Rest & Recover

Unived’s Athlete Protein – Rest & Recover is a high quality Informed Sport Certified plant-based protein, formulated for athletes, and meant to be consumed at night, before bedtime.

To accompany 20grams of Pea Protein Isolate, we have included key nutrients that support  muscle repair, recovery, deep & restful sleep, stress relief, and anti-inflammation, ensuring complete & optimal recovery and enhancing your sleep gains.

Key benefits: 

  • Helps promote lean muscle development for better muscle growth and preservation.
  • Helps night time recovery by supporting increased muscle protein synthesis during the night.
  • Reduces any inflammation, stress and enhances functions of the sleep cycle to help sleep better and recover during sleep.
  • Easy to digest and absorb, contains 5 digestive enzymes along with probiotic to ensure optimum gut flora and utilization of protein.
  • Promotes sleep, relieves stress, relaxes muscles, promotes immunity and helps with repair and healing of the tissues.


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Ingredients Per Serving

Plant-Based Protein Organic Pea Protein Isolate 85% 20g, Algas calcareas 883mg of which Calcium 280mg & magnesium 18mg, KSM-66® Organic Ashwagandha Root Extract (Withania somnifera Extract Standardized to 5% Withanolides) 600mg, Unique IS 2 (Bacillius Coagulans) 300mg, Digestive Enzyme Blend 292mg, Curcumin Extract (Curcuma longa L. rhizome Extract) Standardized to 95% Total Curcuminoids 100mg, L-Theanine from Green Tea Extract 100mg

Serving Size

One Scoop


Enhances overnight muscle reconditioning

  • Promotes better muscle growth and preservation
  • Promotes faster recovery
  • Increases lean mass

Improves the ability to exercise longer

  • Improves strength during workouts
  • Improves muscle adaption to exercise training
  • Helps control the response to thermal shock for reduced muscle damage and biomarkers of muscle damage.

Helps relieve stress, relax muscles, and rejuvenate cells and tissues.

  • Helps the body make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine – which influences mood and melatonin – which helps regulate the body clock.

Helps increase the physical endurance and improve the force indices and muscle metabolism in athletes resulting in better muscle integrity and function like grip strength, lower-leg muscle power, knee extension torque and ankle extension strength.

Product Description


As endurance athletes, we require a comprehensive amount of high quality nutrition to support our training goals. We put ourselves through a large amount of stress during training, and as we continue to chase our performance targets, the requirement of correct, and varied, nutrition, becomes paramount.

Unived’s new athlete proteins Rise & Grind and Rest & Recover are Informed Sport Certified and have been specifically formulated for the athletes unique needs. Rise & Grind is meant to be consumed in the morning post workout, and contains the nutrients you require for lean muscle development, energy production, and clarity & focus so that you can have a purposeful & productive day ahead. Rest & Recover, as the name suggests, has been formulated to assist with prevention and repair of muscle breakdown, and contains phytonutrients to aid recovery, and nutraceuticals & minerals to enable restful and rejuvenating sleep.

For optimal results, we recommend consuming both Rise & Grind and Rest & Recover, daily. We are confident inclusion of these products into your daily routine, will improve your performance, increase your recovery, and take you closer to your performance targets.

Additional information

Weight 1.144 kg
Dimensions 22 × 8 × 29 cm

How our Rest and Recover Protein works?

Organic Pea Protein Isolate: Our muscles repair themselves and grow while we sleep. Growth hormone which boosts muscle growth is elevated during this time. Studies have shown that consuming an ample amount of protein right before bed, will provide the amino acids that are needed for repair and growth. This will help the body take full advantage of the spike in growth hormone and maximize muscle gains.

The Digestive Enzyme Blend and Probiotic Unique IS 2 (Bacillus Coagulans) together helps in building a healthy gut environment for better breakdown and absorption of the protein and other nutrients.

Calcium – We use Plant-sourced calcium derived from Algas calcareas, also contains magnesium and 73 trace minerals. Algae Calcium is more effective calcium and is more bio-available, the body is able to utilize over 80% of the mineral as compared with extremely low utilization (less than 10%) in case of synthetic minerals. Helps in production of melatonin, stabilizes muscle contraction, blood pressure, heart beat and supports nervous system functions.

KSM-66® Organic Ashwagandha Root Extract Our vegan organic KSM-66 Ashwagandha is a root-only extract standardized to 5% withanolides by HPLC, which skips the milk pre-treatment and is the highest pure withanolide concentration available. KSM-66 Ashwagandha is proven to promote endurance, strength, muscle size and optimize the muscle recovery rate and cortisol levels. it reduces stress and induces calmness. It proves a great tool for athletes of all levels, across all sports, notably improving fitness and reducing fatigue.

Curcumin: It is standardized to 95% curcuminoids, the use of curcumin reduces the intensity of muscle pain; reduces muscle damage through the decrease of creatine kinase (CK); increases muscle performance; has an anti-inflammatory effect by modulating the pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-8; and may have a slight antioxidant effect.

