REGENERATE | Post-Workout Supplement

March 27, 2020

REGENERATE Post-Workout Recovery Supplement Explained

The supplement market in the United States is saturated with pre-workouts, BCAA and intra-workout supplements, vitamins, and protein powders. Surprisingly, there aren’t many true post-workout supplements on the market at all. Anyone that’s serious about building muscle and enhancing recovery has noticed there are very few post-workout supplements out there that are not whey protein powders. After your workout, you need more than just protein. Although proteins supply the building blocks for muscle building, they are not the complete solution. You take a pre-workout out to amplify performance, a BCAA or intra-workout supplement to fuel you during your workout, and you need a post-workout supplement to optimize recovery and build muscle. If you think of it in terms of our natural fight-or-flight response, a pre-workout helps get you through the “fight” (i.e. training), and a post-workout switches that off so you can rest, digest, and recover. Make no mistake about it. Proper post-workout nutrition is absolutely vital to properly recover from high-intensity training and to build muscle. Check out our blog on post-workout nutrition for tips on proper post-workout nutrition. With that being said, there are gaps in traditional nutrition that can be filled with supplementation.

REGENERATE was designed to attain the following benefits:

  • Replenish cellular energy stores and rehydrate muscle
  • Stimulate insulin release and muscle protein synthesis
  • Reduce muscle soreness and DOMS
  • Calm and reset the central nervous system
  • Improve body composition

Same as our SUSTAIN BCAA intra-workout supplement, REGENERATE is formulated with 25g of dextrose to provide the body with a quick source of calories to replenish cellular energy. Dextrose, chemically identical to glucose, is one of the quickest digesting carbohydrates. The body quickly converts glucose into glycogen, the stored form of glucose within the body. Glucose also triggers the body to release insulin, which in turn brings additional glucose and other nutrients into cells. In turn, consuming dextrose after your workout will allow the body to quickly recover and build new muscle. Dextrose has the added benefit of helping to pull water into cells giving you fuller, rounder muscles. REGENERATE also includes GlycerPumpTM, a stable form of glycerol powder that yields 65% glycerol by mass. Glycerol enhances the hydration of cells allowing them to pull in more water, more quickly.

REGENERATE supplies the body with carbohydrates for energy. Now we need to put that energy to work. Creatine monohydrate is the most researched dietary supplement on the market with hundreds of studies to back its effectiveness. Creatine is essential for the body to make ATP (cellular energy). Supplementing with creatine will improve recovery and help to draw water into muscle cells. Additionally, 200mg of ElevATPTM, a proprietary combination of the water extract of ancient peat and apple, is included to increase levels of endogenous ATP.

With energy stores replenished we need to stimulate muscle recovery and build new muscle. That is, after all, why you train. REGENERATE includes 7.5 of branched-chain amino acids, also known as BCAAs, to stimulate muscle protein synthesis. The BCAAs are part of the nine essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body. It is very important to ensure ample BCAAs are consumed post-workout to prevent a deficiency that may prevent proper recovery. The BCAA leucine has shown particularly useful in preventing muscle protein breakdown and stimulating new muscle growth. Studies have shown that post-workout leucine ingestion stimulates mTOR activity thus leading to more muscle growth. REGENERATE also includes l-alanyl-l-glutamine, a dipeptide form of glutamine and alanine. This dipeptide helps to support hydration, electrolyte transportation, regulate glucose, aid in recovery, and metabolism support. To ensure the BCAAs are optimally absorbed, REGENERATE includes AstraGinTM is a plant-derived compound that promotes absorption, intestinal wall regeneration, microbiota population, and immune function. AstraGinTM has been shown to aid in the absorption of amino acids by multiplying the amount of transporter mRNA molecules in the body.

As with other M.A.S.S. Nutraceuticals products, we’ve formulated REGENERATE with ingredients to address the stress placed on the central nervous system (CNS) that results from resistance training. Anyone that has experienced “overtraining” knows what it feels like to be unable to train at your full potential because the CNS has not fully recovered. Recovery of the CNS is also the key to increasing training frequency. In other words, recover the CNS faster and you can get to your next workout faster. Along with proper rest and nutrition, it is not uncommon for users of REGENERATE to train twice a day with no side effects. REGENERATE assists with CNS recovery with the inclusion of Alpha GPC and l-theanine. Check out our BRAIN FOOD nootropic supplement for comprehensive central nervous system support.

Alpha GPC (l-alpha-glycerophosphocholine) is a natural compound that works fast and helps deliver choline to the brain and increases the production of acetylcholine along with cell membrane phospholipids. One of the most notable benefits of Alpha GPC is its potential for improving brain health and cognition. Alpha GPC may also increase the production of growth hormone which further assists the body in recovering from training. Theanine is an amino acid analog of the proteinogenic amino acids L-glutamate and L-glutamine. It has been shown to “calm” the mind. With respect to stress-related symptoms, Self-rating Depression Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-trait, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score all decreased after l-theanine administration.

What makes REGENERATE truly unique is that it has been formulated to help improve body composition. Training naturally forces the body to switch from using carbs for energy to fat once those carbohydrate sources have been depleted. This is a great opportunity to amplify the body’s natural process for converting fat into usable energy. The result is a leaner, more muscular body. This is accomplished with l-carnitine-l-tartrate and betaine anhydrous.

L-carnitine-l-tartrate (LCLT) is the supplement form of carnitine. Supplementing with LCLT can play a major role in helping your body burn fat for fuel and improve recovery following a workout. Studies indicate LCLT has positive impacts on the recovery process after exercise-induced muscle injury. LCLT reduces markers of cellular damage and free radical formation accompanied by a reduction in perceived muscle soreness. It is also suggested LCLT enhances blood flow and oxygen supply to the muscle tissue. Studies also indicate LCLT can lead to increased muscle mass accompanied by a decrease in body fat and reduced physical and mental fatigue. Betaine anhydrous is a compound present in beets, spinach, wine, seafood, and cereals. It helps in the metabolism of a chemical called homocysteine. Research has shown that six weeks of betaine supplementation improved body composition, arm size, bench press work capacity, and tended to improve power. Betaine also improves body composition by increasing the metabolism of fat while simultaneously increasing muscle growth.

Post-workout nutrition and supplementation are critical for maximizing recovery to build muscle. To get the most out of your training, you need to fuel your body with proper nutrition to recover and grow. REGENERATE is the go-to post-workout supplement to jump-start the body’s natural anabolic processes following resistance training. REGENERATE contains high-quality ingredients including dextrose, creatine monohydrate, the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine, betaine, and l-carnitine-l-tartrate. Benefits of REGENERATE in replenishing cellular energy stores and rehydrating muscle, stimulating insulin release and muscle protein synthesis, calming the central nervous system, reducing muscle soreness and DOMS, and improving body composition.

Stack with M.A.S.S. Nutraceuticals INITIATE pre-workout and SUSTAIN BCAA intra-workout, and MOTION joint support supplements for ultimate performance and growth.