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PhD Nutrition Recovery 2:1



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PhD Nutrition Recovery 2:1

New and improved Recovery 2:1 is designed to assist with lean muscle building and recovery from intense exercise



New and improved PhD Recovery 2:1™ is a premium, high protein, post exercise formula that assists with lean muscle gains during periods of intense exercise. It contains a precision 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein, which helps to provide an excellent nutrient ratio for any athlete looking
for replenishment after exercise. With a multi-stage carbohydrate blend including healthy waxy barley flour, plus a premium triple source whey protein matrix, Recovery 2:1™ is an innovative and effective product that aids recovery after exercise, whilst helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
PhD Nutrition have added Creapure® creatine monohydrate, increased the level of L-Glutamine and added more BCAA’s to ensure a 4:1:1 ratio of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Recovery 2:1™ is an easy to mix, great tasting shake that contains specific vitamins and minerals offering a variety of health benefits. With magnesium to help maintain electrolyte balance and support normal muscle function, as well as vitamin C to help protect cells from oxidative stress, this comprehensive formula provides everything you need from a post exercise recovery product.


Nutrition Information
Container Size: 1280g 
Serving Size: 2 scoops (80g) 
Servings Per Container: 16 
Amount Per Serving: 
Total Calories: 290
Protein: 23.6g 
Total Carbohydrates: 47.2g 
-Sugars: 23.8g 
-Dietary Fibre: 1.2g 
Fat: 0.48g 
-Saturates: 0.08g 
Salt: 0.64g
Vitamin C:  250mg
Magnesium:  38mg
Also Provides:
Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate:  4000mg
L-Glutamine:  3600mg
L-Leucine:  480mg
L-Isoleucine:  120mg
L-Valine:  120mg 
PhD Carbohydrate blend (Maltodextrin (19%), Dextrose Monohydrate (19%), Waxy Maize Starch (16%), Waxy Barley Flour (10%)), PhD Protein Blend (Whey* Protein Isolate (13%), Whey* Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey* Protein Isolate), Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate, L-Glutamine, Flavourings, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, Vitamin C, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Acidity regulator (Citric acid), Colour (Beetroot red), Stabiliser (Guar gum, Xanthan gum), Sweetener (Sucralose). *From Milk
Please Note: Nutritional facts and ingredients may vary slightly between flavours.

Add 2 scoops (approximately 80g) of PhD Recovery 2:1™ to 400ml ice cold water and shake gently in a PhD shaker cup for 10 seconds. Drink within 10 minutes of completing any intense exercise. Use one serving daily.

Reviews (3)

"THis is a fantastic supplement, I have tried endless amounts of powders, all in ones and mixing up my own and this is brilliant. I felt better after a workout, body felt leaner and I was gaining size. Great price too, worth a try. Berry blast is nice flavour too."

Posted by Luke  (5th October 2011)


"I have suffered from M.E since 1996 particulary after exercise. However i recently started using Rego Recovery and found it to be an amazing help for my body to recover with no ill effects after exercise. Highly recomend it to anyone like myself whose body struggles to recover normally like the average person does."

Posted by carol whittaker  (2nd January 2011)


"Only recently found this product, was struggling for an easy to use and effetive post training carb:protein and have to say VERY impressed. Great tasting, great consistency and a good loading of carbs to replace glycogen and protein as we expect. This saves me having to take gatorade or sumshich. Recovery defo good. Highly recomend. onto 3rd batch now!"

Posted by Alan  (23rd December 2009)

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Q hi. i am trying to build some muscles and get more strength but at the same time loose some fat. i am thinking about taking this product along with animal m stak. animal before and this after training. will they work well together? if not what would be better with m stak?

Yes this would be a great stack to use and simply use as directed by the manufacture. You may want to introduce Phd Lean Degree into the mix also to speed up fat burning.

Q i am currently doing the insanity workout how well will the 2:1 post workout work as a recovery drink??

It's a great recovery product, containing carbohydrates, protein, branched-chain amino acids, creatine, vitamin C and sodium, all of which aid muscle repair and nutrient replenishment.

Q I am looking to train hard and lose weight and am considering using 2:1 as a post workout shake. As I am trying to cut, does this product contain too many carbs for a post workout shake? Could you add creatine to this and which is your best selling recovery drink

You should cut out the other excess sugar and starchy carbs from your diet before you start cutting down your post-workout carbs (as these are the most beneficial carbs of the day). Especially carbs eaten later in the day. So no, stick with your post-workout shake. This product contains creatine, so no need to add any although you need to take a creatine supplement daily in addition to the small amount in this product to get results.

Q I am thinking about using this product but can it be used in conjunction with PHD ISO 7?? if so when should i take them all....also i have bought some PHD flapjack plus bars...when should i consume all of this. thanks

Take the 2:1 after training and take the Iso-7 in the morning either before or after breakfast and 1 - 3 hours before training (depending upon how your gut handles food before training). Take the flapjacks in between meals to increase your calorie intake and gains.

