Intense training requires intense protein. You may be combining added protein to your low-carb diet or adding more to your Beyond Raw® Re-Built Mass XP for a mass building stack. Regardless, Beyond Raw® Iso-Peptide Protein is ideal for any driven athlete. Building muscle and strength requires constant mobility and rapid recovery to hit the gym day after day. Protein supplies you with the building blocks for muscle, the amino acids. Complete proteins contain all the amino acids your body needs to create muscle. The whey protein hydrolysate in Iso-Peptide Protein provides a pre-digested complete protein source with bioactive peptides. These hydrolysates go beyond the raw whey protein concentrates in supplying bioactive di- and tri-peptides, which are more rapidly absorbed than whole protein.
Iso-Peptide Protein also supplies whey protein isolate with extra leucine. Leucine is a unique essential amino acid (EAA) in that it is a strong signaling molecule for your muscle to know it’s time to build muscle. Leucine flips on the molecular switch for muscle protein synthesis, and if the other EAAs are there, the process makes your muscles grow.
Leucine can’t be made in your body and does not get converted to sugar or the other amino acids in your body. Thus, the leucine you consume is directly proportional to the leucine you have in your blood after a meal. The more leucine you have in a whole food meal, the more likely that meal contains a lot of the EAAs for muscle growth. Thus, the more leucine, the more you can ensure muscles are receiving adequate stimulus for protein synthesis. Each scoop of Iso-Peptide contains 10g of leucine and a clinical dose of Opuntia Fiscus Indica extract (OpunDia™; InuSpike™) which has been shown to positively modulate insulin response, particularly when combined with leucine post-exercise. Insulin is considered an anabolic hormone as it facilitates nutrient uptake in cells, including amino acids, and encourages the synthesis of protein.
Beyond Raw® Iso-Peptide Protein also provides you with Collagen Hydrolysate and micellar casein. These are both sources of the EAAs, each with special properties. The collagen hydrolysate provides you with the precursors for the most abundant protein found in your connective tissue including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. Our joints are where bones end and articulate on cartilage with the support of ligaments and tendons. Consuming collagen hydrolysates provide your body with a major source of protein in connective tissues.
Micellar casein is “the other” milk protein that is a bit different than whey protein. It has the tendency to form globules in the stomach that slow down the absorption and delivery of amino acids to your muscle. With the rapidly absorbed bioactive peptides combined with whey protein isolate and slow-digesting micellar casein, Iso-Peptide is designed to optimize amino acid delivery throughout the post-exercise anabolic response.
Since Iso-Peptide Protein has no added sugar, and ideal for low carb training, it supplies medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) for a little extra energy. MCTs are rapidly absorbed and quickly metabolized fats that are less likely to be converted to fat under your skin. MCTs are predominantly used by your body for energy. MCTs add to the power of Beyond Raw® Iso-Peptide Protein.
To build massive and massively strong muscle you need to stay anabolic. Your body is in a constant state of flux. Being anabolic means that the state of building is staying ahead of breaking down. Just like the engine of a sports car, you need to be finely tuned and powered by the most efficient fuel. Otherwise, you just break down. You tune your body with weights and high-intensity interval training while fueling at meals and during restful sleep (see Return With Rapidity: Stress, Sleep & Recovery). The most efficient fuel to power your engine is Beyond Raw Re-Built Mass XP. With the best protein, complex carbs and healthy fats this is a supplement for the most intense training.
Muscle anabolism is fueled by the essential amino acids that you can’t live without, found in complete, high-quality proteins. To rebuild the muscle you’re breaking down with training, you need to have these essential building blocks of muscle protein. The protein in Re-Built Mass XP is an awesome blend of complete proteins with complementary effects.
Not only is protein needed to act as building blocks for muscle growth, but the branched-chain amino acid leucine is vital to your muscle. Leucine acts as the key to turn on the muscle growth engine in your muscle cells. The leucine content of your protein tells your body that high-quality protein is available for growth and allows the process to move forward. The milk-derived proteins whey and casein are particularly rich in leucine. Further, Re-Built Mass XP adds even more leucine to the formula to ensure optimal stimulation of muscle protein synthesis.
There are two types of protein in Re-Built Mass XP that optimize the availability of all of the essential amino acids. The first two are rapidly digested whey protein isolate and “pre-digested” whey hydrolysate. These are also among the richest sources of leucine found in nature. In addition, calcium caseinate is a milk-derived protein that is digested slower and thus gives a more sustained delivery of amino acids over time. This ensures that while the muscle growth engine is running, there are always materials ready to build.
The next power producing component of Re-Built Mass XP is its Advanced Creatine Complex. Creatine monohydrate, made in our bodies from glycine and arginine with the intermediate guanidinoacetate, acts as an ATP buffer and powerful anabolic agent. It boosts muscular creatine stores, muscle hydration and helps to turn on muscle growth. Studies suggest creatine monohydrate supplementation can add an eleventh rep to an otherwise ten rep set by delaying loss of strength and muscle failure. Combined with MagnaPower® (magnesium creatine chelate), energy production is greatly supported.
Weight training and high-intensity sports require ample amounts of glycogen (stored glucose) to fuel grueling workouts and competition. Glycogen stores are significantly depleted by training and are especially lower after two-a-day workouts. It is critical to replenish those stores after your training to stay anabolic and powerful at the next workout. Re-Built Mass XP has 140g of high-quality, complex carbohydrates to re-fill the tank. ModCarb™ is a complex carbohydrate blend made from oats, amaranth, buckwheat, chia, millet and quinoa for sustained release of energy.
Last, but certainly not least, consider the Re-Built Mass XP Performance Blend of BetaPower® and HMB. Multiple human clinical trials have supported the strength, power and athletic performance enhancing effects of the betaine anhydrous in BetaPower®. HMB (beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate) is a breakdown product of the amino acid leucine, which has the power to limit muscle protein breakdown during resistance training. By limiting the breakdown that occurs with intense training the balance shifts to anabolism over catabolism.