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Be faster tomorrow.

Racing and intense training puts your body under incredible stress, depleting glycogen stores, elevating cortisol and draining essential vitamins and minerals. For endurance athletes, it's crucial to focus on recovery in order to be competitive the day after a hard workout or race. That's why the scientists at First Endurance developed Ultragen, the most advanced post-recovery formulation ever produced. Each serving of Ultragen delivers the levels of nutrients that have been shown in clinical research to maximize recovery and give you an extra edge over the competition. In other words, First Endurance does not use "pixie dust" levels of ingredients just to put on the label.

Research has shown that there is a critical thirty-minute glycogen window (called the "window of opportunity") immediately following exercise when insulin sensitivity is at its highest and exhausted muscles essentially open the door to nutrients. If nutrients are not absorbed quickly enough, however, this opportunity for maximum restoration is lost. But it's not just when nutrients are absorbed, it's also about which nutrients are available. The body is extremely complex, requiring more than sugar and protein to fully recover, so recovery is limited without a precise balance of nutrients entering the cell. Ultragen's many components are designed to work synergistically in order to fully maximize recovery, providing the right nutrients to the right place at the right time.

Time-Response protein complex: All proteins are not equal. Ultragen utilizes a special combination of the most advanced proteins available, each one offering unique recovery attributes. For example, Ultragen includes hydrolyzed protein because it is enzymatically predigested in small, easy to digest di- and tri-peptide chains that are quickly absorbed and digested within the critical glycogen window. Fast acting, Whey protein isolate delivers high levels of anti-catabolic branch chain amino acids. Milk Protein Isolate is a high biological value protein which takes longer to fully absorb.

Carbohydrate Catalyst: High glycemic carbohydrates (sugars) are rapidly absorbed by the body and are easy to digest. Glucose, which has a glycemic index of over 100, is absorbed faster than any other sugar available. Ultragen contains 60g of glucose because studies show that high glycemic carbohydrates taken after exercise create a catalyst, which increases the uptake of glutamine, branched-chain amino acids, vitamins and minerals into exhausted muscle.

Cortisol Modulation: Excess cortisol levels have been shown to suppress the immune system, increase the risk of upper respiratory infections and depress levels of testosterone. In addition, excessive cortisol levels can put the body in a catabolic state- where it breaks down muscle and store fat. Ultragen offers a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, co-factors, glutamine and BCAA's specifically designed to modulate the damaging effects of cortisol brought on by intense endurance training.

L-Glutamine: Intense physical exercise drains Glutamine stores faster than the body can replenish them. When this occurs, the body breaks down muscles and becomes catabolic. Ultragen is formulated with a 6 grams of Glutamine for its anabolic and anticatabolic properties. Research has shown Glutamine supports glycogen and protein synthesis and increases nitrogen retention, which means it's essential for muscle tissue repair and recovery.

Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAAs): Considered the building blocks of the body, BCAAs are important for muscle growth & recuperation. In addition to building cells and repairing muscle tissue, BCAAs form antibodies that combat invading bacteria & viruses. Your body cannot manufacture its own BCAAs so they must be supplied through your diet and supplementation routine.

Essential vitamins, minerals and electrolytes: Athletes, especially endurance athletes, need higher levels of specific vitamins minerals and electrolytes to help restore energy levels, fight free-radicals and maintain a healthy immune system. Ultragen provides the high-potency vitamins, minerals and electrolytes your body requires to maximize recovery.

  • 15 servings per container, with 2 scoops per serving
  • 20-grams of protein/serving
  • 60-grams of carbohydrates/serving
  • 6-grams of glutamine/serving
  • 4.5-grams of branched-chain amino acids/serving
Tech Specs
Tech Specs
Serving Size
2 scoops
Servings Per Container
Total Carbohydrates
60 g
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
20 g
350 mg
0 g
60 g
200 mg
Recommended Use
post-workout recovery

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Recovery Recovery Chocolate Style

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used a few different types over the years and this rates right up among the top for taste. Long term effects is yet to be known.

