After workout recovery drinks like the P90X Recovery Formula can significantly improve the qualitative degree and the rate of physical recovery after engaging in serious exercise, such as a one hour P90X Workout , a session of P90X Plyometrics exercises, or intense aerobic conditioning such as the Insanity Workout.
When recovery is poor, it becomes evident: obvious signs include poor workouts, fatigue, prolonged muscle soreness, lack of increased strength, and lower muscle mass. Prior research has demonstrated that nutrition that takes place after a period of intense physical activity, and up to two hours later can drastically improve an individual’s recovery time. That’s where this amazing recovery drink comes into play.
From a physiological perspective, muscle and their fibers are made of protein. These fibers increase in size when protein is synthesized. A bout of physical activity increases the breakdown in muscle protein and at the same time lowers protein creation.
There is also a depletion of glycogen, which is the primary energy source for muscles. Finally, levels of insulin drop during physical activity. Insulin is the a hormone responsible for enabling tissues to absorb glucose, to build glycogen, and amino acids used to build muscle protein, while decreasing the breakdown of muscle protein during the post-exercise period.
The goal of post-exercise nutrition is to replenish glycogen levels that will lead to the process of protein synthesis (creation). Carbohydrates such as those found in the P90X Recovery Formula are the body’s primary source of glucose, a fundamental ingredient in the production of glycogen.
Through its carbohydrates, it help to quickly restore your glycogen levels. Why is this so important? Because low glycogen trigger protein and therefore, muscle mass loss. When you use the P90X Recovery Formula, the body’s insulin levels will rise. And as we mentioned earlier, this hormone is crucial in firing up protein production. It’s carbohydrates will also help in the release of growth hormones, which in turn leads to increased muscle. In addition higher carb levels decrease cortisol concentration. Cortisol, is a hormone that is released during periods of physical stress such as when doing the P90X workout.
Research studies have demonstrated that combining small level of proteins with carbohydrates, can greatly increase the release of insulin when compared to using carbohydrate only drink. That’s why this post workout drink is formulated as 4 part carbs and 1 part protein per serving.
The P90X Recovery Formula contains the kind of amino acids with high bio – availability to be used as building blocks in the recovery process. These important essential amino acids synergistically work with insulin andmaximize the production of muscle protein.