It is with no surprise really that we here at Chaos and Pain decided to launch a colossus of product in the Chemical Series. We are extremely excited to introduce Chemical E, a 90% extract of epicatechin, that is a full-blown powerhouse. Everything in life can always be better, work more efficiently or just categorically overall superior in every way. The idea that one single ingredient can be so powerful, almost divine in what it can achieve, makes it just that good. So, what does this miracle worker on an ingredient do and how does that effect you, the everyday gym-goer?
The intended uses and ideology behind epicatechin, aka Chemical E, are very profound to say the least. If you do not feel like reading through this and just want the quick and dirty, it is simple, this novel ingredient supports an overall increase in muscle growth, strength, nitric oxide, insulin support and overall stamina. Now, for those who want to be illuminated a little further on the topic, lets dive right in shall we.
The most notable support that Epicatachin provides in that of the ability to lower myostatin. Myostatin, in simple terms, is the body's way of regulating muscle growth. These genetic markers forecast how much muscle tissue the body will maintain or can have, thus lowering myostatin's’ ability to control that would allow for an individual to gain more muscle mass of all varieties. As an individual ages, their levels of myostatin also increase and their levels of follistatin decrease naturally. This single ingredient allows you to fight back against father time. If there is one thing we know you can’t stop the aging process but you can do your best to slow it down.
Furthermore, Epicatechin supports an increase in nitric oxide in humans. This is direct research from supporting research in an article titled “Direct Evidence That (-) – Epicatechin Increases Nitric Oxide Levels in Human Endothelial Cells”. This is great news, as an increase in nitric oxide would lead to two very good outcomes, one you will have a far better pump in the gym, two you will have a far better recovery process because of the number of nutrients that are now flowing in the body at a greater rate. This increase in nutrients would support muscle growth, and while there is potential for a lowering of myostatin, one would assume this would lead to an increase in muscle growth and size.
The summary of the above portions to epicatechin effects are glaringly obvious, the user would expect to see in an increase in overall strength. The two above premises would ultimately lead to an increase in overall muscle mass, which in turn would lead to an increase in strength.
There is also some evidence that would show that epicatechin supports healthy insulin in the body as well, from a natural level. This would further demonstrate the use and value of this product as it would support the overall insulin response to blood glucose more effectively. The epicatechin would support beta cells in their ability for the secretion of insulin. There is more ongoing research on this topic and we can expect to see more evidence in the future.