SportsControl® Recovery (recovery drink)


- High-quality hydrolysed proteins (PeptoPro) and whey proteins
- Ideal mix of carbohydrates and proteins
- Enhances muscle recovery
- Stimulates the formation of carbohydrates and proteins in the muscles
- Fast recovery after intensive endurance and power training


Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Whey proteins, PeptoPro, Aspartame, Flavouring (Tropical or Strawberry).
With sugars and sweetener. Contains a source of phenylalanine.

SportsControl Recovery is a high-quality, high-calorie recovery drink (365 kcal per 750 ml) with a base of carbohydrates, hydrolysed proteins and whey proteins. The detailed composition of SportsControl Recovery is specified below.

Composition per 750 ml of solution:
- Maltodextrin: 45 g
- Dextrose: 25 g
- Whey protein: 13 g
- PeptoPro: 12 g
- Flavouring: 2 g

A 750 ml solution of SportsControl Recovery provides a total of 70 grams of carbohydrates of which 64% consists of maltodextrin and 36% of glucose. This high dose of carbohydrates is combined with a dose of high-quality proteins (25 grams) of which 48% comes in the form of the patented PeptoPro.
PeptoPro is an enzymatically hydrolysed milk protein derived from casein. The intake of proteins in a hydrolysed form ensures rapid absorption of amino acids into the body. Moreover, thanks to its mix of PeptoPro and high-quality whey proteins, SportsControl Recovery contains an optimal dose of amino acids. The combination of maltodextrin, glucose, PeptoPro and whey protein generates a sharp increase in insulin secretion after exercise. Insulin plays a key role in stimulating glycogen formation as well as protein synthesis in the muscles after exercise, and is a crucial element in enhancing the recovery process. SportsControl Recup Gold is a similar recovery product in the SportsControl range and a possible 'professional' alternative to SportsControl Recovery. Not only does SportsControl Recup Gold contain a higher dose of PeptoPro than SportsControl Recovery, it also includes a high dose of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA's) in the form of leucine. Consequently, SportsControl Recup Gold provides an extra insulin boost compared to SportsControl Recovery, but has a slightly bitter taste because of the presence of leucine.

SportsControl Recovery has been especially developed in order to optimally promote recovery after heavy training or contests within the context of intensive training or competition programmes. Heavy physical exercises such as long endurance training, intensive interval exercises, or power training cause a depletion of carbohydrate stores in the muscles (~muscle glycogen) on the one hand, and a breakdown of muscle proteins on the other hand. Repairing this 'damage' caused by heavy training is considered essential to the recovery process and a condition to achieve 'super-compensation'. In the event of high-level sports practice, recovery time between several trainings or competitions is often relatively short, thus making full recovery through normal diet rather impossible. It is therefore essential to use SportsControl Recovery so as to achieve optimal training progression, or at least maintain performance capacity through fast recovery within the context of endurance sports as well as power and speed sports. In the event of endurance training or resistance training, SportsControl Recovery will ensure optimal restoration of energy stores in the active muscles after each intensive exercise. In case of power training, the intake of SportsControl Recovery will provide an 'insulin boost' which will increase muscle mass and muscular strength. Because of its high calorie content, SportsControl Recovery is less suitable to be consumed after recreational exercises or physical activities within the context of fitness and health, the aim of which is usually to reduce or at least to control the body weight. In this respect, we recommend to drink SportsControl 2Win. This sports drink has a significantly lower calorie content (280 kcal/litre) and ensures a quick restoration of energy and water balance after exercise.

Instructions for use:
Its convenient packaging (powder sachets of 97 grams for a 750ml solution) makes it very easy to rapidly prepare an ideal recovery drink by adding one sachet to a bottle or 'shaker' with a volume of 750ml. SportsControl Recovery is a recovery drink and should by definition be consumed after exercise, never before or during exercise. The 'timing' of intake is very important. Given that the muscles are most susceptible to rapid absorption of glucose and amino acids as well as to their stimulation by insulin immediately after exercise, it is preferably to take SportsControl Recovery straight after exercise, for example spread over the first 15 to 30min following exercise. The longer the interval between the end of the exercise and the intake of the recovery drink, the smaller the impact on muscle recovery. After having taken SportsControl Recovery immediately after exercise, recovery can be further enhanced by using our other sports drinks SportsControl 2Win and/or SportsControl WinErgy. In the event of severe dehydration, we also recommend to use SportsControl ORS4Sport. Sportsmen who are going through a creatine loading phase can take creatine after intensive training by means of SportsControl Creatine Recovery, a combination of SportsControl Creatine Recovery and Creapure.

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