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Optimise muscle recovery from endurance training through a research-based blend of carbohydrates, protein and electrolytes
The timing and composition of macronutrient intake following endurance exercise is critical to facilitating recovery and maximising training adaptations. Rapidly-digesting carbohydrate and quality protein intake are essential immediately after training to replenish muscle carbohydrate (glycogen) stores and facilitate repair to damaged muscles. Supplying these ingredients in our powder formulation allows you get the exact ingredients at the right time – the sooner, the better – in a convenient and tasty manner.
RecoverAce® Strength is a research-based formulation designed to optimise recovery from resistance-type exercise. It contains the nutrients that athletes need in optimum amounts: (i) high quality protein providing essential amino acids for muscle generation, (ii) special carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen reserves, (iii) electrolytes for rehydration, and (iv) micro-nutrients to support your immune system.
- 28 g Protein
- 42 g CHO
- 4.6 g BCAA
- 5 g Glutamine
- 3.5 L-Arginine matrix
- 2.5 L-Carnitine matrix
Why choose RecoverAce® Strength?
Recovery protocol: Intense resistance training results in fatigued and damaged muscles and some depletion of the muscle’s carbohydrate stores (glycogen). The immediate post-exercise recovery period (30 to 60 minutes) represents your body’s greatest potential to absorb nutrients and begin the recovery process, which means driving the restoration of glycogen and most importantly, the growth and repair of muscle.
Athletes: If you are an athlete who trains intensely, with short recovery periods (24 hours or less) between sessions, RecoverAce® Strength is your ideal recovery product. This formulation can help to maximise recovery from each session and kick-start your preparation for the next training or performance.
The best practise guidelines for optimum recovery immediately post-resistance exercise are 0.4-0.6 g of protein per kg body mass and 0.8-1.0 g of carbohydrate per kg body mass. Recover Ace® Strength is the ideal product to use after tough resistance training. The formulation contains MyoTein® (Protein Recovery Blend, a proprietary blend of fast-digesting whey protein isolate, ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate &whey protein hydrolysate) that rapidly delivers amino acids to damaged muscles for repair and adaptation. RecoverAce® Strength is the quintessential recovery product to use after resistance training as it addresses these guidelines directly.
The consumption of adequate quality protein following resistance exercise is critical to facilitating recovery and maximising the anabolic effects of exercise. Fast-digesting protein taken directly before and after resistance exercise will maximise muscle protein synthesis creating an anabolic environment for the body to adapt and develop. Adequate high quality protein is a prerequisite for pre- and post-resistance exercise nutriti
Glutamine: RecoverAce® Strength contains 5 g of glutamine per single serving. Glutamine may enhance muscular growth and improve the rate of recovery between workouts through its anabolic and anti-catabolic properties.
Carbohydrate: RecoverAce® Strength does not contain sugars like dextrose or glucose. It contains an optimum blend of unique high quality carbohydrates that provide a rapid supply of energy to fatigued muscles in the form of Vitargo®. Glycogen stores are replenished and a sustained supply of energy from Palatinose® is provided to sustained blood glucose over a longer period of time.
Vitargo® is a high molecular weight carbohydrate made of barley starch amylopectin. Vitargo® rapidly supplies carbohydrate to depleted muscle glycogen stores and increases the anabolic hormone insulin post-exercise. Insulin is required for the delivery of essential nutrients into muscle cells and also aids in the adaptation to the exercise stimulus. Vitargo® increases muscle glycogen re-synthesis up to 1.7 times faster than standard carbohydrates in the first two hours post exercise.
Palatinose® is a low GI carbohydrate source that is digested slowly to provide a sustained release of energy to the body after exercise. This avoids large adverse fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin. Rapid fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin concentrations are best avoided owing to their deleterious effects on appetite/satiety, mood and fat metabolism.
Arginine matrix: ARG Complex is formed when the amino acid Arginine and alpha-Ketogluterate are combined to form a single molecule. This molecule is involved in amino acid and protein synthesis, glucose uptake and improved muscle power output. ARG complex promotes increased nitric oxide (NO) production increasing blood flow to muscle cells. This leads to rapid delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle tissue creating an anabolic environment, increasing strength, power and muscle growth.
ALCAR matrix: The biochemical events that result from intense exercise can lead to a breakdown in muscle tissue (catabolism) and an increase in free radicals from the up regulation of energy metabolism. Various inflammatory reactions can occur which result in damage to cell membranes and muscle tissue which lead to increased in biomarkers of cellular damage. By supplementing with l-carnitine supplements recovery can be enhanced due to reduced levels of free radical production and muscle fibre damage. This may be particularly beneficial for athletes who have regular intense training sessions.
