A lot of people are very skeptical about the necessity of supplements and those that do see the benefit in them, question which are safe, which are most effective, and which actually give you the most bang for the buck. Its an ongoing debate and the front-runners in this arena seem to coincide with what is being featured in the latest issues of health magazines, trendy diets, or mainstream vitamin shops. As a consumer of supplements I find it hard myself to follow all the theory and personally hate having to parse through tons of commercial rhetoric to figure out if something is safe or not. Yet because this product is developed by Advocare I know its made from the highest quality ingredients and has passed testing for banned substances performed by Informed Choice.
Catalyst was originally designed for the US Wrestling Team to help facilitate weight loss while preserving lean muscle mass. I highly recommend it for athletes and to those following lower caloric eating regimens. Catalyst is a grouping of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are responsible for metabolic processes, mainly muscle building and fat lyposis. When you workout your body consumes the limited amount of energy that is stored in muscles. Once these energy stores become depleted your body goes to its next source of energy, fat. However because fat takes longer to metabolize, your body, over extended periods of energy depletion, will begin to breakdown muscle proteins and as a result reduce your lean mass. When your muscle mass decreases your body loses the ability to effectively burn calories therefore causing it to store more fat.
As advertised Catalyst has been effective in helping me get and stay lean but somewhat surprisingly it has been more beneficial when I haven't had time to workout. Having my baby boy has been a blessing but the miracle comes with a cost of not being able to workout as often as I need. Catalyst has been a savior for me because I know even if I miss a few days of workouts I can pick up right where I left off and maintain a higher level of fitness with half the work.
Catalyst is one of my favorite supplement products to take. I was recently on our annual company trip. 6 months before the trip I worked out pretty hard. I worked out for 3 months. I lost a decent amount of weight, and trimmed up a bit. The next 3 months I didn't really work out at all. I would do some cardio maybe once or twice a week. Lift weights twice every other week. In a nut shell I wasn't working out. When I was … more
Catalyst™ Amino Acid Supplement is a blend of essential branched-chain
amino acids and L-glutamine that supplies your body with
muscle-building components and sustains your muscles during exercise
and reduced calorie intake.* Whether you¿re trying to lose weight or
gain muscle, Catalyst helps repair and protect muscles.* And it works
great in conjunction with other AdvoCare® products like Spark™ Energy
Drink and one of the Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®). Other amino
acids in Catalyst like L-arginine, taurine and betaine help fuel and
maintain your muscles to support endurance and strength.* Combined with
a healthy diet and exercise, Catalyst helps you retain muscle and
reduce fat for a more toned and better defined look.*
Is this you? Someone who needs to preserve muscle, especially when you've restricted your caloric intake Someone wanting to improve your fitness regimen by enhancing strength and endurance Someone needing an added boost to your current weight-loss program Someone who wants to tone, define and preserve your lean body mass