Epicatechin is a natural flavanol that can be found in green tea and dark chocolate, boasting health benefits as well as performance benefits.
Epicatechin aids muscle growth by inhibiting myostatin. Myostatin is a myokine protein that regulates muscle growth throughout all stages of your life, and its purpose is to stop your muscles from growing out of control; So people with very low natural myostatin tend to be more muscular. Some animals have even been born with a defective Myostatin gene, try looking up “Wendy the bully whippet” and see what we’re talking about.
Epicatechin does not directly block Myostatin, instead it stimulates follistatin which is another protein. Follistatin then blocks myostatin, leading to greater muscle growth and strength.
We have also included BioPerine® a patented version of black pepper extract which helps the bioavailability of the epicatechin.
As a food supplement, take one (1), to two (2) capsules daily.