SILK AMINO ACIDS
-BLOX contains amino acids that are, as the name implies, derived from the protein in silk. The protein is hydrolyzed to produce polypeptides (short protein chains) comprised mainly of the amino acids alanine, glycine, serine, valine, and threonine. While each of these amino acids provides specific benefits in the body individually, research shows that combining them in this unique form delivers a plethora of benefits. Here are just a few of them.
INCREASED MUSCLE ENDURANCE
-Korean scientists reported that lab animals fed silk amino acid supplements for six weeks more than doubled exercise endurance. Having better endurance means that you can go harder and longer during your cardio workouts. Upped endurance can also boost your weight workouts, mainly by helping you complete more reps with a given weight. This can result in greater muscle growth and strength gains as well as enhanced fat loss.
INCREASED MUSCLE GROWTH
-Six weeks of supplementing with silk amino acids increased muscle mass by 15% as compared to a control group. The increased muscle mass was concomitant with increased fat loss. In other words, silk amino acids may help to simultaneously add muscle and cut body fat.
HIGHER TESTOSTERONE LEVELS
-Research has shown that supplementing with silk amino acids can boost testosterone levels by more than double during exercise. Having higher testosterone levels during workouts can increase muscle strength and muscle growth.
LOWER CORTISOL LEVELS
-While silk amino acids increase testosterone levels during exercise, they simultaneously decrease cortisol levels to almost half. Since cortisol interferes with testosterone’s anabolic actions, lower cortisol further facilitates the muscle strength and growth-promoting properties of testosterone.