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Q: Can I mix Critical Reload with something other than water?
Q: Should I use Critical Reload before or after a workout?

Q: Can I use Critical Reload during Exercise or endurance events?
Q: Can I USE CRITICAL RELOAD TO HELP WIth Muscle-Gain? WHAT ABOUT FAT LOSS?

 

 

 

 

Q: Can I mix Critical Reload with something other than water?
A: Yes! Adding different liquids or beverages (i.e., milk) is a great way to add additional calories and fortify Critical Reload's nutritional profile (i.e., milk). However, when you add a liquid other than water to Critical Reload, you will delay gastric emptying which is not ideal prior to/or during exercise.

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Q: Should I use Critical Reload before or after a workout?
A: Although Critical Reload was originally designed as a post-exercise recovery shake, you can use it prior to exercise too -- it really depends on what works best for you. For instance, if go long periods without food prior to exercise, then we suggest you mix a serving of Critical Reload with water prior to exercise to boost blood glucose levels (energy), delay fatigue, & counteract muscle damage during exercise. In fact, a study done at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, subjects were given a carbohydrate-protein supplement, similar to Critical Reload, immediately before exercise. The study demonstrated the subjects synthesized more new muscle protein than those who consumed the same drink immediately after the workout. The reason the study concluded was 1) available carbohydrates provided a boosting energy source that slowed depletion of liver and muscle glycogen and delayed fatigue 2) carbohydrate-protein blend resulted in higher blood insulin levels during the workout to counteract the catabolic (muscle eating) effects of cortisol 3) therefore, greater amounts of insulin circulating to neutralize cortisol, allowed more proteins to be delivered to muscle cells to rebuild tissue.

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Q: Can I use Critical Reload during Exercise or endurance events?
A: Certainly! Countless research has concluded that the addition of protein with carbohydrates, like the ratio found in Critical Reload, increases insulin and glucose uptake by the muscle providing an immediate source of energy to the exercising muscle better than carbohydrate beverages alone. In fact, many athlete's and sport teams take advantage of Critical Reload's carbohydrate-protein blend (greater insulin stimulator) without negatively effecting fluid and carbohydrate replenishment (delayed gastric emptying). In fact, many teams consume Critical Reload at half-time as a snack to sustain performance due in part to its rapid absorption capabilities minus any gastrointestinal disturbance once play resumes.

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Q: Can I use Critical Reload to help me with Muscle-Gain? What about fat-loss?
A: The answer to both of those questions is, YES. You can use Critical Reload to help fortify your daily diet in order to optimize your performance nutrition goals regardless, if it is fat loss or muscle gain. In any performance nutrition program, the most important element is meal planning and frequency. An athlete, regardless of the sport, should eat a minimum of five to seven times per day (planning) at a frequency of once every 2-4 hours (frequency). By eating smal,l frequent meals throughout the day, your are constantly refueling your body -- never over filling -- but rather peaking energy stores. This translates into better energy metabolism and sustained performance while facilitating muscle protein synthesis (muscle growth) and recovery. Critical Reload is a great way to stay fueled-up when a busy training, academic and/or work schedule doesn't afford you the time to get your nutrition from whole foods.

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