Cissus Quadrangularis: 4-Hour Body Vitamins and Supplements
Cissus Quadrangularis shows up in the 4-Hour Body as part of Occam’s Prescriptions.
For those who can afford it, I believe CQ is very effective for minimizing unwanted fat gain while overfeeding. Until more human studies are done, I don’t plan on continuous use, but I will use it during 8–12 week growth cycles, on “off” days, or after joint sprains”.
From Occam’s Prescriptions
Cissus Quadrangularis: 2,400 mg three times per day
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid:300mg, 30 minutes before each whole food meal
- Consume 80 grams during the first five days of Occam’s Protocol:
- 10 grams every 2 hours on the dot until 80-gram quota is reached
- After the Initial five day loading period: 10-30 grams post workout will speed repair and help prevent soreness
- Creatine Monohydrate: For 28 days:
- Consume 3.5 grams upon waking
- Consume 3.5 grams before bed
- if you use powder, mix in 5-6 grams total as losing one to two grams in solution is hard to avoid.
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From the Four Hour Body
Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) is an indigenous medicinal plant of India. It is a newcomer in mainstream supplementation, usually prescribed for joint repair. In July 2009, I experimented with high-dose CQ following elbow surgery due to a staph infection. Unexpectedly, used in combination with PAGG, it seemed to have synergistic anti-obesity and anabolic (muscle growth) effects. Upon performing a second literature review of its use in Ayurvedic medicine and fracture repair, it became clear that there were implications for preventing fat gain during overfeeding. Rural China, where I continued experimentation with CQ, provided high-volume rice meals combined with sweets at mandatory sit-down meals, 3–5 times per day. It was the perfect fat-gaining environment. CQ preserved my abs. I saw measurable fat-loss and anabolic effects once I reached 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams), three times per day 30 minutes prior to meals, for a total of 7.2 grams per day. Is that the magic dose? I had approximately 160 pounds (72.7 kilograms) of lean bodymass, so there might be a trigger at 45 milligrams per pound lean bodymass, or it could be an absolute effective dose regardless of bodyweight. Until long-term side-effect studies are done at these higher doses, I don’t suggest exceeding 7.2 grams per day.
For those who can afford it, I believe CQ is very effective for minimizing unwanted fat gain while overfeeding. Until more human studies are done, I don’t plan on continuous use, but I will use it during 8–12 week growth cycles, on “off” days, or after joint sprains. Kevin Rose, one of my traveling companions during our three-week trip, lamented, “Glenn and I were getting fatter and fatter, while this f*cker was getting ripped. What the hell?!” One friend, a serial CTO, referred to cissus quadrangularis as the “morning-after pill” for diet after seeing me chase peanut butter ice cream and brownies with it. CQ works.
– Ferriss, Timothy (2010-12-08). The 4-Hour Body (p. 110).
Absonutrix Cissus Quadrangularis Xtreme 1600mg – 120 Capsules Cissus Quadrangularis Capsules
Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Rating (NMBER)
Each capsule contains: Cissus Quadrangularis stem. Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Cellulose.