Now I am faster, I look forward to some good races this year.
Paul Kimugul
Kenyan, Marathon Runner

Quick and complete recovery is important after every training session, and RECOVER Amino Power does that for me.
Michellie Jones
Ironman World Champion, 2006

Hydra C5 is the only long distance fuel for races and long training.
SHAUN MILLER
Triathlete

DETAILED TRAINING PROTOCOL

3 CRUCIAL ELEMENTS FOR ENDURANCE
water [hydration]     calories [fuel]     electrolytes [sodium]

Athletes using CarboPro products have successfully competed in the Olympics and other world class events. Our products do not contain any substance banned or declared illegal by IOC, USOC, or any other Athletic or Medical Committee or Federation. Also, our products do not contain any ingredients processed from the glands or blood-plasma of bovine or any other animals. CarboPro products do not contain any ingredient, which may show any side effects or will appear positive for illegal or banned drugs in any blood or urine test.

The presence of substances in dietary supplements that are banned by various athletic organizations around the world has become an increasing concern for athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been at the forefront of preventing doping in athletics in general with specific attention to the Olympics. WADA publishes an annual list of prohibited substances. We have reviewed this list, and based on the 2009 Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping Code, CarboPro, does not handle any of the compounds on this list at our facilities where we manufacture tablets, capsules and powders.

THE POWER OF SYNERGY IN OUR PRODUCTS
Each nutrient in each product has impressive qualities. However, when put together, in precise amounts based on their Optimal Clinical Nutritional Value, single nutrients and compounds exponentially enhance each other's benefits. Nutrients interact and act simultaneously through multiple biological pathways and cellular mechanisms, and in the process each product becomes truly greater than the sum of its parts. Also, products in the line complement each other to increase energy, recovery, strength, power and endurance. Each product is "BEST" in category.

COMPARISON
There are products in the market which contain one or two ingredients at most, and yet make tall claims to provide energy, endurance, recovery, buffer lactic acid, and provide anti-oxidants, etc., and much more. However, in contrast, you will see the choice of variety, quantity, and quality of ingredients, and above all the best value in each CarboPro product. METASALT (best Salt capsule); INTERPHASE(best protein powder); CarboPro1200(best energy sports drink / Gel); MOTIVATOR(best mental energy capsule);RECOVERY Amino Power (best recovery product); VO2Max ENDURANCE(best ergogenic aid/lactic acid buffering, metabolic cleanser).

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED PER HOUR OF ACTIVITY
WATER: at least 20 oz. / 600 mL – adjust according to weather and solids consumed.
CALORIES: at least 2 calories per pound of body weight. Use water-soluble complex carbs, and eat solids only if necessary.
SODIUM: at least 300 mg, and up to 1,500 mg (1.5 grams) of sodium if the conditions are hot and humid.
(stay away from FIZZ tablets and sodium bicarbonates).

With the right combination of our products and optimal amount of water, you can reach peak levels of performance to enjoy any endurance activity under the sun.

WATER, calories (fuel) and electrolytes (primarily sodium) are extremely important for endurance events. Drink the amount of water you habitually drink during training (16 oz. to 32 oz. per hour). You need more water if it is hot and humid and much more if you are consuming solid foods (bars, blocs, jelly beans, etc.).Always try to maintain both intra-cellular and extra-cellular hydration. Optimal hydration helps in maintaining a hypotonic solution in the guts. Dehydration followed by muscle cramps and heat fatigue is caused by the accumulation of a solution of simple sugars, a hypertonic solution, in the guts. A hypertonic solution is created by too much fructose, and sucrose (dehydrated cane sugar), in sports drinks. These drinks may work for activities of shorter durations, but may not work as well for long distance events.

Getting the required amount of CALORIES PER HOUR is extremely important.Each hour, on an average, during swim, bike, or run,you expend at least 5 calories per pound of body weight. However,you cannot handle/digest more than 2.0 calories per pound of body weight, per hour. It becomes more difficult you have to do it continuously, hour after hour, for several hours. Therefore a 150 lb. athlete can optimally handle about 300 calories per hour. These calories should come from an easily digestible source such as complex carbs. Solid foods are not only difficult to digest, but also demand that extra amount of precious moisture. Appropriate amount of CARBO-PRO (One scoop = One ounce = 100 calories) mixed in the required amount of water is a perfect source of calories, it is easy to carry, digest and assimilate.

