Somatodrol is a dietary supplement in capsules, supporting the growth of fat-free muscle mass and reducing fatty tissue.
The preparation consists of three complexes, which mutually support each other.
Compounded complexes intensify anabolic processes, support the raising of the most anabolic hormone - testosterone and increase fat burning, thanks to which muscles become more visible.
Composition in portion 2 capsules:.
GRTH FACTOR - 700mg GRTH FACTOR - 700mgg
AAKG (Alfa-ketoglutararate arginah): 300mg
TST FACTOR - 206.6mg
DAA (D-asparagic acid): 200 mg
FAT REDUCTION MATRIX - 172.6mg.
Cayenne pepper 4:1 (capsaicin 0,2mg): 90mg
Guarana (22% caffeine): 46mg
Anhydrous caffeine: 30 mg
Vitamin B6:0.6 mg
The product contains three complexes whose components act differently. So let us analyse each one of them in turn, and let us check what science tells us about them.
I. GRTH FACTOR
The first complex described in the composition is GRTH FACTOR. As the name suggests, the compounds used in it affect the muscle mass development and intensification of anabolic processes. Is this actually the case? Let us check it.
BETA - ALANINA
Beta-alanine is an amino acid commonly used by many athletes of most sports disciplines. Its action has been confirmed by many scientific studies, which have proven that muscle strength has increased. The results are unequivocal - beta-alanine is an excellent training aid. Why? Thanks to it, the carnosine level in the muscles increases, which makes it possible to neutralize the lactic acid produced during the exercise.
As a result, you feel fatigue more slowly and your performance increases during training. But does beta-alanine also affect anabolic processes?
The answer to this question can be given by experience, the aim of which was to check how the supplementation of this compound affects the composition of the body.
The examination was carried out on wrestlers, among which one of the groups consumed 400 mg of beta-alanine per day (this is precisely the amount contained in one portion of Somatodrol). After 8 weeks, fatty tissue decreased by 0.9% with a simultaneous increase in fat-free muscle mass of 0.5kg.
The results indicate that beta-alanine contributes to anabolism and therefore to increased muscle synthesis.
AAKG (Alfa-ketoglutararate arginine)
Arginine Alpha-ketoglutarate is a powerful nitric oxide booster, which expands blood vessels and is felt to be a characteristic "muscle pump". The nutrients are supplied to the muscles to a greater extent, which allows you to exercise even longer and more effectively.
Popular AAKG is a gelatinic acid derivative combined with arginine. In this form it is not accidental - alfacetoglutaran increases arginine bioavailability due to inhibition of its decay. This makes its action even stronger than that of pure amino acid.
Why is the connection with the addition of arginine part of the second Somatodrol complex? Let us take a closer look at the action of this amino acid.
In one of the experiments, it was examined how arginine supplementation affects selected parameters of male body composition. Tested for 8 weeks, they trained under load and consumed a preparation containing the amino acid in question. After the end of the time period for the study, an increase of 1.69 kg in fat free muscle mass was observed, with a decrease of 0.79% in fat content (0.25 kg).
Arginine has also been shown to increase the synthesis of growth hormone (GH), probably due to inhibition of secretion of somatostatin (hormone, which blocks the production of GH). This results in intensification of anabolic processes, greater use of amino acids for synthesis and reduction of protein breakdown.
II. TST FACTOR
The second complex contained in Somatodrol is the compounds influencing the raising of the testosterone level. Thanks to them, it is possible to naturally increase the concentration of hormone without the use of prohibited doping sports. The importance of testosterone does not need to be persuaded - it strengthens the building of muscle mass, increases strength and libido, improves well-being and has a beneficial effect on the effectiveness of your exercises.
But do the compounds in the complex actually raise the level of testosterone? Let's check what information the research presents.
AWAS D - ASPARAGINA (DAA)
It is an amino acid formed as a result of the transformation of L-asparagic acid, which naturally occurs in food. In fact, however, you would have to consume a few kilos of meat in order to feel its effect at least to a minimum degree. That's why you can find its pure form in many supplements.
