When it comes to post-workout protein formulas, the options are literally limitless using True Nutrition‘s customizable protein options. This has left many users seeking out recommendations to optimize their potential for growth and recovery post-workout. True NutritionÂ is always happy to lend our nutritional expertise in order to help our health and fitness enthusiasts reach their goals, and today we will be discussing what we consider to be the Ultimate Post-Workout Formula for fast-recovery and muscle synthesis!
As many of us already know, carbohydrates play an integral role in post-workout nutrition. Carbohydrate materials act as a delivery method for other nutrients, shuttling materials like protein, vitamins, and minerals in to the blood stream much more rapidly than if they were left to digest on their own. Carbohydrates also act as a quick source of energy, replenishing depleted glucose and glycogen levels that are expelled during intense exercise. This is especially important post-workout, because the body will naturally release cortisol as an emergency response to depleted glucose and glycogen levels, and cortisol can have a damaging catabolic effect on muscular development during the period when you should be at your anabolic peak.
CarbohydratesÂ will help to deliver nutrients in to the blood stream using one of two main methods: a spike in insulin levels, or through their molecular weight and osmolarity. Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin, a breakthrough in carbohydrateÂ science, may show increased efficiency and effectiveness in refueling muscle cells and replenishing glucose and glycogen levels quicker than any other carbohydrateÂ source on the market. Learn more about Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin HERE! Highly Branched Cyclic DextrinÂ is True Nutrition‘s carbohydrateÂ of choice when it comes to delivering results post-workout.
Hydrolysis is a process in which long-chain protein peptides are enzymatically broken down in to smaller di- and tri-peptide chains, which the body can digest and absorb much more readily than complete proteins. Hydrolyzed proteins are extremely effective post-workout as a result, especially those which retain a higher average molecular weight after undergoing extensive enzyme breakdown. One product stands above them all, however, and that is the PeptoProÂ® Hydrolyzed Caseinate, which is widely considered to be one of the most effective protein powders on the market. With over 80% of the protein materials falling under 300 daltons, PeptoProÂ® will nearly bypass digestion completely as it is quickly absorbed in to the blood stream.
The total serving size that will be required will be dependent on a number of factors, including the intensity of the workout, the user’s body mass, specific goals in muscle gain, and other dietary intake. Most will begin with 1 Serving of approximately 40-50g, and heavy users can graduate that serving up to 100-150g depending on personal needs.
To take this Ultimate Post-Workout Formula one step further, considerÂ adding free form amino acids and glutamine in one of the following forms:
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (100 Grams)
- Branched Chain Amino Acids – Instantized (100 Grams)
- BCAA Plus (90 Servings)
- L-Glutamine (100 Grams)
*DISCLAIMER: The above description is provided for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician or the appropriately licensed professional before engaging in a program of exercise or nutritional supplementation. No information in this site has been reviewed by the FDA. No product is intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease.