There are three ways muscles can get larger. The first and most limiting factor is called muscle Hypertrophy. This is where you practically kill yourself in the gym to force your genetically pre-existing muscle fibers to get larger in size. Are you the chosen “1 in 10,000” that God blessed with a ton of fast twitch muscle? Probably not. So for you and the rest of us mere mortals, we have to train hardcore to coerce our genetically limited amount of muscle to increase in size even slightly. And, as you know this really sucks. Visualize the individual who trains intensely and eats right for 10 solid years and a new member walks into the gym for the first time ever and is leaner and more muscular having never touched a weight. Some of us just aren’t gifted with enough fast twitch muscle and, therefore, struggle with their God given genetics. This is where SHOTGUN levels the playing field!
Hyperplasia occurs when existing muscle actually forms new muscle fibers and can occur by two different mechanisms. The first is actual fiber division resulting in splitting or branching of existing muscle to form more muscle fibers. Hyperplasia X-1 (HX-1) occurs during muscle trauma such as heavy negative reps and high volume/high intensity training. Redline’s® unparalleled energy technology contained in NO-Shotgun™ is the driving force behind the intensity you need to trigger HX-1-induced muscle growth. I’ll get real with you, without insanely attacking the weights, HX-1 just isn’t going to freakin’ happen. Redline’s® the catalyst that fuels episodes of psychotic physical intensity!
Hyperplasia X-2 or HX-2 is new muscle fiber that forms when muscle fiber precursor cells known as satellite cells are stimulated. This is where the NO-Shotgun™ matrix shines a potent biochemical light. NO2 ([Nitric Oxide—I’m talking real Nitric Oxide, not some fake-#$% supplement)-induced vasodilation (opening up the veins and capillaries) literally floods the muscle with massive amounts of powerful muscle building “EX” (Ethyl Ester HCl) compounds. If you review the studies on arginine or glutamine, these amino acids were infused into the blood intravenously to stimulate Nitric Oxide or GH (growth hormone). This is why simple AKG chemical salts of Arginine (Arginine AKG) have proven to be ineffective at increasing muscle size in three clinical studies. YES, IF YOU PURCHASED ANY NO2-TYPE PRODUCT WITH ARGININE AKG, STUDIES SHOW YOU GOT PUNKED! DON’T FEEL BAD, THE NO A-AKG SCAM RIPPED YOUR FRIENDS OFF TOO FOR ABOUT $75,000,000! Take home message: three studies prove NO2-type products containing Arginine AKG simply do NOT work. Further, Arginine should be consumed with Citrulline in order to produce nitric oxide. NO-Shotgun™ contains the sophisticated compound, Arginine Ethyl Ester HCl (AEX™) which does not need to be injected and is further enhanced with Citrulline – necessary to facilitate NO production. Along with these ingredients, Ellagic Acid works in concert with AEX™ and Citrulline to further improve NO output.
There’s more: NO-induced vasodilation results in killer pumps in the gym. The greater the pump the more muscle fiber trauma. The pain associated with “The Pump” is what Arnold referred to as “better than sex”. The Nitric Oxide vasodilating effect of the muscle is very similar to that which occurs in the genital region when one takes Viagra® or Cialis®. The pump is so pronounced in the muscle (or genitals) that it is painful due to NO’s opening of the veins, arteries and capillaries like flood gates. This condition brought on by NO (Nitric Oxide) over fills the muscle with nutrient dense blood to produce a NASTY PUMP™! Consequently, Arnold was way ahead of his time when he associated the pain/pleasure response generated by a great muscle pump as better than SEX! Follow me closely here! The physiologic response to NO causes extra trauma to occur when the blood-engorged™ muscle is subjected to INTENSE weight training. Greater injury to the muscle is a result of significantly increased internal pressure (the blood-engorged™ pump) within the muscle when muscle fibers rub violently against each other during training. It is my personal theory that when the vascular (veins etc.) system floods the DAMAGED MUSCLE with powerful nitrogenic and scientifically proven protein synthesis stimulating compounds like, Branched Chain Amino Acid Ethyl Esters along with Beta-Alanine Ethyl Ester and Creatine Ethyl Ester, massive physiologic changes in the muscle take place and muscle fibers can be split and new satellite cells can be formed to actually cause muscle HYPERPLASIA! This is where both mechanisms of hyperplasia, HX-1 AND HX-2 take place i.e., where new satellite cells are formed and muscle fibers branch and split. Until now, gaining ungodly amounts of HX-1 and HX-2-induced muscle occurred only by getting jacked on a poly-pharmacy of bodybuilding drugs. And, obviously with a massive pump and the off-the chain bioactive compounds present, so to are existing muscle cells getting larger. It’s the muscle hypertrophic/hyperplasic™ TRIFECTA for gaining and even creating new lean muscle tissue! The NO-Shotgun™ subculture will be the first generation to be able to actually create new muscle tissue (hyperplasia) without injecting massive amounts of steroids, testosterone, insulin and IGF-1!
