What Popeye already knew over 90 years ago was confirmed by a sensational study in 2019: Spinach makes you strong . Strictly speaking, it is not the green leafy vegetables that ensure that the biceps grow, but the substance Ecdysteron it contains. Russian athletes are said to have taken the miracle drug back in the 80s. Thanks to improved manufacturing processes, Ecdysteron is now available to the general public.
The results of the study were so impressive that Ecdysteron is now also referred to as a natural anabolic steroid . Even the inclusion of the substance in the list of prohibited substances of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is being discussed.
You can find out all the important facts about the performance-enhancing sports supplement and its dopping effect in our blog post.
What is Ecdysterone?
Ecdysterone is a steroide kaufen hormone and thus has a structure similar to testosterone, vitamin D or Cholesterol. In insects and crabs, it controls the molting. It can also be found in some plants (for example spinach), where it serves as protection against predators. Incidentally, we humans – unlike insects and crustaceans – have no ecdysterone receptors.
How does ecdysterone work?
In a placebo-controlled study the effect of ecdysterone on physical performance and the development of muscle mass was examined over a period of 10 weeks. The result was clear: the test subjects who had taken Ecdysteron had significantly higher muscle mass and more strength at the end of the study period than the placebo group. In particular, a strong increase in performance was observed in the 1-repetition maximum strength bench press.
In addition, the researchers examined cell cultures to determine what effects ecdysterone intake has on the cellular level. In vitro, the phytosteroid also led to muscle growth in the form of an increase in the diameter of the muscle fibers.
The exact mechanisms of action of ecdysterone have not yet been deciphered. According to the current state of research, the anabolic effect is based on an interaction with the estrogen receptor beta.
How often should I take Ecdysterone?
Ecdysterone is taken every day . On training days you can split the dose and take half in the morning and the other half after the workout.
Important : You will not notice any effect without regular training. In the study, the test subjects had to complete strength training with 3 training sessions per week. Each training day was followed by a day of rest.
Can I get enough ecdysterone from food?
In some cases, concentrations of some types of spinach have been shown to be so high that this is possible would theoretically be possible. But: The content in plants fluctuates greatly and a constant supply over a longer period is therefore almost impossible in practice. In addition, even the greatest spinach lovers will not feel like eating spinach every day (up to several kilos) for weeks. It is much easier to take supplements .
Are there any known side effects that can be caused by taking them?
The Study not only looked at the effects of ecdysterone intake on performance and muscle growth. Blood and urine samples were also examined for biomarkers for liver or kidney damage and for hormonal changes. The result: there were no undesirable side effects observed.
Why do you combine your ecdysterone with creatine?
The combination of ecdysterone and creatine is unique and gives it is not available in this form on the German market. The advantages are actually obvious. Both substances increase physical performance and therefore complement each other perfectly when it comes to pushing muscle building and improving athletic performance. If you want more power for your training, you can’t ignore these two supps.
Creatine is one of the most popular and safest sports supplements . For strength athletes, the intake is almost mandatory. Taken regularly, creatine increases physical performance during high-speed strength training as part of short-term, intense physical activity.
Do you want to try the combination of the tried and tested and the new trend? Then you can find here our ecdysterone / creatine product. Of course, you can also find both products individually in our shop .
Why is the ecdysterone in the Nutri-Plus products not made from spinach?
We use Cyanotis Arachnoideae Extract for our products. This plant extract consists of almost 95% beta ecdysterone and therefore contains significantly more active ingredients than spinach extract.