If you are aiming to improve your athletic conditioning or trying to build muscle mass then there is nothing more important after a hard workout than a good recovery drink. However, in many cases when people are on the road or working out in the gym that is far from home making a complicated recipe it very hard, especially if it involves blender, ice, milk and other ingredients that normal people do not carry with them all of the time. In that case you can use pre-made recovery shakes like P90X Results and Recovery Formula. This shake is specially designed to provide the nutrients you need to recover quickly after intense workouts.
- Simple carbs (Dextrose) for optimum glycogen replenishment
- A high “Protein Efficiency Ratio” (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle re-synthesis
- Vitamins, including antioxidants, to help reduce muscle soreness and assist in repair and growth
- Essential amino acids
For more information on the ingredients please look its nutrition data.
According to these studies (“Dietary protein to support anabolism with resistance exercise in young me” and “Carbohydrate supplementation and resistance training”) the proper nutrition during the first hour following a workout you can significantly increase your body’s ability to recover and the key component to maximizing this “window of opportunity” is a formulation of approximately 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein.