If you’ve ever heard about the health benefits of green tea and dark chocolate, you’ll be surprised to learn that the bioactive compound in these ingredients, epicatechin, can yield brilliant results when supplemented at super high doses alongside your training.
So what’s so great about it? It enhances muscle growth in a much more natural, safe, and outright clever way. Myostatin, a protein that limits muscle size, is reduced by larger doses of epicatechin. Epicatechin consumption yields the protein follistatin, which binds and inhibits the function of myostatin.
To put it directly, the threshold on muscle growth is lifted by reducing myostatin levels, achievable through epicatechin supplementation.