C-INTRA is a product that has been designed to offer the serious athlete fuel to support the recovery process and fuel intense training. While C-INTRA promotes recover it also supports intense training because having the proper nutrition fueling your body allows your physical performance to increase which produces results. Read the full product description for more information.
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C-INTRA is a revolutionary new intra-workout supplement that is taking the health and fitness community by storm. Created under the strictest of conditions, this supplement contains a comprehensive list of some of the most effective amino acids and nutrients ever discovered. C-INTRA is a supplement that is designed to help fuel and power your workouts, helping to ward off fatigue and muscle soreness. C-INTRA will help you dig that little bit deeper when training, and will help you bust out those few extra reps, or lift that little bit more weight than you’re used to. Pushing the body beyond its comfort zone is how muscle is made, and C-INTRA will help you do exactly that. Created in state-of-the-art laboratories, under the strictest of conditions, C-INTRA is the key to taking your training up a notch and moving to the next level.
We now know what C-INTRA is, so now let’s take a look at what ingredients it contains to make it such a fantastic supplement:
Highly branched cyclic dextrin, is sometimes referred to as cluster dextrin, and is considered to be a very potent and powerful carbohydrate that is proving highly beneficial to the sports and fitness communities. HBCD is produced via cutting edge processes, in which a specialist enzyme is added, allowing the molecules to form cluster-like structures from the starches. This in turn basically means that the dextrin is more soluble and is therefore easier to be absorbed by the body. Because if this, it is considered to be a superior carbohydrate source that has been proven to help increase energy levels, without causing spikes in insulin and/or blood glucose levels in general. When sipping on C-INTRA as you train, you constantly keep your cells topped up with energy, meaning that the muscles can work harder, and for longer durations, before they begin to weaken and fatigue.
BCAAs, or Branch Chain Amino Acids, get their name because their chemical structure resembles that of a tree branch when examined under a microscope. BCAAs are made up of three essential amino acids. These are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Leucine and isoleucine are great for your muscles because they help to stimulate protein synthesis, which is where the body creates new muscle proteins to repair damaged ones. This is important during training because it works almost like patching up your muscles as you train, keeping them that little bit stronger. Isoleucine however, also plays an important role in the production of energy. Obviously, this is very beneficial when working out. Valine plays an important role in muscle maintenance and function. Basically, valine helps ensure that your muscles are working as they should.
Lysine is an amino acid utilized by the body to repair and build muscle tissue. It is an essential amino acid which means that the body cannot create it naturally, so it has to come in dietary form instead. Lysine assists with the growth of muscle tissue and collagen, which is important for the production of healthy cartilage. It also increases the uptake of other nutrients, including calcium, which is important because it basically ensures that you are able to absorb the more of the minerals and nutrients contained within C-INTRA in the first place. In terms of energy production, Lysine assists with the production of creatinine. Creatinine is used to convert fatty acids into energy. Again, this helps fuel your body while you train.
L-Threonine is another essential amino acid that the body cannot naturally produce. Threonine not only promotes general health and well-being by stimulating the immune system, it also has significant benefits on the human brain. L-Threonine has been found to help combat depression as it promotes the secretion of ‘happy chemicals’ in the body, which are designed to help lift your mood. This is important for times when you are mentally struggling with your training. Not only that, but it is also an important as it helps the body to create serine and glycine, which are two amino acids which also assist with collagen production. As you can see, everything is connected here with C-INTRA.
Methionine is an amino acid that plays an essential role in the function of the metabolism. It has been proven to enhance lipid metabolism within the human body. In simple terms, it allows your body to take fats, both dietary and ones from body fat stores, and convert them into energy. By supplementing with L-Methionine you are basically helping your body to fuel itself by burning body fat, so you literally get the best of both worlds.
L-Phenylalanine is yet another amino acid that has to be supplemented as the body can’t naturally synthesize it. Once consumed, it is converted into tyrosine, which is important for cognitive health and function. Deficiencies have been found to contribute towards poor mood and low concentration and focus levels, which is obviously not ideal for somebody looking to push themselves through a strenuous workout. It has also been found to provide pain-reducing benefits to the body, so you can help keep painful DOMS at bay.
