Elite athletes, high school athletes, and weekend warriors all have one thing in common – the need to fully recover, so they can be ready for tomorrow’s training.
Thorne’s RecoveryPro helps moderate stress and encourages restful sleep while optimizing nighttime muscle recovery.*
Mix one scoop of the chocolate-flavored powder with 8 ounces of hot or cold water before bedtime.
Benefits of RecoveryPro:
- Contains 13 grams of whey protein to promote muscle repair*
- Nighttime consumption has been clinically studied for moderating stress, improving morning alertness, and supporting memory*
- Tryptophan and magnesium bisglycinate promote restful sleep*
- High in cysteine, an amino acid linked to improvements in athletic performance*
- Great source of branched-chain amino acids that promote muscle repair*
- PharmaGABA is a natural source of GABA, a calming brain neurotransmitter that acts like a brake during times of stress*
- Magnesium bisglycinate has been shown to relax both smooth muscle and skeletal muscle*
Because every elite athlete needs to know that his or her nutritional supplements are trustworthy and compliant, every batch of an NSF Certified for Sport® supplement is tested for compliance with label claims and to verify the absence of the more than 200 substances – such as stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, and masking agents – banned by many major athletic organizations.
How to Use
Mix one scoop (39.5 g) in 8 ounces of either hot or cold water around bedtime.
Derived from natural flavors and colors. Gluten free.
Calcium, Sodium, Whey Protein, PharmaGABA, Tryptophan, Potassium, Magnesium Bisglycinate
Serving Size: 1 Scoops
Servings Per Container: 12
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA): 100mg
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate, Lecithin: 15.9g
Magnesium (Bisglycinate): 125mg
Other Ingredients: Alkalized Cocoa Powder, Cane Juice Sugar, Chocolate Flavor, Creamer, Guar Gum, Monk Fruit, Rice Fiber, Sea Salt, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum
What is the science behind the ingredients in RecoveryPro?
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid, and some of it converts to serotonin and ultimately to melatonin in the body. Studies show that even low amounts of tryptophan (250 mg) can positively impact sleep.* In one study it significantly decreased time awake and improved sleep quality.*
A natural source of GABA (PharmaGABA) has been shown to promote restful sleep, which in turn can support athletic performance.* In a 2016 randomized, placebo- controlled trial, a small group of poor sleepers were given either 100 mg of PharmaGABA (the amount in one serving of RecoveryPro) or a placebo 30 minutes before bedtime for one week. After a one-week washout period, the substance protocol was reversed. As measured by EEG, there was a significant decrease in the time it took to fall asleep in the group taking PharmaGABA compared to when they were taking the placebo.*
A clinical study found this form of GABA increases the production of alpha waves in the brain, creating a profound sense of physical relaxation while maintaining mental focus.*7 In contrast, the stress-related beta waves in the brain were decreased.* In addition to changes in brain waves, PharmaGABA has been shown to produce relaxation, as evidenced by increased levels of salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) in a group of volunteers placed in a stressful situtation.*
PharmaGABA plus whey protein
In a recent study on the effect of nutrient supplementation on muscle mass, 21 males, average age 39.5 years, who did not exercise regularly, were given a daily dose of 10 grams of whey protein or 10 grams of whey protein plus 100 mg of PharmaGABA for 12 weeks. Subjects took the supplement within 15 minutes of completing exercise training or before bedtime on non-exercise days.
Both groups participated in twice-weekly, 60-minute strength training sessions that consisted of leg presses, leg extensions, leg curls, chest presses, and pull-downs. Total body lean muscle mass increased significantly in the whey protein plus PharmaGABA group compared to the whey-only group.*
Magnesium depletion is associated with a low melatonin level and disruptions in melatonin circadian rhythms.* Thus, supplementation with magnesium will likely increase melatonin levels and/or improve melatonin rhythms.*
A study of older adults – in which half reported difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep – showed that supplementation with magnesium had a significant positive impact on sleep time, sleep quality, and melatonin concentration.*
Magnesium also appears to be positively associated with increased muscle mass and strength, as found in a study of women of all ages.* And in a double-blind study of 25 professional male volleyball players, 350 mg of magnesium daily for four weeks significantly reduced lactic acid production compared to the placebo group.*
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. This product contains ingredients derived from milk (Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate, Lactose and Sodium Caseinate) and from soy (Lecithin).
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.