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What is Methoxyisoflavone?

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Methoxyisoflavone is an anabolic compound that may be responsible for an increase in muscle growth and recovery. It is also classified as a non-essential nutrient. Flavones are favored by many athletes, as they have similar benefits to anabolic steroids, but not the negative side effects. Methoxyisoflavone is also referred to as methoxy or 5-Methy-7-Methoxyisoflavone.

The main benefits of methoxyisoflavone not only include the ability to increase lean muscle mass and fat loss in the body, but also the ability to support a healthy cholesterol level. It also significantly increases muscle recovery after a workout and decreases cortisol levels. This supplement is commonly used by bodybuilders and fitness athletes and can be found in many sport supplement products.

Methoxyisoflavone may also be used in conjunction with other supplements, including protein, to maximize its muscle-building effects. There are no major side effects associated with this supplement since it does not alter the hormone balance or endocrine function of the body. It is, therefore, considered to be very safe for consumption.

Studies have shown that this compound may provide noticeable results in the first three to four weeks of supplementation. These effects may significantly be increased by incorporating a balanced diet and correct training program. Various other studies indicate that this supplement is beneficial not only to athletes, but also to any individual due to its many health benefits.

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Methoxyisoflavone was originally discovered and patented in 1977 by a Hungarian pharmaceutical company. It was then classified as an animal product and was used by many cattle owners to increase the muscle mass and strength of their animals. In recent years, this supplement has received a lot of attention, and further research and development have subsequently began.

The recommended dosage for methoxy is between 300 and 800 milligrams (about 0.3 to 0.8 grams) daily, and it may be taken in two dosages. It is not uncommon for many athletes to increase their dosage to 1,000mg (one gram) daily when combined with a strength-training program. Methoxyisoflavone is also considered to be safe for both men and women.

More research needs to be done to accurately reflect the effects of methoxyisoflavone and, therefore, it is recommended that one consult with a physician before using it. Many experts also recommend a resting period of one week for every four weeks of taking this supplement.

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