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BYLD for Greater Gains in Size and Strength

We all know that building muscles requires time, consistency, hard work and patience. This is all in addition to constantly pushing for progressive overload in your workouts and fueling your body with high-quality food.

Do this day in and day out and you’ll build slabs of lean muscle.

But, what if you’re already doing that?

Is there anything else you can do to further augment your results or optimize your rate of muscle and strength gain?

That’s precisely why we created BYLD.

BYLD is an ultra-premium, all-natural muscle building support supplement created to enhance muscle recovery and growth.

How Does BYLD Support Muscle & Strength Gains?

BYLD isn’t your average natural anabolic support supplement that’s a sprinkling of BCAAs and some pixie-dusted plant extracts.

BYLD is built on a foundation of four key ingredients that support muscle recovery and growth from multiple avenues.

Mediator Phosphatidic Acid

Leading off is Mediator Phosphatidic Acid -- a naturally occuring phospholipid produced by the body during resistance training. Research in trained subjects notes that supplementation with phosphatidic acid yielded significant benefits in size and strength. More specifically, phosphatidic acid supplementation led to an increase in squat strength by 12.7% as well as an increase of 2.6% in lean body mass![1]

Phosphatidic acid does this by stimulating mTOR -- the biological pathway that drives muscle protein synthesis. In a sense, phosphatidic acid is to lipids what leucine is to protein -- it’s the signal that muscle cells sense and realize “it’s time to grow!”

It’s also worth noting that phosphatidic acid may help reduce muscle protein breakdown by reducing the expression of a set of genes that encourage muscle protein breakdown. This further helps tilt that balance in favor of greater recovery and growth!

Proepicate

Proepicate is a high-quality form of epicatechin sourced from cocoa bean. Epicatechin is a potent flavonol that has been found in various studies to[2,3,4,5,6]:

  • Increase muscle growth and strength
  • Increase nitric oxide production
  • Improve blood flow
  • Better endurance and stamina
  • Enhance fatigue resistance
  • Support better glucose tolerance

Epicatechin also has some research suggesting that it may help reduce myostatin and increase follistatin levels. As you may (or may not) know, myostatin is a devious little enzyme released by muscle cells that limits growth.

Epicatechin supplementation has been found to reduce expression of myostatin and increase levels of follistatin, which promotes a more favorable anabolic environment.

Also, don’t forget that epicatechin supports better blood flow and nutrient delivery, which can help drive more carbohydrates and protein to muscles, further aiding muscle recovery and growth.

Laxosterone®

Building muscle ultimately boils down to managing protein synthesis versus protein breakdown. 

Things that favor protein synthesis include:

  • A calorie surplus
  • High carb diets
  • High-protein diets
  • Resistance training
  • Getting enough sleep

Things that increase protein breakdown (and hurt protein synthesis):

  • A calorie deficit
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Not eating enough daily protein
  • Excessive stress

Here’s where Laxosterone shines.

Laxosterone is a bio-identical version of laxogenin -- a plant compound that supports protein synthesis, but more importantly balances cortisol response. Cortisol is the body’s major stress hormone that is released whenever we perceive or encounter psychological, emotional, or physical stress.

In short bursts (such as during a hardcore leg workout), cortisol can be incredibly helpful as it heightens focus, energy, and aggression. However, when cortisol levels are chronically elevated it creates a metabolic maelstrom that leads to several unfavorable outcomes, including increased protein breakdown and decreased protein synthesis.

By improving the body’s cortisol response, a more favorable protein balance is maintained in the body -- which promotes greater muscle recovery and growth!

Apigenin®

Similar to laxogenin, apigenin is a phytochemical found in various plants that has been noted to increase protein synthesis and modulate cortisol.

BYLD-ing the Ultimate Physique

BYLD truly is the most comprehensive natural muscle building supplement on the market -- one that seeks to enhance muscle recovery and growth from multiple avenues.

To further enhance the uptake and utilization of the ingredients in BYLD, we’ve also included a full 50mg of AstraGin -- a patented complex of Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus backed by numerous studies to support increased absorption of a wide range of nutrients 

Take one (1) serving of BYLD before training to support training performance, protein synthesis, and optimal results from your efforts in the gym.

References

  1. Hoffman JR, Stout JR, Williams DR, et al. Efficacy of phosphatidic acid ingestion on lean body mass, muscle thickness and strength gains in resistance-trained men. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2012;9:47. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-9-47.
  2. Schwarz NA, Theodore AP, Funderburg BR, Waldhelm A, McKinley-Barnard SK, Hudson GM. Acute (-)-Epicatechin Consumption: Effects on Local Vasodilation Following Resistance Exercise and High-Intensity Exercise Performance. Sports (Basel). 2020;8(2):22. Published 2020 Feb 15. doi:10.3390/sports8020022
  3. Grassi, D; Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons.; Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, University of L’Aquila; 2005 
  4. Nogueira, L., Ramirez-Sanchez, I., Perkins, G. A., Murphy, A., Taub, P. R., Ceballos, G., Villarreal, F. J., Hogan, M. C. and Malek, M. H. (2011), (–)-Epicatechin enhances fatigue resistance and oxidative capacity in mouse muscle. The Journal of Physiology, 589: 4615–4631. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2011.209924. 
  5. Fraga CG, Litterio MC, Prince PD, Calabró V, Piotrkowski B, Galleano M. Cocoa flavanols: effects on vascular nitric oxide and blood pressure. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. 2011;48(1):63-67. doi:10.3164/jcbn.11-010FR. 
  6. Barnett CF, Moreno-Ulloa A, Shiva S, et al. Pharmacokinetic, partial pharmacodynamic and initial safety analysis of (−)-Epicatechin in healthy volunteers. Food & function. 2015;6(3):824-833. doi:10.1039/c4fo00596a.