Alphamax XT – Natural testosterone Booster to Build Muscle
Getting Bigger and Stronger Starts in Your Testicles
and why it’s not necessarily just about your genetics
It takes balls to go to the gym almost every day to beat the living daylights out of your muscles to get them to respond. Literally. Okay, almost. Getting bigger and stronger doesn’t start on the bench with a bar over your face. It doesn’t start with that hunk of protein-oozing meat you put in your face. It starts in your testicles. The testosterone that is laying wake in your testicles right now, this very moment is one of the biggest factors in how strong and big you will get overtime. If you think that it is all about genetics, guess again.
I don’t have the genes to look like a bodybuilder. . . .
If your body doesn’t produce enough testosterone like it should, you’ll be left wondering why you aren’t getting bigger and stronger. Many of you may be thinking, I don’t have the genes to look like a bodybuilder. This is as big as I’ll ever get. For many men, and maybe you also, it’s not necessarily your genetic profile holding you back, but your lack of testosterone. Come on, guys, think about it… Your testosterone increases neurotransmitters, which encourage tissue growth. It also interacts with nuclear receptors in DNA, which causes protein synthesis. And it also increases levels of growth hormone. Your testosterone is one busy mother. So—if you aren’t producing enough of it, your genes are most likely to be blamed. According to exercise scientist Len Kravitz (the daddy of muscle science) of the University of New Mexico, specific proteins called growth factors, growth hormone, cortisol and testosterone increase muscle size. Also, it’s been suggested that having additional testosterone can help even further…as if you have that genetic profile for it.
This is Where the Stacked Ingredients in Alphamax XT’s Formula Comes in for you
Just like when you stack supplements together to get better results, Alphamax XT is a formula with a blend of 12 specific ingredients that are “stacked” to help your body produce more testosterone so your muscles can squeeze out one more additional rep at your next workout. Then another one. Then another one . . . Alphamax XT’s 12 stacked ingredients at a glance:
- Urtica Dioica Extract, which contain 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran.
- Mucuna Pruriens Extract (98% L-DOPA)
- Eurycoma Longifolia Extract
- Withania somnifera (5% Withanolides)
- Abieta-&,11,13-trier-18-oic acid
- Ferula Asafoetida (Root) Extract (95% Ferulic Acid)
- Boron Citrate
- Coleus forskohlii (95% Forskolin)
- Vitamin D
Urtica Dioica Extract containing 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran
Now here’s a mouth full. Don’t even try to pronounce it, because you’ll hurt yourself. Urtica Dioica is commonly known as stinging nettle, which is a plant. Its chemical base helps to keep molecules of your testosterone free from a protein known as steroid hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG can prevent your testosterone from binding with its receptors in the muscle cells. Free testosterone, as opposed to bound testosterone, is active, useable testosterone. This is what provides the benefits typically associated with elevated testosterone levels such as increasing strength and muscle mass. When testosterone binds to sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), it changes from free to bound, and becomes useless. Urtica Dioica extract helps “free” (so to speak) your free testosterone levels by binding to sex hormone-binding globulin in place of testosterone, so more testosterone is free to be used by your body.
Mucuna Pruriens Extract (98% L-DOPA)
Now we have mucuna pruriens. This is a plant that supports testosterone and growth hormone production by releasing a chemical that provides a great natural source of L-dopa. This helps increase dopamine production in your brain. Dopamine plays a part in growth hormone secretion. It is also associated with somatostatin secretion, which results in a greater effect of growth-hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH).
Eurycoma Longifolia Extract
Also called tongkat ali, this herb extract has been included in the Alphamax XT formula because its root contain chemicals that seem to affect how the body not only helps testosterone level but supports normal levels of cortisol (a stress hormone that affects testosterone). As you may know, stress at a certain level for many (not all) men can be a testosterone killer. So even a prolonged stressful hard workout, combined with stress throughout the day may have negative effects to a certain extent. CASE STUDY: Supplementation of eurycoma longifolia was given to stressed adults for a period of four weeks. Results showed that the stress hormone cortisol was reduced by 16%, and testosterone increased by 37%.
Withania somnifera (5% Withanolides)
More commonly called ashwagandha, this has been added in for the use against higher levels of cortisol, while at the same time enhancing your testosterone. Cortisol—the “Stress Hormone”—helps your body during stressful moments. But it also does the opposite of what testosterone does. It is a catabolic hormone that reduces protein synthesis and prevents tissue growth. When working against higher levels of cortisol during a workout, your testosterone has more of a “fighting chance.”
Also known as Dehydroabietic Acid (DHAA). As if that is any easier to say. So let’s just say “DHAA.” Straight out of a science book for really, really smart people, this vital ingredient is an aromatase inhibitor that influences your estrogen and testosterone levels. Aromatase inhibitors bind to the aromatase enzyme in your body, thereby inhibiting it from binding to its respective receptor site. The result of this inhibition is that it further prevents your body from converting testosterone into estrogen. It also supports the production of adiponectin, which is a protein hormone that helps weight loss. By including this in your diet, you may be able to eat more calories. And wouldn’t that be nice?