CARBO-PRO is neutral – has no flavor. Therefore, for flavor, if you are mixing CARBO-PRO in any other sports drink – calculate the total calories you are getting from the mix. The total should be around 300 calories per hour, if you can handle more than this during training then do so – if not be very careful – what you are getting from the other sports drink could be too sweet – too much simple sugar – and more calories than you can handle for several hours, continuously – also you have to look at the amount of sodium you are getting from the other drink; is it enough. Please look into it.


OR you may use HYDRA C5, in Lime-Lemon or Wild Berry flavor, which is a balanced solution of FIVE different forms of easily digestible and highly absorbable carbohydrates. Which means HYDRA C5 contains FIVE different kinds of substrates (a substrate is a substance acted upon by a digestive enzyme).A solution with more substrates stimulates the activation of more transport mechanisms in the intestinal lumen, than solutions with less substrates. Therefore, in the process more carbohydrates are transported out of the small intestine (absorbed into the blood). This process in turn enhances a greater absorption rate of water (optimized hydration) into the blood stream (through osmosis). Thus, the higher activation rate of transport mechanisms by the FIVE different types of carbs in HYDRA C5, in addition to the increased function of osmosis, facilitates faster energy release and increased hydration: great for performance.

YES, THERE ARE 600 EASILY ABSORBABLE CALORIES IN A POUCH OF HYDRA C5.
One Pouch of HYDRA C5 = 4 bottles of other sports drinks or 6 gels
Each 165 gm / 3.5 Oz. pouch has THREE 55 gm servings, each worth 200 calories
Each serving provides 200 calories of pure energy
from 50 grams of carbs per serving
Each serving contains:
5 grams of Ribose
5 grams of Trehalose
5 grams of Dextrose
5 grams of Cluster Dextrin
and 30 grams of CARBO-PRO

and 150 mg Sodium and 100 mg Potassium, as electrolytes and the 3 Patented and Novel ingredients:
Sustamine, Betaine, and CarnoSyn

At 150 lbs @ 300 calories per hour of training or racing you have TWO hours worth of pure calories in a POUCH of HYDRA C5.
Empty a POUCH of HYDRA C5 in a JUG and then Pour the required amount of water 32 oz. or 48 oz. and fill it in 2 or 3 Water Bottles and go and workout. Good for a Century Ride, or a long training run. During the Race – each POUCH will last for at least 2 to 3 hours, on the BIKE or the MARATHON. You can use as much as you need for a training session and refrigerate the remaining for the next session. You may even dilute it by adding it in water and using it as required. Always drink the amount of water you normally drink per hour of exercise activity.

ELECTROLYTE replacement, particularly Sodium replacement is a must during long training or racing. Therefore the sodium in most sports drinks. Sweat contains between 2.25 to 3.5 grams of salt per liter. And under hot conditions you can easily sweat ONE liter per hour. So for example, during a 5 hour race you could possibly lose approximately 11 to 17.5 grams of salt. So replacing water without the appropriate amount of salt can result in sodium imbalance, causing cramps, heat fatigue and in worst cases can lead to hyponatremia.

Unfortunately almost all leading sports drinks also contain the harmful simple sugars which are used to disguise the salty taste. For instance a leading sports drink contains 140 mg of sodium per 8 fl. oz. serving. Say you need 600 mg of sodium per hour, then you have to consume 44 fl. oz. of that product which will also provide 76 oz. of sugar, which as we have seen will definitely cause the build-up of a hypertonic solution in the guts.

Therefore the need to manage sodium intake. Optimum intake of sodium can vary from 300 mg per hour to 1 gram per hour, or even more in some cases, based on sweat production and sweat sodium concentration. Two capsules of META SALT contain 330 mg of SODIUM, {from 750 mg of salt (NaCl), and 80mg of Tri Sodium Phosphate}, along with the other three macro-minerals (K, Mg, &Ca) in the form of organic Krebs Cycle Minerals. It makes it easier to control sodium intake without the excess sugar provided by sports drinks and gels. Na, K, Mg, &Ca, complement each other for regular heart rhythm, transmission of nerve impulses, energy production and muscular contraction. METASALT is more than just a salt capsule – its an advanced ELECTROLYTE complex in a capsule, plus it also provides Selenium and OptiZinc, two very potent and effective anti-oxidants.

