Optimizing your workout means more than just powering through a few more reps, running an extra mile or signing up for one more aerobics class. Your physical performance depends on the strength and proper function of your muscles, your energy levels and the ability of your body to recover after workouts, and science is instrumental in determining and optimizing those factors. Torch After-Burn is for anyone who has physically exerted themselves and needs to restore electrolytes lost and give their body the protein boost it needs. Torch After-Burn is formulated to increase muscle cell hydration, stimulate muscle growth, help reduce muscle soreness, and provide the body with a cardiovascular defense and energy boost.
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- Antioxidant defense
- Helps increase lean muscle mass
- Inhibits the breakdown of proteins within the muscles during intensive exercise (this may inhibit catabolism)
- Supports muscle recovery
- Promotes muscle growth by increasing muscle cell hydration
- Provides minerals to support recovery of muscle tissue
- Replenishes fluids and electrolytes lost during exercise
- Replenishes muscle glycogen after workouts
- Promotes muscle growth (by stimulating protein synthesis in muscles)
It’s no secret that post workout nutrition is a critical factor in increasing athletic performance. Including a post workout supplement in your routine is important, but choosing the correct product can be a difficult decision.
A post workout supplement should help restore lost electrolytes and provide the body with a protein boost. Most supplements on the market can make these claims but Torch After-Burn surpasses the competition with its special formulation designed to increase muscle cell hydration, stimulate muscle growth, help reduce muscle soreness, and provide the body with cardiovascular defense. *
Take your training to the next level with Torch After Burn.
Whey protein is a naturally complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids required in the daily diet. It has the ideal combination of amino acids to help improve body composition and enhance athletic performance. Whey protein has been shown to increase muscle mass and muscle strength and improve training efficiency in athletes. Whey protein is an excellent source of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs); these basic building blocks, including leucine, isoleucine and valine, are particularly conductive to muscle growth and regeneration as they promote healthy protein synthesis in human muscle. BCAAs are important for athletes, because unlike the other essential amino acids, they are metabolized directly into muscle tissue and are the first ones used during periods of exercise and resistance training.
Casein will slowly release amino acids into the blood stream as it is being digested, possibly over a full seven hours. This time release of amino acids promotes a very favorable anti-catabolic state (protecting muscle tissue from breaking down). Theoretically whey is a better protein for muscle anabolism, however, studies have shown that the fast influx of aminos from whey cause a high anabolic response very fast (muscle building) with no anti-catabolic properties. Combining both whey and casein in a sensible ratio provides the positive benefits from both of these proteins.
Prolonged or strenuous exercising can overexert the body's ability to neutralize the reactive oxygen species created. These pro-oxidants damage cell structure and cause oxidative stress. Supplementation with antioxidant, vitamin C, has been shown to inhibit the exercise-induced increase in the rate of lipid peroxidation. A recent study at the University of Oregon, Corvallis, and found vitamin C inhibited endurance exercise-induced lipid peroxidation in ultra-marathon runners.
Vitamin C is involved in a number of biochemical pathways that are important to exercise metabolism and the health of exercising individuals. A placebo-controlled study found vitamin C supplementation increased erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes during competition, while athletes given placebo experienced increases in uric acid and lactate dehydrogenase. The researchers concluded that vitamin C supplementation defends against oxidative stress.
B-vitamins include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folate, pyridoxine (B6) and cyanocobalamin (B12). These vitamins are essential for breaking down carbohydrates into glucose (providing energy for the body); breaking down fats and proteins (aids in normal nervous system function); and maintaining muscle tone. Requirements for B-vitamins are increased due to stress on metabolic pathways and increase in metabolism.
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How does Torch After-Burn help me with my workout recovery?
Branched chain amino acids (L-valine, L-leucine and L-isoleucine) are used by muscles during strenuous exercise to provide energy and must be replenished after exercise to facilitate skeletal-muscle growth and repair. These amino acids are contained in our formulation. Also, amino acids from proteins have a sparing effect on liver glycogen, which helps to replenish depleted muscle glycogen post-workout.*
Can I take the Torch After-Burn immediately after a workout or do I need to wait, and, if so, how long?
Torch After-Burn was designed to be taken immediately following competition, exercise or intense physical activity to aid the recovery process. It contains high-quality protein, which promotes muscle repair and comfort post-workout.*
What are the age limitations to taking Torch Products?
Torch products are recommended for any adult 18 years or older.