How electrolytes, vitamins B5, B6, and B12 help with recovery.

Woman on a running track using a foam roller on her Iliotibial (IT) Band.How electrolytes, vitamins B5, B6, and B12 help with recovery.

Our Strawberry Banana Lemon Recovery Protein Blend is here and ticks all recovery essentials! We have packed it with electrolytes, vitamins B5, B6, and B12.

Your body needs to recover after exercise, a bad cold, or flu, and Pounamu Protein’s Premium Recovery Blend is perfect for rebuilding and rehydrating!

How do the ingredients aid in recovery, and why are they necessary?


Electrolytes are one of the most critical factors in rehydration and recovery. They are minerals that help send and receive signals to your brain, heart, gut, and muscles that keep the body functioning. They help direct the flow of water in and out of cells, which is essential for repairing and rehydrating muscles. 

When exercising or fighting off illness, the body loses electrolytes through sweat, vomit, and urine. Properly recovering those lost electrolytes is crucial; if not done, there can be uncomfortable side effects. These can include fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, low energy, or not feeling well overall.

What are electrolytes?

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium

Because the body doesn’t make all the essential electrolytes, incorporating a supplement during and after working out will ensure you stay hydrated and your muscles have what they need. You can get your electrolytes from a healthy diet, but it often isn’t enough. We’ve got you covered with the Pounamu Protein Recovery Blend. Add this to your daily routine and you can be confident you are getting clean, sustainable nutrients that taste good and treat you well!

The B Vitamins:


B5 is also known as pantothenic acid, which is how we list it on our nutrition label. It helps convert food to energy. Being part of the vitamin B family, B5 helps rebuild tissues, muscles, and organs by breaking down fat, carbohydrates, and proteins and using that energy to aid recovery. It is an essential vitamin for everyday health. 

A bonus of B5 is that it helps improve the appearance of scars and acne on your skin!


B6 is another essential vitamin to keep your body functioning correctly. It aids in proper circulation, maintaining the normal amount of amino acids in your blood. B6 helps break down and absorb the protein you consume and send it to the right places. It also helps in keeping a healthy immune system and brain function. 

B6 and B12 often work together to be powerhouse B vitamins for recovery!


B12 is another vital vitamin our bodies can’t make; another reason incorporating supplements is an integral part of a healthy routine. It ensures the body is getting enough nutrients. Muscles depend on B12. Your body needs it to form red blood cells, which deliver oxygen to the muscles. Without oxygen, our muscles simply wouldn’t work! They need oxygen to function and recover. The more red blood cells available to muscles, the longer and harder they’re allowed to work.

Breaking down protein and fats is what makes B12 so essential to recovery. Protein comprises many amino acids, and breaking them down helps the body absorb all the good nutrients in our Pounamu Protein products! 

B6 aids in supporting your body to absorb B12, which is why they are more beneficial when taken together!

Our Strawberry Banana Lemon Recovery Protein Blend has everything you need for a speedy recovery:

  • Protein: 23g
  • Sodium: 460mg
  • Calcium: 108mg
  • Potassium: 186mg
  • B5 (pantothenic acid): 2mg
  • B6: 1mg
  • B12: 4.7mcg

Try Pounamu Protein Recovery Blend here

A scoop of Pounamu Protein Recovery Blend powder, a glass of Recovery blend powder mixed with water and a white square plate with cut lemon, strawberries and bananas on it.

Do you need other ways to help with your recovery? We find using a foam roller works wonders - here is an excellent write up from REI with different exercises to try.