What we think
Here at The Feed, we understand how important it is for athletes to prioritize recovery nutrition. Eating protein and carbohydrates within one hour of a hard workout helps boost muscle repair, replenish glycogen stores, and reduce time to recovery between workouts. That’s where this Accelerade Endurox R4 recovery drink mix comes in! The R4 indicates the 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio that can be found in this product, and is what makes it stand out from other recovery drink mixes. Endurox R4 was developed by six leading exercise scientist and is supported by 18 peer-reviewed studies. Compared to conventional recovery drinks, Endurox R4 has been shown to:
- Increase glycogen replenishment by 128%
- Reduce muscle damage by 36%
- Increase protein synthesis by 400% (and 38% greater than a protein drink)
- Increase endurance by 55% in subsequent workout
- 14% increase in muscle function 24-hours after a hard workout
This blend significantly enhances hydration and endurance while reducing muscle damage and inflammation after workouts compared to taking carbohydrates alone. This carb-protein combination activates multiple pathways for protein synthesis, compared to a protein drink that activates only one. The rapid acting carbohydrates help quickly replenish energy stores and the addition of glutamine (an amino acid) helps speed up muscle repair and combat muscle soreness. It also contains electrolytes to help replenish fluids and allow for optimal nutrient delivery. Come back stronger by making Endurox R4 part of your recovery routine!
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How We Use It
Mix two scoops with 8-16 oz. of water for an easy on-the-go protein packed recovery drink. We take this product within 30-60 minutes of finishing those tough workouts. This product helps us feel refreshed and replenished. Not to mention, some of our friends with Olympic medals swear by it!