Cardiff Sports Nutrition in-depth and unbiased reviwn of BSN Rebuild Edge
Rebuild Edge is a well-rounded approach to delivering optimal recovery by including not just creatine but also several other ingredients which can help with recovery from training.
Rebuild Edge includes 4g of the scientifically validated 2:1:1 ratio which has been shown to enhance muscle recovery and helps kickstart the anabolic process after a workout. BCAA's get to work faster than protein which needs to be broken down by the body into amino acids which makes it a sensible choice for a post-workout recovery supplement.
No other supplement has the amount of research behind it that creatine monohydrate does when it comes to increasing physical performance parameters. Everything from faster lean mass gains to increases in power output are achievable thanks to creatine's ability to help your body resynthesize ATP more quickly.
Glutamine is an amino acid that gets broken down rapidly during workouts and if you deplete glutamine too far it makes the body more prone to a compromised immune system as well as impeding recovery. Similarly to the use of BCAA's, by including glutamine in its natural form it gets to work more quickly for you.
A natural protein fraction found in milk among other foods, lactoferrin plays a role in immune system function with natural antimicrobial activity being one reason it is a common ingredient found in probiotics. By helping to support immune function post-workout it can help provide a solid foundation of health to ensure recovery is optimised.
Ginseng is a substance classed as an adaptogen. As the name implies it helps the body adapt to both physical and mental stressors. With a tough workout draining both your physical and mental resources, including ginseng in Rebuild Edge helps to provide you with a natural way to support mood and fight fatigue.
What to Expect from Rebuild Edge
The inclusion of the creatine alone will translate to noticeable effects on performance for most people within a couple of weeks while the other nutrients found in Rebuild Edge come together to support overall muscle recovery and health.
Rebuild Edge is best used as part of a nutritional strategy rather than being the only thing you take after a workout. Instead use this first immediately after concluding your final set in the gym and then an hour or so later follow it up with a regular protein shake and/or whole food meal.