New Study Shows Omega-6 Fat Arachidonic Acid Builds Muscle

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  1. Thumbs up New Study Shows Omega-6 Fat Arachidonic Acid Builds Muscle


    LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Nutrition (MN) announced today clinical study results for their X-Factor™ arachidonic acid (ARA) supplement. Under controlled conditions in the University of Tampa's Human Performance Research Lab, supplementation of ARA for eight weeks significantly increased lean body mass, muscle thickness, strength, and anaerobic power in experienced resistance-trained men. These findings were unveiled at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference in Las Vegas, NV.

    Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. It is found in many foods including eggs, beef, chicken, and fish. ARA is one of the most biologically important fatty acids; playing key roles in the immune system, memory and learning, bone mineral density, and cardiovascular health. MN CEO William Llewellyn first proposed that supplemental ARA would support skeletal muscle growth more than a decade ago. This study validates his original hypothesis, and provides very clear support for the use of ARA supplements in sports.

    Thirty college-aged men were recruited for the study, and randomized into two groups. The men in the first group were given 1,500 mg of ARA daily, and the other an identical-looking placebo. All men followed a periodized resistance-training program for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, the group supplementing ARA reported significantly greater gains in lean body mass (3.6 lbs. vs. 0.2 lbs.). They also noticed an 88% greater increase in muscle thickness (.47 cm vs. .25 cm), and added significantly more strength to bench press and leg press (110 lbs. vs. 76 lbs.). Lastly, wingate peak anaerobic power was dramatically improved with ARA (78W vs. 28W), a 275% greater increase.

    "This study has demonstrated in a controlled setting the type of remarkable results we've noticed with athletes and bodybuilders for many years now," said William Llewellyn. "Arachidonic acid is a key link between the mechanical stress of resistance training, and the biological repair process that comes in afterwards to facilitate protein synthesis and growth. This gives us an exceptionally effective opportunity for increasing muscle mass and strength. ARA supplementation should provide a distinct advantage for bodybuilders, and athletes in all sports where strength and power are decisive variables."

    About Molecular Nutrition

    Molecular Nutrition is a sports nutrition research and development company. X-Factor™ is available through many supplement retailers and distributors. For more information visit www.MNBody.com. Arachidonic acid (ARASYN™) is a patented sports nutrition ingredient. Interested companies should contact wire@arachdionic.com.



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  2. Fantastic! Can wait to start my run on Monday!

  3. Solid results. Looking forward to giving the study a look over.
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  4. Full text anywhere?
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Full text anywhere?
    This
    Training log:

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/267913-jswains-training-log.html

  6. Full text and graphs coming Monday.

    What haters 1 starred a thread about one of the few legit scientific studies that our industry has ever seen?

    BRB, furthering our industry with scientific validity while internet haters keep hating.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Full text and graphs coming Monday.

    What haters 1 starred a thread about one of the few legit scientific studies that our industry has ever seen?

    BRB, furthering our industry with scientific validity while internet haters keep hating.
    I got one bottle sitting on my self. I may have two grab another.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Full text and graphs coming Monday. What haters 1 starred a thread about one of the few legit scientific studies that our industry has ever seen? BRB, furthering our industry with scientific validity while internet haters keep hating.
    Cool, i look forward to the full text/graphs. I would like to see a good study done on daily v only workout day dosing schemes for ARA as that seems to be another debate that pops up regularly. Plus, this study says it was a daily dosing scheme in the text provided above.
    Training log:

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/267913-jswains-training-log.html

  9. im enjoying xfa a lot more than xf..

  10. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Full text and graphs coming Monday.

    What haters 1 starred a thread about one of the few legit scientific studies that our industry has ever seen?

    BRB, furthering our industry with scientific validity while internet haters keep hating.
    Congrats to Bill and Molecular One on the publication. If not for cost, I think ArA would enjoy the same status as creatine. This has been an awesome year for natty supplementation.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    im enjoying xfa a lot more than xf..
    Is that due to headaches and/or inflammation issues when running XF? How long you been running XFA, and have you noticed any differences in training progression between the 2 versions?

  12. Solid bro, this is why I use this stuff!!

    Mike

  13. I have ran ArA at least three times already and it hasn't failed me. My lifts just keep going up on it. Actually have another set waiting on my closet excited!!!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by tony soprano View Post
    Congrats to Bill and Molecular One on the publication. If not for cost, I think ArA would enjoy the same status as creatine. This has been an awesome year for natty supplementation.
    Is this a publication or press release?

