Nutra Bio Intra Blast is a complete intra work amino acid muscle support matrix designed to help athletes perform their best and optimize their training.
If you're putting yourself through intense training, intra blast by NutraBio is something you need to read about. In each scoop of Intra Blast you're getting a loaded recovery mix that features branch chain amino acids, essential amino acids, glutamine, 2g of betaine anhydrous, and support hydration.
The idea behind this product is to fuel your performance by sipping throughout each training session. Branch chain amino acids mixed with essential amino acids can help activate muscle protein synthesis, aid in muscle growth, boost power and strength, and accelerate your recovery. Intra Blast, which has intra in the name, is designed to be taken intra workout, but it can also be taken after with similar results.
Branch chain amino acids may be the most important part of the formula, which is why they're dosed at 7.2g. Branch chains can help with perceived muscle soreness and increase the rate of recovery (1). Essential amino acids can aid in muscular adaptation via protein turnover increases (2) which is why they're added to the formula by the NutraBio crew. Added glutamine is a nice touch to an otherwise complete formula. Glutamine can help with strength and power, as well as boosting plasma antioxidant capacity (3).
Electrolytes are necessary to speed up recovery, decrease muscle soreness, and decrease muscle contractions post exercise and although overlooked, are a primary piece of the Intra Blast formula.
Intra Blast Flavor Ranking:
- Sweet Tea - NutraBio did a great job with this flavor and ranks as a customer favorite. Don't be afraid to try it!
- Strawberry Lemon Bomb
- Orange Mango
- Grape Berry
- Tropical Fruit Punch
- Passion Fruit
- Dragon Fruit Candy
- New York Punch
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(1)Waldron M, Whelan K, Jeffries O, Burt D, Howe L, Patterson SD. The effects of acute branched-chain amino acid supplementation on recovery from a single bout of hypertrophy exercise in resistance-trained athletes. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Jun;42(6):630-636. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0569. Epub 2017 Jan 27. PMID: 28177706.
(2) Hirsch KR, Greenwalt CE, Saylor HE, Gould LM, Harrison CH, Brewer GJ, Blue MNM, Ferrando AA, Huffman KM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Ryan ED, Smith-Ryan AE. High-intensity interval training and essential amino acid supplementation: Effects on muscle characteristics and whole-body protein turnover. Physiol Rep. 2021 Jan;9(1):e14655. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14655. PMID: 33369879; PMCID: PMC7769174.
(3) Amirato GR, Borges JO, Marques DL, Santos JMB, Santos CAF, Andrade MS, Furtado GE, Rossi M, Luis LN, Zambonatto RF, Silva EBD, Poma SO, Almeida MM, Pelaquim RL, Santos-Oliveira LCD, Diniz VLS, Passos MEP, Levada-Pires AC, Gorjão R, Barros MP, Bachi ALL, Pithon-Curi TC. L-Glutamine Supplementation Enhances Strength and Power of Knee Muscles and Improves Glycemia Control and Plasma Redox Balance in Exercising Elderly Women. Nutrients. 2021 Mar 22;13(3):1025. doi: 10.3390/nu13031025. PMID: 33809996; PMCID: PMC8004646.