HICA-MAX by LABRADA NUTRITION
HICA-MAX™ is a powerful, non-hormonal, natural stimulator of muscle growth.* HICA-MAX™ chewables contain leucic acid, also know as alpha-hydroxy- isocaproic acid (HICA) – a natural metabolite of the branched chain amino acid, leucine.
HICA-MAX™ works by supporting protein synthesis (anabolism), and decreasing muscle protein breakdown (catabolism). Its mode of action has been suggested as an independent mTOR signal transducer, which is a “cell-signaler” for muscle protein synthesis. Leucic acid may interrupt muscle protein breakdown by activating nuclear factor kappa B and inhibiting caspase-8. It may also activate IGF-1.*