First Endurance Ultragen is the most advanced formulation ever developed. Ultragen's breakthrough technology is designed to work synergistically to provide the right nutrients to the right place at the right time during the 30-minute 'Window of Opportunity' following exercise so you can faster than ever before. Each serving of Ultragen delivers the levels of nutrients that have been shown in clinical research to maximize and give you an extra edge over the competition to recover.
- Rapid and Complete Endurance Formula
- Refuels Exhausted Muscles and Restores Energy Levels Quickly
- Delivers Endurance-Specific Nutrients for Superior y and Maximum performance
320 calories ; 0 calories form the fat , 0 g total fat , 0 g cholesterol , 60 g total carbohydrate (100% from dextrose) , 60 g sugars , 20 g protein (from whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein) , 2,500 IU vitamin A (as beta-carotene) , 400 mg vitamin C (as ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate) , 200 IU vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) , 400 IU vitamin E (as natural d-alpha tocopherol) , 8 mg vitamin B1 (as thiamin mononitrate) , 8.5 mg vitamin B2 (as riboflavin) , 20 mg niacin (as niacinimide) , 8 mg vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) , 200 mcg folate (as folic acid) , 6 mcg vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) , 150 mcg biotin , 20 mg pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) , 500 mg calcium (as calcium carbonate, calcium ascorbate and from whey isolate and milk isolate ) , 105 mg phosphorous (from milk isolate) , 250 mg magnesium (as magnesium oxide) , 7.5 mg zinc (as zinc oxide) , 150 mg chloride (as sodium and potassium chloride) , 350 mg sodium (as sodium chloride and from milk isolate and whey isolate) , 200 mg potassium (as potassium chloride and from whey Isolate and milk isolate) , 4 .5 g BCAA's† (leucine, valine, iso-leucine) , 6 g glutamine†.
Vit A (as beta-carotene), vit C (as ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate), vit D ( as cholecalciferol), vit E (as natural d-alpha tocopherol), vit B1 (as thiamin mononitrate), vit B2 (as riboflavin), niacin (as niacimide), vit B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), folate (as folic acid), vit B12 (as cyanocobalamin), biotin, pantothenic acid (as d-calcium panto thenate), calcium (as calcium carbonate, calcium ascorbate and from whey isolate and milk isolate, phosphorous (from milk isolate), magnesium as magnesium oxide, zinc (as zinc oxide), chloride (as sodium and potassium chloride), sodium (as sodium chloride and from milk isolate and whey isolate), potassium (as potassium chloride and from whey isolate and milk isolate), BCAA's (leucine, valine, iso-leucine), glutamine.
Q: Why should I use Ultragen?
A: Each serving of Ultragen delivers clinically effective doses of the most advanced proteins available, the fastest-acting carbohydrates, glutamine, BCAAs, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. In addition, Ultragen integrates the latest nutritional technology in order to maximize y and provide the right nutrients to the right place during the 30-minute 'Window of Opportunity' following exercise. Nothing else on the market even comes close.
Q: How does Ultragen work?
A: Ultragen's many components are designed to work synergistically in order to fully maximize y, providing clinically effective doses of the right nutrients to the right place at the right time. Click here for additional detail "How Ultragen Works"
Q: What is the 30-minute glycogen window of opportunity?
A: Research has shown that there is a critical thirty-minute glycogen window (called the "window of opportunity") immediately following exercise when insulin sensitivity is at its highest and exhausted muscles essentially open the door to nutrients. In order to maximize this opportunity it is critical to use fast sugars like dextrose which help shuttle nutrients nutrients into the cell. It is equally important to make sure all ingredients are absorbed quickly.
Q: When should I use take Ultragen?
A: Immediately after a hard day of training or racing. Ultragen integrates the latest nutritional technology in order to maximize y and provide the right nutrients to the right place during the 30-minute 'Window of Opportunity' following exercise.
Q: What kind of proteins are in Ultragen?
A: Ultragen is formulated using a unique time-responsive protein matrix to maximize absorption through the entire spectrum of y time. Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH) is a pre-digested, small molecular weight complete protein and the fastest protein absorbed due to its small size and pre-digested peptide chains. Ion exchange Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is also a low molecular weight protein, absorbed more slowly than WPH. Milk Protein Isolate (MPI), fully absorbable due to the unique quality of its isolate (which removes carbohydrates and fats), is absorbed more slowly than both WPH and WPI. Combining these three proteins allows the faster WPH and WPI to be absorbed during that critical first 30 minutes, and the slower MPI to remain and deliver the appropriate building blocks for slower processes. For more detail on Protein and what it means to endurance athletes, visit our Protein Newsletter at www.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: Why don't you use soy protein?
