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Straightforward Ingredients

ENHANCED RECOVERY™ contains an innovative blend of ingredients: omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality proteins, carnitine, vitamins D and E, and natural antioxidants in a fruit juice beverage.

These ingredients were carefully selected and specifically formulated to give athletes more complete recovery from training and to promote the cellular repair and adaptations needed for improved performance. 

More On The Ingredients

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
(FROM COD LIVER OIL)

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are polyunsaturated fatty acids commonly found in fatty fish and algae. Omega-3 fatty acids have well-established anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and regular consumption has been shown to reduce muscle damage/soreness/stiffness and augment strength gains from resistance training.

A collection of studies has shown that n-3 PUFA, when combined and interacting with protein augments rates of muscle protein synthesis and improves resistance exercise-induced gains in muscle mass more than would be the case if either one is used in isolation.”  – Professor Stuart M. Phillips, PhD.

High-Quality Protein Matrix

Whey Proteins are a group of proteins found in milk that provide all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is high in the amino acid leucine, the molecular trigger for muscle protein synthesis (ENHANCED RECOVERY™ contains 2 grams of leucine per serving). No other protein source is better than whey proteins for rapidly stimulating muscle protein synthesis.

Hydrolyzed Collagen – the most abundant protein in mammals, collagen is an essential component of connective tissue, skin and muscle. Hydrolyzed collagen consists of small peptides and amino acids that are easily digested and absorbed. Consuming collagen proteins has been shown to augment the strength of muscle and connective tissue. 

Sunflower protein is a complete protein (contains all of the essential amino acids required for muscle growth) comprised of albumins and globulins high in the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. 

Carnitine

Studies in humans have reported improved recovery parameters such as reduced muscle soreness, along with improved strength and mass in older adults with carnitine supplementation. 

Carbohydrates

The apple, pear and blackcurrant juice concentrates found in ENHANCED RECOVERY™ provide rapidly absorbed carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, sucrose) to help stimulate nutrient absorption in the small intestine and aid in the restoration of muscle glycogen following hard exercise. ENHANCED RECOVERY™ has no added sugar, artificial sweeteners or artificial preservatives and is free of gluten, soy and nuts.

Antioxidant Vitamins

The antioxidant characteristics of vitamin E can also reduce oxidant-related muscle damage. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that participates in redox functions in cell membranes. One serving of ENHANCED RECOVERY™ also contains 50% daily value for vitamin D.

Fruit Polyphenols

ENHANCED RECOVERY™ is a fruit juice beverage. Flavonoids (anthocyanins) found in some fruits have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that are associated with reduced muscle soreness and more rapid return of strength after muscle-damaging exercise.

Antioxidant Response & ORAC

ENHANCED RECOVERY™ contains a variety of fruit polyphenols, all of which have properties that research suggests support a healthy inflammatory and antioxidant response during recovery from hard training and competition. ENHANCED RECOVERY™ has an antioxidant capacity similar to that of the fruit juice athletes commonly ingest to help reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery (as reflected by similar ORAC scores; ORAC = oxygen radical absorbance capacity.)

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