Magnum HI-5 is a full-dose amino product with 11.6 g per scoop that packs a serious punch. It creates an anabolic environment in your body - key for building muscle - using a series of carefully sequenced essential amino acids. HI-5 also supports your immune function and helps with fat burning and post-training recovery, all while oxygenating and hydrating your cells. Magnum Hi-5 does not contain any stimulants and as such can be taken at any time of the day.
When you look at the name, the packaging and the ingredients, you might be wondering: What on earth is this product?? We don't blame you. HI-5 packs a lot of amino acids and other herbs and compounds in the profile and it could be a bit confusing. Don't worry, we will make it easy for you to understand what this product is/does and the science behind it.
The key component of Magnum HI-5 is DL-Alpha Hydroxy-Isacaproic Acid, or HICA. HICA is a metabolite of leucine. Leucine goes through one of two metabolic pathways (either KIC or HMB) and then some of the KIC is converted into HICA. The conversion rate of Leucine to HICA is very low, so just taking a ton of leucine will not provide optimal levels of HICA. HICA increases the rate of protein synthesis, and it has been known to have anti-catabolic properties, being effective in reducing muscle soreness and binding waste buildup during exercise. HICA has not been studied or researched as much as KIC, and it does not yet have an abundance of evidence, but a few studies as mentioned below show the potential that could be achieved by HICA supplementation.
"One Finnish study found that competitive wrestlers who were training three times a day and taking HICA had less delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and were able to gain two pounds of muscle despite the overtraining. In a follow-up study, the Finnish researchers reported that soccer players who took HICA for four weeks during an intensive training period also had less DOMS than the placebo group. HICA users also gained a pound of muscle on their legs while the placebo group lost a pound." - An excerpt from Magnum product website.
Sequencing Builder Matrix - 11,205 mg
Magnum recommends that you take 1 scoop 30 minutes prior to your workout or, alternately, 1 scoop during your workout as an “intra” workout supplement.
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