Grenade Defend®, an advanced, full spectrum amino acid supplement primarily designed for use during or immediately post workout
If you’re lifting heavy and often and you want your muscles to grow to their maximum potential, you need to protect them from catabolic forces whenever possible. That means preventing muscle breakdown! The most basic, unavoidable reality when it comes to muscle growth is that you must ensure that more amino acids are entering the muscle tissue throughout the day than are leaving it. To achieve this delicate but crucial balance, you’ve got to be regularly making the most important amino acids available to your muscles.
This is the philosophy behind Grenade Defend®. Defend® has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body in an unbelievable tasting powdered drink mix, so you’ll never be caught short when it comes to supplying your muscles with the most potent building blocks required for their growth and repair!
Defend® is designed to be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals as an anti-catabolic. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs)”.
Remember, Grenade Defend® is designed for athletes and military personnel who want to avoid muscle breakdown and maximise their exercise recovery, strength and lean muscle mass. It is an advanced, new, full-spectrum amino acid product, which contains every amino acid required to build and repair muscle. Also, virtually all of the amino acids found in Defend® are delivered in both the peptide-bonded and free forms, for a broader range of absorption and kinetics. Finally, Defend® is formulated with key nutrients to enhance absorption, uptake and retention of its vital amino acid payload.
RESEARCH DRIVEN FORMULA
Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend®, including:
Leucine is probably the single most important amino acid for bodybuilders and strength and power athletes. This BCAA, even at modest levels, can literally “turn on” muscle-building activity. No other single amino acid is known to do this to any significant extent on its own. Also, studies suggest that adding additional leucine to protein can increase the magnitude of protein synthesis (the process that builds muscle). Defend contains both peptide-bound and free-form leucine.
Astragin®, a patented combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng has been added to Grenade Engage® to support optimum absorption. Impressive results have been obtained using this ingredient from scientific studies into its activity in Human intestinal Caco-2 cells, which have the responsibility for nutrient absorption from the gut.
Of all of the amino acids, citrulline has been found to increase nitric oxide and blood flow the most, more than arginine and other amino acids. High nitric oxide levels and improved blood flow have been associated with increased weight training performance, increased muscle protein synthesis, increased protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production[2,3,4,5,6].
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid has been demonstrated in scientific studies to have a positive impact on insulin function in the body and effects on supporting creatine uptake and retention in the muscle cells[7,8].
Glutamine peptides have long been recognised as a stable form of glutamine by bodybuilders and other strength athletes who use them for their purported cell-volumising and anti-catabolic effects.
GRENADE DEFEND ® RECAP
- Advanced, Full Spectrum amino acid supplement
- Can be used during or post workout
- Prevents muscle breakdown
- Maximises recovery, strength and lean muscle mass
- Amino acids delivered in both peptide bonded and free forms
- Great tasting powdered drink mix
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
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Grenade Defend can be used throughout the day: either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake as a more broad spectrum alternative to BCAAs).
Take two (2) level scoops of Grenade Defend® powder with approx. 240mL water during, or immediately, after high intensity exercise. Alternatively Grenade Defend8 can be added to a water bottle and consumed throughout the day. Scoop and funnel provided.
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