What is an Intra-Workout supplement?

17 September 2019

What is an Intra-Workout supplement?

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It is essential that we consume the right nutrients, in the right amounts and at the right time if we are to perform at our best and achieve the greatest results from our training. Many supplements are designed to be consumed before a training session while others are intended for consumption post-exercise, but to optimise performance and maximise our gains in fitness, and muscle size and strength, there are certain key substances that we need to consume during a workout. Failure to do so means that we are neglecting a potentially important aspect of our nutrition strategy.

An Intra-Workout supplement contains a combination of substances designed to be consumed whilst we are training to ensure that we not only optimise exercise performance, but also recover more quickly and fully, and maximise our training gains.

For example, these include:

  • The branch chain amino acids L-leucine, L-Isoleucine and L- valine, which play a vital role in muscle growth and repair and help to prevent the breakdown of muscle during exercise.
  • The conditionally essential amino acid L-Glutamine, which makes up approximately 60 percent of skeletal muscle and plays an important role in protein synthesis.
  • The compound Citrulline Malate, which helps to dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow to the muscles, increases post-exercise levels of growth hormone, and aids energy production.
  • The electrolytes Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride, which play an essential role in fluid balance and the function of the muscles and of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
  • Vitamin B6, a vital nutrient for the energy-producing pathways of the body required during exercise and for the production and repair of cells, and muscle growth.

What are the benefits of an Intra-Workout supplement?

The key ingredients of Time 4 Intra-Workout have been shown scientifically to provide a number of potential benefits for health and performance. These include, but are not limited to:

Why use Time 4 Intra-Workout?

Each serving of Time 4’s Intra-Workout contains 8g of BCAAs along with L-Glutamine, Citrulline Malate, Electrolytes and Vitamin B6. It has been designed to be sipped whilst training so is lightly flavoured and contains no stimulants. It is Gluten free, and the BCAAs are derived from corn and contain no animal by-products.