Ever since Marine Corps Marathon I have been in recovery mode mixed with trying to slowly work my legs back into running. Herbalife was awesome enough to send me several of their products to help me in my recovery. I wanted to do a review for each one with separate posts because they each are very unique and I have had great results in my recovery from using them. The first one I am reviewing is the Herbalife Rebuild Endurance shake. Here is a picture of the canister:
I had the vanilla flavor which in the past I have never been a Vanilla fan and have always used chocolate because of a bad first experience with a vanilla flavored protein shake. This was honestly the first time in over 6 years that I have tried Vanilla protein/recovery shake and it was A LOT better. The powder itself mixed very well and did not clump…clumping makes me gag when I try to down recovery shakes so I was happy about that. How I used the Herbalife Rebuild Endurance was right after my workouts in the past couple weeks. What makes this product unique is that it is NOT just a protein shake but it is considered a RECOVERY shake because it contains 10g of protein per serving and also about 27g of carbs per serving. One serving is 2 scoops and is equal to about 160 calories. So, technically if you did not want that full load of calories and just had a smaller workout you could only do one scoop and still get 5g of protein and ~13g of carbs which is what I did a few times plus I wanted to make the product last longer. It would probably be best to use 2 scoops if you went longer. But, I found that consuming Herbalife Rebuild Endurance within 15 minutes of my workout SIGNIFICANTLY reduced DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) in the next couple days which I appreciated because it enabled me to complete the next days workout without feeling blasted.
One of the other big things about Herbalife Rebuild Endurance is that it comes stocked with antioxidants and electrolytes which are all extremely important in overall health and recovery. Electrolytes are really important for me because I naturally sweat A LOT! So, I lose a lot of electrolytes in the sweat so to encompass replenishment of those electrolytes along with getting good protein and carb sources was a huge plus to me. And, finally another BIG plus about this product that sets it apart is that it contains a good proportion of amino acids and Glutamine being one of them. Glutamine is extremely important in muscle recovery and has been shown in countless studies to help improve muscle recovery.
What you get with this product is not just a protein shake or carb source but an ALL IN ONE recovery shake that accounts for nearly all the facets in recovery – protein, carbs, electrolytes, amino acids, and a tiny amount of fat. This all in one recovery shake has done well for me thus far as I am a little less than 2 weeks out from the Marine Corps Marathon and my legs are feeling pretty good even after throwing in a few moderately hard workouts since then (nothing too crazy though). I highly recommend giving this recovery product a try if you are looking for something to encompass all of your recovery needs after a run/workout and not just protein or carbs.
You can get your own Herbalife Rebuild Endurance here –> Herbalife Rebuild Endurance