Molecular Nutrition - X-Factor - 60 Softgels
Molecular Nutrition X-Factor Clinically tested at Baylor University for safety and effectiveness, Molecular Nutrition’s Anabolic X-Factor is the world’s first patented hypertrophic catalyst. By enhancing the storage of arachidonic acid in exercised muscles, X-Factor drastically amplifies the body’s sensitivity and responsiveness to resistance training. This means faster and more profound increases in muscle size, strength, even the rate of lipolysis (fat loss). Clinical trials at the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Baylor University have demonstrated remarkable increases in muscle strength (44% > placebo), peak muscle power (600% > placebo), average power (223% > placebo), and anaerobic endurance (250% > placebo) with 50 days of X-Factor supplementation. Having passed the ultimate test of clinical investigation and peer-review, X-Factor joins the elite ranks of a select few clinically proven ergogenic agents.
Arachidonic acid remains the active anabolic ingredient in X-Factor. This latest version has been enhanced with several key ingredients to help amplify arachidonic acid’s potency. The objective is to make each milligram more effective, so that a greater level of muscle growth can be supported in a shorter period of time, on the same or even a lower dosage, than was required before. This task was accomplished via a targeted three-fold approach, which focused on supporting the availability, uptake, and finally active conversion of arachidonic acid.
- Bioavailabilty: By increasing the stability and bioavailability of arachidonic acid, more of this important nutrient is able to survive the first pass through the digestive system and reach the peripheral tissues intact.
- Cellular Uptake: Increasing the cellular uptake and membrane stability of arachidonic acid allows more of this fatty acid to be pulled into and stored in the muscle cells, so more will be available to stimulate key anabolic pathways during each training session.
- Enzyme Support: Arachidonic acid must be metabolized to active biochemicals before it can support muscle anabolism. This occurs during and after each intense training session. By reducing the metabolism of arachidonic acid by unwanted enzyme pathways such as 5-lipoxygenase, more of this nutrient may be available for the central anabolic pathway we do want (series 2 prostaglandins).
With each method of potency intensification in place, X-Factor Advanced has truly maximized the biological activity and cost effectiveness of this legendary anabolic nutrient! Just 2-4 softgels per day is all you need to dramatically support your resistance or anaerobic training efforts! Don’t spend another minute spinning your wheels. X-Factor Advanced is the ideal supplement for helping you breaking a plateau or kick your results up a (huge) notch
Real World Trial Confirms X-Factor's Anabolic Power
Above are the results from a public supplement trial on X-Factor, which was hosted by a popular bodybuilding media website. Lean body mass gains (in pounds) were recorded for 12 experienced resistance-trained males after 50 days of X-Factor supplementation. All 12 subjects that combined X-Factor with a hypercaloric diet made substantial gains in lean body mass.
The Power of Arachidonic Acid
Arachidonic acid is a key anabolic Omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is stored in muscle cells, and released during intense training. It acts as a core regulator of protein synthesis and increases cellular sensitivity to anabolic hormones such as testosterone, insulin, growth hormone, and IGF-1. Because of its central role in the process of muscle growth, arachidonic acid is the single most effective anabolic nutrient available for supplementation, capable of supporting significantly faster and more profound increases in muscle size, strenght, and fat loss.
Arachidonic Acid (ARASYN) is a clinically proven safe and effective performance- enhancing supplement. Placebo - controlled clinical trails in 2005 demonstrated statistically strong trends of improvement in muscle strength, peack muscle power, average muscle power, and anaerobic endurance with 50 days of use including:
- 44% Increased in bench press 1-rep max
- 223% increase in average anaerobic power
- 600% increased in peak power
About Arachidonic Acid
Arachidonic acid is an Omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is stored in muscle cells, and released when the muscles are stimulated from intense exercise or resistance training. It acts as a core regulator of muscle protein synthesis, and is responsible for increasing cellular sensitivity to primary anabolic hormones such as testosterone, insulin, growth hormone, and IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1). Because of its central role in the process of muscle growth, arachidonic acid is the single most effective anabolic nutrient available for supplementation, capable of supporting significantly faster and more profound increases in muscle size, strength, and lipolysis (fat loss).
Arachidonic acid is a clinically proven safe and effective performance-enhancing supplement. Placebo-controlled clinical trials published in 2006 demonstrated remarkable a 600% increase in peak muscle power, along with statistically strong trends of improvement bench press 1-rep max (44%), average muscle power (223%), muscle endurance (250%) when taken for 50 days by experienced weight training men. Subjects also noticed a reduction in inflammatory marker IL-6. Source: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 3 (1)S1-S29, 2006.
The Baylor University Clinical Trial
From the time we first released X-Factor back in 2003, it was our ultimate goal to legitimize this powerful anabolic in the world of sports medicine. In order to be accepted here, a product must prove itself, not merely in anecdotal reports from users, but in published peer-reviewed clinical studies. Few sports supplements are ever put through the rigorous evaluation of an independent double blind University investigation, and fewer still have demonstrated true ergogenic benefits under the rigid standards of statistical analysis and scientific reproducibility. It is in the annals of respected Sports Medicine journals that a supplement’s true worth will shine through, or its deficiencies made clear.
