Vitamin C is by far the most known anti-cortisol vitamin contributing to anti-catabolic effects on muscle metabolism. But there are other anti-oxidants, such as R-Alpha Lipoic Acid or R-ALA. Although not considered an anti-catabolic, it contributes to anti-catabolism and muscle cell preservation through both its potent anti-oxidant and repartitioning activities. The very fact that it alone minimizes the oxidation-related damage done to cells upon transferring amino acids through the cell membrane and increasing myocyte or muscle cell storage capacity is sufficient to extrapolate its contribution to the anabolic process. Its anti-oxidant properties contribute directly to anti-catabolism, while its partitioning mechanism is directly anabolic. Growth can be attained and consistently maintained through natural means now more so than ever before. Many times natural alternatives to high-risk anabolics are overlooked and type-casted as being comparatively ineffective, since they are seen as less effective. It is this disconnect that holds back or blocks the consideration that new improvements are also being discovered among natural sources identified for supporting lean mass development through anti-catabolic means. Supplement users can create a significant level of nutritional leverage stacking Vitamin C with Vitamins E and K, and spacing out multi-tab or multi-cap B-Complex formulas throughout the day - taking them only with meals, as needed. Vitamin C may be the most versatile and direct of mainstream vitamin sources that contribute to muscle preservation. Even for joint preservation over time, Vitamins C and D can help to mitigate the damaging effects of glucocorticoids on ligament and cartilage tissue. But in that case, they are best stacked with CISSUS for joint repair and cortisol reduction, and Vitamin C should be stacked with HMB, KIC, and/or BCAAs for maximum anti-catabolic effect. Recognizing that mainstream vitamins and minerals (i.e., zinc chelate for maximum absorption and testosterone recovery from intense training) add value to muscle preservation and directed anabolism is what's required to move on towards stacking with specialty anti-catabolics, rather than consuming them in isolation.
The anabolic effects of allowing growth to occur through a safe anti-catabolic pathway occur in increments so small that they appear only linear in scope. In fact, the difference between using mainstream vitamins to support anabolism strategically and not doing so, is the scaled net effect of their inclusion in the overall stack long before diminishing returns set in. In other words, results are ensured. Recommended Ingredients:
1. Vitamin C - required for connective tissue production and maintenance - (3-10 grams per day)
2. BCAA - anti-catabolism, amino acid retention effects bypass liver, assists recovery
3. HMB - anti-catabolism, cell wall strengthener, amino acid retention, strength, recovery, growth, repartitions lipids into intramuscular fat
4. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid - potent antioxidant, repartitioning agent, fat loss
5. Vitamins A,C,D,E - anti-oxidants, collagen formation (C), skin repair (A,C,E), bone health (C, D)