Methoxyisoflavone could be the answer to increased muscle mass, more strength and energy and a more lean muscular body, without the side effects of anabolic steroids.
Steroids change the body’s hormone balance, leading to and increase in the primary male hormone, testosterone, which caused the body to recover faster from workouts, and build more muscle, and as a result burn more fat faster. Unfortunately, anabolic steroids also seem to cause all the inner organs of the body to grow. They also cause a whole host of nasty side effects like sodium retention, acne, gynecomastia, aggression (roid rage), high blood pressure, enlarged heart and other cardiovascular conditions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, sterility and more!
There is a family of substances which appear to anabolic effects like steroids without the side effects. The two main characters are 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone (Ipriflavone) and 5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone (Methoxyisoflavone). These powerful compounds have recently been brought to market. And while more testing should be done, the anecdotal evidence indicates these may be the fitness supplements of the future.
These flavones discovered by a Hungarian company, which subsequently patented them, and then sat on them. The patent has recently expired, which means that other companies can now follow the formulas and manufacturing instructions in the patent application to produce commercial quantities of these supplements. According to Clayton South, “Researchers found that not only did 5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone and 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone increase protein synthesis and increase lean mass, but they also reduced body fat, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, promoted endurance, an increased state of vitality, and increased the body’s ability to use oxygen!” In other words, these are the perfect anabolic supplements – without the negatives of steroids!
In short, methoxyisoflavone and ipriflavone are non-hormonal anabolic / anti-catabolic compounds. These powerful flavones may decrease cortisol levels, increase protein synthesis, and improve overall recovery from exercise.