Lastly, why have caffeine present when caffeine interferes with creatine absorption? Well studies show that caffeine inter-feres with regular creatine absorption. CEX®, the first ever Creatine Ethyl Ester, appears to be unaffected by caffeine because of its superior ethyl esterified chemical structure stabilized with an HCl molecule. Further, Redline’s explosive energy technology allows one to train with the insanity and intensity that initiates the process of splitting muscle fibers and causing new satellite cell formation to reach our goal of HYPERPLASIA! Hopefully when I run into you at the- gym, Arnold Classic or Olympia, you’ll have your own outrageous NO-Shotgun™ story to share with me. Just to give you a heads up—don’t take NO-Shotgun™ if you’re going to walk around with your man-boobs and cry estrogen-induced tears that you’re sore and can’t move for three days. This is what Shotgun is designed to do! During my personal chest workout with NO-Shotgun™, I benched weight that I hadn’t done since my competitive days, then after endless set and reps, wrapped up training with a personal best 51 dips. The next day, I through three, 45 lb plates and a quarter on each side of the Hammer® shoulder press for 9 reps and did the Rear Delt machine with 170 for 14 reps, that was three more reps with 40 more pounds which is an insane increase for the small posterior deltoid muscle. This is what I mean when I say, NO-Shotgun™ is the catalyst that fuels episodes of psychotic physical intensity
There’s another special creatine in NO-Shotgun™ that allowed rats to swim several hundred percent longer than the control group who incidentally drowned. Sad but true, the take home message here is don’t let your NO-Shotgun™ using buddy or competitor bury you! The blood-engorged pumps, the killer workouts, staying hard long after the gym and actually making noticeable gains in muscularity are what you and I live for.
I’ve enthusiastically worked many late nights conducting medical research and into the wee hours of the morning in VPX’s state of the art laboratory to produce NO- Shotgun™ and am so confident that it’s the best product in its class that I’m making an opening offer right now to any supplement company of $100, 000 if they can conclusively prove that their product is better in a double blind University Study at producing lean muscle, greater ATP production, more explosive workouts and initiating Nitric Oxide-induced – blood engorged pumps!
Jack Owoc, …
VPX CEO and Chief Scientific Officer…..
ETHYL ESTER(EX) TECHNOLOGY INSURES MAXIMUM ABSORPTION AND UPTAKE – NO-Shotgun™ contains the key amino acids (mentioned below), creatine and other radical compound innovations that are engineered with Ethyl Ester pharmaceutical delivery enhancements. This means that these important muscle building compounds enter into the bloodstream AND THE MUSCLE almost 100% intact. Shotgun’s Ethyl Ester (EX) Technology is far superior to regular Amino Acids, Creatine, and Arginine where you might only absorb 13% to 37% and only 4% might actually get into the muscle! This special and highly advanced EX technology shuttles all NO-Shotgun™ compounds across the muscle cell membrane where they can cause explosive growth!
1) BCAAEX™ (Branched Chain Amino Acid Ethyl Ester) Matrix – Another first in the exclusive array of compounds found only in NO Shotgun! BCAAEX™ are the Ethyl Ester version of these key muscle protein synthesizing amino acids. BCAA’s have been shown to promote lean muscle mass by increasing protein synthesis and nitrogen retention in muscle tissue. Studies have shown that subjects who consume BCAA’s while dieting have greater levels of lean muscle mass retention. And, another study showed that BCAA consumption had a powerful nutrient partitioning effect resulting in rapid fat loss in the abdominal and thigh regions, two areas of concern for many men and women in regards to fat loss. Consequently, this makes BCAAEX/NO-Shotgun™ a prime choice for contest prep or any other intense dieting. NO Shotgun also contains the potent Arginase enzyme inhibitor, L-Nor Valine! This novel Nor Branched Chain Ethyl Ester Amino maximizes the active life of the AEX™ (Arginine Ethyl Ester) by preventing the body from destroying AEX™ and allows it to increase GH and Nitric Oxide for extended periods of time.
