Building muscle and burning fat usually requires long, arduous cycles of bulking and cutting. This never-ending merry-go-round from hell is completely exhausting and yields only modest gains at best. Wouldn’t it be something if you could burn fat and build muscle at the same time?
While this phenomenon is typically reserved for newbies hitting the gym for the first time, Blackstone Labs has developed the first supplement to let any lifter, regardless of training experience, simultaneously build muscle and burn fat.
Recomp RX is a revolutionary body recomposition supplement that allows you trade fat for muscle thanks to the power of ursolic acid. This potent compound is highly anabolic, as well as incredibly anti-catabolic, allowing you to build slabs of lean muscle without the needs for thousands of extra calories. Gone are the days of dirty bulking and crash dieting, you now have the power to reshape your body with ease thanks to Recomp RX.
Ursolic Acid (125mg) affects molecular pathways that prevent muscle loss (catabolism) and weakness. Other research has shown that ursolic acid promotes muscle hypertrophy and expression of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling. To top it off, some other research indicates, this potent compound stimulates skeletal muscle Akt activity which spurs muscle growth and may reduce fat gain, a.k.a. body recomposition.
Banaba Leaf (60mg) contains corosolic acid, a truly remarkable compound that enhance the body’s glucose-controlling properties. Numerous studies have shown that banaba extracts not only improve glucose transportation, but also enhance insulin sensitivity, meaning you’ll put all those tasty carbs to building muscle, not storing body fat.
Obviously there are few individuals on this planet that would say no to the opportunity to exchange fat for muscle…
Some very promising research has led to a new performance supplement – RECOMP Rx®. RECOMP Rx® is a revolutionary new supplement formulated to reshape your body that contains a potent compound known as Ursolic Acid. Ursolic Acid belongs to a category of compounds known as pentacyclic triterpene acids. Research has shown this unique substrate to be a potent anabolic – anti-catabolic compound. People who are especially concerned about sparing – and ultimately building – muscle can be confident knowing that RECOMP Rx® will accomplish their goals for a lean, defined body. That’s because Ursolic Acid has been shown to affect molecular pathways that could actually prevent muscle loss and weakness. In studies involving both humans and mice, ursolic acid helped counteract the catabolic effects of fasting/dieting and should theoretically reduce cortisol.
Ursolic acid contributes to the waxy coats on apples, other fruits, and many herbs and was recently identified in a screen for small molecule inhibitors of skeletal muscle atrophy. Researchers demonstrated that ursolic acid decreased the activity of the catabolic genes MuRF-1 and Atrogin-1 in muscle cells which are known as two of the most potent genes associated with catabolic (muscle-breakdown) activity. It was shown that ursolic acid has a dramatic effect on reducing catabolic activity in muscle cells by decreasing the activity of catabolic genes. In addition, ursolic acid was shown to increase the activity of the Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) gene and IGF-1 blood level concentrations. Lastly, Ursolic Acid was shown to possess potent estrogen blocking activity which may result in an increased testosterone response via the HPTA axis.
However, A study investigating the intestinal uptake of ursolic acid found that a dose contributing 80mg/kg bodyweight ursolic acid had about an 0.6% oral bioavailability based on the pharmacokinetic of the compound's area under the curve.Due to the poor bioavailability, low serum levels appear to be achieved; despite this, a half-life of around four hours exists and oral administration seems to peak one hour after ingestion.
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Blackstone Labs utilizes a proprietary distribution system called Self-Microemulsifying Delivery System ("SMEDS RXTM") that has been proven to increase many compounds such as curcumin and steroidal saponins that have a wide spectrum of biological and pharmacological activities. Many of these compounds have great promise in the lab, but do not translate to real world results because of their low solubility and stability in aqueous solution, and low bioavailability. To overcome these limitations, Blackstone utilizes SMEDS RXTM as a state-of-the-science delivery method to get the most benefits of the extremely powerful compound Ursolic Acid inRECOMP Rx®. The SMEDS RXTM formulation improved the oral bioavailability ofRECOMP Rx® significantly, and the relative oral bioavailability when compared with a dry capsule, was greater than 1,000%!
