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What makes ACCELERADE breakthrough is that it is the first sports drink that contains protein in combination with carbohydrate. And not just any amount of protein. Research has shown that the ideal ratio is 4 grams of carbohydrate to 1 gram of protein which is the amount found in ACCELERADE's patented formula.
Protein at this level actually increases the amount of carbohydrate that gets into the muscle during exercise. More energy into the muscle gives you more endurance, which is exactly what sports scientists at the University of Texas found when they compared ACCELERADE to a conventional sports drink. The researchers showed that protein-powdered ACCELERADE extends endurance up to 24% compared to a conventional sports drink and up to 57% compared to water.
Recovery, The Key To Peak Performance
The other advantage of protein in a sports drink is that it speeds muscle recovery. Everyone, whether a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, experiences muscle soreness after a workout. There are 3 causes.
One, muscle protein is damaged as a natural consequence of exercise. Muscles need protein to start the re-building process. Because ACCELERADE is the only sports drink that contains protein it gives your muscles a jump on the repair process.
Additionally, during extended exercise, up to 15% of the muscles' energy comes from the breakdown of muscle protein. Having protein in a sports drinks spares the breakdown of protein from the muscle. The result a quicker recovery.
The third cause is the build up of free radicals. These molecule attack and damage muscle protein. This is why ACCELERADE contains vitamins C and E, which have been shown to reduce free radical build up.
One scoop supplies the following ingredients:
Calories - 140
Calories From Fat - 5
Total Fat - 1g, 1%
Saturated Fat - 0g, 0%
Cholesterol - 5mg, 2%
Sodium - 190mg, 8%
Potassium - 64mg, 2%
Total Carbohydrate - 26g, 9%
Dietary Fiber - 0g, 0%
Sugars - 18g
Protein - 6.5g
Vitamin A - 0%
Vitamin C - 200%
Calcium - 6%
Iron - 0%
Vitamin E - 200%
Magnesium - 32%
Branched Chain Amino Acids - 1328mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sucrose, Whey Protein Concentrate, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Magnesium Oxide Vitamin E Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, L-Arginine, Monopotassium phosphate, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow 6
Note: - Nutritional Facts and Ingredients may vary slightly depending upon flavor
For 1 serving mix 1 scoop with 12 oz. of cold water in shaker, water bottle or glass. Use before during or after exercise.
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