XCAP’s Whey Isolate and Powerade Zero: A Tasty Combination

13 05 2011

With the weather warming up and swimsuit season fast approaching (if not already here for some), XCAP offers a quick and easy suggestion to help you shave a couple of inches from the midsection and rehydrate from the heat. A couple of scoops of XCAP’s Whey Isolate, mixed with Powerade Zero, is a quick, easy and tasty way to help reach your goals.

This formula will give you about one carb, 20 grams of the purest protein on the market and the complete profile of BCAA’s. Simply choose your favorite flavor of Powerade Zero, take a couple of drinks until you have the fluid level to a little below the top of the label, dump a couple of scoops of XCAP’s Whey Isolate into the bottle and shake it up. Because XCAP only uses the purest ingredients and doesn’t add any fillers, the protein will dissolve and you will be left with a refreshing and healthy “super-beverage.”

This convenient and healthy drink can be customized to your own tastes.  Looking to aid recovery from a grueling workout? Add a third scoop of protein. Want to be the healthiest person in the office? Put a scoop of 4Ever Greens into the recipe. Busy schedule? No problem! You can make these drinks whenever you have some extra time and store them away until you need them.

This is one of many combinations that XCAP’s Whey Isolate can be included with. XCAP is curious to hear some of the recipes that you have come up with using the Whey Isolate and/or the4Ever Greens. Be creative. Respond in the comments section with your best original recipe using XCAP products. If we try it and like it, we will detail it in an upcoming blog and you will receive a free XCAP T-shirt.

XCAP is Randy Couture’s Athletic Pharmaceutical line of supplements. Detailed descriptions of the products and all corporate contact information can be found online at www.xcap.tv.


How much Protein after Exercise ?

31 03 2010

I get this question all the time, “How much protein should I take after practice?”
Most likely around 20 grams.

Canadian researchers at McMaster University did a study using young men who trained with resistance.
They used an egg protein supplement with doses of 0, 5, 10, 20, and 40 grams. The anabolic response maxed out at 20 grams. So in other words, the 40 gram dose was no more effective than the 20 gram dose.

Even as low as 20 grams, the young men started burning amino acids as an energy source. What this means is that 20 grams appears to be enough for a post workout source.

We recommend the highest quality whey protein (Whey Isolate from XCAP) to our athletes at 20 grams. This protein is the healthiest for you and has the highest levels of amino acids and branched-chain amino acids.

We haven’t seen studies yet for other proteins, older males, females or endurance trained athletes so we are sticking with recommending 20 grams as our guideline.

Here is our recipe for a recovery drink or a meal replacement that is used by many, many pro-athletes:

What should I do for a recovery drink?

16 01 2010

Shall I listen to the bodybuilding magazines that push products from supplement companies that are making ridiculous claims with their products that are loaded with ingredients that are not healthy for you?

Or……. shall I do something that is going to help me recover and is actually healthy and good for me?

We choose to take stuff that is healthy for us rather than consume a bunch of ingredients that have a bunch of side effects.

What are some of these ingredients that we do not think are a good idea to take? :

Corn sugars such as maltodextrin and high fructose corn syrup for starters. Do a google search and read for hours about the potential problems caused and how controversial this is. Even more so now, you will find that there is an even bigger controversy about corn products in general because of the large percentage of GMO (genetically modified) sources used from corn. Read and make your own choice, but I can tell you that I don’t recommend them for my top athletes or my children for that matter.

Next on the list would be artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), Sucralose (Splenda), Acesulfame K etc..

Here is another category that whole books have been written on so you can do your own research. I will tell you this, there are over 900 published studies on the health hazards of aspartame. There is a concern that acesulfame K is a potential carcinogen and we can go on for days about sucralose, such as how it reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50%, or that is can cause depression, migraines, bloating and rashes to name a few.

The next time you decide to use a recovery or energy drink, take a look at the ingredients and you may find that you quickly change your mind about what you decide to put in your body.

Here is a link to a blog we posted so athletes could look at their products and see the potential side effects from the artificial sweeteners in them.

So what do we do instead? What is the healthy alternative?

We make our own shake that is extremely beneficial for:
Cancer prevention
Hormone support
Blood pH
Immune system support
Liver protection
Glutathione production.

Here it is:
1. 2 cups of ice water
2. 2 scoops of Whey Isolate (from XCAP)
3. 1 scoop of 4Ever Greens (from XCAP)
4. 1 gram of NAC (N-acetly-l-cysteine)
5. 5 – 15 grams of L-glutamine
6. ¼ – ½ cup blueberries (organic)
7. ¼ – ½ cup unsweetened pomegranate juice