Superior fuel = Superior recovery
BY STEVE BORN
Your body wants to reward you for the efforts you made in training - strengthening the immune system, rebuilding muscle tissue stronger, and storing more minutes of readily available fuel (glycogen) in the muscles. All you have to do to enjoy all of these endurance-enhancing benefits is supply your body with the materials it needs within the first 30 minutes after exercise (the sooner, the better).
Recoverite is the high-quality fuel that your body desperately wants after a tough workout session or race. With its ideal 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates and the highest-quality whey protein isolate, the richest source of the amino acids needed for muscle tissue repair and immune system support. These two components are absolutely crucial for maximizing recovery, so don't take chances or cut corners with junk sugars and cheap, ineffective protein, such as casein. Remember, the quality of the fuel you put in your body after exercise determines the quality of your recovery.
In addition to the complex carbohydrates and whey protein isolate, Recoverite also provides the following nutrients to help maximize recovery:
Glutamine (3,000 mg per 2-scoop serving). This is the most abundant amino acid in your muscles, and it becomes severely depleted through intense exercise. It plays a significant role in the glycogen synthesis process. Along with the branched-chain amino acids that occur in high levels in whey protein isolate - more than any other protein source - glutamine helps repair and rebuild muscle tissue. It has also been shown to help raise bodily levels of glutathione, one of the most powerful antioxidants intimately involved in immune system health. Glutamine contributes to growth hormone release, and is a key component for intestinal health.
Chromemate brand chromium polynicotinate. This trace mineral helps regulate carbohydrate metabolism, which has profound effects on recovery and athletic performance.
L-carnosine. This is one of the most versatile and beneficial nutrients that you can take. During exercise, it's a great lactic acid buffer, and it continues to offer antioxidant and anti-glycation properties after a workout. Glycation is the undesirable cross-linking of proteins and sugars to form nonfunctioning structures in the body. It is cited as an underlying cause of age-related problems including neurologic (brain), vascular (circulatory), and ocular (eye) disorders. L-carnosine has been shown to help prevent this.
Full-spectrum electrolyte profile. This complete profile helps replenish depleted mineral stores.
Give your body what it needs immediately after exercise, when it's most receptive to replenishment, and it will respond wonderfully - recovering faster, adapting efficiently to physical stress, and storing more readily available fuel in the muscles. As soon as possible after your workout (within 30 minutes or sooner), it's crucial to replenish your body with an ideal 3:1 ratio of 30-60 grams of complex carbohydrates and 10-20 grams of whey protein isolate.
Recoverite allows you to get the full value out of every minute that you put into your training. Available in four delicious flavors, it has a mild, pleasant taste that you'll enjoy and appreciate. Mix a couple of scoops with water, drink, and you're done¦ simple! You've just put the best possible finishing touches on your workout, and you've given your body a great head start on tomorrow's workout and your upcoming races.