Breaking Down The Possible Bar

The Possible Bar provides convenient, nutrient-dense energy for the busy lifestyles of athletes. Nutrient-dense foods are important for athletes to help maintain energy balance.1 To optimize training and performance, it is important for athletes to consume enough calories per day to match the amount of energy they are expending.1

 

As exercise volume and intensity increase, it can be difficult for athletes to meet increased energy and nutrient needs through diet alone (Table 1). This difficulty can be compounded when factoring in travel and training schedules that may limit food availability.1 Energy and nutrient deficiency can often lead to detrimental effects for athletes such as significant weight loss, muscle mass loss, increased risk of illness, physical and psychological symptoms, and reductions in performance.2

 

energy expenditure by athletes

 

Inside A Possible Bar

Each one of our plant-based protein bars:

• Supports energy metabolism*
• Provides immune support
• Provides nutrients that support antioxidant activity
• Supports muscle recovery
• Supports digestive health
• Supports brain health
• Excellent source (20 g) of plant-based protein
• Excellent source of fiber*

 

possible bar ingredients

 

Plant-based protein for muscle recovery

Derived from pea protein concentrate, pumpkin seed protein, and buckwheat flour. Formulated with AminoBlast to deliver increased amounts of BCAAs – essential for maximizing muscle protein synthesis rates.Pea protein has been shown to have similar effects to whey protein in regards to muscle thickness, force production, and strength improvements at the same dosages.4-5

 

Formulated with a 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein

Carbohydrates are provided through a mix of complex and simple sources including honey, date syrup, EnergySmart, and rolled oats. Ingestion of carbohydrate and protein combinations consumed after exercise have shown greater increases in recovery of muscle glycogen when compared to carbohydrate ingestion alone.6-8

 

Healthy fats from almond butter and MCTs from coconut oil

Almond butter contains healthy fats, such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, while coconut oil contains over 50% of fat from medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are absorbed and digested faster than long chain triglycerides, and therefore provide energy more rapidly.9

 

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Citations

[1] Kreider RB, Wilborn CD, Taylor L, Campbell B, Almada AL, Collins R, et al. ISSN exercise & sport nutrition review: research & recommendations. Journal of Internasional Society of Sports Nutrition. 2010;7:7.

[2] Mounjoy M, Sundgot-Borgen J, Burke L, Carter S, Constantini N, Leburn C, et al. The IOC consensus statement: beyand the Female Athlete Triad--Trlative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). British journal of sports medicine. 2014;48:491-7.

[3] Garlick PJ. The role of leucine in the regulation of protein metabolism. The Journal of nutrition. 2005;135:1553s-6s 

[4]. Banaszek A, Townsend JR, Bender D, Vantrease WC, Marshall AC, Johnson KD. The Effects of Whey vs. Pea Protein on Physical Adaptations Following 8-Weeks of High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): A Pilot Study. Sports (Basel, Switzerland). 2019;7.

[5]. Babault N, Païzis C, Deley G, Guérin-Deremaux L, Saniez M-H, Lefranc-Millot C, et al. Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2015;12:3.

[6]. Berardi JM, Noreen EE, Lemon PW. Recovery from a cycling time trial is enhanced with carbohydrate-protein supplementation vs. isoenergetic carbohydrate supplementation. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2008;5:24.

[7]. Ivy JL, Goforth HW, Jr., Damon BM, McCauley TR, Parsons EC, Price TB. Early postexercise muscle glycogen recovery is enhanced with a carbohydrate-protein supplement. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md : 1985). 2002;93:1337-44.

[8]. Zawadzki KM, Yaspelkis BB, 3rd, Ivy JL. Carbohydrate-protein complex increases the rate of muscle glycogen storage after exercise. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md : 1985). 1992;72:1854-9.

[9]. Boateng L, Ansong R, Owusu WB, Steiner-Asiedu M. Coconut oil and palm oil’s role in nutrition, health and national development: A review. Ghana medical journal. 2016;50:189-96.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.