Blackstone Labs Myo-Lean Stack
1 Bottle Myo Stack
1 Bottle Recomp-rx
Myo-Stack is perfect for those who want to:
- Build muscle and/or enhance athletic performance.
- Complement his or her current athletic supplement stack.
- Promote muscle growth while avoiding androgen supplements (e.g. women).
Myo-Stack enhances lean mass gains, limits protein breakdown, and accelerates recovery. Utilizing "Ajuga Turkestanica", Myo-Stack is a support product that can be used on it's own, but achieves even greater results when paired with other Blackstone Labs products.
Anabolic, anti-catabolic, anti-proteolytic, protein-sparing… these are terms that describe the state of protein affairs in muscle. The bodybuilding community likes to define anabolic compounds as those which increase amino acid shuttling into muscle and increase protein synthesis. Likewise, anti-catabolic, or antiproteolytic (the more specifically correct term) compounds are defined as those which decrease amino acid shuttling out of muscle (also called protein-sparing). Irrespective of whether amino acids are being gained within muscle due to an increase in the influx of amino acids and enhanced protein synthesis, or due to the conservation of amino acids already within muscle, or both, the resulting intramuscular environment is anabolic. This is a really good thing for bodybuilders.
Although most bodybuilding supplements really don’t do much, a few bodybuilding supplements may actually help increase the uptake of amino acids into muscle, and a few other supplements may actually help to conserve amino acids already within muscle. Even better yet, there are a very few supplements that contain formulations of ingredients that do both — they are anabolic and anti-proteolytic, which means even more muscle protein. One of those very few supplements is Myo-Stack — a Blackstone Labs supplement that contains a “cutting-edge” anabolic and anti-proteolytic compound. This product is all about protein…getting it, saving it, and using it to build rock-hard muscle. The active compounds in Myo-Stack signal muscles to grab more amino acids from the bloodstream and then use them to create muscle protein at a faster rate through increased protein synthesis. The compounds in Myo-Stack also tell muscles to hang on to amino acids already within muscle by decreasing muscle-wasting activities within the muscle, creating a protein-sparing metabolism, and thus maintaining an anabolic state during times when normal protein breakdown occurs. In essence, Myo-Stack helps keep hard-earned muscle intact.
Ajuga turkestanica and Myostatin: Another study on the anabolic effects of Ajuga turkestanica was published in 2012 in Chinese Medicine. The researchers were working for PoliNat, a Spanish company that sells plant-based bioactive extracts – including an extract from Ajuga turkestanica. The researchers observed that at a concentration of 1 micromole Ajuga turkestanica ecdysteroids the muscle cells started to make less myostatin. The researchers repeated the experiment and exposed the muscle cells this time to 1 micromole of an anabolic agent. And, lo and behold – the ecdysteroids turned out to be more effect myostatin inhibitors than the anabolic agent (see graph).
The potential for any substance to increase protein synthesis in muscle by-passing secondary effects common with steroid synthetic drugs are attractive approaches for athletes everywhere. The aim of their study was to initially screen a proprietary Ajuga turkestanica extract (ATE), rich in ecdysteroids for early signs of efficacy (increase/ protection of muscle mass) and safety (lack of androgenic activity). Testosterone and other androgenic steroid drugs have been used in the past to increase or maintain muscle mass. These drugs act via the androgen receptors and as such have shown significant side effects that must be carefully evaluated before initiating any therapy. The anabolic effect of ecdysteroids is connected with the acceleration of translocation processes instead of the induction of new RNA synthesis. Ecdysteroids are not likely to act as the classical steroids, via cytoplasmic receptor and regulation of gene transcriptional activity. Ecdysteroids display significant structural differences from anabolic-androgenic steroid hormones, which may explain the different mechanisms of their anabolic action.
Rhaponticum Carthamoides 100:1 extract (Root) Rhaponticum carthamoides (Willd.) Iljin, syn. Leuzea carthamoides (Willd.) DC, is a large perennial herb in the compositae family. This herb is another hidden jewel. Rhaponticum carthamoides extract (RCE) has demonstrated a normalizing effect on the central nervous and cardiovascular systems. RCE improves sleep, appetite, mood, mental and physical state, and the functional ability of humans under working conditions. It is a classic adaptogen, possessing a wide spectrum of anabolic activities, acting on the contractile proteins of the skeletal muscles. It builds lean muscle, reduces body fat, improves work and/or athletic performance, improves mental acuity, and delays the effects of aging. Extracts of this potent plant have been approved by the Ministry of Public Health in the former Soviet Union over 20 years ago to be used for “raising the mental and physical working ability” as a pharmacological preparation.
Ajuga Turkestanica Extract (whole plant) Myo-Stack contains Ajuga Turkestanica extract containing the world’s best anabolic compound —Turkesterone. This amazing compound is capable of very powerful protein conversion that rapidly helps you build solid muscle naturally with no androgenic side effects. It also helps you achieve increased size, strength, protein synthesis, and faster recovery. This powerful extract was once a closely guarded secret, strictly for use by elite Soviet athletes for whom it was originally developed. There is one particular region of Uzbekistan which is the only place in the world where the right genus of the Ajuga Turkestanica plant has ever been successfully cultivated. The process is very labor intensive and consequently the finished extract is expensive to produce. The growing, harvesting and processing are all still very carefully government controlled and only a strictly limited amount of the finished extract is allowed to be purchased in bulk by a select few companies outside of Uzbekistan. Our raw material supplier is privileged to be one of those few companies. Turkesterone is not an anabolic steroid, but old Russian animal studies showed turkesterone to have a greater anabolic effect than many powerful anabolic agents. Comparative experimental investigation of the anabolic activity of phytoecdysteroids and steranabols. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal April 2000, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 193-197. In a recent study American researchers gave their lab animals Ajuga turkestanica extract mixed in their feed every day for four weeks. The human equivalent of this dose – based on someone weighing 80 kg – would be 400mg extract per day. The extract contained 40% ecdysteroids.
(25 R)-5alpha-spirostan-2alpha, 3beta, 5alpha-triol-6-OH Myo-Stack contains efficacious dosages of a key anabolic compound, including the most potent anabolic compounds ever researched by Russian scientist V.N. Syrov and his team of colleagues, who are responsible for many of the greatest advances in herbal-based nutraceutical sports nutrition. This interesting compound is 25R, spirostan-5a-diol-6-one-3-one, which demonstrated a 33:1 anabolic to androgenic ratio. It is the 6-keto derivative of diosgenin (6-keto-diosgenin). This amazing plant steroid has been shown to significantly enhance protein synthesis void of any androgenic pathway activity, which makes it exceptionally desirable to bodybuilders and strength athletes. In fact, athletes from Russia and other Eastern Bloc countries have been incorporating this powerful compound into their arsenal of anabolic agents for nearly 40 years.