L-Histidine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is actually a precursor for histamines within the body. This is important because, due to this, Histidine has been found to function as a vasodilator, helping the blood vessels to widen, and subsequently allowing more oxygenated blood to pass through. Histidine also plays a crucial role in the production of haemoglobin, which is a protein in the bloodstream that transports oxygen around the body, via red blood cells.
L-tryptophan it utilized by the body to synthesize new muscle proteins, which means that you can potentially begin repairing and building your muscles during your workout. Once it crosses the blood-brain barrier however, it has also been found to provide significant benefits for the human brain. Here it is converted into serotonin. Serotonin has been found to increase mental clarity and focus, and boost your mood.
Potassium is an important trace mineral that plays an important part in the function of healthy cells, tissues, and organs. It is technically classed as an electrolyte, meaning that it helps metabolize carbohydrates (such as dextrose) and build proteins. It has also been found to help prevent muscle fatigue and cramping. This is very important when training because muscle cramps can lead to injury and can result in your training session grinding to a halt.
Calcium is another important trace mineral that plays an essential role in bone health and density. Beyond that however, it supports muscle and nerve function too. You see, calcium assists with the contraction of the muscles under stimulation, stimulation such as weight training or physical exercise in general. The harder the muscles contract, the more power they can generate. What’s more, calcium also provides fuel for the muscles as it activates a specialist protein known as calmodulin. Calmodulin is used by the cells in the muscles to provide the energy required for them to function.
Magnesium plays a key role in over 300 individual physiological processes within the human body. In terms of physical exercise, magnesium is vital because it assists with the maintenance and function of the muscles. It also provides substantial benefits for the brain, helping you to get into a better frame of mind and to become more focussed before training.
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, but don’t let that fool you, as it is still hugely beneficial when supplemented with. Glycine plays an important role in the formation of healthy DNA, making it an amino acid that is vital for optimal cellular health and function. In terms of athletic performance, the reason why C-INTRA contains Glycine is the fact that it, along with two other amino acids, stimulates the production of creatine. Creatine allows the body to produce ATP, which is the primary source of energy for the muscles. Not only that, but Glycine is also the key component of collagen, making it another amino acid that is great for connective tissue in the body.
L-Glutamine helps to remove excess amounts of ammonia from the body, which can cause lactic acid to build up and cause muscle cramps. Glutamine also assists with basic metabolic functions and therefore has been found to provide energy for the body to help get you through a physically demanding workout. Glutamine is converted into glucose when you exercise, providing you with an instant energy source. Therefore, sipping on C-INTRA as you train will basically provide you with a constant supply of energy.
Citruline Malate is another non-essential amino acid that helps to increase natural energy levels within the human body. Once consumed, it is converted into citrulline, before the liver then converts it into arginine. Here it is then converted into Nitric Oxide, which dilates the blood vessels and boosts circulation. Again, this allows for more blood flow and nutrients to be transported to the muscles.
Taurine is another amino acid that plays a key role in countless physiological processes inside the body. To begin with, it is used by the body as the basic of protein molecules, so it is basically one of many protein building blocks. It also assists with the transportation of signals between nerve cells as it stimulates the release of neurotransmitters.
Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, or HMB for short, is a specialist chemical that is created when leucine is broken down within the body. Studies have found that HMB helps to strengthen the muscles and assist with the formation of new and stronger muscle tissue. It has also been found to strengthen and protect the muscles from unwanted harm and damage. Basically, HMB assists with the growth of new muscle tissue, and keeps existing muscle well protected and in optimal working condition. If you imagine servicing a car to keep it in top working order, that's pretty much what calcium HMB will do for your muscle tissue.
Medicinal Ingredients (per 2 scoops):
Dextrose (Highly branched cyclic dextrin) .......................... 30 g
L-Leucine .......................... 1.824 g
L-Lysine .......................... 3 g
L-Valine .......................... 1.194 g
L-Threonine .......................... 301 mg
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.065 g
L-Methionine .......................... 1 g
L-Phenylalanine .......................... 339 mg
L-Histidine .......................... 220 mg
L-Tryptophan .......................... 220 mg
Potassium (Potassium citrate) .......................... 150 mg
Calcium (Calcium citrate) .......................... 40 mg
Magnesium (Magnesium citrate) .......................... 100 mg
Glycine .......................... 1 g
L-Glutamine .......................... 5 g
Citrulline (Citrulline malate) .......................... 3 g
Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate .......................... 2 g
Taurine .......................... 2 g
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Sodium citrate, Citric acid, Natural flavour, Artificial flavour, Sucralose, Lecithin, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Green No. 3.
