Recover Pomegranate Extract
From the Beachbody On Demand Blog - January 6, 2019 | BY:
Denis Faye, M.S.
Beachbody Performance Recover is more than
just a protein powder and pomegranate extract is one of the ingredients that
makes it so different.
Yes, the timed-release whey, pea, and
casein blend in Beachbody Recover provide you with 20 grams of high-quality
protein post-exercise to help speed muscle recovery and support muscle growth,
but thats only half the story.
Also playing a huge role in helping you
rebound faster? The 650 milligrams of ellagitannin-delivering pomegranate
extract youll find in every serving.
(Pro tip: Dont run out of your
Beachbody Performance supplements
Benefits of Phytonutrients
While nutritionists have long known about
the athletic advantages of increasing protein intake, theyre only just
beginning to comprehend the fitness
benefits of eating more phytonutrients
bioactive (i.e., have an effect on the body) compounds found in fruits,
vegetables, grains, and other phyto (plant) foods.
Youve likely heard about the most
popular ones, including resveratrol, lycopene, and even curcumin.
But more than 5,000 others have been
identified in the more than 150,000 known edible plants, and many scientists
estimate that the bulk of phytonutrients and their benefits have
yet to be discovered.
But one great benefit of a few
phytonutrients especially as far as athletes are concerned is
their ability to help fight exercise-induced muscle soreness.
If youve ever felt sore a couple of
days after a tough workout (a phenomenon known as
delayed onset muscle soreness , or DOMS),
you know what Im talking about.
And one phytonutrient has best studied to
be particularly efficient at checking this type of muscle soreness:
ellagitannins, a type of polyphenol youll find in raspberries,
strawberries, walnuts, almonds, and most notably for our purposes,
study at the
University of Texas, participants who drank pomegranate juice experienced 25
percent less muscle soreness two hours after working out than the placebo
They also recover 10 percent more of the
strength they lost following a muscle-damaging bout of exercise two days later.
And in another
study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning
Research, subjects reported less elbow soreness after resistance training
when supplementing pomegranate juice.
Combine this powerful phytonutrient with
protein and youre tackling post-exercise nutrition from two angles
dealing with exercise-induced muscle soreness and muscle recovery ASAP so that
youre ready to go hard at
your next workout !