CNP Pro Fuel

Any good as a recovery drink?

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10/02/2011 at 22:42

I sent the wife ouit today to replenish my supplies of Rego Recovery which I have been using for some time as a post run carb and protein boost.

She went to a specialist sports shop and was persuaded to buy a big tub of CNP Pro fuel by the guy there who said it was the same, and "all the runners use it, and skateboarders too"

Not sure what the skater dudes have got to do with it .....or why they need carbs but there you go!

I've had a read of the label and the only way it differs from Rego is:

It has 95g or carbs instead of 62g per 100ml.

It has no protein content at all, and no sodium contant at all, whereas the Rego has 26g and 2.9g respectively.

Rego also has 1.7g of fat and the CNP none.

My question is has anyone else tried / used this and what are your thoughts?

I was under the impression that a good recovery drink should have some protein at least? A google search suggets its marketed for those lookign to boost calorific intake and gain weight - which I'm not, (cant say for the skaterboys though).. however, its has just about the same calories as Rego.....

 Has the wife beedn fobbed off with a load of tosh from the bodybuilder chap in the shop, or is this stuff any use to runners?


cougie    pirate
10/02/2011 at 23:30
If you haven't got any rego - milkshake is pretty close to it. Not sure about your magic powder - I thought you needed protein and carbs too.
11/02/2011 at 09:59

its not the same. cnp pro recover is more comparable to rego recovery.

pro fuel is just maltrodexin (carbs). runners/cyclist use it to replenish glycogen -  if you want protein  you just mix it with protein.

 im sure theres instructions on the pro fuel container

11/02/2011 at 13:21
yeah i think the recomended balance is 1/3 protein to carbs - 20g protein to 60 carbs.  i skip the expensive powders and go with milkshakes myself. 
11/02/2011 at 13:24

Nope - No instructions other than 50g scoop of cnp to 500ml of water which is the same as the rego.

How on earth do I add protein though?

The box seems to promote it as a weight gain product, presumably for bodybuilders. Says its an ideal way of getting extra calories in, which is not something I particularly want to do! Having said that, the ingredients are so simillar to Rego just without the protein.

Its also cheaper! (£10 for 1.5kg as opposed to £7 for 500g)

i was just curious to know if anyone esle has used this as a runner

11/02/2011 at 14:37

 Garry Porch 2 wrote (see)

yeah i think the recomended balance is 1/3 protein to carbs - 20g protein to 60 carbs.  i skip the expensive powders and go with milkshakes myself. 
 you dont need 1:3. some protein helps but 1:6 would be fine

 pro fuel is an easy way to get extra clories. its liquid carbohydrates!!!! its complex carbs but with high GI. so its perfect straight after hard exercise

you can mix it with protein powder or get another protein source. eg chicken breats

the guy in the shop was right to tell you its used by runners but its not a like-for-like product

16/02/2011 at 22:10

Wow Amy you must like it.

You have only posted 4 times on RW and every single one has been spam adverts for your product.

Hmmmmm.. I think i'll avoid it like the plague now!

22/10/2012 at 09:11
It's good stuff even just for getting some carbs in a few hours before a race as it gives the carbs without the heavy stomach. Also as for the protein to mix it with
Very high value and good protein can't really fall off at 190 servings for about 45 quid. Just put your carb powder in the shaker when you put the protein in

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