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Sunday, 20 June 2010
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Sunday, 20 June 2010 by

Was reading a magazine and got interested by some of the new products that have been advertized.
After some considerations and going through material, specifications, ingridients and pictures,
decided to purchase the following stack from Muscletech and try it for two month. The stack: IntraVoland Anabolic Halo. I have tried NaNo Vapour before in the gym and really enjoyed the pump and energyoff just one scoop. I have tried the HaLO-like product but from a different manufacturer and was not impressed.So now I am anxious to go to the store and purchase these supplements. But today I will write abut IntrVol.

I have been using IntrVol for 21 days. here is what I hve learned myself. Even though 300 000 votes were cast arounfd the world and IntraVol has been selected as the number one intra workout supplement mind you that this is pretty much the only intra workout dietary
supplment. Others are protein shakes and energy drinks and sandwiches (chicken, tuna, etc.IntraVol has an advantage here. It is a best liquid to drink during the workout. otherwise I would select a sandwich, but just imagine a guy pumping a dumbell with one hand andholding a sandwich in the other. Kinda funny. Anyway.
Now I can tell tell you what I have learned. Use IntraVol for two month working out at least five days a week.IntraVol is not strong enough by itself. You need to be using either CellTech or NaNo Vapour or Hydroxycut. To get the best results use all three. This will increase the absorption potential after all there is 30 grams of goodies in that thing.  If you only workout once or twice a week have Hydroxycut Ignition Stix before your workout and drink IntraVol. After I used Anabolic Halo.
And I strongly recommend to do the same thing to turn the softer bulk into hard lean muscle. This way you will get the best results for your money.
Anabolic Halo will be reviewed next.

Here is what's inside IntrVol and what it does:


*****IntraVol™ Proprietary Blend (Featuring Nano-Diffuse™ Technology)    30000.00 mg    
L-Methionine - is essential amino acid. Together with cysteine, methionine is one of two sulfur-containing proteinogenic amino acids.
Its derivative S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) serves as a methyl donor. Methionine is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of cysteine,
carnitine, taurine, lecithin, phosphatidylcholine, and other phospholipids. Improper conversion of methionine can lead to atherosclerosis.          
L-Alanine - is a non-essential amino acid. Alanine plays a key role in glucose–alanine cycle between tissues and liver. In muscle and other tissues that degrade amino acids for fuel, amino groups are collected in the form of glutamate by transamination.
Glutamate can then transfer its amino group through the action of alanine aminotransferase to pyruvate, a product of muscle glycolysis, forming alanine and α-ketoglutarate. The alanine formed is passed into the blood and transported to the liver. A reverse of the alanine aminotransferase reaction takes place in liver. Pyruvate regenerated forms glucose through gluconeogenesis, which returns
to muscle through the circulation system. Glutamate in the liver enters mitochondria and degrades into ammonium ion through the action of glutamate dehydrogenase, which in turn participate in the urea cycle to form urea.The glucose–alanine cycle enables pyruvate and glutamate to be removed from the muscle and find their way to the liver. Glucose is regenerated from pyruvate and then returned to muscle: the energetic burden of gluconeogenesis is thus imposed on the
liver instead of the muscle. All available ATP in muscle is devoted to muscle contraction.
L-Threonine -  this essential amino acid is classified as polar. Together with serine and tyrosine, threonine is one of three proteinogenic amino acids bearing an alcohol group. As an essential amino acid, threonine is not synthesized in humans, hence we must ingest threonine in the form of threonine-containing proteins. Foods high in threonine include cottage cheese, poultry, fish, meat, lentils, and sesame seeds.


