Myostatin is a villain protein acting as a hypertrophy break inhibiting the growth of muscle cells. Some studies show that blocking myostatin keeps the body in a ”fat-burning-mode” too. This leaves muscle lovers only one option – to demonize myostatin and seek ways to destroy it.
On paper, the removal of myostatin would be a miracle. The less you have, the more muscular you are. Except, it’s not that simple, boy. Studies have shown that mice deficient in myostatin have fragile tendons and suffer traumas. Muscle of steel and paper tendons are not a good combination. Nonetheless, similar results are not observed in bulls. I guess there is still hope.
Another negative effect that could manifest as a result of myostatin inhibition is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a disease in which a portion of the myocardium (heart muscle) is enlarged without any obvious causes, creating functional impairment of the heart.
The war against myostatin is sponsored by supplement and pharmaceutical giants. Can you imagine how rich a company would become if it invents a substance that can safely inhibit myostatin? Damn. If whey protein and creatine have earned trillions, this one will make even the Illuminati jealous. Oh, wait! We are talking about the same people.
Different supplements claiming to inhibit myostatin efficiently have appeared in the past. Some had believable and professional looking websites while others were no names selling weird bottles on eBay. The marketing was done by underpaid spammers on forums. Neither looked legit and convincing to people with a measurable IQ.
The explanation is simple. There aren’t anti-myostatin drugs that are both – effective and safe for humans. Consequently, big pharma abandoned some of the researched compounds. Nonetheless, supplement companies continue the promotion of nonsensical myostatin inhibiting supplements.
Why supplement companies don’t deserve trust!
If this myostatin thing works, the ”inhibitors” will be made by pharmaceutical companies and sold in pharmacies just like steroids. Moreover, the primary purpose of the drugs wouldn’t be muscle enlargement in healthy people. The goal would be to cure diseases.
Inhibiting a naturally occurring protein in your body is not a joke. If you think that you will be able to go to the local supplement store and buy some myostatin blocking formula without prescription, update your brain firmware.
Is it true that genetically gifted bodybuilders have very low levels of myostatin in their systems?
Of course, not. They just want you to think so. Pro bodybuilders are pathological liars of the highest order. Sooner or later, every pro goes mental and starts to believe his own nonsense.
The backbone of many training programs are muscle-enhancing drugs. When you are big, people listen even if your theories don’t make any sense. In reality, myostatin deficiency is nothing but a front. Steroids are still the ultimate muscle-building drug. Maybe in the future, there will be a breakthrough in myostatin inhibition, but so far, we only have speculations, placebo, and wishful thinking.