OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® can be taken effectively to support exercise and recovery. Here is how:
OptimAAte® taken as directed with water prior to exercise will provide the body with a good level of hydration as well as pre-load a stock of amino acids that will be used in the sweating and metabolic processes supporting the exercise.
ElectrAAte® taken as directed with water, during and immediately after exercise will contribute fluid, amino acids and electrolytes to the circulatory pool of resources in the blood plasma. This will help maintain hydration and minimise the need for the breakdown of muscle proteins during exercise. This will better maintain muscle mass and integrity during and after exercise and aid recovery.
The amino acids and electrolytes are rapidly absorbed and do not require digestion.
Amino acids are lost in substantial quantities in sweat which places significant demands on the body to supply these resources. If you cannot eat because you are exercising, then the amino acids are supplied by the breakdown of muscle proteins to maintain constant levels of amino acids in the circulation of our blood plasma. Even if you could eat or consume liquid protein, digestion is greatly diminished during exercise and recovery.
Our research has shown that six amino acids are lost at disproportionately faster rates than the other amino acids. These have been deemed as “high-demand” amino acids in the context of having a higher requirement for replacement during and/or immediately after exercise. These are the amino acids provided in ElectrAAte® and OptimAAte®.
Provision of the high demand amino acids via OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® would serve to replenish the amino acids lost at disproportionately faster rates than other amino acids. The amino acids would contribute to the replenishment of the plasma levels as they are lost through sweat and reduce demands on the breakdown of muscle proteins.
This would assist the body in maintaining muscle mass during exercise and in the immediate recovery phase. Ultimately, this would result in lower quantities of muscle proteins that would need to be rebuilt in the recovery phase, thereby improving the efficiency of recovery processes. This would lead to better maintenance of muscle condition and facilitate the potential for developing muscle mass.