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Ingredients explained - Substance Over Hype
5g Whey protein hydrolysate (WPH) – The key benefits of this ingredient include: a reduction in catabolism (muscle breakdown), improved recovery and decreased muscle soreness. Intrabolic uses a WPH that has undergone a high degree of hydrolysis (over 30%), which supplies a minimum of 65% low-molecular weight di- and tripeptides. Unlike standard intact proteins and long chain peptides, di- and tripeptides do not have to undergo the typical slow digestive process. They utilize a highly efficient transport system and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a tremendous spike in extracellular amino acids. Research has shown that extracellular amino acid concentrations signal our bodies to increase protein synthesis and maximize the anabolic response from exercise.
5 GRAMS BRANCHed-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAAS) 2:1:1 RATIO – Another highly efficient way to get amino acids into the blood (second only to di- and tripeptides) is through ingestion of free-form branch-chain amino acids (ffBCAAs). Combining di- and tripeptides with ffBCAAs creates a powerful one-two punch that spikes amino acid concentrations in the blood. The value of combining di- and tripeptides with ffBCAAs is that each uses a different intestinal transporter to enter the bloodstream, maximizing absorption speed with very little redundancy. Intrabolic also follows the research-supported ratio of 2:1:1 of leucine, isoleucine and valine. Research shows that between 2 and 3 grams of leucine per sitting may be the optimal dosage to maximize protein synthesis. One serving of Intrabolic contains approximately 3 grams of leucine (2.5 grams free-form, in addition to the naturally occurring leucine in the WPH).
401MG OF ELECTROLYTES AND COCONUT POWDER – We lose electrolytes—sodium, potassium and chloride—at an accelerated rate during exercise. Because they assist in the absorption of fluid and carbohydrate uptake in the gut, it’s important to replace them. The minerals calcium and magnesium are also included as they help with muscular contraction and growth. Research shows that when magnesium levels are low during exercise, fatigue increases. Finally, all-natural coconut water concentrate is one of nature’s superfoods, a complete balance of electrolytes and minerals—and it also maximizes uptake.