For endurance athletes, it’s crucial to focus on
recovery in order to be competitive the day after a hard workout or race. That’s
why the scientists and athletes
at First Endurance developed Ultragen, the most advanced post-recovery formulation ever produced. Each serving of Ultragen delivers the levels of nutrients that have been shown in clinical research to maximize recovery and give you an extra edge over the competition. Ultragen’s breakthrough technology is designed to work synergistically in order to fully maximize recovery, providing the right nutrients to the right place at the right time.
Research has shown there’s a critical thirty-minute glycogen window (called the “window of opportunity”) immediately following exercise when insulin sensitivity is at its highest and exhausted muscles essentially open the door to nutrients. If nutrients are not absorbed quickly enough, however, this opportunity for maximum restoration is lost. But it’s not just when nutrients are absorbed, it’s also about which nutrients are available. The body requires more than just sugar and protein to fully recover, so recovery is limited without a precise balance of nutrients. Ultragen delivers 60g of glucose, because clinical studies show that high glycemic carbohydrates taken after exercise create a catalyst, which increases the uptake of essential nutrients into exhausted muscle. In addition, Ultragen offers a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, co-factors, glutamine and BCAA’s specifically designed to modulate the damaging effects of cortisol brought on by intense endurance training. The Ultragen formula is designed to be fully absorbed within the essential thirty minute glocygen window, when the body is primed to absorb nutrients.
Ultragen contains special proteins (Whey Protein Isolate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein) that meet the unique requirements of endurance athletes. Fast acting Whey Protein Isolate delivers high levels of anti-catabolic branch chain amino acids. Hydrolyzed Protein is enzymatically predigested in small, easy to digest, di- and tri-peptide chains that are quickly absorbed for muscular recovery. This is important because small molecule proteins are superior to the larger, hard to digest Whey Protein Concentrates that are used in most recovery products. The special proteins in Ultragen are absorbed faster and easier assuring you maximize recovery during the critical thirty-minute glycogen “window of opportunity”. The result: quicker recovery, improved endurance and the ability to race at a higher level.
Ultragen is designed to be absorbed quickly. For maximum recovery, mix Ultragen with water and consume immediately after exercise. Mixing Ultragen with anything besides water and/or consuming other foods during the first thirty minutes after exercise will slow down absorption. Thirty minutes after using Ultragen you should drink and/or eat something else.
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Use Directions: Mix two scoops
with 12fl. Oz of water immediately following long or exhaustive
Easy to use: Spoon mixable all natural formula is completely instantized so you don't have to fight clumps.
Serving Size: 2 Scoops (91g) makes 12 fluid ounces
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories from fat||0|
|Total fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate (100% from Dextrose)||60g||20%|
|Protein (from Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein)||20 g||40%|
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)||2,500 IU||50%|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate)||400mg||670%|
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||200 IU||50%|
|Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha tocopherol)||400 IU||1250%|
|Vitamin B1 (as thiamin mononitrate)||8 mg||500%|
|Vitamin B2 (as riboflavin)||8.5 mg||500%|
|Niacin (as niacinimide)||20 mg||100%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||8 mg||500%|
|Folate (as folic acid)||200 mcg||50%|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg||100%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||20mg||200%|
|Calcium (as Calcium carbonate, calcium ascorbate and from Whey Isolate and Milk Isolate )||500mg||50%|
|Phosphorous (from Milk Isolate)||105mg||11%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)||250mg||65%|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||7.5mg||50%|
|Chloride (as sodium and potassium chloride)||150mg||4%|
|Sodium (as sodium chloride and from Milk Isolate and Whey Isolate)||350mg||15%|
|Potassium (as potassium chloride and from Whey Isolate and Milk Isolate)||200mg||6%|
|BCAA's† (Leucine, Valine, Iso-Leucine)||4.5g||*|
|*Daily Value Not
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
|† Typical Amino Acid profile|
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First Endurance Ultragen: Storming the Glycogen Window
The hard training we do on the bike is only the stress that we impose, and is only half of the training equation. To get the most out of that hard training, we need to recover and let our body adapt and come back even stronger. Ultragen recovery drink by First Endurance can be a critical component of your recovery plan.
First Endurance Ultragen RS- Recovery Series Supplement
This white powder is the ultimate recovery mix for endurance athletes. After spending a couple hours laying down the wood to your fellow road nuts, it's always nice to come back to the homestead and mix up a wonderful, frothy shake-a-majig while downloading your GPS information. According to First Endurance, there is a crucial 30-minutetime period immediately following your trip up the Col de Elm Street when your insulin sensitivity is at its highest and your muscles are truly accepting to the offer of much-needed nutrients (more than just sugars and proteins) for restoration. This mixture combines a plethora of nutrients that are designed to work synergistically in order to fully maximize recovery-meaning the right stuff gets to the right place at the right time. Get it? Got it? Good! In essence, this savory posder has it all, plus it tastes yummy and is easy to digest because of the abundance of Whey Proteins.
Road Magazine (Jan. 2006)
Training and racing can-and often does-produce a downward spiral when not effectively counterbalanced by recover. Depleted glycogen, vitamin and mineral stores combine with high levels of stress hormones produced by hard exercise, and the one-two punch can riddle you with overtraining symptoms and compromise your performance. In other words, hard work can go down the drain, and, at times, can even take you with it. Ultragen, produced by First Endurance gives you a handle on the nutritional components of recover. It's a simple way to whip up a drink you can easily get down in time to capitalize on the 30-minute glycogen window. Select proteins, high-glycemic carbohydrates and a blend of vitamins and minerals are the primary ingredients that quickly delivery the materials necessary to rebuild and refuel muscles and lessen the impact of cortisol."
Ultragen is a new recovery drink, formulated for use immediately after a training session or race. Research has shown that there is a 30-minute window directly after strenuous exercise during which time the body is able to quickly soak up nutrients, allowing it to recover properly in order to perform again the following day. Ultragen's cocktail of proteins, carbohydrates vitamins minerals and electrolytes is all you need to ensure you're raring to go for the next day's stage or training session."
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