Okay, before you jump down my throat thinking that I’m slamming a biotest product, I’d like to get my question out there.
Surge contains vitamins, BCAA’s, and maltodextrin/glucose. I just read research by given by the team that produces Gatorade and they have articles that say BCAA’s and vitamins aren’t proven to do anything for a workout any more than just carbs and electrolytes. Futher, they also say that maltodextrin doesn’t do anything more that glucose-fructose.
Can anybody shed light on this for me?
I thought maybe Surge contains BCAA’s and vitamins, and the mix recommended by Berardi which has .8gC+.4gP/kg bodyweight was maybe geared towards anti-catabolism rather than performance during workouts.
I know that BCAA’s elicit a greater insulin response that with Carbs alone, but even in Berardi’s “Solving the post-workout puzzle” it doesn’t sound like you need much for BCAA’s:
“The most interesting thing was that in the last condition, the post-workout beverage only contained 6 g of protein and 36 g of carbohydrate. As long as insulin was high and correct amounts of essential amino acids and BCAAs were present, protein synthesis got jacked after the workout.”
So is the extra protein, maltodextrin really necessary? Any thoughts?