Sports nutrition is an essential but often over-looked part of sports and endurance performance, for staying healthy during training and competitions, and for successful recovery afterwards. Carbohydrates are an essential source of fuel for endurance athletes, such as runners, cyclists and triathletes, as carbs feed your glycogen stores - fuelling the body for optimum performance and providing energy.
Glycogen: Carbohydrates that have been converted and are stored in the muscles and in the liver Depletion of glycogen stores can compromise recovery and weaken your immune system.
In the 1980's, a research team led by Professor Timothy Noakes developed the world's first concentrated energy gel, known as Squeezy, which has now become a best seller in the sports retail industry. The concept was to create a sports nutrition product that athletes or people in training could use to quickly and easily top up their carbohydrate stores and keep energy maintained during endurance sports. The simple but highly functional gels, bars and drinks have become really popular among athletes and individuals who take part in endurance sports like running and cycling.
Medium intensity endurance/hobby athlete: 30-60g per hour
Competition athlete: 60-80g per hour
Semi-pro/pro athlete: 80-100g per hour
After endurance exercise it is a good idea to refill your glycogen stores and also consume some protein to help with muscle recovery. Vitamins and minerals can help to strengthen your immune system, especially Vitamin C and Zinc, to prevent infection and illness.
Protein & Aminos Your body requires protein and amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, for healthy muscles and body function. It is especially important to consume protein after exercise to rebuild and restore your muscles. Squeezy 100% Pure Amino contains all of the essential amino acids in a free and crystalline form coming from natural origin. The amino acids are completely plant-based and therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is also pre-fermented and free of any additives.
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