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.
PowerBar Recovery Bar Frequently Asked Questions
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 their best quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
Athlete Nutrition - Top Pre & Post Workout Meals & Snacks
What you eat makes a big difference in the quality of your workouts and your performance benefits. Learn what to eat, when and why, to improve your fitness.
Try to consume a meal about 2-4 hours before your workout. This meal should consist of carbs to top off your muscle reserves and some lean protein. Stay away from slow-to-digest foods such as those high in fat and fiber.
If all you have time for is a snack, try to consume a carb-based snack about an hour before you start your workout.
Try incorporating some of these meal and snack options in your nutrition plan depending on what time of day you are exercising:
- Cold or hot cereal with fruit or fruit juice and low-fat or nonfat milk
- French toast or pancakes with maple or fruit syrup plus 2 eggs
- Breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa, low-fat cheese in a flour tortilla) and fruit juice
- Toast with jam or honey and low-fat yogurt
- Bagel or English muffin with jelly and/or peanut butter, a banana, and fruit juice
Lunch or dinner
- Deli sandwich on whole wheat bread with turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, extra veggies, and mustard, and baked chips
- Bean burrito (light on the cheese and skip the sour cream); 2 soft tacos with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, and extra salsa; and Mexican rice
- 2 small hamburgers with fruit or fruit juice and a side salad
- Grilled chicken sandwich, frozen low-fat yogurt, and baked potato with low-fat sour cream or salsa
- Pasta or cheese ravioli with red sauce, French bread, steamed vegetables, pudding, and fresh or canned fruit
- A slice of thick-crust veggie pizza, low-fat gelato, and fresh or canned fruit
- Baked or grilled lean beef, chicken, turkey, or fish; steamed rice; dinner roll; cooked green beans; low-fat frozen yogurt; fruit juice
- Trail mix with dried fruit
- Fresh fruit
- Wheat or rice crackers
- Small sandwich
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Consume carbs and proteins after exercise to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Make sure you are fueling your recovery effectively by consuming food within 30 minutes of when you finished and by gradually replacing the fluids and sodium you lost while sweating.
Try these recovery foods after your workouts for something fast and practical to consume:
- Bagels or pita bread with a slice of cheese or turkey
- Peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich
- Pretzels dipped in peanut butter
- Fruit smoothie
- String cheese and crackers with beef jerky
- Low-fat chocolate milk
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Nutrition Science - PowerBar C2Max Dual-Source Energy Blend
What Is It?
A 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20-50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone and improve endurance performance by 8%.
Which Products Have It?
PowerBar sports nutrition products featuring the muscle-fueling innovation, C2Max dual-source energy blend:
- PowerBar Performance Energy bar
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- PowerBar Performance Energy Blends
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How Does C2Max Deliver More Energy?
Glucose is the gold standard for fueling muscles. But glucose alone empties more slowly from the stomach than C2Max and is also absorbed across the intestine, and subsequently oxidized (burned) at rates 20-50% lower than C2Max. The C2Max dual-source energy blend of glucose and fructose can mean ~8% greater endurance performance.
Consuming a mixture of both glucose and fructose takes advantage of two separate transport systems within the intestine (SGLT1 for glucose and GLUT5 for fructose). Compared to glucose alone, approximately 20 to 50% more carbohydrate fuel is delivered from the gastro-intestinal tract to the bloodstream and delivered to working muscles when glucose and fructose are taken together in a 2:1 ratio. With C2Max, you will utilize the carrying capacity of two transport systems instead of just one as with glucose alone. When more carbohydrates are delivered, more energy makes its way to working muscles.
Typically, carb intake during exercise is recommended at the rate of about 30-60 grams per hour when exercising less than a few hours. However, when using PowerBar products with C2Max for long duration events, carb consumption can increase to up to 100 grams per hour. Some athletes can tolerate more carbs than others. Practice taking in different amounts of carbohydrates during training to find out what works for you.