Exercise stimulates formation of new muscle proteins, but also increases the breakdown of muscle protein. This means that the body needs extra protein to repair and rebuild damaged muscle tissue, as well as energy (carbohydrate). Timing of carbohydrate and protein intake is especially important in this process.
Recovery time is the time it takes for your body to recover after physical activity. This means that your body must rest, restore fluid balance and fill up the energy stores.
Consuming a combination of carbs and protein-rich foods before and after exercise promotes the rebuilding of muscle proteins and helps your body replenish its glycogen stores quickly – the carbohydrates actually helps the muscles obtain the protein. This means that Maxim Recovery Powder will:
Kick-starts the body’s recovery process
Enable the body to perform/exercise again within 24 hours
Carbohydrates are the body’s main energy source. You should ensure that your muscles have ample supply of this fuel efficient. Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles. In the liver, the store is very limited, and its purpose is to keep blood sugar stable. Muscle glycogen will provide energy for work during training.
The mix of carbohydrate and protein helps you to rebuild damaged muscle fibers, and to replenish glycogen stores in muscle cells after exercise. This enables the body to perform again within 24 hours.
For recovery it is recommended to take simple carbohydrate with high GI just after exercise to replenish muscle glycogen. Maltodextrin, sucrose and dextrose are all “high GI”- carbohydrates which means they are absorbed quickly in the body. Maxim Recovery Powder provides a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates. This mixture gives a different response in the body; effecting the stomach emptying rate, solubility, sweetness etc. The high content of fast carbohydrates gives an adequate sweetness and texture.
Protein quality refers to the availability of amino acids in the protein while the digestibility refers to how well the protein can be utilized. Different proteins have different amino acid composition. There are also differences in how easily digestible protein (split up into amino acids) in the body, and how easily they can be utilized. Protein quality is crucial when considering the nutritional benefits that protein can provide.
Intake of Maxim Recovery Powder to ensure maximum stimulation of muscle tissue.
- Refills your glycogen reserves (carbohydrates)
- Repairs damaged muscle fibers (protein)
- Easily mixable powder to mix with water
- No sweeteners
Scientific product rational: IOC (International Olympic Committee):
Carbs ->1 g carb per kg body mass per hour for the first 4 hours => Protein -> 1.2-1.6 g per kg per day is recommended
Maximum amount of protein utilized per meal is 20-25 g. Intake post exercise should be soon and then divided evenly throughout the day.
Recovery Powder – effective mix of carbs and protein
- 22 g protein per meal
- 74 g carbs per meal
Did you know:
Scientists disagree on the post-exercise nutrient ”anabolic window”; is there a specific timeframe after exercise where nutrient intake is extra beneficial? (Aragon et al, 2013) Despite what the correct answer might be, the basic knowledge is that the sooner you ingest your recovery meal, the sooner muscle recovery phase can start.
Whether the meal is in liquid or solid form does not make a difference in muscle protein synthesis