BioSteel Advanced Recovery Formula (ARF) is the ultimate way to refuel and regenerate the body after an intense workout or training session. While BioSteel Whey Protein Isolate is a rich source of high quality protein, ARF contains both protein and carbs - both of which are vital for proper muscle recovery, making BioSteel ARF the ideal post-workout supplement. The extra carbs in BioSteel ARF also add additional calories to the formula, helping you build lean muscle mass. ARF works by delivering whey protein and casein to the muscles in a controlled fashion, spiking muscle protein synthesis and ensuring the muscle recovery period is maximised. Make the most of that short post-workout window and refuel your body with BioSteel ARF - the perfect way to kickstart the recovery process and revitalise your body.
The short post-workout window doesn't refer to what time you consume nutrients; it refers to when those all important nutrients are delivered to your muscles. The only protein fast enough for this particular task is whey protein. And while research shows that whey helps to spike muscle protein synthesis, the addition of casein maintains this process for longer, further enhancing muscle growth and optimising the recovery time between workouts.
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) - such as leucine - are the most important aminos for muscle growth. BCAAs act as nitrogen carriers which help the muscles synthesize other aminos that are needed for anabolic muscle action. In short, BCAAs aid the combining of simpler aminos to form a complex whole muscle tissue. In fact, recent studies have shown that leucine - a key ingredient of BioSteel Advanced Recovery Formula - is the "master switch" that begins the whole process of muscle protein synthesis.
Once you've finished an intense workout, you need a quick shot of carbs to kickstart the muscle recovery phase. BioSteel ARF's unique protein matrix delivers three different types of protein (whey isolate, whey hydrolysate and casein) much faster than other sources of protein, optimising the recovery process and helping you build lean muscle mass.
BioSteel ARF is a rich source of organic and non-GMO carbohydrates that help to replenish lost energy reserves (glycogen) in the muscles. The special glycogen re-loading formula ensures your body fully recovers in time for the next intense workout session.