Last year we put our product to the ultimate test, asking the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory at Baylor University to conduct one of the single most comprehensive investigations ever conducted on a sports nutrition product. The results were presented at the International Society of Sports Nutrition conference in June 2006, and represent a great success in demonstrating, in a clinical setting, the ergogenic potential of arachidonic acid. The data underlines the countless reports of increased muscle mass, strength, endurance and fat loss coming from competitive athletes and bodybuilders worldwide, and earns arachidonic acid a place next to a very select few clinically proven ergogenic nutrients.
The purpose of this double-blind placebo-controlled study was to determine if 50 days of resistance training and arachidonic acid (X-Factor) supplementation would affect training adaptations in experienced (>1 year) resistance-trained males.
Thirty-one subjects (22.1 ± 5.0 yrs) were randomly assigned to ingest either a placebo (n=16) or arachidonic acid [X-Factor] (n=15). All subjects ingested a total of four capsules each day by ingesting one 250mg capsule every four hours. Supplemental protein powder was provided in order attain a protein intake of 2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day. Each subject completed two upper-body and two lower-body workouts each week in a split-body fashion. Total training volumes were calculated from training logs. Body mass, body composition using DEXA, bench press one-repetition maximum (1RM), leg press 1RM and Wingate anaerobic capacity tests were completed at 0, 25 and 50 days. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA and are presented as mean ± SD changes from baseline after 50-days. Strength Results
Strength Results Bench Press 1-Rep Max
During the clinical study, subjects taking X-Factor added an average of 25lbs to their bench press maximum weight in 50 days. This increase was nearly 45% greater than that noted in the exercise-only (placebo) group. Several subjects gained more than 50 lbs on their bench press 1-rep max over the 50-day period!
Muscular Power Results Average Power
In the standard Wingate cycle ergometer test often used by professional athletes to measure anaerobic power and performance, the X-Factor group outperformed the placebo group on Average Power by an amazing 21 watts (AA: 37.9W P: 17.0W). That's a net increase of nearly 225% compared to placebo!
Wingate Peak Power Test
Using the standard Wingate cycle ergometer test to measure relative peak anaerobic power, subjects taking X-Factor increased leg power by 1.2 Watts•kg-1. This represents a net increase of more than 600% over the placebo group (-.2 Watts•kg-1).
Muscular Endurance Results Total Work
Total Work, as recorded in the standard energy unit Joules, increased by 1,292J in the group taking X-Factor, while Total Work increased 510J in the placebo group. This is more than a 250% increase compared to placebo! This means more sets, more reps, and far more total workload capacity for those taking X-Factor!
Safety Results Clinical Markers of Safety
No changes were noted in immune and serum clinical safety markers in subjects taking X-Factor. This included immune markers (white blood cell count, neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, and neutrophil: lymphocyte ratio), red blood cell count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, liver enzymes (alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, serum albumin, and aspartate aminotransferase), and kidney function/catabolic indicators (blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and BUN:creatinine ratio). The results demonstrated that X-Factor supplementation during an extended period of resistance training is physiologically well tolerated and does not alter whole blood, liver or kidney clinical safety markers.
Clinical Marker of Inflammation
The X-Factor group noted a significant decrease in serum levels of Interkeukin-6 (IL-6), a primary regulator and marker of inflammation in the body (AA: -28.8 P: 52.5). In addition to being “pro-inflammatory”, Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is the primary stimulus for the hepatic production of C-reactive protein, and is associated with a number of adverse health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, osteoporosis, and cancer.
X-Factor is SAFE
X-Factor supplementation during 50 days of resistance training did not negatively affect markers of immune function, inflammation, or general health and safety. Reductions in Interleukin-6 suggest it might, furthermore, offer a health-protective benefit by reducing systemic inflammation.
Molecular Nutrition How It All Started
Founded in 2001 by William Llewellyn, Molecular Nutrition is dedicated to the research, development, and clinical validation of innovative and effective sports nutrition technologies. With several U.S. patents granted and more pending approval, Molecular has designed and produced some of the most effective ergogenic aids the industry has seen to date. Molecular Nutrition's primary mission is not the marketing of existing nutritional products, but the inception of exciting new technologies that will have lasting value in the athletic community. Furthermore, they are devoted to the continued funding of independent University clinical studies, which are designed to evaluate and verify the efficacy of their products under the most rigid of academic standards.
You can find their products studied by some of the most well-known Universities, reviewed in some of the most prestigious sports medicine journals, and licensed by some of the most popular sports supplement companies in the industry today. Always thinking about future opportunities for innovation and success, they are one of a select handful of companies that continues to allot a large portion of its income to research and development.