  15. Quote Originally Posted by jswain34 View Post
    Cool, i look forward to the full text/graphs. I would like to see a good study done on daily v only workout day dosing schemes for ARA as that seems to be another debate that pops up regularly. Plus, this study says it was a daily dosing scheme in the text provided above.
    This. I'd also like to know how it was dosed, i.e. if it was dosed on an empty stomach or with food, spread throughout day or one dose daily, etc.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rostam View Post

    Is this a publication or press release?
    It's a publication within a press release...we're talking straight inception baby... I believe full study details coming out on Monday.. this was just a general population release for the layman...
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  17. I already thought the studies were conclusive about ArA. I guess more doesn't hurt though. ArA was the first natty anabolic I used and it treated me well.

  18. Strange, this is what Llewellyn has recently posted elsewhere:

    The complete abstract should be posted on monday. The FULL paper is still in the works (phase II mechanism studies currently), and is expected to be published later this year.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    It's a publication within a press release...we're talking straight inception baby... I believe full study details coming out on Monday.. this was just a general population release for the layman...
    I was wondering if this study is published in any scientific journal. If it is, the full paper should already be available. If it s not, it s very unusual for studies to disclose part of the study before publication. Unless the study is never going to be published.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by NewAgeMayan View Post

    Is that due to headaches and/or inflammation issues when running XF? How long you been running XFA, and have you noticed any differences in training progression between the 2 versions?
    I notice a ton of pumps and Increased volume. I do not use gms nor carnitines either. I felt rough on xf, 8 workouts in so far

  21. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    I felt rough on xf
    Did you manage to finish your cycle/what you'd purchased?

  22. Swolen, any links to the actual study?

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  24. Quote Originally Posted by kissdadookie View Post
    Swolen, any links to the actual study?
    I believe I heard the full text will be out later this year.
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  25. Does anyone know how it was dosed, i.e. with food throughout the day or preworkout on empty stomach, etc?

  26. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Does anyone know how it was dosed, i.e. with food throughout the day or preworkout on empty stomach, etc?
    Doesn't say. I'm hoping it was pre-workout. Maybe an MN rep can answer.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    I saw we need an AnaBeta Elite + X-Factor Stack Sale in honor of new study? wink wink?

    I'd buy the hell out of that stack..

  29. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Doesn't say. I'm hoping it was pre-workout. Maybe an MN rep can answer.
    1.5g pre only I believe.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    I saw we need an AnaBeta Elite + X-Factor Stack Sale in honor of new study? wink wink?

    PLEASE! Haha.

  31. Do people prefer XF or XFA?

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Joshlm69 View Post
    Do people prefer XF or XFA?
    XF. XFA has Omega 3's in it.

  33. Quote Originally Posted by kissdadookie View Post
    1.5g pre only I believe.
    Do you know how many days a week that was and if it was dosed on an empty stomach or with a meal?

  34. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Do you know how many days a week that was and if it was dosed on an empty stomach or with a meal?
    You can follow the label or dose it all with your preworkout meal. How many times a week depends on your workout frequency. Of course if you workout less than 3x a week then you have a problem

  35. Quote Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
    You can follow the label or dose it all with your preworkout meal. How many times a week depends on your workout frequency. Of course if you workout less than 3x a week then you have a problem
    Yeah, I know all that. But I was wondering exactly how it was used in the study. Thanks though.

  36. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Yeah, I know all that. But I was wondering exactly how it was used in the study. Thanks though.
    First post on this thread is that said study

  37. i ve tried x factor in the past,4 capsules pre training and i saw nothing..no pumps,no doms no strength increases..and the bottle(200 caps)was a little underdosed too(it had 185 caps).

  38. Quote Originally Posted by ma70 View Post
    XF. XFA has Omega 3's in it.
    Overall, I'd say people haven't noticed much of a difference between the two. I like XF more, however XFA seems like a great choice if you're susceptible to the joint issues.
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  39. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Do you know how many days a week that was and if it was dosed on an empty stomach or with a meal?
    No idea. The study isn't published yet. It's just a poster presentation at this point. I'm guessing another 6-12 months before we see a provisional followed by publication.

  40. Id say go with straight ArA unless you get joint issues/pain.
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