Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Product Review: Muscletech Anotest - best new testosterone booster?

Yeah I know, you've seen this type of title many times over. Here we go again, right? Well, wait. Muscletech's Anotest has created a supplement to support testosterone production from a four pronged approach and this one has real human science and bro science behind it. Not just rat studies. First the real science.

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D-Aspartic Acid
In a 2009 study researchers found the study participants who supplemented with 3 grams of d-aspartic acid along with B6, B12 and Folic Acido increased LH levels by 30% and testosterone levels by 40%.

L-Carnitine Tartrate
In a 2003 study researchers showed that a 2 g dose of l-carnitine tartrate results in greater uptake of testosterone into muscle tissue.  Resulting in greater recovery. This form of carnitine increased androgen receptors in muscle tissue.

Boron Citrate
In order testosterone to enter muscle tissue it must be free testosterone. In a 2011 study, researchers found that 10 g of boron at breakfast increased free testosterone by 28% and lowered their estradiol level by 39%.

Glutamine, BCAAs
Cortisol and testosterone have an inverse relationship.  Lower cortisol equals higher testosterone. A 2010 study featured in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed that supplementation of 2 g glutamine, 1.8 g leucine, .75 g valine and .75 g isoleucine lowered cortisol levels in strength trained athletes. Lower C, Higher T.

Muscletech combines all of these ingredients in one tasty punch. Along with 15mg of testes supporting Zinc, B6, Folic Acid, and B12.

Now for the "Bro Science".

I'm 46 years old. I wonder why I don't have the energy, mood and sex drive I used to have. After a week on this, I have more energy, a better mood and I am waking my wife up regularly. I love this stuff. I was previously buying separately B-vitamins, ZMA, D-aspartic acid, L-carnitine tartrate, Boron, glutamine and BCAAs.

The Illpumpyouup.com video review.

Muscletech Anotest - Review the Research

D-Aspartic Acid
A. D'Aniello, "D-aspartic acid: an endogenous amino acid with an important neuroendocrine role," Brain Research Reviews, 53(2):215-34, 2007;

H. Homma, "Biochemical behavior and function of free D-aspartate in the mammalian body," Seikagaku, 80(4):277-86, 2008;

E. Topo et al., "The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats," Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 7(120), 2009.

L-Carnitine Tartrate
Androgenic responses to resistance exercise: effects of feeding and L-carnitine.

Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1110, USA. William.Kraemer@uconn.edu

Naghii et al., 2011. Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation. J Trace Elem Med Bio. 25(1):54-58.

Glutamine, BCAA
J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):1125-30.
Amino acid supplements and recovery from high-intensity resistance training.
Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.