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Is there anything that compares/contrasts the differences between the P90X drink and GNC over the counter drinks or recovery mix supplements? What makes P90X recovery drink a better choice?
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
9/18/09 7:41 AM as a reply to BeFitToday.
BFT -

I'm more about offering advice than I am about pitching our products, but I can still try to answer this. If you have a specific GNC product you'd like compared to a BB product, let me know and I'll compare.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
12/20/10 9:42 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
How about Accelerade? It has the 4:1 ratio, and is 120 calories compared to the BB version which is 220.


per 12 ounce glass w/ one scoop serving:

120 calories
1g fat
10mg cholesterol
190mg sodium
65mg Potassium
21g carb (19g sugars)
5g protein

100% VitaminC
100% VitaminE
30% Magnesium
4% Calcium
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
9/18/09 5:34 PM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
bbadvicestaff:
BFT -

I'm more about offering advice than I am about pitching our products, but I can still try to answer this. If you have a specific GNC product you'd like compared to a BB product, let me know and I'll compare.


I've tried the P90x bars and they taste great for a protein bar. But I've tried the
Titan brand protein bars and they taste practically like a candy bar. I simply cant wait until its my snack interval time so i can have one. With that said, I want to know if its okay for me to use the Titan bars as my bar for the day instead of the P90x bars. By the way I havent tried any Gnc brand recovery drinks but the p90x recovery drinks tastes great!

Titan 6 layer crunch bar:

Calories-320
total fat-13g
sat fat 7g
choleserol 5mg
sodium 160mg
carb 32g
dietary fiber 2g
sugars 5g
protein 26g

P90x peak performance bar:

Calories 260
total fat 6g
sat fat 2g
cholesterol 15mg
sodium 190
dietary fiber 5g
sugar 26g
protein 18g
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
9/21/09 12:27 PM as a reply to scaredmoney.
Accelerade is fine. The calories are kind of irrelevant there, though. You can just drink a half portion of RF to achieve that.

I find that Titan bar problematic though. It's only 60 calorie more, but over twice the fat, three times the saturated fat and less than half the fiber. And the things it's better for, the sodium and cholesterol, are minimal. I'm not a fan.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
12/19/10 3:49 PM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
What about GNC's Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60? I recently bought a one-week's supply of it because I didn't realize I was out of P90x Recovery Drink. It seems to have a lot of stuff in it (most of which I've never heard of). Is this a suitable alternative?
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
12/20/10 9:44 AM as a reply to jkdman.
I'm guessing the protein/carb ratio won't be great. You want to have enough carbs to get that protein to the muscles quickly.

Here's what I'm talking about.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
12/20/10 4:42 PM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
Thanks for the reply. The stuff I got is heavy on the protein and amino acids. Also, there is no creatine in it, which I think caused me to bloat a little. Is that normal? Here's a snapshot from the label:

Calories 280.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Cholesterol 15.00 mg 5%
Sodium 300.00 mg 13%
Potassium 450.00 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 7.00 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4%
Sugars 2.00 g
Protein 60.00 g 120%

Calcium 280.00 mg 28%

Micronized Amino Acids: 8.50 g **
Glutamine (as Whey Protein Isolate and Micronized Glutamine) **
Arginine (as Micronized Arginine and Whey Protein Isolate) **

Leucine (as Whey Protein Isolate and L-Leucine) 7.70 g **
L-Carnitine (as L-Carnitine L-Tartrate) 500.00 mg **
Amino Acceleration System: 239.00 mg **
Carbogen **
Aminogen **
Patented Bioactive Polypeptide enzyme ststem **
Enzyme Matrix **

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Polydextrose, Lecithin, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
12/21/10 10:37 AM as a reply to andrewesq.
I'm not a big fan of this protocol. You're looking at 84grams/protein without much of a transport vehicle. Sugar is the fastest transport nutrient but this formulation opts for artificial sweeteners instead and the carbs your get are not optimal for nutritent transport. Ditto for the milk fat. Fat is generally a no no for recovery formulation but certain medium chain triglycerides promote rapid absorption of nutrients, which are not present.

The big problem is that when your glcogen stores are empty the most important nutrientional need is rapid replenishment because the longer they stay that way the more damage is done to the muscle tisse, which lengthens the time it then takes to recover before you next workout. So even though you're consuming gobs of protein you aren't giving it a very good template to get to work with. With that in mind you'd be better of just having some sugar water like Kool Aid or Gatorade and having this shake later.

