Rise & Grind

Unived’s Athlete Protein – Rise & Grind is a high quality Informed Sports Certified plant-based protein, formulated for athletes, and meant to be consumed in the morning, post workouts.

To accompany 25grams of Pea Protein Isolate, we have included key nutrients that deliver energy, focus & concentration, and enhance NO2 production, setting you up for a productive and purposeful day ahead.

Key benefits:

  • Serves as an ergogenic aid and improves Exercise endurance, cardio-respiratory performance, energy, stamina, oxygen efficiency and skeletal muscle blood flow.
  • Helps lower exercise mean arterial pressure and Reduce O2 uptake (VO2) during skeletal muscle contractions.
  • Helps maintain, repair and grow lean muscle mass, as well as, support the immune system, reduce muscle damage, improve endurance levels and reduce recovery time.
  • Helps to improve vigilance, alertness, mood, and cognitive processes during strenuous exercises and improves physical performance.

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Ingredients Per Serving

Plant-Based Protein Organic Pea Protein Isolate 85% 31.25g, Beet Root (Beta vulgaris) Extract Standardized to 6.5% Dietary Nitrates 2000mg, Digestive Enzyme Blend (from Bacterial Acid Protease, Bacterial Neutral Protease, Papain, Bacterial Alkaline Protease, Fungal Alpha Amylase) 365mg, Probiotic Unique IS 2 (Bacillus Coagulans) 300mg, Anhydrous Caffeine (Extracted from Green Tea) 100mg, Vitamin B Complex Blend containing Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7, Vitamin B12 40mg, Folate (as L-5 Methyltetrahydrofolate) 300mcg

Serving Size

One Scoop

Benefits

25g Organic Pea Protein

  • Helps maintain, repair and grow lean muscle mass
  • Pea protein is a rich source of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) and each serving delivers 4.54g natural occurring BCAAs.

Helps boost your NO2 production

  • Rise & Grind  formulated with an industry leading beet-root extract, standardized to 6.5% dietary nitrate content
  • helps enhance blood flow, gas exchange, mitochondrial biogenesis and efficiency, and strengthening of muscle contraction.
  • Helps improve exercise endurance, cardio-respiratory performance, energy and stamina, Promotes oxygen efficiency, Lowers exercise mean arterial pressure and Reduces O2 uptake (VO2) during skeletal muscle contractions.

Improves physical performance, mental alertness and gut health

  • Besides muscles, it also supports immunity, builds strong gut with digestive enzymes & probiotics while B-vitamins helps you kickstart your day and remain energetic throughout.
  • Contains caffeine that helps to improve vigilance, alertness and mood, and improve cognitive processes during and following strenuous exercise and improve physical performance.

Product Description

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 has been formulated with 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 2.51 lbs
Dimensions 8.66 × 4.33 × 11.42 in

How are Rise & Grind Protein works

Pea Protein Isolate: Plant-based protein and does not compromise the amino acid profile and provides a complete blend of all essential and non essential amino acids. It Provides 25g of protein and 4.54mg of BCAA which helps with lean muscle development. It also has a PDCAAS score of 0.93 and is highly digestible.

Digestive enzyme Blend: the digestive enzymes are active at different pH levels to break down of the protein at every level of the digestive tract which is acidic in the stomach and alkaline in the intestine. They ensure complete digestion of the complex protein molecule for its optimum absorption and reduce the chances of gastric problems like flatulence, stomach ache which are caused by undigested protein.

Probiotic: Bacillus coagulans is a type of good bacteria. This strain of bacteria is particularly robust & effective at alleviating stomach distress and other ailments like abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach distension and constipation. Compared with the placebo group, participants who took B. coagulans reported less disability and showed a reduction in marker for inflammation, had an improved ability to participate in daily activities, such as long walks.

Dietary Nitrate: Worlds most potent beetroot extract with 6% nitrate concentration, developed to support endurance & performance and it provides a high concentration of natural dietary nitrates. Higher nitrate levels are then converted to high levels of nitric oxide (NO), which serves multiple functions related to increased blood flow, gas exchange, mitochondrial biogenesis and efficiency, and strengthening of muscle contraction.

A single serving of Unived Rise & Grind gives you 120mg Nitrate, which will help:

  • Exercise endurance
  • Improve energy and stamina
  • Promote oxygen efficiency and skeletal muscle blood flow
  • Lower exercise mean arterial pressure
  • Reduce O2 uptake (VO2) during skeletal muscle contractions

These improvements indicate that nitrate has ergogenic effects on cardiorespiratory endurance that benefits athletic performance.

Caffeine: A studies have considered a potential ergogenic effect of caffeine taken late in prolonged exercise. It improves vigilance, alertness and mood, and improves cognitive processes during and following strenuous exercise and improves physical performance. Caffeine has been shown to enhance performance by about 1 to 3 percent, particularly in endurance sports it can effectively boost physical and mental performance and help improve reaction time and ability to think clearly.

