- For increasing protein synthesis.
- For preventing fatigue and weakening of the immune system caused by intense exercise.
Beta-ecdysterone (or 20-hydroxyecdysone) is an active principle found in Rhaponticum carthamoides, Suma and Cyanotis vaga. The majority of ecdysterone studies to date have been conducted in Eastern Europe and Russia. They conclude that its effects are comparable to those of a mild anabolic or androgenic drug - it has a stereochemical analogue structure but without any of the unpleasant side effects. Due to its very high cost and the relatively large amounts needed (one gram per day), beta-ecdysterone is found in some of the most doctored and fake products on the market. The excellent quality of the extract sold by Supersmart is, of course, guaranteed.
Increasing muscle mass is a well-researched area in the domain of competitive sport and endurance, but muscle mass is also important for older people at risk of cachexia, or younger, overweight individuals who want to get the most out of a moderate exercise programme.
Human and animal studies have shown reproducible results in terms of muscle strength and gain. The Russian studies have been replicated at the Centre for Biotechnology in New Jersey. Tested on human muscle cells, beta-ecdysterone was shown to increase protein synthesis by 20%. It also produced improvements in insulin function resulting in an appreciable reduction in fat mass. Beta-ecdysterone is mainly recommended for:
|Daily dose : 4 capsules
Number of doses per box : 15
|Amount per dose|
|Beta-ecdysterone (from 1060 mg Cyanotis vaga extract standardised to 95 % beta-ecdysterone)||1 000 mg|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum, rice flour.|