Then there's the "how much of this 84 grams of protein can my body digest" question to consider as well. If you are trying to gain mass you might be okay with giving yourself way more calories than it can use but it's not particularly efficient, and detrimental if you aren't.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
3/22/11 5:39 PM as a reply to steveedwards.
What if you mix the Amplified Wheybolic 60 with 2% milk and use one scoop instead of 3? I'm also looking for a recovery drink alternative to P90X recovery and this is what the GNC lady suggested. . .
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
3/23/11 10:31 AM as a reply to BeFitToday.
If it hits around 4 to 1 carbs to protein, that's fine.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 6:20 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
Hi gents,

Happened upon the post...have been wondering the same about the recovery drinks.

Wondering very specifically about this GNC recovery drink product - "Pro Performance Amplified Protein Recovery XR" & the supplemental facts per the label include:

As a dietary supplement, consume one level (76g) of Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Recovery Protein XR™ mixed with 8-10 fl. oz. cold water within 30 minutes after your workout. For extreme results, take twice a day.

Serving Size 1 scoop
Servings Per Container 18
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 260.00

Calories from Fat 20.00

Total Fat 2.00 g 3%

Saturated Fat 1.00 g 5%

Cholesterol 60.00 mg 20%

Sodium 230.00 mg 10%

Potassium 300.00 mg 9%

Total Carbohydrate 35.00 g 12%

Sugars 4.00 g

Protein 25.00 g 0%

Calcium 200.00 mg 20%

L-Leucine 7.00 g **

** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Micronized Whey Protein Concentrate, Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Peptides), Waxy Maize, Maltodextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali) [Soy], Natural and Artificial Flavors, Polyethylene Glycol, Lecithin, Gum Blend (cellulose Gum, Xantham Gum, Cararageenan), Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Potassium Chloride

Contains Milk, Soybeans and Wheat.



Can anyone offer advisement of this versus the P90X Recovery drink?
Many thanks!
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 6:32 AM as a reply to uniqsol11.
As weird as it may sound, I have recently (last week) found out that you can basically replace the recovery drink with non/low fat chocolate milk (do a Google search on this)... I have read that it does have the 4 to 1 carb/protein ratio... The only thing is that the milk won't have some stuff like glutamine and other stuff that can be found in GNC's Mega men’s vitamins. I have also been told that apple juice with a scoop of protein will give the same results as the chocolate milk.

Though I am still researching this.. I have started the chocolate milk and vitamins yesterday.

Rob.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 10:39 AM as a reply to Robm007.
Example:

If you compare the P90X Recovery Drink's nutrition label with that of skim chocolate milk, the latter actually has fewer calories (170 versus 220), less fat (0 grams versus 2 grams), fewer carbs (29 grams versus 39 grams), and about the same amount of protein (11 grams versus 10 grams). Although the P90X Recovery Drink adds a boost of Vitamins C and E, it's not really necessary if you're already downing a daily multivitamin. The Recovery Drink is also spiked with a bit of creatine, L-glutamine and L-argenine, but you can buy these supplements separately -- and a lot more cheaply -- at a health food or vitamin store like GNC. And while I've seen reviews touting the tastiness of the Recovery Drink, chocolate milk is both delicious AND cheap.

The above can be found on the link below:
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 7:08 AM as a reply to Robm007.
I personally use the Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 carb:protein:BCAA recovery formula from GNC. I love it and have noticed a huge difference. I can't speak on behalf of the results and recovery formula, but I am sure it is great as well.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 10:45 AM as a reply to Robm007.
I really can't allow links like that on the BB site. Sorry.

But I did look it over before I cut it. Wow. Super ill-informed and offensive. I'm not going to address most of it except to say that, yes, low-fat chocolate milk will work, although it doesn't have the creatine or added amino acids. Also, those studies were funded by the dairy industry. And then there's the whole lactose thing. If you want to buy those sups and mix them into your milk, great. That's a lot of work and effort, but knock yourself out.

It's a little like whether you want to drive a Kia or a BMW. They'll both get you there, one's just going to do a better job.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/7/11 10:46 AM as a reply to uniqsol11.
uniqsol11:
Hi gents,

Happened upon the post...have been wondering the same about the recovery drinks.

Wondering very specifically about this GNC recovery drink product - "Pro Performance Amplified Protein Recovery XR" & the supplemental facts per the label include:

As a dietary supplement, consume one level (76g) of Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Recovery Protein XR™ mixed with 8-10 fl. oz. cold water within 30 minutes after your workout. For extreme results, take twice a day.

