What is Vanadyl
Vanadyl Sulfate is a
compound designed to mimic the powerful effects of insulin. Insulin is
the body's main anabolic mechanism for post-exercise storage of
nutrients such as glucose, creatine and amino acids. Insulin also
plays a key role in stimulating protein and glycogen synthesis. Higher
levels of glycogen in the muscles can lead to increased energy and can
aid in prolonging exercise sessions.
Why should I use
As is the goal of many
of today's top supplements, including Creatine Monohydrate,
L-Glutamine and HMB, Vanadyl Sulfate is used in an attempt to boost
strength levels and enhance gains in muscle size and strength. Vanadyl
Sulfate acts as a potent insulin mimicker. When insulin levels rise,
especially in a post-exercise environment, carbohydrate metabolism is
potentiated, and glycogen and protein synthesis are increased. What
does this mean for a weight training athlete? Simply put, by
increasing the amount of glycogen being stored in the muscles,
post-exercise fatigue recovery times are decreased. In addition, after
just a few weeks of use, users typically experience harder, fuller
muscles that feel "pumped." The feeling of being hard and
pumped is a direct result of Vanadyl's insulin mimicking abilities and
increased levels of glycogen in the muscle cells.
What research has
been done on Vanadyl Sulphate?
Research studies on
Vanadyl Sulfate have shown many of it's insulin potentiating abilities
to be confirmed.
What doses of
Vanadyl Sulfate should be taken?
While there have been
no definitive studies as to what dosage of Vanadyl Sulfate is best,
research typically dictates that anywhere from 15-45mg, especially
right after an intense workout, is enough to exact Vanadyl Sulfate's
insulin mimicking abilities.
What side effects
are caused by Vanadyl Sulfate?
As of yet, no known
side effects have been reported or documented from the use of Vanadyl
Sulfate. As with all supplementation, better judgment is the key to
Should I cycle
The scientific studies
that have been done on Vanadyl Sulfate did not uncover any compelling
evidence that cycling Vanadyl Sulfate can be advantageous, but many
athletes do so anyway. Continued use of Vanadyl over a prolonged
length of time can lead the body to "down-regulate" it's
effects. Therefore, cycling might be advantageous.