A scientific Q&A review with David Sandler, Director of Science & Education, Part 2
Planet Muscle [PM]: David, in our last issue, you broke the news about an exciting, new development in supplement technology, called Bio-Active Peptides, for building muscle. We got flooded with more questions than we could answer, so let's dig in deeper today to answer those pressing questions. Can you first refresh our memory about it?
David Sandler [DS]: Thank you. And you bet. I'd be happy to share more about our newest contribution in nutritional sciences—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, or BAP's for short.
These custom BAP's, found only in Bio-Gro, 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, and no matter how much protein you consume. Basically, you can think of Bio-Gro as "fertilizer for your muscles."
PM: "Fertilizer for your muscles," I like that. And as evidenced by the emails Mr. Everson received, after our last discussion, our readers are loving this new idea, but can you explain why someone would want to use the Bio-Active Peptides inside Bio-Gro?
DS: Absolutely. Actually, there are five primary reasons anyone should want to use Bio-Gro:
1. Bio-Gro is more concentrated. A more concentrated form of Bio-Active Peptides means less out-of-pocket expense for you, compared to regular protein powders. This is a big deal, if you think about. That's because one small scoop (1.5 grams) of Bio-Gro contains the equivalent bio-actives as 25 grams of whey protein concentrate. That makes Bio-Gro nearly half the cost, on a serving-per-serving basis, of regular whey protein powders.
2. Bio-Gro is more convenient. Unlike bulky tablets and flavored powders, Bio-Gro is an unflavored powder in its raw form that is virtually tasteless. Though [laughing] it doesn't mix well in plain water, it does mix easily into almost everything else—from your protein shake to pre-workout to amino drink, and even in soft foods like yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, and more.
3. Bio-Gro has more scientific research. There are over 32 published clinical studies that back up the demonstrated benefits of the primary ingredient used to develop Bio-Gro. And more importantly, these studies were conducted mostly on well-trained athletes, participants who traditionally show less positive effects compared to untrained individuals. And, we have more studies underway, right now, on the use of Bio-Gro in athletes and experienced weight trainers.
4. Bio-Gro has more expert opinions. There hasn't been a supplement we can think of, to date, that has had more PhD-sports nutrition experts who independently support and validate the science and effects supporting the primary ingredient in Bio-Gro. Including such highly reputable names as Chris Lockwood, PhD; Jeffrey Stout, PhD; Jay Hoffman, PhD; and even myself, the supplement skeptic extraordinaire, David Sandler.
5. Bio-Gro is developed using only the highest quality ingredient and is banned-substance tested. Because iSatori controls the domestic source of the ingredient in Bio-Gro and has engineered the first microconcentrated, low molecular weight Bio-Active Peptides found in Bio-Gro, you can trust and count on every batch being of the highest quality and consistency. And what's more, each batch is tested and certified free of any banned substances (via Informed Choice™), and is GRAS certified, HALAL, Kosher, and produced in a certified GMP (good manufacturing practice) facility right here in the USA.
PM: Very cool. This answered pretty much all of the questions we were getting. What can someone expect from using Bio-Gro, as far as benefits?
DS: I thought you'd never ask [laughing]. Bio-Gro was designed to augment an important physiological function to a greater capacity than it can on its own—no matter how much protein or aminos you consume. Remember, our bodies can use only about 10 grams of protein per hour. That's based on science. But, with Bio-Gro, you can actually "use" more, or all, of the protein you consume by assisting your body to signal and accelerate the rate at which it processes the building and re-building of muscle tissue, called protein synthesis. By doing so, over time with continued use of Bio-Gro, you can develop lean body mass at a faster rate, more efficiently. Additionally, and equally important, right away, you should notice a reduction in recovery time after bouts of intense exercise or weight training, and within a week or two, you will undoubtedly notice an increase in your strength, as long as you are training hard and heavy. Therefore, Bio-Gro should be used daily and consistently over time, just as you would food or other sources of protein. And better yet, so far as the anecdotal reports suggest, the more you use, the better and more profound its effects.
PM: Bio-Gro certainly does sound like a true "game-changer" for our industry, and we are excited to hear more about it from you. 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 email@example.com. 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 Supplementwarehouse.com, Bodybuildingwarehouse.com, or Nutraplanet.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 and final interview, when I'll talk about the experienced users' feedback after using Bio-Gro and review some scientific findings you likely didn't know about protein and the most efficient way to build muscle.
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