Olympic Athletes Sport Nutrition & Getting an Edge in Physique

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Get The Winning Edge – Physique

Research in sports nutrition and its benefits are appearing daily in established scientific journals. Old concepts such as you can get all you need from your diet have faded away in the face of volumes of solid studies. Optimal sports nutrition can mean the difference in winning or losing. This applies not only to elite athletes, but also to the weekend athlete. In fact some believe proper use of supplements can help the amateur or weekend athlete as much or more than the elite athlete.

Athletes require special attention to the development of muscles and endurance. There are two phases of muscle development. The Catabolic phase is the workout phase. This is actually a breakdown phase. After the workout the muscle enters the Anabolic or buildup phase. The muscle is rebuilt stronger and in some cases, if you have the genetics, larger. So after a workout, your body needs to rebuild tissue and restore energy to torn-down, exhausted muscle.

Research has shown that what an athlete consumes after a workout may be as important to muscle building as the workout itself. I realize this is a bold statement, but it has proven to be true, and you’ll see how it works as we examine the mechanism of energy, recovery, strength, and muscle-building metabolism. Let’s begin with the main element.

Insulin, Insulin, Insulin

Insulin is the body’s number one anabolic or building stimulator. It is the key to recovery, strength, bulk, and energy. It is the main anabolic off/on switch. It sets the muscle building mechanism into motion. Insulin allows nutrients to get into the muscle cell. Without a good supply of insulin, the recovery and rebuilding of the cell cannot take place. Therefore insulin stimulation is the number one job of a good protein/carbohydrate muscle recovery drink.

The Best Insulin Stimulators

The two main stimulators of insulin production in the body are carbohydrates and protein, especially three amino acids called the branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s). These are extremely important to muscle recovery and building.

The Shaklee Corporation’s scientific research teams studied more in depth to find what the best balance of amino acids in the protein needed to be for insulin stimulation. They found it to be 40-44 % of BCAAs. They also studied to find the best ratio of carbohydrate to protein. The ratio came out to be 2.2 to 2.7. Shaklee also developed a unique release mechanism based on these deeper questions. They called it Bio-Build and it became the core of the delivery system of their product Physique Workout Maximizer. There are about 10,000 mg of essential amino acids in one serving of Physique. Some 44% are the vital branched chain amino acids (BCAAs).

Shaklee Physique Workout Maximizer is a truly remarkable scientifically correct product. It has been clinically tested (results published in a refereed, peer reviewed journal) to actually raise insulin levels. It has the unique ratio of carbohydrate to protein of 2.2 to 2.7. It is Kosher and lactose free. It is biologically complete so it is well utilized by the body. It has all natural flavors with no artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. Check out the video of these Olympic Athletes powered by Shaklee! (see link below article)

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