Recovery – role of supplements
Supplements are known for their potential to help a person improve his/her nutrition, weight and many health related problems. Another area in which they have proven to be of utmost help is in the post-workout recuperation phase.
What are the best ones?
Among all the beneficial supplements out there, those that are considered to be the most frequently used are the ones known as:
BCAA or Branch Chain Amino Acids - at the core of this supplement lie the substances such as L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and last but not the least L-Leucine. Although all the three of the above mentioned amino acids are known to be present in regular protein structures, when in this form however, they are of unbound nature. The consequences of this are the increase in rate of amino acids take, which in turn causes them to be returned back into the plasma found in our blood. When a person takes this supplement, one rather serious condition can be prevented, i.e. muscle breakdown (also known as muscle catabolism). This is extremely beneficial if a person is keen on cardio workout exercises. Waxy Maize Starch – yet another in line of the supplements that have been in constant demand recently is Waxy Maize Starch (carbohydrate in nature). When having its contents in mind, it should be emphasised that it is nearly 100% amylopectin and is so low on amylase that it equals a 0% almost. Unlike the majority of carbohydrates whose main characteristic is to be transported from the intestinal tract and decomposed all the way to simple sugars when they are ready to be absorbed, Waxy Maize Starch goes straight to the gastric lining, and is absolutely in no need for the process of gastric emptying for another uptake. Beta-Alanine – when it comes to sensations hitting the endurance universe, then this supplement has done it with a storm. It is known for its potential to, when combined with L-Histidine, build a di-peptide, which is essential for the formation of a compound known as Carnosine. The main and extremely essential benefit of Carnosine is its ability to buffer pH and in that way postpone the occurrence of fatigue and ultimately of failure. Regrettably, its main downfalls are the improper dosing (underdosing to be more precise), and also the fact that it is rather too expensive. Citruline Malate – even though it is not the one that many pay attention to and tend to oversee it, as well as its plus sides, this supplement’s benefits are essential both for a persons cardio and weight. Its other health related benefits are its ability and potential to boost recovery by means of adding up a notch on the overall production of ATP (i.e. Adenosine Tri-Phosphate).