A: Though Soy Protein Isolate is a high quality protein, some athletes are weary of isoflavones found in Soy. These Isoflavones have some estrogenic activity that some male athletes shy away from. Using PER and BV, two measures of a protein's effectiveness, Whey scores higher on both marks. For more detail visit our Protein Newsletter www.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: What are high-glycemic carbohydrates and why are they important?
A: Based on a 50g-portion size, the glycemic index(GI) of a carbohydrate represents the magnitude of the increase in blood sugar that occurs after ingestion of the carbohydrate. What glycemic index does not define is the portion size of the carbohydrate meal ingested (whether the portion size is 5g or 500g GI is not affected), but portion size can affect blood sugar. Carbohydrates with a higher GI cause a higher rush of sugar into your blood than carbohydrates with low GI. Elevated blood sugar causes insulin to be secreted to help modulate the sugar and subsequent sugar crash follows. Glycemic Load measures the GI multiplied by the total carbohydrate content giving a more practical and accurate determination of blood sugar response.
For more detail on how to use GI for endurance training visit our Carbohydrate Newsletter atwww.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: What does L-Glutamine do?
A: Glutamine is an amino acid that supports glycogen and protein synthesis and increases nitrogen retention. At a clinically effective dose of 6G, Glutamine is essential for muscle tissue repair and y. For more detail on Glutamine and what it means to endurance athletes visit our Glutamine newsletter at www.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: Why are BCAAs important for endurance athletes?
A: BCAAs are the building blocks of the body. They are important for muscle growth & recuperation. In addition to building cells and repairing muscle tissue, BCAAs form antibodies that combat invading bacteria & viruses. Your body cannot manufacture its own BCAAs so they must be supplied through your diet and supplementation routine. BCAA's also combat 'central fatigue' brought on by an imbalance of BCAA's to Tryptophan ratio. It is this imbalance that causes you to feel tired and lethargic following long hard efforts.
Q: I've heard it's important for endurance athletes to have higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Is this true?
A: Absolutely. Athletes, especially endurance athletes, need higher levels of specific vitamins, minerals and electrolytes to help restore energy levels, fight free radicals and maintain a healthy immune system. Keeping in mind that free radicals have one or more unpaired electrons, an antioxidant is a nutrient that offers an electron-rich binding site for these damaging oxidants, giving them a preferential site to bind to and pair up with missing electrons. So even though it seems like simple breathing is not healthy, the oxidation damage caused by the air we take in can be overcome with proper antioxidant protection. Supplements like vitamins C & E and selenium also offer sites for antioxidation, thereby reducing the damage from oxidative stress. You probably recognize now that oxidative stress is unavoidable as a living human, but of special concern to us as endurance athletes -- cycling on long roads, running trails and swimming in the open water - is the greater oxygen demand we face, which compounds normal cell damage.
For more detail on Antioxidants and what they mean to endurance athletes, visit our Antioxidant newsletter at: www.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: It seems like the trend these days for ¨during¨ drinks is low-glycemic is that just hype or what?
A: By definition, low glycemic means there is not a rush of sugar into the blood stream. Low- glycemic foods may work well during a ride if you are well below your threshold. This steady slow release of sugar into the blood stream may actually slow gastric emptying and cause both gastric distress AND dehydration. As your HR increases and you get further into your ride, your body needs glucose (normally it will take this glucose from stored glycogen). As your glycogen is depleted, you either feed the working muscles glucose directly from what's in your blood. Or your body starts burning stored protein and fat. If you force your body to burn stored protein and fat, you will quickly diminish your exercise capacity and increase your lactic acid accumulation. You must feed your body glucose so it is quickly absorbed and quickly available in your blood stream to use as fuel. This is why we don't recommend Ultragen early in your ride OR on long easy rides where your HR is well below threshold. In the latter part of a ride or an hour before a sprint finish or hill finish, Ultragen works like a dream. Not only is 100% of the sugar from glucose (dextrose), all the other ingredients including our low molecular weight proteins, glutamine, BCAA's and electrolytes are designed to be digested very fast. So, not only are you getting the glucose you need, you are also replenishing all the other key nutrients that can diminish your capacity to exercise. And, because everything is digested so easily and quickly you don't get gastric distress or that heavy feeling in your gut.
Try a serving of Ultragen with an hour to go on your next long ride and see how you feel on the home stretch.
Q: Do I need to use a shaker to mix Ultragen?
A: Ultragen is engineered using agglomeration technology making it spoon-mixable. The fact that Ultragen mixes so easily is a direct indication of absorption and digestibility. Basically it does the same thing in your stomach. Products that clump when mixing don't digest well and can hinder both water and nutrient digestion.
Q: Is there a time when I should consume low-glycemic food?
A: Low glycemic is great as a pre-exercise meal, since it has the ability to stabilize blood sugar.
