First Endurance EFS Ultragen Recovery Series

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Racing and intense training puts your body under incredible stress, depleting glycogen stores, elevating cortisol and draining essential vitamins and minerals. For endurance athletes, it's crucial to focus on recovery in order to be competitive the day after a hard workout or race. That's why the scientists at First Endurance developed Ultragen, the most advanced post-recovery formulation ever produced. Each serving of Ultragen delivers the levels of nutrients that have been shown in clinical research to maximize recovery and give you an extra edge over the competition. In other words, First Endurance does not use "pixie dust" levels of ingredients just to put on the label. Research has shown that there is a critical thirty-minute glycogen window (called the "window of opportunity") immediately following exercise when insulin sensitivity is at its highest and exhausted muscles essentially open the door to nutrients. If nutrients are not absorbed quickly enough, however, this opportunity for maximum restoration is lost. But it's not just when nutrients are absorbed, it's also about which nutrients are available. The body is extremely complex, requiring more than sugar and protein to fully recover, so recovery is limited without a precise balance of nutrients entering the cell. Ultragen's many components are designed to work synergistically in order to fully maximize recovery, providing the right nutrients to the right place at the right time. Time-Response protein complex: All proteins are not equal. Ultragen utilizes a special combination of the most advanced proteins available, each one offering unique recovery attributes. For example, Ultragen includes hydrolyzed protein because it is enzymatically predigested in small, easy to digest di- and tri-peptide chains that are quickly absorbed and digested within the critical glycogen window. Fast acting, Whey protein isolate delivers high levels of anti-catabolic branch chain amino acids. Milk Protein Isolate is a hi...

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Maximize your recovery and gain an edge against the competition with First Endurance Ultragen drink mix. Fortified with an arsenal of amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes, protein and carbohydrates, providing your body with needed recovery resources. Best consumed during critical 30 min. window following cessation of activity; makes 15 servings at 12 fl. oz. Each serving supplies carbohydrates for needed energy replenishment, protein for muscle repair and carbohydrate uptake. Synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, cofactors, glutamine and amino acids modulate the damaging effects of cortisol brought on by intense endurance training. Also contains vitamins A, C and E to fight oxidative stress, as well as amino acids to boost immune system and synthesize glycogen. Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents. *Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9.

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