In a world where you can find your favourite muscle-building supplements on Amazon, a new and perhaps even potentially powerful muscle-boosting supplement might be coming to your door.
Bull Shark is a new protein and amino acid supplement with the promise to boost muscle mass, increase fat burning and boost the immune system.
Bull Shark comes in two different flavours, Bull Shark Ultra Boost and Bull Shark Super Boost.
Bull Sharks Ultra Boost has a 5-10 times greater amino acid profile than Bull Shark Boost, with more than 25% protein, 20% fat and 10% carbohydrates.
It has also been designed with the idea that it should work alongside the supplement Bull Shark.
“In the context of supplements, Bull Sharks are like steroids in that they’re not a pure, pure muscle enhancer,” says Dr Mark Higgs, an associate professor of clinical nutrition at Imperial College London.
“But they have some of the same benefits.
They work in combination with other supplements, like Bull Shark and other amino acids, to boost protein and fat synthesis, improve insulin sensitivity and help you get more energy from food.”
Dr Higgs explains that when we think of muscle building supplements, we think about building more muscle, and in a way that may not necessarily be the case.
“We have the belief that muscle growth is important for maintaining healthy tissue and a good immune system,” he says.
Bull Shark has been engineered to work in a similar way. “
When you take steroids, you have to use steroids to build muscle, otherwise you’ll become fat.”
Bull Shark has been engineered to work in a similar way.
“Our new Bull Shark formula has a much higher ratio of muscle protein to fat, which makes it a much more efficient way to increase protein than any other protein supplement,” he explains.
“Bull Shark Boost has the advantage of being more stable than Bull Sharks Super Boost because of the fact that we have a much longer shelf life.
It will last for years, so you can take it regularly if you want to.”
“The most exciting thing about Bull Shark supplements is that they work in synergy with other muscle building and energy boosting supplements,” says Mark Higgses.
“I’m really excited to see the potential of this new product.”
Dr Mark Higmings, assistant professor of Clinical Nutrition at Imperial and author of ‘How to build Muscle, Fat and Energy in 10 Weeks’, says that the combination of Bull Shark’s high protein and energy content, and its short shelf life, make it a great supplement for those who want to boost their muscle mass or gain fat without having to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a gym membership.
“Bull Shark’s amino acid content is so high, that if you are going to take it, you really have to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet with plenty of carbs, as well as eating a lot of fat and protein,” he adds.
Dr Mark says that while the benefits of Bull Sharks will be similar to other supplements that have been created, they may not have the same level of potential to increase muscle mass as some supplements.
“For example, Bull shark is a bit different to many of the other supplements on the market, it has a higher protein content, it’s a lot cheaper, and it has much higher levels of antioxidants,” he tells New Scientist.
“So, it could be useful for those people who are looking to build up their muscle and build fat while keeping in good health.”
A review of over 40 studies, conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, found that the safety of Bull shark was “good to excellent”, although it did recommend that people with a history of autoimmune diseases should avoid the supplement.
The Bull Shark Formula is made of whey protein concentrate, which contains an added amino acid called lysine, which can help support muscle protein synthesis and improve insulin resistance.
It’s also high in protein, fat and carbohydrate, with a 30% protein content.
It’s also made of a combination of amino acids including lysin, tyrosine and histidine.
“The key is that the whey product contains both lysines and histines, which are essential for building muscle, which is what we want to do with this supplement,” Dr Higgs says.
This is the case with most muscle-builders, but it’s not the case for those with insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, which may contribute to the problem.
Bull Shark is made by Nutricia, a company which specialises in making muscle-supplement supplements.
Nutricia has been working to develop the Bull Shark brand since it launched in 2006.
“The Bull Sharks brand has always been designed to appeal to people who want protein, and they are very popular among a lot people,” says Nutricia’s chief marketing officer, Joanna Giddings.
“People really like the fact Nut