High5 Protein Recovery Review
Protein Recovery is from British based company High5 Sports Nutrition. This supplement states that it can contribute to muscle growth and maintenance and normal muscle function after exercise. This review will aim to examine the ingredients within this this supplement to understand how it can achieve this.
Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide which is a complex carbohydrate. This ingredient is water soluble and unlike other carbohydrates, is easily digestible (1) and can give a quick release of energy without any spikes of glycaemia (2).
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey protein helps aid muscle protein synthesis when combined with resistance training (3,4). Other key features include increasing muscle mass (5), an increase in lean body mass (6) and greater recovery from exercise (7). Longer periods of supplementation have shown greater gains in fat free mass (8).
Muscle protein synthesis is increased due to high concentration of Leucine (BCAA) which is a signalling molecule needed to increase muscle protein synthesis (9). Consumption of whey protein helps increase muscle mass due to a greater amount of peripheral nitrogen retention whereas soy protein has been found to have a greater effect on splanchnic protein synthesis (10).
The reason for greater recovery of exercise can be due to a post exercise insulin response (11,12) which means glycogen resynthesis occurs rapidly so exercise can be prolonged, with greater training volume increased hypertrophy and decreased muscle damage.
Sucrose is a simple carbohydrate and is an intermediary in the metabolism of glucose (13). It has a low caloric value, low glycemic index (14) and gives a sweeter taste (15).
Fructose is a simple carbohydrate and is an intermediary in the metabolism of glucose (16). It has a low caloric value, low glycemic index (17) and gives a sweeter taste (18).
Dextrose monohydrate is a fast absorbing carbohydrate that gives a quick release of energy. It is usually found in supplements as its properties mix very well with other substances.
Malic Acid is an organic compound that is naturally created within the body. The benefits of this ingredient have been suggested to include a lowering in blood pressure, helping against pre – exhaustion which will prolong exercise and reduce fatigue. There is a lack of research for this ingredient and more is needed to fully understand the benefits of this ingredients.
SOYA Lecithin is an emulsifier which means that it helps aid the ingredients to disperse in water rather than separate into oily droplets and water.
The Protein Recovery sports drink by High5 can achieve the claims that are made about this supplement which are contributing to normal muscle function post exercise and normal growth and maintenance. This drink is recommended to be taken post-exercise. This product has no banned substances when referring to the WADA prohibited list when observing the label / ingredients posted on the website.
*NOTE – This product has not been tested in a laboratory and may contain other substances that may not appear on the label
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