Carbohydrate Protein Formula For Endurance, Recovery And Rehydration!
ACCELERADE® is the first sports drink that provides rapid hydration plus the added benefits of all natural protein to re-energize muscles during exercise and help muscles recover faster after exercise. If you're serious about your exercise, advance to ACCELERADE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Accelerade different from other sports drinks?
Isn't protein just for building muscles?
Although protein has been shown to play a critical role in building muscles, it also plays an important role in improving aerobic performance. When compared to a carbohydrate-only sports drink, carbohydrate-protein Accelerade has been shown to:
How does the 4:1 ratio work?
The boost in endurance that Accelerade has is caused by utilizing protein as an energy source during exercise which may minimize the breakdown of glycogen. It has also been shown that protein improves rehydration by enhancing fluid retention compared to carbohydrate-only sports drinks. Minimizing dehydration during exercise will enhance performance. Improvements in recovery appear to be a direct result of reduced muscle damage.
I use Accelerade?
Can I drink Accelerade after exercise for recovery?
While Accelerade is formulated especially for use before and during exercise, it is also an excellent source of recovery nutrition. Following a workout, the body needs water and sodium for rehydration, carbohydrate to replenish muscle fuel stores, and protein to repair muscle damage. Accelerade contains all of these important recovery nutrients.
What type of protein does Accelerade contain?
Accelerade contains all-natural whey protein.
What is whey protein isolate and why is it in the product?
Whey protein is a high-quality protein derived from cow's milk and is considered the "gold-standard" protein for athletes. Whey protein isolates are the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein. Whey protein contains high amounts of all of the essential amino acids, especially branched-chain amino acids (i.e., leucine, isoleucine and valine) which are uniquely metabolized by skeletal muscle during exercise.
Does Accelerade contain any banned substances for use by NCAA College or Olympic level athletes?
Accelerade is included in one of the four permissible categories set forth in the NCAA by-law 220.127.116.11 as Accelerade contains less than 30 percent of its calories from protein.
Accelerade sports drink does NOT contain any banned substance or agent on the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) List of Prohibited Substances.
I'm lactose intolerant. Will I have problems with Accelerade?
The whey protein in Accelerade comes from milk. The maximum lactose content in Accelerade is less than 1%, which may not be of concern to the vast majority of individuals who are lactose intolerant. If you have concerns related to lactose intolerance, we recommend consulting your physician.
I am allergic to milk or milk proteins. Should I consume Accelerade?
If you have concerns related to a milk allergy, we strongly recommend consulting your physician prior to using this product.
Does Accelerade contain corn-derived ingredients?
Why does Accelerade contain sugar?
Accelerade contains carbohydrates primarily in the form of simple sugars. While most of us try to limit our sugar intake in regular meals and snacks, simple sugars and other fast-acting carbohydrates are beneficial during exercise because they provide a source of quick energy. A 6-8% carbohydrate concentration is widely accepted to be the ideal in a sports drink. The carbohydrate concentration of Accelerade is 6.0%.
of sugar does Accelerade contain?
What is Trehalose and why is it in the product?
Trehalose occurs widely in nature and has been found to occur naturally in several foods. Trehalose is consumed as part of a normal diet in mushrooms, honey, and foods produced using baker's and brewer's yeast. Trehalose is a disaccharide, or two simple sugars that are linked together. The metabolism of Trehalose is identical to that of other disaccharides commonly consumed as part of the human diet. Trehalose is added to our product as part of the source of carbohydrate.
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What is the shelf life of Accelerade?
For optimal flavor, please refer to the "Best By" date written on the bottle.
What is the osmolality of Accelerade?
Osmolality is a measure of the number of particles in a solution and can affect the functionality of fluid replacement drink. The osmolality of Accelerade ranges from approximately 345 to 365 mOsm/kg. Data in the literature suggests that beverages in the range of 0 to 400 osmolality do not affect intestinal absorption or fluid homeostasis during moderately intense exercise.
Is there a recommended range for sodium concentration in a sports drink?
Currently, there is not a set value of sodium concentration in sports drinks but rather a recommended range given the large variability of individual sweat rates and the associated concentration of sodium in the actual sweat.
The Institute of Medicine recommends approximately 460-690 milligrams per Liter (mg/L) of sodium whereas the National Athletic Trainers Association suggests approximately 300-700 mg/L of sodium.
Accelerade contains approximately 495 mg/L of sodium and falls within both of these recommended ranges.
Some pediatricians recommend giving conventional sports drinks to children who are mildly dehydrated when sick with a fever. Is Accelerade appropriate for such use?
Although there is nothing harmful about our product as it is designed to replace fluids and electrolytes, we do not recommend consuming this product without consulting with your pediatrician first when deciding whether or not to give it to a sick child.
What is lactic acid and why is it in the product?
It's an acid produced by fermentation from sugar. It's in the beverage for flavor and to help preserve it.
What is magnesium carbonate and why is it in the product?
It's a mineral. We add it to the product to provide a source for magnesium.
What is monopotassium phosphate and why is it in the product?
It's a salt that we add to the beverage to provide a source of potassium, an electrolyte.
What is acetate and why is it in the product?
It's part of the ingredient called vitamin E acetate, our source of vitamin E.
What is ester gum and why is it in the product?
It's a water-soluble material that helps provide opaqueness to the product and to stabilize the flavors in the product.
What is sodium ascorbate and why is it in the product?
It's a type of vitamin C. It helps with color stability.
Directions: Usage: Mix 1 Scoop with 12 oz. of water in a glass or water bottle.
Before exercise: consume approximately 12-20 oz. of fluid 2 hours prior to exercise and 7-10 oz. of fluid 15-20 min prior to exercise
During exercise: as a general rule you should consume approximately 20-32 oz. of fluid for every hour of exercise. This should consist of ingesting several ounces of Accelerade every 10 to 15 minutes throughout activity. However, there is large variability between individuals as to their tolerance for fluid intake. Further, during many athletic events the frequency and volume of fluids available may be limited. Individuals are encouraged to drink as much as can be tolerated within the recommendation above without inducing gastrointestinal distress Following exercise: consume approximately 20-24 oz. of fluid per pound of weight loss after exercise. As with any sports nutrition product, you should incorporate it into your daily training to determine what works best and not experiment with a new routine on race day.
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