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To make a product that enables the body to take on so many carbohydrates per hour, some science is needed. Maurten has developed this very cleverly using a special 'hydrogel technology'. As far as the Maurten320 Drink mix is concerned , it is enormous that it produces 80g carbohydrate per 500ml. Around twice what the majority of other sports drinks produce .
As Maurten explains on his website:
"When you mix it with water, you have a liquid carbohydrate sports drink with a high concentration of maltodextrin and fructose.The sports drink immediately turns into hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach.The hydrogel ensures a smooth transport of the drink through the stomach to the intestine, where the water, salt and carbohydrates are absorbed. "
Maurten also produces a DrinkMix 160, that is, a semi-strong variant that still contains 40gr of carbohydrates.
Apart from Maurten's drinking mixes, there is now also a real hydrogel . This is the Maurten Gel100 which contains 25 grams of carbohydrates. Research at Maurten has yielded results that you can take up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour with this gel (4 per hour). Our experience, however, is that you have a full stomach, which is not always pleasant when running.