...contain amino acids or carbs?
The easy answer is water, but is there any good tasting supplement that one can drink intra and is beneficial?
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The Gatorade G2's or some other calorie free sports drink
You could try the poweraid zero. It has electrolytes and no calories or carbs.
Compete tastes fantastic and is a really solid intra-workout formula. At the prescribed dose (two scoops), you get nice doses of LCLT (2g), whey hydrolysate (5g) and others that should make a noticeable impact, as well as other ingredients like a strong focus complex and electrolytes.
Samples are available on our website - Tangy Tangerine, Fruit Punch, and Lemon Drop are all excellent when mixed with 20 ounces of water.
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what is "proteinpulse" ?
Have some Brondo, it's got electrolytes! It's what plants crave!
I really don't understand the aversion to bcaa's intra, but if you insist, I'd probably go with the calorie free propel drink
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iForce Compete, any flavor!!!! I have all three flavors and drink it ALL DAY!!! Fml....
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For those not familiar with Layne and his research into optimizing protein synthesis and optimal meal frequency, read his article Protein: how much and how often here… Basically: ingest a protein source providing a minimal threshold of amino acids (leucine in particular) spaced out every 3-5hrs or so to avoid the refractory response. This is when the muscle synthesis machinery stops responding if you keep amino acids constantly elevated. You want pulsation, a wave-like rise and fall in amino acid levels. Given that most foods take a few hours to digest a viable strategy is to eat a meal every 4-5 hours, then ingest a fast protein source such as whey or even BCAAs with or without some carbs 2hrs before and after meals. Carbs actually seem to prolong MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis) even if they don’t specifically add to the amplitude or total effect.