i read this somewhere else,hope it its good for you
You can definitely substitute it for something else. I think Beachbody is a great company, but honestly, it's kind of slimy how they promote their products through their DVD's. The recovery formula is nothing special. So let's take a look at the recovery drink and what it's made of. I'm getting all this information directly from their website so you can quote me on it.
So for one container, you get 25 servings for 49.95. Macro profile in terms of calories/fat/carbs/protein is 220/1/40/10.
They also give a bit of information on the ingredients.
"Dextrose-based formula for optimum glycogen replenishment"
"A high Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle resynthesis"
" A small amount of creatine to boost performance without adding bulk"
So basically, it's been said that after a workout, you pretty much have a one hour window of opportunity to deliver the necessary nutrients to your body so it can begin to regrow your worn muscle. Some would say that the perfect ratio of macronutrients is a 4:1 carbrotein ratio. Based on this fact, the recovery drink accomplishes this exactly with a 40:10 ratio (chocolate milk has a similar macronutrient profile). This being said, most would also argue that 10 grams of protein for a post workout drink isn't enough. Also, for the price they're charging, it's definitely not worth it. You can easily make your own post-workout drink for significantly cheaper, and have it be more effective as well. And I'll tell you how.
First of all, get whey protein. ON 100% Whey is one of the most trusted and well-known on the market. For about $50, you get 80 servings with around 24 grams of protein, as well as the necessary amino acid profile for muscle recovery.
Next you need a simple carbohydrate. The whole idea behind this is that a high GI carb creates an insulin spike and aids in protein synthesis. The P90X recovery drink uses dextrose, one of the highest GI carbs out there. However, you can get about a 2lbs bag of dextrose for about $5. It's really cheap. Another solution is to use gatorade powder (e.g. mix orange gatorade with vanilla whey protein). Another alternative is just to use a blender and mix your post workout shake with some fruit, such as a banana.
The recovery drink also uses "a small amount of creatine". Thing is, they don't actually tell you how much creatine is needed. You need about 5 grams of creatine for it to actually be effective. Also, creatine is one of the cheapest supplements on the market. You can get 1000 grams for about $20.
Please don't waste your money on the P90X recovery drink.
Might be because folks in the UK use Google, and when they search it 90% of what comes up is just bad science or scams. I am not the most familiar person with the UK culture but I am almost certain they have more things to worry about than importing bottled BS.
Just my thoughts, maybe someone from the UK has something to say on the matter.