Blackstone’s new RECOMP Rx® is a new discovery in the world of performance enhancing supplements comes about. Adding RECOMP Rx® to your training program will allow you to build more muscle faster, make greater strength gains more rapidly, and get leaner quicker.
Who Would Benefit from RECOMP Rx®?
Any individual, athlete or not – male or female, who wants serious support with:
RECOMP (ing) Fat for Muscle!†
Decreasing conversion of blood sugar to body fat.†
Increasing bone strength by enhancing IGF-1 activity.†
Decreasing estrogen levels through aromatase inhibition.†
All-Natural Anabolic / Anti-Catabolic shown to Build Muscle and Strength.†
Non-Hormonal Recompositioning Agent.†
Human Clinical Study Validates 413% More Muscle and 5 lbs less Fat!
In a recent university study, Ursolic Acid was demonstrated to enhance the expression of a specific IGF-1 gene resulting in muscle tissue hypertrophy. Activating this specific process in muscle holds the key to unlimited growth potential as muscle hypertrophy is directly correlated to new satellite muscle cell recruitment.
This research study consisted of 14 male and female athletic test subjects ranging in age from 25-49 years and divided into 2 groups. All test subjects were required to drug-test both pre and post study. This research study was designed to be a double blind placebo study. Each test subject was given 2 capsules twice per day before meals for 4 weeks and was not held to a restricted calorie diet. The results of this study were based upon hydrostatic body composition testing.
Results: The test subjects using RECOMP Rx® had, on average, a change in lean body mass of +3.23lbs, in comparison the placebo group had, on average, a change in lean body mass of .783lbs. The test subjects using RECOMP Rx® realized a 413% greater increase in lean mass compared to the placebo group. The test subjects using Exchange also realized an average change in body fat mass of -5.0lbs, as compared to the placebo group, which had an average change in fat mass of +.583.
Summary: This research study establishes RECOMP Rx® as a non-hormonal, all natural positive repartitioning compound. Future research studies should be required to evaluate ideal dosage levels and formula comparisons and/or delivery methods to further validate the positive effects of RECOMP Rx® vs. competitor preparations.
Enhancing the body’s ability to utilize fat stores as a source of calories usually means a decreased diet that reduces calorie intake to a point where less calories are ingested than the body burns daily. Unfortunately, with this low calorie environment comes a “catabolic environment” in which needed daily calories also come from the breaking down of lean tissue (like muscle and connective tissue).RECOMP Rx® is able to help you pack on new muscle, eviscerate fat and get stronger. Get your supply of RECOMP Rx® right now, and begin to watch your body exchange fat for muscles!
Warnings Not For Use By Individuals Under The Age Of 18. Do Not Use If Pregnant Or Nursing. This product is intended for use by healthy individuals only. Do not use if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medication. Consult a physician prior to using this product if you have any pre-existing medical condition including diabetes or hypoglycemia or if you take any glucose-lowering agents or other drugs or supplements that affect blood sugar. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children. Read entire label prior to use.
†These Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administion. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Blackstone Labs is back at it again. This time, we’re tearing down the walls of stubborn fat reserves and raiding BMI indexes with our new secret weapon: Trojan Horse.
We all know the conventional approach to burning fat: load up on caffeine or other hard-hitting stimulants until your central nervous system is completely taxed, and then you crash hard. While a lot of people are totally okay with this, we recognize that there are others who are not a fan of feeling like their heart is going to pop out of their chest, and of course, the bane of the working person, insomnia.
Luckily for you, the brilliant mind of our Chief Science Officer, The Guerrilla Chemist has discovered a way to burn reserves of fat without any kind of stimulants. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Trojan Horse is completely stimulant free. You can take it minutes before bed and rest well, knowing that you’ll be burning fat all through the night.
