MuscleTech® researchers have taken an unparalleled leap in their commitment to supplement science by partnering with the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Toronto – an institutional leader with a long history of innovation and research – to support the MuscleTech® Metabolism and Sports Science Lab.
As part of the $58-million, state-of-the-art Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport of the University of Toronto, the partnership with the new lab reaffirms our devotion to developing ingredients with extreme efficacy validated by unbiased scientific research. The prestigious University of Toronto was recently ranked in the Top 20 for overall performance as stated in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013–2014 report. The MuscleTech® Metabolism and Sports Science Lab features novel technologies and equipment to carry out gold-standard research on new, emerging ingredients.
As the first partnership of its kind, it is at the forefront of muscle physiology, sports performance and nutritional biochemistry. MuscleTech® researchers’ passion and vision to continuously research, develop and patent the most effective sports supplements in the world has led to the MuscleTech® Lab Series – a complete line of advanced products that promises extreme efficacy, with key ingredients validated by scientific research. MuscleTech® Lab Series products are based on research from universities and third-party labs all around the world, including, what will be emerging research from the Metabolism and Sports Science Lab. MuscleTech® Lab Series is the brand you can trust for superior science and superior results.
MuscleTech® Lab Series After Build™ is packed with 6g of 100% free-acid BCAAs – including the clinically studied 4g dose of highly anabolic leucine.
Leucine is a key dietary amino acid that has the capacity to stimulate muscle protein synthesis. It does this by stimulating your body’s master protein synthesis regulator, mTOR. Each scoop of After Build™is packed with 4g of leucine, and this 4g dose is the exact amount of this highly anabolic amino acid shown in a clinical study to help subjects increase their 5-rep max strength by over 40% in 12 weeks!
This study was published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Read the full research paper: Ispoglou et al., 2011. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 6(1):38–50.
What’s more, in a separate gold-standard clinical study, the 1g dose of taurine found in After Build™ was shown to improve performance in endurance athletes.
This study was published in the journal Amino Acids. You can check out the full research paper here: Balshaw et al., 2013. Amino Acids. 44(2):555–61.
Betaine is one of the most exciting musclebuilding compounds on the market today. Researchers believe betaine has many mechanisms of action in the body. It has the unique ability to lower homocysteine – which is important since homocysteine can directly impair insulin signaling by reducing insulin receptor substrate -1 (IRS-1) activation, which in turn affects muscle protein synthesis. Betaine also acts as an osmoprotectant, protecting muscle cells against dehydration by acting as an osmolyte, which increases the water retention of cells. Research suggests that a well hydrated cell can support better anabolism. As a bonus, betaine also helps your body synthesize creatine in skeletal muscles!
Researchers have put betaine to the test and the results are incredible – making it a must-have supplement for anyone serious about building muscle. In one gold-standard clinical study, test subjects who supplemented with the exact 2.5g dose of betaine found in 1 scoop of Afterbuild™ built 3.75 lbs. of lean muscle in 6 weeks compared to 0.66 lbs. by the placebo group. What’s more, test subjects actually increased arm size, as measured by a cross-sectional area (49.5 to 54.1 cm2)!
In a separate study, this same dose helped subjects significantly enhance their muscular endurance.
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Recovering quickly is critical, especially when you’re training hard and pushing your muscles to their limits! Knowing how important recovery is and the importance of increasing training frequency for muscle gains, MuscleTech® researchers included a full 3g of creatine in each scoop of After Build™ to help your muscle cells regenerate ATP. When you increase your body’s ability to supply ATP, you increase your muscles’ capacity to do work and improve the energy efficiency of your muscles.
Creatine has been extensively researched for its benefits in increasing muscle strength, power and enhancing recovery during training. Research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that a dosage of 3g of creatine daily for about a month is required to saturate muscles, resulting in increased muscle strength, increased performance and enhanced muscle size. Many recovery products include less than this ideal amount! With After Build™, you get a full dose of creatine in the form of ultra-pure, HPLC-tested creatine monohydrate and creatine HCI.
After Build™ also features a 2g dose of glutamine to help restore plasma glutamine levels that may have been depleted after periods of intense training.
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Each bottle of MuscleTech® Lab Series After Build™ is fully disclosed with no proprietary blends or hidden or underdosed key ingredients.
To ensure a high standard of quality and purity, and each batch of Afterbuild undergoes strict quality control and is third-party tested and verified to ensure that each bottle meets the highest standards of purity, quality and consistency.
We understand that, as an athlete, one of your key concerns is knowing exactly what you put in your body. That’s why Team MuscleTech® is committed to providing the highest quality scientifically formulated products that are free of banned substances, and that’s why each batch of MuscleTech Lab Series After Build™ is guaranteed to be banned substance free, so you can rest assured you’re taking only the best to be the best.
MuscleTech® Lab Series researchers worked closely with industry-leading flavoring experts to constantly ensure that each high-quality serving of After Build™ delivers sugar-free, mouthwatering flavor that will have you craving every serving!
Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) with 12 oz. of cold water and consume intra- or post workout. Do not exceed 1 serving in a 24-hour period. Drink 8 glasses of water daily for general good health. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.