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Are you looking to get another 500m out of the treadmill, or pull heavier weights?
If you want to get more out of your fitness regime and keep your performance at an optimum level, then try USN’s new range of endurance products.
A fantastic training programme is vital for ensuring you achieve an optimum sporting performance, but so is what you eat, particularly the nutrients your body needs to help you fulfil the fitness challenges you have set. An athlete’s nutrient requirements are highest immediately after intense and prolonged physical activity.
Lisa Picton, professional long distance triathlete and category winner at Ironman UK 2010 , understands this only too well. She says, “The 30 - 45 minute window after training or events is crucial for a speedy recovery. During this timeframe, our body seeks to replace muscle glycogen, our first and main source of energy. I take USN’s Recover Xcell protein drink, which rapidly supplies my body with carbohydrates and fast acting protein enabling me to recover quickly, without breaking down existing amino acids which can cause muscle wastage.”
USN, the market leaders in sports nutrition understand this issue and as a result, have launched a range of tailored endurance products. Comprising of ready made drinks, gel sachets, drink powders and tablets these products have been scientifically formulated and are packed with electrolytes and key nutrients:
Stage 1 - Enduro Sport, £17.99, 1kg
USN's Enduro Sport is the ultimate carbohydrate loading, energy and recovery drink that primarily consist of complex carbohydrates in the form of medium chain glucose polymers and a small amount of pure crystalline fructose. Numerous studies have shown that glucose polymers serve as a direct precursor for glycogen synthesis in muscle and is much more effective than other carbohydrates or sugars. Fructose on the other hand is primarily metabolised by the liver and is nearly four times as efficient in replenishing liver glycogen – key as it allows a higher glycogen store enabling your body to work harder and longer before reaching exhaustion. Enduro Sport's scientific formulation includes vital nutrients to enhance carbohydrate and energy metabolism, boosting endurance, speeding recovery and helping to improve overall performance.
Stage 2 - Cyto Power HP, £29.99 900g
USN’s Cyto Power HP is a tasty, isotonic / hypotonic sports drink, packed with electrolytes and other nutrients for ultimate sports performance.
The reconstituted drink replenishes electrolytes, minerals and fluids in sufficient quantities during activity (if used as directed), thereby reducing the risk of cramping. It combines both high and intermediate Glycaemic Index (GI) carbohydrates, which has been shown to promote exercise performance and tolerance, as well as muscle recovery, during physical exercise. This combination ensures rapid energy conversion, while still promoting stabile blood sugar levels which is important when competing or taking part in events. A powerful boost of 500mg L-Glutamine and 100mg L-Tyrosine, both in the very potent and stable N-Acetyl form, has been added to each 50g serving. These quantities will optimise muscle tissue maintenance and mental alertness to an even greater extent.
Stage 3 - Recover Xcell, £19.99 1kg
USN’s Recover Xcell is precisely formulated as either a post training recovery drink or a comprehensive energy, amino acid and electrolyte replacement drink to use after long periods of intense physical activity such as marathons, as well as shorter, highly intensive activities like team sports such as rugby. The carbohydrates consist of an ideal ratio of long chain glucose polymers for sustained energy supply, as well as fast acting simple sugars for rapid energy replacement. Recover Xcell has been formulated to form a light, refreshing, fruit flavoured, isotonic drink, which promotes optimal nutrient absorption.
USN’s endurance range also includes Vooma Caffeine Gel Sachets, Cramp Block tablets, Epic Pro All In One powder and Active Electrolyte Ready To Drinks. All products can be purchased online at www.usn.co.uk or from leading retail outlets across the UK including Holland & Barrett.