Q Hi I have just bought this product (PhD 2:1) and am only wanting the recovery aspects of the blend. I do not want to gain weight. Am I likely to gain weight with this product if I ingest post excersize and eat a 'light' (low cal) dinner. I do not want a meal substitiute. Your advice would be much appreciated.

Phd 2:1 is a fantastic recovery supplement. As long as this product is only used as a post workout supplement then there is no reason you should gain weight if this is not you desired goal. Keep in mind you are consuming an extra 288 calories when you have one serving of this product adapt your diet around these extra fee calories if necessary.

Q Hi, I'm using Pharma whey ht protein shake from you. 1serving in the morning and prior to work out. And 2servings post work out. Now i've bought the 2:1 recovery and i was wondering if i use this product on top of my daily intake or does it supstitude my 2 servings post workout with ht?... Thank you

This would substitute your two servings post workout whilst keeping the other two servings as you suggested to keep your protein levels high, whilst the recovery 2:1 will help your rate of recovery.

Q Hi, im currently using the Phd synergy as an postworkout shake doing weights/cardio and aiming to lose weight and fat rather than putting on. is this a better choice as a postworkout drink or is the carbs in it going to be bad for me(train at night). if u recommend it i was thinking of maybe using synergy before workout and this post! thanks in advance

Taking a serving of PhD Synergy around 60 minutes prior to training will fuel your body with everything you need to get you through the workout. Post recovery is very important as the carbs taken on after training will be used to replenish glycogen levels and transport nutrients around the body which will then speed up the rate of recovery and reduce muscle soreness. PhD recovery can be used whether the goal is weight loss or even muscle gain.

Q Hi, is this suitable for vegetarians ?? Thanks

Yeah this is fine for vegetarians.

Q How could i use this product with diet whey im looking to workout in the morning should i take a diet whey breakfast then phd recovey after workout then another diet whey in the evening

Recovery products are designed to be taken post-workout, in order to replenish stores of glycogen and amino acids that are depleted during exercise. It is fine to consume carbohydrates during this period; ideally, you should consume a moderate quantity at breakfast also (from a good quality source, such as unrefined oats). Eaten at these times, it is unlikely that carbohydrates will lead to weight gain/hinder weight loss and will actually help to facilitate effective performance during exercise. You can consume Diet Whey with breakfast (but not in place of breakfast, ideally). Then, you should take Recovery 2:1 post-workout (as you mention). You may find you do not need to consume an additional serving of Diet Whey, but if you do, take this to bridge any nutritional gaps, i.e. mid-morning or afternoon. Whey protein is not really suitable for evening use as it is very rapidly absorbed, so it would not be the most beneficial supplement to take. A casein protein would be better in this instance, though you would still be increasing your protein intake by taking a serving of whey before bed, so it would be fine to do so if you preferred not to purchase casein. Please consider, however, that Diet Whey contains green tea extract, and therefore, is likely to have a caffeine content. For this reason, I would avoid taking close to bed-time if possible. I hope the above information assists with your query.

Q I currently use maxi muscle pro diet and thermabol can this recovery be used alongside that or is the maximuscle just as effective post workout?

Yeah all three can be used together, this would be more suitable as a recovery drink than the maxi muscle. Use the maximuscle shake as a good quality meal replacement.

Q I have been advised to take 0.8g/kg of Carbs, 0.4g/kg of Protein and 5g of Creatine as a Post workout shake. This looks like its going to fulfill my 2:1 C:P ratio but does this also include Creatine or do I need to add that as well? Also does the above grams per kg sound reasonable to you? Many Thanks, Steve

That amount of protein is going to be fine but the carbs will depend upon your goals. If you are bulking, then you could go up to double that. If you're cutting, you could go for about 0.4g/kg carbs. This has 2g of creatine, so fine for post-workout but you would need to take another creatine product once daily to get optimum results because even if you train 5 days per week 10 grams per week won't be enough.

Q I just bought Phd Recovery and as im also trying to gain weight, I drink it with milk right after my weight training workout. I heard from a friend that the shake does not work as well with milk. Is this true? Please advise. Many thanks.

This is a common myth. Milk doesn't affect how quickly the fast proteins in whey are absorbed or retained and it doesn't compromise the effectiveness of the protein, so feel free to take it with milk.

Q I was thinking of taking this alongside phd iso-7 in order to speed up my recovery process. I am aiming to gain more muscle, so, will this help me alongside iso-7 or is there anything else you could suggest to use with iso-7 to increase muscle size and mass.

Iso-7 is a great product but the only issue could be that if you have a fast metabolism or have trouble putting on size and muscle, you may need something with more calories like Muscle Fuel Anabolic or Mass-Tech (or Mutant Mass + a powdered creatine product). The Recovery 2:1 is an excellent post workout product but again if you have a very fast metabolism, go for something with more carbs after training or add a cheap maltodextrin to the 2:1

Q is this ok to use after a c.v workout or is it just more for after waights.

This will help you meet your calorie, protein and carbohydrate needs. It will help your muscles recover and restore your sugar (glycogen) levels after either kind of training. So if your goal is to maximize recovery, muscle building and/or performance, then use it after all sessions.

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