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    Hi, I wasn`t sure as to post this here or on the PB workout forum but it`s not a workout so I decided to do it here. My Recovery drink has like 32 g`s of fructose;should I stop taking it? I don`t drink it daily;mostly after a heavy cardio which is once a week. Thanks for your help
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  • #2
    How long is your cardio session, and how intense? IIRC, unless it's high-intensity and +90 minutes, your body's daily glucose supply should be able to handle it. Someone please correct me if I'm misremembering.

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    • #3
      If I remember right, that's about the same as a banana? I could be wrong. Also, it depends on your goals, and what you consume the rest of the day, and how intense the workout is.

      Lots of variables...

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      • #4
        Get a better drink... get Ultima. It's completely sugar free. Uses Stevia for a little sweetness. It's Gluten free, 100% non-GMO, no MSG, no caffeine, no dairy. Has a giant list of vitamins and minerals. I used to get nasty migraines after working out. Taking this after a strenuous workout helps. Only the nastiest of nasty workouts where my heart rate is up in the 180 BPM the entire time still gives me a migraine.

        Ultimareplenisher.com for more info. No, i'm not a spokesperson, being paid, or anything else. It's just a great product.
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        • #5
          On another note, most of what you consume doesn't hit your bloodstream until 1.5-2.5 hours after you consume it. So realistically, when the drink finally hits, your body has probably already recovered from the glucose depletion, or at least started.

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          • #6
            If you want something natural for recovery maybe you can try coconut juice. It has been used in a lot of Southeast Asian and Polynesian countries for centuries for recovery. It tends to be a little on the sweet side for me since my taste buds have changed since Paleo, but I normally dilute it with water. It does the trick for me everytime if I do a really hard day of workouts/sprints or intervals.
            "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

            People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HonuRacer View Post
              Get a better drink... get Ultima. It's completely sugar free. Uses Stevia for a little sweetness. It's Gluten free, 100% non-GMO, no MSG, no caffeine, no dairy. Has a giant list of vitamins and minerals. I used to get nasty migraines after working out. Taking this after a strenuous workout helps. Only the nastiest of nasty workouts where my heart rate is up in the 180 BPM the entire time still gives me a migraine.

              Ultimareplenisher.com for more info. No, i'm not a spokesperson, being paid, or anything else. It's just a great product.
              Thank you so much, I`ll check it out
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              www.beachbodycoach.com/fatbusters

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Max[imilian] View Post
                On another note, most of what you consume doesn't hit your bloodstream until 1.5-2.5 hours after you consume it. So realistically, when the drink finally hits, your body has probably already recovered from the glucose depletion, or at least started.
                Really? I was always told that after an intense workout your body is primed perfectly to absorb all the nutrients! You mean "they`re" lying to me??
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Max[imilian] View Post
                  How long is your cardio session, and how intense? IIRC, unless it's high-intensity and +90 minutes, your body's daily glucose supply should be able to handle it. Someone please correct me if I'm misremembering.
                  The workout is 60 min and not including warmup and cool down it`s about a 50 minute total cardio session. I burn between 800-950 cals and it`s plyo.
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                  • #10
                    i just use my homemade electrolyte mix during and post workout, i'm never craving calories post workout unless it ends up being similar to HIIT training (flag football will get me there and so will Ultimate if we don't have a lot of subs).

                    my mix is a "dash" of sea salt, a "smidgen" of potassium chloride (NoSalt can be found at Walmart) and 2 squeezes of RealLemon in a liter (32oz) of water. [the "dash" and "smidgen" are those mini measuring spoons, I think they workout to like a 10th of a tsp and a 16th of a tsp respectively] After an intense workout you could realistically (Safely) take in as much as a half tsp of sodium and a quarter tsp of potassium and still be good (I used to take in up to 2tsp of salt and a tsp of potassium after intense football practices, I'm talking about losing +4lbs in water weight). You could easily throw in a glucose tab if you don't want the fructose from table sugar (if you're looking for a glucose boost post workout).
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                    • #11
                      Sound's like a lot of fructose to me, but on the other hand I probably eat a similar amount when I eat dried fruit.. What about its glucose content? Fructose increases glucose uptake, but fructose itself is only going to restore liver glycogen and not muscle glycogen so at least it isn't optimal to have just fructose.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pandadude View Post
                        Sound's like a lot of fructose to me, but on the other hand I probably eat a similar amount when I eat dried fruit.. What about its glucose content? Fructose increases glucose uptake, but fructose itself is only going to restore liver glycogen and not muscle glycogen so at least it isn't optimal to have just fructose.
                        The new formula is strictly glucose based I think but I`m drinking the "old" formula which is fructose and dextrose
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