Is a sports drink based on hydrogel, made from natural alginate, pectin, electrolytes and carbohydrates.
What is Maurten sports drink
The sports drink from Maurten is already being used by great athletes and labeled as revolutionary. Top runners such as Eliud Kipchoge, Wilson Kipsang and the Dutch record holder Abdi Nageeye no longer drink anything else during the training sessions and competitions.
Maurten sports drink is based on a new method to encapsulate carbohydrates and electrolytes. In a conventional sports drink, the carbohydrate concentration must remain relatively low, because a higher concentration slows the emptying of the stomach.
A drink with a lot of sugar leads to stomach and intestinal complaints, while the sugar is also absorbed with great delay, because that only happens in the small intestine. That is why the usual sports drinks are isotonic; they do not cause stomach upset, but also only provide a modest amount of carbohydrates; actually too little to expect from a real boost.
In Maurten products, the carbohydrates - per formula in varying concentrations and ratios of glucose, fructose and maltodextrin - are packaged in pH-sensitive biopolymers. They only dissolve at a certain acidity.
In the acidic stomach the carbohydrates remain packed, so that the normal stomach emptying is not disturbed. The drink is let through as water. Once in the small intestine, the pH rises, at which the polymer buffers reveal their concentrated charge of carbohydrates. The small intestine can then absorb them effortlessly.
The result is that the athlete quickly brings a relatively large amount of carbohydrates into circulation with every sip, without causing stomach and intestinal complaints. If you organize your intake in a smart way, you can refuel extra, immediately available, energy at crucial moments during long-term efforts.
Instructions Mix the contents of a sachet with 500 ml of water and mix it until it is completely dissolved. Consume the Maurten drink mix 160 before, during and / or immediately after exercise.
Amount of energy
Studies have shown that the human body can absorb up to 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour. One Maurten drink mix 160 sachet, mixed with 500 ml of water, contains 40 grams of carbohydrates that are completely absorbed in the small intestine.