SECRET SAUCE is a major breakthrough in post-workout recovery as it helps to create an anabolic environment within the body of top-level bodybuilders and hardcore athletes. Through extensive research and effort, the MuscleMeds scientists were able to bring to the market not only a product that aids in recovery and the repair of muscle, but also in the enhancement of lean, hard muscle mass.
SECRET SAUCE INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN:
5g Bovine Serum Albumin Bioactive Peptides & Growth Factors
SECRET SAUCE is the world’s first post-workout formula that delivers Pharmaceutical Quality Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) Bioactive Peptides to create a potent anabolic environment that helps produce incredible results and recovery. BSA is a scientifically documented bioactive protein derived from bovine blood plasma. Researchers have identified BSA to have multiple biological factors that help influence muscle growth. Some of the biological factors and functional properties of BSA include its bioactive peptides and growth factors, high concentrations of leucine and essential muscle building amino acids, high osmolality and its ability to enhance the uptake and transport of nutrients such as creatine, amino acids and glucose into blood plasma and speed delivery to muscle tissue.
10:1:1 Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
The BCAAs – Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine – are one of the most highly researched and backed supplements on the market today. They have been shown in research to help prevent muscle breakdown, while promoting a potent anabolic effect. SECRET SAUCE packs a powerful 5g of a leucine-loaded dose in a highly anabolic 10:1:1 ratio to help maximize muscle anabolism and reduce catabolic muscle breakdown following intense training. Stimulating protein synthesis is an essential key when triggering muscle growth and research has shown leucine to be perhaps the most anabolic and effective amino acid for activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) – one of the body’s protein synthesis regulators, energy sensors and nutrient sensors of amino acid availability.
Cre3™ Creatine Complex
To further amplify SECRET SAUCE, MuscleMeds scientists developed the Cre3™ Creatine Complex, a multi-source complex that consists of creatine monohydrate, Creatine Magnapower® and creatine gluconate for greater muscle voluminization for superior muscle growth and recovery. Research has suggested that one of the most optimal times to consume creatine is immediately following your demanding workout. The combination of all three forms of creatine in SECRET SAUCE has been shown to peak creatine plasma levels faster, enhance the body’s absorption rate, and boost the generation and regeneration of ATP – which is further increased due to BSA’s plasma transport gradient.
iSPIKE Insulin-Release-Amplifying Reactive Carbohydrate System
The speed at which a nutrient particle is absorbed is partly a function of its surface area. The greater the surface area, the more digestive enzyme molecules can react with it simultaneously. This promotes greater rates of absorption and higher insulin spikes. MuscleMeds researchers have reduced the average size of the carbohydrate particles in iSpike while increasing the total number of particles, thus resulting in a substantial increase in reactive surface area and faster absorption.
The 3 components of high-speed Beef Protein Isolate (BPI), surface area enhanced carbohydrates and a multi-action enzyme system are vital to create major insulin spikes, but the MuscleMeds research and development team took things a step further. iSpike technology utilizes a novel amino acid that has been described by scientists as having insulinotropic properties. This compound acts as the “gatekeeper” for insulin’s path to muscle tissue. By working in tandem with the BSA plasma transport system, it can activate a highly anabolic insulin surge and super fast muscle glycogen and ATP saturation, leading to increased growth and enhanced repair of muscle tissue.
Providing iSpike with its second and third layers of insulin signal amplifying support is a patent-pending mineral known as Chromium 454 (Cr454), plus D-pinitol (a cyclitol). These two compounds take over where insulin leaves off, opening up even more “doors” on the surface of your muscle cells through which glucose can penetrate.
Preliminary research results show that Cr454 may increase glucose uptake into human skeletal muscle cells up to 300%. When more glucose enters your muscle cells in the presence of insulin, even stronger anabolic signals are possible, which support faster speeds of glycogen replenishment and mass building.