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Marathon Des Sables 2013 using Herbalife24 Prolong by Ryan Liska

The 28th Marathon Des Sables took place in April and below is a video of what the competitors might expect. Marathon Des Sables is quoted as being the "toughest race on earth" The winner this year was Moroccan - Mohamad Ahansa.

Herbalife 24 Prolong was put to the test by Ryan Liska, his product testimonial is below.

"I just finished the Marathon Des Sables; a 6 day 150 mile foot race across the Sahara Desert. Aside from water rations, competitors are completely self-sufficient meaning if you want it, you carry it on your back from day 1, food, gear,everything. Proper nutrition is the key to success; the food you choose to carry has to give you the biggest “bang for your buck.” because pack weight is such an issue. Also, your appetite for solid food diminishes in temperatures of 120+ degrees. Herbalife Prolong was absolutely essential to my success. Prolong has a subtle taste, it isn’t chalky, and doesn’t make the consistency of your water “thicker” so it’s an easy way to take in calories and you barely notice you’re doing it. Other competitors found their products from other companies hard to stomach out there. I was able to take in an appropriate amount of nutrition with no stomach issues, no cramps, and maintained high energy during each stage.The ability to take in proper nutrition left me feeling better and more recovered each morning. Prolong carried me through one of the toughest endurance running races on the planet and I will never race without it." Ryan Liska Ultra Marathon Endurance Athlete

Marathon Des Sables slideshow here

More Herbalife 24 Sports Performance Testimonials

'Using Formula 1 Sport has a incredible fast impact on my energy level, a perfect on the go shake with my busy lifestyle, I've never felt better'. Dieter Klandar

'Herbalife 24 helps me recover faster, its amazing! everything in one range" Ragnar Bragvin Andresen, Norway.

'Overall an excellent product range. Exceptionally well designed.' Jack Cutforth, Team Herbalife Wheelbase Elite Cyclists UK.

'Since using Herbalife 24 as a complete package I've seen my recovery improve and energy levels increase which is astounding considering I am a massive Herbalife product user anyway. I didn't think this was possible, Herbalife have certainly raised the bar for sports with 24 which is awesome. ' Ian Grant , Cyclist UK.

'Prolong – I thought it would be difficult for the body to absorb such a nutritive drink, but it proved otherwise. It's great!' Rafeal Arroja, Portugal.

'Prolong has really been the big difference. Before I had gel, bars, bananas and a lot of things in my pockets, when I was racing. Now, Prolong gives me everything I need during the race. This helps me to concentrate and focus on the biking, and not think about when to eat and how'. Kjell Kirkeng, Norway.

'Wow I love 24! Started on it 10 days ago as part of my Triathlon nutrition programme in preparation for a half Ironman on 25th Sept. Last Saturday had F1 sport at 06:00 swam for an hour had Prolong at 08:00 then raced 5k at 09:00 set a PB and won my age group, what more can I say?! Ian David Cyclist, UK

"On average, I run 35-40 miles per week and compete in various 5K, 10K, half/full marathons. I've found that using F1 Sport and Hydrate prior to my sessions, Prolong during and Rebuild Endurance post session have really made a significant difference in my performance and energy levels. As an example, I completed a 5K run earlier this week in just over 21 minutes, which was at least 30 seconds faster than any previous time I had recorded! What made it more remarkable was that after recording my time, I then proceeded to jog/run at my usual half-marathon pace for a further 5K! I believe that the quality and content of these products are fantastic and well able to fuel all levels of aerobic or strength workouts " Lee, UK

What's your story ? send me your Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition Testimonials for publishing, thanks 🙂

 

 

Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition Questions and Answers

Formula 1 Sport

Q: I take the regular Formula 1 shake mix now. Can I take Formula 1 Sport even though I am not a “serious athlete”?

A: Yes. The calorie content of Formula 1 and Formula 1 Sport is essentially identical. However, Formula 1 Sport was formulated with milk protein, which has a natural mixture of fast-release whey and slower-release casein protein. We fine-tuned it by adding L-glutamine, an excellent amino acid that helps build lean muscle mass—something everyone can benefit from. We also increased the levels of some vitamins and minerals to help it meet the heightened metabolic needs of those who are more active.

Q: Why does Formula 1 Sport contain only milk protein?

A: Milk protein contains a natural mixture of whey and casein protein. Whey protein is rapidly utilized, whereas casein is more slowly digested. Athletes depend on the rapid breakdown of whey protein to provide amino acids for muscle restoration immediately after exercise. This combination makes milk protein well-suited for athletes looking for a great source of fast/slow release proteins that promote lean muscle mass.

