C9-T11 2.0 is advertised as "The world's most powerful anti-catabolic muscle growth formula." Today we offer our C9-T11 2.0 review along with additional product information.
We first discussed the original C9-T11 product in October 2012. Since then, the C9-T11 formula and marketing have both changed. Today we’re taking a look at the 2.0 version of C9-T11 a little closer.
The official website remains unchanged, and can still be accessed at c9t11.com. In 2012, the website focused on “700% more muscle in 7 weeks.” In 2013, the 2.0 version of C9-T11 highlights the “anti-catabolic power” of the product, and its cortisol-lowering properties.
- 1 bottle: $37
- 2 bottles: $74
- 4 bottles (buy 3, get 1 free): $111
- 8 bottles (buy 6, get 2 free): $222
- Note that the original C9-T11 had the same pricing offer as the 2.0 version.
What they claim
- Results in just 28 days
- Maximize muscle mass
- Smash through plateaus
- Boost libido
- Reduce cortisol by as much as 30% after intense exercise
C9-T11 vs C9-T11 2.0
The original C9-T11 only contained a single active ingredient:
1000mg CLA Complex (75% Conjugated Linoleic Acid).
C9-T11 2.0 contains three active ingredients:
50mg Vitamin C, 50mg Phosphatidylserine, and 900 mg CLA Complex (72% Conjugated Linoleic Acid).
It appears that the addition of phosphatidylserine is what separates the original C9-T11 with the 2.0 version.
Although phosphatidylserine has been studied and listed as possibly effective for neurological benefits, it has also been cited in recent years as a means to reduce cortisol after exercise. Most studies, however, have focused on much higher doses than found in C9-T11 2.0.
This study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, for example, found that 400mg was not sufficient to lower cortisol: “The results of our study showed that 14 days of supplementation with 400 mg of PS had no effect on serum cortisol or total testosterone levels.”
Another study of a much higher dose found that, “In a double-blind study of active young men, supplementation with 750 of soybean-derived phosphatidylserine per day for 10 days increased the time the men could exercise until exhaustion by approximately 25%.”
C9-T11 2.0 recommends one to two pills a day, which only amounts to 100mg of phosphatidylserine.
- Here is a screenshot of the C9-T11 website, taken in November 2013:
Alternatives to C9-T11 2.0
It has been stated that C9-T11 2.0 could be substituted with less expensive CLA and phosphatidylserine supplements. Phosphatidylserine can be found anywhere from $9 to about $40, while CLA can be purchased for about $15 to $25. These can also be found locally, which avoids shipping charges and delays.
C9-T11 is a supplement which contains CLA and phosphatidylserine. The amount of phosphatidylserine is below what most studies have found to be effect for lowering cortisol.
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