What You Should Know
Recovery is an important part the muscle building cycle. Sports nutrition companies such as Max Muscle offer several product that supply needed nutrients to the muscle. Max ARM claims to add bioactive ingredients that protect the body from fatigue during intense training. A key indicator of a great post-workout supplement is the ingredient list. If the ingredients don’t provide the nutrients, the correct amount of calories as well as nutrients, the average dieter could potentially burn in on exercise session.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium Chelate Glycinate, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Chromium and Chloride.
Max ARM Heat Shock Protein Activator Blend: Gluta Matrix (L-Glutamine and Glutamine Peptides), Bilberry Extract, Schisandra Chinenses Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Extract.
Max ARM Muscle Akt/mTOR and p70 S6k Activator Blend: L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Arginine, L-Citrulline Malate and Creatine Cx3 Blend.
Max ARM GLUT4 Activator Blend: Banaba Leaf and Promilin.
Other Ingredients: Waxy Maize Starch (Amylopectin), Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Crystalline Fructose, Citric Acid and Sucralose.
There are quite a number of ingredients in this formula, but the ingredient list is nothing spectacular. CarboMax contains many of the same ingredients in this formula, but a few important ones are added to alter the effect of the supplement.
Creatine hydrates muscles and support lean muscle growth. Branched chain amino acids support muscle growth and recovery. Glutamine offers an energy source for muscles so they do not turn on themselves during prolonged exercise. Carbohydrates replenish stores so the body has fuel to go on for the next big workout.
We like the fact that there is a strong vitamin profile and 28 grams of protein per serving. We also like the fact that calories are limited to 250 per serving, but that limit also proves to be a slight problem for some athletes. Extreme exercise and competition may burn much more than 250 calories, so we assume the athlete will need to take a huge dose of this supplement to recover all lost energy stores. While the formula will support recovery, as stated, it is lacking a bit in the calorie department for extreme athletes.
- All ingredients are clearly labeled in the product description.
- Contains only 250 calories, so it could be used in a pinch as a meal replacement.
- Contains 28 grams of protein.
- May not contain enough calories for an athlete.
- Not designed for weight loss.
- A bit carbohydrate heavy for the average dieter.
- One container supplies only 18 servings.
We are not thrilled with the total picture of Max ARM. We love the ingredient list and the ingredients included in the formula will support recovery after a workout, but we think the supplement is a little light on calories. This product may be combined with protein and carbohydrate supplements to supply more energy to the body and restore carbohydrate stores. The body stores 400 grams of carbohydrates and one serving of Max ARM contains only 32 grams of carbohydrates. The average dieter will burn that during a spin class.