L-theanine: It is extracted from Green Tea Extract. The biggest benefit of L-Theanine is it promotes relaxation without sedation. It can also reduce perceptions of stress and improve cognition. Because of these properties, L-Theanine is an excellent supplement to take before bed to help you “wind down”.

Ingredient research


Organic Pea Protein Isolate

Peas are a remarkable source of plant-based protein and amino acids. Protein from pea satisfies all essential amino acids requirements, necessary for building and maintaining lean muscle. Pea protein has high PDCAAS score of 0.93 – which is equivalent to the PDCAAS score of sources of meat, eggs, and soy, and common vegetables found like spinach and broccoli.

Unived’s Rest & Recover delivers high quality pea protein isolate that is equivalent in nutritional quality to traditional animal-based supplements, along with the superior digestibility of plant-based protein.


Unique IS2 (B. coagulans), earlier known as Lactobacillus sporogenes and broadly termed as Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), is a gram positive, spore forming bacterium. It is non-pathogenic and safe for human consumption with self-affirmed GRAS. Being naturally encapsulated, it is a very tough and stable probiotic

  • Helps produce L- lactic acid
  • Helps maintain a healthy digestive system
  • Helps maintain lipid profile
  • Helps support a healthy immune system


Protease: breaks down proteins & peptides and supports immune functions

  • Bacterial Acid Protease: Resembles pepsin. Its site of action is Stomach. Gastrin stimulates parietal cells to secrete HCL. This HCL makes the stomach conditions acidic thus allowing pepsin to act.
  • Bacterial Alkaline Protease: Alkaline protease is serine endopeptidase. It is involved in the hydrolysing of peptide bonds. Its site of action is small intestine.
  • Bacterial Neutral protease: Neutral protease is an extremely stable & it closely resembles trypsin. It site of action is small intestine. It breaks down protein molecules in small polypeptides.
  • Papain: Papain is a plant protease enzyme which is isolated from papaya latex. Papain shows extensive proteolytic activity towards proteins, short chain peptides, amino acid esters and amide links. It preferentially cleaves peptide bonds involving basic amino acids, particularly arginine, lysine and residues following phenylalanine.

Alpha – amylase: Amylase aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates by breaking the bonds between sugar molecules in polysaccharides through a hydrolysis reaction.

Pea protein is a glycoprotein. Glycoproteins are proteins where the protein molecule is bound to sugar molecules, which means it is difficult to break down with protease enzymes alone. Instead, they must be treated additionally with amylases to break down the carbohydrates


Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It’s also important to bear in mind that calcium is one of the minerals lost in sweat. This can contribute to reduced bone density. In longer term signs of calcium deficiency include heart palpitations, raised blood pressure, joint aches, tooth decay and brittle nails. The body attempts to restore calcium levels by “raiding” calcium stores in bone, rending the bones weaker.

  • Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin.
  • Not only is calcium essential for the health of your bones and teeth, but it plays important roles in muscle contraction, nervous system function, stabilization of blood pressure, blood clotting and secretion of hormones.
  • It also contributes to normal brain function and helps maintain a regular heartbeat.


KSM-66 is manufactured using a Green Chemistry water-based extraction process, without alcohol or chemical solvents. It has the most extensive set of research studies and clinical trials. KSM-66 has 30 Quality Certifications including the 100% Organic Certified by USDA and EU

It supports a reduction in stress and anxiety, enhances focus, supports immune functions, and aids sleep and relaxation.

  • Serum cortisol levels: a statistically significant (p<0.05) decrease of 22.2% was observed in serum cortisol levels as a result of KSM-66 supplementation, significant when compared to the placebo[ii],[iii].
  • Ashwagandha is seen as a GABA-mimetic that reduces over-excitation of neurons, thereby producing calmness, reducing stress and increasing focus, mental well-being and self-control[ii],[iii]
  • Treatment with Ashwagandha can be helpful in limiting stress-associated weight gain in humans[ii],[iii].


Curcumin supplementation could be beneficial for attenuating Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD) given that curcumin has been shown to potentially help alleviate exercise performance decrements following intense and challenging exercise, as a result of membrane protective effects, antioxidants response, and anti-inflammatory action[iv]. Attenuating DOMS after exercise is important for recovery, as it allows the individual to quickly move on to the next exercise with maintained or improved intensity; thus, increasing the likelihood of achieving the performance target.

  • The administration of curcumin up until 72h post-exercise, improved performance by reducing Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and modulating the inflammation caused by physical activity[iv].
  • The anti-inflammatory properties attributed to curcumin are due to its ability to inhibit the nuclear factor kappa (NF-κB), which may be a muscle protective and regeneration agent and plays an important role in controlling physiological mechanisms of inflammation and protein breakdown[iv].
  • Curcumin is capable of blocking the activation of TNF-α-dependent NF-κB and the activation pathway induced by ROS[iv].
  • Curcumin could have a low regulatory effect on the expression of the COX-2 enzyme and inhibit pro-inflammatory enzyme 5-LOX (lipoxygenase-5) expression in the leukotriene-producing metabolic pathway[iv].
  • Curcumin controls the response to thermal shock for attenuated muscle damage and biomarkers of muscle damage, such as CK[iv].


