Is Results and Recovery Formula Being Discontinued?
Are the rumors true? Is Beachbody’s Results and Recovery post-workout nutritional supplement being discontinued???
Alas, it’s true. The delicious orange recovery drink we have known and loved for years will soon be no more. But, I have excellent news, so keep reading.
Why is Results and Recovery Formula Being Discontinued?
One of the benefits of Beachbody being on the leading edge of science is their continuing effort to offer the best products available. And, scientific research results in changes, especially in the nutritional supplement industry. It isn’t unusual for a new scientific study to come out that totally reverses a former finding. But, most of the time, it’s just consistent progress that results in the choice to take a different approach.
I’m just glad that Beachbody doesn’t hold tight to their old ways and put all of us coaches out of business! I also deeply appreciate their transparency when it comes to honestly explaining their reason for making a change. Their decision to phase out P90X Results and Recovery Formula was based on several factors.
REASON #1—The stance on carbohydrate-to-protein ratios has changed. When it first came out, Results and Recovery Formula was on the cutting edge of post workout recovery drinks. At the time, Drs. John Ivy and Robert Portman—authors of Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition— recommended a four-to-one carbohydrate-to-protein ratio to hydrate, replenish glycogen (your muscles’ main source of fuel), and boost muscle repair and growth. But, in the last decade, research found that adequate protein intake should take priority over the restoration of glycogen.
REASON #2—When Results and Recovery Formula was created, Beachbody’s main workouts were P90X and Insanity. Both of these programs were longer and had people burning through a lot more glycogen than today’s shorter programs (like Hammer and Chisel or 21 Day Fix Extreme).
So evolution was necessary. And, it happened.
Why Do We Even Need a Post Workout Supplement?
If you have any question in your mind about the benefits of nutritional supplements, check this out—Why We Need to Take Nutritional Supplements
Here’s the way I look at it—sure, you could build a house without using a single power tool. But, why the heck would you??? Nutritional supplements are power tools for our bodies during a fitness or weight loss journey. I’ve come to appreciate their value to my body so much that they are just a part of my daily routine.
What Should I Use Instead the Results & Recovery Post Workout Supplement?
So Beachbody didn’t just discontinue and run. They invested time and money in developing a better replacement for Results & Recovery. I wan’t immediately sold on their new Performance Line, because I have to research and experiment myself before I buy into something. I did and I’m sold. The Performance supplements are AWESOME.
There are five—Energize (pre workout), Hydrate (during workout), Recover (post workout), Recharge (during sleep), and Creatine (to build muscle). I use all but the creatine regularly. (I highly suggest you click on each of these links to learn more about each of these supplements.)
So, keeping focused on a plan supplement action to use instead of Results & Recovery, here’s what I recommend:
- Drink Performance Hydrate DURING your workout to help with glycogen levels.
- Drink Performance Recover afterwards. If you feel like you need a bit more carbs than Performance Recovery offers, you can make a citrus cocktail by mixing Hydrate and Recover together. This is even better than the Results and Recovery Formula because it allows you to mix them at the optimum carb-to-protein ratio for YOU.
Performance’s Recover supplement delivers more protein (20 grams) and less carbs (10 grams) to help repair muscles and jumpstart the replenishment of glycogen. In addition, according to the latest science and sports performance trends, it also does the following:
- Reduces exercise-induced soreness
- Does not contain any banned substances earning it the Informed-Sport Certified stamp of approval (definitely read this post…this is BIG!)
A quick note about taste—that was one of the best things about Results and Recovery. No surprise considering the amount of sugar it contained. Knowing this, Beachbody had their R&D team come up with an orange Recover flavor—in addition to chocolate.
In this post, I give you some tips on how to get the best pricing on the Performance supplements—Performance Line Pricing. (Prices change so if you want to make sure you have the most current pricing, shoot me a message.)
If you’re feeling even the slightest bit confused about what supplements would be best for you based on a specific workout you’re doing, by all means, message me and I’ll make sure you’re on track.
If you’d like to try a sample of Energize and Hydrate, click below to request one: