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Abbott EAS Peak sports beverage makes debut
September 21st, 2010
ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has rolled out EAS Peak, a sports nutrition performance beverage that is designed to sustain energy, boost workout capacity and protect muscles from breakdown.
The pharmaceutical manufacturer said Monday that EAS Peak, which was developed by Abbott sports nutrition scientists, features P3 technology to help fitness enthusiasts achieve their personal fitness and performance goals. Featuring a proprietary blend of beta-alanine, isomaltulose and HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate), EAS Peak goes beyond typical carbohydrate beverages to help maximize physical performance, according to the company.
Abbott explained that the P3 technology in EAS Peak helps athletes in three ways:
• Push — Increases workout capacity with 1.1 grams of beta-alanine, an amino acid used to produce carnosine in the muscles. Carnosine buffers exercise-related acidity in the muscles to help delay fatigue.
• Perform — Sustains energy with 15 grams of isomaltulose, a slowly digested carbohydrate that maintains blood glucose levels, a source of muscle energy, over a longer period of time compared with other carbohydrates.
• Protect — Reduces muscle breakdown with 1 gram of HMB, a proprietary ingredient that can help slow muscle protein breakdown while promoting the production of new muscle tissue.
The company added that EAS Peak is an excellent source of high-quality protein (10 grams per serving); contains 25 grams of carbohydrates (15 grams isomaltulose); is caffeine-free; and has 150 calories and less than 1 gram of fat to provide energy and help support lean muscle recovery and replenishment after physical activity.
EAS Peak comes in a 16-ounce size and in Orange Spark, Peach Surge and Fruit Power flavors. The nutritional beverage is available now in drug stores, supermarkets and other mass retail outlets in the sports nutrition aisle, the company said.