What is Max Recovery?
Max Recovery was designed as a post workout carbohydrate supplement that enhances glycogen repletion, increases insulin sensitivity, and exits the GI tract quickly. We’ve utilized Cluster Dextrin™, an extremely high quality and purified form of highly branched cyclic dextrin. It’s one of the fastest digesting, yet slowest to breakdown in the bloodstream. We’ve also added insulin mimickers to enhance the rate at which your body fills its glycogen stores.
What’s in Max Recovery?
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin: A high molecular weight glucose polymer. What does this mean, compared to regular glucose (dextrose)? Because of the molecular weight and low osmality, it 1) exits the stomach quick, 2) is rapidly taken up in the small intestine, and 3) has sustained breakdown in the bloodstream due to being a longer polymer chain.
Corosolic acid (Banaba leaf): Banaba leaf (lagerstroemia speciosa) is a species of tree native to Southeast Asia. The leaves have been used for centuries in traditional medicine as a tea preparation. One of the main components of the leaves, corosolic acid, is utilized by the body to break down carbohydrates (glycolysis). Also of note, an ellagitannin from banaba, lagerstroemin, appears to act as an agonist of the insulin receptor, improving glucose uptake.
R-alpha lipoic acid: ALA is a naturally occurring mitochondrial fatty acid that acts predominantly as an antioxidant; it is also essential for aerobic metabolism. Studies have shown various effects on blood glucose, including better glycemic control, and enhanced uptake of creatine.