Training intensity matters, but what matters more is how completely you recover from your training. It's only from the recovery phase that we emerge stronger and in better condition than before; the training session itself just depletes resources and progressively weakens the athlete. All of your strength and conditioning gains occur during the recovery phase only. Sports nutrition specialists Pacific Health Labs understand this and developed Endurox R4 to be a state-of-the-art complete recovery formula. You use Endurox to maximize recovery so you can come back stronger for your next session or event. This is possible because Endurox helps to rehydrate you while replenishing the very things exercise removes from your system, like glycogen and electrolyte minerals. At the same time, it gives you fast-absorbing whey protein to jump-start the rebuilding of damaged muscle and connective tissue. Just as important, Endurox has antioxidants to help counter the increased oxidative damage wrought by intense exercise. Less damage means less time spent recovering.
Nutritionally-minded endurance athletes surely have noticed that the vast majority of sports nutrition supplements are oriented towards bodybuilders and those training for strength and physique, but not necessarily endurance athletes. The post-workout nutritional needs of all types of athlete are similar in terms of nutrients (you need protein, carbohydrates, electrolytes, vitamins and water) but the proportions of nutrients are different for each. Endurance athletes would be much better off with a supplement formulated specifically for them, and not making do with a bodybuilding recovery formula.
Pacific Health developed Endurox R4 specifically for endurance athletes. But that's not to say that other types of active people or bodybuilders can not or should not use it; there's no strict definition about what constitutes an endurance athlete versus other types. Pacific Health says Endurox is for anyone engaged in exercise lasting more than one hour. By using Endurox R4, any type of athlete can recover faster, recover better and reduce post-exercise muscle damage.
What exactly is Endurox R4? Endurox is a blend of protein, carbohydrates, electrolyte minerals and vitamins. These nutrients are in specific amounts and ratios optimized for endurance athletes (as defined above). Endurox has been the subject of several good clinical studies that more-than-adequately support the claims of enhanced recovery and replenishment. Details of these studies are on Pacific Health's website. In the meantime, don't sacrifice results with incomplete post-workout nutrition. Keep training hard, but use Endurox afterward to make steadier progress toward your goals.
Endurox R4 is a technologically advanced sports drink based on this new model. In three clinical trials the researchers found, compared to Gatorade, Endurox R4:
Enhanced performance and extended endurance by 55%
Reduced free radical buildup by 69%
Increased muscle glycogen replenishment by 220%
Reduced post exercise muscle damage by 36%
The patented Endurox R4 formula includes electrolytes, high glycemic carbohydrates and whey protein in a 4:1 ratio (Optimal Recovery Ratio), arginine, antioxidant vitamins E and C, glutamine and branched chain amino acids. Endurox R4 is a total nutritional approach to muscle performance and recovery because it is specifically designed to:
Restore electrolytes and water.
Replenish glycogen stores rapidly.
Reduce muscle and oxidative stress.
Rebuild muscle protein.
|Serving Size: 74 grams|
Servings Per Container: 28
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories from Fat||10|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Dextrose, whey protein concentrate, maltodextrin, soy protein isolate, natural cocoa, natural flavors, L-glutamine, magnesium carbonate, Vitamin E acetate, soy lecithin, salt, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), potassium phosphate.
Mix 2 scoops with 12 oz of cold water. Take immediately after exercise.