TORQ Recovery is a highly advanced post-exercise recovery drink formulation designed to repair, recharge and refuel fatigued muscle tissue after heavy exercise...
With multiple-transportable carbohydrates, whey protein isolate, D-ribose, L-glutamine, and select vitamins and minerals.
- Optimal 3:1 Carbohydrate:Protein ratio supporting easiest digestion, and optimal carbohydrate synthesis
- Highest Quality Whey Protein Isolate - rich in the essential amino acids, leucine, iso-leucine and valine
- Fast-acting high GI Carbohydrates to rapid restore depleted glycogen
- L-Glutamine for muscle and immune protection
- D-Ribose for cellular regeneration
- Use within 15-30 minutes of finishing hard exercise
- Part of TORQ Recovery System
1.5kg EcoSack (~20 Servings, dependent on weight)
TORQ Recovery has been designed to work as part of the TORQ Recovery System, along with TORQ Energy Organic, TORQ Vegan Recovery, and TORQ Recovery Plus+ to accommodate varying levels of recovery needed by athlete needs. Read about the science here.
The table below indicates how the recommended dose of TORQ Recovery varies depending on how heavy you consider your workout to be. The harder and more draining the workout, the more TORQ Recovery Drink powder you will need.
There is clear justification for taking a smaller dose of TORQ Recovery for lighter-moderate intensity exercise sessions to ‘assist’ in the recovery process – not every session necessarily requires the highest dose. That said, ensure that you take the optimal dose (4 scoops) where necessary – after exhaustive high volume or high intensity workouts (Heavy Exercise). 4 scoops will provide the research-supported 20-25g dose of high quality protein as well as just under 70g of multiple-transportable carbohydrates, which can be further supplemented with additional regular carbohydrate feeds post workout. Refer to the TORQ Recovery System for details.
The Science behind TORQ Recovery:
TORQ's unique matrix of Glucose Polymers, Fructose and Whey Protein Isolate stimulate the rapid absorption of carbohydrate to re-stock vital glycogen stores. TORQ's active ingredients, D-Ribose, L-Glutamine and blend of carefully selected vitamins and minerals work together to repair and recharge over-stressed muscle fibers. We believe TORQ recovery to be the most thorough and effective formulation of its kind on the market today - yet we flavor it naturally and use no colors or artificial sweeteners. There is not a single ingredient within TORQ recovery's formulation that isn't derived from a natural source, or doesn't naturally-occur within the human body.
It is generally accepted that consuming carbohydrate and protein at a 3:1 ratio within 15 minutes of finishing exercise will speed up glycogen synthesis (numerous authors have confirmed this). In other words, it will help you to store carbohydrate more effectively than consuming carbohydrate alone and/or waiting until this 15-minute window of opportunity has passed. It is also generally accepted that whey protein is faster acting and available more quickly than any other kind of protein, thus it provides the amino acids necessary for muscle repair with little delay. TORQ recovery represents this 3:1 blend of carbohydrate and high quality whey protein.
It is TORQ's unique blend of D-Ribose, L-Glutamine, Vitamins and Minerals that sets it apart from other recovery products on the market. D-Ribose and L-Glutamine are particularly expensive ingredients and it is not unusual for nutrition companies to claim that their products contain these components, whilst providing too small a dose to have a significant effect. Most other products don't contain them at all. We do not believe in compromise, so every serving of TORQ Recovery contains a dose of D-Ribose and L-Glutamine that has been verified by the available research.
D-Ribose rapidly re-charges the muscle cell with energy. Ribose is natural sugar present within every living cell of the body and is used to manufacture ATP (the energy currency of the cell) from scratch. Whilst the body can manufacture its own ribose from glucose, this requires energy and is a very slow process. Supplementing with ribose simply bypasses this course of action.
L-Glutamine is present in the more advanced recovery products on the market and there’s good reason for it. L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, in a large part because it is needed a lot by the brain, intestines, kidneys, lungs and immune system and also because you can manufacture your own. However, if you leave your body to produce its own supply, it will break down muscle tissue in order to make it available. Logic dictates that this is not desirable when you are a training athlete. Therefore, supplementation with L-Glutamine immediately after exercise stops the body scavenging for an alternative supply and eating into your well-earned muscle. It also ensures that plenty of L-Glutamine is available to fuel the immune system. Numerous studies have considered the effects of L-Glutamine supplementation on immune function and although the findings are mixed, there appears to be enough evidence to support its worth*. Couple the benefits of L-Glutamine with HMB and it’s clear that there are huge gains to be achieved by taking a supplement containing both of these.
TORQ Recovery is designed to be used within 15 minutes of finishing hard exercise.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers 25%), Fructose (23%), Yoghurt Powder (20%), Skimmed Milk Powder, L-Glutamine (6%), Whey Protein Isolate (4%), D-Ribose (3%), Thickener (Tara Gum), Natural Flavors (1%), Vitamin & Mineral Mix (0.1%).