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New Study Shows Omega-6 Fat Arachidonic Acid Builds Muscle

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#1 SwolenONE

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:59 AM



LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Nutrition (MN) announced today clinical study results for their X-Factor™ arachidonic acid (ARA) supplement. Under controlled conditions in the University of Tampa's Human Performance Research Lab, supplementation of ARA for eight weeks significantly increased lean body mass, muscle thickness, strength, and anaerobic power in experienced resistance-trained men. These findings were unveiled at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. It is found in many foods including eggs, beef, chicken, and fish. ARA is one of the most biologically important fatty acids; playing key roles in the immune system, memory and learning, bone mineral density, and cardiovascular health. MN CEO William Llewellyn first proposed that supplemental ARA would support skeletal muscle growth more than a decade ago. This study validates his original hypothesis, and provides very clear support for the use of ARA supplements in sports.

Thirty college-aged men were recruited for the study, and randomized into two groups. The men in the first group were given 1,500 mg of ARA daily, and the other an identical-looking placebo. All men followed a periodized resistance-training program for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, the group supplementing ARA reported significantly greater gains in lean body mass (3.6 lbs. vs. 0.2 lbs.). They also noticed an 88% greater increase in muscle thickness (.47 cm vs. .25 cm), and added significantly more strength to bench press and leg press (110 lbs. vs. 76 lbs.). Lastly, wingate peak anaerobic power was dramatically improved with ARA (78W vs. 28W), a 275% greater increase.

"This study has demonstrated in a controlled setting the type of remarkable results we've noticed with athletes and bodybuilders for many years now," said William Llewellyn. "Arachidonic acid is a key link between the mechanical stress of resistance training, and the biological repair process that comes in afterwards to facilitate protein synthesis and growth. This gives us an exceptionally effective opportunity for increasing muscle mass and strength. ARA supplementation should provide a distinct advantage for bodybuilders, and athletes in all sports where strength and power are decisive variables."

About Molecular Nutrition

Molecular Nutrition is a sports nutrition research and development company. X-Factor™ is available through many supplement retailers and distributors. For more information visit www.MNBody.com. Arachidonic acid (ARASYN™) is a patented sports nutrition ingredient. Interested companies should contact wire@arachdionic.com.

 


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#2 janoy crevesa

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

which company was behind the study? hard to trust studies when supplement companies are behind it.



#3 Madbrah

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

which company was behind the study? hard to trust studies when supplement companies are behind it.

Prolly Molecular Nutrition



#4 SwolenONE

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

Part III of Monica M series on ARA, looking at recent studies:

 

Arachidonic Acid (ARA) Part III: Effects On Muscle Growth, Strength & Performance.

"The impetus for human studies on the effect of ARA supplementation on muscle growth and strength gains came from early studies on isolated animal muscle and muscle cell culture. It was found that an increase in ARA flux through the COX enzyme (either induced by stretch or ARA supplementation) promotes production of the prostaglandins PGF2-alpha and PGE2 in muscle tissue, and that PGF2-alpha potently stimulates muscle protein synthesis while PGE2 stimulates muscle degradation. What do the human studies say? "

 

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#5 NowYourDeadSon

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:12 PM

I just use hemodraulix by axis labs, I like it and it's pretty cheap







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