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MOAB is the Mother of all Builders - as in muscle builders. Utilizing a combination of anabolic and anti-catabolic ingredients, MOAB limits muscle breakdown and supports muscle growth helping you achieve superior muscle building faster, the natural way
MOAB is non-hormonal and does NOT require any post cycle therapy (PCT). It works by upregulating your body’s natural anabolic processes while also improving athletic performance and decreasing muscle breakdown. The end result is a supplement that not only helps you train hard, but recover faster, enabling you to train more frequently and build muscle faster.
HMB (3,000mg) - It’s pretty well known that leucine is the king of amino acids, responsible for activating the mTOR pathway in the body which drives muscle protein synthesis, a.k.a. muscle growth.
HMB (Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate Monohydrate) is the active metabolite of leucine that combats catabolism and reduces muscle protein breakdown.[1,2] Not only does HMB help indirectly support muscle growth by limiting its breakdown, other research shows that this potent leucine derivative is actually a powerful muscle builder and performance enhancer!
Studies conducted in trained athletes noted that supplementation with 3g of HMB (the same dose included in MOAB) increases muscle growth and strength. But there’s more. HMB supplementation at 3g per day also has been noted to significantly increase fat-free mass, aerobic peak power, aerobic capacity, and maximum speed all while reducing fat mass. As if that’s not enough, HMB also reduces the amount of time needed for you to exert maximum power, meaning exert maximum amount of force more quickly than you could without HMB.
HMB may also be an ideal body recomposition ingredient as it’s able to increase fat-free mass without increasing body mass, indicating that HMB may help you burn fat and build muscle at the same time!
HICA (1,000mg) - Also known as Leucic Acid, HICA (alpha hydroxyisocaproic acid) is another metabolite of Leucine that supports muscle growth and reduces muscle breakdown. In the body, when muscle cells sense leucine metabolites such as HICA or HMB, it signals to the muscle cell that it’s burning amino acids (which it doesn’t want to do) and initiates the anti-catabolic processes.
By supplementing with HICA, you’re telling your body to halt any muscle breakdown and engage the muscle building processes. Studies using HICA in trained athletes also demonstrate it can:
- Increase Lean Mass
- Improve Performance
- Reduce Soreness
- Decrease Fat Mass
Epicatechin (300mg) - Naturally occurring in cocoa extract, epicatechin is an incredibly intriguing flavonol that offers a wealth of benefits for athletes looking to increase muscle mass and improve body composition.
Various studies have shown that epicatchin can:
- Increase strength and muscle growth
- Enhance nitric oxide production
- improve glucose tolerance
- Boost endurance
- Reduce fatigue
Each of these actions separately contributes to helping you make bigger, better gains faster, but there’s a deeper underlying mechanism to epicatechin that really catapults your ability to build muscle to the next level - myostatin inhibition.
What’s myostatin you ask? Essentially, think of myostatin as your body’s natural muscle building “OFF” switch. Myostatin is a protein that is released by your muscles cells when they contract and serves as a muscle growth regulator. The archenemy of myostatin is follistatin which indirectly supports muscle growth by inhibiting myostatin signaling.
So, by inhibiting the protein that inhibits muscle growth you should experience greater gains, but there’s another problem. As you age, you levels of follistatin naturally decline, which is one of the reasons it’s harder to put on mass the older you get.
Research has shown that epicatechin can enhance muscle gains by increasing follistatin and decreasing myostatin. A recent study from 2015 showed that after only five days of use, average follistatin levels of the group consuming epicatechin were approximately 2.5x greater than day one compared to subjects consuming placebo!
Basically, epicatechin helps you train harder and longer while also taking the “governor” chip off of your muscle building engine!
Astragin (50mg) - Developed by NuLive Science, AstraGin® is the patented combination of panax ginseng and astragalus membranaceus shown to enhance bioavailability and uptake of key performance-enhancing compounds such as citrulline, creatine, and beta alanine as well as muscle-building amino acids.
Including the full 50mg dose of Astragin ensures that all of the key anabolic ingredients in MOAB are fully utilized by your muscles for maximum effectiveness and superior results.