How does Laxogenin Work?
56786-63-1, also known as Laxogenin, is a plant compound and the best member of Brassinosteroids. Brassinosteroids is a class of polyhydroxysteroids that are seen as sixth class potent hormones, examples are Mustard, Castasterone etc. Brassinosteroids generally increases protein. Structurally, Laxogenin looks like the plant extract ecdysterone and functions as anabolic steroids but Laxogenin is natural and commonly considered to be free of liver-toxic side effects.
Although the process of effect has not been clarified, it however directly increases protein synthesis and reduces protein breakdown. Laxogenin is also believed to enhance muscle recovery and growth by inhibiting the stress hormone cortisol. When consumed in excess, cortisol levels can make it almost impossible to gain muscle or energy. Laxogenin does not perform the function of a prohormone by interfering with the body’s internal secretion of the endocrine glands. Laxogenin neither increases nor decreases endogenous levels of testosterone.
Laxogenin is a naturally-occurring, plant-derived substance, not a synthetic steroid concocted in some pharmaceutical laboratory. On top of that, there has been a substantial lack of research surrounding the actual mechanism behind Laxogenin's mechanism of action.
In other words, scientists still don’t know exactly how Laxogenin does what it does. But, according to the initial studies conducted in Russia, it is significantly increase muscle protein synthesis. Laxogenin has also been found to substantially reduce protein breakdown.
Additionally, some other info about the effects/actions of Laxogenin can be gleaned from the patent application for the ingredient. Specifically, the patent application states that Laxogenin can exhibit adaptogenic traits, helping your body "normalize" its stress response.