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Fortagen Questions

What are the benefits of amino acids? #

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, but there are over 200 of them! This means that some are toxic, while others are essential for human life. By way of example, only 21 of the 200+ existing amino acids are actually required for protein synthesis in human tissue, including for repair and the growth of the musculature. Access to the right amino acids and protein is therefore critical for health.

What separates Fortagen from BCAA products with similar amino acid ingredients? #

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, but there are over 200 of them! This means that some are toxic, while others are essential for human life. By way of example, only 21 of the 200+ existing amino acids are actually required for protein synthesis in human tissue, including for repair and the growth of the musculature. Access to the right amino acids and protein is therefore critical for health.

BCAAs contain both essential and nonessential amino acids. Fortagen contains a proprietary blend of only the essential amino acids, which are the amino acids that the body uses to synthesize protein, but is unable to produce on its own. The ratios in Fortagen are optimized for anabolic utility by the body. In order for protein synthesis to occur, all 8 essential amino acids must be present at the same time and in the correct ratio to one another.

The more the ratio of the 8 essential amino acids changes from the optimal pattern, the less the body utilizes the protein. Fortagen has the most optimized amino acid ratios to maximize muscle growth. You get the highest protein nutritional value in the world at nearly 100% usage.

Why are the amino acids in Fortagen more effective? #

In order for protein synthesis to occur, all 8 essential amino acids must be present at the same time and in the correct ratio to one another. The more the ratio of the 8 essential amino acids changes from the optimal pattern, the less the body utilizes the protein. Fortagen has the most optimized amino acid ratios to maximize muscle growth. You get the highest protein nutritional value in the world at nearly 100% usage.

How does Fortagen compare to whey protein? #

Whey protein, which is quite popular in the athletic industry, and is relatively well regarded, was shown to achieve just 18% anabolic usage in human subjects, with vegetable protein sources being under 10%. Protein from meat fared slightly better, but even so, less than 40% of ingested protein was used anabolically.

This means that for an athlete trying to supply the body with protein for the purposes of lean tissue growth, more than 8 out of every 10 grams of whey protein they consume may not be used for its intended purpose.

For more information, learn how to calculate the amount of protein needed to build muscle.

How long do you have to use Fortagen to be able to see or feel results? #

As with any supplement, results may vary. However, you may be able to feel or measure an increase in muscle endurance after the first or second time using Fortagen (using the recommended dosage).

Meanwhile, you may be able to measure an increase in muscle strength after the first or second week using Fortagen (using the recommended dosage). Week after week, you may experience an increase in muscle mass, strength and endurance, joined with a shortened recovery period after physical activity.

What does Fortagen taste like? #

Fortagen tastes like fruit punch.

Does Fortagen need refrigeration? #

For the best taste, we recommend refrigerating Fortagen after opening and shaking before use, in case any settling may have occurred.

What does the research say about Fortagen? #

In two trials, a combination of amino acids, designed for the most anabolic effect were tested. The trials showed lower nitrogen waste than had ever been previously measured, and the trial that measured new muscle development versus control showed a 33% greater muscle growth effect, while body fat was declining. [2]

When is the best time to take Fortagen? How many servings can I have? #

One serving of Fortagen takes up the ENTIRE body’s ability to process protein in an efficient way until it has been fully digested. Therefore, you only want to consume one serving at a time, and always waiting 2 hours after a meal with protein.

A serving of Fortagen itself digests and is utilized quickly, so 30 min after one serving, you are ready for the next one if that’s what you want to do.

As your body does most of its muscle building during your sleep, we recommend taking Fortagen 30 minutes before bed as this ensures your body has the needed ingredients to build muscle overnight.


Can I take more than two scoops per day of Fortagen? #

Yes, you can take two servings a day! Dr. Jaquish takes two servings a day to help him meet his protein needs!

Can I take Fortagen while fasting? #

Yes, you absolutely can Fortagen during your fast! Fortagen is only 4 calories per serving and it takes around 50 calories to break a fast.

Will taking Fortagen before bed keep me up at night? #

That will depend on the individual. Fortagen shouldn’t have any affect on your sleep but if drinking a glass of water before bed makes you get up a lot and disrupts your sleep, you may want to look at taking Fortagen at a different time.

Does Fortagen comply with the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) labeling regulations? #

Yes, Fortagen complies with the FDA’s labeling regulations. Fortagen does not require the FDA’s approval because it is a dietary supplement. Dietary supplements, in contrast to drugs, do not require the FDA approval but must comply with the FDA’s labeling regulations.

Can I use other protein supplements with Fortagen? #

Protein supplements should not be taken in conjunction with Fortagen.

This may prevent:

  1. lowering of BPS/min
  2. an increase in the nitrogen catabolites
  3. an overloading of digestive functions