Building true lean muscle tissue naturally is a very tedious and time consuming process that requires true dedication and consistency to both training and diet, lots and lots of quality nutrients and calories, and patience. You must also have a training protocol that is based around building strength and inducing muscle hypertrophy aka progressive overload. Once those are set, getting "jacked" naturally takes years of hard work and sacrifice. So if the Incredible Hulk isn't staring back at you in the mirror after a month or two of bulking, don't grow discouraged and quit.
Here's the formula: Train hard with a progressive overload program to build strength and lean muscle tissue, eat LOTS of quality nutrients (especially proteins), sleep as much as possible (preferably 7-8 hours+ per night), and stick to it! Quality nutrients and sleep are the recipe to recover from the grueling workouts so you can continue to push your body to new heights in order to build more muscle and strength.
I know.. I know... patience is overrated, especially in the weight room and especially when it comes to those focused on a specific outcome: to grow muscle. Well.. now that we know the recipe, what if there was a way to dramatically speed up that process, and escalate the ability to build lean muscle mass, enhance strength, reduce fatigue, and ease recovery? Welcome to the pinnacle of natural muscle building... introducing Altered by Alchemy Labs!
Altered by Alchemy Labs is a truly unique muscle builder and muscle protein synthesis potentiator (we'll discuss this later in the blog) that consists of 5 all-natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to aid in muscular recovery so you can recover optimally between workouts and push your body to it's peak every workout, rapidly accelerate strength gains and power/force output so you can continue to get stronger and grow, reduce muscle fatigue so you can push your body longer and harder in the gym or on the field, and increase your body's ability to build muscle mass at a faster rate. The best part is, with Altered being all-natural, there are zero unwanted side effects that can come along with very aggressive supplementation.
I'm sure you're asking yourself "How can this be true?" "What's inside this formula that can deliver such incredible benefits?" Today, we're gonna break down this natural muscle building behemoth, and discuss the science behind each ingredient. Without further ado, let's get started!
- Ajuga Turkestanica Whole Herb Extract (std. to 10% Turkesterone) Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin Complex 500mg
Turkesterone is one of the primary bioactive compounds naturally occurring in Ajuga turkestanica -- a plant with a long history of use in traditional medicine for its anabolic, adaptogenic, hepatoprotective and hypoglycemic activity. Turkesterone belongs to a family of compounds known as ecdysteroids, which are highly anabolic compounds found in plants, arthropods, and certain fungi.
Multiple studies have been conducted to prove the efficacy of this particular ecdysteroid, with results showing Turkesterone has the distinct abilities to enhance muscle growth and repair by drastically improve muscle protein synthesis (a naturally occurring process in which protein is produced to repair muscle damage caused by intense exercise). It accomplishes this by optimizing the mRNA translation process (mRNA molecules carry the genetic information needed to make proteins) and promoting L-Leucine uptake into the muscle cells. This process allows for a positive nitrogen balance to be obtained, which prevents muscle breakdown to keep you in an anabolic (building) state. Turkesterone has also been shown to promote lipid and carbohydrate metabolism which can assist with fat loss and maintaining a healthy body composition.
One of the truly amazing benefits is even though Turkesterone has been shown to be the most anabolic out of all ecdysteroids, it does not bind to androgen receptors like anabolic steroids do, therefore does not cause any of the nasty steroidal side effects that can come along with that kind of aggressive supplementation.
- Fadogia agrestis Stem Extract 500mg
Fadogia agrestis is a Nigerian shrubbery that has traditional usage for it's ability to act as a proerectile agent, provide aphrodisiac effects, and has been shown in multiple scientific studies to naturally boost testosterone levels. Scientists have been conducting further studies on its potential as a testosterone booster, with studies showing very promising results. The aqueous extract of the fagodia agrestis stem increased the level of blood testosterone concentrations. This was the reason associated with the aphrodisiac effects and masculine behaviors that this plant caused.
This plant has been shown to have great potential for relieving pain and having anti-inflammatory effects. This is not common among testosterone booster products or herbs. Since intense trainings or exercises will eventually cause pain and soreness, taking Fadogia agrestis can also serve as your pain reliever.
500mg per serving is a clinical dosage of Fadogia agrestis. When taken daily, this extract has been shown to boost natural testosterone levels, greatly enhance muscle building capabilities, enhance strength gains and muscular recovery, as well as provide pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.
- Methyl-EAA (N-Methyl-DL-aspartic acid) 300mg
N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid (NMDA) is a derivative of the non essential amino acid aspartate. NMDA receptors in the brain are involved in regulating testosterone secretions. Stimulating these receptors has been shown to greatly increase natural testosterone levels. When consumed, NMDA is shown help improve the production of growth hormone, FSH and LH, making it a powerful testosterone production catalyst. It is alleged to be 50 times more potent than D-Aspartic acid.
With an increase in testosterone, you improve muscle protein synthesis, which results in lean muscle mass. Plus, it limits cortisol, the stress chemical that adds abdominal fat and breaks down muscle tissue. Another benefit to having additional testosterone, you get better sleep. This means optimal recovery and extra energy during the day. Also, the higher testosterone translates to a higher red blood cell concentration, which is more oxygen delivered to the muscles. This will result in a stronger muscle, as well as increased time to exhaustion.
- Velvet Bean (Mucuna Pruriens) Seed Extract (std to L-Dopa) 300mg
L-DOPA, as a neurochemical precursor to dopamine and promoter of other male-healthy hormones, is both psychoactive and ergogenic. This means it has beneficial effects on cognition, and indirectly anabolic, thanks to its promotion of anabolic hormones, such as human growth hormone (HGH) and, yes, testosterone. As a pro-dopamine amino, L-DOPA is first and foremost a neurotransmitter, before acting as a testosterone booster. In fact, it’s L-DOPA’s effects on the brain that primarily trigger the increase in LH, FSH, and testosterone production, in addition to Mucuna pruriens' T-boosting antioxidant benefits.
Exercise is important to increasing muscle mass and strength. However, of equal importance to exercise is recovery. Mucuna pruriens assists with the recovery process by promoting circulating HGH levels for a huge potential boost of muscle and strength gains.
- Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) Whole Herb Extract (Std. to 5%Withanolides) 200mg
Ashwagandha has been extensively studied over its four millennia of use, and is clinically proven to deliver numerous amazing benefits for our bodies! The benefits include lowering and regulating cortisol (our stress hormone), help adapting to stressful situations, safely boost natural energy levels, supports resilience to stress triggers, support the structure and function of the nervous system, aid in reproductive health, aids in healthy muscle strength and recovery, boosting brain function, lowering blood sugar and cortisol (our stress hormone) levels, and better sleep quality.
Ashwangandha also has the ability to boost energy and have a significant impact on athletic performance by improving cardiovascular endurance and strength in healthy men and women, increases the levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), by reducing the enzyme that breaks down ATP, increase energy production in the muscles by increasing mitochondrial function, and is known to enhance muscle mass, muscle strength and also decrease body fat in conjunction with resistance training, and helps alleviate and heal the body’s damage and promote muscle recovery during exercise.
There you have it! The full breakdown of this sensational all-natural muscle builder. If you're looking to make take natural gains to supernatural levels, give Altered by Alchemy Labs a shot and let the gains commence!!!