Retain by Anabolic Xtreme
This matrix of compounds including 17a-methyl-baET works by inhibiting a natural enzyme to lower muscle destroying cortisol levels in the muscle tissue. Cortisol is the number one reason for losing muscle mass after an anabolic compound cycle. Retain also increase T-3 production from the thyroid which causes an increase in metabolism and fat-loss. This is the only post cycle product to ever keep your body in an anabolic state while cutting fat, to get you completely shredded. When combined with PCT and proper diet, most users report no post-cycle muscle loss and up to a 3% drop in body fat.
Several hormones and hormone-like-substances trigger catabolism or muscle wasting. Glucagon does so by setting into motion a series of metabolic events that result in the release of fatty acids, amino acids, and glucose/glycogen from body tissues to restore blood circulatory glucose and energy substrate levels. However, the group we are most concerned with are called corticosteroids or glucocorticoids. This is a group of steroids that originate at the adrenal cortex of the adrenal glands (above your kidneys). The most commonly discussed hormone of this group is cortisol. When a cortisol molecule merges with a muscle cell cortisol receptor-site, it triggers the release of amino acids from the cell. That probably does not sound like a big deal until you realize that these amino acids come from the breaking down of the muscle cell proteins. This of course means all of that hard earned lean mass tissue begins to waste away and become energy or toilet trash.
Cortisol levels are elevated as a result of stress. Unfortunately, the body views stress stimuli such as increases in muscle tissue mass, training, sickness, and the spouse in a bad mood as reason to increase circulatory cortisol levels. Cortisol production can also inhibit endogenous GH and testosterone production while fueling pathways that allow fat to accumulate around the waste and upper legs.
Retain Phases are a way of creating a state of protein sparing. When we altered the anabolic/catabolic ratio by decreasing protein wasting, we realize a net gain in lean tissue mass. Let me explain that. Some studies have stated that we gain and lose daily, equal amounts of protein based tissue at a rate of bodyweight x 1.818 expressed in grams. Obviously we have the ability to increase protein based tissue mass either by addition (Anabolism) or by accumulation (Protein sparing/anti-catabolic/saving). And for many, just decreasing the loss side of the equation a little bit results in superior post-cycle retention.
As a dietary supplement, take 1-3 capsules nightly. Do not exceed 8 weeks of continuous use
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving:
Retain Proprietary Matrix: 50 mg
p-Tyramine, Clary Sage Extract, 17a-methyl-baET
Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, modified cornstarch, magnesium stearate, silica.
About Anabolic Xtreme
Athletes need more than supplements, they need education and motivation to start and stick with a well rounded training program across training, nutrition, and supplements. Athletic Xtreme are passionate about helping athletes achieve their goals by developing effective, cutting edge, premium-quality sports nutrition supplements. Their hallmark is innovation and unsurpassed customer support. From the beginning, their customers have been their number one priority. While strict quality control, lab testing, and manufacturing under tightly controlled conditions are very important to Athletic Xtreme, they are all done for one reason - to bring you the highest quality supplements to help you reach your training goals. They pride themselves on customer support, innovation and quality control.
Athletic Xtreme formulators all have PhDs in either Pharmacology, Nutrition Science, or a related field. Their customer support team is staffed with certified personal trainers, nutrition experts, and competitive athletes. Not only do they understand what athletes like you are really looking for, but they also understand how to help you transform your body and performance. Their support team is ready to help you get to the next level.
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