BEWARE OF FIZZ! The body sweats to control your core temperature. You lose a liter of sweat and 1- 2 grams of salt each hour of an endurance event. MetaSalt has been specifically formulated to maintain optimal sodium intake required for proper muscle function and adequate hydration. Therefore MetaSalt has been specifically formulated for use in endurance events, and therefore does not contain any Carbonates of Sodium or Carbonates of other electrolytes. Excessive and continuous use of Carbonates, especially during intense activity, may cause a range of gastrointestinal ailments, and may lead to other metabolic imbalances. CARBONATES are good only in ANTACID tablets, not in an endurance athlete's drink.

META SALT is safe and gentle on the stomach as it also contains standardized extracts of DGL Licorice, Peppermint and Ginger, which together help in toning and conditioning the GI.

The combination of CARBO-PRO and METASALT will help maintain a hypotonic solution during training and racing and also help with sustained energy, day to day recovery and endurance. In HOT CONDITIONS – you may take as much as FOUR to SIX capsules per hour of training or racing, and it can only help!

CARBO-PRO does not have any electrolytes in it. It is just pure calories. Therefore you have to consume METASALT for electrolytes. CarboPro 1200 has 150 mg of Sodium and 100 mg of Potassium. This amount of Sodium and Potassium is good enough for training or racing in normal conditions. However, if its hot and you are sweating a lot, then you need to consume the required amount of METASALT to offset the sodium imbalance which may occur.

With VO2 Max(beat the burn and keep the legs strong) better than any product in its category and RECOVERY Amino Power (RAP) (day to day recovery), along with CARBO-PRO and METASALT will complement each other and help with increased endurance and also enhance the day to day recovery process, which is crucial for any distance competition. MOTIVATOR will help in keeping the mental energy and muscular coordination at higher levels during long distance training and racing. But first let us figure out your daily carbs and protein requirement.

YOUR MUSCLE-GLYCOGEN TANK:
A 150 lb athlete can carry an optimal load of about 450 grams of muscle glycogen (carried in the muscles); and about 120 grams of liver glycogen (carried in the liver). Liver glycogen is reserve fuel, used only if nothing else is available. Muscle glycogen is ready fuel and 450 grams, @ 4calories per gram, will provide a total of 2,200 calories, which will last for about 2 to 3 hours max, before the muscle glycogen tank goes totally empty. When this happens your body may dip in to your body fat storage, or worse start burning your muscle mass for energy. COMPLEX CARBS (CARBO-PRO) are the most efficient fuel source. When your muscle is fully loaded with glycogen (derived from carbs consumed in regular food and CARBO-PRO) you are good to go for 2 to 3 hours. However in long-distance events you have to continuously consume your calories as suggested above. DO NOT LET YOUR MUSCLE GLYCOGEN TANK GO EMPTY! Training on empty is detrimental to both psychological and physiological well-being.

Your PROTEIN REQUIREMENT:
For your training regimen, and body weight 150 lb = 68 kgs) on an average you need approximately 1.25 to 1.5 grams of Protein per kilo of body weight, per day of training; at least about 85 to100 grams of protein per day. You should get this amount of Protein in several sittings, at the rate 35 grams per sitting. It's a more effective way of handling protein consumption and maintaining nitrogen balance. Use INTERPHASE Hypertrophy Matrix to get at least 35 grams of high quality protein, at least once a day.

SUGGESTED USE OF PRODUCTS:


CARBO-PRO:
for immediate and sustained energy
Complex carbohydrate - PERFECT FUEL - replenishes muscle glycogen. Use before, during, and after training for energy, endurance and recovery. Also perfect for Carbo-loading.

1 heaping Scoop (One ounce or 28 grams) of CARBO-PRO= 100 calories
PER HOUR: About 2 to 3 scoops (200 to 300 calories) of CARBO-PRO mixed in cold fluid

DURING TRAINING - USE ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO METHODS:
  1. BEFORE AND AFTER WORKOUT METHOD.
    TOTAL DOSAGE = Number of SCOOPS you need per day (based on total hours of training).
    TAKE 50% OF TOTAL DOSAGE BEFORE ACTIVITY AND THE REMAINING 50% DOSAGE AFTER ACTIVITY.

