acid, leucine.

HICA-MAX™ works by supporting protein synthesis (anabolism), and decreasing muscle protein breakdown (catabolism). Its mode of action has been suggested as an independent mTOR signal transducer, which is a “cell-signaler” for muscle protein synthesis. Leucic acid may interrupt muscle protein breakdown by activating nuclear factor kappa B and inhibiting caspase-8. It may also activate IGF-1.*


Supports gains in both muscle and strength.*
Accelerate your workout recovery so you can train more often.*
Reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), allowing you to train harder.*
Supports an increase in lean muscle gains.*


HICA-MAX™ chewables contain 100% leucic acid, known asalpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA), a natural metabolite of the branched chain amino acid, leucine. Leucic acid has been shown to support an increase in lean body mass in athletes.*

HICA-MAX™ chewable tablets provide a cost-effective, result-producing- muscle growth stimulator in existence!*

HICA-MAX™ presents a new pathway to supporting muscle growth for hard training, male and female athletes.*


500mg Leucic Acid
Muscle Growth*
Strength Gains*
Effective & Safe


For over 20 years, Labrada has performed independent third-party product testing at analytical laboratories. With Labrada,you can be sure that your product meets label claim.

"If it's on the Label,
it's in the bottle!"®
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
92 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
35 Ratings
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Jan 31, 2016
Verified Buyer

Hi, I have inserted HICA-Max in my supplement pack and I must say that taste is very good, but it's rather expensive for a simple treat, yes as I didn't notice any effect on my training, body or alike. I gave it a try and renewed it thinking one box was maybe not enough but nothing came. Maybe it work for others but nothing for me.

Sep 21, 2015
Verified Buyer

I actually found this to be real decent. Given the leucine content gives you an easy way to get an insulin spike post workout.

Sep 07, 2015
Verified Buyer

Increases muscle growth at a faster rate when used in combination with HMB. Helps maintain size when cutting carbohydrates.

Mar 30, 2015
Verified Buyer

Great product and taste. Leucine inhibitor and has helped with lean mass.

Dec 12, 2014
Verified Buyer

So far has work for me as when taking this,it does not allow you to go on catabolism.Worked great as my prep for a show as anti catabolic.

Aug 16, 2014
Verified Buyer

I take this pre and post workout, especially if I'm training fasted. Does it work? Not a clue. They taste good! I call them my muscle candy. I'm definitely seeing muscle growth, but it may or may not be because of this product, however I will keep buying! Yum!

Jun 07, 2014

My Log http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161822303&page=1

May 15, 2014
Verified Buyer

HICA-Max is without a doubt one of the best products that I have ever used. For years, I have experimented with countless products to improve recovery and support lean muscle growth. Since switching to HICA-Max, I no longer have need for any type of intra-workout or BCAA supplement. I made improvements in both strength and body composition. Most importantly however, I experienced a significant decrease in delayed onset muscle soreness. This allowed me to train more frequently and enhanced the quality of my workouts. The taste is superb, and it's difficult to eat only the suggested serving amount because it is just like candy. Contrary to other reviews, the smell did not bother me at all, and actually reminded me of Flintstones vitamins. The delivery system of chewables is extremely convenient and novel. Here's a link to my HICA-Max log for anyone interested! http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=160980171

Apr 06, 2014
Verified Buyer

one of my friend requirement it to me I love it taste great I notice some gain probably I'll use it for a while

Dec 27, 2013
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Oct 12, 2013
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Aug 20, 2013
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HICA max is one of best recovery supplements I have ever used. I recentyly played in a 2 day basketball tournament with multiple games each day. Being 39 years old and competing against guys nearly half my age was a big concern as I was not sure how my body would respond and recover for non stop basketball. I took 2 tabs after each game and 2 more later in the evening. I was amazed that I did not experience and soreness or fatigue from that much basketball. IMO this stuff is a must have especially for competive older athletes.

May 18, 2013
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Mar 13, 2013
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90 Chewable Tablets
90 Chewable Tablets
90 Servings | $0.29 Per Serving

What's in Labrada HICA-Max

90 Chewable Tablets
Serving Size: 1 Chewable Tablet
Servings Per Container:90
Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 5
Total Carbohydrate 2 g <1%**
Sugar Alcohol (As Xylitol) 2 g       
HICA (Leucic Acid) 500 mg
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients:
Xylitol, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Magnesium Stearate, Malic Acid, Stearic Acid, Silica, Citric Acid, Sucralose, Colored with Vegetable Juice, Annatto, Spirulina, Turmeric, and Beta Carotene.

Directions For HICA-Max: Take 4-5 chewable tablets per day.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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