Increase Muscle And Strength Naturally
Note: The following discusses both Ipriflavone and Methoxy.
1. What is it and where does it come from?
Can you think of any supplement other than creatine that dramatically increases muscle mass, enhances strength, energy, and produces a leaner more muscular body? Such a quest has been going on for quite some time now. For some, anabolic steroids were the answer. These “miracle substances” inserted the super-potent male hormone testosterone into the body and the body reacted by recovering faster from workouts, building more quality muscle than previously thought possible, and causing fat to burn quicker. Wow!
Great, perfect – until the side effects came to light. This artificial testosterone caused more than just the muscles to grow. All the inner organs of the body also grew, causing “turtle belly”. Not to mention other possible androgenic side-effects like sodium retention, acne, gynecomastia, aggression, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, palpitations, enlarged heart, virilization, cancer, decreased blood clotting ability, headaches, anxiety, depression, impotence, stomach aches, jaundice, muscle tears, enlarged prostate, premature hair loss, stunted growth, immune system suppression, insomnia, sterility, and anaphylactic shock just to name a few. Well, maybe anabolic steroids aren’t the best idea after all. Darn?what else?
The search for a supplement that would produce the highly anabolic and sought-after steroidlike effects of faster muscle growth, recovery, and fat-burning, yet avoid the androgenic steroid-like side effects (acne, male-pattern baldness, prostate enlargement, etc.) has been an impossible feat… until now! Meet the Flavone family: 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone (Ipriflavone) and 5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone (Methoxyisoflavone). These powerful anabolic compounds have just been brought to market by several pioneering companies. The results thus far are highly impressive, to say the least. In fact, they may just be the sports supplements that everyone’s been looking for!
These flavones were originally discovered and patented by a Hungarian company, which we’ll discuss further in a minute. The funny thing is, other than researching the compounds and becoming very impressed by them, they just sat on them and did… well, pretty much nothing as far as marketing and making them available to the population. This mysterious compound that could have revolutionised bodybuilding over 30 years ago, instead was locked up with a patent that wouldn’t expire until 1997. Luckily the work they did laid the foundation for what we have today! When the patent expired and researchers read the paperwork what they found out was shocking! Not only did 5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone and 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone increase protein synthesis and increase lean mass, but they also reduced body fat, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, promoted endurance, an increased state of vitality, and increased the body’s ability to use oxygen! In other words, these are the perfect anabolic supplements – without the negatives of steroids!
2. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
In a nutshell, methoxy isoflavone and ipriflavone are non-hormonal anabolic / anti-catabolic compounds. These powerful flavones have been shown to decrease cortisol levels, increase protein synthesis, and improve overall recovery from exercise. Wow!
In order to fully understand the power of 5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone, however; we must start with the first anabolic flavone compound to make big waves: 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone or Ipriflavone. This anabolic compound has been shown to have incredible results for rapid muscle growth on athletes, even though it has only been on the market for a short time. The lean muscle mass increase that people are experiencing on this is amazing! Chinoin (Hungarian pharmaceutical company), a leader in flavonoid research and knowledge, developed Ipriflavone in the early 1970’s. The research was aimed at finding a nutrient partitioning agent able to transport much-needed nutrients away from fat (adipose) tissue and toward the muscle (proteinaceous) tissue. During the journey, Chinoin discovered Ipriflavone not only did this but more. The original patent does more than just raise eyebrows… it could make you fall out of your chair! The credibility of Chinoin’s flavone research lies in this simple fact: it’s much more difficult to get a U.S. Patent than to get published in a journal without an abundance of scientific proof.