Not a shake, but a refreshing drink
Nutrition Water is not a thick shake, but a refreshing water-based drink. Ideal to take before, during or after a demanding physical exercise or sporting performance. The drink is thirst-quenching and quickly absorbed in the body metabolism, this prevents a heavy, bloated feeling in the stomach.
Collagen as a protein, instead of whey
The hydrolyzed collagen peptides we use in Nutrition Water are a pre-digested protein. This means that the protein strands have already been taken apart and divided into directly absorbable amino acids. In other words, the peptides are completely absorbed by the body within 1-2 minutes. Thus, without the intervention of digestion, can be directly absorbed by the cell. The digestibility and therefore the digestibility of collagen protein is the highest of all proteins. The absorbability of, for example, the Whey protein is much lower. Collagen naturally contains less Branched Chained Amino Acids (BCAA). That is why we’ve added extra BCAA in the instant 2: 1: 1 formula. These too are directly absorbed by the cell.
Our hydrolyzed collagen peptides in combination with the extra added BCAA (fast-absorbing 2: 1: 1 formula) contain: 2080 mg leucine, 1050 mg isoleucine and 1230 mg valine. Combined this is about 4.4 grams of BCAA, with more than 2 grams of leucine.
Nutrition Water consists of pure collagen / hydrolyzate. Collagen / hydrolyzate consists of approximately 95% protein. 20 g of protein means approximately 19 g of collagen / hydrolizate.
Why carbohydrates are so important after a workout or training
Carbohydrates are extremely important for our energy supply. If you don’t take in enough carbohydrates, your body uses other energy sources such as fat or muscle protein. In addition, the carbohydrates in Nutrition Water do not consist of sugars, but are derived from corn.
The 16 grams of carbohydrates (equals one slice of brown bread) serve another purpose than just providing energy. They make Nutrition Water isotonic, which ensures that Nutrition Water is the most similar to our body fluids, so it is absorbed faster.
If you take carbohydrates after training, insulin is made. The insulin then ensures that glucose and other building blocks (amino acids) can end up in the muscles. Many athletes only want to get proteins after training. But if you only take in proteins after your workout or training, the glycogenic proteins metabolize into sugar. The body always gives priority to straightening the blood sugar level over repairing the muscles. The less glycogen, the more proteins will be broken down.
The isotonic character of Nutrition Water
Nutrition Water has an isotonic character. This means that 6 – 8% of the end product consists of carbohydrates. This ratio corresponds most closely to our bodily fluids and can therefore be absorbed quickly. When the amount of carbohydrates is higher than 6-8%, it takes longer to consume the drink and gives a bloated feeling in the stomach and intestines.
Free from allergens
Nutrition Water is free from allergens, such as gluten and milk components. Moreover, the collagen that we use is kosher and halal certified. This makes a safe drink for many people.
24 different vitamins and minerals
A healthy functioning body needs vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Water contains the following vitamins and minerals: vitamin A (33%*), vitamin D3 (33%*), vitamin E (33%*), vitamin K (33%*), vitamin C (833%*), thiamine (B1) (33%*), riboflavin (B2) (33%*), niacin (B3) (33%*), pyridoxine (B6) (33%*), folic acid (B11) (33%*), vitamin B12 (33%*), biotin (33%*), pantothenic acid (B5) (33%*), potassium (33%*), chloride (33%*), calcium (33%*), phosphorus (33%*), magnesium (138.6%*), iron (66%*), zinc (33%*), copper (33%*), manganese (33%*), selenium (33%*), and chromium (33%*).
Why we add salt
During exercise, you lose a lot of moisture and salts through perspiration. If this loss is not or not sufficiently supplemented, you may feel physically unwell and not in optimal shape. This is important before, during and after training, which is why we have produced Nutrition Water in such a way that it is pleasant, easy and effective to use at all times.
BCAAs are essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Essential amino acids are amino acids that are not produced by the body itself. The collagen protein naturally contains fewer BCAAs than, for example, whey protein. This is why we have added extra essential, and very quickly absorbable amino acids to Nutrition Water.