KILLCLIFF is recommended for daily consumption (1-3 cans)both before and after workouts. KILLCLIFF is the most refreshing, is better tasting and healthier alternative to energy drinks, sports drinks, and soda.
|Serving Size 1 can|
|Servings Per Container 4|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Calories from Fat||0.00|
|Trans Fat||0.00 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0.00 g||0%|
|Total Fat||0.00 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0.00 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||12.00 g||4%|
|** Daily Value (DV) not established|
Other Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Natural Erythritol (natural sweetener), Vitamin Blend (Taurine, D-Glucuronolactone, Sodium Citrate, Ginger extract (root), Chloride, Potassium, Vitamin E Acetate, Phosphorus, Inositol, Ginseng Root Powder (Pow), Green Tea Extract (90% EGCG), Caffeine, Milk Thistle, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2), Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Enzyme Blend (Bromelain, Lipase, Amylase, Protease 4.5, Inverlase, Beta-glucanase, Serrazimes), Stevia, Turmeric for Color
KILL CLIFF, LLC. Atlanta, GA 30305
"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.
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)