X-Gels by SNS (Serious Nutrition Solutions)
Support Increased Lean Muscle and Strength
SNS X-Gels contain Arachidonic Acid, a key anabolic Omega-6 essential fatty acid that amplifies the body's response to resistance training. This, in turn, aids in increasing lean muscle, strength, power, endurance, and pumps. To understand how this unique supplement can benefit you, it is important to take a look and learn more about this powerful nutrient - Arachidonic Acid.
What is Arachidonic Acid?
Arachidonic Acid is an essential fatty acid. It is found mainly in small concentrations in the fatty parts of meats and fish (mostly in red meat). It is considered an 'essential' fatty acid because it is a requirement for the proper functioning of the human body.
Who can benefit from Arachidonic Acid supplementation?
Arachidonic Acid can be used by athletes, weight trainers, and bodybuilders that are looking to build lean muscle and strength, and improve power, endurance, and pumps.
Two specific groups that may gain even more from Arachidonic Acid supplementation are vegetarians and bodybuilders/athletes that follow strict low fat diets. Since Arachidonic Acid is found mostly in the fatty portions of red meat, both of these groups of people tend to have lower than normal levels of Arachidonic Acid consumption.
How does Arachidonic Acid work (in layman's terms)?
Arachidonic Acid is the base material used by the body to synthesize a key series or hormones referred to as dienolic prostaglandins, the major prostaglandins in humans. The ability of the body to output normal levels of prostaglandins is directly dependent on the availability of Arachidonic Acid. After Arachidonic Acid has been converted to prostaglandin PGF2a, the key prostaglandin in gaining lean muscle, a process called "myonuclear accretion" occurs, resulting in a powerful anabolic signal and muscle growth.
Arachidonic Acid also has a role in muscle growth beyond just that of being a prostaglandin precursor. It has been shown in studies to increase peak power output and to serve as the core stimulus for protein synthesis.
Lastly, Arachidonic Acid is a potent vasodilator due to its conversion to prostanoids after ingestion. For this reason, weight training athletes may want to consume their Arachidonic Acid pre-workout in order to elicit powerful pumps and vascularity during the workout and beyond.
How does this affect the athlete?
Prostaglandins are integral to protein turnover and muscle accumulation, are at the core of muscle growth, and are responsible for regulating the direct local muscular response to physical exercise.
Prostaglandins begin to exert their effects on muscle growth immediately following physical exertion. The eccentric muscle contraction first triggers the local synthesis of these hormones. They play an important role in what will be going on in your muscles during the days that follow (your recovery days).
As mentioned earlier, athletes and bodybuilders may want to supplement their Arachidonic Acid pre-workout in order to further enhance pumps, muscle growth, and strength. For such individuals, we suggest 4 X-Gels 30-45 minutes pre-workout on training days and 4 X-Gels consumed throughout the day on "off-days."
Why supplement with Arachidonic Acid?
The most obvious answer is because you want the best results to come out of your training, diet, and supplement regimen.
The benefits of Arachidonic Acid are stated above, and it is important to understand that the concentrations of Arachidonic Acid are so low in the food supply that if you want to get the most out of this key nutrient, supplementation is a must. Furthermore, consumption of Arachidonic Acid via diet often results in storage in adipose tissue (fat cells) rather than muscle tissue, the latter of which is the ultimate destination that will result in anabolic effects. Supplemental Arachidonic Acid, on the other hand, will go to skeletal muscle if dosed properly, where it can boost hypertrophy (muscle growth) and strength.
There is also a Catch 22 with exercise and Arachidonic Acid. Even though Arachidonic Acid can play such a beneficial role in helping athletes and bodybuilders achieve their desired results, it has been shown that exercise can actually lower the amount of Arachidonic Acid in skeletal muscle tissues. This makes supplementation even more important.
Some important notes:
X-Gels users may notice higher than normal levels of muscle soreness in the days following workout. This is due to Arachidonic Acid intensifying the body's normal response to weight training.
Due to the mechanism of action of Arachidonic Acid, you may need to increase your total daily protein and calorie intake (often by 500-1000 calories) in order to optimize conditions for significant muscle growth.
X-Gels Stacking info:
X-Gels is versatile and can be stacked with a variety of other sports nutrition supplements. You will find it most commonly stacked with natural testosterone enhancing supplements such as SNS ALCAR, Optimize-T™, DAA Caps or Powder, Agmatine Caps or Powder, or other select Serious Nutrition Solutions products.
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SNS (Serious Nutrition Solutions) X-Gels
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving: (% Daily Value)
Arachidonic Acid 250mg
(625mg of Arachidonic Acid Oil Blend at 40% Standardization Yielding 250mg of Arachidonic Acid)
Zinc (as Gluconate) 2mg (13%)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Soybean Oil, Water, Glycerin, Lecithin, Bees Wax.
Suggested Use: Take up to 4 soft gels per day with meals. For best results, on workout days take 4 soft gels 45 minutes before a workout. On non-workout days, take 4 soft gels per day. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
WARNINGS: This product is for healthy adults over 18 years of age. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing, or have a history of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, prostate enlargement, gastrointestinal surgery, or any inflammatory disease. Consult with your physician before use if you are taking any medication(s), or suffer from any health condition. Store in a cool, dry place away from children.