It is a unique non-proteinic amino acid that has been reported with predominant therapeutic values present almost exclusively in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). L-theanine is thought to affect both the levels and functions of neurotransmitters in the brain. For example, L-theanine injection has been shown to raise levels of glycine, an amino acid and inhibitory neurotransmitter which helps calm one down. It raises brain levels of serotonin and GABA, two other inhibitory neurotransmitters. Finally, L-theanine may block L-glutamic acid from binding to the excitatory glutamate receptors in cortical neurons (nerve cells in the cerebral cortex).

  • The relaxing effects of tea consumption have been known for decades; the active constituent of tea, called L-theanine (gamma glutamylethylamide) has modulatory effects on the brain state[v].
  • It has been shown to regulate oscillatory brain activities in humans with an ability to pass through the blood–brain barrier during cognitive task execution and electroencephalographic (EEG) transcriptions and is believed to cause a relaxation effect[v].
  • L-theanine has been proposed as a neuroprotective and cognitive-enhancing agent[vi].
  • Peripherally and centrally administered L-theanine has been reported to act on the brain, to modulate monoamine levels in the central nervous system, and glutamate and glycine neurotransmissions8.
  • In the brain L-theanine increases dopamine and serotonin production[vii].
  • Regardless of the mechanism, theanine increases alpha-brain wave activity, a sign of induced relaxation[vii].


[i] ‘Ingredient Overview: highly bioavailable, clinically effective, sustainably produced.’

[ii] ‘Ksm-66® ashwagandha / scientific studies: highly bioavailable, clinically effective, sustainably produced.’

[iii] Dnyanraj Choudhary, et. al., ‘Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial’ Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine 2017, Vol. 22(1).

[iv] Fernández-Lázaro D, et. al., “Modulation of Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage, Inflammation, and Oxidative Markers by Curcumin Supplementation in a Physically Active Population: A Systematic Review”, Nutrients. 2020; 12(2):501.

[v] Akiko higashiyama, et. al., Effects of L-theanine on attention and reaction time response, Journal of functional foods 3 (2011) 171–178, 2011 elsevier ltd.

[vi] Shinsuke Hidese, et. al., “Effects of L-Theanine Administration on Stress-Related Symptoms and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, Nutrients 2019, 11, 2362

[vii] Monograph: L-Theanine, Alternative Medicine Review. Volume 10, Number 2, 2005


What is Informed Sport Certified?

Informed Sport Certified is the global standard for quality control in sports nutrition. It is a supplement testing and certification programme and assures that product carrying the Informed Sport logo have been tested for prohibited substances and are manufactured to the highest quality standards.

Our Rest & Recover and Rise & Grind Protein are Informed Sport Certified which signifies that it has undergone and passed a rigorous screening for more than 250 banned substances in sport.

Will it help me sleep better?

Unived’s Rest & Recover contains ingredients that help maintain serotonin which eventually converts to Melatonin; it is a hormone that is naturally made by the pineal gland (a small endocrine gland in the brain) it helps you fall asleep. It simply lets your body know that it is night-time, so you can relax and fall asleep easier.

Can I use this product if I am not an athlete but I have sleeping problems?

This product is recommended for sports person only.

Will I be hungover the next morning?

It is not a drug that immediately induces sleep. This product does not contain any ingredients or hormones that make an individual feel groggy up until the time the ingredient is washed out from the body.  Unived’s Rest & Recover contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have a role in the normal pathway of melatonin generation which is the hormone that induces sleep. It supports the natural cycle of sleep hence it won’t make you dizzy or feel hungover.

How many hours after consumption of Unived’s Rest & Recover, will it cause me to sleep?

It is recommended to consume the product 60 minutes before bed time. Sleep can be influenced by various factors like activity, personal fitness etc. thus the results may vary between individuals.

Is taking protein at night good?

Sleep is a unique opportunity for muscle recovery and growth as growth hormone is elevated during sleep. Taking protein at night increases gain in lean muscle mass and strength in response to resistance exercise.

Will it make you fat or result in disturbed sleep?

Protein consumption provides similar calories as carbohydrates. However, the amino acids in the protein do not increase the glycemic load and hence is not stored as fat in the body. Unived’s Rest & Recover contains Organic Pea Protein isolates that are easily digested and also packed with probiotic and digestive enzymes that keep away any gut problems which may result in disturbed sleep and helps support the natural sleep cycle causing restful sleep.

Suggested Use

Add 1 scoop to 450ml of water. Blend using a shaker or blender until smooth. Consume 60min prior to bedtime.

Unived Rest & Recover Protein has been formulated to be consumed at night, prior to bedtime. For optimal results, we recommend you combine this with the Unived Rise & Grind protein, which is to be consumed in the morning.

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