Recently T-Nation announced an upcoming Biotest product called Indigo-3G, a cutting-edge nutrition repartitioning supplement. The claims that they make on this product makes it sound like the magic pill for getting you in the best shape of your life by repartitioning nutrients into muscle instead of fat.
How Does It Work?
The long article goes into details about the effects of the supplement on fat cells, muscle cells, and liver cells, but the entire article can be summarized in the following sentence:
Indigo-3G will tell your body to resist storing fats, oxidize fatty acids, and pull glucose and nutrients into muscle cells.
So pretty much, the more you eat, the more muscles you get.
Where to Get Indigo 3G?
As of 5/20/2011, Biotest just released Indigo 3G to 81 lucky beta testers. It sounds like they have plans to make the pills available for purchase through the T-Nation store as soon as the next 6 weeks (that’s how long an I3G cycle is). The last I’ve heard is that one batch of pills with cost you something like $390 per batch.
As of 7/18/2011, Biotest just announced that they are starting to distribute Indigo 3G. A few things you need to know:
- It seems to be working for the I3G beta testers.
- There is a Three-Bottle minimum on your first purchase.
- There are no refunds.
- It’s $480 for the 3 bottles (6 week cycle)
Ways to Keep Track of Indigo 3G Results?
Here are a few training logs of T-Nation Indigo 3G participants:
Keep an eye out for how they are doing and look at their progress. Also pay special attention if they mention any illnesses after taking I3G.
Don’t Want to Spend That Much Money?
Whenever something this new comes out into the wild, I’d like to wait until enough people try it and read their feedback to make sure it won’t permanently damage me (like make my bleed out of my eyes or something random like that). Also, I’d wait till the thing gets cheaper. I remember when N.O.Xplode first came out and it cost something like $40 per bottle, now you can find it at $25 per bottle when it’s on decent sale.
Until then, I prefer to opt for time-tested (and much cheaper) supplements with plenty of studies done on them. Some supplements that are okay in my book (and you might want to look into taking) are:
- Whey protein
- Vitamins and mineral (I take OptiMen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Choline promoting supplements (like lecithin)
- Creatine (okay in my book, but I personally don’t take it because I don’t want bulk)
I hope this helps, and please think twice and do your research before you put some random stuff into your body.