Prime Nutrition Intra-MD Peri-Workout Formula features:
- Increase performance
- Naturally sweetened by stevia
- No artifical dyes or colours
- No proprietary blends
- Anti-soreness formulation
- Premium cyclic dextrin carbohydrate source
- Essential Amino Acids
- Citrulline Malate
Inside each serving of Intra-MD are these key ingredients and the science behind their importance to unlocking.
"Essential” because they have to be obtained from the diet, EAAs are critical to recover from, and ultimately grow from the most intense workouts. Among the BCAAs is the amino acid leucine, a key activator or mTOR and master-controller for muscle protein synthesis. It is leucine uptake into muscle cells that flips the switch for protein synthesis and muscle building to ON (1-3). In addition to serving as raw materials to crank out new proteins for muscle growth and repair, EAAs increase amino acid transporter levels in cell membranes, (4) providing a potent anabolic punch.
The problem: simple carbs. Spiking insulin with simple carbs is old technology. Although dextrose/simple carbs look good on paper, the human body is a finely tuned machine. Nutrient density is sensed in the small intestine by special types of receptors called “osmoreceptors”, which sense the concentration of stomach contents as they exit the stomach, controlling the rate of gastric emptying. This is precisely the problem with dextrose and other simple sugars: In spite of warp-speed absorption in the small intestine, simple sugars have an extremely high osmolality, triggering osmoreceptors to slow gastric emptying into the small intestine, where carbs are actually absorbed. Worse, in the context of a peri-workout nutrition shake, you aren’t only delaying the delivery of carbs; amino acid delivery will also be delayed. Use too many of the wrong type of carbs, and you might as well be gnawing on a steak during your workout.
Fortunately, there is a way to “trick” the stomach into releasing large amounts of carbohydrate into the small intestine for rapid absorption. When glucose molecules are linked together to form high molecular weight polymers, one molecule can consist of hundreds to thousands of individual glucose molecules linked together. These high molecular weight polymers have a much lower osmolality in solution tricking those pesky osmoreceptors to allow these branched cyclic dextrins to exit the stomach at warp-speed for absorption in the small intestine. This provides a rapid, but sustained increase in blood sugar and insulin to fuel the most grueling workouts (5, 6).
Ever notice that when you are really growing, your muscles are full and pumped all of the time? This is not a coincidence; a full muscle is an anabolic muscle and muscle growth is driven by cell volume. This is where electrolytes come in; by promoting cell volumization, electrolytes drive amino acid (leucine) uptake into the cell (7), turning on protein synthesis(8, 9) to pack on new muscle, while also suppressing protein breakdown (10, 11).
Container Size: 1.44KG
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (48g)
Servings Per Container: 30
As a dietary supplement mix 1-2 scoops with 1000 ml of water or beverage of your choice 10 minutes prior to training. Take 2 scoops for Large Body parts (Back & Legs) and add 500 ml of fluid per additional scoop. For optimal results consume 5 minutes before completing training.
Amount Per Serve:
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (Cluster Dextrin™) 30G
Citrulline Malate 2G
Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Stevia.