COMPLEX 1: (Arachidonic Acid, 95% 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran from Urtica Dioica, Icariin 40%)
Arachidonic Acid (AA): What is Arachidonic Acid and what does it do?
Arachidonic Acid (AA) is an essential acid considered to be a part of the Omega-6 group. It is stored in the muscle cell membranes and released when the muscles are stimulated from intense exercise or resistance training. AA is responsible for sending signals of adaptive changes in the case of muscle damage or other types of stimuli. AA is clinically proven in independent, double-blind university studies with reports of increased muscle mass, accel eration of fast twitch muscle fiber growth, facilitation of rapid strength and power increases, boosts in muscular endurance and changes in body composition of competitive athletes and bodybuilders through resistance training. In fact, AA was awarded a U.S. Patent for Increasing Skeletal Muscle Mass in Humans! It acts as a core regulator of muscle protein synthesis, and is responsible for increasing cellular sensitivity to primary anabolic hormones such as testosterone, insulin, growth hormone, and IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1). Because of its central role in the process of muscle growth, AA is the single most effective anabolic nutrient available for supplementation, capable of supporting significantly faster and more profound increases in muscle size, strength, and lipolysis (fat loss). AA is a clinically proven safe and effec tive performance-enhancing supplement.Placebo-controlled clinical trials published in 2006 demonstrated a remark able 600% increase in peak muscle power, along with statistically strong trends of improvement bench press 1-rep max (44%), average muscle power (223%), muscle endur – ance (250%) when taken for 50 days by experienced weight training men. Source: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 3 (1)S1-S29, 2006.
The scientist responsible for bringing AA to the sports nutrition world, William Llewellyn, is a world-renowned foremost authority on anabolic substances and its effects on muscular performance. An accomplished research scientist, author, publisher, inventor, columnist, and company CEO in the field of sports nutrition and anabolic substances, Llewellyn has been featured in ESPN Magazine, Washington Post, Fox News Channel, ESPN Television, NPR News, ESPN Radio and other national and regional TV/Radio news programs. In addition to writing the Anabolics Books, Llewellyn also writes a monthly column for Muscular Development, and has written numerous articles for other bodybuilding publications including Ironman Magazine, Exercise for Men Only, and Natural Muscle. During his fifteen years of anabolic research, Llewellyn has made several important scientific discoveries. His latest discovery of Arachidonic Acid has been patented for its anabolic properties and its “use as a method of increasing skeletal muscle mass.”
What are the benefits of taking Arachidonic Acid?
Arachidonic Acid (AA) is the primary building block for the synthesis of dienolic prostaglan – dins, which includes both PGE2 and PGF2. These are prostag lan dins that are tightly invol ved with the protein synthesis and muscle hypertrophy (the increase of the size of muscle cells), two things that occur after exercise. AA begins to display its anabolic activity early during exercise. This nutrient is released from your muscle fibers as they are damaged during intense training, triggering a localized inflammatory and anabolic response. This is part of the same biological process that causes you to be sore a day or two following a good workout, and reminds us that the old adage “no pain, no gain” is a fundamentally true one. AA liberation from damaged muscle fibers is, similarly, the very first anabolic trigger, in a long cascade that will control the rebuilding and strengthening of muscle tissue after exercise. Among other things, by increasing local Androgen, IGF-1, and Insulin receptor density, AA allows Testosterone, IGF-I, and Insulin to increase protein synthesis rates and repair the damaged tissue. In this way, AA supports the ana bol ic actions of these hormones not by increasing their levels, but by providing more local receptor sites to attach to (making the process both faster and more intense). As a crude explanation, AA directs the body to where it needs muscle tissue repair, and opens the door for the anabolic hormones to do their job.
Who can benefit from taking Arachidonic Acid?
Those that are weight training or would consider themselves as an athlete may benefit from supplementing with AA. As you exercise, your AA levels usually decrease as does the production of anabolic prostaglandins. AA is most com monly supplemented by bodybuilders, individuals that play a sport on a daily basis, frequent gym attendees, and other individuals that participate in activities where short, rapid bursts of performance are constantly required. If you are an athlete or bodybuilder with a reduced level of AA, you’ll probably ex per ience “training stagnation,” which means you will see a decline in your muscle’s ability to stimulate muscle growth.
