The majority of gym goers know the importance to some extent of getting adequate protein to provide muscles with the material needed to grow, but few appear to know the important of having sufficient energy from the correct sources and how this effects in gym performance – after all without an effective energy-fuelled workout muscle will not be stimulated to grow and become stronger. In ‘Battery’, PhD Nutrition has brought to the market an energy supplement that helps trainee’s get the most from their workouts and power through exercises at maximum capacity, leading to faster gains in performance.
Energy output is a complex matter. A certain amount of carbohydrates is needed to ensure that glycogen stores are fully stocked which means exercise can be performed to optimum ability. Slightly more complicated is the matter of pre-workout energy continuation and post workout glycogen replenishment. Carbohydrate sources with different GI measurements are needed to satisfy these varying requirements. It’s additionally important that along with the triple-charged carbohydrate content of Battery +/- 3. amino acids that are vital to the muscle preservation process are also included.
For mid and long term energy Battery contains fructose and maltodextrin to ensure that taken before and during exercise, the blood sugar spike will not be so dramatic that it impairs performance in the gym. Fructose has a low glycemic index (GI) so it’s conversion to blood sugar is slow and steady. Maltodextrin has been used for many years as a complex carbohydrate, thought of as a better alternative to simple sugars such as high fructose corn syrup, though in reality it is suited for mid-term energy storage and particularly effective when used post exercise to help replenish glycogen stores and aid efficient recovery from training.
For immediate glycogen restore, high impact carbohydrates are called for, this being dextrose monohydrate which has a high GI rating ensuring immediate and effective glycogen replenishment and an instant raising of blood sugar for a complete recovery. This step is incredibly important immediately post exercise. Glycogen reserves have been drained and need immediate replenishment during this short window of time.
Flavours: Orange and mango crush
Size: 1kg (2.2lb)
- Multi-source carbohydrates targeted to specific times and activities such as pre-workout fuel and post workout recovery.
- Additional included branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) and L-Glutamine to further enhance recovery abilities and improve the muscle building environment.
- Electrolytes help ensure the body’s electrolyte levels are optimal. Low electrolyte levels can lead to de-hydration which directly impacts energy levels during workouts.
Who’s it for:
Anyone who performs exercise of some form can benefit from consuming the right carbohydrate sources before and after workouts for enhanced performance.
How to use:
Mixes easily in water for a refreshing drink. Consume 2 scoops prior to exercise, 2 scoops during and 3 scoops post workout.