Vitamin B-Complex: these are water-soluble vitamins that assist in the utilization of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These vitamins are known to increase endurance capability, aids in the production of new red blood cells and repair damaged muscles. Athletes with poor or marginal nutritional status of B vitamins may have decreased ability to perform high intensity exercise.

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 Rise & Grind 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.

PROBIOTIC

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

DIGESTIVE ENZYME

Protease: breaks down proteins & peptides to ensure break down of protein throughout the digestive tract for complete utilization and absorption of the protein and supports immune functions.

Amylase: it also includes Amylase, the enzyme that breaks Carbohydrates because Pea protein is a glycoprotein, which means it is difficult to break down with protease enzymes alone and requires treating with amylases too.

Dietary Nitrates

An ingredient that helps with blood flow to the muscles while supporting oxygen uptake by the muscles is ideal for sports performance.

On an average, 100g of raw beets contains 250-300mg dietary nitrate, i.e. 0.25% – 0.3% only. Rise & Grind contains World’s most potent Beet extract standardized to 6% nitrate content. It is manufactured using a proprietary aqueous process to obtain a high potency extract with minimal oxalate content.

HOW TRUBEET® WORKS?

  • Once ingested, the nitrate (NO3) is reduced to nitrite (NO2), by anaerobic bacteria in the oral cavity by the action of nitrate reductase enzymes and then to nitric oxide (NO) in the stomach. This physiological mechanism depends on the entero-salivary circulation of inorganic nitrate without involving NOS activity[i].
  • Once in the acidic stomach, nitrite is instantly decomposed to convert to NO and other nitrogen oxides performing determinant physiological functions. Nitrate and remaining nitrite is absorbed from the intestine into the circulation, which can become bioactive NO in tissues and blood under physiological hypoxia[i].
  • NO induces several physiological mechanisms that influence O2 utilization during contraction skeletal muscle. Physiological mechanisms for NO2 reduction are facilitated by hypoxic conditions; therefore, NO (vasodilator) is produced in those parts of muscle that are consuming or in need of more O2. This mechanism would allow local blood flow to adapt to O2 requirement, providing within skeletal muscle an adequate homogeneous distribution. This physiological response could be positive in terms of muscle function during exercise improving performance[i].
  • Nitric oxide, being a major vasodialator that can increase blood flow to muscles and promote oxygen transfer in the muscle. Additional physiological benefits of NO include improved mitochondrial efficiency and glucose uptake in muscle and enhanced muscle contraction and relaxation processes[i].
  • It is known that NO has an important role in the adaptation processes under hypoxic conditions, the vasodilatory effects of NO may favor oxygen delivery, and supplementation with beetroot juice could be effective in reducing the ergolytic effects of hypoxia on cardiorespiratory endurance[i].

 

A study in trained cyclists found that beetroot juice supplementation improves performance by 0.8% in a 50-mile test. These findings suggests that beetroot juice might have an ergogenic effect, increasing performance in prolonged cycling events that require alternations in relative intensity, from moderate to high VO2max, which is very characteristic of the stages of cycling races[ii].

It appears that acute supplementation with beetroot juice increases the power output with the same VO2 levels. This is an interesting finding for athletes as there is evidence that the economy is a key factor to improve cardio-respiratory performance increasing energy efficiency in endurance sports modalities. Time to exhaustion at several intensities (60%–100% VO2max, MAP or VT1) is another usual performance parameter that is improved with acute beetroot supplementation.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine (CAF) is commonly ingested by athletes because of its reported ergogenic effects. CAF may modulate central fatigue and influence ratings of perceived exertion, perceived pain, and levels of vigor, all of which may lead to performance improvements[iii].

Caffeine does not improve maximal oxygen capacity directly, but could permit the athlete to train at a greater power output and/or to train longer.

Potential mechanisms through which it improves performance

  1. Free fatty acid oxidation: Caffeine may help mobilize fat stores, enabling the body to use fat as its primary fuel source. By utilizing fat as fuel, this allows the body to spare glycogen, which is an additional fuel source for the body stored in the muscles and liver. By delaying muscle glycogen depletion, exercise can be prolonged enabling the athlete to go harder, longer, faster and perform more reps before fatigue[iv].
  2. Adenosine receptor antagonist: Research and reviews conclude that caffeine affects endurance performance largely through its antagonist effect on the adenosine receptors in the brain i.e. via a pathway that leads to an increased production of adrenalin, which stimulates energy production and improves blood flow to the muscles and heart. Caffeine modulates central fatigue and influences ratings of perceived exertion, perceived pain and levels of vigour, all of which may lead to performance improvements[v].
  3. Caffeine may work, in part, by creating a more favourable intracellular ionic environment in active muscle. This could facilitate force production by each motor unit[vi].

