As a serious physique athlete we know your primary goal is to improve body composition. And this improvement is best achieved with a commitment to nutrition that impacts how your body manages and stores energy; namely as lean muscle or bodyfat. We call this process “repartitioning” — and it provides scientific basis for Physique 2.0™.
With innovative MetaFx technology, Physique 2.0™ combines the unique nutritive and digestive properties of the intact and complete milk protein in the Amino-CD™ matrix with the fat-burning effects of the novel high-molecular weight resistant starch (RS4), the core of the ThermiCarb™ carbohydrate matrix.
Physique 2.0™is the first engineered food supplement that takes advantage of both, the natural, evolutionary-optimized properties of total milk proteins, and the latest results and technological advances from the realms of exercise and nutrition sciences.
All of this ensures that your hard work at the gym is adequately and properly rewarded.*
Key Features and Benefits Built Into Physique 2.0™
Delivers threshold levels of our exclusive MetaFx Amino-CD™ protein compound that maximizes whole-body protein economy, the basis for gaining and retaining the most muscle, while also shedding maximum bodyfat.*
Delivers precise levels of our exclusive MetaFx ThermiCarb™; the world’s first dual action carbohydrate that increases resting energy expenditure and muscle glycogen storage, for fuller, harder muscles and increased fat burn.*
Provides the nutritional reinforcement of 26 Vitamins and Minerals plus exclusive protein bound bioactive minerals.*
Q: What exactly is total milk protein? And what makes it so different from all the whey proteins on the market?
A: Our understanding of milk proteins, including the popular whey and casein subfractions along with some of the more nuanced components, is continually evolving. And during this evolution, we’ve come to realize that a minimally processed total milk protein possesses unique functionality with respect to human physiology. Unfortunately, each of the commercial processing steps required that produce the ultra-pure whey and casein isolates or hydrolysates alter the structure and, consequently, the physiological effects they will have on your metabolism.So basically, total milk proteins, and specifically, the total milk protein in Physique 2.0’s Amino-CD matrix, preserve the physiologically specific beneficial effects of dairy proteins. Primarily due to their native structures being intact, total milk proteins release optimal amino acid ratios, in a time-dependent manner that matches our human muscle-building machinery. In turn, this sequential release of amino acids promotes an environment where energy utilization favors energy storage in muscle, NOT in fat cells.The superior physiological attributes that are exclusive to the total milk proteins in Physique 2.0 provide a remarkable range of value including:
- • Increased satiety (feeling of fullness)*
- • Increased energy expenditure*
- • Reduce appetite and food cravings*
- • Support the immune and digestive system*
- • Supports healthy glucose and lipid metabolism*
The majority of these physiological benefits arise from the synergistic effects of two or more of the protein fractions (including both whey and casein) and the bioactive peptides that are formed or released, when the intact total milk proteins from Physique 2.0 are digested.
Q: Is a blend of whey and casein the same as a total milk protein?
A: No. Separating whey and casein from milk involves a process, no matter how sophisticated, that damages or loses the other bioactive peptides and macromolecules inherent in the total milk array. And despite their small overall proportionality, these delicate molecules possess specific physiological value. Furthermore, separating the major fractions by even the most sophisticated commercial processing disrupts the functional impact of milk’s nutritive value. Basically, the old adage rings true: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Q: I’ve heard athletes say that the MetaFx Amino-CD matrix combines the benefits of eating lean, whole protein foods with the ease and convenience of a nutritional supplement. How does this work?
A: Like lean, whole food protein, the total milk proteins in Physique 2.0, produce a pronounced increase in protein synthesis, but without the potentially detrimental hyper‐insulinogenic effects that often follow the ingestion of similar amounts of fast acting whey protein or free form amino acids. Similarly, the continuous influx of amino acids from the gradual digestion of MetaFx promotes a favorable ratio of non-oxidative to oxidative amino acid disposal, which basically results in an unparalleled increase in net protein retention. Furthermore, the satiating properties of the total milk proteins (see above) give users a feeling of fullness and tend to moderate energy and food intake.
Q: I’ve heard muscle protein synthesis is all about Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s), with particular emphasis on Leucine. Doesn’t this train of thought favor whey protein?
