Sports+ Pod: Low-Calorie Nutrient Support for Your Active Lifestyle·
Nutrition is essential to athletic performance. And here at Vitapod we want to help you reach your fitness goals – which is why we went ahead and formulated our SPORTS+ pods. These pods provide a unique blend of electrolytes, amino acids, micronutrients and antioxidants to fuel your workout. Aiding in both performance and metabolic recovery our SPORTS+ pods come in a delightful green apple flavor that will satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst.
The Best Things About SPORTS+
- No artificial preservatives or sweeteners.
- Low calorie (20 calories a pod).
- Only 2 grams organic cane sugar per drink.
- Contains essential BCAAs (branched chain amino acids which support muscle growth and recovery).
- Replenishes the four key electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
- Includes choline – which plays a role in decreasing post-workout muscle damage.
- With 100mg of caffeine from green coffee beans it packs the perfect punch!
Caffeine helps your performance during exercise by shifting your muscles to burn fat quickly which prevents your muscles from getting tired and sore. Not only does it make your workout more enjoyable your performance with caffeine is likely to improve. In a 1,500-meter run, regular caffeinated coffee drinkers were 4.2 seconds faster than the decaffeinated runners. Caffeine is more than an energy-booster – it’s a performance booster too!
Let’s chat amino acids.
So what are amino acids? Glad you asked. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein – essentially they help build muscle. The three amino acids we have included in our SPORTS+ pods are L-citrulline, L-arginine, and L-leucine. L-citrulline and L-arginine increase nitrate in your body and blood flow to the working muscles while L-leucine enhances post-exercise muscle protein synthesis.
Polyphenols and Flavonoids.
Simply put, polyphenols are plant compounds and flavonoids are plant antioxidants – mix ‘em all together and they help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation after you exercise and improve your body’s defense system. So we packed them into a little pod for you to enjoy! Learn more about them here.
Nutrients needed to recover from workouts are low in the typical diet. Vitapod SPORTS+ provides those vitamins and minerals – including vitamins A, C, D, E, folic acid, calcium, and magnesium. The result: your overall metabolic recovery from intense workouts is enhanced.
Electrolytes help retain water in your body. The electrolytes we include in our SPORTS+ pods are magnesium, potassium, and sodium – but don’t worry, not too much sodium! With the average American having excessive sodium intake – which results in high blood pressure we instead combined magnesium, potassium, and the ideal amount of sodium for optimal hydration.
What about sugar?
Yes, our SPORTS+ pods have 2 grams organic cane sugar. Let us explain ourselves! We are all about providing you with an optimal workout experience and believe it or not that experience includes a pinch of sugar. Sugar, in its most basic form is a carbohydrate and your body needs carbohydrates to help fuel your workout and aid in your recovery. So a spoonful of sugar it is!
Working out with SPORTS+
If you intend to exercise for more than 60-75 minutes, drink SPORTS+ and eat a banana before starting. The carbohydrate from the banana will help keep your blood sugar normal during long and intense exercise. And if you are exercising for more than 90 minutes (okay, look at you go!) Enjoy a second drink with banana, raisins, or other fruit to provide the carbohydrates that your working muscles need.
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