Mandarin Yoghurt 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, ribose, glutamine, vitamins and minerals.
TORQ Recovery has been designed to work as part of the new TORQ Recovery System combined with TORQ Recovery Plus+ (available separately). Click on this link for further details of how this sytem works:
TORQ Recovery System
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* Optimal Blend of Multiple-Transportable Carbohydrates
* Whey Protein for Rapid Intestinal Absorption
* D-Ribose and L-Glutamine for Comprehensive Recovery
* Silky Smooth
* Natural Flavours
* No Colours, Artificial Sweeteners or Preservatives
TORQ Recovery is a highly advanced post-exercise nutritional drink formulation that has been designed to repair, recharge and refuel fatigued muscle tissue after heavy exercise. 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 fibres. We believe TORQ recovery to be the most thorough and effective formulation of its kind on the market today - yet we flavour it naturally and use no colours 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 (16,17,19)*
TORQ Recovery has been a part of our range for many years, is designed to be used within 15 minutes of finishing hard exercise and has recently been re-formulated so that it works as part of a comprehensive system alongside TORQ Recovery Plus+.
For further information on how TORQ Recovery Plus+ works with this product, you will need to read about the TORQ Recovery System. The link below offers a comprehensive review and you will find the content very interesting:
TORQ Recovery System
TORQ Recovery benefits from the multiple-transportable carbohydrates (Maltodextrin and Fructose) used in our TORQ Energy, TORQ Gel and TORQ Bar fuelling range to aid the comprehensive replenishment of the body's glycogen stores. Whey protein is used in TORQ recovery too, because of its soluble nature and rapid intestinal absorption, aiding growth and repair of distressed muscle tissue. Whey protein also provides the further advantage of significantly raising insulin levels, allowing optimal glycogen synthesis (carbohydrate storage) to take place without the need to consume larger, less practical or desirable volumes of carbohydrate.
TORQ Recovery also contains L-Glutamine (an amino acid) and D-Ribose (a naturally-occurring sugar). L-Glutamine helps to protect the muscles from catabolic (muscle degrading) processes after exercise and also strengthens the immune system. D-Ribose re-charges the muscle cells after exercise so that they have the energy to contract to their full potential within 24 hours, a process that would take up to 3 days without supplemental Ribose.
If we go back to basics, the primary purpose of TORQ Recovery is to re-stock muscle glycogen stores using multiple-transportable carbohydrate sources combined 3:1 with whey protein. Recent research (5,6)* has demonstrated that using multiple-transportable carbohydrates (Maltodextrin and Fructose) has resulted in some of the highest glycogen synthesis rates ever recorded. The addition of protein into a carbohydrate-based recovery drink has also been shown to significantly elevate the circulating insulin levels, aiding in the storage of carbohydrate in the muscles and liver (14,15)*.
Heavy exercise not only causes a strain on the body's carbohydrate stores, but also induces muscle damage and causes a breakdown of proteins within the body. The addition of protein in a recovery drink can not only prevent these catabolic processes from occurring, but also increases the rate of post exercise muscle synthesis (11, 12)*, having an anabolic effect through offering substrate for muscle repair. Protein synthesis rates can be further increased through the use of Whey isolate (the protein used in TORQ recovery), a soluble protein that has a fast intestinal absorption (13,14)* further speeding up the rate of recovery.
Whilst refuelling is an extremely important role for a recovery product, there are many potent ingredients in the TORQ Recovery that support other areas of recovery and physical performance and these are in a large part what you're paying for with TORQ. For instance, the natural and potent L-Glutamine and D-Ribose in TORQ Recovery constitute only 9% of the ingredient matrix, yet they represent 50% of the cost of the product. These ingredients aren't added in token amounts so that they're represented on the label, they are included at the levels recommended by research*. Our products are designed to work, not deceive the customer into buying:
D-Ribose is 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. Research into ribose supplementation (16,17)* has proven that taking as little as 3-5grams per day will return cellular levels of ATP to normal within 6-22 hours of exhaustive exercise. Without supplementation, this is likely to take between 26 and 93 hours (this represents a 340-430% improvement in recovery when supplementing with ribose).
Every cell in your body contains ATP (adinosine triphosphate), an energy-rich compound that provides virtually all the energy needed to function on a second-by-second basis. When ATP is broken down into ADP + Pi (adinosine diphosphate + inorganic phosphate) energy is released and this is used to power all our bodily functions. Naturally then, it is the breakdown of ATP within the cells of the working muscles that provides the energy for exercise. Without it you wouldn't be going anywhere!
It is through the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein that ADP + Pi is reformed to make ATP. This ATP is then available to be used for muscular contraction. As the muscle uses it, once again it will break down to ADP + Pi and so it goes on. When exercising, this cycle rapidly and continually takes place in order to satisfy the substantial turnover of energy required.
Research has shown that after maximal high load exercise, the pools of ATP and ADP + Pi in skeletal muscle cells are reduced by as much as 20-28 percent. The mechanisms behind this are rather complex and involve the loss of a compound called AMP (adinosine monophosphate). However, the net effect is that the overall pools of ATP and ADP + Pi within each cell is reduced, which seriously limits their energy potential. It doesn't matter how much carbohydrate you ram into your body, if these nucleotide levels are low, you're not going to have the raw materials available to produce power effectively. To further compound the problem, once AMP has left the cell, there's no getting it back and so ATP and ADP + Pi levels will remain low, perhaps sinking further if another high intensity bout of exercise is experienced.
It's worth noting that most of the studies in the Sports Science arena have tested D-Ribose supplementation in relation to improvements in muscular power and they have drawn a blank. This is correct and there's no evidence that D-Ribose will make you stronger. Its effects on cellular recovery (returning strength levels to normal after heavy exercise) however cannot be denied - it's a physiological fact. TORQ recovery contains the full research-recommended dose of D-Ribose (3-5 grams depending on body size). 3% of TORQ Recovery's ingredient matrix is D-Ribose.
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. It is actually termed a 'non-essential amino acid', but this can be misleading, because under times of high training stress, 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 (17,19)*. TORQ recovery contains the full research-recommended dose of L-Glutamine (4-8grams depending on body size). 6% of TORQ Recovery's ingredient matrix is L-Glutamine.
Regular TORQ Recovery users will have noted that we haven't mentioned HMB yet? This is because it has been removed from the TORQ Recovery formulation and included in the new TORQ Recovery Plus+ instead. Why? Since Launching TORQ Recovery, we have noticed that some customers use it regularly (up to 5-6 times per week) during heavy training and will be benefitting from the properties of HMB, but those who don't train as often or as hard (and therefore don't use the product as much) are simply paying for an expensive ingredient that isn't providing optimal benefit. TORQ Recovery Plus+ is designed to be used daily during periods of heavy training (along with this product - TORQ Recovery) and because supplements like HMB work best in divided doses, 2 serves per day of TORQ Recovery Plus+ delivers the research-recommended 3-5 grams of HMB much more effectively.
Once again, for further information on TORQ Recovery Plus+, please visit the TORQ Recovery System link:
TORQ Recovery System
Typical Ingredients (Mandarin Yoghurt): 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 Flavours (1%), Vitamin & Mineral Mix (0.1%).