Yeah, like SBT said, I’m wondering why you want to go lower carb for workout nutrition. Pretty much every coach agrees that right around training is the most important time to have carbs, even if you’re low carb the rest of the day.
Carb quality is just as important, possibly moreso, than quantity. One scoop of Plazma has basically the same amount of carbs as a can of Coke, but your body processes the carbs in one vastly different than the other.
The Surge products are solid options, but dropping Plazma because of the carb content is like breaking up with Scarlett Johansson because she doesn’t look good as a brunette. I mean, like, technically it’s something you can do, but it’s just not a good reason.
I always use a good-better-best scale. Surge Recovery is good. It’s straight-forward protein and carbs to spike insulin levels and drive nutrition into the muscles for recovery. It’s been around forever and still does its job very well (I’m pretty sure it was one of, if not the first, specific post-workout drinks on the market).
Surge Workout Fuel is better. It’s packed with leucine, which is the most important amino acid for growth, and uses faster-acting carbs (highly branched cyclic dextrins) to take effect immediately. It also contains ingredients to boost performance and recovery, like beta-alanine, citrulline, and a formula to improve hydration.
Plazma is the best around, with even faster-acting protein (casein hydrolysate) and better carbs, which is why it can be drank during training and digest immediately. It also has many of the performance/recovery boosters found in Surge Workout Fuel.
Grams, not milligrams. Simple typo, but huge dosage difference. 5g once a day is fine, 10g is overkill. Adding it right into your workout nutrition is fine. Whether it’s before, during, or after doesn’t make a giant difference in the long-term. I’m slightly more daring than SBT and toss creatine into Plazma when I train (the formula is perfectly designed as-is, but I’ve read creatine can be the only acceptable add-in), But I’ll put creatine in my before bed Mag-10 on rest days.