According to Maximum Human Performance, the A-Bomb formulation is the most exciting development in the science of muscle growth and the company backs up its statement with a lot of technical spiel that may not mean much to the average potential customer, but sounds pretty good.
- First ever multi-pathway gene activator
- Exclusive pharmaceutical “continuous infusion” delivery
- Triggers genetic muscle-building machinery from multiple pathways and synergistic actions
- Unique ability to mediate the release of insulin
- Maximum gene activation at the DNA level
- Uses a clinically-proven DNA remodeling compound
All of that from a few amino acids!
But what’s really going on?
MHP A-Bomb in More Simple Terms
Brush aside the hype and A-Bomb is just a BCAA & Amino Acid Complex. That’s a pretty simple product, although it is true to say that different amino acids perform different functions within the body, some of which are very complex, but is there any need to write a manual on it?
One of the most interesting things about the formulation is its continuous 12-hour delivery system that should, in theory, ensure around the clock benefits.
The main claimed benefits are:
- Increases protein synthesis and forces muscle growth
- Super hydrates muscle tissue to maximize muscle cell volume and strength.
- Protects against exercise-induced muscle wastage
- Purges the body of toxic ammonia and allows improved recovery
Four tablets provide:
- Vitamin A (1665 IU)
- Multi-Pathway Anabolic Gene Activators with Insulinotropic and Intracellular Osmolarity Optimizers (4504mg): L-Leucine-ketoisocaproic acid L-IsoLeucine-ketoisocaproic acid L-Valine-ketoisocaproic acid HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-MethylButyrate) AKG (Alpha-Ketoglutarate) GKG (Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate) L-Alanine N-(Aminoiminomethyl)-N-methyl-glycine L-Phenylalanine
- DNA Remodeling Agents (75mg): RNA (Ribonucleic acid) Uncaria tomentosa Beta,Beta,-Carotene (9CI)
It seems likely that such an intense mix of amino acids, being delivered constantly throughout the day (thanks to the special release system), would ensure the muscles remain in an environment that is constantly conducive to the anabolic process. It is also just as likely that the chances of catabolic muscle tissue loss will be minimized.
Vitamin A should help boost the immune system and aid the body’s healing processes and all the amino acids will have a role to play in protein synthesis.
Glutamine is known to be important for ensuring adequate hydration of the muscle cells. In fact, as long as the muscle cells contain an adequate supply of glutamine, hydration will be maintained, the anabolic process will be sustained, and catabolic breakdown of the muscle tissues will be prevented. But with so many amino acids included, in unknown quantities, customer feedback will probably provide the best insight into product potential.
A few customers are less than bowled over by the product, but many of the reviews are good.
A typical negative response to the product reads:
“Total waste of time and very overpriced for a BCAA & Amino Acid Complex. Many similar product cost half the price and work twice as well. Might as well flush your money down the toilet.”
But a few average reviews read:
“It works. I’ve had some decent muscle gains so I’m willing to buy a second bottle.”
“Well worth the money. No other product I’ve tried so far has given me such powerful pumps and my vascularity has improved by heaps.”
“Fantastic for muscle building and recovery. It keeps the tissues hydrated and helps the muscles look firm and full. “
How to use A-Bomb
Four tablets should be taken each morning. A further four tablets are required in the evening and, bearing in mind the 12-hour delivery system, it seems obvious that a gap of 12 hours between doses should help secure maximum benefits.
Side effects are unlikely, but women who are pregnant or nursing child should always seek the advice of a medical professional before commencing any form of supplementation. Individuals who are taking medication or have any health issues or concerns are also advised to discuss the matter with a doctor prior to taking A-Bomb.
A money back guarantee is offered, but it is only good for products that have been purchased from the MHP online store and its duration is not specified.
A-Bomb Pros & Cons at a Glance
|The Pros||The Cons|
|Long release system (all day)||Unnecessary technical hype|
|Some good feedback||Equally bad feedback|
|Side effects unlikely||Huge results unlikely|
|Guarantee in place||Lack of inclusion rates|
|Expensive for what it does|
A bottle of 224 tablets costs $79.99 when purchased from the MHP online store, but the company only ships to addresses located in the USA. A-Bomb is also available from a number of other online sources though, including A1 Supplements and Vitacost.com, and the prices can be significantly cheaper.
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