PROTEIN POWDER REDEFINED.
When you workout you cause damage to your muscles. This is a good thing as long as you give your body what it needs to repair the damage, allowing you to come back stronger than before. NBS Recovery is formulated specifically to help you do just that.
The ingredients of NBS Recovery are scientifically shown to prolong amino acid release, elevate protein synthesis and enhance post-exercise rehydration.
Sustained Amino Acid Release
Current research shows that using a combination of proteins vs. whey protein alone will extend the release of amino acids into the bloodstream. We use a combination of whey protein isolate (WPI) (fast absorbing protein) and micellar casein (slow absorbing protein) to provide a steady stream of amino acids for up to 8 hours post consumption.
Elevated Protein Synthesis
Protein synthesis is the process of repairing the damage done during training. Even if your goal does not include adding lean muscle, at a minimum you want to repair the damage so that you do not create an environment for catabolism or tissue breakdown. The amino acid content in WPI, specifically leucine, will turn on the signal to activate the protein synthesis process. Once the process is started, the superior amino acid profile of the WPI, combined with the slow amino acid release of the micellar casein will ensure your muscles are well fueled for repair.
Sweating during exercise causes you to lose both water and electrolytes. NBS Recovery will help rehydrate you by replacing lost electrolytes and water better than an electrolyte drink.
whey protein isolate (whey protein & sunflower lecithin), micellar casein (micellar casein & soy lecithin), l-glutamine, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, magnesium citrate, vanilla fruit powder, vitamin D3
We do not use a “protein blend”
Current research shows that a combination of proteins (whey, soy, casein) provides a greater benefit than whey protein alone. This is due to the absorption rate of each type of protein (whey = fast, soy = medium, casein = slow) and the sustained rate of amino acids the combination provides. Some companies choose to manipulate the valid research by creating protein blends for their products. These blends are usually a combination of whey, casein and third option like soy, egg or milk. The third options are all cheap in terms of cost to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, when a blend is created there is no way to know exactly how much of each type of protein the product contains, and it is not uncommon for the blend to be made up of mostly the cheaper product and dusted with the more expensive WPI can casein.
It is for this reason we do not use a blend, but instead a combination of proteins listed separately on our label.
Each serving of NBS Recovery provides you 20g of protein from:
- 14.8 grams of whey protein isolate, instant
- 7.4 grams of micellar casein 85, instant
What you will not find in our products:
We work hard to bring you a line of products that provide over 99% active ingredients. While some of our raw goods contain minimal amounts of inactive ingredients to help guard against clumping, we never backfill our product with:
- Fillers: oils, food starch or cellulose.
- Flow or Thickening Agents: magnesium stearate, carrageenan or guar/xanthan gum.
- Anything Artificial: dyes, xylitol, sucralose or acesulfame potassium.
Mix with 8 – 10 ounces of your favorite beverage or smoothie in a shaker bottle or blender.
Consume 1 serving 30 – 60 minutes prior to workouts to elevate circulating blood amino acid levels. This may help retain lean tissue and recover faster during heavier periods of training.
NBS Tip – Mix 1 serving in a cup of black coffee for a caffeine boost.
Consume 1 – 2 servings with 50 – 100g of easily digestible carbohydrate. Protein needs are tied directly to the intensity of your training. The more muscle breakdown during the workout, the more protein you need after your workout.
Women Specific Instructions
The protein needs for female athletes remain fairly constant across the spectrum of training types and intensities. As a general rule of thumb, female athletes should consume .9 – 1.1 grams of protein per pound of body weight, with about 20 – 25 grams immediately after training sessions.
The post-exercise recovery window (the timeframe when your body is looking for nutrients to repair the damage done during training) is about 90 minutes for female athletes. This makes it crucial to have a solid recovery plan after each workout. We recommend NBS Recovery immediately after the workout mixed with some fast-acting carbohydrate, with a balanced whole food meal an hour later.
Men Specific Instructions
The protein needs for male athletes are generally tied directly to the intensity of their workouts. As a general rule of thumb, male athletes should consume .75 – 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, with about 15 – 40 grams immediately after training sessions, depending on intensity.
The post-exercise recovery window is about 3 hours for male athletes. We recommend NBS Recovery immediately after the workout mixed with some fast-acting carbohydrate, with a balanced whole food meal an hour later. If at all possible, consuming a bit more protein and carbohydrate at the 3-hour mark may help boost your recovery.
*In both cases of female and male athletes, the benefit of the sustained amino acid release of NBS Recovery will help fuel the recovery process.
Intense strength training:
Examples of types of workouts would include CrossFit, circuit training, powerlifting, physique transformation. Any strength-based workout that creates a lot of muscle damage.
- Females consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
- Men consume 1 – 2 serving(s)
Intense non-strength based activities:
Examples of types of workouts would include any workout where the main focus is at lactate threshold (the level where your muscles are starting to scream at you) or higher. Some examples would be 400 repeats on the track at 5k pace, 3 x 10 minutes on the bike at threshold or higher, 25-yard sprints in the pool or repeats on the rower.
- Women consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
- Men consume 1 – 1.5 serving(s)
Endurance-based activities lasting longer than 2 hours:
These are aerobic based activities that are not intense in nature. Workouts could include running, biking, swimming or cross-country skiing.
- Women consume 1 serving
- Men consume 3/4 serving
NBS Tip – Mix with 10 oz. of coconut water, 1 – 2 tbsp. of plain sugar and 2 tsp. of cocoa powder for a delicious post-workout treat.
During the Day
Consuming enough protein to support your active lifestyle can be challenging. Adding 1 serving to your smoothie(s) will help you hit those numbers.
NBS Tip – Combine 10 oz. of milk alternative with 1 cup frozen cherries, a handful of spinach, 2 tbsp. of rolled oats, 1 tbsp. of almond butter, 2 tsp. of cocoa powder and 1 serving of NBS Recovery.