    CONCENTRATION OF SOLUTION: You may mix up to 2 to 3 scoops (2 oz. to 3 oz.) of CARBO-PRO in 12 – 16 oz. of cold fluid (water, juice, milk, etc.) and drink before and after a training session to maintain optimal muscle glycogen levels.
  2. DURING WORKOUT METHOD: Based on your calculations of TOTAL DOSAGE – mix ONE SCOOP in 10-12 oz of fluid (around 10% solution) in several bottles. CONCENTRATED FORM: Or, based on TOTAL DOSAGE, mix a concentrated solution up to TEN (10) scoops = 10 oz. of CARBO-PRO in 20 oz. of water to get the required calories per hour. Carry enough water to get your required amount of water per hour – which is at least 20 oz. per hour – may be more depending on your physiology and the current weather conditions.

After the exercise activity mix the remaining portion of TOTAL DOSAGE of CARBO-PRO in 10 –12 oz. of water or juice and drink it within the first hour of completing the training session to enable quick recovery.
REMEMBER! COLDER THE SOLUTION – QUICKER THE ABSORPTION!

CARBO-LOADING with CARBO-PRO: Carbs are also a great source of water. Therefore to maintain hydration - load carbs in the four days before competition. After digestion, carbs are converted to glycogen, and stored in your muscles and liver for use as fuel. But in order to store each gram of glycogen, the body also has to store 2.7 grams of water. Its simply great for endurance athletes. Carbo-loading can double your glycogen store. In a 150 lb athlete, total stored glycogen increases from about 400 grams to about 800 grams. The extra glycogen pulls in 400 x 2.7 grams of extra water (36 oz), more than two pints. Then the metabolism of glycogen during activity forms another 0.6 grams of water per gram of glycogen used for energy. So using the extra 400 grams you have loaded, yields a further 10 oz of water. That yields a total of 46 oz of extra water, making carbo-loading as important to fluid status as it is to glycogen status. Start carbo-loading in the four days before competition: Each day use Two scoops (2 oz) in 12-16 oz. of water in the morning and two scoops in the evening. PRACTICE THIS DURING TRAINING FOR EXPERIENCE!

DURING THE RACE: Try the FREY-HUDDLE Method -
Roch Frey and Paul Huddle of www.multisports.com in 1998, came up with a great method to address the problem of calories as well as maintain hydration. The method is to mix the calculated amount of CARBO-PRO (@250 calories per hour) in water in a bottle or two to make a thick gel - powerful FUEL. Remember this is only FUEL, you have to drink enough water after each gulp of the GEL to keep hydrated. Therefore drink enough water after each gulp of the mix. DRINK AT LEAST 10 OZ OF WATER FOR EACH OZ OF CARBO-PRO IN THE MIX. Or use the HYDRA C5.

HYDRA C5: Every Drop is Loaded!
(HYDRA C5 has 600 calories to go in a pouch to go in the required amount of water in a bottle with CARBO-PRO, Ribose, Trehalose, Cluster Dextrin & Dextrose with Sodium & Potassium)

Under normal weather conditions, the amount of Sodium (150 mg) and Potassium (100 mg), in each serving, may prove to be sufficient. However, if it is hot and you will be sweating profusely, then it would be better to consume the required amount of MetaSalt capsules, per hour.

MetaSalt(Thermolyte): for heat fatigue and muscle cramps
2 capsules of MetaSalt provide 330 mg of Sodium (750 mg of Salt - Sodium Chloride + 80mg of Trisodium Phosphate + Sodium R-Lipoate), balanced with Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium in a proprietary blend of high performance Krebs Cycle mineral complex supplied in equal amounts as mineral citrates, aspartates, succinates, malates, fumarates and alpha-ketoglutarates. Its designed to prevent HYPONATREMIA, minimize muscle cramps or heat prostration due to excessive perspiration. Sodium imbalance usually occurs during long or ultra-distance events in the heat, but may also be seen in events as short as 3 to 4 hours. Sodium imbalance may either occur due to excessive water intake, or due to excessive sweat production and sweat sodium concentration.

Suggested Use: During training take 2 capsules per hour with 8 to 10 oz of water. In extreme conditions take 4 to 6 capsules per hour with appropriate amount of water.

VO2 Max Endurance: to BEAT the BURN, for Power, Strength and Endurance
CS2Cordyceps, Rhodiola, vitamins, minerals, phosphates, electrolytes, and amino acid complex. Enhances cellular metabolism, optimizes the ATP/CP, Lactic, and Oxidative Systems (over 12% increase in oxygen availability), BEATS THE BURN reduces ammonia burden, and cleanses metabolic wastes to continue exercise activity, to increase endurance and help with quick recovery.

