Frequently Asked Questions
How to use MAXON PURE STRENGTH?
As a dietary supplement, adults take four Rapid Release Caplets approximately 30 – 45 minutes before your workout. On non-training days, take four Rapid Release Caplets during the day on an empty stomach. Read the entire label before use and follow the provided directions.
How is MAXON PURE STRENGTH different than other formulas?
iSatori researchers reviewed the scientific literature and worked with top researchers to engineer the most potent strength-building supplement using clinically studied ingredients and not generic copycats so you can be assured that you're getting or receiving whole clinical dosages and maximum purity and potency. Every ingredient was selected to maximize your exercise capacity and performance, leading to some of the most powerful strength gains we've ever seen! ∆†
What are each of the ingredients, and what does the science say about them?
Here is what the scientific evidence says for each of the ingredients in MAXON PURE STRENGTH: 150 mg of elevATP®
- Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) exists naturally in the body and is well known as the body’s primary energy source for the contraction of muscle.
- Elevating ATP levels in the body has the potential to enhance athletic performance by increasing strength and force, while increasing blood flow and reducing fatigue
- elevATP® significantly increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels within 60 minutes, which could lead to greater gains in strength and power∆†
- MAXON Pure Strength includes the full 150 mg dosage of elevATP® as used in the clinical study
- Emerging research (publication forthcoming) shows significant total body strength increases when study subjects used the same amount of elevATP as found in MAXON PURE STRENGTH∆†
500 mg of PhysiCor™
- PhysiCor is a highly purified and standardized composition, which has been clinically studied for its effect on strength, power output, and body composition
- When used in conjunction with an 8-week structured resistance training program, PhysiCor was shown to significantly increase strength in 1 RM bench press by 20 pounds in eight weeks and 1 RM leg press by 187 pounds, all while increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat†
- MAXON PURE STRENGTH uses the identical 500 mg dosage that was studied in the published clinical research
1,500 mg of Kre-Alkalyn® pH correct Creatine
- Creatine acts as a supplier of "energy" to the muscle by rebuilding ATP and regenerating the muscle’s ability to react to stimulus from weight training or anaerobic activities
- Creatine supports gains in strength and power, as well as muscle growth when combined with intense weight training∆†
- Kre-alkalyn is a time-tested powerhouse that helps the Creatine ATP cycle recycle faster to help maximize every grueling set and rep∆†
- Kre-Alkalyn is specifically designed to correct pH of creatine, to improve absorption and utilization throughout the body. This corrected pH not only improves performance but helps prevents unwanted stomach problems (e.g., bloating or indigestion) ∆†
500 mg of AGMAFLOW™ (Agmatine Sulfate)
- Agmatine sulfate is a commonly used salt of agmatine that is absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract and distributed in the body
- Agmatine is a metabolite of arginine, which can influence nitric oxide (NO) levels
- It helps increase blood flow and nutrient delivery to the exerted muscle for even greater potential gains∆†
- Agmatine may improve vasodilation (the pump), leading to improved nutrient delivery to muscle cells, which in turn can positively impact the muscle-building process∆†
- Agmatine sulfate has also been shown to demonstrate positive results related to specific ion channels that can positively affect muscle strength, including ATP-sensitive K positive channels, voltage-gated Ca2 positive channels, and acid-sensing ion channels (ASIC's) ∆† 150 mg of Sodium Bicarbonate
- Sodium bicarbonate acts as a buffering agent against acidity in the human body and has been shown to have a positive effect on blood flow∆†
- Supplementation of sodium bicarbonate enhances the body's buffering capacity and influences nutrient flow
- When combined with an intense training program, sodium bicarbonate may enhance resistance exercise resulting in greater gains in endurance∆†
What kind of results can I expect from using it?
MAXON PURE STRENGTH was designed to capitalize on your serious training program by increasing your strength, allowing heavier lifts and faster muscular gains. Reps will start to feel lighter, allowing you to add more and more weight. You will have greater endurance as you attack each set with maximum drive. Large multi-joint strength movements like the bench press, squat, deadlift, and leg press should show positive gains within the first couple of weeks after starting MAXON PURE STRENGTH!∆†
Do I need to "load" or "cycle"?
There is no need to load or cycle MAXON PURE STRENGTH. All of the ingredients were formulated using the clinically studied dose or the beneficial physiological doses based on the scientific literature. Unless you weigh 430 pounds like Brian Shaw, there is no need to take additional servings to experience the increases in strength from the product.
Are there any known side effects?
No, there are not any known side effects. MAXON PURE STRENGTH was formulated using scientific evidence and validated branded ingredients, and when used at the instructed dosages, should not yield any unwanted side effects. It’s always suggested however that, like with any supplement or exercise program, you check with your primary physician to ensure you are in good health, and there are no contraindications with medications or existing conditions.
I weigh more than 150 pounds. Do I need to adjust the dosage for my size?
No, you do not need to adjust the dosage based on your size. The average size of the participants when looking at the various studies was around 185 pounds (or roughly 84 kilos). This is just the average—individuals could have been well above or below that weight. Taking the recommended dose as advised on the bottle will ensure you are getting the beneficial clinical amounts of the specific ingredients. Extraordinary individual like 430 pound Brian Shaw do benefit from taking a larger serving size.
Can I stack MAXON with other iSatori products?
Yes, MAXON is designed to work with virtually any other iSatori product(s). MAXON can be combined with BIO-GRO™
, MORPH™ XTREME
, and/or HYPER-GRO™ LEAN MASS GAINER for the ultimate workout and muscle-building experience. Since MAXON is stimulant and calorie free, it can also be combined with fat burners like LIPO-DREX™ and energy supplements such as ENERGIZE. MAXON is truly one of the most versatile supplements to help you reach your strength and muscle-building goals.
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