The past few years you hear a lot about the Maurten brand in the world of sports nutrition. Many athletes have already used Maurten in various competitions and have even set records for it. Like Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder at the marathon, and Jan Frodeno.
What is Maurten sports nutrition?
Maurten is a Swedish brand scientifically developed to increase tolerance to higher concentrations of carbohydrates by encapsulating them in hydrogels. A hydrogel is a biopolymer and water-based structure with small pores. These go earlier to the intestines so that carbohydrates can be absorbed faster and without problems. At Maurten they have also found a way to only work with natural ingredients. In addition, Maurten has filled the structure with the most efficient form of energy, carbohydrates.
In addition to the gels, they have also developed a sports drink. The sports drink also contains this hydrogel technology. Because of the encapsulation, stomach and intestines are not disturbed because the sports drink is absorbed as water. In this way you can absorb immediately available energy during long efforts and in competitions. Maurten's technology would allow you to absorb twice as much carbohydrates as normal because it is fed directly to the intestines.
Difference between the Maurten 160 drinking mix vs Maurten 320 drinking mix
Basically, both products are the same, using the same hydro technology. The biggest difference between the Maurten160 and the Maurten320 is the amount of carbohydrates in a 500ml bottle.
The Maurten160 drink mix contains 40 grams of carbohydrates and a Maurten320 drink mix contains 80 grams of carbohydrates.
Experiences and reviews of endurance athletes and top athletes
From the experiences of many athletes it is striking that many athletes have not had the feeling of hunger or the feeling of an empty stomach. During several matches it has also been experienced that there is still enough energy left until the end of the match. So the decay in the match was more limited for many athletes than usual. Because of the amount of sodium (salt) in Maurten sports nutrition, calf cramps were also not experienced. Also many top athletes use Maurten and are positive about it. For example, Maurten was a partner for the SUB2HRS project, an international initiative to have someone run a marathon under two hours within five years.
Customer reviews on Maurten's sports nutrition (can be found at the Maurten products on our website)
"Tastes neutral - the 320g is stronger and better in terms of support - the 160 more like a sports drink."
"tested and approved - no 'sugar dip' - tastes neutral."
"Best gel for walking and cycling"
"For the first time tried the new gel and was immediately excited, a somewhat thick gel-like substance, taste slightly sweet and does not fall heavily on the stomach, quickly absorbed so immediate result."
"Maurten drink 320 is a very good drink for all endurance sports , high quality , due to its fast absorption no stomach and intestinal problems."
Besides the many positive reactions, there are few negative reactions about Maurten sports nutrition. The only negative point that can be found is the price you pay for Maurten's products. This is on the somewhat high side. Nevertheless, there are many endurance athletes who are willing to pay for it. Stomach and intestinal complaints you would like to prevent naturally and absorb enough energy during sports is essential for every athlete.
Maurten and the Half / Full Marathon
For the half marathon and the whole marathon we offer 2 packages. These can be found here.
At the moment Maurten is working on a sports feeding schedule for us for the half triathlon and the whole triathlon. As soon as these are known we will publish them.