Epicatechin is a bioactive flavanol found in trace amounts in green tea and cocoa. Research with epicatechin indicates that it increases levels of follistatin, a unique type of protein found in the muscle cells which binds to and inhibits the actions of myostatin in the body. Epicatechin increases follistatin and more follistatin equals less myostatin, which in turn means more muscle.
Animals lacking myostatin, either due to a defective gene or because they’ve been treated with compounds that inhibit production, show huge increases in muscularity. The limits of muscle growth are removed by the inhibition of myostatin.
Whether you’re looking to build muscle, burn fat or increase athletic performance, epicatechin is a worthwhile addition to your supplement arsenal, and because it’s non-hormonal, epicatechin can be used by both men and women with no side effects.
The Bottom Line
Myostatin is the main genetic component that regulates muscle growth potential. Epicatechin is a bioactive flavanol that increases follistatin. More follistatin equals less myostatin, and less myostatin means more muscle.
Epicatechin will make any other muscle building ingredients you stack with it more effective. You can stack epicatechin with natural muscle building ingredients like arachidonic acid and laxogenin.
Each capsule of Enhanced Labs EPIMUSCLE contains 250mg of pure Epicatechin.