AFTER: A POTENT POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY SUPPLEMENT
AFTER is packed with Whey Protein Isolate, Creatine Monohydrate, L-Leucine, and ActiveTR™ (Time-Release Leucine), to maximally stimulate muscle repair and recovery from intense training.
As an athlete in training, the most important thing you can do is ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs to recovery from intense training. During the time following your workout, a post-workout supplement is vital to your ability to come back and train the next day.
The focus of post-training nutrition should be on promoting tissue repair and adaptation. The entire purpose of training is to stress physiological systems, specifically the neuromuscular system, so that the body will adapt to the training stimulus.
AFTER helps accomplish this by combining 4 very powerful and effective ingredients into an easy to use mix: whey protein isolate, leucine, time-release leucine, and creatine monohydrate.
Why did we choose these ingredients?
Most serious athletes have whey protein in their supplement arsenal, and for good reason. This stuff packs a serious punch when it comes to promoting quality changes in body composition, aiding in immune system support and recovery, as well as countless other physiological processes necessary for adaptations to training and general health.
Research on whey protein shows overwhelming evidence that it:
- Decreases fat mass
- Increases lean mass
- Increases physiologic levels of cysteine and glutathione
- Promotes training-induced power output
- Increased neurotransmitter production
- Reduces production of ghrelin
- Promotes bone health
- Increases antioxidant/immune enzyme profile
Leucine is the most important amino acid involved in any training-dependent change or adaptation in muscular tissue. Simply put, without leucine, you would not be able to see any significant improvements in muscle strength, power, size, or repair and recovery.
Leucine increases the calcium concentration within muscles, which activates mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin - formerly known as mammallian target of rapamycin). mTOR helps synthesize new muscle protein within muscle cells. In order to maximize training and recovery, the goal is to stimulate mTOR and muscle protein synthesis as often as possible.
To ensure that our supplements provide both short term and long term stimulation of recovery processes, we chose to include both short term and long term acting forms of leucine.
ActiveTR (time-release leucine) provides an additional leucine spike in the blood right around the time plasma concentrations of leucine drop significantly (approximately two hours after ingestion). As soon as your body is ready to stimulate recovery and adaptation, time-release leucine kicks in.
Creatine monohydrate is the single most effective supplement on the market. It has been shown to promote neurological, as well as cardiopulmonary, health.
Creatine also increases muscular strength, power, exercise intensity, training volume, and lean body mass. It assists with total body hydration, improves anaerobic running capacity, reduces fatigue, and improves subjective well-being.
You need AFTER as your post-workout supplement
AFTER contains the most potent recovery, growth, and adaptive stimulators on the market. Training not only causes damage, but also immune system distress and neurotransmitter consumption.
By combining these specific ingredients (whey protein isolate, leucine, time-release leucine, and creatine monohydrate) at effective doses is exactly what the body needs for optimum recovery.