HICA-Max Muscle Growth Stimulator Overview
Labrada HICA-Max Muscle Growth Stimulator contains a potent natural metabolite of the branched-chain amino acid l-leucine, known as leucic acid. Leucic acid, also called alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA), promotes muscle anabolism by increasing protein synthesis and reducing catabolic breakdown of muscle protein. It is thought that leucic acid is one of the key anabolic triggers that make l-leucine such a powerful amino acid. In addition to promoting lean muscle growth through increased protein synthesis, HICA-Max is also thought to be responsible for increasing localized levels of IGF-1 and other growth factors that are found in higher concentrations in those supplementing with leucic acid. Many studies suggest that supplementing with leucic acid can trigger up to twice the lean muscle gains solely from improving protein synthesis and increasing nitrogen retention.
HICA-Max is most effective when taken evenly throughout the day and especially when taken immediately post-workout when muscle anabolism is most desired. Many find it convenient to take one tablet of HICA-Max in the morning, one in the afternoon or evening and one tablet post-workout. Labrada HICA-Max is a highly effective non-hormonal lean muscle catalyst that can help you build dense, quality muscle in a completely all-natural manner. HICA-Max does not need to be cycled and can be used continually so you can always enjoy its natural muscle building effects.
HICA-Max Muscle Growth Stimulator Description from Labrada
HICA-MAX is a powerful non-hormonal, natural stimulator of muscle growth. HICA-MAX chewables contain 100% pharmaceutical grade leucic acid, also known as alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA), a natural metabolite of the branched chain amino acid, leucine.
HICA-MAX works by increasing protein synthesis (anabolism), and decreasing muscle protein breakdown (catabolism.) Its mechanism of action has been suggested as an independent mTOR signal transducer, which is a "cell-signaler" for muscle protein synthesis. Leucic acid also interrupts muscle protein breakdown by activating nuclear factor kappa B and inhibiting caspase-8. It may also activate IGF-1, a growth factor that helps age-related decreases in your body's growth hormone output.
Unlike prohormones or anabolic steroids, HICA-MAX activates anabolic and anticatabolic pathways without directly affecting your body's hormonal balance. HICA-MAX gives you maximum muscle growth without negative side effects! You don't have to cycle off HICA-MAX.
|Serving Size: 1 tablet|
Servings Per Container: 90
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|HICA (Leucic Acid)||500mg|
|Sugar Alcohol (as xylitol)||1.5g|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, Natural & Artificial Flavoring, Malic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Silicon, Sucralose, FD& C Red #40 lake, FD & C Blue #2 lake, FD& C Yellow # 6 lake.
Take 1 chewable tablet, 3 times daily on an empty stomach. Take one dose immediately after exercise.