Q: Does Formula 1 Sport contain lactose?

A: Formula 1 Sport uses a highly purified form of milk protein, which minimizes the amount of lactose. There is lessthan 1g of lactose in one serving of Formula 1 Sport containing 9 g of protein. For comparison, an 8-oz. glass of 1% fat milk contains about 13 g of lactose and about 8 g of protein.

Q: Can lactose-intolerant people drink Formula 1 Sport?

A: While the Herbalife24 products that contain proteins are low in lactose, people do have various sensitivities to lactose. We recommend consulting a physician prior to consumption if you are, or suspect that you are, lactose intolerant.

Q: Formula 1 Sport has more vitamins than regular Formula 1. Does this make it a better product?

A: In a company wide effort to develop products that are specifically targeted to user needs, going wider and deeper, we have made minor adjustments to our standard Formula 1 formula to meet the increased nutrient needs of athletes. Athletes have higher metabolic demands, requiring increased amounts of certain nutrients. Exercise drains nutrients from the body. Click here for more details on Formula 1 Sport

 

Hydrate

Q: How is Hydrate different from H3O®?

A: A serving of H3O® drink mix has 60 calories, whereas Hydrate has less than 15. Hydrate contains about twice the level of electrolytes as H3O® drink mix. Hydrate and H3O® have different amounts of calories because they were developed for different intended uses. Hydrate was developed to supply electrolytes as part of a low-calorie,enhanced water supplement designed for consumption during the day. H3O® is intended to provide electrolytes and carbohydrates to support hydration. For this reason, H3O® is a great during-exercise supplement when an active person requires fluid, electrolytes, and a moderate amount of calories.

Q: Because Hydrate contains so few calories, can I drink as much as I want of it in a day?

A: Hydrate has electrolytes that are important for maintaining proper fluid balance. However, excessive consumption of electrolytes can cause a fluid imbalance, and this is not recommended.

Q: Is Hydrate a good energy alternative to coffee and tea?

A: Because Hydrate doesn’t have caffeine, we recommend Lift-off®, Herbalife® teas or N-R-G tablets as caffeine fueled energy alternatives. Click here for more details on Hydrate

 

Prolong

Q: There are more calories in Prolong than my current sports drink. Do I need that many calories?

A: Prolong was specifically designed for high-intensity or extended aerobic efforts, when calorie needs are elevated. Certain athletes like swimmers, cyclists, runners and soccer players can burn more than 1,000 calories per hour, and replacing these calories is essential for continued performance and adequate recovery. Research has shown that consumption of carbohydrates during exercise improves performance.
Note: Calorie needs will vary based on athlete size, gender, intensity of exercise and weather conditions. We recommend that each athlete experiment to figure out which concentration of Prolong works best for them.

Q: Prolong contains fructose. Is it different than High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

A: The fructose contained in Prolong is natural, while High-Fructose Corn Syrup is a chemically altered form of corn syrup that changes the chemical structure of glucose.

Q: I understand that fructose is a simple sugar, yet you said it has a low glycemic index. How is it metabolized slowly by the body?

A: Fructose is a simple monosaccharide sugar, meaning it does not contain an extended chain of sugar molecules that must be broken down before being absorbed. Fructose is also absorbed through a different sugar transporter than glucose, and is metabolized through a different pathway than glucose. For these reasons, fructose doesn’t induce as large an insulin response as other simple sugars, like glucose. The result is a sugar that provides energy without spiking insulin levels.

Q: Prolong contains both fructose and glucose. Why is this combination better than a single source alone?

A: Glucose and fructose are absorbed through different sugar transporters found primarily within muscle cells. At high glucose concentrations, the glucose transporter (GLUT4) becomes saturated and cannot deliver additional carbohydrate molecules to rapidly working muscle cells. Meanwhile, the fructose transporter (GLUT5) is underused.So the addition of fructose to Prolong lets additional carbohydrates enter working muscle cells. Translation: Athletes can use and burn more calories per hour, resulting in greater endurance.

Q: Prolong contains protein. Do I need protein in my sports drink?

A: The small amount of protein found in Prolong, combined with carbohydrates and electrolytes, serves two purposes. Consumption of a small amount of protein during exercise helps prevent muscle breakdown, thereby reducing recovery time. In the low levels found in Prolong, whey protein can also act as a third energy source. Pre-recovery or preventative recovery is explained here.