Serving Size 1 scoop
Servings Per Container 18
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 260.00

Calories from Fat 20.00

Total Fat 2.00 g 3%

Saturated Fat 1.00 g 5%

Cholesterol 60.00 mg 20%

Sodium 230.00 mg 10%

Potassium 300.00 mg 9%

Total Carbohydrate 35.00 g 12%

Sugars 4.00 g

Protein 25.00 g 0%

Calcium 200.00 mg 20%

L-Leucine 7.00 g **

** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Micronized Whey Protein Concentrate, Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Peptides), Waxy Maize, Maltodextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali) [Soy], Natural and Artificial Flavors, Polyethylene Glycol, Lecithin, Gum Blend (cellulose Gum, Xantham Gum, Cararageenan), Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Potassium Chloride

Contains Milk, Soybeans and Wheat.



Can anyone offer advisement of this versus the P90X Recovery drink?
Many thanks!


That's a fine sup, but it's not really a recovery sup. You want between a 3-1 and 5-1 carb-protein balance to allow for max absorption. I'm pretty sure GNC makes one like that, though.
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6/7/11 11:28 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
AdStaffDenis - Sorry about the link, wasn't sure if it was ok or not... I have the GNC Mega mens vitamins, let me know if there is a lower price recovery drink out there. I have loved the P90X recovery drink and have ordered about 6 tubs in the past... Things are unfortunately tight right now and I have heard that the new recovery drink is not as tasty but is better for you...

Again, I am still researching a recovery drink and everyone out there says that their stuff is better than all the rest.

Since I have just received Asylum, I wasn't sure what route to take...
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/10/11 7:47 AM as a reply to BeFitToday.
Would this recovery drink be a good alternative?

Serving Size1Bottle(60g)
Servings Per Container1

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 208
Calories From Fat 0

Total Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 180mg
Potassium 1370mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars (Unrefined) 26g
Protein 20g

L-Glutamine 7.50g **
BCAA AKG 2.50g **
L-Leucine AKG 1375mg
L-Valine AKG 625mg
L-Isoleucine AKG 625mg
L-Taurine 1000mg **
KreAlkalyn (U.S. Patent #6,399,661) 1000mg **
Cissus Quadrangularis 1000mg **
Phosphatidylserine 800mg **
Pomegranate Powder 750mg **
R-ALA 100mg **
Grape Seed Extract 3mg **

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients:
100% Unrefined Evaporated Cane Juice, Cold Processed Ion Exchange Whey Protein Isolate, D-Glucose Polymers, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Sucralose.
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RE: P90X Recovery Drink vs GNC Recovery Drinks
6/14/11 9:06 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
AdStaffDenis:
uniqsol11:
Hi gents,

Happened upon the post...have been wondering the same about the recovery drinks.

Wondering very specifically about this GNC recovery drink product - "Pro Performance Amplified Protein Recovery XR" & the supplemental facts per the label include:

As a dietary supplement, consume one level (76g) of Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Recovery Protein XR™ mixed with 8-10 fl. oz. cold water within 30 minutes after your workout. For extreme results, take twice a day.

Serving Size 1 scoop
Servings Per Container 18
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 260.00

Calories from Fat 20.00

Total Fat 2.00 g 3%

Saturated Fat 1.00 g 5%

Cholesterol 60.00 mg 20%

Sodium 230.00 mg 10%

Potassium 300.00 mg 9%

Total Carbohydrate 35.00 g 12%

Sugars 4.00 g

Protein 25.00 g 0%

Calcium 200.00 mg 20%

L-Leucine 7.00 g **

** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Micronized Whey Protein Concentrate, Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Peptides), Waxy Maize, Maltodextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali) [Soy], Natural and Artificial Flavors, Polyethylene Glycol, Lecithin, Gum Blend (cellulose Gum, Xantham Gum, Cararageenan), Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Potassium Chloride

Contains Milk, Soybeans and Wheat.



Can anyone offer advisement of this versus the P90X Recovery drink?
Many thanks!


That's a fine sup, but it's not really a recovery sup. You want between a 3-1 and 5-1 carb-protein balance to allow for max absorption. I'm pretty sure GNC makes one like that, though.


I just bought that supplement from GNC because the guy at the counter told me it was most like the P90x recovery formula. I now realize it's not. It doesn't taste very good (vanilla), but the package makes a distinction between the whey protein, which is fast absorption, and casein, which is slower acting. Theoretically, if the whey protein: carb is 4:1 then the remaining protein, being slow acting shouldn't interfere? I'm not an expert by any means, just wondering if there's a benefit to putting the slower acting stuff in the same mix. Seems like eating some lean meat later that day would have the same benefit and taste better.

I originally went to GNC thinking it would be cheaper than the beach body stuff and I could get it instantly. It's about twice as much, unless you do the buy one get one 50% off, and then it's still slightly more expensive, and you have twice as much stuff that you have to get through before ordering the good stuff.
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