Q: What flavors are available?
A: Ultragen is available in Tropical Punch.
Q: Is Ultragen legal?
A: First Endurance is committed to developing the most advanced endurance supplements on the market. First Endurance has taken additional measures to assure that our products are safe legal and stimulant free. First Endurance supplements are legal to use in any sporting event governed by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), the US anti-doping association (USADA) and by the UCI (Union Cycliste International). One or more of the aforementioned governing bodies govern all US Cycling, International Cycling, US Triathlon and International Triathlon.
For more information on Banned Substances, visit out Banned Substances newsletter at:www.firstendurance.com/newsletter.html
Q: How many servings are there in a container of Ultragen?
A: There are 15 servings in each container of Ultragen
Q: Can I take Ultragen during racing and training?
A: The proteins, glutamine, BCAA's and electrolytes in Ultragen will fuel your body with what it needs so you can finish strong in long races. The high calories, high glycemic carbs, fast proteins and high levels of all 5 electrolytes make Ultragen the best 'during' drink on the market, even though it's designed for post-y applications. Everything in Ultragen is absorbed super fast and hence very easily digested. Too many competitors try and develop complex carbohydrate mixes that have a number of different sugars and hence absorbed at different rates. Dextrose is the fastest absorbing sugar available. Ultragen has 100% dextrose as the carbohydrate source. You can drink the entire 12 ounces and not feel full during your ride.
We recommend you try taking a serving of Ultragen during the second half of your long workouts before using it in a race. I am confident you will be amazed at how much better you feel towards the end.
First Endurance Ultragen est la formulation la plus avancée jamais développée. La technologie Ultragen est conçue pour travailler en synergie pour fournir les bons nutriments aux bons endroits aux bons moments durant une fenêtre d'opportunité de 30 minutes suivant votre entraînement pour que vous puissiez refaire le plein plus rapidement que jamais auparavant. Chaque portion de Ultragen fournit les niveaux de nutriments qui ont été démontrés en laboratoire afin de maximiser et de vous donner un avantage supplémentaire lors d'une compétition.
- Formule d'endurance Rapide et Complète
- Ravitaille les muscles épuisés et restaure les niveaux d'énergie rapidement
- Fournit des nutriments spécifiques d'endurance pour une performance supérieure et maximale
320 calories ; 0 calories provenant des matières grasses , 0 g matières grasses , 0 g cholestérol , 60 g glucides (100% de dextrose) , 60 g sucre , 20 g protéine (de l'isolat de protéine de blé, isolat de protéine du lait, protéine de blé hydrolysée) , 2,500 IU vitamine A (bêtacarotène) , 400 mg vitamine C (acide ascorbique et ascorbate de calcium) , 200 IU vitamine D (cholécalciférol) , 400 IU vitamine E (d-alpha tocophérol naturel) , 8 mg vitamine B1 (thiamine mononitrate) , 8.5 mg vitamine B2 (riboflavine) , 20 mg niacine (niacinamine) , 8 mg vitamine B6 (hydrochlorure de pyridoxine) , 200 mcg folate (acide folique) , 6 mcg vitamine B12 (cyanocobalamine) , 150 mcg biotine , 20 mg acide pantothénique (pantothénate de d-calcium) , 500 mg calcium (carbonate de calcium, ascorbate de calcium et isolate de petit-blé et isolat de lait) , 105 mg phosphore (de l'isolat du lait) , 250 mg magnésium (oxyde de magnésium) , 7.5 mg zinc (oxyde de zinc) , 150 mg chlorure (chlorure de sodium et potassium) , 350 mg sodium (chlorure de sodium et de l'isolat du lait et du peti-lait) , 200 mg potassium (chlorure de potassium et de l'isolat du petit-lait et du lait) , 4 .5 g BCAA's† (leucine, valine, iso-leucine) , 6 g glutamine†.
Vit A (bêtacarotène), vit C (acide ascorbique et ascorbate de calcium), vit D (cholécalciférol), vit E (d-alpha tocophérol naturel), vit B1 (mononitrate de thiamine), vit B2 (riboflavine), niacine (niacimide), vit B6 (hydrochlorure de pyridoxine), folate (acide folique), vit B12 (cyanocobalamine), biotine, acide pantothénique (pantothénate de d-calcium), calcium (carbonate de calcium carbonate, ascorbate de calcium et de l'isolat de peti-lait et du lait, phosphore (de l'isolat du lait), magnésium (oxyde de magnésium), zinc (oxyde de zinc), chlorure (chlorure de sodium et potassium), sodium (chlorure de sodium et de l'isolat du lait et petit-lait), potassium (chlorure de potassium et de l'isolat du lait), BCAA's (leucine, valine, iso-leucine), glutamine.