The Creamsicle flavor just makes you feel like a kid again even if your body is telling you to act your age! The window after you ride is extra critical to recovery and Ultragen is perfect for making sure you're ready for the next ride, next lap in an endurance event, or simply the next day. The exertion that comes from racing or intense training breaks down muscle and depletes glycogen stores leaving you feeling drained during your next effort. On top of that you''re loosing essential minerals and vitamins and elevating cortisol levels. Ultragen from First Endurance was specifically formulated to negate these effects. First Endurance has researched and uses levels of nutrients that have been shown through clinical trials to fully maximize recovery and build your body back up. We at Tree Fort Bikes fully back up their claims with personal experience. From riding 50 to 100 mile rides and races and actually feeling decent the next day to using a small amount every lap on a 24 hour race we couldn''t agree with their claims more. According to First Endurance and research they cite 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." It''s not just when but how well 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. From First Endurance: 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 high biological value protein which takes longer to fully absorb.
Carbohydrate Catalyst:High glycemic carbohydrates (sugars) are rapidly absorbed by the body and are easy to digest. Glucose, which has a glycemic index of over 100, is absorbed faster than any other sugar available. Ultragen contains 60g of glucose because studies show that high glycemic carbohydrates taken after exercise create a catalyst, which increases the uptake of glutamine, branched-chain amino acids, vitamins and minerals into exhausted muscle. Cortisol Modulation:Excess cortisol levels have been shown to suppress the immune system, increase the risk of upper respiratory infections and depress levels of testosterone. In addition, excessive cortisol levels can put the body in a catabolic state- where it breaks down muscle and store fat. Ultragen offers a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, co-factors, glutamine and BCAA''s specifically designed to modulate the damaging effects of cortisol brought on by intense endurance training. L-Glutamine:Intense physical exercise drains Glutamine stores faster than the body can replenish them. When this occurs, the body breaks down muscles and becomes catabolic. Ultragen is formulated with a 6 grams of Glutamine for its anabolic and anticatabolic properties. Research has shown Glutamine supports glycogen and protein synthesis and increases nitrogen retention, which means it''s essential for muscle tissue repair and recovery. Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAAs):Considered the building blocks of the body, BCAAs are important for muscle growth and recuperation. In addition to building cells and repairing muscle tissue, BCAAs form antibodies that combat invading bacteria and viruses. Your body cannot manufacture its own BCAAs so they must be supplied through your diet and supplementation routine. Essential vitamins, minerals and electrolytes:Athletes, especially endurance athletes, need higher levels of specific vitamins minerals and electrolytes to help restore energy levels, fight free-radicals and maintain a healthy immune system. Ultragen provides the high-potency vitamins, minerals and electrolytes your body requires to maximize recovery.
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I can't comment on all the medical and chemical claims; that could just be marketing hype. What I do know is that when I take this after a long ride, my tail isn't dragging for hours like it used to. Instead, I feel ten feet tall and bulletproof. No doubt that's due to the enormous amount of glucose in the mix. But I also feel better the day after, with less soreness and more snap in my legs. This stuff might be an expensive placebo, but I'm sold on it anyway.