Powerbar - Recovery Bar Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp - 1.97 oz (56g)
Powerbar Recovery Bar Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp helps build lean muscle. Post-exercise nutrition plays a crucial role in muscle recovery after intense training and competition. PowerBar Recovery bars are formulated with 30g of carbohydrates, as well as 12 grams of protein. They also contain 180mg of sodium, which is a key electrolyte lost in sweat, and there are no preservatives or artificial flavors. All of these factors help support proper muscle recovery and repair for athletes striving to push themselves to the next level.
Enjoy a post-exercise reward. Support proper muscle recovery. And break past the limits of yesterday with the help of PowerBar Recovery bars. Treat your body to post-exercise nutrition with no preservatives or artificial flavors.
- Convenient on-the-go recovery nutrition
- 12 grams of protein to support muscle repair
- 30 grams of carbohydrates to kick off glycogen replenishment
- No preservatives or artificial flavors
Protein Helps Power Recovery
As an athlete, you may know that carbs provide the glucose that fuels your muscles when training and competing. You may also know that recovery is key after a hard workout or competition: Push carbs to replenish those tapped muscle and liver glycogen stores, and start eating as soon as possible after exercise to flip the metabolic switch from catabolism (breaking down) to anabolism (rebuilding). But in your rush to refuel, don't thumb your nose at protein. It doesn't take the place of carbs, but there are some compelling reasons for knocking back protein along with carbs right after exercise.
Recovery Benefits of Protein
Reason #1 in favor of a protein/carb combo on the post-exercise menu is that together they can be even more effective than carbs alone at boosting your rate of muscle glycogen synthesis. Increasing blood insulin concentration seems to be the key. Insulin is a natural anabolic hormone, meaning that when levels are high, glucose circulating in the bloodstream is taken into cells and turned into glycogen. Carbs and protein as a duo can be more effective at raising blood insulin levels, especially in those situations where your carbohydrate intake post-exercise might not be as high or as frequent as you'd like it to be.
Reason #2 in favor of pairing protein with carbs is that strenuous exercise such as a marathon, for example, causes microscopic damage to your muscle tissues. That damage needs to be repaired, and it's the protein you eat that provides the amino acid building blocks for the making of proteins to repair muscle tissue.
Finally, that same pool of amino acids used for muscle tissue repair is also utilized to build new muscle as an adaptation response to your training.
Who should use the PowerBar Recovery bars?
If you train and compete hard and want convenient nutrition to help assist in rebuilding muscle and restoring glycogen stores, PowerBar Recovery bars are a strong choice. They’re formulated to promote glycogen restoration and support muscle protein repair immediately after exercise.
How should I use the PowerBar Recovery bar?
Eat a bar as soon as possible after a workout to help jumpstart the recovery process.
To kick-start muscle glycogen reloading after intense training or competition, athletes should consume about 0.5 grams of carbohydrates per lb (1.1 grams per kg) of body weight within 30 minutes of finishing exercise. You should repeat this in 2 hours if you haven’t made the transition back to your usual, carbohydrate-based snacks and meals. If you will be training or competing within the next 24 hours and you’re looking to kick start muscle glycogen recovery, try to consume 15-25 grams of protein along with carbs as soon as possible after exercise will promote muscle tissue repair.
How does PowerBar Recovery bar support muscle recovery and repair?
All PowerBar Recovery products are formulated with carbs to aid in glycogen restoration and 12g of protein to support muscle protein repair immediately after intense exercise. Some other benefits include:
- Convenient and easily transportable
- Contains 12g of protein and 30g of carbs per bar
- Contains electrolytes including sodium (180 mg)
Why is it important to consume carbohydrates with protein?
Athletes need to consume carbs during recovery to replenish glycogen fuel stores that get depleted during exercise. Protein is helpful because it supplies amino acid building blocks needed for muscle tissue repair and the building of new muscle tissue in response to exercise.
I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar Recovery bars?
PowerBar Recovery bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and wheat. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you. Read the label for the most up-to-date ingredients list.
How should I store my PowerBar Recovery bar?
PowerBar Recovery bars do not have to be refrigerated. Powerbar Recommends storing the bars in a cool, dry place. In general, it is best to store PowerBar Recovery bars between 40–70° F. Storing a bar in areas where the temperature exceeds 80° F for an extended period of time will result in significant changes to the taste, texture, color, and coating of the product.
How long will my PowerBar Recovery bars last?
Each PowerBar Recovery bar is stamped with a “best by” date. Use them by the “best by” date to ensure you’re enjoying our best quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
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