Molecular Nutrition takes clinical validation of our novel technologies very seriously. As such, we have funded a total of three University studies on our flagship patented supplement X-FACTOR™, including two full blown placebo-controlled trials on experienced weightlifters!


University of Tampa/Auburn University

University of Tampa and Auburn University collaborated on a placebo controlled study of X-FACTOR™ (Arachidonic Acid) supplementation. The researchers found 6 capsules (1.5g) per day of X-FACTOR broke training plateau in experienced weightlifters, resulting in significant gains in lean body mass, upper body strength, and peak power over 8 weeks.

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University of Tampa/Auburn University Study

Source: De Souza EO, Lowery RP, Wilson JM, Sharp MH, Mobley CB, Fox CD, et al. (2016) Effects of Arachidonic Acid Supplementation on Acute Anabolic Signaling and Chronic Functional Performance and Body Composition Adaptations. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155153

Baylor University

Baylor University placebo controlled study on X-FACTOR supplementation in experienced resistance-trained men. Supplementation was associated with significant increases in muscle peak power output, a reduced inflammatory response to training, and strong trends of improvements in bench press 1-rep max and average power output.

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Baylor Arachidonic Acid Study Poster 

Source: Roberts M, Iosia M, Kerksick C, Taylor L, Campbell B, et al. (2007) Effects of arachidonic acid supplementation on training adaptations in resistance-trained males. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 4:21.