Cell Mass is a creatine-based sports supplement created by BSN that used to help speed muscle recovery after exercise and is clinically designed to boost muscle recovery, power, and endurance. It acts as a post-workout and nighttime recovery agent. According to BodyBuilding.com, Cellmass has won the Creatnine Product of the Year Award for 2005-2009.
How Does It Work?
According to the Cell Mass product website, the supplement promotes strength, endurance, recovery, and muscle development, helps aid in total lifting capacity and increases endurance time, promotes recycling and energy of ATP, aids creatine absorption, helps in protein synthesis, protects against protein damage from intense training, maintain blood glucose levels, and promotes electrolyte balance in the body.
The proponents of Cellmass state its primary function is that of a recovery agent to assist in protein synthesis, while promoting the proper balancing of electrolytes. According to BSNonline.net, Cellmass replenishes the natural creatnine in a person’s body that is lost during a workout. These statements, however, have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Cell Mass contains “AVPT,” BSN’s proprietary blend of ingredients designed to help aid creatine transport, which leads faster muscle recovery. COP is N-methyl-N-(beta-hydroxyethyl) guanidine O-phosphate. COP pre-treatment has been studied on the recovery of contractility of rat isolated heart after hypoxia or ischemia (i.e. lack of oxygen). Thus, it is suggested that Creatinol-O-Phosphate exerts its cardioprotective effect by an action on anaerobic glycolysis.
Pharmacokinetic studies have shown that absorption of COP administered intramuscularly! is complete. COP is distributed in all organs, and in particular, in the kidney, liver and myocardium or heart tissue. After being dephosphorylated, this COP is eliminated with urine. Dephosphorylation of Creatinol-O-Phosphate (the CAS numner is 6903-79-3 and the formula is C4H12N3O4P)occurs in the kidney and liver. COP crosses themembrane of the myocardial cell, concentrating in the cytosoluble fraction.
On non-training days, consume 1 scoop when you wake up and one scoop in the afternoon of evening. On both training days and non-training days, take two servings of Cell Mass. Mix 1 scoop of Cell Mass with 4-6 ounces of cold water before and after a workout on training days.
Although many manufacturers of dietary supplements claim their products are beneficial, it is hard to make a determination without expert opinion. Since claims made on various websites that promote Cellmass have not been evaluated by the FDA, individuals should discuss its use with a doctor before deciding to add it to their diet.