New Study Shows Omega-6 Fat Arachidonic Acid Builds Muscle

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by iThrow View Post
    quoted for emphasis
    JUST DO IT!!!!1!

    Oh wait, we're talking about me... Guess I'll do it then.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by kissdadookie View Post
    Goodness knows, doesn't make much sense to me, but a deal is a deal :P
    You stacking lclt too? NP has protocol for dirt cheap at mo as well (from memory tub is around 16$).
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by NewAgeMayan View Post
    You stacking lclt too? NP has protocol for dirt cheap at mo as well (from memory tub is around 16$).
    Nope. Done that before. Didn't do much of anything. No GMS either. Probably going to use it with CM. Contemplating if I want to use PA with it, probably not. Sounds like a waste to have the overlap.

  4. I'm going to start Xfactor + Abe + folli on Monday.

    I take it I dose all 6 pre workout with 1g of alcar500 and 3 scoops of glycerGrow. And then another 1g of Alar500 post workout correct?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    I'm going to start Xfactor + Abe + folli on Monday.

    I take it I dose all 6 pre workout with 1g of alcar500 and 3 scoops of glycerGrow. And then another 1g of Alar500 post workout correct?
    That works out. I mean, I used to even dose 2g ALCAR before workout (and not split doses) but it's up to you.
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  6. I wouldn't dose the ALCAR post (I'd either take it all pre or use another gram later in the day), but the rest of the set up is right on.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    I wouldn't dose the ALCAR post (I'd either take it all pre or use another gram later in the day), but the rest of the set up is right on.
    Ill finish workout at about 7pm, so would you suggest taking it before bed, or just taking the 2g pre?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    Ill finish workout at about 7pm, so would you suggest taking it before bed, or just taking the 2g pre?
    2g pre for sure. Increased focus + synergy with ArA.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    Ill finish workout at about 7pm, so would you suggest taking it before bed, or just taking the 2g pre?
    Sorry I assumed you worked out early.

    I'd either take some upon waking and some pre, but I'd really probably just go 2g pre.
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  10. Cheers boys!

  11. Just found the following on another board:

    William Llewellyn's Thoughts on Arachidonic Acid (ArA) Alone or with Fish Oil
    I just want to take a moment to specifically address the notion that Arachidonic Acid (ArA) should be taken alone, without fish oil, for maximum anabolic effect. While this may be true for some individuals, we at Molecular Nutrition have found through years of trial and error that fish oil can augment the anabolic effects of ArA in many individuals. This is why we added Omega-3 EFA’s to X-Factor Advanced. A recent study may help explain why there may be such synergy.


    The study in question examined the metabolic effects of fish oil supplementation in young men. As part of this, the researchers measured prostaglandin (PG) levels. As you may know, PGF2-alpha is a prostaglandin produced from arachidonic acid, and is the PG primarily related to protein synthesis and muscle growth. It is what we’re looking for more of when taking ArA. The researchers must have expected a reduction in PGF2-alpha after fish oil, given its known competitive nature with ArA. However, the opposite occurred. Fish oil resulted in a substantial increase in PGF2-alpha.


    What is probably going on is that the omega-3 EFA’s in fish oil are displacing membrane-bound ArA, causing it to enter circulation where it is available for PG synthesis. So instead of being counterproductive, taking fish oil alongside ArA may actually cause you to have a greater increase in the serum level of muscle-building prostaglandins. Whatever the exact mechanism, we are not noticing the inhibition everyone expected.


    It probably isn’t this way for everyone, or at least I speculate. I’d imagine those that have already been taking high doses of fish oil might have already done a good job of lowering membrane-bound ARA. I would say this type of user should probably run ArA alone. Otherwise, taking some fish oil might help you get more out of your next run of ArA.








    Reference:


    Metabolism, 2013 Mar 20. pii: S0026-0495(13)00051-6. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2013.02.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    Fish oil supplementation alters circulating eicosanoid concentrations in young healthy men.


    Also folks, NOT suggesting you take your fish oils TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME as you take your ArA. That is probably a counter-productive thing to do.

  12. ^^^

    That is exactly why we formulated X-Factor Advanced with the low dose of fish oil included.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    ^^^

    That is exactly why we formulated X-Factor Advanced with the low dose of fish oil included.
    I think it was mentioned that the study also includes kinetics of ArA? Does this include the interaction it may have with EPA? Currently my understanding is that it's probably not a good idea to ingest the two together at the same time due to competition for absorption.

  14. I'm going to use ArA, GMS, and 81mg aspirin which is a forgotten less talked about option.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    ^^^

    That is exactly why we formulated X-Factor Advanced with the low dose of fish oil included.
    I dont supplement fish oil. Would it be more beneficial for me to take ARA with or without fish oil on the side?

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    I dont supplement fish oil. Would it be more beneficial for me to take ARA with or without fish oil on the side?
    Most agree that Fish Oil is okay to take, but only 4 hours or more after the ArA dose.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by ma70 View Post
    Most agree that Fish Oil is okay to take, but only 4 hours or more after the ArA dose.
    For me , this would be taking fish just before bed. Is that okay?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    For me , this would be taking fish just before bed. Is that okay?
    I don't see what's wrong with that at all. Go for it.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by ma70 View Post
    I don't see what's wrong with that at all. Go for it.
    Alternatively could just dose my fish oil at 9am, which is 9 hours away from me working out, thats probably better right? or does it help to dose the fish oil AFTER the workout?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    Alternatively could just dose my fish oil at 9am, which is 9 hours away from me working out, thats probably better right? or does it help to dose the fish oil AFTER the workout?
    Personally I didn't even use fish oil during my ArA cycle, but I don't think it matters too much as long as it's dosed far away from ArA.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    Alternatively could just dose my fish oil at 9am, which is 9 hours away from me working out, thats probably better right? or does it help to dose the fish oil AFTER the workout?
    Dose the fish oil at 9am. That's how I'd do it.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Dose the fish oil at 9am. That's how I'd do it.
    I might stay away from fish oil tbh. it doesnt do wonders for my libido

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    I might stay away from fish oil tbh. it doesnt do wonders for my libido
    Were you expecting it to?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    I might stay away from fish oil tbh. it doesnt do wonders for my libido
    Do you mean it actually hurts your libido, or does nothing?

  25. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Do you mean it actually hurts your libido, or does nothing?
    it hurts it. there are plenty of threads on the net where people have found fish oil to severely crush their libido also. guess some are just sensitive to it
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