The Muscle Mechanic
The Bodybuilder's Progressive BCAA Supplement
There’s nothing like the feeling of having pushed it to the limit and left it all at the gym. But training that hard can cause your muscle machine to stall. It starts a complex series of events called the inflammatory cascade that can stop muscle growth for days, leaving you overtrained, weaker and smaller.
AGENT•M grape-flavoured powder helps throw the brakes on inflammation and gets your muscle building in gear. How? With a complete formula that includes systemic enzymes, unique complexes and 11,000 mg of BCAAs in every serving, more than any other BCAA supplement we’ve ever heard of. It’s scientifically shown to reduce post-training muscle inflammation by 63%.
AGENT•M® IS YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST MUSCLE INFLAMMATION
When you train as hard as you do, your muscles use the fuels adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and phosphocreatine (PC). As this fuel breaks down it creates a build-up of acid in your muscles, this is “the burn” you feel at the end of a set. This acidic state triggers muscle inflammation.1 Weight training also triggers the release of the chemicals prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) that boost the inflammation signal in your muscles.
When your muscle inflammation combines with the signal boosters it sets off alarms. Your body releases a massive amount of cortisol.2,3 That’s the last thing any bodybuilder wants.
The problem is cortisol eats muscle. Cortisol’s job is to reduce inflammation, but in large amounts it’s also catabolic, breaking down muscle. Plus on top of all this your testosterone and growth hormone (HGH) levels nosedive.4,5 This process it called the “the inflammatory cascade”, and it keeps doing damage. More cortisol release breaks down more muscle, which causes more inflammation which releases more cortisol and so on. If you’re not careful you could end up smaller.
The inflammatory cascade’s cycle won’t stop unless you have a tool to stop it.
HOW AGENT•M WORKS
AGENT•M ensures your body is a fine-tuned, muscle-building machine by controlling and combating The Inflammatory Cascade. It also accelerates new muscle growth by getting you into anabolic state quicker.
1 – AGENT•M STOPS THE INFLAMMATORY CASCADE
AGENT•M contains systemic enzymes that research shows combats inflammation by decreasing the chemicals that boost the inflammation signal.2,6 AGENT•M contains ingredients scientifically proven to support your natural testosterone and growth hormone levels while protecting against muscle breakdown brought on by muscle inflammation.7,8
NOTE: AGENT•M will not decrease your muscle pumps but will make them fuller.
2 – AGENT•M ACCELERATES NEW MUSCLE GROWTH
After controlling the muscle inflammation triggered by a hard workout, AGENT•M activates protein synthesis and accelerates new muscle growth9 directly at the muscle-tissue site.10 Scientific research shows that AGENT•M restores anabolism and suppresses cortisol, getting your body in gear and building muscles faster.11
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- Paddon-Jones, D., Sheffield-Moore, M., et al. (2006, February) Differential stimulation of muscle protein synthesis in elderly humans following isocaloric ingestion of amino acids or whey protein. Exp Gerontol, 41(2), 215-9.
- Anthony, J. C., et al. (2002, May) Contribution of insulin to the translational control of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle by leucine. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 282(5), E1092-101.
- Paddon-Jones, D., et al. (2003, May) Hypercortisolemia alters muscle protein anabolism following ingestion of essential amino acids. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 284(5), E946-53.