Science Facts, Not Fiction

Everything you need and nothing you don’t.  LPR is an all-natural, evidence-based blend of Carbohydrates + Protein + Leucine, each at levels supported by current research (no pixie dust in our product).

It is widely accepted in the field of performance nutrition that supplements containing carbohydrates and protein consumed immediately after exercise (within 30-45 min.) is an effective recovery strategy for athletes of all abilities to employ in an effort to improve training and performance.

LPR takes recovery nutrition to another level by adding the essential amino acid L-Leucine to the mix.  Recently, published research has shown that Carbohydrates + Protein + Leucine resulted in even greater muscle synthesis (growth, repair, maintenance & recovery) than carbohydrates + protein alone.

Ideal Environment for Recovery Mode

Protein

American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism Published 1 June 2001 Vol. 280 no. E982-E993 – Postexercise nutrient intake timing in humans is critical to recovery of leg glucose and protein homeostasis

Carb + Protein

The combination of carbs and protein immediately after exercise is ideal for the rate of muscle glycogen storage and stimulation of protein synthesis for tissue repair.

American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism Published 1 June 2001 Vol. 280 no. E982-E993 – Postexercise nutrient intake timing in humans is critical to recovery of leg glucose and protein homeostasis

Carb + Protein + Amino Acid

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2008, 5:17 – International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: Nutrient timing

Rapidly Restore Energy with High GI Carbs

Early post exercise muscle glycogen recovery is enhanced with the combination of carb and protein.

Journal of Applied Physiology October 1, 2002   vol. 93 no. 4 1337-1344 – Early postexercise muscle glycogen recovery is enhanced with a carbohydrate-protein supplement

Resynthesis of muscle glycogen is twice as rapid if the carbohydrate is consumed immediately after exercise.

Journal of Applied Physiology April 1, 1988   vol. 64 no. 4 1480-1485 – Muscle glycogen synthesis after exercise: effect of time of carbohydrate ingestion

Muscle Glycogen Synthesis – For optimal training performance, muscle glycogen stores must be replenished on a daily basis.

Sports Med. 1991 Jan;11(1):6-19. – Muscle glycogen synthesis before and after exercise

High Glycemic Index – the most rapid increase in muscle glycogen content during the first 24 h of recovery is achieved by consuming foods with a high GI.

Journal of Applied Physiology August 1, 1993   vol. 75 no. 2 1019-1023 – Muscle glycogen storage after prolonged exercise: effect of the glycemic index of carbohydrate feedings

Rate of Muscle Glycogen Storage – postexercise muscle glycogen storage can be enhanced with a carbohydrate-protein supplement as a result of the interaction of carbohydrate and protein on insulin secretion.

Journal of Applied Physiology May 1, 1992   vol. 72 no. 5 1854-1859 – Carbohydrate-protein complex increases the rate of muscle glycogen storage after exercise