Ferula Asafoetida (Root) Extract (95% Ferulic Acid)
The chemical from the resin (gum-like substance)—which is from the herb, ferula asafetida—has been shown in documented studies to increase the ability to workout harder and longer. This, in turn, enhances more muscle mass, while also shortening the time it takes to recover after a hard workout.
Coleus forskohlii (95% Forskolin)
There are a number of evidence-based studies on this herb for increasing size and strength. This impressive little herb has a chemical compound that stimulates an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, which increases cellular concentrations of a cellular messenger called cyclic AMP, or cAMP. cAMP is one busy bugger because it interacts with a host of different types of cells. When you raise levels of cAMP, you lower blood pressure, inhibit platelet aggregations (clotting), promote vasodilation (opening up of blood vessels), increase bronchodilation (improved breathing, which in turn increases energy), and, most importantly to us, increase thyroid hormone secretion and speed up lipolysis (fat burning). Forskolin’s thyroid stimulating strength has been compared to thyrotropin, which is a thyroid stimulating hormone. Not only does this increased thyroid hormone production increase fat loss, but increased levels of cAMP activate something called protein kinase that’s been shown to activate hormone-sensitive lipases, which are involved in the breakdown of the building blocks of fatty tissue known as triglycerides.
Vitamin D helps my muscles get bigger and stronger? You bet it does! And that’s why it’s included in this formula. And it’s easier to pronounce. Believe it or not, the active form of vitamin D is a steroid (actually a seco-steroid) in the same way that testosterone is a steroid and vitamin D is a hormone in the same way that growth hormone is a hormone. Did that make sense? Steroid hormones are substances made from cholesterol, which circulate in the body, and work at distant sites by setting in motion genetic protein transcription. That is—both vitamin D and testosterone set in motion your genome, which is the stuff of life. While testosterone is a sex steroid hormone, vitamin D is a pleomorphic (multiple function) steroid hormone. There’s more to vitamin D than you first thought. And this is why you need to study up on nutrition. You may not have the genetic profile for it, but knowing more about plants, vitamins and minerals can still make a big difference. The more you know, the more you grow!
There are multiple vitamins and minerals that contribute to testosterone synthesis, such as vitamin D, and the minerals zinc and magnesium. But what is often left out is the mineral boron. In fact, boron currently holds the most impressive results, the reigning champion on natural testosterone production in terms of scientific evidence. Like this one, for example: 8 men were given 10mgs of a boron supplement every morning for 7 consecutive days. After the week had passed, blood results were compared from the first to the last day to see what results there were.
- free testosterone levels had increased by 28%
- free estrogen levels had decreased by -39%
- dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels rose by 10%
Next to the prostate, did you know that there is more zinc in your testicles than in any other part of your body? You think zinc is trying to tell us something? Zinc in the number one mineral that keeps your testosterone level in check.
If you know your basic ABC’s on the connection between vitamins and muscles, you know that this has to be included in Alphamax XT. You need B6 because it performs over a hundred enzyme reactions involving the metabolism. Enzymes are proteins that your body uses to help chemical reactions take place. B6 is important in the breakdown of glycogen that is stored in your muscle. It also helps assimilate proteins and fats.
So Does It Matter That Much If You Don’t Have The Arnold Schwarzenegger Genetic Profile?
That may sound like one stupid question to many of you, but think about it… Since the days of Bill Pearl, Franco Columbu and Lou Ferrigno, we have come a long way in science on foods and herbs. And although you still may not be able to keep up with the ones blessed with the profile, who is to say that you can’t come close? Try these stacked ingredients in Alphamax XT. Include it in your diet for a few months, if not longer, and let’s see what happens. Good luck!
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- Hryb DJ, Khan MS, Romas NA, & Rosner W. (1995). The effect of extracts of the roots of the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on the interaction of SHBG with its receptor on human prostatic membranes. Planta Medica. 61(1), 31-2.
- Boyd, A. E. D., Harold E. Lebovitz, and John B. Pfeiffer. “Stimulation of human-growth-hormone secretion by L-dopa.” The New England journal of medicine.
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- Godard, et al., “Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese males,” Obesity Research, 2005 Aug;13(8):1335-43.
- Majeed, et al., “Diterpene forskolin: A possible new compound for reduction of body weight by increasing lean body mass,” Nutraceuticals, March/April 2002, pp. 6 – 7.
How should AlphaMax be taken?2 caps of Alphamax should be consumed twice daily separated by a 6-8 hour period. Alphamax Beta-Testers have noticed increased “Alpha Mentality” and increased Drive dosed 30 minutes pre workout. As well Testers also noticed improved sleep quality when dosed 30 minutes before bed.
Is Alphamax a PH or does it need a PCT?Alphamax is a all natural testosterone booster and because of this a PCT is not necessary. However Alphamax can actually be used as part of a complete PCT.
Can women take Alphamax?Alphamax is designed only for men and because it effects both testosterone production and estrogen we suggest women do not take this product.
Can I stack Alphamax with another testosterone booster?While AlphaMax can be stacked with other testosterone boosters, it is completely unnecessary as the goal for Alphamax was creating an all in 1 product, addressing everything from Free Testosterone and Growth Hormone all the way to controlling Cortisol and Prolactin.