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Rapid Replenishment & Recovery Formula


What you eat, when you eat it, and how much you eat has a dramatic effect on your performance. But, not all nutrient combinations work equally well. Our 2:1:1 Recovery formula is based on the latest science demonstrating that blending different types of carbs and proteins maximizes absorption and leads to better results than the use of larger amounts of any single type. Hydrolyzed whey, micellar casein, and egg albumen proteins provide immediate and sustained amino acid delivery for repair and rebuilding while the precise ratio of simple sugars and rapidly-digesting carbs in 2:1:1 Recovery helps refuel and replenish hard-working muscles. And with 5 grams of added BCAAs in the proven 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine to Isoleucine to Valine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, there’s no question that 2:1:1 Recovery is an indispensable part of every serious athlete’s routine.

2:1:1 Carbohydrate Ratio
2 x Glucose Polymers + Waxy Maize Starch
1 x Sucrose
1 x Fructose

2:1:1 Protein Ratio2 x Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate
1 x Micellar Casein
1 x Egg Albumen

2:1:1 BCAA Ratio
2 x Leucine
1 x Isoleucine
1 x Valine

Beyond the Basics
  • 2:1 Ratio Of Carbohydrates To Proteins
  • Optimal Carb Combination For Fastest Absorption Blends Faster, Intermediate, And Slower Acting Proteins For Sustained Amino Acid Delivery
  • Loaded With Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates

* 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.

Supplement Facts

Based upon your body weight, activity levels, and performance goals, consume one or more scoops of 2:1:1 Recovery immediately after workouts.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Rounded scoops
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 210.00
Calories from Fat 5.00
Total Fat 0.50 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.00 g 0%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 5.00 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 35.00 g 12%
Sugars 18.00 g
Sodium 170.00 mg 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 2%
Protein 17.00 g 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 15%
Iron 0.00 4%
** 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

Other Ingredients: Carbohydrate Blend (Fructose, Sucrose, glucose polymers (Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Maltodextrin, Potassium, Silica, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Gum Blend, Borage Seed Oil Powder, Flaxseed Powder, Fructose Anhydrous), Waxy Maize Starch), ON Recovery Protein Blend (L-Valine, Egg Albumen, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Lecithin, Sucralose

Warning: CONTAINS MILK, EGG, AND SOY (LECITHIN) INGREDIENTS.

Do not use as a sole source of nutrition

Keep out of reach of children

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Health Notes

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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Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Effective (5)
  • Shortens recovery time (5)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (5)
  • Easy to swallow (4)
  • Easy to mix (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For workouts (4)
    • Daily use (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (3)

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By dangcaleb

    from Huntsville, TX

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Doesn't Clump
    • Easy To Prepare
    • Flavorful
    • Great taste
    • Works

    Cons

    • Under Rated Product

    Best Uses

    • Post workout

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

    I've tried a lot of different post workout products, but this is by far the best I've ever had.
    It tastes great,
    It won't clump together which makes it easy to drink,
    Very competitivly priced,
    Decreases recovery time so I'm not too sore to do things I enjoy doing.

    Bottom line - it's a must have.

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    5.0

    Simply the Best

    By touchless21

    from Kansas City, MO

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    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Shortens Recovery Time
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

      This stuff tastes so good, I look forward to working out just to drink this recovery drink.

       
      5.0

      Great Taste

      By neheartland

      from O'Neill NE

      About Me Competitive Athlete

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Shortens Recovery Time
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • For Workouts

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

        I use this product right after my workouts. It does a great job with muscle recovery after a super hard workout.
        I use a blender to mix it and mix with milk and have also used the very vanilla. I like them both.

         
        4.0

        Only protein I use

        By hfeldberg

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Weekend Warrior

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Shortens Recovery Time
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Workouts

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

          I work out 5-6 times a week and am paranoid about post-workout refueling. I'm always a little skeptical about whether my powder actually contains "whey protein isolate" since that type of claim can't be regulated. That said, you can't fudge the numbers as to how much actual protein is in each serving and 17 grams of really good tasting protein is good enough for me.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awsome After WorkOut Protein

          By srg977

          from Afghanistan

          About Me Militarylaw enforcement

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          Pros

          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Shortens Recovery Time
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For Workouts

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

            Great after workout Protein. Tastes awesome and with all ON products, mixes extremely well. Take within 1/2 hour of workout and it has just the right amount of fast packed carbs and protein to help your body recover for the next day. Hope it never goes away, been using it for 4 years and won't stop. Combine with ON Pro Complex for your daily protein and you won't be sorry.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good for athletes

            By cgmehlin

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Competitive Athlete, Swimmer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Shortens Recovery Time
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Chalky Consistency

            Best Uses

            • Post workout

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

            This is a great pw shake for the serious athlete who needs more calories, carbs, and sugars after his intense workout. The 2:1:1 formula is perfect for endurance athletes who train for over 2 hours a day with multiple workouts. I am a swimmer and need any where from 3000-7000 calories a day. This product helps me recovery quicker then anything I have tried in the past. I usually mix 1-2 scoops of this up and drink it immediately after my 3 hour practice. The taste isn't bad and it is a little tuff to mix but that doesn't bother me. I don't recommend this product to any non athletes or body builders because of the sugar content. However I can't recommend this enough to athletes.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great product

            By wright2303

            from Michigan City, In.

            About Me Weekend Warrior

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Builds Muscle
            • Good Value
            • Tasty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Workout

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

              This product offers what I'm looking for as far as a good blend of quality protein and fast carbs, without the heavy calorie load of weight gainers. I've been able to build muscle and not pad the belly too much thanks to 2:1:1!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome for track

              By mercuriantaboo

              from Midwest

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Quickens Recovery Time
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery™ - Colossal Chocolate:

                I use and abuse this during the track season. It's great for recovery after workouts and gets you ready for the next day

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