According to Max Muscle, MaxxTOR is a “technologically advanced muscle amplifier” that can provide several desirable benefits:
- Increased muscle protein synthesis
- Increased muscle size
- Increased muscle strength and power
- Decreased body fat
- Enhanced recovery
Max Muscle states Maxx TOR has been designed for serious bodybuilders/athletes and those who are seeking the most innovative products that contain Mediator Phosphatidic Acid (PA), but use marketing material that the majority of their intended user group will struggle to understand.
Each (5 capsule) serving provides:
- Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU)
- Proprietary MaxxTOR Blend (3.3g): Mediator Phosphatidic Acid (750mg), L-Leucine, Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate (HMB)
Vitamin D3 – Also known as cholecalciferol, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be obtained from certain foods and can also be created within the body whenever the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays. It is necessary for healthy bones and may aid the immune system, but is unlikely to offer any direct bodybuilding benefits.
Mediator Phosphatidic Acid – A trademark-protected form of phosphatidic acid. According to Max Muscle it is a “powerful molecular activator of the mammalian target of rapamysin (mTOR) signaling pathway, but a claim like that will mean nothing to most bodybuilders, unless they also happen to be biological engineers.
The rest of the MaxxTOR sales pitch is equally technical. So technical, in fact, that it could be argued Max Muscle are trying to blind the consumer with science, but they do mention a study that appear to support Mediator Phosphatidic Acid’s prowess as a muscle growth enhancer.
The study was conducted by a research team at the University of Tampa (Florida, USA) headed by Dr. Jacob Wilson. Max Muscle fails to provide a link to the study, but it is available online and the introduction points out that, although phosphatidic acid (PA) is a lipid messenger that is necessary to stimulate mTOR signaling, the way PA achieves this is not understood.
Like the MaxxTOR marketing material, the details of the study are so technical they will be beyond the grasp of the average reader, so for the purpose of this review we will concentrate on the results obtained.
- Gained 5.3lbs. of lean muscle mass
- Lost 2.9lbs. of fat mass
- Showed a 68% gain in their large quadriceps muscles
L-Leucine – Research reveals the amino acid L-Leucine is essential for ensuring adequate post-workout protein levels and can exert more influence (10 times) on protein synthesis than other amino acids.
Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate (HMB) – A metabolite of the amino acid Leucine. Some studies suggest supplementation with HMB can increase muscle mass and protect against the breakdown of muscle tissue. The Journal of Applied Physiology published the results of one study, conducted at Iowa State University (USA). After the study was completed the researchers concluded supplementation with HMB (1.5g or 3g per day) can partly prevent exercise-induced muscle damage and provide larger gains in muscle function.
MaxxTOR is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers or people who have existing health issues or are taking medications. Any potential user who has any concerns over product suitability should consult their doctor prior to commencing supplementation.
No customer feedback could be found at the time of this review.
How to use MaxxTOR
Five capsules are required one hour before training is commenced and Max Muscle point out MaxxTOR is suitable for stacking with some of their other products.
MaxxTOR Pros & Cons at a Glance
|The Pros||The Cons|
|Contains promising ingredients||Proprietary blend|
|Clinical study backup||Marketing seems hyped and confusing|
|Not much feedback|
Pricing & Guarantee
MaxxTOR has price tag of just under $80 for a single bottle of pills. At just one serving per day, each bottle would run dry in just three weeks, so MaxxTOR is rather an expensive option and Max Muscle fails to provide customers with a money back guarantee.
The Max Muscle website has store-locating tool that may be useful for customers based in the US, but potential buyers who live elsewhere in the world will probably have to buy via the Max Muscle online store so shipping charges will apply.
The range of muscle-building products took us by surprise when we tested them recently. The ‘legal steroid’ market has been growing for a while now and this company has slowly crept to somewhere near the top of the list in many customers’ eyes.
We took a look for ourselves and you can find the review by following the link provided below.