Trojan Horse utilizes a cellular process known as uncoupling, one of the most powerful ways your body can burn fat. Uncoupling essentially causes your body to use much more energy than it normally would to create ATP, and this extra energy comes from the breakdown of fat. Previously, the most powerful (and harmful) fat burner of all time, 2,4-Dinitrophenol (otherwise known as DNP), used uncoupling to burn fat. Unfortunately, DNP, a former substitute for TNT and dynamite, is very toxic and produces tons of cell-damaging free radicals and organ failure. While Trojan Horse is an uncoupler and does cause your body to breakdown fat for energy, we are proud to state that Trojan Horse is NOT TOXIC IN ANY CAPACITY WHATSOEVER.
Much like how the Achaeans used clever tactics to burn Troy to the ground, Trojan Horse uses uncoupling to trick your body into using much more energy than it actually needs for the production of ATP. This excess workload forces your body burn its reserves of fat to the ground.
Take up arms and fight the good fight against fat. Burn it to the ground with the newest addition to your arsenal: Trojan Horse!
The Science Behind Trojan Horse
The mechanism by which Trojan Horse works is multi-faceted. The first part of the mechanism involves the combination of hydroxycitrate (HCA) and L-carnitine. These two molecules synergistically work together to enhance the activity of the enzyme carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT), the rate limiting enzymatic step for transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta oxidation (fat burning). HCA inhibits the production of malonyl CoA, an allosteric inhibitor of CPT. Carnitine is an essential cofactor for CPT activity and enhances ketogenesis.
During ketogenesis, more ADP is generated, which results in an increased electrochemical proton gradient for ATP synthase.
ATP synthase is responsible for the production of ATP and requires a high electrochemical gradient to work sufficiently.
Pyruvate is the end product of glycolysis, the breakdown of carbohydrates for energy. Pyruvate converts into acetyl CoA that enters the Krebs cycle, which generates the electron carriers NADH and FADH2. The molecules are necessary for the Electron Transport Chain (ETC), where your body produces ATP. Essentially, pyruvate converts into oxaloacetate in the body, which has high redox potential.
This is energetically favorable, so most of the oxaloacetate will be reduced to malate, which already exists in large quantities in the mitochondria. Pyruvate can be expected to catalyze the transfer of high-energy electrons from mitochondria to the cytosol. The resulting decrease in mitochondrial NADH should stimulate the Krebs cycle and promote reverse electron transport.
Reverse Electron transport is a process by which electrons are shuttled away from the ETC and into the cytosol, where they can re-enter the respiratory chain at the CoQ level. This process significantly disrupts the electrochemical proton gradient needed to generate ATP, effectively “uncoupling” the Krebs cycle and ETC. As a result, more energy is utilized in the process of making ATP, and the complete oxidation of fatty acids to CO2 is increased in an effort to get the necessary electrons needed to repair the electrochemical gradient.
Figure 1: Electron Chain Transport
Figure 1 shows the flow of electrons from glycolysis to the Krebs cycle, to the ECT.
Notice the proton gradient denoted by a “+” in the intermembrane space, and a “-“ in
the cytoplasm. This is the electrochemical gradient that is disrupted by the active
ingredients in Trojan Horse, which causes your body to oxidize more fat in an
attempt to recreate this electrochemical potential.
Yohimbine HCl is an active compound found in yohimbe bark. It is used to increase blood flow, thus increasing libido, vasodilation, fat metabolization as well as metabolism. Yohimbine HCl has been shown to increase fatty acid breakdown & conversion of stored fatty acids as a source of energy for the body.
For this reason, Yohimbine HCl is recommended timing stack onto any fat loss stacks!
MCT OIL (medium chain triglyceride oil) has no trans fat and is specially extracted from coconut oil to provide 6x more MCTs than plain coconut oil (plain coconut oil is only 15% true MCTs [C8 and C10 medium chain fatty acids]). High energy athletes need more fuel which MCTs provide. Or if your diet demands energy without adding carbs or even cutting carbs, MCTs provide the fuel with zero carbs to help preserve muscle tissue too. Our MCT OIL comes exclusively from a premium extraction and isolation process to ensure maximum MCT potency, which many bodybuilders report finding beneficial particularly in terms of easier digestion.
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