  1. For hard/fast/tempo workouts at high intensity at or above Heart Rate Zone 4, take 5 capsules at least 30 minutes before activity
  2. For endurance or recovery training take 5 capsules at least 30 minutes before activity. THIS WILL HELP CLEANSE DAY TO DAY AMMONIA BUILD UP, AND OTHER METABOLIC WASTES - HELPING RECOVERY.

5 capsules OF VO2 MAX + 2 CAPSULES OF MOTIVATOR = ROCKET FUEL

RECOVERY Amino Power (RAP)(Amino Acids are building blocks of Protein)
Full Spectrum Essential Amino Acid Complex with BCAAs, Glutamine-AKG, Arginine AKG; Arginine-Ketoisocaproate& OKG Pharmaceutical grade Amino-Acid complex - with essential, non-essential and branched chain amino acids which maintain nitrogen balance and enhance the body's natural recovery process. Prevents lean muscle breakdown, maintains an anabolic condition during exercise and accelerates post exercise recovery. Increases stamina and power, reduces ammonia build-up and delays physical and mental fatigue.

On workout days take 12 (TWELVE) capsules per day split into (4:4:4) dosage: 4 capsules before workout; 4 capsules after workout; 4 capsules immediately before going to bed at night. A perfect combination of anabolic and anti-catabolic nutrients to enhance the process of day to day recovery, and maintain and increase muscle growth.

INTERPHASE Hypertrophy Matrix
Protein Powder for Recovery and Muscle Maintenance
A bio-engineered strategic sport food, clinically designed to meet the highest metabolic demands of endurance athletes, can be used anytime: before, during and immediately following periods of extreme physical stress. 34 grams of excellent Protein (enzymatic digests of whey and egg, and casein, and amino-acids) per 50 gm serving, balanced with complex carbs, co-factors, co-enzymes, and other nutrients, that enable fast muscle gains and quick recovery. The perfect food for maximizing anabolic drive.

TO MAXIMIZE ANABOLIC DRIVE: TRAIN TWICE A DAY AND SLEEP AFTER EACH TRAINING SESSION - TAKE INTERPHASE Recovery Matrix AND RECOVER Amino Power, AS SUGGESTED, BEFORE EACH TRAINING AND SLEEP PERIOD.

INTERPHASE Hypertrophy Matrix can be used as a powerized "energy" shake before exercise, or as a "recov6ery", or "maintenance" shake after exercise. MIXES EASILY ... ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS: Add TWO (2) scoops (inside container) 50 gms of INTERPHASE into a large glass. Add 8 to 10 floz of very cold water, skim or low-fat milk. Stir well and enjoy. For a thicker and more nutritious shake, in a blender, add INTERPHASE, mix water or milk, add fruit (banana, berries, apple, etc.), add some ice, and mix in blender for 30 seconds.

MOTIVATOR: Mental Energy Formula
Motivator is a new energy formula with CAFFEINE from Guarana seed extract and is better than MONSTER, COKE, or REDBULL during a Race. It can enhance mental and physical performance. It contains a scientific blend of energizing herbs plus neurotransmitter precursors. It can be used to "perk up" before exercise, or "fire up" during exercise, or take it as a pick me up" anytime for an increased sense of alertness.

It delays fatigue by improving mental and muscle power through the synergy of choice natural ingredients such as Gingko Biloba; L-Tyrosine; DMAE (precursor to Choline a B Vitamin); Other Vitamins and Caffeine from Guarana. It contains 66 mg of caffeine per capsule as an extract of Guarana seeds which is released slowly – over as much as four hours – so the energy boost that is experienced continues for hours. Has been successfully used by triathletes, runners, and adventure racers.

Take TWO capsules of MOTIVATOR before a training session.

CARBO PRO products have been designed to provide almost everything the athlete needs as fuel and building materials. Our safe and efficacious products provide a perfect balance of highly effective bio-active pharmaceutical grade ingredients, each ingredient at its Optimal Clinical Nutrition Value, in an efficient delivery system. Supplements work synergistically to complement each other increasing energy, endurance and recovery, in order to maintain optimum performance during training and competition.