Workout supplement. Athletic support. Source of carbohydrates to support energy production. Source of calories which contributes to weight gain. Helps to [maintain performance/promote endurance] in extended (greater than 60 min), high intensity exercise. Source of (an) essential amino acid(s) for the maintenance of good health. Source of (an) (essential) amino acid(s) involved in muscle protein synthesis. Assists in the building of lean muscle [tissue/mass] when combined with regular [weight/resistance] training and a healthy balanced diet. Source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are involved in protein synthesis. Source of (an) amino acid(s) involved in muscle protein synthesis. Helps restore plasma glutamine levels depleted after periods of physical stress (e.g. prolonged exhaustive exercise). Helps to assist in muscle cell repair after exercise. Source of/An electrolyte for the maintenance of good health. Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Helps in tissue formation. Helps to maintain proper muscle function. Helps to maintain proper muscle function, including the heart muscle. Source of/An electrolyte for the maintenance of good health. Helps in energy metabolism, tissue formation and bone development. Helps to maintain normal electrolyte balance. "Helps to maintain the body's ability to metabolize nutrients."
Health Canada Recommended Dose: Fill the container with 500 ml of water then add two scoops of C-INTRA and shake vigorously. Once mixed add another 1 liter of water. For maximum effects we recommend pre-loading this product by drinking approximately 1/4 or 250-350 ml approximately 15 minutes prior to training.
Ensure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. If you are taking medications for high cholesterol, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Do not use with other potassium-containing supplements or with potassium-containing salt-substitutes.
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|First time trying this product but must say it taste great. Little tough to mix but once it does I find it gave me great energy throughout my workout. Want to use it for its full cycle before fully commenting.|
|Saahil Sharma on 09/01/2019||
Question: The ingredients say "Dextrose (Highly branched cyclic dextrin)". Does this contain Dextrose or Highly branched cyclic dextrin? Looks like a typo
Answer: Hello, the active ingredient in highly branched cyclic dextrin which is derived from dextrose.
|Nick on 26/10/2018||
Question: Hello, Will Canadian Protein be making a "dye free" and artificial sugar free version of C-Intra? Also, why is there dye and artificial sugar in there ? Thanks, Nick
Answer: Hi Nick, we are looking into an Intra Workout like this yes.
|Aaron on 01/09/2018||
Question: How many calories are there per scoop?
Answer: Hi Aaron, our intra-workout product C-Intra contains 120 cal per serving since there are 30 g of carbohydrates per serving.
|Isaiah on 01/07/2018||
Question: Hi, can i take this product along with C-PRE? If so, would the dosage amount change or would it stay exactly the same?
Answer: Hi Isaiah, our pre-workout C-Pre and C-Intra can definitely be taken together, however, we recommend that C-Pre be taken pre-workout and C-Intra be taken Intra-workout.
|francisco on 29/06/2018||
Question: what is the difference between the C-pre workout & C-intra?? when do I take them if I have both of them with me?? thanks!
Answer: Hi Francisco, our pre-workout product C-Pre is a pre-workout product designed to produce focus, energy and stamina for your upcoming workout. Our Intra-workout product C-Intra is designed to promote faster recovery.
|Hannah on 25/06/2018||
Question: Hi, just received my c-intra today - can you tell me what the kCal count and macros are so that I can put it in My Fitness Pal?
Answer: Hi Hannah, each serving is 120 calories as there is 30 grams of carbohydrates .
|Scott on 02/05/2018||
Question: For the C-Intra, I don't understand clearly the directions for use or Dosage. What container are you speaking of when you say "fill the container with 500 ml of water"? It seems I'm making a liter or more of the product at a time, but then only using half a cup before working out? If I work out 3 x / week, it seesm that liter will last a long time. Does it stay stable that long? Or am I supposed to freely drink the liter during the day for 1-2 days but be sure to have 250 ml specifcally just before working out? The instructions are not quite clear. Could you clarify please? Thank you so muich.
Answer: Hi Scott, you drink the 250ml, for example, on the way to the gym, throughout your workout you would drink the rest during your workout for a total of 1.5 liters.