Black Series | Our Premium Product Line
Here at MuscleSport, we’ve always tried to offer the most innovative and trusted products on the market (successfully, we might add), and we’re truly passionate about taking an ingredient, or combination of ingredients, and using them to beneficially augment the body. Accepting the challenge to read study after study and formulate kick-ass products, as well as the brand as a whole, is something we love down to our ripped and chiseled core.
If our goal is to always deliver high-quality products, why do we need a premium line?
Delivering full-strength, open-label products with a bevy of research-backed patented ingredients has always been something we’ve wanted to do, but these things take time. We had to be patient and strike at the opportune moment, and we knew that moment would be when the market matured, and customers became familiar with technical terms, like “muscle protein synthesis” or “mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR).”
To launch a premium line early would be completely overwhelming – a shotgun blast of ingredients when only a few are even known? Crazy talk! Now that WE have made it to this point, we’re proud and very excited to continue being industry leaders, pushing the market forward with The Black Series™ – MuscleSport’s line of premium, open-label, and still efficaciously dosed products.
What The Black Series™ is All About
The Black Series was developed for those that really want the best of the best. Sure, taking 6g of citrulline malate as a single ingredient will enhance your workouts, but taking 6g of citrulline malate AND over a dozen other performance enhancing ingredients, like you will find in Rhino Black™, is going to kick your workout up at least a dozen notches.
In part, The Black Series™ is a selfish endeavor. We’re all athletes here, and we want products that will take our training and recovery to the next level. It only makes sense that we share those products with you – people like us; people that want nothing but the best and a product that works just as hard as we do.
With The Black Series™, we can also seize an opportunity to continue being innovators and thought leaders, something in which we take a lot of pride. Being the first to, not just have a few transparent labels but, feature transparent labels is the direction that we, and now other companies as well, are pushing the supplement industry while also helping to educate consumers on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind each ingredient.
As a premium line, The Black Series™ can also feature more exclusive and patented ingredients for products that are on the cutting edge of science. Using combinations of these new ingredients allows a greater degree of innovation, capitalizing on multiple metabolic pathways for greater efficacy of the overall product.
Why Not Change the Whole Brand?
On one hand, that would be great, and for people like us who wonder why anybody would use anything except a product of the highest quality, it makes sense to only have premium products. For better or for worse, however, most people are not like us.
Only 61 out of 327 million Americans even have a gym membership. Let’s just assume they all use it, that’s still only 18.7%, which means that ~81% of Americans are making it really easy for the few of us to stand out among the crowds, and in reality, at least some of those memberships are more like donations than a cost of use. Having a membership doesn’t mean using a membership, and use still doesn’t mean they’re going 5+ times per week trying to have a top-tier physique. Many are just trying to be healthy, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
So for those of us that are on a relentless pursuit of excellence, premium is what makes sense, but it’s not desired by most. If you’ve made it this deep into the article, The Black Series™ is probably for you – a member of the highest quintile of fitness.
The Details on How The Black Series™ is Changing the Game
Products in The Black Series family are designed with one simple purpose – to be the best product in their given category. You want the best Body Recomposition Tool? That’s AlphaSRM™. Best Amino Acid Supplement? That’s AminoREV™. But what makes them the best?
There are 3 factors we think are very important.
First of all, every product in The Black Series™ features efficaciously dosed ingredients; there’s no “dusting” in a few ingredients just to have them on the label, each ingredient is dosed according to the science. Second, all labels are fully transparent, so you know exactly what you’re getting – no prop blends! Third, every product contains a patented ingredient, when available, ensuring, not just that the product will “work” but, it will be utilizing the most innovative and current research-backed ingredients for maximum results.
Beyond the general aspects of The Black Series™, each product is formulated to address a given problem by every known route – every biological mechanism that may be influenced by supplementation. Here’s a quick, in-depth look at AlphaBurn™ (formulated to enhance the natural fat-burning effects of exercise) as an example.
AlphaBurn™ - The Best Fat-Burning Pre Workout
AlphaBurn™ starts off with 2 grams of L-Carnitine to assist in shuttling fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are broken down, protect against pro-oxidation during exercise, jumpstart recovery, and improve androgen receptor density.
L-Carnitine’s role is assisted by a patented ingredient in AlphaBurn™, LeanGBB®. GBB (gamma-butyrobetaine) is a precursor to Carnitine that enhances total carnitine absorption and induces a powerful thermogenic (heat generating, from burning calories) effect of its own. 30mg of LeanGBB® is known to increase thermogenesis so much it induces spontaneous sweating!
275mg of caffeine is the amount that would be found in ~3 cups of coffee. Caffeine is a fat-burning staple, but it does more than make people feel energized due to its adenosine-antagonizing effects. Caffeine increases metabolic rate, stimulates lipolysis as a beta adrenergic receptor agonist, improves pain tolerance to tough exercise so athletes can work harder, and many more effects beyond fat burning.
The stimulatory effects of Caffeine are supported by 750mg L-Tyrosine, a precursor to adrenaline, which is necessary when caffeine is triggering adrenaline release. Higenamine (35mg) behaves similarly to ephedrine as an adrenergic beta 2 receptor agonist, known to work synergistically with caffeine for enhancing fat loss. Given the power of each of these ingredients, 50mg N-Phenyldimethylamine functions to induce euphoria and increase dopamine while also supporting enhanced metabolism, working similarly to dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
The adrenergic beta receptors work in an opposite manner to alpha receptors. The alpha receptors reduce fat-burning effects, so AlphaBurn™ features 3mg of Rauwolscine (alpha-yohimbine) to block alpha receptors and maintain enhanced fat-loss effects of ingredients like Caffeine and Higenamine.
25mg of Paradoxine® works by activating the elusive brown adipose tissue and uncoupling proteins. This enhances metabolic inefficiency – yes you read that correctly. Metabolic inefficiency involves “wasting” calories, and when this is in the adipose tissue, calories come from fat.
CapsiAtra® is one of our favorites. Supplying 3mg of dihydrocapsiate, CapsiAtra® does a lot, such as blocking genetic expression of fat-storing enzymes and other proteins, increasing thermogenesis and lipolysis, supporting muscle protein synthesis, and enhancing androgen receptor density on the muscle.
Finally, Zingerone (15mg) is included to decrease sensations of nausea, so athletes can train as hard as they possibly can; Acacetin (25mg) helps control estrogen and testosterone balance by reducing the activity of aromatase; and N-Methyl D-Aspartate (25mg) functions as an excitatory neurostransmitter.
With AlphaBurn™, we see the embodiment of The Black Series™ - 3 patented ingredients, complete transparency, efficacious dosing, and over a dozen mechanisms of fat loss stimulated.
The Best Supplements for Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and Fitness
If you’re looking for the best, look no further than The Black Series™. Every product in The Black Series™ features everything a high-level athlete, or aspiring high-level athlete, needs to take their performance and results to the max. No proprietary blends, no mystery dosing, and no nonsense.