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Maurten is a sports drink based on hydrogel, made from natural alginate, pectin, electrolytes and carbohydrates. Maurten's sports drink is already being used by great athletes and labeled as revolutionary. Read more..
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 gastric emptying.
A drink with a lot of sugar leads to stomach and intestinal complaints, while the sugar is also taken up with a great delay, because that only happens in the small intestine. For that reason, the usual sports drinks are also isotonic; they do not cause upset stomach, but also provide only a modest amount of carbohydrates; actually too little to expect a real boost from.
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 with a certain acidity.
The carbohydrates remain packed in the acidic stomach, so that the normal gastric emptying is not disturbed. The drink is passed through as water, say. Once in the small intestine the pH rises, whereupon the polymer buffers release their concentrated charge of carbohydrates. The small intestine can then be absorbed effortlessly.
The result is that the athlete with each sip quickly puts a relatively large amount of carbohydrates in circulation, without it leading to gastrointestinal complaints. If you organize the intake smartly, you can refuel extra, immediately available, energy during the long-term efforts at the crucial moments.
Mix the contents of a sachet with 500ml of water and mix until it is completely dissolved. Consume the Maurten beverage mix 320 before, during and / or immediately after the effort.