INTRA-MD is a specially-formulated intra-workout that combines the benefits of Essential Amino Acids with simple carbohydrates. INTRA-MD gives you a better way to recover from those intense training sessions. No longer do you have to feel sore and in an ocean of pain after your workouts, making you ask yourself, "Did I train hard enough?" Formulated by respected bodybuilding trainer John Meadows, INTRA-MD knocks down those barriers. Pick up your container of INTRA-MD today at Planetary Nutrition!
The long wait is finally over. Bodybuilding’s most well-respected coach John Meadows has teamed up with Prime Nutrition to help create Intra MD
The most crucial aspect in the design of Intra-MD was to try and eliminate muscle soreness that we feel through intense exercise. Each serving of Intra MD includes 30g of Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin and a profile of over 12g of amino acids formulated by John Meadows.
"Essential” because they have to be obtained from the diet, EAAs are critical to recover from, and ultimately grow from the most intense workouts. Among the BCAAs is the amino acid leucine, a key activator or mTOR and master-controller for muscle protein synthesis. It is leucine uptake into muscle cells that flips the switch for protein synthesis and muscle building to ON (1-3). In addition to serving as raw materials to crank out new proteins for muscle growth and repair, EAAs increase amino acid transporter levels in cell membranes, (4) providing a potent anabolic punch.
BRANCH CYCLIC DEXTRIN
The problem: simple carbs. Spiking insulin with simple carbs is old technology. Although dextrose/simple carbs look good on paper, the human body is a finely tuned machine. Nutrient density is sensed in the small intestine by special types of receptors called “osmoreceptors”, which sense the concentration of stomach contents as they exit the stomach, controlling the rate of gastric emptying. This is precisely the problem with dextrose and other simple sugars: In spite of warp-speed absorption in the small intestine, simple sugars have an extremely high osmolality, triggering osmoreceptors to slow gastric emptying into the small intestine, where carbs are actually absorbed. Worse, in the context of a peri-workout nutrition shake, you aren’t only delaying the delivery of carbs; amino acid delivery will also be delayed. Use too many of the wrong type of carbs, and you might as well be gnawing on a steak during your workout.
Fortunately, there is a way to “trick” the stomach into releasing large amounts of carbohydrate into the small intestine for rapid absorption. When glucose molecules are linked together to form high molecular weight polymers, one molecule can consist of hundreds to thousands of individual glucose molecules linked together. These high molecular weight polymers have a much lower osmolality in solution tricking those pesky osmoreceptors to allow these branched cyclic dextrins to exit the stomach at warp-speed for absorption in the small intestine. This provides a rapid, but sustained increase in blood sugar and insulin to fuel the most grueling workouts (5, 6).
Ever notice that when you are really growing, your muscles are full and pumped all of the time? This is not a coincidence; a full muscle is an anabolic muscle and muscle growth is driven by cell volume. This is where electrolytes come in; by promoting cell volumization, electrolytes drive amino acid (leucine) uptake into the cell (7), turning on protein synthesis(8, 9) to pack on new muscle, while also suppressing protein breakdown (10, 11).
Citrulline Malate is a non-essential amino acid that converts into arginine and then into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator that helps to improve blood flow to your organs, thus providing potential health benefit. It has also been shown to increase ATP production by 34%. Briand et al. There is also evidence via a study published in the May 2010 "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research" that demonstrated a decrease in muscle soreness. Most notable studies have been conducted using 6 grams of CM as the dose, and we have included 2 grams per serving so that on your hard, very difficult workouts, you will be using this dose (3 servings), as those are the workouts where you will see the benefit from this supplement.