2) Arginine Ethyl Ester HCl or AEX™ mechanism of action is boosting nitric oxide (NO) production which amplifies the effects of all muscle building compounds. Boosting nitric oxide in muscle tissue can have many anabolic effects including increased nutrient transport and vasodilation (increased blood flow which leads to massive muscle pumps!). Arginine can even boost natural Growth Hormone (GH) levels as seen in a study published in the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. A published study conducted at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore showed that two weeks of arginine supplementation in healthy, older individuals increased serum IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) levels and created an improved and positive nitrogen balance (creating a more anabolic state for growth). DON’T BE FOOLED—THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE CHEMICAL SALT LIKE “OLD SCHOOL” ARGININE AKG, this is a powerful, stabilized Arginine Ester that is highly bioactive. Think about it, would you want an outdated six year old computer or the latest version? Well, AEX™ is the latest and greatest!
3) Creatine Ethyl Ester HCl (CEX™) – We know that creatine is the most proven and potent supplement to increase lean muscle mass and strength. This specific “EX” form takes creatine to a whole new level! CEX™ is a membrane permeable form of creatine that can enter muscle cells without bothering with the regular creatine transporters like sugar etc. This means up to 98% can enter the muscle compared to regular creatine where only 4% makes it into the muscle! CEX™ does not cause bloating, cramping, or stomach discomfort because it doesn’t sit in the stomach — it gets into muscle tissue fast to support the more production of ATP for massive intra-cellular volumization, muscle size, power, and strength!
4) L-Glutamine Ethyl Ester HCl (GEX™) – This powerful amino acid is the most abundant amino acid found in human muscle and plasma. GEX™ addresses the major Glutamine absorption problem by allowing it to be maximally absorbed—as much as 80% of regular L-glutamine cannot be absorbed by the gut. L-glutamine can help increase muscle “fullness”, increase protein synthesis (the making of muscle), and decrease catabolism (the breakdown of protein). It can also boost immune function, boost GH levels, enhance glycogen re-synthesis, and boost anti-inflammatory cell function. New research shows glutamine is highly correlated with glutathione (the muscles most powerful antioxidant) and can help protect muscles from damage. According to some very interesting research out of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, glutamine concentration is 10% higher in type II muscle fibers vs. VA I fibers. Type II muscle fibers have a large disposition for growth and are used mainly in weight training. After exercise, the same researchers showed a 45 % decrease in glutamine in both fiber types. This is why GEX™ is critical for muscle growth and serious pumps.
5) Methyl Hydroxy Chalcone Polymer (MHCP) – This compound is found only in NO-Shotgun™! MHCP improves cellular glucose utilization and increases the sensitivity of insulin receptors in laboratory studies. Research conducted at Iowa State University and published in 2001 concluded that MHCP is a super effective insulin mimetic! Since insulin helps transport amino acids and glucose into muscle tissue, the other ingredients in Shotgun are further amplified. AND, you will get fuller muscle pumps due to the increased glycogen storage! Professional bodybuilders inject insulin because insulin makes you HUGE. In fact, insulin is more anabolic than testosterone, steroids and GH (Growth Hormone). MHCP is as close to real insulin as it gets.
6) Beta-Alanine Ethyl Ester HCl (BAEX™) – Another compound found only in NO-Shotgun™! This beta amino acid is also sometimes referred to as carnosine. Research shows that it supports lean muscle mass and can enhance muscle fiber synthesis. This nutrient actually helps create carnosine in muscle tissue. Carnosine is mainly found in muscle tissue and can help buffer H+ (normalizing PH) so we can exercise longer and harder-basically; it helps delay fatigue. Research shows that the higher the carnosine levels in muscle, the greater the power. Regular carnosine is not absorbed well, so the BAEX™ is used to maximize carnosine production in muscle tissue. A recent study showed that just 4 weeks of Beta-Alanine supplementation significantly increased lean muscle mass. More reps and less fatigue equal muscle growth! Beta-Alanine Ethyl Ester rocks!
7) Redline® Energy Technology – There’s a reason Redline® is #1 in GNC® and Vitamin Shoppe® – It kicks serious @$$! Redline’s® the catalyst that fuels episodes of psychotic physical intensity and also promotes rapid fat loss! And, NO-Shotgun™ contains Redline’s potent energy technology! If that wasn’t potent enough, NO-Shotgun™ also contains citrulline, a compound that MUST be used in conjunction with Arginine to cause the release of NO (Nitric Oxide) and Ellagic Acid to boost further jack up Nitric Oxide and modify cytochrome p450*! Further, KIC is added to synergistically work with the world’s most powerful BCAA called, Leucine Ethyl Ester HCl to induce serious anabolism (muscle growth)!