Redcon1 11 Bravo 101: is the most advanced and clinically proven ingredient in muscle recovery. Phosphatidic Acid is an amazing ingredient that tells the body to use more protein for muscle gains. It is proven to help give you strength and minimize recovery time. Is this the holy grail of supplements?
The science supporting Phosphatidic Acid relates to signaling by the mechanism known as the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), which scientists believe is necessary for mechanical load-induced growth of skeletal muscle (muscular hypertrophy) and consequent strength gain. Many published studies indicate that the lipid messenger PA plays a critical role in this mechanical activation of mTOR signaling, and thus mTOR is currently a hot button of research. To date, we have conducted a vast amount of research validating Mediator® Phosphatidic Acid (PA) as safe and efficacious. In addition, PA is naturally found in small amounts in foods, and it is a legal dietary supplement ingredient and is not a banned substance.
The first study showed that subjects ingesting PA demonstrated a 12.7% increase in squat strength and a 2.6% increase in lean body mass (LBM), while subjects consuming the placebo showed a 9.3% improvement in squat strength and a 0.1% change in LBM. The second study found that subjects consuming Mediator® PA saw double the muscle mass gain, increased strength, and double the fat mass loss compared to the individuals consuming the placebo.