4 Keys to Muscle Growth

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4. Dried Fertile Egg Yolk Isolate


In 2006 research revealed that a natural substance known to inhibit myostatin is found in significant levels in standard store-bought fertilized chicken eggs.(15) In essence, it was proven that the power of natural myostatin inhibition was right there in our food supply. Fertile eggs are eaten regularly and sold in organic markets across America. Since these are basically the eggs that chickens grow from, they are 100% natural and believed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be no better or worse for you than standard store-bought eggs (nonfertile). But what truly separates regular eggs from fertile eggs are about 20,000 cells barely visible to the naked eye. A “follistatin” protein, along with a number of other naturally occurring biologically active co-factors, resides in these cells found along the yolk membrane. These factors are released in steps from the membrane into the yolk to promote early embryonic development and rapid growth. From a processing standpoint, the challenge was to preserve biological activity, magnify the concentration, and stabilize the effect. Intense research continued, and finally a complex process of “high-grade handling” produced the first product of its kind.  Only MHP's MYO-X (powered by MyoT12) is clinically proven to lower myostatin levels.  Subsequent research further confirmed that the active ingredients in this fecunded (dried) isolate of fertile egg yolk were not only absorbed and active in humans but also resulted in average serum myostatin temporarily dropping by an average of 46% in study subjects over approximately 12 hours.(16,17)

In conclusion, it should be clear that one can most certainly influence myostatin levels naturally. But
 the real excitement comes when realizing it’s not just about massive muscle building. Inhibiting myostatin may be the key to speeding up recovery from serious injury or wasting illness. It also may be the key to a truly legitimate and safe way to stave off the aging process. Stay closely attuned to all this, as the future will reveal so much more.

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