SKRATCH LABS RE­COV­ERY MIX

220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE - skratch­labs.com

£28.95 What a truly de­li­cious drink this is. But a re­cov­ery drink con­tain­ing caf­feine? That’s mad­ness. Or per­haps not. A 2008 study by noted phys­i­ol­o­gist John Haw­ley stud­ied the im­pact of tak­ing caf­feine with carbs pos­tex­er­cise be­cause pre­vi­ous stud­ies had shown an in­crease in lev­els of blood glu­cose… and Haw­ley found the same with mus­cle glyco­gen lev­els – 60% higher in the caf­feine/carb group than the carb-only group. Then again, Haw­ley’s caf­feine dose came in sig­nif­i­cantly higher than the 45mg per serv­ing here. So that cof­fee ex­tract could purely be for taste rather than er­gogenic rea­sons, which is no bad thing for evening ses­sions. As for pro­tein, that varies be­tween 8-16g de­pend­ing on scoops, and comes from milk. Its mod­er­ate pro­tein con­tent could be to make way for the 35g of carbs.

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