Nootropics. Branch Chained Amino Acids. Essential Amino Acids.
Put them all together and what do you have? You have Enhanced Labs Anabolic IV product. When we first heard the name at Generation Iron, we thought: “What is in Anabolic IV?” Turns out: it’s a potent mix for mass and strength gains.
The product is Enhanced Labs’ answer to the run of the mill BCAA products. Anabolic IV does does have BCAA’s in it. But it has so much more than just BCAAs. The same Enhanced team that brought you the All Day Shred with T-2 in it, took the “Traditional” BCAA model and put some serious work into it. They paired BCAA’s with Essential Amino Acids and Nootropics to make it a complete mass and strength builder.
Enhanced Labs knows that research is clear: BCAA’s can help build muscle, but only in the presence of EAA’s(Essential Amino Acids). And most BCAA products on the market don’t have EAA’s in them. So Enhanced fixed the problem, and gave us all Anabolic IV.
A human clinical study found that supplementing with 6 grams of EAAs after a high-intensity resistance training workout raised testosterone levels and lower cortisol levels in comparison to the placebo group. In addition, the EAA group had lower biomarkers of inflammation, indicating better recovery.
EAA supplementation has been shown to support insulin sensitivity and metabolic rate resulting in improved body composition. For example, a recent weight loss study found that the individuals who had the highest EAA intake had the greatest improvements in insulin sensitivity. Researchers have even speculated that EAAs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes since diabetics have dysfunctional EAA metabolism. With all of this information and research, Enhanced engineers asked: Why do most BCAA products fail to have EAA’s in them?
The answer is most likely cost. But Enhanced Labs, from what we can tell, is not in the industry to have the highest margins. They are in the industry to bring some really hard hitting supplements to market.
And each serving of Anabolic IV also comes with over a gram of nootropics to help your body’s overall health, function, metabolism, and brain function while the body recovers and builds.
A nootropic is a substance that naturally enhances memory and cognitive function without the use of stimulants. Choline bitartrate is an essential nutrient that contributes to the healthy functioning of your brain and bodily functions. Choline bitartrate is very useful for warding off fatigue and increasing endurance capabilities during training. Lion’s mane is a medicinal mushroom that has a long history of use in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for increasing memory and cognitive function.
L-Alpha-Glycerophosphoryl Choline (Alpha GPC) is a choline-containing phospholipid that enhances cognitive function, increases strength and stimulates the release of growth hormone. Phosphatidyl Serine is a phospholipid that assists in the conduction of electrical impulses and facilitates the activity of neurotransmitters involved in learning, memory and mood. Adding Nootropics to Anabolic IV was a good twist and really rounds out the product.
The Ingredient List:
When we checked the ingredient list on Anabolic IV we were shocked. It is a complete laundry list of BCAA and EAA paired with Nootropics and Electrolytes. This is where the name was derived: it is everything your body needs to get outstanding anabolic growth.
- Leucine 4g
- Isoleucine 2g
- Valine 2g
- Lysine 500mg
- Methionine 250mg
- Phenyalanine 250mg
- Threonine 250mg
- Trpyophan 250mg
- Histidine 250mg
- VASO6 100mg
- Ascorbic acid 250mg
- Choline bitartrate 500mg
- Lion’s mane powder 400mg
- Alpha GPC 50% 300mg
- Phosphatidylserine 20% 100mg
- Magnesium bisglycinate 10mg
- Potassium gluconate 6mg
- Himalayan pink sea salt 40mg
- Biotin 500mcg
- Methylated B12 50mcg
- Vitamin B6 3mg
- L-carnitine tartrate 1g
- Chromium picolinate 12mcg
The Bottom Line
In order to capitalize on the increased muscle protein synthesis BCAAs provide, you must take the BCAAs with EAA. That’s what really separates Enhanced Anabolic IV from other amino acid supplements. It contains BCAAs to signal muscle protein synthesis, plus all the EAAs so muscle tissue can actually be built.
Now we now why Tony was able to get so big for the Generation Iron movies ENHANCED and ENHANCED 2. This whole time on top of using mad science, he has had a different set of chemical engineers making these types of great products. Anabolic IV is the powerhouse combo of BCAA and EAA that also includes a nitric oxide blend, non-stimulant nootropic blend, electrolyte blend, B-vitamin blend and a fat oxidation and muscle insulin sensitivity blend. Now that’s what a complete formula, and being ENHANCED is all about.