Here are a few things that can be accomplished by having a post-workout shake or meal 15-45 minutes after your workout:
-Shift metabolic machinery from a catabolic state to an anabolic state.
-Speed up the elimination of metabolic wastes by increasing muscle blood flow.
-Replenish muscle glycogen stores.
-Initiate tissue repair and set the stage for muscle growth.
-Reduce muscle damage and bolster the immune system.