Recovery Drink that Actually Tastes Good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a staple in our house - the cappuccino flavor hits the spot after a long outdoor adventure, any time of year!

unrealized gains

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using Ultragen for many, many years and have always found when I am using it consistently that my recovery period is always shortened.
The taste is like any of the recovery products and is alright. I find if it is diluted more than recommended, that the taste is not on the good side. I stick with the 12oz. recommendation and it is easy to drink. And it has what the body needs in good doses after exercise with protein, sodium and potassium.
If you have any question about this product, 1st Endurance or other nutritional needs, please reach out.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This product is as advertised. Great for recovery after hard efforts of 2+ hours. The taste is not great but something I have come to love after difficult training. I definitely notice the difference the day after when returning to activity.

Excellent product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great taste, great results! It works as advertised - excellent recovery product.

Favorite Powda

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this stuff, i have tried many different recovery drinks and im hooked. It is a bit pricey but in my opinion it is worth it.

Tastes and Works Great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent product for those working hard and trying to make gains in their fitness. It significantly aids in recovery and provides all the necessary nutrients to maintain and grow muscle and recover quicker. Trust the brand and the ingredients and it tastes great.

Like it

    It works very well, but it's pretty pricey. I just this when I've out down a very hard effort. I've been buying some cheaper hydrolyzed whey, bulk bcaa powder, and glutamine powder and mixing myself for a cheaper alternative.

    Really Does Work

      Full agree with other reviews. Usually had significant soreness after longer 50+ mile rides even with stretching but this literally eliminated it. I would not recommend the orange cream flavor, I love orange cream sickle items but this just tastes weird, kind of chalky. Seems as though the other two favors are most popular, buying the tropical fruit flavor now as I love the product.

      So far so good!

        I bought this stuff to compare with Endurox and so far it has been really good, i have no complaints. I prefer the taste of the Endurox Vanilla but other than that i have been really pleased.

        Best Recovery I've Found

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is the best recovery drink I've found. After a hard ride I have one serving. Even if I started to bonk at the end, Ultragen has me feeling better within a few minutes. Keeps me from getting sick as well which is huge, as it provides tons of nutrients when your immune system is at the lowest. I like the cappuccino flavor the most. I've tried the orange flavor too. It's good, but cappuccino is where it's at!

        Great so far!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Used for a month so far and it's quite good. I like the tropical punch flavor. Typically, I like Hammer Recoverite, but this product is just as good and possibly slightly better for recovery.

        Tastes Great and Works

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love this recovery drink for after long days in the outdoors or tough sessions at the gym. The fruit punch flavor and the orange are both refreshingly different and taste great.

        Must use for endurance athletes

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This has become an essential part of my post workout routine. It doesn't seem to matter if I'm running, climbing, ski touring, or hitting the gym, Ultragen tastes good and seems to significantly reduce soreness the following day. If you're serious about doing hard workouts on consecutive days, this product is a must. I've sampled all the flavors, my current favorite is Cappuccino, but the Fruit Punch is a close second. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

        I don't use this after every ride...

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        But when I do, boy do I need it. Normally I like to recover with real food, but sometimes a training ride or race is just so damn hard my body rejects everything. This is a tasty (all flavors really), easy to drink and chuck full of everything you could possibly need recovery drink. I highly recommend this over other recovery drink options, it's simply the best out there.

        Delicious & Nutritious

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've tried a good amount of the recovery products over the last several years & have found nothing that works better for me than Ultragen. I compete in lots of Endurance auto races every year & when getting out of the car after 2-3 hours at aerobic threshold you need everything you can to get yourself back ready to hop in the car in a few hours time. The formula they use is great for all the activities I participate in, I'll just mix it different depending on what I've been doing. After a big ride it's great to make a smoothie with the cappuccino flavor with milk, some extra protein, & a banana. Really like the different combos you can do with it.

        great product and a great price

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        this really works and backcountry has really competitive pricing on this item. use it after a 4 hr bike ride.