Recovery is a Post-Workout Protein Supplement manufactured by Supreme Nutrition. It is designed to feed the muscles with protein, carbs and amino acids immedaitely following a workout to assist in muscle recovery and growth.
IntroductionThanks to Supreme Nutrition for shipping this out in a nice box with a shaker cup and fairly quickly. I'm a business management student currently bulking and interested in nutrition and supplements as a side hobby.
Ingredient ProfileFairly simple ingredient profile that brings 55 grams of product per serving, each serving includes:
- Kcal (206.8)
- Whey Protein Isolate (33.6g): Whey isolate has lower lactose content, higher protein content and lower fat and carbohydrate content per serving.
- Carbohydrates (17.3g) of which sugars (1.5g): The source of carbs is mainly maltodextrin, it consists of a string of glucose molecules, which your body easily breaks down so it digests almost as quickly as dextrose. It is usually derived from corn or potato starch. Consuming it will increase the release of insulin, an anabolic and glucose-regulating hormone that facilitates the influx of sugars and amino acids into muscle cells, tho I'm not convinced if the dosage here is enough.
- L-Glutamine (5 g): Glutamine is one of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids in dietary protein, specifically it is a conditionally essential amino acid. It is generally touted as a muscle builder but has not been proven to enhance muscle building in healthy individuals tho it may accelerate strength recovery from resistance-training sessions and reduce the occurrence of infections in hard-training endurance athletes.
- Fat (0.3 gr)
Taste/Mixability/Dosing- Comes in 3 flavors: Strawberry Cream (the one I got), Chocolate and Banana.
- Very good mixability, fast too.
- The taste was pretty tame and light, even when using a few oz. of water. It tastes good nonetheless.
- Dosing was 2 scoops (1 serving) post-workout.
EffectivenessPersonally, I feel like Recovery labeled products work "behind the scenes", given that you don't always know if they're working or not because there are a lot of different variables in play: training regime, intensity, food, carb distribution etc. In my own experience with the product, it did help with soreness after exhausting long workout sessions, I tried to keep the rest of variables stable so I could give an honest review about it.
This product, however, plays for both teams, even though it's labeled as a recovery one you can clearly see it's an enhanced whey isolate product with a bit of added glutamine and carbs. As I said before, this is not necessarily bad, you are getting a great amount of high-quality protein (33g) when protein products usually go around 25 g per serving, the go-to dose of glutamine and a handful of carbs even though they may be placed in the lower end of what we would usually take.
I did not experience bloating or gas with the product, it was light on the stomach.
ValueRetails for 35 pounds per 20-22 serving, so around 1.75 British pounds per serving. If you change the currency or live outside of Europe the price will increase exponentially making it not that worth-buying; but since this is a European product their main target are the UK and European countries so I'll stick with that.
ConclusionSolid product with a good amount of high-quality protein, added carbs and glutamine that can aid with muscle soreness and recovery, but at a medium-to-high price tag if you're not UK based.