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    MassMax XT: Natural Anabolic/Androgenic Complex


    MassMaxXT is a complex that is precisely formulated to increase protein synthesis and improve body composition. MassMaxXT contains an HPLC extract of Rhaponticum Carthamoides, which consists of a wide range of ecdysteroids and is standardized to 40% ecdysterone. Ecdysterone has demonstrated potent anabolic effects without increasing androgens, like testosterone. In clinical studies, ecdysterone has increased muscle mass up by 6-7% while simultaneously decreasing fat mass by 10% [1]!

    Ecdysteroids are a class of compounds found in insects - which they use for molting and growth - as well as found in a variety of plants. The anabolic effects have been demonstrated in multiple studies, whether in vitro [2,3], in animal models [4], or in humans [5]. However, not all studies have been positive – many have tested either a single ecdysteroid extract or an inferior source of ecdysteroids, such as suma root [6]. MassMaxXT can provide clinically proven muscle mass growth through our highly purified HPLC extract of whole plant Rhaponticum Carthamoides!

    The whole plant extract contains a full spectrum of ecdysteroids, such that we can ensure greater bioavailability and effectiveness compared to any single component. Cell and animal studies clearly demonstrate the anabolic potential of ecdysteroids. Human studies suggest that the right combination of pure ecdysteroids are needed to unlock that potential. When a whole plant extract was compared to individual components, the whole plant Rhaponticum Carthamoides performed much better [7]. Additionally, human performance studies using whole plant Rhaponticum Carthamoides demonstrated significant improvements in muscle mass [1], fat mass [1], and work capacity [5], while studies from inferior sources did not [6].
    While providing a wide spectrum of ecdysteroids, we have chosen to standardize our Rhaponticum Carthamoides extract to 20-hydroxyecdysone. Though there has been some discussion regarding the most active ecdysteroid, the research is clear – 20-hydroxyecdysone is more active than other studied compounds. 20-hydroxyecdysone has reliably increased muscle cell diameter in vitro and muscle size in the soleus of rats [8]. To unleash this clinically studied growth in muscle tissue, MassMaxXT contains a plant extract standardized to 20-hydroxyecdysone at 40%.

    We wanted to take MassMaxXT to the next level, so we employed the most accurate isolation and extraction process available, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). There are generally two ways to monitor the isolation process of ecdysteroids from plants: using a UV detector to measure absorbance or using HPLC to utilize multiple detection. Researchers have been able to identify new ecdysteroids by utilizing HPLC to measure them, though their concentrations may be very low [9]. Through this painstaking extraction process, we can achieve the widest possible spectrum of ecdysteroids, thereby optimizing the anabolic action of Rhaponticum Carthamoides.

    A quick look at the other ingredients in MassMaxXT that makes it the premier muscle building formula on the market today

    Epicatechin
    Epicatechin, which is found naturally in dark chocolate and green tea, in another potent muscle and strength builder. It acts by both decreasing myostatin in the body and by increasing follistatin. Myostatin is a powerful inhibitor of muscle growth, popularly known from pictures of super-jacked cows who have a natural mutation in the myostatin gene, resulting in abnormally large muscles. Follistatin, on the other hand, indirectly promotes muscle growth by inhibiting myostatin. Epicatechin has been shown to favorably affect both myostatin and follistatin in an animal model, and to improve the follistatin/ myostatin ratio in humans. The mouse study investigated both young and older mice, since the older mice demonstrated age-related decreases in follistatin and increases in myostatin [10]. In the young mice, epicatechin lowered myostatin levels. In the older mice, follistatin dramatically increased, while myostatin returned to the same levels as the young untreated mice. In humans, 7 days of treatment with 25mg of epicatechin resulted in a 50% increase of the follistatin/myostatin ratio, as well as a significant increase in handgrip strength [10].
    Epicatechin may also aid in muscle growth by increasing blood flow via nitric oxide release. Epicatechin activates nitric oxide synthase [11], which is an enzyme that activates nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide cause vasodilation, leading to enhanced blood flow. Increased blood flow may improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to the muscles, which may lead to better workouts in the gym, leading to muscle growth and increased strength.

    Methyl Palmitate/Methyl Oleate:
    These two fatty acid esters, naturally found in honeybee drone milk, have demonstrated potent androgenic and anabolic effects. In a study from the University of Szeged, Hungary, 10 days of treatment with drone milk significantly increased testosterone levels and muscle mass, as measured by the levator ani muscle in rats [12]. Methyl palmitate and methyl oleate were determined to be the active ingredients in the drone milk. The administration of methyl palmitate alone reproduced the anabolic effect, but both fatty acid esters were needed to produce an androgenic effect.

    Atractylodes Lancea Rhizome:
    Atractylodes is a root traditionally used in Chinese medicine to remedy low appetite, gastric distress, and nausea. Studies have demonstrated that treatment with atractylodes improves gastric emptying and intestinal motility [13], and it works by enhancing ghrelin secretion [14]. Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that is known as the “hunger hormone” for its ability to control hunger, which is great for anyone wanting to add serious mass. Also, ghrelin increases anabolic hormones, such as growth hormone. In this way, atractylodes has the dual benefit of stimulating hormones for growth and increasing hunger to help match the supply of macronutrients with the demand.

