What You Should Know
We’ve reviewed pre-workout shakes and post-workout shakes. There are supplements on the market to take for weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance, but there has to be something for the middle of the road, especially for the bodybuilder. Bodybuilding workouts can take hours to complete and when the body is working full steam for that long, muscle growth and energy can be affected. If the body depletes the necessary energy needed to maintain the high level of intensity, the body could turn to muscle fibers for that energy. This results in catabolism, the process of burning your own muscle for fuel – a process the bodybuilder wants to avoid. Intrafuse aims to support muscle growth, function and energy during a workout.
List of Ingredients
- Whey Protein Hydrolysate
- Ketoisocaproic Calcium
- Ascorbic Acid
- Gingko Biloba
Intrafuse supplies the muscle with fast-acting protein. Protein is rightfully called the building block on which muscle is built. Adding protein to a mid-workout shake is the best way to ensure the muscle has all the food it needs to keep building, repairing and moving. Protein requires carbohydrates to move effectively and quickly to the muscle. There is only one gram of carbohydrates per serving of Intrafuse. This low carbohydrate content could affect how the protein in Intrafuse is utilized.
The other ingredients in the formula are included to prevent muscles from catabolism during the workout. Catabolism is the breakdown of muscle fibers. Extreme workouts can build as much muscle as they break down, so protection is crucial. Despite the fact that ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and gingko biloba are listed in the Catabolic Suspense Matrix, neither is associated with suspended catabolic response. Even the product description lists these ingredients for antibiotic and cognitive support.
- Intrafuse supplies much needed protein and antioxidant support during a long workout.
- The ingredients are openly listed online.
- The product description is lengthy and mostly accurate.
- The anti-catabolic proprietary blend will not prevent catabolism.
- There are no carbohydrates in the formula.
- Only four grams of protein are supplied per serving.
Intrafuse has the right idea, but we believe the supplement is a little light for the average bodybuilder. There is a decent 4 to 1; protein to carbohydrate ratio, but one serving supplies just four grams of protein. The bodybuilder is expected to use up to three scoops per mid-workout shake, reducing the number of servings per container. There is also an issue with the Catabolic Suspense Matrix as it does not suspend catabolism.