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


Item # 350200
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Product Information


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 Ratio
  • 2 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
  • Fortified With 5 Grams Of Added Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

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


CONTAINS MILK, EGG, AND SOY (LECITHIN) INGREDIENTS., Do not use as a sole source of nutrition, Keep out of reach of children.

Other Ingredients

Carbohydrate Blend, ON Recovery Protein Blend, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali) , Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Lecithin, Sucralose
Sunrise, FL 33325

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  1 Rounded Scoop(s)
Servings Per Container  30

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 210  
  Calories from Fat 5  

Total Fat 0.5g   1%
  Saturated Fat 0g  
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg   2%
Total Carbohydrate 35g   12%
  Sugars 18g  
Protein 17g  
Dietary Fiber 1g   2%
Sodium 170mg   7%

Vitamin A 0   0%
Vitamin C 0   0%
Iron 0   4%

Calcium  0   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.


4.3 / 5.0
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Never Received
Product never arrived! Even though order and shipping were done well in advance, order did not arrive as promised by customer service.
January 30, 2017
Great Product
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.
March 1, 2014
Simply the Best
This stuff tastes so good, I look forward to working out just to drink this recovery drink.
July 25, 2012
Great Taste
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.
June 20, 2012
Only protein I use
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.
January 28, 2012
Awsome After WorkOut Protein
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.
August 21, 2011
Good for athletes
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.
February 24, 2011
Great product
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!
September 16, 2010
Awesome for track
I use and abuse this during the track season. It's great for recovery after workouts and gets you ready for the next day
August 17, 2010
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Is this taken immediately following a workout? Also, besides recovery, does this help with anything else such as building mass?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery is to be taken immediately after a workout.
Will this product make you gain weight when used as directed after a workout?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: When used according to recommendations Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery will not cause you to gain weight.