Nutrition for Athletes: A Look at Hammer Nutrition’s Recoverite

Define your needs

Post-workout weight training supplements are plentiful. When it comes to finding the right one, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to find those that provide good nutrition for athletes, given their specific goals. For many professional or semi-professional weightlifters or bodybuilders, choosing something that is high in calories and protein makes sense. But if you are not looking for huge profits, something a little more moderate might be a better option.

Recoverite is a post-workout supplement created by Hammer Nutrition that fits into that well-balanced category. It comes in three flavors: citrus, chocolate, and strawberry. Although the instructions say to mix with water, I almost always mix my protein shakes and recovery drinks with low-fat milk or almond milk. That said, I dodged the citrus flavor thinking that it might not go as well with a milk-type product.


One of the first things many people ask themselves when looking for the best muscle building supplement is, “What does it taste like?” I know I always ask that. Recoverite definitely offers good taste. Both the strawberry flavor and the chocolate flavor have a creamy taste, not too sweet, which will surely make you wait for the end of your training (maybe you already were). As mentioned above, I definitely recommend trying it with a low-fat milk or an almond milk if you don’t like the results with plain water. Just for the taste, it’s worth a try.

What Makes Recoverite Unique?

Many products have large amounts of protein and other ingredients. One of the great things about Recoverite is its balance. Provides a 3: 1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio that increasing research suggests is optimal for post-workout muscle rebuilding and glycogen synthesis. The protein comes from a pure whey protein isolate that has been shown time and again to be better absorbed into the body than other types of protein. The calories are quite low considering some of the competitors weigh 170 when mixed with water. There are no grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of protein. I love that there are only 3 small grams of sugar.

Results and thoughts

That last statistic may be off putting to some, but that 3: 1 ratio is the key to Recoverite’s success. I did an exercise routine for ten weeks, five weeks without using Recoverite, and five weeks with it. I definitely noticed that my muscles were considerably less sore the day after an intense workout while using the product. However, it must be said that if you are looking for big gains in your muscles and weight, Recoverite can be a big part of what a more comprehensive supplement regimen will need to be. There is simply not enough protein and not enough calories in it to be a stand-alone supplement for heavier weightlifting goals. But if your goal is to increase functional strength for sports, I highly recommend Recoverite. It is a fantastic product with a great taste.

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