Performance

Performance

Description

The main fuel for prolonged, intense endurance events is carbohydrates and the amount of carbohydrate that is stored in the body is one of the main determinants of performance. As such, it is important that carbohydrate stores are maximised before endurance exercise and that during prolonged exercise where this stores are depleted, additional carbohydrate is consumed to maintain performance and avoid fatigue. Consuming carbohydrates will help to maintain blood glucose and replenish muscle glycogen. If no carbohydrates are consumed, muscle glycogenwill be depleted after approx. 90 minutes of exercise and severe fatigue may occur.

The amount of carbohydrate that you should take on during exercise will depend on the length of your training or competition.

  • Exercises < 1h: not necessary to consume carbohydrates during exercise.
  • Exercises 1-2h: 30g carbohydrates per hour exercise.(~1 energy gel)
  • Exercises 2-3h: 60g carbohydrates per hour exercise.(~2 energy gels)
  • Exercises >2.5-3h: up to 90g carbohydrates per hour exercise.(~up to 3 energy gels)

The Etixx Nutritional Energy Gelis a unique sugar mixture that consists of high-speed sugars (glucose and maltose), semi-slow sugars (sucrose) and slow sugars (complex sugars). This means that the “triple action effect” (three-phase sugars) provides a quick energy boost, yet still provides energy over a long period of time (see figure). Moreover, glucose and fructose use different transport systems when they are absorbed into the body. This means that in total more carbohydrate can simultaneously enter the blood stream when glucose and fructose are consumed together in comparison to when only one of the two sugars is consumed. The energy gel is a highly concentrated form of sugars meaning it contains large amounts of fuel. To get the same amount of carbohydrates from an energy drink you would have to drink large amounts of fluid which would increase the likelihood of GI distress. It also contains no added nutrients such as protein or fat which can slow the emptying of the stomach.
 

Who will benefit from the Etixx Nutritional Energy Gel?

The Etixx Nutritional Energy Gel is suitable for all athletes that need to quickly replenish their energy during prolonged exercise. Therefore it is ideal to consume immediately before or during prolonged endurance events such as cycle sportives, triathlons and marathons. Furthermore, it may also be useful for team sport athletes to consume during rest periods

Instructions

10min BEFORE 1 sachet
DURING 1 à 2 sachets per hour effort 

Ingredients

Sugar syrup 84% (dextrose, sucrose, other sugars) - water - flavouring - Preservative: potassium sorbate - Acidity regulator: malic acid - L-ascorbic acid


Without gluten - without lactose - without soy vegetarians √ - vegans √

Nutritional information

  Per gel (38g)
Energy (kcal) 96
Energy (kJ) 409
Fat (g) 0
Protein (g) 0
Carbohydrate (g)  24,1
Of which sugar (g) 16,3
Salt (g) 0
Vit C (mg) 40 (50% RI*)

*RI = Reference intake 

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