The Science of Natural Muscle Growth
Even committed gym junkies lose 3% to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after turning 30. This adds up to an estimated 30% of muscle loss over a lifetime.44
This is a problem. And not just because you lose your sleeve-filling biceps and the ability to hoist heavy objects off the ground. But also because muscle loss with age shortens life expectancy.
A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that “low muscle (mass and strength) was independently associated with elevated risk of all-cause mortality” among participants 50 years or older.46
Loss of muscle is one of the primary drivers of the aging process itself. Less muscle means lower strength levels, lower energy, and impaired recovery from exercise. It also leads to more frequent injuries and reduced physical function.
In short, we should be doing everything we can from a nutritional standpoint to maximize muscle building, maintenance, and cellular health.
The conventional view was that the primary driver of muscle loss with age is a reduction in muscle proteins built from amino acids. These amino acids come from protein that we eat and are also formed when we exercise.
But this is only part of the story.
More recent studies prove that your ability to build and maintain muscle is largely dependent on the rate of muscle protein breakdown and muscle protein turnover.45
By focusing only on protein synthesis, you are missing out on two-thirds of your muscle-building potential.
This is where Protein Clinic shines.
It pulls all three levers in this muscle-building equation, giving you an unfair advantage in the quest for muscle mass and strength.
Hacking the Muscle Building Equation
Though muscle cell metabolism is complex, the equation for muscle building is not. It boils down to this:
Protein Synthesis (MPS) – Protein Breakdown (MPB) = Muscle Gain (or Loss)
If synthesis outpaces breakdown, muscles grow larger (muscle hypertrophy).
If breakdown outpaces synthesis, muscles atrophy occurs.
While there are dozens of factors at play, there are three main variables in this equation.
This is precisely what Protein Clinic was designed to optimize.
Several peer-reviewed studies show that the patented ingredients in Protein Clinic:
- Boost muscle protein synthesis1-14
- Decrease muscle protein breakdown15-21
- Optimize muscle protein turnover—the replacement of damaged cells for remodeling and rebuilding22-26
When you maximize the natural muscle building potential of each of these three levers, you get a synergistic response that allows for rapid muscle recovery, repair, and growth.
Instead of hitting plateaus, or worse—losing muscle over time—you can slowly and consistently build new muscle.
As the weeks and months add up, this can result in significant increases in muscle size, strength, and overall health.