Gravel Grinder News: Osmo Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Back in August, we reported on our good experience with Osmo Nutrition and its hydration and recovery drink mixes over the hot summer season. Now, Osmo has introduced a new chocolate Rapid Recovery drink mix.

We’ve had the opportunity to try the new chocolate Rapid Recovery, and it seems to work at least as well as a recovery drink as the vanilla flavored Acute Recovery drink we tested earlier this summer. Plus, the chocolate flavor is smooth and delicious… just what you want after a hard ride.

Here’s the release from Osmo Nutrition:

The “Golden Window” To Rapid Muscle Recovery: OSMO Nutrition Introduces Rapid Recovery Drink Mix

Train Hard and recover fast with OSMO Proprietary Rapid Recovery Mix

Recover quickly and efficiently with Osmo Rapid Recovery. Developed to be easily dissolvable while still giving you the same post-workout benefits, Osmo Rapid Recovery provides a full-body refuel in a single beverage. 

Osmo Rapid Recovery drink mix
Available in a tasty chocolate flavor, Osmo Rapid Recovery helps you bounce back quicker from hard rides and races. Image: Osmo Nutrition

Each component of the new formula has been selected by Osmo to achieve specific goals in aiding athlete recovery during the all-important “Golden Window”, which is the acute recovery phase immediately following exercise. During this time our bodies are primed to uptake glucose and protein, allowing maximal muscle adaptation and repair, optimized recovery, and accelerated glycogen replenishment. This is why getting in the right post-exercise nutrition is critical to maximizing performance.

Based on peer-reviewed science, Rapid Recovery was formulated as a one-stop post-workout beverage, with a unique combination of complete proteins, easily-digested carbohydrates, and caffeine from green tea to promote muscle repair and boost glycogen replenishment.

  • Rapid Recovery uses two proteins proven to halt muscular breakdown post-workout. Whey is a fast-acting protein while casein is longer-lasting. The combination is highly effective, as fatigued muscles have both immediate and long-lasting access to amino acids (the building blocks of protein) to stimulate repair and growth.
  • The addition of simple carbohydrates maximizes muscle glycogen replenishment, promotes muscle growth and reduces muscle soreness, helping you to come back stronger and fresher for your next workout.
  • The small amount of caffeine with carbohydrates and protein has been shown to accelerate glycogen resynthesis by 66% over carbohydrates and protein alone.

Drink Rapid Recovery within 30 minutes of finishing exercise to maximize the benefits of your workout and nurture your body. Mix it with water or your choice of milk for a delicious recovery drink. 

Key Benefits of Ending a Workout with Rapid Recovery 

  • Accelerates glycogen restoration
  • Enables muscle repair
  • Helps the body adapt to exercise and become stronger over time
  • MSRP: $35

Learn more about Osmo Rapid Recovery at


Author: MG

Matt Gersib is the 2014 Gravel World Champion in the Fatbike category. He's also finished some of the most challenging gravel events in the country, including the Dirty Kanza XL, TransIowa and the Dirty Kanza 200, among others. In 2015, Gersib was an inaugural inductee into the DK200 "1,000 mile club" of five-time finishers. In addition to his gravel cycling, Gersib is an accomplished mountain bike racer, with numerous race wins and championships, including the 2012 Nebraska State Marathon MTB Championship.

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