3,4 Divanill™ (95% 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran):
A high-potency extract of stinging nettle root. Most of your circulating testosterone is bound or inactive. A plasma glycoprotein called Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) binds up most of your testosterone so that it cannot exert any anabolic effect. 3,4 Divanill™ knocks out SHBG allowing your own testosterone to be free. This is significant because SHBG-bound testosterone can not exert its muscle-building effects.
A flavonol found in epimedium extracts is included in the product formula because of its effects on mimicking testosterone and increasing levels of circulating testosterone, meaning it works in concert with 3,4-Divanill. ™ In addition, it should also assist in increasing libido due to its effects on raising nitric oxide and inhibiting an enzyme known as Phosphodiesterase type 5 or PDE-5.
COMPLEX 2 (5-Methyl-7-Methoxy Isoflavone, 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone, 20-Hydroxy-Ecdysterone)
This anabolic flavone compound has been one of the most widely talked about bodybuilding supplements in years. Methoxy is quite possibly the most powerful legal anabolic compound ever created! According to its U.S. Patent, Methoxy is an anabolically effective compound that was developed to produce significant weight gain increase, specifically fat free lean mass. But what makes Methoxy truly unique is its function as a nutrient-partitioning agent. Methoxy has been shown to actually shuttle the nutrients you consume (i.e., protein) selectively into muscle tissue to help promote lean muscle mass. Methoxy is truly a groundbreaking legal supplement that’s sure to shake the very foundations of the sports nutrition industry.
7-Isopropoxyisoflavone was developed in the early 1970’s. It has been shown to shuttle vital nutrients away from adipose (fat) tissue and toward proteinaceous (muscle) tissue as well as having very strong cortisol suppressing properties. The most dramatic result of this compound is increased nitrogen reten tion, which is one of the main actions of anabolic steroids. 7-isopropoxyisoflav – one’s anabolic activity has been compared to the anabolic steroids methenolone, oxandrolone and stanozolol. The difference is 7-isopropoxyisoflavone had no negative effects on testosterone production which is a possible side effect of anabolic steroid use.
Due to its anabolic properties, 7-isopropoxyisoflavone has been shown to help strength training athletes selectively increase fat free lean mass. Studies have recorded up to 20% gains in lean muscle weight from its use.
Until recently Ecdysterone, or beta-ecdysone, was neither legal nor commercially available. Today, Ecdysterone is now legally available to bodybuilders and fitness minded individuals. Ecdysterone is an exciting discovery because it is a natural anabolic agent. From anecdotal reports, 100mg of Ecdysterone can dramatically increase nitrogen retention. The nitrogen-sparing effects of Ecdysterone can benefit the bodybuilder by increasing the amount of muscle that can be accumulated.
These 3 powerful and perfect, non-hormonal, highly anabolic/anti-catabolic compounds (5-Methyl-7-Methoxy-Isoflavone, 7-isopropoxyisoflavone and 20-Hydroxy-Ecdysterone) work synergistically through different metabolic pathways to produce even better results than taking them individually, making them the perfect stack! And if you really want to maximize your muscular gains, be sure to take ARABOL™ with Protein! ARABOL™ works incredibly well with protein because of its nutrient partitioning ability to transport and force protein, glycogen and much needed nutrients away from fat (adipose) tissue and toward muscle (proteinaceous) tissue.
BIOAVAILABILITY AGENT – Bioperine®:
Lastly, a product is only as good as its bioavailability and uptake. Bioperine® has been added as it is the only product sourced out of piperine to obtain a patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. Secondly, it is the only source from piperine to have undergone clinical studies in the U.S. to substantiate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use.
If you are an athlete subject to performance enhancing substance testing, you should discuss the use of ARABOL™ with your sanctioning commission or body prior to supplementation.
For increased effectiveness, ARABOL™ can be taken in conjunction with ANITEST™. Consume ARABOL™ with high protein meals or shakes. For best results, be sure to also increase your daily caloric intake.
ARABOL™ is intended for use by men only. Read entire warning on bottle and consult your physician prior to use.