Recovera - Improves Muscle Recovery

Patent-protected Recovera, the unique branded botanical extract of Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica), has specifically been developed with sports scientists for Sports Nutrition with a dedicated focus on muscle recovery. It is built on more than 10 years of research and development, including robust human clinical trials in collaboration with research institutes.

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Everyone is an athlete now.

The personal fitness movement has exploded in recent years as people have woken up to its wide range of benefits. More and more people are taking their fitness seriously, and now muscle recovery has become an important part of workout regiments and exercise routines.

Recovery is part of the workout.

Recovera improves muscle recovery in multiple ways. First it modulates insulin response and stimulates nutrient uptake in cells which helps the muscles regain energy in the form of blood sugar post-workout. It also boosts glycogen resynthesis which restores the muscles' ability to turn carbohydrates into energy during intervals of workout. These two properties together make Recovera a key supplement for the muscle recovery process. Taking Recovera alone or in combination with Leucine greatly impacts the insulin release and facilitates muscle uptake in cells.

Power plant Opuntia ficus-indica.

The botanical extract Recovera is gained from the most valuable actives in Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) in a patented process. A proprietary ratio of fruit skins and cladodes from controlled cultivation is used for extract preparation. The effects have been demonstrated in human clinical trials, making Recovera a proven ingredient in muscle recovery applications within the Sports Nutrition market.

Healthy muscles are well fed.

Recovera helps feed energy to the muscles and boosts recovery as it stimulates nutrient uptake in cells especially after workouts. It promotes glycogen resynthesis and supports the muscles to turn carbohydrates into energy between workouts.

Here’s what you need to know:

The botanical extracts retrieved from cladodes and fruit skins of Opuntia ficus-indica make Recovera a key ingredient of dietary supplements for recovering from exercise and workouts. It supports muscle function and recovery in a variety of ways:

  • Greatly boosts insulin production post-training
  • Facilitates nutrient uptake making muscle recovery more efficient
  • Speeds up glycogen resynthesis after workouts
  • Synergistically modulates insulin response post-training when taken with Leucine

Why Recovera?

  • Scientifically proven in three human clinical studies
  • Patented based on WO2009060024
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan possible
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Preservative-free
  • Made in Germany
  • ESSN awards: Best sports nutrition ingredient
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Scientific references

Van Proeyen K, Ramaekers M, Pischel I, Hespel P. Opuntia ficus-indica ingestion stimulates peripheral disposal of oral glucose before and after exercise in healthy men. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012, 284.

Pischel I, Van Proeyen K, Hespel P. Dose finding of OpunDiaTM for its effect on oral glucose tolerance and plasma insulin. Poster at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), June 22nd – 23rd, 2012, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA.

Deldique L, Van Proeyen K, Ramaekers M, Pischel I, Sievers H, Hespel P. Additive insulinogenic action of Opuntia ficus-indica cladode and fruit skin extract and leucine after exercise in healthy males. J Int Sports Nutr. 2013, 45.


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