What is Critical Reload? Critical ReloadTM is a great tasting, collegiate-compliant, performance & recovery shake based on the latest sports-nutrition research that demonstrates specific pairing of carbohydrates & proteins enhance muscle recovery and restores energy better than consuming each nutrient individually. As a result, Critical Reload's 2:1 carbohydrate & protein blend infuses the muscle with growth promoting proteins and carbohydrates so you can recover faster and kick-start your next workout into high gear!* Click here to learn more!
Critical Reload Features
- Great Tasting
- Mixes Smooth & Quickly
- High Protein, Low-Fat
- Helps Maintain Muscle Gain Year-Round
- Collegiate Compliant
- Tested For Banned Substances
- Variable Scoop Application For Customizable Nutritional Ranges
What's in Critical Reload?
Critical Reload contains a rapid absorbing protein blend of whey protein concentrate, hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate and milk protein isolate which stimulate muscle protein synthesis (growth & recovery) and prevents muscle breakdown for hours after exercise.* Additionally, Critical Reload contains a complex & simple carbohydrate blend of maltodextrin, fructose and sucrose that quickly optimizes glycogen (energy) replenishment in hard-working muscles thus, speeding recovery and helping to improve energy performance.*
Tested & Certified
Critical Reload is suitable for collegiate athletics and is permissible under NCAA* Bylaw 18.104.22.168 for nutritional supplements. In addition to these contentious compliancy parameters, ONS PerformanceTM has continued its product safety efforts through the Banned Substance Control Group (BSCG) certification program. This certification testing requires ONS Performance to sample each manufactured batch of Critical Reload. The laboratory analyzes the sample against a list of substances banned by organizations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), The World Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA**) and many other professional and amateur sports organizations.
Nutritional Facts & Customizable Nutritional Ranges
Using the Critical ReloadTM Caloric Variance Guide & Performance Scooper, you can vary caloric-intake to customize specific nutritional ranges based on your health & performance goals regardless, of whether your big or small---male or female.
For a standard serving of Critical Reload, take four (4) even scoops (65 grams) and add 5.5 ounces of cold water. This provides: 255-calories, 18-grams of ultra, high-quality protein and 40-grams of high, energy-yielding carbohydrates.
For a lighter, low-calorie serving of Critical Reload, take three (3) even scoops (48.5 grams) and add 4 ounces of cold water. This provides: 190-calories, 14-grams of ultra, high-quality protein and 30-grams of high, energy-yielding carbohydrates.
For a moderate, high-calorie serving of Critical Reload, take six (6) even scoops (97 grams) and add 8 ounces of cold water. This provides: 379-calories, 28-grams of ultra, high-quality protein and 60-grams of high, energy-yielding carbohydrates.
For a heavy, weight-gain serving of Critical Reload, take take six (8) even scoops (129 grams) and add 10.5 ounces of cold water. This provides:505 calories, 37-grams of ultra, high-quality protein and 80-grams of high, energy-yielding carbohydrates.
Avoid Energy Pit-Falls
With only 17% of the total calories in Critical Reload coming from sugar, athletes can avoid hyperglycemic blood-sugar reactions, which often result in energy ‘pitfalls' & diminished performance.* Many popular nutritional products today contain large amounts of sugar as their carbohydrate base. Excessive sugar intake prior to exercise or competition can cause premature fatigue & affect an athlete's capacity for intense training and competition.
Critical Reload Variable Health & Performance Use
OPTION #1: To speed muscle recovery, drink Critical Reload immediately after exercise to replenish depleted energy stores, stimulate muscle growth and facilitate quicker recovery between training & practice. This option is a must for any athlete! If you wait too long to refuel your body with proper nutrients, you will not recover properly, resulting in poor training adaptation and exercise recovery.
OPTION #2: To boost energy, drink Critical Reload 30-minutes prior to exercise to optimize blood glucose levels, delay fatigue, & counteract muscle damage during exercise. This option works well if its been more than 3-hours since your last meal prior to training.
OPTION #3: As a snack, drink Critical Reload between meals (i.e., breakfast/lunch, lunch/dinner) as a nutritious snack to boost metabolism, maintain blood sugar levels, decrease the likelihood of fat storage, sustain energy and performance. This option works well if your work, training and/or academic schedule doesn't afford you the opportunity to eat meals regularly.
To learn more about Critical Reload contact us toll-free 1-800-817-9808 or visit us on the web: www.criticalreload.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**NCAA is a registered trademark of the National College Athlete Association. This product is not endorsed by the NCAA.