What is it used for?
Due to the high energy demands of these activities in recent years, the role of nutrition during training has been optimized as one of the crucial pillars. Therefore, factors such as the supply of carbohydrates, caffeine or electrolytes have become very important. On the other hand, intra-training carbohydrate intake must ensure the athlete's needs and provide optimal amounts of carbohydrates for each athlete.
At the same time, we must take into account that carbohydrate consumption during exercise refers to different transporters when consumed in large quantities, this means that under average amounts of carbohydrates the consumption of a source of glucose is sufficient. On the contrary, in those sports where large amounts of carbohydrates are ingested (higher than 45/60 g) the synergy of a glucose source with fructose in a 2:1 ratio may be a suitable option in order to increase the total amount of carbohydrates during exercise. Therefore, the use of fructose as a carbohydrate in combination with glucose may be a more interesting action than each of them separately.
Thus, these gels have very interesting characteristics, since they contain 20 g of maltodextrin and 10 g of fructose per gel (a total of 30 g of carbohydrates), 200 mg of sodium (the main electrolyte lost through sweat).
On the other hand, within the characteristics to be highlighted in the selection and design of these gels, we have taken into account the most relevant limitations of the athletes:
Firstly, we have achieved an aqueous texture that facilitates their consumption, they are refreshing, contain organoleptic properties that stimulate the desire to hydrate and have a mild flavor that is not excessively sweetened or bitter in order to be consumed continuously in those training sessions and competitions of longer duration. On the other hand, they have a simple and quick opening that avoids distractions and facilitates their consumption.
Due to all of the above, in those sports where carbohydrate consumption is required, these maltodextrin and fructose gels become an excellent option.
Supply of carbohydrates during exercise.
Combination of fructose with glucose sources to increase the amount of carbohydrates.
Mild taste without excessive bitterness or sweetness.
Watery texture for easy consumption.
What dose to consume?
It is recommended to adapt the dose to the energy and nutritional needs of your day. However, the consumption of 30 to 90 g of carbohydrates during exercise has guaranteed an ergogenic effect in medium and long duration sports. Thus, if you need 30 g of carbohydrates per hour, you can choose to consume 1 of our gels.
This product is composed of maltodextrin, fructose, sodium and caffeine.