MASSACR3 the muscle builder?
The term Muscle Builder gets thrown around a lot in the supplement industry. Olympus Labs MASSACR3 is one of the few supplements that actually lives up to that claim of building muscle. Utilizing novel ingredients in a very unique formula, MASSACR3 brings well thought out approach to being product most will want to make a staple in their stack.
PhytoFUSE – Laxogenin (5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin with Soy Phosphatidylcholine Standardized to 90% 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin)
Laxogenin is a naturally occurring plant based steroidal sapogenin found in Smilax Sieboldii. It increases protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, while simultaneously decreasing protein breakdown and inhibiting the stress hormone, cortisol. PhytoFUSE branded Laxogenin has an increase bio-availabilty thats to being paired with the Phosphatidylcholine, therefore more can be utilised easier by the body.
Dose p/serve: 300mg of PhytoFUSE (standardized to yield 270mg of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin)
Recommended dosage: 1 – 2 mg of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin per kg of bodyweight
Vaso6 (Green Tea Extract (leaf))
Vaso6 is a Green Tea extract standardized for only the most effective blood flow enhancing fractions specifically to promote vasodilation therefore resulting in much greater production of Nitric Oxide, as well as increased nutrient and antioxidant delivery. Increased muscle pumps, recovery and performance have also been documented.
Dose p/serve: 300mg of Vaso6
Recommended dosage: 150 – 300 mg of Vaso6
UroBolin [Punica Granatum (extracted for 99% Urolithin B)]
UroBolin is a standardized extract yielding Urolithin B which is one of four metabolites available from ellagic acid. Research has shown Urolithin B to increase the growth of myotubes (building blocks of muscle fibers) through increased protein synthesis. Urolithin B also showed anti-atrophy (anti-muscle breakdown) benefits which makes it beneficial to those, not only, looking to build but also maintain as much muscle mass as possible
Dose p/serve: 150mg of UroBolin (standardized to yield 148.5mg of Urolithin B)
Recommended dosage: The suggested dose for full effects is still unclear
A simple but very interesting formula has been put together by the team over at Olympus Labs. As always they are pushing the boundaries and finding only the newest and most exciting ingredients emerging in the industry with, sometimes unbelievable, research to back them up. On a whole, the formula is very impressive. Especially when you look at the dose of all the ingredients, in particular the Laxogenin, that you get from a single serve.
Let’s quickly go over the 3 ingredients again; you have Laxogenin for increased Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS), Vaso6 for increased vasodilation and therefore increased nutrient delivery & then Urolithin B for increased MPS and anti-atrophy benefits. We have 3 main functions that MASSACR3 is trying to increase; MPS, Vasodilation & Anti-Atrophy effects.
Everything in this product is designed to provide some kind of increased Muscle Growth/ Recovery benefit or it is designed to ensure any muscle is not lost, whether that be from inability to train or through extreme dieting.
Taste & Consumability:
This is the best part, because trust us, to flavour these 3 extracts would be a challenge. Olympus Labs MASSACR3 is a capsule product. Simply take 2 capsules as a single serve and that is that. Ideally taken pre-workout on training days and anytime in the day on non-training days.
Initially, and even from the first use, you will notice the effects of MASSACR3. Increased vasodilation from the Vaso6 will result in some of the best muscle pumps and also increased vascularity you would have experienced.
Continual and consistent use of Olympus Labs MASSACR3 will enable the full benefits of Laxogenin and Urolithin B to come into play. Increased muscular strength during training sessions was the first effect to be noticed beyond the immediate vasodilation effects. After approximately 2 weeks of use, strength was going up and the numbers were there to back it up.
But the best is yet to come. Going along with this new ability to lift heavier objects came improved recovery from those training sessions. Safe the say, the increased MPS from MASSACR3 was really assisting with the recovery of each session and therefore ensuring the next session would have some heavy weights been moved. Going into the gym, lifting heavier, getting ridiculous muscle pumps, then recovering better from those more intense gym sessions and repeat the very next day.
When it comes to stacking MASSACR3 you only need to be considerate about 2 of the ingredients. Due to the exceptional dose of Laxogenin, there is no need to supplement with any other supplements that contain Laxogenin, there is more than enough in a single serve of MASSACR3.
As for Vaso6 there is nothing to worry about when it comes to stacking with another product that contains more Vaso6. Research has looked into dosages of up to 1,200mg of Vaso6 per day with no side effects recorded, thats the equivalent of 8 caps of MASSACR3.
Urolithin B is another ingredient that would need to be considered when stacking products together. While there hasnt been recommended or upper limit dosages disclosed for UroBolin/ Urolithin B, we do recommend you follow the suggested dosing from Olympus Labs of not exceeding a single serve in a 24 hour period.
Long Term Use:
As mentioned above, the full effects of MASSACR3 will be shown from consistent use over a period of time. As this is a non-hormonal supplement, it is not required to cycle off from using it. There is no evidence out there to show any benefits to cycling use of any of the ingredients in MASSACR3, therefore this can become and stay as a staple in your supplement stack year round.
For anyone that likes to cycle supplements regardless of there being any benefits or not, we would suggest 8 – 12 weeks ON and 4 weeks OFF from using MASSACR3 but it’s not required.
What’s The Verdict:
We started by recognising that the term Muscle Builder gets thrown around too much in the supplement industry. However MASSACR3 from the team at Olympus Labs is one of the few true-to-name muscle building supplements on the market. Increased muscle protein synthesis & increased vasodilation resulting in increased strength, improved endurance, ridiculous muscle pumps, improved recovery and all of this tied together with reduced muscle breakdown this truly is a muscle building supplement.