Recovery Accelerator

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Recovery Accelerator

The first plant-based recovery drink mix specifically developed to address post-workout recovery. It delivers a 4-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein for optimal muscle glycogen replenishment.[1] Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator is formulated to:

  • Replenish muscle glycogen and electrolytes
  • Reduce inflammation, muscle and joint pain
  • Support immune system function and protein synthesis
  • Reduce recovery time between training

An important addition to your recovery routine, take this product immediately after your workout before taking Vega Sport Performance Protein as it aids in the absorption of protein and replenishment of glycogen to reduce recovery time and muscle fatigue.

TIMING INSTRUCTION

Take immediately (within 20 minutes) after training. Use in conjunction with Vega Sport Performance Protein. Create a personal nutrition plan.

functional ingredients

4:1 ratio of carbs-to-protein

Consuming a 4-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio is the most effective way for your body to replenish glycogen.

American ginseng

Repair so you can do it again tomorrow. American ginseng is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance.1

  1. Health Canada. (2009). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Panax Ginseng. Accessed 7/11/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=146&lang=eng

Electrolytes

Even if you consumed an electrolyte-rich beverage during exercise, it’s also a good idea to continue replenishing post-workout. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium and calcium to restore fluid balance.

Glucosamine

If your joints are sore after workouts, reach for glucosamine. Glucosamine is a micronutrient which nourishes your soft tissue, and has been shown to help maintain joint health.

Turmeric

Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, this vibrant yellow root is a source of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant to support inflammation management.1

  1. Health Canada. (2012). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Turmeric-oral. Accessed 5/20/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=216&lang=eng

^ ^ 4:1 ratio of carbs-to-protein

4:1 ratio of carbs-to-protein

Consuming a 4-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio is the most effective way for your body to replenish glycogen.

^ ^ American ginseng

American ginseng

Repair so you can do it again tomorrow. American ginseng is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance.1

  1. Health Canada. (2009). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Panax Ginseng. Accessed 7/11/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=146&lang=eng

^ ^ Electrolytes

Electrolytes

Even if you consumed an electrolyte-rich beverage during exercise, it’s also a good idea to continue replenishing post-workout. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium and calcium to restore fluid balance.

^ ^ Glucosamine

Glucosamine

If your joints are sore after workouts, reach for glucosamine. Glucosamine is a micronutrient which nourishes your soft tissue, and has been shown to help maintain joint health.

^ ^ Turmeric

Turmeric

Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, this vibrant yellow root is a source of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant to support inflammation management.1

  1. Health Canada. (2012). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Turmeric-oral. Accessed 5/20/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=216&lang=eng

Certified Vegan

Gluten-Free

Informed-Choice

Plant-Based

Recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator replenishes your system, repairs muscle tissue, and reduces inflammation to assist in recovery.

Muscle glycogen replenishment

Consuming a 3- to 4-to-1 ratio of easily digestible carbohydrates to protein is the most effective way for your body to replenish glycogen.[1] Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator delivers a 4-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein from whole grain brown rice syrup and sprouted brown rice protein.

Hormonal support

Exercise is a complementary stress. It acutely elevates stress hormones, especially cortisol, but if the stress is managed, has long-term positive effects. Stress from uncomplementary sources (such as overtraining, work, family, relationships, etc.), can lead to chronically elevated cortisol levels that have been linked to various health and performance issues. There is emerging evidence that the amino acid L-arginine can help to reduce cortisol levels, while supporting healthy hormone levels.[2]

Soft tissue repair

It’s not only muscles that need to be repaired after exercise. The soft tissue, which connects and supports organs, joints, and muscles should also be repaired. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains glucosamine, devil’s claw and cayenne to support soft tissue repair. Glucosamine is a micronutrient which nourishes your soft tissue, and has been shown to help maintain joint health.[3] Devil’s claw is traditionally used in herbal medicine to relieve joint pain.[4] Cayenne is used in herbal medicine to support circulation—which helps bring oxygen and nutrients into soft tissue to speed recovery.[5]

