Whether it's a grueling training session or a physically demanding event, proper recovery is essential to reach the next level. REC-4 was built for recovery; providing an ideal combination of fast-digesting protein, glycogen replenishing carbohydrates, L-taurine and an electrolyte boost that embarrasses the most common "sports" drinks.* Give your body the nutrients it needs to recovery quickly and efficiently; give it REC-4!
Proper Recovery is the Key to Progression
Whether you train for endurance, size, strength or otherwise, a recovery supplement following your training session should be a top priority. Training reduces muscle glycogen stores, induces micro-trauma to muscle tissue, reduces important electrolytes, and elevates a catabolic stress hormone called cortisol. This is a perfect recipe for stagnant or regressed training results. Proper recovery nutrition is the key to halting the catabolic processes by providing key nutrients for replenishment and repair.
Recovery Made Simple and Delicious!*
A recovery supplement doesn't need to be complicating or contain an exotic blend of ingredients. After a training session, your body has very specific nutritional requirements that can be fulfilled quite easily with the right blend of ingredients. REC-4 has been scientifically formulated to provide a highly efficient surge of macronutrients and electrolytes to significantly enhance the recovery process.*
Whey Protein 80 (WPC-80)
WPC-80 is one of the highest grades of whey protein concentrate available. WPC-80 is a premium ultra-filtered protein with an exceptionally high biological value.* Research has shown that when one is looking to speed up recovery from exercise, whey protein reigns supreme, in part due to being abundant in branch chain amino acids.* In addition to enhancing muscle recovery, whey protein also appears to positively affect weight management, immune and cardiovascular health.*
Taurine is a unique sulfur containing amino acid that serves a multitude of roles in the body, affecting cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, nervous system and visual health.* It has been shown to reduce exercise-induced DNA damage, accelerate postworkout recovery following a resistance training session, and enhance endurance performance.*
No Added Sugar!
Sugar is sugar, and its excess in the diet is absolutely, unequivocally harmful to health. Whether refined or unrefined sugar — it doesn't matter. According to the FDA, experts suggest that, "For the average American, 16 percent of their total daily calories come from added sugars. The major sources are soda, energy and sports drinks, grain-based desserts, sugar-sweetened fruit drinks, dairy-based desserts and candy." The widespread health consequences of sugar intake are so alarming, that the FDA has finalized new changes for the Nutrition Facts Label which will require the amount of added sugars to be disclosed. REC-4 does NOT contain added sugar; it only contains naturally-occurring sugar.
No Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Sweeteners!
Sugars are not the only concern. Many companies use artificial sweeteners which also have numerous health concerns. Perhaps the most common artificial sweetener in the food and beverage industry is sucralose. Sucralose is a synthetic organochlorine sweetener that has been shown in clinical studies to alter the microbial composition in the gastrointestinal tract, reducing beneficial bacteria. Sucralose has also been shown to negatively alter glucose and insulin levels. REC-4 is sweetened with stevia leaf extract, a natural extract that is up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar. When directly compared to the artificial sweetener Aspartame, Stevia has been shown to reduce blood glucose spikes following a standardized meal.*
In addition, the food and supplement industry often uses synthetic food dyes (artificial color) to make beverages and food appear bright and bold. However, research strongly suggests an association between the ingestion of synthetic food dyes and attention deficit hyperactive disorders (ADHD).* Synthetic food dyes are made from petrochemicals and include FD&C Blue #1, Blue #2, Green #3, Red #3, Red#40, Yellow #5, and Yellow #6. REC-4 is proudly formulated using only ALL-NATURAL colors, flavors and sweeteners.
Dietetic Advantage is pleased to provide a gluten free product that can be enjoyed by those who experience adverse reactions to consumption of this specific type of protein.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 serving (approximately 2 scoops) of REC-4 with 10 fl. oz. of cold water within thirty (30) minutes after your training session or athletic event. Gently blend, shake or stir and enjoy.
Training Fuel (optional): Mix a ½ serving (approximately 1 scoop) of REC-4 with 5 fl. oz. of cold water thirty (30) minutes before your training session and/or before each hour of training.