A new study by Indian research found that a plant formula containing two Asian herbal extracts may help build muscle strength and body shape, as well as endurance and total lean meat. This patented formula GMCT contains mangosteen peel and chai leaf extract. The study has been published in the Journal of the International Sports Nutrition Society to systematically assess the effects of GMCT on the body performance and muscle strength of mouse models.
The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that lasted for 42 days. A total of 38 men who received anaerobic training were recruited, with an average age of 26 to 30 years. Their average weight ranges from 67 kg to 80 kg and the BMI is between 22 and 26. After 42 days, the results of the analysis showed that the mean change from the treatment group to the baseline was significantly different from the placebo group, with 23.47 kg of bench presses rising to 33.54 kg and leg presses ranging from 29.32 kg to 44.49 kg. In addition, inter-group analysis showed a significant increase in arm circumference and lean body mass in the treatment group compared with the placebo group.
The researchers said that human studies also lack quantitative information on participants' food intake during the intervention. Participants were also told not to change their normal eating habits in order to assess the toxic effects of herbal preparations combined with anaerobic training regimens, thus eliminating the need to change eating habits. Therefore, the researchers recommend a dietary analysis of participants' calorie and protein consumption in future studies.
From the currently known data, it can be concluded that GMCT can effectively promote muscle strength and growth, and improve the endurance performance of young men with endurance training. In the future, researchers should conduct more research to explore the potential molecular mechanisms of GMCT anabolic activity.