Monday, 15 June 2015, 4:40 PM
Getting your nutrition right can make the difference between a great race and a
really nasty one! What you eat and when, can have a big impact on the outcome
of an event. Dehydration and running out of energy are common causes of fatigue
in a race. These nutrition products are designed to give you what you need pre
race, during race and post race for optimal performance.
Whether you are about to run a marathon, tackle a triathlon or cycling, maximising your energy is essential for unleashing your full athletic potential. In addition to great nutrition pre and post event, every athlete needs support to cross the line at full potential. Hydration and
carbohydrate intake is essential for ongoing performance and stamina. Every hour that you exercise your body’s energy systems become depleted of water, electrolytes and glucose.
1. EnergySource X’treme
A new generation sports drink with a high caffeine content. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 combined with key electrolytes, magnesium and caffeine (300mg / Litre). X’treme is intended as a one-time caffeine dose. Athletes use it for caffeine loading prior to or during a major race, towards the end of a long ride, before or during training for attention and concentration and to increase reaction time.
2. Endura Rehydration Formula
Fuel your body to perform and recover with Endura Rehydration Formula. This dynamically advanced rehydration formula delivers essential electrolytes including Meta MagÆ, a patented, highly absorbable form of magnesium. Endura can help improve your stamina, rapidly replace fluid and electrolytes, support muscle recovery, and help in the maintenance of good muscle tone and tension.
Endura Rehydration Formula is available in four delicious flavours: Lemon Lime, Orange, Pineapple and Raspberry.
800g RRP $47.95
2 kg RRP $101.95
Box of 50 sachets (25 g) RRP $119.95
3. Pure High Nitrate Beet Powder
Made from 100% beetroot, Pure Beet Powder contains high amounts of natural nitrates which scientific studies have shown to improve power and endurance in elite athletes. When taken in the days prior to an event it can assist to increase endurance, speed, power & overall strength by relaxing muscle tissue and reducing the amount of oxygen needed by muscles during physical activity. Simply mix Pure Beet Powder with 250ml plain water for 2 - 5 days prior to your planned event. Excellent taste compared to juice concentrates. Get your competitive edge!
200g RRP $35 www.drinkpure.co.nz
4. Sujon Blackcurrant Powder
Sujon Blackcurrant Powder is a 100% natural food which contains all the goodness of the
raw fruit. When taken daily it becomes a powerful addition to a regular diet for those seeking enhanced performance and faster muscle recovery.Sujon Blackcurrants have been proved to have a significant vasodilatory function (resulting in increased circulation and oxygen delivery), enhancing performance and adding muscle recovery, making it a highly beneficial dietary addition for sportspeople.
One months supply of Sujon powder is only $38.85 and capsules are also available for $48.85. ou can purchase from most health shops or direct from
5. Tailwind Endurance Fuel
Train on a full tank: top off your glycogen stores by drinking Tailwind before exercising to improve your performance
All you need, all day. Really.
6. New GU Chocolate Peanut
Butter Energy Gel
GU gels provide athletes with a shot of 100 calories in the form of a patented carbohydrate blend (70%-80% maltodextrin and 30-20% fructose) to deliver high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy. Includes ginger to sooth the stomach.
RRP $3.99. Learn more at gufuel.co.nz
Originally published in New Zealand Triathlon & Multisport Issue 99, November 2014