CARBOPHOBIA & PERFORMANCE - SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
If you're a "carbo-phobe" then you really aren't concerned with performance, recovery, or lean muscle. True Athletes understand the importance of carbohydrates and embrace them. Whether they are carb-loading before a competition, rolling on the mat, banging out a WOD, slamming a drink during a race, or refueling after a tough training session they know that in order to get to where they want to be they need the energy to get there. Glycogen is what helps fuel your workouts and keep muscles volumized. There is no way around that!
Here's the reality of the situation. Not all carbs are created equal. There's a lot of cleverly labeled and modified maltodextrin on the market claiming to be some technical polysaccharide. Or, there's plain old cornstarch relabeled as super-duper muscle engorging waxy maize. Most of these aren't proven to do anything except deliver false hopes as opposed to having multiple clinical studies in real athletes to support what it is they're claiming.
This is why Gaspari Nutrition chose highly branched cluster dextrin for what will become the gold standard of recovery and performance drinks, GLYCOFUSE®. This high molecular weight carbohydrate has a special helical structure which gives it unique properties unlike many of the corn starches or polysaccharides out there. We'll be real with you and say this stuff isn't cheap, but you certainly pay for what you get. For an athlete like you who takes performance seriously, we know you would settle for nothing less than REAL RESULTS, REAL FAST.*
GOLD MEDALLION CERTIFIED ELECTROLYTES TO SUPPORT OPTIMAL NERVE TRANSMISSION AND MUSCLE PERFORMANCE*
When you sweat, your body loses potassium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, and calcium. They must be replaced to avoid cramping and losses in muscle performance because they are critical components in supporting nerve impulses and muscle contraction. Look at it this way, the more you sweat, the higher your potential need for increased hydration and electrolytes.
Your need for extra electrolytes is based on how often, how long, and how hard you train. To give you an edge Gaspari Nutrition partnered up with Albion Labs where science and patented technology have been combined to create crucial electrolytes in a form the body can readily assimilate. Glycofuse® bears this seal and is the first Gold Medallion certified carbohydrate powder on the market!
THE KEY TO FASTER GASTIC CLEARANCE (AKA EMPTYING YOUR STOMACH)
When you are working out, what is the worst thing that can happen after you take a few sips of water or any other intra-workout drink? Cramps. Nothing can kill a workout faster than some rib thumping cramps. Because of this, intelligently formulated "sports drinks" should have a verified osmolarity which is a key indicator of how fast it can clear the stomach, thus potentially avoiding cramps.
The Gaspari Nutrition R&D Team is acutely aware of this which is why they developed Osm Technology. This "new way" of looking at carbohydrate drinks utilizes a proprietary method of tuning the electrolytes in solution with pure cyclic dextrin to get an optimal osmolality (mOsm).* Remember, lower osmolality = faster gastric clearance.
To prove our point, we knew full well we had to have a lower osmolarity than our competition. So, we spent the money and had our competitors products tested at a 3rd party laboratory to see where we stood. With some fine tuning using Osm Technology, Glycofuse® is surmised to have an outstanding osmolality compared to just about every product on the market, including the biggest brands out there.
LIQUID PER SCOOP
Add 1 scoop per 8-12 fl. oz. (236-354 mL) of water. Take before, during or after training.
SHAKER CUP OR WATER BOTTLE
Add 1 to 2 scoops of Glycofuse to your shaker cup or water bottle. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
DIRECTIONS AND USE FOR TEAM SPORTS:
Please use the following directions when mixing into larger containers such as a gallon jug or a 5 gallon cooler.
1 GALLON OF WATER
In a gallon jug of water, place funnel into the mouth, and add 12 scoops of Glycofuse to your gallon of water. Close the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
5 GALLONS OF WATER
With 60 serving bottle, fill your water cooler with five gallons of water. Remove the scoop and add one full container of Gylcofuse to five gallons of water. Stir thoroughly for 30-45 seconds. Add 1 to 2 scoops of Glycofuse to your shaker cup or water bottle. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
The Edge® also contains a precise combination of glucose polymers and pure crystalline fructose (HyperCarbs™). It is an established fact that most energy drinks are limited in their ability to provide energy to the body; glucose polymers alone can only deliver a maximum of 1g of sugars per minute. However, the combination of glucose polymers and fructose has been scientifically proven to supply an extra 30% energy compared to just glucose polymers alone. Enriched with carbohydrate electrolytes to contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged endurance exercise and to enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise.
Most energy drinks only replace sodium and potassium minerals, The Edge® goes much further. When the body sweats, it loses minerals which include magnesium, a mineral that contributes to normal muscle function, a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, normal energy yielding metabolism, and normal muscle function. The Edge® contains the exclusive PlasmaMax™ mineral and electrolyte complex which replaces numerous minerals, trace minerals and electrolytes. PlasmaMax™ is exclusive to Reflex Nutrition and The Edge®.
It is a scientific fact that exercise increases free radicals in the body, especially during endurance exercise. Reflex Nutrition have a long standing research program that has led to the development of one of the world’s most advanced antioxidant supplements, Sports Antioxidants®. Calling on data from that program, The Edge® contains an array of antioxidants.
The Edge® is one of, if not the first energy drink in the world to contain a stable probiotic called Lactospore®.
The SQUEEZY CARBO LOAD DRINK is a high concentrated carbohydrate powder for the phases before and after sports.
500 g of powder mixed with water make 6 x 0.5 l of ready drinks. The available flavour is lemon
Increase your energy reserves by up to 30% with high quality carbohydrates
Delivers highly concentrated carbohydrate in its most efficient form. Athletes often find it difficult to consume high amounts of carbohydrate using normal food. To avoid the bulk of high-carb foods:
Carbo-loading is normally undertaken prior to a major event. It’s a technique that can increase your body’s carbohydrate stores by 30% or more. Here is an effective and easy method that does not require long periods of non training or a radical change to your diet.
Follow this guide in the 3 days leading up to your competition:
Each morning drink 500ml of Carbo-load drink. Wait for 2 hours then do a gentle warm up in your chosen sport Follow that warm up with 3 minutes intense effort. Good lactic acid build-up during this will encourage your body to store carbohydrate.
You should then aim to consume 10 grams of carbohydrate per kg body weight during the day. For a 70kg rider that would be 700 grams of carbohydrate per day.
One serving of 50g into a 750ml bottle of water will give you 120g of Carbohydrates. You can determine how much you need by the length of your event.(one serving for 2hrs, 2 servings for 4hrs etc each day spread over the 3 days previous to your event) Rich in long chain carbohydrates. Contains magnesium, sodium and potassium for mineral replacement As in all SQUEEZY-carbohydrate-products it contains no artificial sweeteners, glutens or lactose.
SQUEEZY is the ideal choice for all athletes seeking peak performance. All SQUEEZY products are produced without unnecessary ingredients. Our SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS base on the original formulation of the SQUEEZY GEL.
Long lasting expertise and steady development of new and innovative products is what SQUEEZY stands for as well as high quality - made in Germany.
THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS
1) SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS have a low concentration of loosened particles (low osmolality).
2) SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS only contain those ingredients which are needed for the phase of exposure.
3) SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS contain fructose and glucose as well as maltodextrin respectively isomaltulose.
4) All SQUEEZY SPORTS DRINKS are free of gluten, lactose and artificial sugars.
The SQUEEZY ENERGY FORTI DRINK contains next to carbohydrates FORTIGEL® (collagen hydrolysate).
400 g of powder mixed with water makes 5 litres of ready drink. The available flavour is lemon.