Maltodextrin - Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a creamy-white hygroscopic spraydried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. It is commonly used for the production of natural sodas and candy such as SweeTarts.         
L-Histidine AKG - Not sure what the AKG stands for. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) is the enzyme that catalyzes the reaction that produces histamine from histidine with the help of vitamin B6. The biogenic amine histamine is an important modulator of numerous physiologic processes,
including neurotransmission, gastric acid secretion, and smooth muscle tone.
L-Lysine HCl - is a form of l-lysine essential amino acid. L-Lysine is a necessary building block for all protein in the body. L-Lysine plays a major role in calcium absorption; building muscle protein; recovering from surgery or sports injuries; and the body's production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. The 1993 film Jurassic Park, which is based on the 1990 Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park, features dinosaurs that were genetically altered so they could not produce lysine. This was known as the "lysine contingency," and was supposed to prevent the cloned dinosaurs from surviving outside the park, forcing them to be dependent on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff. Most vertebrates cannot produce lysine by default (it is an essential amino acid).       
**IntraFuel (Laboratory-Grade High-Molecular Weight Glycogen Super Compensating Polymers)         
Hyperbranched waxy maize polysaccharide - molecular structure formed of repeating units used for storage.      
Saccharum Officinarum extract (whole plant) is an extract out of the sugarcane. Some alcoholic beverages are made out of the sugarcane.      
**Aminotol (Essential Anabolic Amino Acid Matrix)  
L-phenylalanine - L-phenylalanine orotate -L-phenylalanine AKG - is a non polar essential amino acid.  L-Phenylalanine (LPA) is an electrically-neutral amino acid, one of the twenty common amino acids used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA. The codons for L-phenylalanine are UUU and UUC. Phenylalanine derivatives in human beings include the amino acid tyrosine,
the monoamine signaling molecules dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline), and the skin pigment melanin.Phenylalanine is found naturally in the breast milk of mammals. It is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a
nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. It is a direct precursor to the neuromodulator phenylethylamine, a commonly used dietary supplement.
L-phenylalanine is biologically converted into L-tyrosine, another one of the DNA-encoded amino acids. L-tyrosine in turn is converted into L-DOPA, which is further converted into dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline). The latter three are known as
the catecholamines.Phenylalanine uses the same active transport channel as tryptophan to cross the blood-brain barrier, and, in large quantities, interferes with the production of serotonin.
**Phosphocell (Muscle ATP Regeneration Complex)     
Creatine Monohydrate - is a component of skeletal muscle and a nitrogenous organic acid naturally occuring in vertebrates. Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. It is transported in the blood for use by muscles.
Approximately 95% of the human body's total creatine is located in skeletal muscle. The rest is located in the brain or heart.Creatine is not an essential nutrient as it is manufactured in the human body from L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.In humans and animals, approximately half of stored creatine originates from food (mainly from meat). Since vegetables do not contain creatine,
vegetarians show lower levels of muscle creatine, but show the same levels after using supplements. Creating helps to build skeletal muscle and improves cognitive ability.
Glycine - is the smallest molecule of the 20 amino acids commonly found in proteins. The principal function is as precursor to proteins.As a neurotransmitter, glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, brainstem, and retina. When glycine receptors are activated, chloride enters the neuron via ionotropic receptors, causing an Inhibitory postsynaptic potential (IPSP). Strychnine is a strong antagonist at ionotropic glycine receptors, whereas bicuculline is a weak one. Glycine is a required co-agonist along with glutamate for NMDA receptors. In contrast to the inhibitory role of glycine in the spinal cord, this behaviour is
facilitated at the (NMDA) glutaminergic receptors which are excitatory.     
Taurine -  taurine produces anxiolytic effect and may act as a modulator or anti-anxiety agent in the central nervous system. Taurine is a derivative of the sulfur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid cysteine. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids.
Taurine crosses the blood-brain barrier and has been implicated in a wide array of physiological phenomena including inhibitory neurotransmission, long-term potentiation in the striatum/hippocampus, membrane stabilization, feedback inhibition of neutrophil/macrophage respiratory burst, adipose tissue regulation and possible prevention of obesity, calcium homeostasis, recovery from osmotic shock, protection against glutamate excitotoxicity and prevention of epileptic seizures. It also acts as an antioxidant and protects against toxicity of various substances (such as lead and cadmium). Taurine is used in energy drinks. Additionally, supplementation with taurine has been shown to prevent oxidative stress induced by exercise.
L-carnosine -  have shown that carnosine has a number of antioxidant properties that may be beneficial. Carnosine has been proven to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as alpha-beta unsaturated aldehydes formed from peroxidation of cell membrane fatty acids during oxidative
stress. Because of its antioxidant, antiglycator and metal chelator properties, carnosine supplements have been proposed as a general anti-aging therapy. High doses of carnosine increase corticosterone levels leading to hyperactivity.       
Beta-Alanine - is rate limiting precursor of carnosine which means that carnosine levels are limited by the amount of alanine. Supplementation with β-alanine has been shown to increase the concentration of carnosine in muscles, decrease fatigue in athletes and increase total muscular
work done.  
L-Citrulline Malate - is to reduce fatigue.   
Creatine pyroglutamate - Pyroglutamic acid is a cyclized derivative of the amino acid glutamine. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, and is sometimes used as a "smart drug" to enhance memory and cognition, similar to piracetam—which has the same basic structure. Although user
reports are generally favorable, scientific evidence is limited to a few older animal studies and a single human study.        
Creatinol-o-phosphate - Creatinol-o-phosphate (COP) is a creatine analog added to certain bodybuilding supplementsas it has the potential to be converted to creatine; act as a source of phosphate to regenerate creatine; and/or function as an alternate source of phosphate for the regeneration of ATP.  Animal and human studies in the late 1970’s – early 1980’s demonstrated COP has protective effects on the heart, but this has not been followed up on…research is largely dormant.        
Creatine taurinate -  is a creatine mixed with amino acid taurine. No additive effects on creatine uptake, mass or strength have been observed.         
L-glutamine - L-glutamine AKG - is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body. It plays a role in a vriety of biochemical functionssuch as: protein synthesis, as any other amino acid, regulation of acid balance in the kidney producing ammonium, cellular energy as a source
next to glucose, nitrogen donation as a source to many anaboloic processes, carbon donation as a source refilling citric acid cycle.     
L-arginine - L-arginine AKG - Arginine plays an important role in cell division, the healing of wounds, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. Arginine, taken in combination with proanthocyanidins or yohimbine, has also been used as a treatment for
erectile dysfunction. Arginine is precursor for synthesis of nitric Oxide. Reducece healing time of injuries, particullary bone. Quickens repairtime for damaged tissue. Helps decrease blood preassure.       
Taurine ketoisocaproate calcium -???    
**ElectroVol (Peak Performance Electrolyte Blend)      
Dicalcium phosphate - Dicalcium phosphate is mainly used as a dietary supplement in prepared breakfast cereals, dog treats, enriched flour, and noodle products. It is also used as a tableting agent in some pharmaceutical preparations, including some products meant to eliminate body odor. It is used in poultry feed.   
Dipotassium Phosphate -  also phosphoric acid, dipotassium salt; dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate; potassium phosphate, dibasic - is a highly water-soluble salt which is often used as a fertilizer, food additive and buffering agent. It is a common source of phosphorus and potassium.  
Disodium Phosphate - Monobasic and dibasic sodium phosphate is used as a saline laxative to treat constipation or to clean the bowel before a colonoscopy.    
tripotassium citrate - as a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity. Medicinally, it may be used to control kidney stones derived from either uric acid or cystine.     
Betaine anhydrous (trimethylglycine anhydrous) - Betaine has three known functions in mammals: It is an organic osmolyte that accumulates in renal medullary cells and some other tissues to balance extracellular hypertonicity. Second, it acts as a chaperone to stabilise protein structure under denaturing conditions. Third, it serves as a methyl donor in the betainehomocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) reaction, which converts homocysteine to methionine. Betaine is also present as an osmolyte in high concentrations (10s of millimolar) in many marine invertebrates,
such as crustaceans and molluscs, and acts as a potent appetitive attractant to generalist carnivores such as the predatory sea-slug Pleurobranchaea californica.      
Trimagnesium citrate - used as laxative.     
**SyntheGain (Anti-Cortisol/Anti-Catabolic Branched Chain Amino Acid Recovery Booster)         
L-leucine - L-leucine pyroglutamate L-leucine AKG - is an essential amino acid. It slows degradation of muscle tissue by increasing protein synthesis.     
L-valine - L-valine AKG  - is essential non-polar amino acid.  Human dietary sources include cottage cheese, fish, poultry, peanuts, sesame seeds, and lentils. Named after a plant Valerian.      

