The Science Behind Fallout
Fallout is an advanced exercise recovery formula designed to provide COMPLETE recovery. Exercise causes your muscles to work hard, but your joints, tendons, and connective tissues are also being pushed. The soreness you feel is not only brought on only by your muscles but by all of your connective tissue as well. Fallout combines an advanced blend of muscle recovery, joint/connective tissue recovery, endurance, and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory ingredients to give you the most complete recovery powder available:
- Reduce Soreness – Fallout contains ingredients to reduce inflammation and buffer lactic acid, reducing soreness.
- Recover muscles, joints, tendons, and connective tissue – Fallout is the first formula of its kind to induce muscle recovery, joint recovery, and connective tissue recovery.
- Reduce inflammation – The combined forces of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Selenium inhibit inflammation to reduce soreness and improve recovery time.
- Increased muscular endurance – Fallout improves your muscular endurance by buffering lactic acid, maintaining fluid balance, and providing healthy fats and MCT’s.
How It Works
Fallout provides complete recovery by targeting four separate pathways:
- Muscle recovery
- Joint/connective tissue
Your muscles need specific ingredients in order to activate recovery and growth. Fallout uses a scientifically-proven blend to create a glutamine and BCAA recovery drink to give you the best muscle recovery possible.
As you train, you physically damage your muscles, causing your body the need to repair itself. The key to proper recovery is protein synthesis – your body uses amino acids (broken down from protein) to rebuild the damaged muscle. Although your body is able to break down amino acids from protein, supplementing extra branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) helps to act as a switch, informing your body to build muscle. Not only do these extra amino acids trigger a recovery, but they also minimize the damage done to the muscle during intense exercise while maintaining the same level of muscle-building signals. If that weren’t enough, a BCAAs for workouts are also an excellent source of energy for working muscles, allowing your body to work longer and harder.
The Fallout muscle recovery supplement uses the research-proven blend of 2:1:1 leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
Similar to branched-chain amino acids, glutamine is an amino acid necessary for muscle repair. Glutamine acts as a nitrogen shuttle and provides fuel to many different cells in the body. It is a semi-essential amino acid, meaning that under normal conditions, your body is able to produce its own glutamine. However, in times of oxidative stress (such as during exercise), the body is unable to produce enough glutamine to maintain nitrogen balance, causing muscle loss.
Supplementation of glutamine has been proven to dramatically reduce muscle damage and improve recovery times in training athletes. It also has some very positive immune system, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties making a glutamine amino acid supplement a good choice for those looking for something to boost more than just their exercise recovery.
Performance is the name of the game. Fallout is designed to enhance your workout performance by providing energy to the muscles, delaying muscle fatigue, and maintaining electrolyte balance.
During high-intensity exercise, the breakdown of ATP results in the creation of hydrogen ions (H+). As H+ accumulates, the pH drops and the muscle becomes increasingly acidic. This acidic environment slows the anaerobic energy process and eventually causes the muscle to stop contracting. It is this acidity that is responsible for the muscle soreness that you feel after intense exercise. Beta-Alanine combats this process by boosting the synthesis of carnosine. Carnosine maintains a stable pH level by soaking up hydrogen ions and decreasing the acidity of the muscle. By acting as an intracellular buffer, carnosine allows muscles to forcibly contract for much longer periods of time. Beta-Alanine will permit your muscles to perform at optimal strength and endurance levels for longer periods.
Electrolytes are the key to intracellular hydration. Water consumption typically provides extracellular hydration (outside the muscle) but electrolytes are necessary to draw water into the muscles. When cells absorb water and swell, the body is put into an anabolic state, promoting muscle gain and quick recovery. However, when intramuscular cells are dehydrated, the cells are in a catabolic state, causing a loss of muscle and inflammation.
All electrolytes work together to maintain fluid balance, particularly sodium, potassium, and chloride. Our Fallout recovery drink contains an optimal balance of electrolytes to ensure proper muscular hydration and prevent cramping.
MCT’s & Coconut Powder
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are fats that are very different from the Long Chain Triglycerides found in most fatty foods. Long-chain triglycerides must be digested with enzymes from the liver while medium chain triglycerides are passively absorbed by the intestinal tract into the bloodstream. This quick digestion makes them available to the body as a source of rapid energy similar to a carbohydrate. Consumption of MCT’s has also been shown to increase the rate of fat oxidation and diminish fat storage, helping to round out this post-workout supplement.
Joint & Connective Tissue Recovery
Muscle cells are surrounded and encased in a labyrinth of tissue that responds and recovers very differently than muscles. We couldn’t call Fallout a complete recovery formula unless we included ingredients to recover and repair joints and connective tissue. This is why we added a blend of ingredients scientifically proven to strengthen your tissues and joints that get beat down every time you work out, taking Fallout a step above your average muscle recovery supplement.
Glucosamine And Chondroitin
Much like BCAA’s are the building blocks of muscle, glucosamine is an amino sugar that the body uses to build cartilage. Chondroitin is a complex carbohydrate that helps cartilage retain water. Both are produced naturally by the body but in times of stress, the body is unable to produce enough to meet the demand. Supplementing glucosamine and chondroitin is effective not only at healing cartilage but also in keeping joints and tissues healthy, preventing injury in the first place.
Connective tissue is held in place primarily by sulfur bonds. MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, strengthens tissue bonds by delivering sulfur to the body in a usable way. It has a synergistic effect along with glucosamine and chondroitin to maintain tissue and strengthen joint structures.
Studies have shown that athletes produce more free radicals than the untrained individual, especially when concerning the endurance athlete. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. As free radicals form, they start a chain reaction, stealing electrons from the nearest stable molecule in an attempt to stabilize itself. In doing so, they are responsible for breaking down muscle tissue, causing cell death inside the muscle. This is secondary muscle damage beyond the stress inflicted by the workout and is the cause of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), accompanied by inflammation. Endurance exercise can increase oxygen utilization from 10 to 20 times over the resting state, greatly increasing the generation of free radicals and damaging muscles and other tissue. This oxidative damage and inflammation must be limited in order to recover effectively after a free radical-producing workout. The Fallout post-workout powder contains a blend of proven antioxidants shown to limit the damage of harmful free radicals and fight inflammation.
Vitamin C And Vitamin E
Vitamin C and Vitamin E play a synergistic role in fighting the effect of free radicals. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that donates a hydrogen atom, stopping the chain reaction of electron-stealing free radicals and preventing their spread. Vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant, is also able to donate an electron, stabilizing the hydroxyl radical. Vitamin C is also able to regenerate Vitamin E back to the active state, proving its important synergistic qualities. Not only do Vitamins C and E have an important role in post-workout recovery, they also exert a protective effect against exercise-induced muscle damage.
Selenium is an antioxidant powerhouse made up of glutamine, cysteine, and glycine. As a constituent of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, it prevents free radical formation by breaking peroxide into harmless water. Without this break in the pathway, peroxide can be converted to an initiator of free radicals. As such, selenium provides not only benefits for muscle recovery but also immune system support and vast disease protection.
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