Friday, August 13, 2010

Cystoseira Canariensis: Alleged Myostatin-Binding Supplement Ineffective

Darrin S. Willoughby (Willoughby. 2010) did us all a favor, when he studied the effect of 1200mg/day Cystoseira canariensis, which is marketed as a myostatin-binding supplement, on muscle gains in the course of a 12 week heavy resistance training regime. Obviously the participants gained a significant amount of muscle mass, BUT...
[...] after training, total body mass, fat-free mass, muscle strength, thigh volume/mass, and serum myostatin and FLRG increased for both groups (P < 0.05); however, there were no differences between groups (P > 0.05).
Another case, where a daily visit at the SuppVersity makes you cash money - or wouldn't you have been inclined to believe in the promises of superhuman muscle gains and to invest a ton of money into this new wonder-supplement? No? Well, than you must be a daily visitor ;-)