Thoughts on Anabolic Effect

Question

Have you ever heard of a product called “Anabolic Effect”? It seems to be getting a lot of play on the boards, with a lot of great feedback.

Answer

I too, have read much about this product. Here’s my take on the matter.

AE purports to be a new, non hormonal anabolic.

Ingredients are as follows:

  • Korean Mistletoe: Korean Mistletoe (KME) In studies, it has been shown to regulate gene expression related to muscle atrophy (muscle breakdown) and muscle hypertrophy (muscle growth) and stimulate mitochondrial activity.
  • Eriobotrya Japonica: Some of the most well known chemical constituents are Epicatechin, Ursolic Acid, Tormenic Acid, and Ellagic Acid. Studies indicate EJ Increases the expression of myogenic genes MyoD, Myogenin, and MyHC.
  • Rehmannaie Radix: Said to has effects on erythropoietin (EPO), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor type 1 (IGF-1), myostatin antagonists, and endorphin.
  • Shilajit: A nutrient and mineral-rich biomass containing many medicinal humic and fulvic acids that have been touted for thousands of years for being the best carrier of energy and nutrition to the human body.
  • ActiGin: Studies indicate its ability to preserve insulin receptors and glucose transporters in muscle membranes during intensive exercises to ensure a continuous supply of blood glucose into the muscle.
  • S7®: S7® is a blend of 7 plant-based ingredients that has been clinically shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels by 230%.
  • Astragin: A new ingredient to the market that helps to enhance how well your body can use ingredients, essentially helping the body to use the ingredients much more efficiently as it is made from Panax notoginseng and astragalus which are potent adaptogens.

Let me be frank. I see nothing here that’ll be around in 5 years. Not one. The reviews I’ve seen have almost all been sponsored, and reported gains are marginal at best.

There are many compounds that look magnificent in studies – things like Ursolic Acid. They suck in the real world for many reasons, not the least of which is terrible bioavailability. So if a pure, isolated and high dose Ursolic Acid doesn’t work orally – how is a much, much smaller amount going to work when found in Erio botrya Japonica?

Bottom Line

If you’re going to invest in herbal extracts, you may as well stick with the ones that’ve been around for decades, with repeat buys because they’re doing SOMETHING for their users. Among them.

  1. Tribulus Terrestris or Alatus
  2. Rhaponticum Carthamoides Extract
  3. Anacyclus Pyrethrum
  4. Korean red Ginseng

There are several others, but I like to save those for my subscribers. In any case, I see nothing in this Anabolic Effect that’s worth the money they’re asking. My guess is that well inside of 10 years it’ll fall into the category of Methoxy-7, DAA and “Pink Magic,” worthless and out of production.

Hope that helps.

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Coach Rob Regish

Coach Rob Regish

Rob Regish is an internationally recognized name in the field of health and fitness. He's been a weekly contributor to Superhumanradio.net for almost a decade, answering listener questions from around the world.

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