Beachbody Performance System
Beachbody Performance is a NSF certified, balanced and complete supplement system of 5 products that combines performance-enhancing ingredients with plant-based nutrients that are scientifically shown to make a difference in energy, focus, stamina, strength, and recovery. Performance makes it possible to hit workouts harder and see results faster. Designed by Harvard-trained scientists and based on cutting-edge sports science, exercise physiology, and nutrition research, Beachbody Performance contains scientifically proven ergogenic (performance enhancing) ingredients and plant-based nutrients to help maximize exercise performance and recovery safely, effectively, and naturally. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
The Preworkout : Energize
Help ignite your energy and sharpen your focus by taking Energize before workouts. It’s specially formulated to help you push harder and last longer, because every ounce of extra energy means better results. Key ingredients include beta-alanine, low-dose caffeine from green tea, and plant-based quercetin scientifically shown to delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue, improve performance, and help you push with maximum intensity.BETA-ALANINE: It is an amino acid that makes carnosine, a substance in your muscles that buffers muscle acid buildup. This acid buildup contributes to muscle fatigue. By consuming beta-alanine, you produce more carnosine. By producing more carnosine, your muscles will last longer so you can push yourself harder. Numerous studies indicate that beta-alanine is especially effective at improving performance during intense exercise bouts, making it ideal for high intensity interval training (HIIT) and anaerobic training, which are a major component in many Beachbody programs.
LOW-DOSE CAFFEINE (from green tea): Caffeine is an accepted component of the training and competition arsenal for athletes throughout the world, with studies showing benefits to athletes ranging from recreational to elite, in a variety of settings, including running, cycling, and various team sports. This is because low-dose caffeine has been shown to be ergogenic, meaning it can help: enhance energy, improve reaction time, mental acuity and focus, and reduce fatigue. Studies point to it working via the central nervous system, delivering signals in your brain that give you both a mental and physical boost.
QUERCETIN: It is a phytonutrient that’s drawn attention lately for its ability to help improve exercise performance and recovery. It is believed to work by increasing the production of mitochondria —the “powerhouses” of our cells. Exercise studies by leading exercise physiology-nutrition laboratories have shown that quercetin helps improve performance and fi tness in healthy people. Research has shown it can also benefi t elite athletes, including ultramarathon runners and cyclists.
* Not all pre-workout drinks on the market are healthy! Please read my experience and review of other products.
The IntraWorkout: Hydrate
Water alone during exercise isn’t the most effective way to hydrate. The body fl ourishes with an optimal balance of carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water. This balance is known as the fl uid’s osmolality. Osmosis is a process by which a solvent (such as water) passes through a semipermeable membrane (such as your gut lining) from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, in order to equalize the concentrations. If your hydration source is hypertonic and filled with sugar, it is more concentrated than your blood, so it may absorb slowly or even dehydrate you. Most commonly known sports drinks are hypertonic due to high sugar content. A hypotonic hydration source is less concentrated and will therefore absorb faster into your blood. Hydrate is slightly hypotonic, assuring rapid fluid absorption and ushering its electrolyte content, while aiding the body’s fluid balance. When you exercise, you sweat—even if you don’t notice since it’s evaporating. And when you sweat, you lose water and electrolytes. In normal situations, we lose about half a gallon to a gallon of water per day. In highly active situations, we can lose in excess of 3 gallons. When used as recommended, Hydrate has been specifically formulated to account for your sweat losses during intense exercise, helping to improve exercise effectiveness and recovery.
The Postworkout: Recover
Consuming the right nutrients after a training session is the most effective way to help improve your recovery. Recover does this by providing the proper proteins and phytonutrients to help facilitate muscle recovery and repair while helping reduce the exercise-induced catabolic response (muscle breakdown). Its key ingredients are shown to help support muscle glycogen recovery while managing exercise-induced muscle soreness.
A PROPRIETARY BLEND OF PROTEINS: Consuming 20 grams of high-quality protein immediately following a workout has been shown to be key in enabling muscle recovery and repair. By providing 20 grams of fast-, intermediate-, and slow-release proteins (whey isolate, pea, and micellar casein protein, respectively), Recover assures you have a sustained supply of amino acids, the components of protein that serve as your body’s building blocks. In this blend, you’ll also fi nd the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which are unique among amino acids for helping to promote muscle synthesis. Recover contains them in the optimal ratio of 2:1:1 (leucine: isoleucine: valine).
