Feb 20, 2012

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Muscle Building Science

Behind Silk Amino Acids (SAAs)

Jim Stoppani

After I graduated, I served as a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, in the John B. Pierce Laboratory and Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Great place to cut my teeth! I learned a lot and all that training even earned me the Gatorade® Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award from the American Physiology Society.

I’m not telling you all this to make myself sound like the smartest guy in the world. It’s that I’ve been fortunate to have worked with the best and brightest researchers and scientific leaders in the world and, pick up a whole lot of knowledge and experience along the way. One of the things that I learned early on from my academic training and research background was to be skeptical-sometimes very SKEPTICAL, especially of things touted as “breakthrough”, “state-of-the-art”, “best in class”, “scientifically proven”.

You get the idea, I’m sure. So, when the R&D guys over at BPI Sports came to me and told me about a discovery they made that was a “game changer … the sports nutrition find of the decade”, I was naturally skeptical but open to hearing more. After all, BPI Sports is one of the hottest nutrition brands in the country, and just about every product that they’ve introduced has skyrocketed to the top tier of popularity. Heck, they are even the new ‘it’ brand at GNC. These guys seem to be doing an awful lot right.

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So what was their find?

Blox_Chart_1Silk Amino Acids (SAAs). Although silk amino acids have been used for millennia in Traditional Chinese Medicine, new research is suddenly putting them in the spotlight today. The R&D team at BPI Sports is the first to realize the potential that SAAs have for those of us who are interested in building more muscle, more strength and more endurance, not to mention losing more body fat.

Blox_Chart_2As the name implies, silk amino acids are derived from the protein in silk. The protein is hydrolyzed to produce polypeptides (short protein chains) comprised mainly of the amino acids alanine, glycine, serine, valine, and threonine.

While each of these amino acids provide specific benefits in the body individually, supplementing them together in this unique form delivers a plethora of benefits.

Blox_Chart_3Once you carefully comb through the scientific literature you start realizing just how beneficial SAAs can be.

The published in vivo model research thus far shows that SAAs have an amazing range of effects on muscle size, body fat, and sports performance, including:

• Markedly increased anabolic ratio of up to 400%; which as you may know is a measurement of the ratio of testosterone to cortisol.

• Increased exercise endurance by 125%. Which means exercise time to exhaustion more than doubled with the use of SAAs.

• Increased muscle size by 15% while simultaneously decreasing body fat.

• Increased testosterone levels by almost 200%.

There is no denying that the science and benefits are extremely legitimate and the newly released BLOX by BPI, is the only product available with these ingredients which will offer these results. BPI not only nailed it with flavoring, but created a great product that works based on legitimate, real, Science.

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