Glycogen replenishment

Restoring glycogen levels

The body stores limited amounts of carbohydrate in the liver and muscles as glycogen, which acts as a crucial energy source during exercise. These stores become depleted during prolonged exercise – particularly endurance training – and need to be replenished.

 

There is a two-hour window of opportunity directly after exercise, during which glycogen synthesis rates are higher than normal. Athletes can take advantage of this to ensure they restock glycogen stores ready for the next session.

 

Ingesting a combination of HYDRO.365 and carbohydrate after exercise induces a higher plasma insulin concentration and optimises the environment for replenishing glycogen stores in muscle tissue and the liver.