BioSteel Advanced Recovery Formula - Chocolate

BioSteel Advanced Recovery Formula - Chocolate - BOPSTEEL SPORTS - GNC Zoom
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  • Highest quality/most bio-available ingredients obtainable
  • Bio-Gen & Bio-Pro Tri-Phasic nutrient release system is the ideal fuel for athletes immediately post-game or post-workout
  • Faster recovery between workouts/competitions
  • Increased muscle protein synthesis and glycogen re-synthesis for increased lean body mass, decreased body fat and improved performance

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Supplement Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Scoops
Servings Per Container 19
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 260.00
Calories from Fat 23.00
Total Fat 2.50 g4%
Saturated Fat 1.50 g8%
Trans Fat 0.00
Cholesterol 1.80 mg1%
Carbohydrates 36.50 g12%
Fiber 0.00 g0%
Calcium 783.00 mg78%
Sugars 10.00 g
Vitamin A 0.000%
Vitamin C 0.000%
Sodium 643.00 mg27%
Potassium 106.00 mg3%
Iron 1.00 mg6%
Protein 24.00 g48%
"Bio-Gen"- BioSteel Proprietary Glycogen Re-Loading Formula 36.00 g**
 Non-GMO Organic Brown Rice Syrup Maltodextrin Organic Cane Sugar Organic Cinnamon Extract **
"Bio Pro"- BioSteel's Proprietary Protein Matrix 24.00 g**
Recovery Complex 6.50 g**
 Leucine Glutamine Tri-Methyl Glycine Phosphatidylserine **
"Bio-Geat"- BioSteel's Proprietary Digestion and Absorption Formula 1.25 g**
 Organic Ginger Extract Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme Blend **
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Product Directions / Additional Info

Immediately after training/competition mix 1-3 scoops with 250ml-1000ml of cold water or beverage of your choice. Vary the amount of liquid to achieve your own desired taste and consistency.

Adults under 150lbs - 1 Scoop. Adults between 150lbs-220lbs - 2 Scoops. Adults over 220lbs - 3 Scoops.

Other Ingredients: Celtic Sea Salt, Carrageenan, Natural Chocolate Flavour

Gluten Free

Storage Instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight.

Warning: Not intended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure whether or not you are taking adequate copper or if you are following a low protein diet. People with heath conditions should consult with a healthcare practitioner before consuming this product. Do not use if security seal is broken.


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Chocolate Milk: The Next Sports Drink?

Chocolate Milk: The Next Sports Drink?
Chocolate Milk: The Next Sports Drink? : Main Image
Chocolate milk promoted recovery between exercise sessions
Drinking chocolate milk after a bout of intense exercise may be better for muscle recovery than a carbohydrate-only drink, according to two studies funded by a grant from Dairy Management, Inc. to researchers at Southern Connecticut State University.

Finding the best post-exercise drink

"Because fluid bovine milk is considered a high-quality protein in that it provides all essential amino acids and the carbohydrate content provided in chocolate milk exceeds that of white milk, fat-free chocolate milk holds particular intrigue as a recovery beverage for endurance athletes," said Dr. William Lunn and colleagues in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Eight male runners took part in the studies. Both studies had two parts, separated by seven days. In each part, the men completed a 45-minute run. Afterwards, they were given 480 ml (16 ounces) of fat-free chocolate milk or a carbohydrate-only beverage during a three-hour recovery period. Both drinks had 296 calories; the chocolate milk had 16 grams of protein as well. Men given the chocolate milk during the first part of each study were given the carbohydrate-only drink during the second part, and vice versa.

  • In the first study, muscle biopsies were taken throughout the recovery period to assess muscle protein status and muscle glycogen (a storage form of glucose in the body). Researchers found that the participants' muscle recovery was enhanced after drinking chocolate milk compared with the carbohydrate-only drink. Chocolate milk seemed to promote muscle synthesis (as opposed to breakdown) and inhibit protein breakdown after exercise. Glycogen stores were similar after drinking chocolate milk and the carbohydrate-only beverage.
  • In the second study, after the initial 45-minute run and recovery period, the men completed a "time-to-exhaustion" exercise test where they ran on a treadmill until tired out. Time to exhaustion was 23% longer after drinking chocolate milk compared with the carbohydrate-only drink, meaning that the men were able to run longer before they became exhausted.

Before you gulp

This isn't the first time that chocolate milk has made the news as an exercise recovery drink. A 2011 study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research concluded chocolate milk promoted recovery between exercise sessions as well as a combination carbohydrate-electrolyte replacement drink.

It makes sense that a protein-rich drink (like chocolate milk) would help spare muscle protein during recovery from intense exercise. Future studies should investigate other (nondairy) protein sources and complex carbohydrates as components of post-exercise drinks.

(Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012; DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182364162)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

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