1) ProXtend, the ideal performance drink for endurance athletes
The Waxy Maize carbohydrates provide almost immediately available energy for blood and muscles. Research has shown that cycling training performance was 23% better for subjects who used waxy maize versus subjects who used other carbohydrates1. Waxy maize has a low osmotic value, which means it passes the stomach wall twice as fast. This way Waxy maize enters the intestines quickly, where it is digested and absorbed at lightning speed. Waxy maize is therefore the ideal carbohydrate source for endurance athletes!
2) ProXtend, the "Intra-Workout Drink" during strength training
ProXtend is also an "Intra-Workout Drink" that maximizes muscle building during training by using the blood supply to the trained muscle! The body pumps 15 to 20 times more blood to the muscles during training than at rest. Blood is the transport system that provides the muscles with all the necessary nutrients to grow and recover optimally. The more nutrients that are pumped into the muscle, the faster muscle breakdown is avoided and the faster muscle growth can start. Athletes have long known the need for Pre- and Post-Workout nourishment, but by not feeding the muscle during training, an important muscle-building moment is overlooked. The best time to provide muscles with vital nutrients is during training when the blood supply is highest!
- 28g Waxy Maize - Waxy maize has a low osmotic value and enters the intestines so quickly where it is digested and absorbed at lightning speed. It provides almost immediately available energy for blood and muscles. This faster and more complete uptake ensures efficient replenishment of glycogen stores during exercise (if taken during training) or immediately afterwards. Waxy maize is absorbed twice as fast as maltodextrin or dextrose and ensures an insulin peak that is twice as large. This insulin peak ensures a better transport of nutrients to and storage in the muscle glycogen. Waxy maize replenishes muscle glycogen stores faster and more efficiently than other carbohydrates, which means a faster recovery, less muscle breakdown and better protein synthesis. Waxy maize improves training intensity and supports strength, resistance and endurance.
- 2g Citrulline Malate - this is an extremely versatile ingredient. It is first and foremost a NO precursor. NO (Nitric Oxide) makes blood vessels wider and smoother and increases the amount of blood that the heart can pump and therefore the amount of oxygen and nutrients that the muscles receive. This larger influx is important to have optimum energy during training and to get tired less quickly. This better blood flow also ensures a better muscle pump and although the pump itself is short-lived, it is important for muscle growth itself: that "stretch" that is put on the muscle membranes initiates processes that support protein synthesis. Secondly, citrulline malate helps to reduce the formation of ammonia and lactic acid. Citrulline malate also helps to improve aerobic training capacity and supports post-training recovery.
- 4g Glutamine - Glutamine is seen as a semi-essential amino acid, because under certain circumstances it is impossible for the body to produce enough glutamine to meet the need, such as for athletes. Glutamine is the most common amino acid in the blood and muscle tissue and participates in many important physiological processes in the body. Glutamine has an anti-catabolic effect and ensures a faster muscle recovery after exercise. Glutamine is also a powerful antioxidant: users also experience a much better resistance to colds.
- 7g BCAAs - these 3 essential amino acids are crucial for muscle building and muscle recovery after training, because they activate protein synthesis. BCAAs are important for maintaining muscle mass and optimizing glycogen stores in the muscles. BCAA supplementation helps to reduce muscle breakdown during training. The strategic intake of BCAAs immediately before, during and immediately after training ensures faster recovery, prevents muscle mass loss and reduces muscle stiffness after strength and endurance training.
- Vitamins B3, B6, B12 & C - athletes have increased needs for these water-soluble vitamins. Vitamins are essential for the body to function properly.