OTE CHOCOLATE SOYA
£42.50 OTE have pleased vegan and vegetarian triathletes with this extremely tasty chocolate number. In fact, it’s one of the most delicious recovery drinks we’ve tried. So, delightful on the palate, but what about exhausted muscles? Each 52g serving provides 18.6g carbs, just 0.5g of fat and 25g of essential proteins including leucine, one of the key amino acids involved in muscle protein synthesis. But as its order in the ingredients list highlights (near the end) its concentration levels are lower in soy than, say, whey. The impact this has on muscle repair is impossible to judge in real life. What’s clearer is that it features the nine amino acids the body can’t produce by itself, but there are concerns, and studies, that soy can impact a person’s thyroid function. But the levels talked about shouldn’t put you off.