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT : Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used by athletes of all levels to alleviate soreness, stiffness, and overall infl ammation from intense exercise or competition. Multiple studies show they are associated with negative side effects, including gastrointestinal discomfort. Phytonutrients with recovery properties, minus the downside, are now being investigated as more natural and effective recovery aids. In the exercise setting, the ellagitannin-rich pomegranate extract in Recover is shown to help reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness and improve strength recovery after intensive exercise, making it an important tool in your nutritional arsenal if you’re training on successive days—especially at the start of a program when you’re prone to soreness.
The Nighttime: Recharge
During sleep, your body is primed for recovery. Recharge is formulated to enhance this with nutrients specifi cally targeted to get the most out of your night. Key components in Recharge help to promote overnight muscle recovery and repair, and help combat exercise-induced muscle soreness.
MICELLAR CASEIN PROTEIN: Recharge contains micellar casein protein, an especially pure form of casein. It’s established that consuming 20 g of casein protein before bed improves overnight muscle recovery by stimulating protein synthesis (muscle building), and improves adaptation to exercise. As is the case with Recover, Recharge also contains an optimal ratio of BCAAs.
TART CHERRY: Anthocyanins are another phytonutrient being investigated as a natural recovery aid to combat exercise-induced infl ammation and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The anthocyanin-rich tart cherry extract in Recharge is shown to help reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness and improve recovery after intensive exercise, both in endurance and resistance-trained athletes.
Discounted Stack Options
Save even more with these supplements stacks. The most popular products stacked together at a big discount, so you can save money and get even better results!
Power up your performance and get a jump start on recovery with Energize and Recover. It includes two crucial formulas—Energize and Recover—to help give you more energy, sharpen your focus, improve your performance, and speed recovery. With this stack, you’ll be on your way to a better body in no time.*
Goals: Lose weight & Improving workout performance
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Advanced Performance Stack
Get that lean, toned body faster than you ever thought possible with Energy, Hydration, & Advanced Muscle Recovery for major body-shaping results. This stack includes 4 formulas so you can shatter your personal limits while helping you charge harder, last longer, perform better,
and recover sooner.*
Goals: Tone and Chiseled
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Ultimate Performance Stack
Unleash your most extreme body breakthrough with the all-in-one system that includes Energy, Hydration, Recover, Creatine, & Recharge, for truly epic muscle-building results. This stack gives you 5 performance supplements for incredible training intensity, strength, endurance, and recovery to help propel your physique to the next level.*
Goals: Build muscles & Improving workout performance
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Beachbody Performance Sampler
The Beachbody Performance Sampler Kit is the perfect way to try all 5 performance formulas before you buy the full-sized tubs. You’ll get one single-serve packet of each Beachbody Performance product: Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine. Experience the benefits, taste the delicious flavors, and see for yourself how much better your workouts can be!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should use Beachbody Performance products?
Users who like extreme workouts (e.g. P90X, INSANITY, and Body Beast), advanced exercisers or fitness enthusiasts (such as people who run marathons or do triathlons). These high quality supplements can aid in pushing past personal limits with better energy and muscle recovery for incredible results. Performance can also be helpful for beginners or those new to fitness, especially if soreness or lack of energy/motivation is an issue. The “weekend warrior” is another type of person who can benefit. These are people who generally only have time to play sports on the weekends when they are not working. They may play basketball, tennis, soccer, or other sports for several hours at a time.
Are the supplements Gluten-Free?
Although the supplements not made with gluten based ingredients, they are made in a manufacturing facility that also processes known allergens such as soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat (gluten) ingredients. While the manufacturing procedures follows strict, required FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which include immediate cleaning and breaking down of equipment after every production batch and proper air filtration systems as precautionary measures, the possibility of cross-contamination can never be 100% eliminated, therefore Beachbody is required by the FDA, to include a warning that addresses this. Individuals with gluten concerns should consult their doctor prior to consuming any supplement.
What does NSF Certified mean?
Supplements that carry the NSF Certified for Sport mark have undergone the rigorous standards established through the NSF Athletic Banned Substances Program. It minimizes the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances when taken at the recommended serving size.* Specifically, this certification verifies that:
- The product does not contain any of the 180+ substances banned by major athletic organizations.
- The contents of the supplements match what is displayed on the label.
- There are no unsafe levels of contaminants in the tested product.
- The product is manufactured in a facility audited by the NSF for both quality and safety.
*NSF has tested and certified that these products contain the identity and quantity of dietary ingredients declared on the product label, and that these products do not contain known banned substances. NSF certification, however, is limited to the specific serving size on the label, and consumption in excess of that serving size is not part of the certification.