The Protein Shake For R&R

After working out in the gym, you want to feed your muscles with a quality protein to begin the recovery process. A fast-acting whey isolate shake is ideal within 30 to 60 minutes of training, but your muscles have not finished recovering. Night time is when you really need to fuel anabolic and anti-catabolic processes, and a slow-digesting casein protein shake before bed will nourish your muscles while promoting a more restful sleep. It's a fact. Danish researchers found that people with sleep issues who drank a protein shake containing tryptophan before bed performed better on mental alertness tests the next day.

The Bigger Picture: The essential amino acid tryptophan helps your body produce niacin, the B-vitamin that triggers serotonin production. This neurotransmitter acts as a calming agent in the brain and plays an important role in sleep. It's present in whey and casein proteins such as 100% Whey Gold Standard and Gold Standard 100% Casein. We're sure that you've had first-hand experience with this amino acid's restful qualities. Tryptophan is found in turkey and may help explain those longings for Thanksgiving afternoon naps.
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