A: In the haze of marketers rushing to capitalize on the overemphasized “2 hour window of opportunity” many physique enthusiasts and trainers have lost sight of the proven benefits, and mere physical necessity, of a sustained influx of complete proteins and indispensable dietary cofactors over a whole 24-hour period — on both workout and non-workout days — to minimize skeletal muscle breakdown and maximize net protein retention.
In essence, we built the MetaFx Amino-CD Matrix to swiftly deliver a saturating dose of Leucine and the other Branch Chain Amino Acids that trigger a rapid rise in muscle protein synthesis (MPS). But, instead of simply triggering MPS, which is like simply “turning on” your muscle-building assembly line, the total milk proteins in Physique 2.0 continue the process of repairing and creating new muscle proteins. This is achieved by delivering a sequential amino acid array to properly and continually load the “muscle building assembly line” for superior increases in protein synthesis without the potentially negative hyper‐insulinogenic effects that accompany the ingestion of similar amounts of fast-acting whey proteins, mega-dose Leucine, BCAA’s, and or other free form amino acid cocktails.
Let’s look at it another way. The muscle building process is performed in a step-wise and time-dependent manner, of which nutrition alters it significantly. Here’s how:
• Step One – initiating muscle protein synthesis (MPS) can be done with high dose BCAA’s, whey protein, Leucine and of course the MetaFx Amino-CD Matrix with total milk protein.
• Step Two – Once MPS is in play, the muscle building assembly line requires a continuous influx of amino acids to be used as building materials, but not so fast that they outpace the speed of the assembly line. At this step, the amino acids in whey protein can get you a little farther down the road, but due to its fast absorption, whey quickly outruns the speed of the assembly line and basically becomes expensive glucose that raises insulin.
• Step Three – After the initiation of MPS, and a properly loaded muscle assembly line, the goal is to maintain the process by utilizing the gradual digestive properties of total milk protein that imparts an unparalleled increase in net protein retention. It is in this step that you have the greatest protection against muscle protein breakdown and the ability to actually form new muscle fibers.
Q: I try to manage my carbohydrate intake, but I noticed that Physique 2.0 contains a special type of carbohydrate. How will consuming carbohydrates, in particular, the hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate from waxy maize, help me obtain my goals? Aren’t these carbs unnecessary?
A: Energy, as we know, is necessary. We need energy to exercise and energy to work, but how we acquire usable energy is always the trickiest part. If we consume the wrong types of, or too many, carbohydrates, it creates a challenge whereby we’re struggling to reconcile our energy needs against the storage mechanisms. This balancing act becomes the challenge. But by taking advantage of a structurally unique starch — hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate from waxy maize (HDP WP) — Physique 2.0 provides the energy substrate for effective workouts without triggering the alarm bells associated with too many OR too little carbohydrate.
HDP WM is a high molecular weight resistant starch that actually has little in common with the ordinary waxy maize, as waxy maize only serves as the starting material to make this specialized compound. HDP WM has a molecular weight that is almost 50% greater than regular maize starch, and this large, complex structure, assures that HDP WM escapes enzymatic breakdown until it reaches the large intestine. From here, HDP WM delivers a steady flow of glucose and short-chain fatty acids into the bloodstream without triggering the insulinogenic effects of simple sugars or even regular starches.
Q: How many servings of Physique 2.0 should I consume for it to be most effective?
A: We recommend that most athletes strive to take two servings per day. Many athletes rely on Physique 2.0 to deliver the advanced nutrition they need in an easy to prepare and portable format. Common use occasions are as a quick breakfast, midday meal and post-workout on training days. When asked, Myotropics trainers and athletes have told us that they rely on Physique 2.0 as their meal supplement of choice and simply adjust intake to coincide with nutritional and physical demands of their individual cases or clients. Women in particular have mentioned that two servings per day, taken as; 1 full and 2 half servings, allows them to have 3 great tasting nutrient dense and satisfying servings each day, making getting lean so much easier.
Q: Are there any other supplements that will help improve my results while using Physique 2.0?
A:Physique 2.0 is designed to provide the foundation of your supplement program. No other products are required or necessary to obtain your desired results. Although, having said that, there are a lot of athletes, physique enthusiasts and trainers who may choose to use other occasion-specific products (e.g., pre-workout products, etc.).