    Sodium Caprate:
    Sodium caprate is a well-documented absorption enhancer. Increased intestinal absorption can occur transcellularly (across the cell) or paracellularly (between cells). Sodium caprate functions by removing essential proteins in bicellular and tricellular tight junctions [15] which increases paracellular permeability [16]. By opening up the tight junctions between cells, sodium caprate can enhance the flux of compounds into the bloodstream, thereby increasing blood concentration and bioavailability. This is especially important with compounds that have high solubility but low permeability, such as ecdysteroids and epicatechin.

    Green Tea:
    Green tea is packed with catechins, including epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate. Combining green tea extract with epicatechin can improve the bioavailability of the epicatechin extract, in the same way that a wider spectrum of ecdysteroids can enhance the effectiveness of ecdysterone.

    Piperine:
    Piperine is a compound extracted from black pepper, and its action is due to its ability to slow down the elimination of compounds from the body. By inhibiting cytochrome P450 enzymes, which play essential roles in the oxidation and elimination of many compounds, piperine can increase the time that certain compounds stay in the bloodstream, thereby improving their effectiveness. This is especially important with regards to compounds that the body metabolizes rather quickly, such as ecdysteroids. Piperine supplementation has increased the bioavailability of both drugs [17] and natural compounds [18].

    REFERENCES:
    1. Simakin, S. Y. (1988). The Combined Use of Ecdisten and the Product'Bodrost'during Training in Cyclical Types of Sport. Scientific Sports Bulletin, 2.
    2. Chermnykh, N. S., Shimanovskiĭ, N. L., Shutko, G. V., & Syrov, V. N. (1988). The action of methandrostenolone and ecdysterone on the physical endurance of animals and on protein metabolism in the skeletal muscles. Farmakologiia i toksikologiia, 51(6), 57.
    3. Gorelick-Feldman, J., MacLean, D., Ilic, N., Poulev, A., Lila, M. A., Cheng, D., & Raskin, I. (2008). Phytoecdysteroids increase protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 56(10), 3532-3537.
    4. Azizov AP, S.R., Chubarova AV, The effect of elton, leveton, fitoton and adapton on the work capacity of experimental animals. Eksp Klin Farmakol, 1998. 61(3).
    5. Azizov AP, S.R., Chubarova AV, Effects of leuzea tincture and leveton on humoral immunity of athletes. Eksp Klin Farmakol, 1997. 60(60): p. 47-48
    6. Wilborn, C. D., Taylor, L. W., Campbell, B. I., Kerksick, C., Rasmussen, C. J., Greenwood, M., & Kreider, R. B. (2006). Effects of methoxyisoflavone, ecdysterone, and sulfo-polysaccharide supplementation on training adaptations in resistance-trained males. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 3(2), 1.
    7. Timofeev, N. P. (2008). ECDYSTEROIDS: USAGE IN MEDICINE, SOURCES, AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY (REVIEW). Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Advances in the Development of Functional Foods, 171.
    8. Parr, M.K., Botre, F., Nab, A., Hengevoss, J., Diel, P., & Wolber, G. (2015). Ecdysteroids: A novel class of anabolic agents. Biol Sport, 32(2), 169-173.
    9. Hunyadi, A., Gergely, A., Simon, A., Tóth, G., Veress, G., & Báthori, M. (2007). Preparative-scale chromatography of ecdysteroids of Serratula wolffii Andrae. Journal of chromatographic science, 45(2), 76-86.
    10. Gutierrez-Salmean, G., Ciaraldi, T. P., Nogueira, L., Barboza, J., Taub, P. R., Hogan, M. C., ... & Ramirez-Sanchez, I. (2014). Effects of (−)-epicatechin on molecular modulators of skeletal muscle growth and differentiation. The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 25(1), 91-94.
    11. Ramirez-Sanchez, I., Maya, L., Ceballos, G., & Villarreal, F. (2010). (−)-Epicatechin activation of endothelial cell endothelial nitric oxide synthase, nitric oxide, and related signaling pathways. Hypertension, 55(6), 1398-1405.
    12. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Mar 6. pii: S0378-8741(14)00176-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.02.050.
    13. Kimura, Y., & Sumiyoshi, M. (2012). Effects of an Atractylodes lancea rhizome extract and a volatile component β-eudesmol on gastrointestinal motility in mice. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 141(1), 530-536.
    14. Fujitsuka, N., Asakawa, A., Uezono, Y., Minami, K., Yamaguchi, T., Niijima, A., ... & Hattori, T. (2011). Potentiation of ghrelin signaling attenuates cancer anorexia–cachexia and prolongs survival. Translational psychiatry, 1(7), e23.
    15. Krug, S. M., Amasheh, M., Dittmann, I., Christoffel, I., Fromm, M., & Amasheh, S. (2013). Sodium caprate as an enhancer of macromolecule permeation across tricellular tight junctions of intestinal cells. Biomaterials, 34(1), 275-282.
    16. Anderberg, E.K., Lindmark, T. & Artursson, P. Pharm Res (1993) 10: 857. doi:10.1023/A:1018909210879
    17. Atal, C. K., Dubey, R. K., & Singh, J. (1985). Biochemical basis of enhanced drug bioavailability by piperine: evidence that piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 232(1), 258-262.
    18. Shoba, G., Joy, D., Joseph, T., Majeed, M., Rajendran, R., & Srinivas, P. S. S. R. (1998). Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta medica, 64(04), 353-356.
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  2. Ohhh snap!
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  3. Any idea on price for this bad boy?

