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Terminus is formulated with 100% Non-GMO dextrose, the fastest absorbing sugar available. Our formulation also includes other synergistic ingredients to further enhance glycogen replenishment. This ensures maximum glycogen replenishment during the critical 30-minute window following exercise.
Cortisol levels are elevated after endurance exercise. Elevated levels of cortisol can increase muscle breakdown and decrease beneficial anabolic hormones. Chronically high cortisol levels negatively affect sleep, mood, bone health, cardiovascular health, athletic performance and cause fatigue, inflammation, and decreased immune function. The ingestion of carbohydrates after endurance exercise prevents elevated cortisol. B vitamins and calcium regulate the hormones necessary for proper cortisol regulation. Additionally, BCAAs and glutamine have been shown to decrease cortisol in athletes.
Terminus contains an optimal 70:30 organic pea/brown rice protein blend. This ratio creates a plant-based amino acid profile similar to whey, giving it a perfect PDCAAS score. The addition of glutamine, BCAAs, and L-carnitine further enhances muscle recovery and protein synthesis.
Exhaustive exercise leaves the immune system in a compromised state. Terminus is formulated with glutamine, BCAAs, and various vitamins and minerals shown to boost immunity.
After exhaustive exercise, a combination of high-quality protein with a full amino acid profile, fast-absorbing carbohydrates, proper micronutrients, glutamine, BCAAs, and electrolytes all aid in the prevention of overtraining. The modulation of cortisol further wards off overtraining.
Terminus includes all the major electrolytes: sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and chloride to prevent the numerous detrimental consequences associated with electrolyte insufficiency.
Dextrose (glucose) is a natural, ultra fast-absorbing sugar, which maximizes glycogen resynthesis and drives nutrients into your cells within the 30-minute recovery window.
Terminus contains an optimal 70:30 pea to brown rice protein ratio. This ratio ensures a complete amino acid profile, which leads to enhanced digestibility and optimal recovery.
Terminus is formulated with a 3.3:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. The scientific literature has established that a range of between 3:1 and 4:1 is optimal for post-endurance exercise.
Rather than use cheaper, less absorbable, and, ultimately, less beneficial varieties, we used ideal forms of vitamins and minerals uncommonly found in other recovery supplements. Some examples are B12 as methylcobalamin, B6 as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, zinc as zinc picolinate, folate in the methylated MTHF form, and magnesium as magnesium glycinate.
Glutamine levels decrease following exhaustive exercise. Studies show that glutamine improves recovery and glycogen replenishment, boosts immunity, and prevents overtraining. Additionally, glutamine has been shown to reduce exercise-induced intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome). This may prevent GI distress, which is commonly associated with ultra-endurance exercise.
Additional BCAAs enhance muscle recovery and protein synthesis, and boost immunity. BCAAs have also been shown to promote glycogen replenishment post-exercise. While most BCAAs are made with less than desirable ingredients (animal fur/hair, duck feathers, and human hair), Terminus contains higher quality vegan BCAAs.
Research shows that L-carnitine repairs damaged muscles, increases fat oxidation, and aids in the overall recovery process. L-carnitine is crucial for energy metabolism and cardiovascular health. Those who follow a plant-based diet are especially vulnerable to an L-carnitine insufficiency.
B Vitamins are critical for immunity, efficient macronutrient metabolism (energy production), red blood cell synthesis, and muscle repair.
Sufficient electrolyte intake prevents cramping, promotes antioxidant synthesis, and assists in muscle contractions and nutrient metabolism.
Endurance exercise depletes zinc. The amount of zinc depletion increases relative to the amount of sweat from exercise. Insufficient zinc leads to lower endurance capacity, impaired immune function, and, ultimately, crippled performance. Our formulation includes zinc picolinate. Research has demonstrated increased absorbability with picolinate compared to other, cheaper forms of zinc commonly found in other products.
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*BCAAs (especially leucine) are essential for protein synthesis, muscle preservation, and optimal recovery and adaptation.
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