Immune system support

Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator features several supplements that support immune function, including zinc, astragalus and American ginseng. Zinc is a mineral that supports immune system health[6] and muscle regeneration. Astragulus is an herb that is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support immune health.[7] American ginseng is used in herbal medicine to support a healthy immune system.[8]

Inflammation reduction

Inflammation is how your body heals from the micro-muscle tears caused as you break down muscle during a workout. While Inflammation is necessary, it also inhibits training progress, as it temporarily limits muscle function due to increased muscle soreness and stiffness. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contains turmeric—which includes the active compound curcumin—and is used in traditional herbal medicine to help reduce inflammation.[9]

Rehydration

Last, but not least, replenishing the electrolytes eliminated during exercise is a crucial step in recovery. Calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and sodium are key electrolytes, which regulate the flow of nutrients and waste in and out of cells, making them essential for muscle contractions and general nerve function.

Cautions:

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription medication, or have a serious medical condition. Do not use if you have had a heart attack/myocardial infarction. For adults only. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort. Do not use if seal is broken.

 

[1] Kerksick et al. (2008) International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: Nutrient Timing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 5:17 Accessed 4/19/13 from http://www.jissn.com/content/5/1/17

[2] Smriga, Miro et al. (2007). Oral treatment with l-lysine and l-arginine reduces anxiety and basal cortisol levels in healthy humans. Biomedical Research 28 (2) 85-90 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/biomedres/28/2/28_2_85/_pdf

[3] Towhead. (2009). Glucosamine therapy for treating osteoarthritis (Review). The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Accessed 4/19/13 from  http://www.rafa.co.il/_Uploads/631Cochrane_review_2009.pdf

[4] Mills S, Bone K. (2005). The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. St. Louis (MO): Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

[5] Health Canada.(2013) Natural Health Products Monograph: Cayenne. Accessed 7/2/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=cayenne&lang=eng

[6] Institute of Medicine (2001). Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. National Academy Press. Accessed 4/19/13 http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309072794

[7] Winston D, Kuhn MA. (2008). Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

[8] Health Canada.(2009) Natural Health Products Monograph: American Ginseng. Accessed 7/2/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=29&lang=eng

 

[9] ESCOP (2003): ESCOP Monographs: The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products, 2nd edition. Exeter (Great Britian).

Nutrition

CANADA

Apple Berry

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Tropical

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US

Apple Berry

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Ingredients

CANADA

Apple Berry

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Tropical

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US

Apple Berry

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Tropical

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Can I mix Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator and Vega Sport Performance Protein together?

Because Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator is formulated with a specific 4-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio for functional benefit, it is best to space out Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator and Vega Sport Performance Protein to see the most gains in post-workout recovery. Take Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator 20 minutes after a workout and Vega Sport Performance Protein 20 to 45 minutes after that to give your body time to use the glucose in Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator to replenish muscle glycogen.

Why does Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator contain whole grain brown rice syrup?

Whole grain brown rice syrup is a minimally-refined sugar added to Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator as a source of simple carbohydrate to aid in muscle glycogen replenishment post-workout. Research shows that consuming a 4-to-1 ratio of simple carbohydrates-to-protein within 20 minutes of exercise is the fastest, most effective way replenish muscle glycogen (carbohydrate energy stored in your muscles that’s depleted as you work out and must be replenished as part of the post-workout recovery process).

Why are sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium added to Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator?

Sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium are all electrolytes lost in sweat that you need to replace after exercise. Besides what’s naturally occurring in the ingredients we add additional electrolytes to Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator to replenish mineral stores.

Is glucosamine vegan?

In Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator we use a vegan source of glucosamine (derived from glucose).

Informed-Choice

Vega Sport products are Informed Choice certified. The Informed Choice program provides assurance that all Vega Sport products have been tested for substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances and are safe for athletes to use.