- 09-14-2009, 06:19 AM
Q. What is Glycobol?
A. Glycobol is what we call an insulin potentiator. It works synergistically with your own insulin, to shuttle carbs and nutrients to your muscles, and away from fat.
Q. How does it accomplish this?
A. Through a combination of several insulin potentiator ingredients.
Q. What are these ingredients?
A. Na-RALA, Trigonella seed isolate, Phellodendron extract, Cinnamon bark extract, and BMOV.
Q. Can you break down those ingredients?
Na-RALA; is naturally produced in the body as a mitochondrial enzyme cofactor. It is important to aerobic metabolism. ALA has been suggested to increase cellular uptake of glucose to cell membranes by recruiting the glucose transporter GLUT4. ALA improves skeletal muscle glucose transport, resulting in desirable blood glucose disposal and increased muscle glycogen concentrations. Studies also suggest that in muscle, ALA is a potent anti-oxidant which protects cells from oxidative stress-induced insulin resistance. The ALA used in this formula is chemically stabilized and of the highest quality. It's one of the most active isomers and one of the highest potency salts commercially available. ALA is an invaluable addition that offers a multitude of benefits plus countless extras for any serious athlete.
Trigonella Seed Isolate; Fenugreek has been successfully applied for thousands of years to support health. Modern research suggests that it supports endurance and lowers blood lactate concentrations dramatically. Use of fenugreek seed may also help decrease fat accumulation. These results suggest that this improvement in endurance and reduction in body fat is caused by an increase in the utilization of fatty acids as an energy source. Fenugreek supplements high in 4-HIL have also been demonstrated to increase post-exercise glycogen resynthesis in athletes, which promotes rapid recovery and helps reduce training fatigue. The visible results of this glycogenic effect are big, pumped muscles that look extremely full and vascular.
Phellodendron extract; Phellodendron is one of the highly valued traditional Chinese herbs. It is reported that some subjects show improved strength in response to Phellodendron isolates. Laboratory studies suggest that one of these alkaloidal isolates called berberine may accomplish these benefits by enhancing insulin production. Improved health and increased physical performance translates into greater strength and muscle gains in the gym.
Cinnamon Bark 20:1 extract (standardized for 16% flavonoids); Cinnamon is a common spice used all over the world, but it's not commonly known that the spice has significant therapeutic value. Cinnamon contains the element chromium, which is needed for proper glucose metabolism, and also compounds called flavonoids. Flavinoids are potent anti-oxidants. The specific flavonoids found in cinnamon bark suggest to stimulate glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis similar to insulin. These flavonoids may activate receptors by direct insulin mimicking action, or indirect insulin potentiation, or both. (7) If you train consistently and have a healthy diet, your big muscular improvements from this powerful little cinnamon extract might surprise you.
Bis(Maltolato)Oxovanadium (BMOV); BMOV is an organic form of the mineral vanadium. Although elemental vanadium and inorganic salts of vanadium show significant biological potential, it has a poor therapeutic index due to low gastrointestinal absorbance. BMOV is recognized as safer, more absorbable, and able to deliver a therapeutic effect up to 50% greater than the inorganic forms. (9) Vanadium is one of the rare microelements that can promote a profound boost in endurance and strongly support anabolism. BMOV can give muscles a hardness like you have never experience before. The form of vanadium used in this formula is one of the very best you can find, if not the best.
Q. How should I dose this?
A. 2 servings per day. One serving is 2 pills.
Q. Do I need to take this with food?
A. We suggest you take this 15-30 minutes BEFORE a meal containing at least 50 grams of carbohydrates.
Q. I have heard that taking insulin potentiators help with creatine uptake. Is that true?
A. Yes it is.
Q. How long can I take this?
A. This can also be considered a general health supplement, on top of being a great supplement for building muscle and losing fat. Because of its make-up, being a potent antioxidant and health promoting supplement, it can be used for extended periods of time.
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01-15-2010, 11:04 PM
i was wondering what are the best carbs to take with glycobol ? i was thinkin of usin it for a bulk .
01-16-2010, 01:26 AM
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01-18-2010, 05:03 AM
alright man complex carbs it is ! thanks guys ! . i was also wondering how long may i run glycobol ? .
01-18-2010, 05:05 AM
01-18-2010, 11:31 AM
Agreed 8 weeks with a 4 week break after. I on the other hand have found no info about it causing pancreas stress.
01-28-2010, 04:51 PM
Benefits/applicability of taking it with a PH cycle? Better to use during cycle/PCT/or standalone afterwards?
Serious Nutrition Solutions rep
01-28-2010, 04:55 PM
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02-19-2010, 07:37 AM
Hi i bought glycobol
mostly for cheat meal ( 2-3 caps ) and carb loading phase ( 4-6 caps ed on those days )
i`ve got some carbs in my breakfest ( 50 g rolled oats = ~30 gr carbs )
and i`ve got few carbs post workout ( 25 g waxy maize )
go with full 2 caps twice daily
or stay on 2*1 cap
02-19-2010, 12:41 PM
02-19-2010, 01:12 PM
02-22-2010, 04:52 AM
2 caps to the oatmeal
1 cap post wo
3 caps pre cheat meal
1 caps between portions
300 gr of carbs pumped into the muscles
03-10-2010, 02:26 AM
03-10-2010, 03:16 AM
04-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Currently 4 weeks out and considering this to help with with fat loss. Other then my re feed every 3 days; the most carbs I get is in the morning and consists of 1/2 cup of blueberries. Would it be worth taking or should I wait to use this when I'm taking in more carbs, perhaps the finale week?
04-11-2010, 03:11 PM
11-04-2010, 12:03 AM
Hey what if I'm using Glycobol in my PH PCT to keep increased appetite and gains?
Whould I be better off doing 4 caps split individually b4 4 larger meals or still btter with reg directions? I'm trying to get all my meals to have 60+ g of complex carbs and I try to have 6 a day.
Your input please.
11-04-2010, 10:54 AM
11-05-2010, 09:43 PM
K thx. I must say tho. I did the 4 cap split yesterday and I felt hungry all day long.
I'll give your directions a try and we'll see how it goes.
Thx for quick reply.
11-06-2010, 12:46 PM
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12-09-2010, 10:12 PM
I dunno about that. I usually do almond butter with my pre-glycobol meals and it seems to make it even better. If anything, you can lower some fat if you want w/o glycobol meals. This way might work even better for you. I mean, glycobol is suppose to increase bile output, so that makes fat easier to digest. This is what I basedoff my conclusion and as previously said it works well for me.
12-09-2010, 11:46 PM
12-09-2010, 11:55 PM
I think it depends on fat more so. If you do saturated it's gonna be hard to break it down. Unsaturated or monounsaturated is a lot easier to break down. Increase in bile salts should help most people digest a decent amount of fat. I'm not talking huge amounts, just some. Hey, it does vary in people too tho. You won't know until you try it.
12-10-2010, 12:45 AM
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