Clear Muscle is a muscle builder made by MuscleTech. The manufacturer states that the product may increase “anabolic activity” and reduce muscle breakdown.
Clear Muscle contains just one active ingredient: BetaTOR® (1000mg) – a patented form of free acid beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate. The BetaTOR patent is owned by a third-party – Metabolic Technologies, LLC.
Also known as HMB, this ingredient is said to help increase strength, boost strength and enhance lean mass, while also reducing muscle damage and improving recovery.
Non-active ingredients include choline chloride, Hypromellose and water (vegetarian capsule), and silicon dioxide.
Each bottle of MuscleTech Clear Muscle contains 168 capsules, which equates to 84 servings.
A good product, too bad its really pricey, almost too pricey 🙁
Clear Muscle by MuscleTech Review Disclaimer: I have tried with various results many different Muscle/Growth Enhancer supplements in my day. I received this product to review as a VIP member for Iovate Health Sciences Inc., but by no means a representative or employee of Iovate. That being said, I still always provide honest reviews on products, whether I received them free, or purchased them myself. No dishonest reviews here! I also always like to state that each individuals body will react to certain supplements differently than that next, while some things are similar across the board for people as well. Well here it goes! INTRODUCTION: I have tried many similar muscle growth enhancing products in the past, with varied results. I eat right for the most part (while attempted to gauge my macro intake instead of being a calorie watcher) and stay mostly active (5-6 days of activity per week, either in the gym, stretching, running, hiking, sports, etc.) so I would say I don’t fit into the standard technology consultant physical profile :). My job is fast paced, keeps me on my toes and requires me to be energetic and quick thinking all the time. Staying in shape in the technology world in my opinion is a must, that is if you want your quality of life to be better overall, but then I believe that doesn’t matter whatever field you work in, you would want to feel that way right? As stated in my disclaimer, I received this product to try in exchange for my honest feedback. After reading the label and doing some research and reviewing what I wanted to achieve physically, I decided to give the product a shot! INGREDIENT PROFILE: 7/10 BetaTor (Free acid beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) 1,000 mg: From information I gathered across the net, BetaTor is the pure, free acid form of HMB or free acid beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate. BetaTor is naturally produced in our bodies during the metabolism of the essential amino acid Leucine. Leucine is also natural and is found in many foods such as beef, fish, soybeans and alfalfa, to name a few. Scientists and others in the medical field have studied and have shown positive effects of CaHMB (calcium B-hydroxy-B-methylbutyrate) in the following areas over decades of time: Increased Strength Decreased Muscle Damage Increased Lean Mass Improved Recovery Aerobic Performance Body Composition Sense this form is easily deliverable, BetaTor has been a mainstay in HMB used in supplements around the supplement industry and medical world. A study done was done in 2009 involving the kinetics of this form of delivery, and in 2011 published their results showing faster absorption, increased blood levels of HMB, and increased clearance to tissues. BetaTor also works to dramatically amplify protein synthesis. It achieves this through the mTOR pathway while at the same time works to fight catabolism by inhibiting the UPP pathway. This in theory puts the body into the perfect state to build muscle and phenomenal recovery. TASTE/ MIX-ABILITY / DOSING: 10/10 Clear gel capsules with zero taste. Dosing schedule is as follows: 2 Capsules (1 servings) in the morning, mid-afternoon, and evening. Depending on your workout schedule, take one of the servings 30 minutes before training. Don’t take more than 6 in a 24-hour period. Best results usually achieved when using the product for 12 weeks and following a good training and diet regimen. Effectiveness: 6/10 SO FAR (only been on product for 3 weeks or so) I wouldn’t read too far into my Effectiveness score, as this is based on results SO FAR. I didn’t really start to feel a slight increase in strength until almost week 3. I noticed that my muscle endurance was increasing, not feelings as “gassed” as I was in the weeks prior. I have been using Clear Muscle alongside of a multi vitamin, a pre-workout supplement and a BCAA product as my intra/during workout, following by an Isolate Protein product with a scoop of a Agmatine supplement and tablespoon of coconut oil mixed in after my workout. I am a 5-6 day a week lifter, with the 6 and or 7th day being some form off activity like softball, basketball, BJJ, and boxing. Now I scored this so far based not only on my results so far, where I think my results will be after 12 weeks combined with the cost, which I feel should be better considering how much someone would be paying retail value for to get said results over 12 weeks. More in this in the next section. Overall I believe if I maintain course, I should see great strength gains by 12 weeks in, but is it worth it for the cost? Value: 3/10 Here is where this product takes a hit, in the wallet. Depending on where you buy this product from, you can be paying anywhere from $105-$200 (with an average cost of $45 per bottle) for a 12-week cycle, depending on promotions retailers may be running at the time. That’s pretty expensive, especially if you’re like me and taking other supplements as well. That’s what I believe hurts this great product, the price as compared to the results that could be achieved. Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is great results to be had here, I just don’t think their worth the dent in your wallet you’re going to take, especially being as that this probably isn’t the only supplement a person is going to take on their journey to results. Side Effects (If Any): The only side effect I experienced was an increase in appetite, but after a little research, I found that this is likely coming from the Leucine content. I can live with that considering I stay pretty active, need the nutrients to build muscle, and I stay pretty strict to my diet. Conclusion: 7/10 Overall A potentially great product that by my opinion (and one shared by a lot of reviewers that I am seeing) is being held down by its price. If the product was a little more affordable, you would be looking a cornerstone supplement for anyone that is looking to increase muscle, strength and mass. As always, thank you for reading my review, I appreciate you taking the time to do so! Sending good vibes your way!