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Anabolic State also contains HICA which stands for alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid, a name you’ll never remember. This is just a metabolite of the BCAA Leucine that is supposed to support anabolism during intense workouts when muscle gycogen depletes. A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found a significant increase in lean body mass in a group of male soccer players during 4 weeks of resistance training and HICA supplementation. The lean mass gains were dominant in the lower body, and delayed muscle soreness was decreased as well. I got excited when I read this study until I found out that the researchers that conducted the study actually own the patent to HICA so ulterior motives may have been in place which undermine the results to a degree.
Although ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are classified as stimulants, they have different effects on performance. Ten-kilometer run time was decreased with ephedrine supplementation 30 and anaerobic performance was improved 31 ; however, a meta-analysis of eight studies found insufficient evidence to support a performance benefit with ephedrine. 32 Crossover studies have failed to demonstrate an improvement in fatigue 33 or prolonged high-intensity cycling performance 34 with pseudoephedrine ingestion, but one small study did find a decrease in 1,500-meter running time. 35