Anyone working to get in shape – really great shape – and the gain in strength and energy that come with it, first needs to know and understand two words: “anabolic” and “catabolic”.
So let’s start from there, if we’re looking to get a grasp on what’s so special about Anabolic Bridge, the latest product to hit the shelves from 1st Phorm Nutrition – and which seems so accurately named for what it aims to be.
Anabolic and catabolic are two distinct and opposite processes that take place in the human body, specifically in relation to muscle and tissue growth.
When your body is said to be in an anabolic state, tissue and muscle growth, build up and maintenance take place. This process requires energy, naturally provided by food and occasionally augmented by nutrition and energy supplements.
The opposite of anabolic is the catabolic state, which requires no energy but in fact, releases or provides energy from the digestion and breakdown of food that has been taken in. This energy is what is needed to put the anabolic state in motion for tissue and muscle buildup.
Simply put, during the catabolic state, food and nutrition being taken in is broken up for the production of energy. And, in the anabolic state, the body is using this energy for the dynamic process of muscle and tissue build up, maintenance or repair.