Consuming carbohydrates after a workout - particularly in combination with protein - promotes recovery. Carbohydrates are the most widely consumed dietary nutrient. Carbohydrates should be taken post-workout thanks to two main benefits: Replenishing energy. Carbohydrates help replenish the energy lost through exercise, primarily through restoring glycogen. … [Read more...]
Post-workout supplements help reduce muscle soreness and strength loss, restore lost electrolytes and fluids, maximize lean mass gains, and promote overall recovery after exercise. Although they can be utilized by any athlete or fitness enthusiast, post-workout supplements are particularly popular with bodybuilders.
Enhanced amino acid L-carnitine L-tartrate may facilitate post workout muscle recovery. L-carnitine L-tartrate is a compounded amino acid believed to promote a number of potential benefits for post workout formulas: Improving post workout recovery. Supplementing with L-carnitine L-tartrate may attenuate muscle damage and soreness. Maintaining muscle … [Read more...]
The inflammation-modulating properties of fish oil omega-3 fatty acids may improve post workout recovery. Fish oil is a popular supplement drawn from fish. Its high omega-3 fatty acid content is believed to support post workout formulas by: Reducing exercise-induced joint and muscle damage. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are widely known to modulate inflammation, … [Read more...]
Anabolic compounds in Ajuga turkestanica may potentially improve muscle growth and recovery. Believed to carry bio-active compounds that resemble androgens in structure, Ajuga turkestanica could potentially impart such post-workout benefits as: Increasing muscle mass. Ajuga turkestanica has been shown to increase muscle protein synthesis in animals. Improving … [Read more...]
Leucine derivative HICA seems to reduce muscle soreness and favor lean muscle mass based on early research. HICA is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine. As a post-workout supplement it may provide benefits such as: Increased muscle growth. HICA has been shown to increase lean body mass by boosting muscle protein synthesis. Reduced muscle soreness. HICA may be able … [Read more...]