  4. Interesting, gonna have to try this after I finish up Anabeta Elite.

  5. Hell yeah!
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  6. I know I'm a rep, but I'm very excited for this. I really enjoyed my beta-log of it, which was only 4 weeks, and I gained some solid weight; I can't wait to see what 8 weeks will do. It's right up there with the best supplements for appetite I've used as well.
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  7. Next time I'm trying to bulk I will definitely check it out. I'm a fan of some of the other products (Alphamax / OxyMax) from them so I expect good things.

    Currently cutting weight though so increased appetite might not be for me at the moment 😆

  8. Quote Originally Posted by sespress View Post
    Next time I'm trying to bulk I will definitely check it out. I'm a fan of some of the other products (Alphamax / OxyMax) from them so I expect good things.

    Currently cutting weight though so increased appetite might not be for me at the moment 😆
    That was me during intial testing. I had just started running other products, and didn't want to skew the test. Then everyone had these great gains from it and I felt left out lmao. Classic FOMO syndrome.
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  9. around 90 per bottle?

  10. Quote Originally Posted by jameschoi View Post
    around 90 per bottle?
    ??

    I think you'll be happy.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by cubsfan815 View Post
    That was me during intial testing. I had just started running other products, and didn't want to skew the test. Then everyone had these great gains from it and I felt left out lmao. Classic FOMO syndrome.
    Yeah if you toss like 5 products in you'll have no idea what works. Guilty of that at first, then I dropped everything and added stuff back a week or two weeks in-between. Still that is not a scientific method at all, lol. Regardless I think the manufacturer makes a quality product and that's enough for me to test it out.

  12. When is the available for purchase

  13. Subbed interesting

  14. Subbed when will a label be produced? Also interested in price and I might just suck it up during a cut and run this haha nothing a little EC cant control. Always wanted to try an ecdy product



  15. Looking for end on month release.
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  16. I am buying spinach leaf extract 20:1 which equals to about 45mg of ecdysone so I would have to have 7 caps of spinach leaf a day. See if this works.

  17. Figuring out how to implement this product into my routine....ecdysterone is good stuff.

  18. Classic performax... can't wait for this. Never used ecdysterone before.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by jameschoi View Post
    I am buying spinach leaf extract 20:1 which equals to about 45mg of ecdysone so I would have to have 7 caps of spinach leaf a day. See if this works.
    MassMax XT also has absorption enhancers, and isn't ONLY an ecdy product. Out of curiosity, how much are you paying per month for those 7 caps/day, and is it standardized at all, or just a 20:1 ratio extract?
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  20. Not standardized but the price for 60 caps is only 9 bucks and you get free shipping. I will buy a 2 month supply and see if I get YUUUGE.

    I got 10% off the 9 per bottle and free ship now woo hoo.

  21. The huge difference is the source of the Ecdy, RCE is far superior to Cynotis Vaga because of the spectrum of ecdysteroids present in each plant and the other constituents found in RCE like nitrogen-bearing alkaloids, larger triterpenes, etc

    Not only that but the studies clearly indicate a full spectrum of ecdysteroids from RCE is far superior to anyone ecdysteroid. Lastly, a huge improvement from the past is the increased intestinal permeation of ecdy from the inclusion of Sodium Caprate. Ecdysterone is very soluble but very poor intestinal permeation which results in poor performance of the compound. For it to really be effective it needs enhanced intestinal permeation
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  22. I'm in on this. I may have to get this and log it when it comes out. Real nice profile and I've liked epicatechin every time I've tried it.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by jameschoi View Post
    I am buying spinach leaf extract 20:1 which equals to about 45mg of ecdysone so I would have to have 7 caps of spinach leaf a day. See if this works.
    Good luck with that. Will do nothing

  24. Called performaxlabs and they said massmax would be available end of this month so I cancelled my spinach leaf order.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by muscleupcrohn View Post
    I know I'm a rep, but I'm very excited for this. I really enjoyed my beta-log of it, which was only 4 weeks, and I gained some solid weight; I can't wait to see what 8 weeks will do. It's right up there with the best supplements for appetite I've used as well.
    What other effects did you notice besides weight gain?
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