Overview of Divided Labs Diverge Max
Divided Labs was a company founded on creating effective supplements without the marketing gimmicks. The owner and CEO, Connor Cummings, is a cancer survivor who beat the disease with hard work, dedication and a commitment to life. He pours this same effort into his supplement lines.
Diverge Max is the second edition of Divided Lab’s muscle building agent Diverge. The original formula only included Laxosterone. Divided Labs decided to combine their two popular products Diverge and Maxcat (Epicatechin) to create Diverge Max, an extreme muscle building agent.
Diverge Max lives up to the hype. We loved the first addition but the combination of Laxosterone and Epicatechin makes this a must-have in your bulking supplement list. The profile is simple with two ingredients shown to increase size and mass, the effectiveness is second-to-none, dosage is on-point and the value is there for anyone trying to get big. You will love Diverge Max.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Divided Labs Diverge Max on four categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the ingredients used in the making of this muscle-builder. We look into each ingredients effective use and determine if it was a quality selection for the product.
We then look at the dosage. Are they using the ingredients at effective doses? It’s one thing to select awesome ingredients, it’s another to make sure they are being dosed where they are meant to be effective.
We then look at effectiveness. This is generally an extension of the profile and dosage section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, dosage, and effectiveness in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of muscle-builders, prohomones and SARMs available on the market.
Our original review of Diverge was highly rated at 4.5 for its profile. Diverge Max goes one step ahead of its original and combines the Laxosterone (5a-hydroxy laxogenin) with Epicatechin (the main ingredient in their Maxcat product). These two ingredients work collectively to promote muscle growth.
Laxosterone is a plant-based steroid. No, this is not an illegal steroid like Anavar (which Laxosterone has been compared too due to the results it provides). This is not an anabolic steroid what-so-ever. Laxosterone provides results similar to steroids but does not have any negative impact on liver toxicity. Tests have shown Laxosterone to increase protein synthesis by as much as 200% which is key to muscle recovery, growth and strength. Studies have also shown that Laxosterone increases strength and muscle mass.
Epicatechin is an ingredient commonly found in dark chocolate. We’ve all heard that dark chocolate is good for us, but never truly understood why. What Epicatechin does is increases our blood flow into our muscles by dilating the blood vessels. It also has a positive effect on insulin sensitivity which is another key in muscle growth. In this case, for this product, the main benefit of Epicatechin is that it inhibits myostatin. Myostatin is produced by our body to essentially put a limit on our muscle growth. If we did not produce myostatin the human body would get so big we would not be able to function.
Combining a muscle building agent like Laxosterone with a myostatin inhibiting agent like Epicatechin allows you to break through plateaus and chase those gains.
Although there is not enough clinical evidence of propers dosage, the studies do say that 10-60mg of Laxosterone is effective. This product contains 50mg of Laxosterone. Other studies indicate that Epicatechin should be dosed north of 200mg for an aggressive plan but can be as low as 40mg for normal health. This product is dosed at 100mg of Epicatechin so right in the middle. The product also has 5mg of BioPerine to help with the absorption of the two main ingredients.
I had a goal in mind while using Diverge Max, to finally get to 200 pounds. My weight fluctuated between 192 and 194 at the start of this 30-day cycle. Effectiveness to me is judged based on what my goals are and what the product claims. Diverge Max claims increased strength gains and increased mass. After 30-days on Diverge Max I was 201 pounds and my strength drastically increased.
My other goal was a 500 pound dead lift. My PR prior to Diverge Max was 465 pounds. My new PR ended up being 475 pounds. I was also able to lift 500 pounds about 4 inches off the ground. So although I did not obtain my goal of 500 pounds I did increase my PR.
To me this was extremely effective as I was able to achieve my body weight goal without increasing my body fat percentage. I was over 200 pounds one other time (while lifting…not when I was fat) but I did not have my abs then. I have my abs now and I am in the 200 pound club.
The first version of this product retailed for around $50. Diverge Max will retail for about $60, so a little higher. You have to keep in-mind that this product did combine two products together. Previously these products would have retailed well over $100 if you bought them separate. Diverge Max, at $60, is a huge steal and a great value. The results proved that a $60 investment is completely worth it. You won’t be sorry!