The four ingredients blended together in ThinkitDrinkit's Ultimate Athletic BOOST are proven to help athletes and exercise enthusiasts make the most of their workouts.
Maltodextrin is produced from treated starch, generally from grains such as corn or rice. It provides an efficient source of energy during and after workouts.
It has a relatively high glycemic index of 130 (double that of table sugar). It is engineered to travel through the digestive system quickly and deliver comparatively high levels of energy to the body.
This is beneficial during long workouts because the body is able to process maltodextrin efficiently and it doesn't need much water to do so. This makes it a great energy source that doesn't cause dehydration.
Maltodextrin is also helpful after a hard workout, when it continues to supply energy to muscles to aid recovery.
The Food and Drug Administration considers maltodextrin to be safe.
Electrolytes are chemicals that form ions in body fluids. They help ensure many body functions are maintained at optimal levels.
Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes. The body does not produce them, so they must be ingested.
Electrolyte levels fall out of balance when water levels in the body change, which can magnify the negative impacts of dehydration or overhydration. This imbalance can be caused by many things, including exercise.
Maintaining optimal electrolyte levels helps keep blood chemistry in balance, improve muscle response and enhance other vital biological processes. It can also prevent cramps while working out.
Science shows that it takes more to support an exercise regimen than simply consuming calories and fluids. It must include electrolyte supplements, as well.
Vitamins play a major role in energy production, cardiovascular performance, bone and joint health, muscle development and repair — and other functions that are critical for athletes and people who exercise regularly.
The vitamins most critically needed by athletes include vitamin D and the B vitamins, as well as antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, beta carotene and selenium.
Athletes who are most in need of these nutrients are those who:
- Limit carbohydrate intake.
- Do extreme things to lose weight.
- Eliminate one or more food types from their diets.
- Consume unbalanced or hyper-focused diets.
Research shows athletes and people who work out regularly will likely benefit from taking a regular multivitamin supplement.
Branch (or Branched) Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
The three branch chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine and valine. The combination of the three makes up approximately one third of the muscle mass in the human body.
BCAAs play an important role in protein synthesis and muscle development. The more BCAAs that are available in muscles, the more they will be used for energy, which slows the breakdown of muscles cells and prevents muscle loss.
Research has proven the following benefits of taking BCAA supplements:
- People who consume a BCAA supplement with every meal tend to have less belly fat and more muscle mass.
- BCAAs are known to trigger protein synthesis and prevent the breakdown of muscle cells.
- In healthy people, BCAAs improve glucose uptake by the body.
- BCAAs are proven to play an important role in muscle and energy production during exercise.
- They are known to reduce muscle soreness resulting from intense exercise.
- They improve the desire to work out, especially when people are fatigued.
- There is evidence that BCAAs may preserve muscle mass even when not exercising.
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