Alpha Liopoic Acid: Alpha Lipoic acid has many roles within the body such as acting as a powerful antioxidant, improving general health and increasing levels of certain vitamins. It is conditionally essential meaning that it can be depleted and certain people may not produce enough for optimum defence against disease. Alpha Lipoic Acid can act as a co enzyme for other enzymes, however, the main function of Alpha Lipoic Acid occurs within cells aiding in the oxidation of energy from the mitochondria, the power house of the cell.
RecoverAce® Strength is the complete recovery drink containing exactly what athletes need to make the best possible recovery and maximise addaptations from strength training.
RecoverAce® Strength is a registered trademark of ROS Nutrition Group Limited.
Serving size: 80 gServings per container: 1.0 kg (13)
Nutritional Profile (Typical):
|Analysis||Per 80 g||Per 100 g||RI|
|Protein (on dried basis)||28 g||35 g||56%|
|Carbohydrates||42.4 g||53 g||16%|
|- of which sugar||26.8 g||33.5 g||30%|
|Fat||1.7 g||2.2 g||2%|
|- of which Saturated||1.5 g||1.5 g||7%|
|Sodium||167 mg||209 mg||-|
|g = gram, mg = milligram, kcal = kilocalorie (read as calorie), kjoule = kilojoule|
|Ingredient||Per 80 g||Per 100 g|
|L-Glutamine||5.0 g||6.25 g|
|BCAA||4.6 g||5.75 g|
|Arginine Matrix [L-arginine + L-arginine AKG 2 to 1]||3.5 g||4.4 g|
|ALCAR Complex [L-carnitine+L-tartarate+N-Acetyl L-Carnitine]||2.5 g||3.1 g|
|Alpha lipoic acid||100 mg||125 mg|
|ZyMate® [multi-enzyme complex]||50 mg||62.5 mg|
|Electrolytes||Per 80 g/ 500 mL||Per 100 g|
|Magnesium||0.42 mmol/L||0.53 mmol/L|
|Sodium||7.26 mmol/L||9.08 mmol/L|
|Potassium||1.23 mmol/L||1.54 mmol/L|
|Zinc||0.28 mmol/L||0.35 mmol/L|
|Chloride||4.46 mmol/L||5.58 mmol/L|
|Citrate||3.32 mmol/L||4.15 mmol/L|
|Gluconate||0.82 mmol/L||1.03 mmol/L|
|mmol/L = millimole per litre|
|Vitamins||Per 80 g||Per 100 g|
|Vitamin B1||550 µg|
(50% EU RDA)
(62% EU RDA)
|Vitamin B3||8 mg|
(50% EU RDA)
(62% EU RDA)
|Vitamin B5||3 mg|
(50% EU RDA)
(62% EU RDA)
|Vitamin B6||700 µg|
(50% EU RDA)
(62% EU RDA)
|Vitamin C||80 mg|
(100% EU RDA)
(125% EU RDA)
|Vitamin E||6 mg TE|
(50% EU RDA)
(62% EU RDA)
|g = gram, mg = milligram, μg = microgram, 1 mg =1000 mcg (μg), % = percantage, EU RDA = European Recommended Daily Allowance|
Isomaltulose (Palatinose®), barley starch amylopectin (Vitargo®), Myotein® recoveryblend (whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, whey protein hydrolysate), L-glutamine, L-arginine base, L-carnitine L-tartarate, L-arginine alpha ketoglutarate, L-leucine, N-acetyl L-carnitine, sea salt, trisodium citrate, magnesium gluconate, potassium citrate, alpha lipoic acid, ascorbic acid, multi-enzyme complex [Digezyme® [multi-enzyme complex] -alpha-amylase, neutral protease, lactase, lipase, cellulase], zinc citrate, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate, nicotinamide, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride,thiamine hydrochloride.
Orange Flavour: Orange flavour, beta carotene (colour), citric acid (acidity regulator), sucralose (sweetener).
Strawberry Flavour: Strawberry flavour (natural), beet root juice (colour), citric acid (acidity regulator), sucralose (sweetener).
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
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For best results, depending on your goals and training intensity, take one serving (1 serving = 80 g or 2 scoops) in 500 mL of water immediately after your training session followed by an appropriate nutrition strategy in the next 2 to 4 hours. If other food sources are not available take another serving of RecoverAce® Strength 2 hours later. Intake guidelines are based on the recovery requirements of a 70 kg individual completing moderate intensity resistance training sessions, serving size may be scaled-up or scaled-down depending on your body mass and training intensity.
For best mixing results, the water should be poured into the shaker before adding the powder serving.
Note: While we strive to ensure that all serving measurements are accurate using ROS scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a weighing device.