Fuelling, Refuelling, Repair and Recovery
Fuelling, refuelling explained...How to use the products

Carbohydrates = Instant Fuel

All activities use fuel, which is measured in calories and often referred to as energy. Unfortunately many of us leave the house on a half-full tank or even less. In order to run effectively, it is important to make sure that our fuel tanks are properly filled. Our immediate fuel tanks are our muscles. The quick burning fuels our bodies use are carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, rice, vegetables, fruit and sugar. When we eat carbohydrates they are converted in the body and stored as muscle glycogen-this filling up the fuel tank.

DO: Drink a Formula 1  shake in place of a meal or can also be mixed with diluted fruit juice 30 minutes before exercise. This provides immediate fuel in the muscles (muscle glycogen). Or drink new Formula 1 Sport -  Milk protein, complex carbs, fibre vitamins and minerals. Includes L-Glutamine supports muscle growth and immune function. And complex carbs, fibre vitamins and minerals. Ideal meal for the 24 Hour Athlete.

Fat=Reserve Fuel
Fats in our food are stored in the long distance fuel tanks: our fat cells. We tap into these reserve fuel tanks when we participate in endurance events.
DO: Use Herbalife's full line of nutritional products including Formula 2 Vitamin –Mineral & Herbal tablets and Cell Activator  to ensure your giving your body optimal nutrition. Optimal nutrition sets Herbalife products apart from all the other programmes. And this approach to nutrition is based on the time-honoured principle of balance. By making use of three major technologies –good science, micronutrient supplementation and herbal science-many of Herbalife's products work synergistically with each other to help you increase the absorption of the nutrients in your food. In the process, this critical balance of nutrients and herbs helps to optimise your ability to digest food properly, further assuring that nutrition reaches the cellular level

Caffeine is well known for enhancing sporting performance.

DO: Use Lift Off Energy Drink -With an exclusive energy blend of taurine, guarana, caffeine, Liftoff™  fights fatigue. Popular just before the workout/match

And  Niteworks for improving athletic performance. That is getting oxygen to the muscle more quickly. Take 1-2 spoons in water. New study showing the benefits of L-Arginine and Antioxidants for sports

During training, competition and your workout, drink fluid at least every 5 minutes.
DO: Consume new Hydrate - during your workout and keep hydrated during the day. Calorie free hypotonic drinks helps promote fluid absorption, providing electrolytes and B Vitamins. Support energy metabolism with key B Vitamins( B1, B2,B12 pantothenic acid) and Vitamin C. Provides antioxidant protection to help protect the body against free radical damage and boost immunity during and after physical exercise.
DO: Use H3O Pro™ Isotonic Sports Drink  during your workout (when exercising for more than 30mins) to keep you hydrated whilst providing a supply of energy, electrolytes and antioxidants to help power an exceptional performance. However H3O Pro™ can also help you stay hydrated & energised before your workout.

DO: Use Thermojetics® Instant Herbal Beverage (contains caffeine) as often as desired or take Lift Off Energy Drink. Small doses of caffeine helps the body in exercise. Improves endurance and helps combat the tiredness associated with exercise.
DO: Use new Prolong during prolonged exercise. This unique isotonic drink combines dual sourced carbohydrates and when protein isolate to enhance sports performance. Enriched with Vitamin C an B vitamins(including niacin and pantothenic acid)

Keep in mind that our window of opportunity for maximum-potential glycogen replenishment occurs within the first 30 mins after exercise. This simply means that we have a 30 minute WINDOW when our fuel tanks-our muscles-are most receptive towards being refilled.

Protein = Repair
After exercise, we should also take in high quality protein. Every activity in life damages muscle cells; the more strenuous the activity or the exercise, the more damage that occurs. Adequate, high quality protein assists muscle cells in repairing themselves.

DO: Immediately after exercise drink a Formula 1 shake mixed up with fruit juice –start filling those fuel tanks! Continue refuelling  after exercise with carbohydrate foods. For muscle build drink Formula 1 mixed with a protein-rich beverage or food (milk or yoghurt). Add two scoops of Protein Supplement Powder  for extra protein benefits. And new Herbalife 24 Products:

DO: Use new Rebuild Endurance within 30 mins of exercise. Enhance glycogen replacement and muscle recovery after every workout. Enriched with L-Glutamine and L-Carnitine for post exercise high intensity aerobic exercise. The 3.5 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein(whey) is designed to replenish glycogen and rebuild muscle, reducing recovery times.

DO: Use new Rebuild Strength within 30 mins of exercise. High protein and carbohydrate recovery drink delivers amino acids to fatigued muscles post-anaerobic exercise.` Enhances muscle recovery by supporting the delivery of amino acids for muscle synthesis.


Research suggest that antioxidants nutrients assist in reducing recovery time by helping the body combat free –radical damage. Athletes create large amounts of free radicals in several ways. One way is by simply breathing in far more oxygen than a non-active person does. By minimising free–radical production, the athlete can potentially reduce the amount of recovery time needed between events. Reducing free –radical damage may:
1. speed up lactic acid removal mechanisms
2. reduce muscle-fibril degradation
3. increase glycogen resynthesis

The bottom line is that an athlete may feel less soreness, stiffness and fatigue. This may lead to more time for practice and playing the sport. A variety of antioxidants enhance the body’s recovery and regenerate each other to sustain the body’s antioxidant power.

DO: Take Herbalife's antioxidant products such as Hydrate. Also Rose Ox (immune system). The body has to perform optimally when in a state of good nutritional health. As active people, we must take a proactive approach toward our nutritional intake so that we have high quality fuel available and the energy necessary to sustain our desired levels of activity, exercise and competition.

DO: Take Herbalifeline, which provides abundant Omega –3 fatty acids that help support your heart and circulation.

Drink water with Herbal Aloe Drink for an acid or nervous stomach.

Remember, during warm-ups and after exercise has finished, it is vital to stretch and cool down to assist in the recovery and repairing process.

Herbalife's products can be used by those who simply go to the gym or by those who train and compete seriously. For all levels of active people, Herbalife can be used to fuel, refuel, repair and help with recovery.
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