While very many people don’t like insects – most have probably heard that they can be great sources of protein. What you probably haven’t heard is that they also might be able to provide an anabolic effect for athletes. Now don’t go running out eating bugs just yet. We’re talking about Ecdysteroids, an insect hormone that scientists have been studying to see what kind of effect they can have on building muscle and burning fat.

While the jury is still out on how effective these insect hormones might be – there is actually a surprising amount of promise regarding these substances. Certain studies show that it might be a very effective tool for bodybuilders to build lean mass. But don’t just take our word for it – let Jerry Brainum break it down for you in detail above.

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