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Some athletes say that gamma oryzanol helps increase muscle size and strength gains and reduce fatigue.
Gamma oryzanol and its related compound ferulic acid are thought to affect hormone function in the body, resulting in anabolic effects on muscle growth as well as reduced sense of fatigue. Early studies appeared promising, but a recent double-blind trial cast doubt on any real benefits.
It appears that gamma oryzanol is very poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
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