Core POST Adds Cinnamon French Toast to the Menu

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Hot off of recently-published data showing that Velositol Increases Performance when combined with protein, it’s time to update everyone on a new flavor of one of our favorite Velositol-infused products: Core POST, PricePlow’s 2020 Protein of the Year!

Core Nutritionals Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon… French Toast! The latest Core POST flavor is just in time for some newly published Velositol data!

Made by Core Nutritionals, “Core POST” is a post workout supplement that combines whey protein isolate and high-quality carbohydrates with numerous ingredients meant to improve recovery, boost muscle protein synthesis, and improve performance!

Core Post now available in Cinnamon French Toast flavor

Outside of the newly-published Velositol research covered earlier this week on the blog, the other big news is that it’s available in a Cinnamon French Toast flavor, sure to satisfy those who like savory sweet breakfast flavors after a hard training session.

In this article, we briefly re-hash Core POST, discuss Velositol (an amylopectin-chromium blend meant to increase muscle protein synthesis when combined with protein), and then discuss the latest study published on Velositol.

Core Post actually has more protein than what was used in the Velositol study, but that’s never a bad thing, especially for CORE’s hard-training consumers. We cover that and more in our video and PricePlow system:

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A bit about Core POST

Below is a brief explanation of Core POST, but for the most in-depth details, you can read our article titled Core POST: A Post-Workout Recovery Matrix Enhanced with Velositol.

Core Post includes:

Core Nutritionals Post Cinnamon French Toast Ingredients

Zero fat! The Core Nutritionals Post Cinnamon French Toast Ingredients

  • 24g protein from cold-processed, microfiltered whey protein isolate
  • 38 grams of carbohydrates from dextrose and Cluster Dextrin (note that this is 2g more than some other flavors!)
  • 5 grams of L-leucine for added mTOR signaling and muscle protein synthesis
  • 2 grams of Velositol for greater muscle protein synthesis, insulin signaling, and now… performance!
  • 480 milligrams of tart cherry extract (VitaCherry Sport) for recovery
  • 10mg of black pepper extract (BioPerine) for added absorption and bioavailability

All in a zero fat powder, totaling 250 calories. This makes Core Post the ultimate post-workout recovery products, and we can’t think of any brands doing it better.

The Core Post Cinnamon French Toast Nutrition Facts and Label

  • Calories: 250

  • Protein: 24g

  • Carbohydrates: 38g

    • Sugar: 21g

    • Fiber: 0g

  • Fat: 0g

Core Nutritionals Post Cinnamon French Toast Label

The full Core Nutritionals Post Cinnamon French Toast Label

Comparing this to the Hot Cocoa flavor, whose label we used in our original Core POST article, this has two more grams of fat, less fat (Hot Cocoa has 0.5 grams), and five more calories. If you’re low-fat dieting or bulking, it may seem like splitting hairs, but knocking out the cocoa and moving to Cinnamon French Toast is an even better profile!

The latest Velositol research!

Velositol

Made by Nutrition 21, the experts in Chromium and Insulin management, Velositol can boost Muscle Protein Synthesis by using chromium and a ‘tickle’ of insulin-spike from amylopectin!

Velositol is an ingredient developed and patented by Nutrition21 that is a unique chromium / amylopectin complex that works to improve insulin signaling when paired with protein powder after exercise – perfect for a post workout supplement like this.

Since our original Core POST write-up, the big news is a study recently published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition.[1] It’s covered in depth in our article titled Velositol Increases Exercise Performance: New University Study Published, but a quick synopsis is below:

Researchers recruited 35 active middle-aged men for the randomized, active-controlled, double-blind crossover study, putting them into three groups:

  • Active Group: 15g of whey protein and 2g of Velositol
  • Comparator Group: 15g of whey protein
  • High-Dose Comparator Group: 30g of whey protein
Velositol Performance

New data published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition shows that Nutrition21’s Velositol, a protein-boosting Amylopectin-Chromium Complex, boosts exercise performance!

At zero, four, and eight weeks, body composition data was collected, as well as whole-body protein balance and upper/lower body performance (using a 1-rep max and reps to failure on the squat, bench press, and vertical jump).[1]

The results were promising for performance — while all participants gained strength and increased lean body mass and muscle size while improving their RTF in the squat, the active Velositol group saw a statistically significant increase in lower body muscular endurance, vertical jump power and height, and relative squat strength compared to the controls! Net protein balance was also significantly greater in the Velositol group after four weeks.[1]

Added to improved muscle protein synthesis rates

Previous research had shown Velositol could increase muscle protein synthesis (MPS) as measured by fractional rate of protein synthesis (FSR) in skeletal muscle after just one dose when combined with a low dose of protein post-workout.[2] This new study now shows that there are performance gains to be made as well!

Velositol Research

So the ingredient can increase Muscle Protein Synthesis with protein… but NOT add to an increase blood glucose levels?! Color us interested… although realize with Core POST we will be seeing blood glucose increases (which we want at the time) given the extra carbs!

Combining this with even more carbohydrates (from dextrose and Cluster Dextrin) and leucine in Core POST, along with tart cherry extract for recovery and the high-quality whey protein isolate Core Nutritionals is using, and we have all the makings of a phenomenal post workout supplement!

In addition to our Velositol Performance Study article, you can also read more about the ingredient on our primary Velositol page.

All flavors available for Core POST

Core Nutritionals Post Cinnamon French Toast

If Hot Cocoa’s not your thing, then cinnamon could be your calling!

Cinnamon French Toast isn’t the only flavor around – while it’s lower in fat and higher in carbs and calories than Hot Cocoa, many still like Hot Cocoa the best:

    Conclusion

    The Core POST lineup gets two improvements this month – one in a new flavor, and one in a new study. Technically speaking, the new Velositol data didn’t make the product itself any better — it was always excellent — we just better understand its effects and how it can help athletes.

    It goes without saying that diet is still king, but when it comes to post workout nutrition, we’re all for slamming fast-acting protein and carbohydrates in as soon as possible. Where Velositol fits in is by giving us a tick of insulin sensitivity when we need it, to get the protein towards the muscles as much as possible. This is thanks to the insulin action of the chromium inside, and Nutrition21 is the world’s chromium expert, having been selling Chromax for 25 years.

    Velositol is simply how you do chromium in a sports nutrition setting, and Core POST is how you do post workout supplementation.

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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    References

    1. Ziegenfuss, Tim N., et al. “Effects of an Amylopectin-Chromium Complex plus Whey Protein on Strength and Power after Eight Weeks of Resistance Training.” Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, vol. 4, no. 3, 9 July 2021; https://www.journalofexerciseandnutrition.com/index.php/JEN/article/view/94 (full-text PDF)
    2. Ziegenfuss TN, Lopez HL, Kedia A, Habowski SM, Sandrock JE, Raub B, Kerksick CM, Ferrando AA. Effects of an amylopectin and chromium complex on the anabolic response to a suboptimal dose of whey protein. JISSN. 2017;14:6; https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-017-0163-1

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