RECOVER FASTER + TRAIN HARDER
ULTIMATE RECOVERY STACK
What is the Ultimate Recovery Stack?
The Ultimate Recovery Stack is the latest innovation from Balance Muscle Technology. It contains a full range of the key muscle building amino acids, vitamins, minerals, grape seed extract and high energy fast absorbing carbohydrates for optimum recovery and muscle repair every time.
What are the benefits?
Increase muscle tissue recovery
Increase total work done
Increase lean muscle mass
Increase time to exhaustion
Increase aerobic and anaerobic endurance
Reduce oxidative stress
Improve immune function
With a fast and full recovery your next training session or competition will be optimum every time.
How Does the Ultimate Recovery Stack work?
The Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack fits perfectly into your training programme. After each session one serve (65g) mixes easily with water for rapid optimum muscle recovery and growth. Fast absorbing carbohydrates have been included in this formula to increase insulin which will assist in driving the other key recovery ingredients into the muscle quickly. Insulin also suppresses cortisol which is a hormone that breaks down muscle tissue, therefore the inclusion of these carbohydrates are crucial for creating a positive anabolic environment for faster recovery and development of your tired muscles. The comprehensive ingredients described hereafter will provide all the nutrients required for your ultimate muscle recovery.
What are those essential ingredients included in the Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack?
Creatine has been the subject of over 400 research studies in the past decade, focusing primarily on muscle performance and muscle development. Creatine is a pivotal ingredient in the Ultimate Recovery Stack for many reasons. Firstly it increases muscle cell size through hydration which creates a positive environment for muscle growth and repair. Creatine provides the powerful energy required to kick start the recovery process (Like the key the starts the engine). Recent research suggests that creatine may increase satellite cell number which may increase the number of muscle cells in each muscle, more muscle cells = more muscle. Creatine has been proven to increase strength which will allow you to train harder so you can improve your performance repeatedly.
Beta Alanine (2g per serve)
Beta-alanine acts as an intracellular buffer to offset acid production in the muscle which helps delay muscle fatigue, increase power, increase strength and speeds recovery. Beta-alanine is a precursor of carnosine, a naturally-occurring dipeptide found in high concentration in skeletal muscle tissue. Studies have shown that supplementation for 10-12 weeks with Beta-Alanine will increase carnosine in the muscle by up to 80%. Beta-alanine also increases NOS (Nitric Oxide Synthase) which results in an increased production of Nitric Oxide therefore increasing nutrient delivery to exercising or recovering muscle tissue. Beta-Alanine also increases nerve stimulation which may result in the recruitment of more muscle fibers with each contraction therefore immediate strength increases and extreme vasodialation (PUMP) have been experienced by many users. Performance benefits are generally seen within the first 2-3 weeks however some individuals will notice results within a week. The latest innovation in muscle recovery and performance.
L-Glutamine (5g per serve)
L-Glutamine has recently been re-classified as a conditionally essential amino acid, it is predominantly synthesized and stored in skeletal muscle. While the body can make glutamine, under extreme physical stress, i.e. training or competition, the demand for l-glutamine exceeds the body's ability to synthesize it. L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body with approximately 60% of skeletal muscle comprised of L-Glutamine. L-Glutamine is glyconeogenic meaning it may get used for energy therefore protecting muscle tissue from cortisol breakdown. L-Glutamine helps to transport other amino acids into the muscle tissue including creatine, BCAA’s, Beta Alanine and HMB so therefore will enhance recovery, reduce muscle breakdown and improve muscle growth and performance. L-Glutamine is also heavily involved in boosting your immune system and enhancing digestion for better nutrient absorption.
Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) (3.5g per serve)
The combination of these three essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine make up approximately 1 third of all skeletal muscle in the human body and play an important role in protein synthesis(the development of new muscle tissue). It has been demonstrated that BCAA supplementation in combination with carbohydrate intake following resistance exercise increases insulin output by over 200%. This increase leads to the production and transportation of proteins to build and repair muscle. This building and re-building of the muscle tissue is critical for recovery and growth and ongoing consistent performance.
HMB is a metabolite of leucine, an essential amino acid. HMB plays a role in the synthesis of muscle tissue in response to exercise. HMB has been shown to increase strength, muscle growth and significantly reduce recovery time as it may prevent muscle breakdown as well as accelerate muscle repair.
Taurine is a non-essential amino acid. Taurine is often used in combination with supplements such as creatine due to enhancing the uptake of such nutrients. Recent findings have suggested that taurine alleviates muscle fatigue in strenuous workouts and raises exercise capacity. Taurine is also an excellent liver detoxifier which may assist in better fat oxidation therefore improving the use of fat for energy and reducing body fat stores.
Grape Seed Extract (42mg per serve)
Grape Seed Extract is high in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC’s or PCO’s), making it a powerful antioxidant which can reduce the damage done by free radicals on muscle and connective tissue while training. Grape seed may therefore strengthen and repair connective tissue, and promote enzyme activity. Additional benefits include an enhanced immune resistance, increased peripheral circulation (more blood flow to the muscles), reduced inflammatory response and has recently been discovered to be 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times more potent than vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Magnesium (150mg per serve)
Magnesium is an essential mineral to the human body and has numerous functions essential for a quick recovery from those hard training sessions. It is needed for bone, protein, and fatty acid formation, making new cells, activating B vitamins for energy and relaxing muscles. It is also essential for electrolyte balance, energy production and normal neuro-muscular function all vital for your ultimate recovery.
Vitamins and Minerals (20+ per serve)
A full range of vitamins and minerals have been added to assist in boosting the immune system, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs function and recover from exercise faster. A fully comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals has been added to this innovative formulation.
Do I need to take anything else with the Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack?
For initial recovery from training the Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack provides ALL the vital elements essential to the recovery process. You may wish to include in your recovery (10-15mins later) a Balance protein powder to compliment the ULTIMATE RECOVERY STACK and support a positive environment required to be ready for that next training session or game. Along with a well balanced diet, good sleep and rest you will be in great shape to perform your best once again.
When should I take the Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack?
As soon after your training session or competition as possible because this will take advantage of the increased blood flow to the trained muscles not to mention the positive hormonal environment present immediately after exercise. The “window of opportunity” that is described by nutritionists for optimum recovery is within 1min to one hour from the completion of exercise. The sooner the better is the rule and with this being a great tasting, easily mixed rapidly absorbed powdered drink you should experience recovery like never before.
What is recovery and how important is it?
Recovery can be described as the time required for the repair of damage to the body caused by training or competition. This includes the restoration of the energy producing enzymes inside muscle fibres, carbohydrate restoration in muscle cells, the balancing of the endocrine (Hormonal)system, repair and development of muscle tissue and boosting immune systems. During recovery, muscles should increase the proteins in their overall structure to improve strength, replenish and increase energy stores and increase the quantities of enzymes to improve the lactate threshold and VO2 max. Muscle cells are most receptive to fast absorbing carbohydrates and amino acids during the first hour following a training session. This intake of carbohydrates and amino acids as well as replenishing the fuel stores also has a positive effect on protein restoration in muscles therefore greater muscle repair and growth.
Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack not only offers restoration and repair of muscle tissue but a wide range of macro and micro nutrients, vitamins and minerals to ensure optimum physical recovery and a very strong immune system. Optimum is the key word here, this latest innovation in the Balance range will generate faster and more effective support to ensure your Ultimate Body Performance every time.