Accelerade is known as the protein-powered sports drink because contains a unique patented 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. Compared to carbohydrate only sports drinks, the added protein allows for slower absorption of energy, increased endurance, reduced muscle damage, and improved recovery between sessions. Another unique aspect of this product is that it contains three different type of fast-acting carbohydrates. Each of these are transported differently throughout the body, which allows for quicker access to energy. The branched chain amino acids making up the protein also provide a source of energy for muscles and reduce fatigue during exercise. Accelerade has been shown in research that when compared to a conventional carbohydrate electrolyte drink, it can:
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This higher calorie sports drink is a great option for longer, lower intensity workouts. It contains carbohydrates, protein, and electrolytes to provide slow burning energy while combating dehydration. It comes in five flavors and can be mixed with 12 oz. of water to meet your hydration and fueling needs. Make sure to try this out in training first to see how your body responds to the carbohydrate and protein combination.