L-isoleucine - N-acetyle I-isoleucine - Even though this amino acid is not produced in animals, it is stored in high quantities. Foods that have high amounts of isoleucine include eggs, soy protein, seaweed, turkey, chicken, lamb, cheese, and fish. It is obviously not scarce.      
**OsmoSig (Osmotic Muscle Nutrient Transport Technology)       
Alpha lipoic acid -  The original rationale for using R/S-lipoic acid (LA) as a nutritional supplement was that endogenous RLA was known to have biochemical properties like a B-vitamin (acting as a substrate or co-factor essential for enzyme function). It was also recognized that
lower endogenous concentrations of RLA were found in tissues of humans with various diseases and lower levels of RLA. Has antioxidant potential.        
Succinic Acid - As an excipient in pharmaceutical products it is used to control acidity and, more rarely, in effervescent tablets.     
Quercetin dihydrate (as Fava d'anta) - contains a serotonin retaining ingridient. Also contains an ingrieient to improve blood circulation,has anti inflamatory activity, helps change glucose into sugar, lowers risks of heart disease, one of the strongest antioxidants foundin plants.    
Momordica charantia extract (fruit) - stimulates digestion, improves immune system, increases insulin sensetivity, helps prevent diabetes,lovers elevated blood sugar levels, Bitter Melon contains four very promising bioactive compounds. These compounds activate a protein called
AMPK, which is well known for regulating fuel metabolism and enabling glucose uptake. Also contain lectin, that has insulin like activity.
Olea europaea extract (fruit juice) Standardized for 2.5% hydroxytyrosol - this is high in nonsaturated fat, iron, vitamin E and dietary fiber.
Artemisia dracunculus extract (aerial parts) - can not actually find anything beneficial on that.       
Polygonum cuspidatum extract (fruit) Standardized for 20% resveratrol - is a source of a blend of honey. Japanese knotweed is a concentrated source of emodin, used as a nutritional supplement to regulate bowel motility. The roots of Japanese knotweed are used in traditional Chinese
and Japanese herbal medicines as a natural laxative. The active principle responsible for the laxative effect is emodin, present in its natural form as a complex of its analogs. Emodin has a mild laxative effect in doses of 20 to 50 mg per day.    
Rubus coreanus powder (fruit) - the berries are a source of korean wine. The fruit is believd to have aphrodisiac properties.   
** Daily Value (DV) not established


P.S. For me this product is not potent enough. But many people will find it beneficial.

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