The two most important dietary needs before, during and after exercise are; Replacing body fluids – for this you need water and electrolytes – and Conserving / Replacing Muscle Glycogen. Although Glycogen is a Carbohydrate, research has shown that the most effective supplement is a 4:1 mixture of Carbohydrate and Protein.
Nutrisport Energy Boost 4:1 has a low protein to carb ratio - at this low level of protein, gastric emptying is not slowed. The quick digestion and absorption of protein provides branched chain amino acids which stops the muscle protein itself being burnt up for energy whilst training. It also increases the insulin response which drives the carbohydrate into the muscles. This blend can provide 24% - 29% greater increase in endurance than carbohydrate only drinks, and 57% greater than water alone.
The protein source is whey protein isolate hydrolysate. This avoids the problem of milkshake texture and reflux, and gives rapid release of intact amino acids, which allows you to replenish your muscles is during the hour after exercise, so that you are fully fit for your next session. This replenishment is important, whether you are an endurance athlete, power athlete, rugby or football player. This is essential if you train or compete more than twice a week.
• Aspartame free - Virtually lactose free GM free and suitable for Vegetarians
• Great Taste – Easily Mixed
• Predigested whey protein isolate contains rapidly assimilated amino acids
• High in Branched Chain Amino Acids which are removed from muscle tissue and converted to glucose during high intensity exercise
• Clear in solution – avoids milk shake texture which upsets the stomach and diverts blood away from muscles, especially during hot weather
"I. Used 2 X 5kg, and i am using my third, best source of complex cabs with no sugar, the taste is really nice "fruity ", recommended for any one looking for a clean source of complex carbs"
Posted by Anas Abubaker (6th February 2014)
"use energy drink for the carbs and electrolyte replacement with the added extra that it also provides protein for muscle recovery and repair.use during intense cardio workouts,aswell as swimming,cycling and running,also use USN IGF1 for extra protein supplement post workout"
Posted by colin (3rd March 2013)
"3/10 the taste is digusting not recommended to buy save ur money for something better!"
Posted by Reece Brettell (29th June 2012)
"This is a good solid recovery drink with the right proportions of protein and carbs. It mixes well and has a nice fruity taste. I add creatine and drink straight after training. I also mix one scoop of 90+ protein to one scoop of boost and drink 30 minutes before training.
AND it's great value for money."
Posted by Michael Griffin (2nd January 2011)
Qhow many mg of each bcaa does this contain and whats the difference between phosphate and citrate please
This information is not provided by Nutrisport, I am afraid, so I am unable to answer that question.
Magnesium citrate; potassium citrate (and so on) are thought to be higher quality, more bioavailable forms of nutrients. They are the laboratory forms of their naturally occurring counterparts.
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