D-asparagic acid has been recognised for many years as a natural stimulant of testosterone secretion, which is a great alternative to prohibited substances and methods in sport.
To see to what extent the DAA raises the level of this hormone, an experiment was performed in which 23 participants used a D-asparagic acid preparation. The results were unequivocal. After 6 days, serum testosterone concentration increased by 15.5% (0.7ng/ml) and after 12 days by 42.2% (1.9ng/ml). After a period of 3 days after completion of the supplementation, the testosterone value slightly decreased to 28.9% (1.3ng/ml) higher than the one observed at the start of the study.
This element is the second component contained in the TST FACTOR complex. It is often underestimated, and it is a shame. It accelerates wound healing, supports immunity, cares for skin, hair and nails, participates in fat, protein and carbohydrate transformations, increases intellectual fitness. These are just a few of its advantages.
For many years now, it has also been mentioned how important it is to maintain a correct testosterone concentration. This will be best illustrated by the following study.
The experience was divided into 40 men aged between 20 and 80 years, all of them consisting of two parts. In the first group, changes in testosterone changes were tested as a result of decrease in the amount of zinc supplied (in a younger group), while in the second group, it was determined what influence on the concentration of the examined hormone will be exerted by supplementation of the discussed element (in the older group with a slight lack of zinc). The results were surprising.
In the first part of the experiment, testosterone concentrations decreased more and more over time. Its level decreased from the baseline of 39.9nmol/l to 23.5nmol/l after 8 weeks and 10.6nmol/l after 20 weeks. This means that at the end of the test the serum hormone content decreased by as much as 73.4%!
In the second stage, the zinc supplementation after 3 months resulted in an increase of testosterone concentration to 14.2 nmol/l and 16nmol/l values after 6 months (at the time of the test: 8.3nmol/l).
III. FAT REDUCTION MATRIX
The last complex contained in Somatodrol is intended to intensify the processes leading to fat burning. The combination of these compounds is supposed to guarantee rapid fat loss, thanks to which the muscles will become more visible and nicer scratched. Let's take a closer look at the ingredients of FAT REDUCTION MATRIX.
It is obtained from hot pepper (cayenne), which is dried and later they had. One of its natural ingredients is capsaicin, which is responsible for the characteristic sharp taste of paprika.
In addition to its wide range of applications, cayenne pepper also contributes to weight loss. It intensifies metabolism and increases thermogenesis, resulting in increased heat generation. The body, trying to compensate for the losses, starts to burn its own reserves coming mainly from fatty tissue.
Some also indicate that the use of cayenne pepper reduces appetite for high-calorie snacks.
It is one of the plants that can produce caffeine in significant quantities. Due to its synthesis guarana has a stimulating effect, reduces fatigue and improves concentration.
Guarana also has a weight loss effect, although it has not been fully investigated how carefully. Most probably, just like cayenne pepper, it causes an increase in body temperature, which is associated with a higher energy expenditure. The result is reduced hunger and increased burning of fat reserves.
NIACIN (vitamin B3)
Vitamin B3's effect on fat burning has not been fully explained. It probably makes it easier to release energy from fat, which makes it more likely to burn the body. This allows you to maintain metabolic changes, proper digestive processes and muscle tension.
WITAMINA B6 (pyridoxine)
As in the case of niacin, the mechanisms leading to fat loss have not yet been precisely defined. This is probably due to its contribution to carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Accelerated metabolism results in lower fat deposition and increased energy generation. Some also indicate that vitamin B6 may stimulate the secretion of thyroid hormones, which additionally boost metabolism.
WITAMIN B12 (Cyanocobalamine)
Vitamin B12 accelerates metabolism and leads to burning fatty tissue in several possible ways. One of them is to facilitate the use of fat for energy purposes. But this is not the only way that cyano-cabalamine is likely to work. Vitamin B12 (similarly to folic acid) is involved in the production of red cells (erythrocytes), which are responsible primarily for oxygen transport. Reducing their content will reduce the rate of metabolic and energy transformations and complicate the processes that take place with the use of oxygen (including fat burning).