A scientific Q&A review with David Sandler, Director of Science & Education
Planet Muscle [PM]: David, you have an impressive resume of accomplishments and scientific community involvement in strength training and nutrition. What has you so excited about this new scientific breakthrough in muscle-building technology. And, what is it?
David Sandler [DS]: Thank you for the kind words. I've devoted myself to this industry for over 20 years and am proud of my involvement. Our newest contribution in nutritional sciences is a product called Bio-Gro—it is a true "game-changer" from iSatori, the company I work for, and is the first to introduce a new breed of designer supplementation called Bio-Active Peptides. Basically, you can think of Bio-Gro as "fertilizer for your muscles."
PM: Very interesting, please tell us more, how does it work?
DS: The technology in Bio-Gro is indeed very interesting and very different from anything our industry has ever seen before. We, at iSatori, have custom engineered and patented the first and most technically advanced, low molecular weight, micro-concentrated form of Bio-Active Peptides (BAP's) found only in Bio-Gro. These custom BAP's are designed to provide a supra-physiological effect that, once consumed, signal the body to amplify its natural protein synthesis process, helping you develop lean muscle and recover faster from intense workouts, much more so than on your own.
PM: Ok, we're loving this new idea, but can you explain what exactly are the Bio-Active Peptides inside Bio-Gro?
DS: Sure. Bio-Active Peptides (or BAP's) are an entirely new category of sports nutrition; something I feel is desperately needed by our industry. BAP's are engineered using a patented manufacturing method, whereby cleaved protein fragments are extracted from the highest grade bovine colostrums, which are then centrifugated and micro-concentrated to form a low molecular weight, highly bioavailable powder, yielding an exact concentration of bioactive:
- Proline-Rich Peptides (PRP's)
- Growth Factors (TGF beta-2, EGF, PDGF)
- Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA)
These are the essential BAP's needed to cause the body to send a stronger signal, from the muscle cell, to "call for" protein synthesis and then enable the muscle cell to accelerate, or amplify, its rate of protein synthesis, thereby helping us build new lean muscle, and recover faster, after intense weight-training workouts.
PM: We're even more impressed and intrigued now! So, who should use Bio-Gro?
DS: Honestly, Bio-Gro should be used by anyone—male and female—who is interested in developing or maintaining more lean body mass and enhancing recovery from exercise or sport. This would include bodybuilders, fitness, figure, or physique competitors; and athletes competing in sports, whether collegiate, professional, or recreational. Or, anyone who finds it difficult (or too costly) to consume higher amounts of protein in a day and would rather rely on a more concentrated form of the bioactives your body will use to amplify protein synthesis.
PM: How do we use Bio-Gro?
DS: Bio-Gro is pretty simple to use and should almost be thought of as "concentrated food." Bio-Gro is an unflavored powder. All you do is simply mix one scoop (1.5 grams), two times a day, in liquid such as a protein shake, pre-workout, or amino drink, etc., and thoroughly agitate or blend. Although clumping is likely if stirred in plain water, you can also mix Bio-Gro into your favorite soft foods like yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, etc. Bio-Gro can be taken with or without food. The great part is, from what we can tell preliminarily, the more Bio-Gro you use, the more profound its results.
PM: So, David, we have to ask the obvious question; are there any scientific studies to support Bio-Gro?
DS: Absolutely. That's one of our company's core values. To date, there are over 32 clinical studies, conducted from 1990-2011, which demonstrate the positive effects of the primary ingredient inside Bio-Gro, including improvements in lean body mass, performance, recovery, strength, and immune function, and more are currently underway. Equally important, these studies were done primarily on "well-trained" athletes, who showed marked improvements. You can check out the complete list of studies on isatori.com/biogro.
PM: Very cool. For our tested athletes out there, are there any banned substances in Bio-Gro?
DS: None whatsoever. Bio-Gro's primary ingredient is sourced locally (in the USA), produced in a GMP-certified facility, and every batch is tested and certified free of any banned substance. These tests are available upon request and performed by Informed Choice� and/or HFL Sport Science. Bio-Gro complies with all collegiate and athletic organizations' nutritional requirements.PM: If our readers have more questions, who can they contact; and where can they get their hands on some Bio-Gro?
DS: If you have any questions about Bio-Gro or your nutrition or training in general, please don't hesitate to contact one of our expert advisors directly at iSatori, by calling 1-866-688-7679 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As for finding Bio-Gro, it's going to be hard to find for awhile�it's being produced in very limited runs, because it's so complex to manufacture. Those lucky PM readers who act fast might get access to Bio-Gro if they visit one of our authorized online retailers like Nutraplanet.com, Supplementwarehouse.com, or Bodybuildingwarehouse.com.
I know we are out of time (and space), so I want to say thanks for having me today PM; and I look forward to our next interview, where I'll dive deeper into the science of Bio-Gro and review five things you likely didn't know about protein and the most efficient way to build muscle.
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