Staying hydrated during a workout is extremely important for function & performance, Drinking water is the best way to ensure you stay hydrated in the gym or on the track.

Losing as little as 2% of your body's water weight will impair your ability to perform during exercise, it has been proven that a 2% drop in water weight can reduce reps, cause a significant drop in performance and lead to higher ratings of perceived exertion.

All which is avoidable by ensuring you stay hydrated during a training session.

However, Can you maximize your performance by adding supplements to your water during a workout?

While drinking water is a great way to stay hydrated, sports scientists began to question whether adding different types and concentrations of carbohydrates and BCAA's to water would alter the athletes' performance and they examined how they were metabolized and used by the human body.

The results showed that adding carbohydrates and BCAA's to water proved more effective than water alone and significantly increased performance, endurance and recovery.

What can be used in an Intra workout drink to get the most benefits?

An Intra workout supplement is a supplement you take during your workout to help aid muscular endurance, reduces fatigue, replenish essential nutrients, muscle protein synthesis (increase muscle mass) and increased muscle recovery.

BCAAs are the most sought after intra-workout as these essential amino acids both build and repair muscle & while they stimulate protein synthesis they also support your body by reducing the rate of protein breakdown.

Exercise causes your body to increase blood flow to working muscles by up to 500%, boosting amino-acid delivery to skeletal muscle by 650%.

At the same time, cellular sensitivity is increased, enabling your muscles to increase the rate of absorption of substrates and fuel. There's no other time of the day when your body is so primed for nutrient absorption.

Carbohydrates during a workout can be extremely beneficial in the form of Cyclic Dextrin (NXT Nuclear Glyco PWR).

All serious athletes know the importance of carbohydrates however they are the one nutrient that the majority of athletes seem to be confused over.

Eat the wrong kinds at the wrong time, and they can ruin your performance and the way you feel. But consume them in the right manner, and they can skyrocket your performance and recovery.

They are a primary fuel source, are needed to replace muscle glycogen, and are essential for optimal performance. When cyclic dextrin is ingested, they behave in various ways that are beneficial to exercise performance and bodybuilding.

Conclusion

Intra workout supplementation in the form of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) & Carbohydrates (Cyclic Dextrin) are now very well established and are regarded as one of the most beneficial and effective supplements in the sports nutrition industry.

If you are looking to pack on muscle mass, increase energy naturally and speed up your recovery we strongly suggest incorporating BCAA’s & Cyclic Dextrin into your routine.

Below are just some of the high-quality NXT Nutrition Intra workout supplements I use to optimize my performance and recovery during a workout and highly recommend them.

NXT Nuclear Glyco PWR

A powerful & superior intra-workout source of carbohydrates, Nuclear Glyco PWR delivers 27 grams of Cyclic Dextrin per serving, ramping up your performance and recovery between sessions.

Nuclear Glyco PWR also includes a small amount of fructose to top up glycogen levels in addition to an intelligently crafted electrolyte blend to combat dehydration and prolong maximum performance when training.

NXT BCAA, Glutamine & Vitamin D

A powerful combination of 5 grams BCAAs, 5 grams of Glutamine, and 1000IU of Vitamin D3 per serving.

Assists muscle protein synthesis, enhances recovery, and promotes gut health and hormonal development.

NXT Amino Fuel

A powerful BCAA-based intra-workout formula designed to enhance endurance, prolong intensity and increase strength & explosiveness during training sessions.

Fortified with beta-alanine, Vitamin D3 and Citrulline Malate, Amino Fuel works to buffer lactic acid during training, rid the body of toxins, and preserve muscle tissue from wastage in addition to improving gut health.

NXT Nuclear MPS

The most advanced Essential Amino Acid (EAA) product available: Nuclear MPS combines EAAs in high dosages along with a vitamin & mineral blend for maximum uptake directly to muscle cells.

Helps boost muscle protein synthesis, assists in recovery from exercise, and helps facilitate tissue repair.

NXT Conveniance Amino Fuel - No time? No problem!

Amino Fuel is the world’s first 1000ml intra-workout drink. No need to add powder to giant shaker bottles anymore - simply grab a bottle of Amino Fuel and hit the gym!

Fortified with 8grams of BCAAs & 2grams of Citrulline Malate per serving, Amino Fuel enhances recovery time between sets, halts catabolism, and increases strength & endurance.