|Ingredient||Claim (per 2 capsules)|
|Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)||160mg|
|Vitamin E (mixed tocotrienols)||20mg|
|Magnesium (Magnesium Hydroxide)||75mg|
|Branch Chain Amino Acids||160mg|
|Black Pepper Extract (Piperine)||10.4mg|
|Beetroot Extract (2% Nitrate) 4:1||50mg|
|Equivalent to 200mg Beetroot Powder providing 1000mg Nitrate|
|Turmeric Extract (10:1) (95% Curcuminoids)||1000mg Turmeric Powder|
|From 106mg Turmeric Extract, providing 100mg Curcuminoids.|
|Montmorency Cherry Extract (10:1)||20mg|
|Equivalent to 200mg Montmorency Cherry Powder|
POW Sports Supplements: Recovery Formula (60 Vegan Capsules)
A combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nutraceuticals and botanicals to aid the natural recovery of muscles after intense exercise. This combination of ingredients is designed to facilitate muscle recovery and reduce inflamation.
Vitamins C and E help to protects cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Free radicals readily react with other molecules causing chemical reactions in the body, which can lead to damage to body tissues and inflammatory conditions.
Magnesium can reduce tiredness and fatigue, help restore electrolyte balance, maintain normal muscle function and healthy bones.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that is consumed in larger amounts in protein powders. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are involved in almost all metabolic processes in the human body. We have added a small dose to complement the formula and work alongside the Beetroot Extract, (which are rich source of nitrates) to increase levels of nitric oxide in the body. This leads to improved circulation, oxygen delivery and improved blood flow. Studies have found that beetroot juice can improve athletic output and reduce muscle fatigue.
Branch chained amino acids (BCCA’s), Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, have been found to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. These amino acids are the only ones to be metabolised in the muscle, so it’s important to supplement post exercise
L-Glutamine is found in large amounts in muscles and during intense exercise, normal levels can become depleted. This amino acid is an important component in the Recovery Formula as it helps to minimise the breakdown of muscle. L-Glutamine is classified as a non-essential amino acid (it can be made in the body), but supplementation is recommended especially after intense exercise.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are often combined as they are both naturally found in joints and cartilage. Glucosamine is a key component in bone and cartilage, and is thought to be a building block of joints and cartilage. Chondroitin is a vital part of cartilage, giving it the ability to retain water and act as a cushion between the bones and joints.
Turmeric Extract contains the active ingredient, curcumin, a beneficial flavonoid, which is a plant based antioxidant. Numerous studies have highlighted the health benefits of curcumin. Research has found that curcumin can reduce muscle soreness and damage following intense exercise, through it’s anti-inflammatory action and its ability to reduce oxidative stress. Supplementing with curcumin can reduce the need for NSAID’s post exercise and through the recovery period. Black pepper (piperine) is usually combined with turmeric extract, as it increases the absorption of curcumin. Piperine has also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties of its own.
Montmorency Cherries are naturally a good source of anthrocynamins and flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Research has found that Montmotrency Cherry Extract can reduce muscle soreness, improve recovery and athletic performance in athletes. It has also been found to improve sleep quality, which is an important aspect in muscle recovery.