The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition says that caffeine in the amount equivalent to one to three cups of coffee lowers heart rate during sub-maximal exercise. Recent work by the ACSM, on well-trained athletes reported that 3-9mg caffeine per kg (kilogram) of body weight one-hour prior to exercise increased running and cycling endurance in the laboratory5.

B-COMPLEX VITAMIN

Thiamine (Bl): is part of the coenzyme thiamin pyrophosphate, which plays a critical role in the breakdown of glucose for energy and acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of branch-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine)[vii].

Riboflavin (B2): is a part of two coenzymes (flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide). The two coenzymes participate in the oxidation-reduction reactions during energy production within the metabolic pathways. Riboflavin helps extract energy from glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids.

Niacin (B3): is critical to breaking down carbohydrates and fatty acids during exercise. Its other role is to repair and replicate cells post exercise.

Pyridoxine (B6): Without adequate B6, all amino acids become essential, because our bodies cannot make them in sufficient quantities. Pyridoxine helps deliver oxygen throughout our body and helps nerve cells communicate. Pyridoxine also works with folate and vitamin Bl2 to lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine,

Folate (B9): is involved with DNA synthesis, the maturation of red blood cells and other cells, and amino acid metabolism.

Vitamin B12: is essential in the homocysteine, mitochondrial, muscle and hematopoietic metabolisms. It also assists in the utilization of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and is known to increase endurance capability, aids in the production of new red blood cells and repair damaged muscles. Athletes with lower intake of B12 like vegetarian and vegan athletes could be at a disadvantage when it comes to high intensity exercise.

Biotin (B7): is critical for the breakdown of carbohydrates to glucose, fat to fatty acid, and protein to amino acids. It also helps in the conversion of amino acids to glucose (gluconeogenesis).

Pantothenic acid (B5): is a component of coenzyme A, which is part of acetyl coenzyme A. Through which, pantothenic acid is involved in many metabolic reactions that extract energy from fatty acids.

References

[i] Raúl Domínguez, et. al., “Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Athletes. A Systematic Review”, Nutrients 2017, 9, 43; doi:10.3390/nu9010043

[ii] Brynmor C. Breese, et. al., “The effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on the spatial heterogeneity of quadriceps deoxygenation during heavy-intensity cycling”, Physiol Rep, 5 (14), 2017, e13340,

[iii] Ganio, Matthew S, et al., “Effect of Caffeine on Sport-Specific Endurance Performance: A Systematic Review”, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: January 2009 – Volume 23 – Issue 1 – p 315-324 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31818b979a

[iv] Dr. Rick Kattouf, The Benefits of Caffeine for Endurance Athletes” https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-benefits-of-caffeine-for-endurance-athletes/

[v] Coffee & health – from the institute for scientific information on coffee https://www.coffeeandhealth.org/topic-overview/potential-mechanisms-2/

[vi] Graham, T.E. “Caffeine and Exercise – Metabolism, Endurance and Performance”. Sports Med 31, 785–807 (2001). https://doi.org/10.2165/00007256-200131110-00002

[vii] Laquale, Kathleen M, “B-complex vitamins’ role in energy release”, In Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications. Paper 25.

FAQ's

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.

What can one expect from Unived’s Rise & Grind Protein?

Rise & Grind Protein is formulated to support exercise and athletic performance. It is meant for those involved in endurance sports, from Olympic and professional athletes to recreational hobbyists. One can expect it to help maintain, repair and grow lean muscle mass, as well as, support the immune system, reduce muscle damage, improve endurance levels, reduce recovery time and reduce fatigue.

Are there any side effects associated with consumption?

There are no known side effects or interactions associated with the ingredients of Unived’s Rise & Grind Protein. Each ingredient is used in an adequate amount that is required for the desired effect. It is completely safe for long term use.

Does it contain any synthetic Amino acids?

No. we do not add any overages or any additional ingredients to increase the amino acid profile.

Why Unived’s Rise & Grind Protein?

Unived’s Rise & Grind is an Organic Plant Based Protein with 120mg Dietary Nitrates which is from a beet root extract standardized to 6% nitrate content, it also has 100mg natural caffeine, 100% RDA of B-complex vitamins, which are all ingredients that help improve energy and physical performance. It also contains digestive enzymes for better break down and assimilation of the protein, while the Probiotic maintains a healthy gut microbial environment. In short it is a supplement that is going to take care of your energy and protein requirements, improve oxygen efficiency, cardio-respiratory performance and blood flow, effectively boost physical and mental performance and help maintain reaction time, vigilance and ability to think clearly.

Thus, it is a product that will help start your mornings with complete wakefulness, energy, and improved oxygen capacity to get through your day with excellent performance.

Suggested Use

Add 1 scoop to 450ml of water. Blend using a shaker or blender until smooth.

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

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