Q: Prolong contains 440 mg of sodium per serving. Why does it contain so much sodium?

A: Sodium is an essential electrolyte for athletic performance. Research has shown that soccer players can lose over 1,500 mg of sodium during a 90-minute match. In general, published literature recommends between 450 mg to 1,800 mg of sodium per liter for optimal fluid replacement. 500 mg of sodium equals a concentration of 1,000 mg of sodium per liter and ensures proper hydration and muscle contraction during exercise.

Q: Prolong has very little flavor compared to other sports drinks. Why?

A: In working with many professional athletes during development, we found one of the largest limiting factors for delivering calories over a long period of sustained exercise was an athlete’s inability to consume sugary drinks that were too sweet. Prolong’s subtle flavor allows athletes to drink Prolong for extended periods of time without the problems caused by excessively sweet and tart flavors of many sports drinks. Click here for more details on Prolong

 

Rebuild Endurance

Q: What type of protein does Rebuild Endurance contain?

A1: Rebuild Endurance contains only dairy-based protein as a combination of purified milk protein, enriched with purified whey and casein protein fractions.

Q: Why does a recovery drink have more carbohydrate than protein?

A2: Recovery from aerobic efforts is two-fold. It requires both restoring muscle glycogen levels and rebuilding damaged muscle. Research continually concludes that carbohydrate consumption after aerobic exercise is critical for replenishing glycogen stores. This process normally takes 24 hours, and is greatly aided by consuming a carbohydrate-rich recovery supplement within two hours after exercise. Rebuild Endurance also contains 10 g of protein which is used to help replenish and rebuild muscle.

Q: What is L-carnitine and why does Rebuild Endurance contain it?

A: Carnitine is a molecule derived from amino acids and is found naturally occurring in many foods. It’s essential in the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria, and is often referred to as a “fat-burning molecule.” So it has been scrutinized extensively by the scientific community. From this research, a new role has been established showing that L-carnitine favorably affects recovery from exercise stress.

Q: What are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)?

A: There are three BCAAs: L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine, and they are termed “branched” because of their unique chemical structure. The branched aspect makes them impossible for humans to synthesize, and therefore are considered to be essential amino acids. These amino acids in particular are especially potent for inducing muscle growth.

Q: What are the benefits of L-glutamine?

A: L-Glutamine is the biologically active form of an amino acid that is important for supporting lean muscle mass. In fact, it is one of the most depleted amino acids following intense exercise. L-Glutamine has also been shown to support a healthy immune system.

Q: Is it OK to take iron supplements while using Rebuild Endurance?

A6: Endurance athletes are at the mercy of their oxygen transport system for performance. Iron is an essential element for red blood cell production. However, iron toxicity can result from exceeding recommended daily values.

Q: Can I use a milk substitute (for example, soy or almond milk) with this powder mix?

A: Yes. We designed the formulas to readily mix in water so you have access to a great tasting and nutritious recovery supplement anywhere, anytime. Mixing in alternative milks provides additional nutrients and protein that can be useful as well. Click here for more details on Rebuild Endurance

 

Rebuild Strength

Q: Rebuild Strength contains 24 grams of protein. Is that too much?

A: Rebuild Strength is intended to help athletes build lean muscle. In fact, the International Olympic Committee issued a consensus statement on supplements, urging athletes participating in high-intensity training to consume 15 g to 25 g of protein following exercise. Rebuild Strength is a great low-fat source of protein to supplement one’s diet. To put 25 g in perspective, average adults should consume daily 1 g of protein per kilogram of body weight, or about 70 g for the average 155-lb. person. Strength-training athletes have much higher protein requirements to accommodate the increase in protein turnover, and are generally recommended to consume 1.5 g to 2 g per kg of protein daily, or upwards of 150 g.

Q: My friends’ recovery products contain only protein. Why does Rebuild Strength contain carbohydrate, specifically sugar? Isn’t sugar bad?

A: Efficient muscle anabolism (growth) is insulin dependent, and insulin is normally released in response to carbohydrate ingestion. We have carefully designed Rebuild Strength to deliver a precise blend of both rapid and sustained metabolized carbohydrates to generate an insulin response to readily use the 24 g of high-quality protein.

Q: Can I use a milk substitute (for example, soy or almond milk) with this powder mix?

A4: Yes. We designed the formulas to readily mix in water so you have access to a great tasting and nutritious recovery supplement anywhere, anytime. Mixing in alternative milks provides additional nutrients and protein that can be useful as well. Click here for more details on Rebuild Strength

 

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