Welcome to the final part of this 3 part series taking a closer look at Ronnie Coleman’s new range of supplements. So far, we’ve already had a look at Myo-Blitz, (a pre-workout) and Testogen-XR (a testosterone booster). This final part will look at the Ronnie’s version of a growth hormone boosting supplement; Resurrect-P.M.
Ronnie Coleman Resurrect-PM Review
What Is It?
Resurrect-PM is Ronnie Coleman’s supplement used to promote better, deeper sleep and thus improved growth hormone release potential and recovery ability. This is because the sleep period is the prime time for when we are consolidating most of our growth hormone release during the day.
From first glance at the product, Ronnie Coleman’s Resurrect-PM is a straightforward growth hormone encouraging supplement. Along with the typical ZMA inclusion (Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6), important for metabolism processes and production of anabolic hormones; Resurrect-PM also contains Phenibut or β-Phenyl-γ-aminobutyric acid, a strong anxiolytic compound capable of helping improving impaired sleep and for general reduction of stress and anxiety1. The inclusion of L-tryoptophan is also a common, but useful contribution to the improvement of sleep, due to its well known ability to act as a precursor to serotonin and melatonin, both compounds important for superior sleep. Resurrect-PM also contains commonly used growth hormone secretagogues in the form of the amino acids arginine and ornithine2.
Difference From the Competition
As with Myo-Blitz, Resurrect-P.M contains HICA or DL-alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid, which can help promote muscle growth through its anti-catabolic abilities3. The inclusion of creatine is also a great move to boost creatine levels in the body, a well studied way to improve strength and intensity in the gym as well as muscle growth4. Creatine has also been shown in some studies to promote reduced muscular damage after resistance training5,6.
Of Particular Interest
Using the compound L-Theanine is an interesting and relatively new addition into GH products. Usually found in green tea, Theanine has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognition and promote a reduction in stress and anxiety7, both issues which can result in poor sleeping patterns. While research is still in its early stages, this ingredient has some strong potential for inclusion in GH and sleep promoting supplements.
The Black Sheep
The 1g of carbohydrates. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, perhaps a higher amount of carbs per serve may be able to improve the absorption of the creatine. A minor detail though, considering the possibly small amount of creatine per serving.
Who It's For
For those trainers who want to improve on their recovery potential, encourage potential improved growth hormone secretion and/or also for those people who desire deeper, more restful sleep. Now that we’ve examined all three of Ronnie Coleman’s new range of supplements, it’s time to decide whether or not you want to be a serious bodybuilder and ‘lift this HEAVY ass weight!1. Lapin, I. (2001). "Phenibut (beta-phenyl-GABA): A tranquilizer and nootropic drug" CNS drug reviews 7 (4): 471–481
2. Zajac A, Poprzecki S, Zebrowska A, Chalimoniuk M, Langfort J. ‘Arginine and ornithine supplementation increases growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 serum levels after heavy-resistance exercise in strength-trained athletes.’ J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):1082-90.
3. Mero AA et al. ‘Effects of alfa-hydroxy-isocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in athletes.’ Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2010: 7:1
4. Kreider RB et al. ‘ISSN exercise & sport nutrition review: research & recommendations.’ J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010; 7: 7.
5. Cooke, M.B., et al. (2009). ‘Creatine supplementation enhances muscle force recovery after eccentrically induced muscle damage in healthy individuals.’ J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 6:13.
6. Rosene, J., et al. (2009). ‘Short and longer-term effects of creatine supplementation on exercise-induced muscle damage.’ J Sports Sci Med. 8:89-96
7. Kimura K, Ozeki M, Juneja L, Ohira H (2007). "L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses". Biol Psychol 74 (1): 39–45.