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Despite what’s shown by Hollywood and all the rippled men on workout tapes, building muscle takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication to the gym. Even after several hours of intense exercise a week, some people still struggle to build muscle. This can be the result of a couple of different things—improper exercises, low caloric intake, or just plain genetics. But there might be one other thing they are overlooking—myostatin.
Unless you are well-versed in biology or have spent some time researching the chemistry of bodybuilding, odds are you have never heard of myostatin. It’s not exactly a topic of everyday conversation, even among regular gym enthusiasts. But if your body is generating too much myostatin, you will struggle to develop muscle mass. This is because myostatin is essentially the body’s muscular self-destruct enzyme.
When our muscles begin to grow too large for our bodies, our cells release this chemical signal to stop the growth. Therefore, if you are trying to build muscle mass, but your cells are producing myostatin, you are fighting against your own body. Fortunately, there is a way around this. By adding a few peptides to your list of supplements, you can override myostatin and boost your body’s muscular growth. Two peptides, in particular, have been shown to reduce myostatin levels—Follistatin 344 and 315.
If you are getting into bodybuilding, you surely know about proteins. Proteins are one of the main building blocks of our muscles. You may not know about peptides, though. Peptides are small chains of amino acids—the same building blocks of proteins. But peptides are a little different from proteins. While it’s true that some peptides are built into protein, they are also used to build hormones and many other organic compounds within our bodies.
Follistatin 344 and 315 act as chemical signals that inhibit, or block, muscular cells from developing myostatin. But Follistatin also has a secondary effect on the pituitary gland in that it prevents the production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). High FSH levels indicate that the testicles are not properly functioning, which can, in turn, lower muscular development. While we generally think of the testicles as only producing sex cells, they are also a crucial factor in producing testosterone—the hormone responsible for developing traditionally male features.
If messing around with hormones sounds like a heavy investment just for improved muscle mass, don’t worry. Because Follistatin is a peptide, rather than a hormone, it doesn’t create any of the heavy hormonal side effects that taking raw testosterone would. Instead, Follistatin inhibits cells from releasing hormones and enzymes.
Anyone interested in bodybuilding is probably wondering how they can find and take Follistatin. Though pure human grade Follistatin is extremely expensive, it is available through diluted powder mixes and other workout supplements. For anyone who wants a more medical approach, it’s also possible to find myostatin in injectable liquid forms. The standard dose is only 0.1 mg a day, so you will need to dilute it with an injectable safe solution.
We recommend talking to a doctor before starting any new therapy. They can help with safety and guarantee that you are following proper protocols. A doctor can also discuss any potential side effects. While you shouldn’t experience anything too severe, if intense side effects are persistent, contact your doctor immediately. Boosting your musculature is not worth having a severe allergic or metabolic reaction. But, if you’re looking to increase how quickly your body grows, Follistatin 344 and 315 can be a great help.