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How to Make Recovery Accelerator Work For You

By Vega on August 8, 2013, categorized in Endurance, Strength + Conditioning

How to Make Recovery Accelerator Work For You

You want to recover faster, but don’t have the time to worry about which supplements to take, and when to take them. The Vega Sport System was designed to take the guesswork out of fueling, hydration, and recovery—and serve it to you in a delicious, convenient way. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains 23 synergistic ingredients that will help you refuel and repair after training, so you can go out and do it again sooner.

1.       Replenish Muscle Glycogen Replenishment
Consuming a 3-to-1 or 4-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein is the most effective way for your body to replenish glycogen.1 Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator delivers a 4-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein from easily digestible whole grain brown rice syrup and sprouted brown rice protein

2.       Support Healthy Hormone Levels
Exercise is a good stress, but still a stress. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains 500mg of amino acid L-arginine which can help to reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels, while promoting healthy hormone levels.2

3.       Give Your Soft Tissue Some Love
Your joints help you with every step you take—so why not show them some love? Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains glucosamine, devil’s claw and cayenne to support soft-tissue repair. Glucosamine is a micronutrient which nourishes your soft tissue, and has been shown to help maintain joint health.3 Devil’s claw is traditionally used in herbal medicine to relieve joint pain.4 Cayenne is used in herbal medicine to support circulation—which helps bring oxygen and nutrients into soft tissue to speed recovery.5

4.       Support a Healthy Immune System
Training put stress on many parts of your body—including your immune system. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator features several supplements that support immune function, including zinc, astragalus and American ginseng. Zinc is a mineral that supports immune system health6, while astragulus and American ginseng are used in herbal medicine to support immune health.7,8

5.       Reduce Inflammation
Feeling a little extra sore or stiff after yesterday’s workout? It could be inflammation’s fault. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator  contains turmeric—which includes the active compound curcumin—an antioxidant used in traditional herbal medicine to help reduce inflammation.9

6.       Rehydrate
You took electrolytes during your workout, but did you know you need them after as well? Calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and sodium are the chief electrolyte minerals, which regulate the flow of nutrients and waste in and out of cells, making them essential for muscle contractions and general nerve function.

Timing is Everything

The 20 minutes immediately after a workout is when your body needs a kickstart for recovery. Bring Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator with you to the gym, or keep it in your locker or gym bag, so you can drink up almost immediately. Thinking about making a smoothie with both Recovery Accelerator and Performance Protein? You may want to think again. Because Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator is formulated with a specific 4:1 carb-to-protein ratio, it is best to space out Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator and Performance Protein to see the most gains in post-workout recovery. Take Recovery Accelerator 20 minutes after a workout (mixed only with water) and Performance Protein 20 to 45 minutes after that for best results.

The harder you train the more you’ll appreciate Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator post-workout. Try it today in Tropical or Apple-Berry flavors.

What is your favorite thing about Recovery Accelerator?


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  2. Smriga, Miro et al. (2007). Oral treatment with l-lysine and l-arginine reduces anxiety and basal cortisol levels in healthy humans. Biomedical Research 28 (2) 85-90 Accessed on 7/15/13 from https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/biomedres/28/2/28_2_85/_pdf
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  5. Health Canada.(2013) Natural Health Products Monograph: Cayenne. Accessed 7/2/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=cayenne&lang=eng
  6. Institute of Medicine (2001). Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. National Academy Press. Accessed 4/19/13 http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309072794
  7. Winston D, Kuhn MA. (2008). Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  8. Health Canada.(2009) Natural Health Products Monograph: American Ginseng. Accessed 7/2/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=29&lang=eng
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