12x Nduranz Nrgy Gel Prototype - 60M (40g) (BOX)
Nduranz was the first to design a simple system that enables a high energy intake of carbohydrates without digestive problems. The energy-hydrating drink Ndure is created using a unique maltodextrin:fructose ratio for optimal carbohydrate availability. This ratio has been scientifically proven to be the most effective from both performance as well gut comfort perspectives.
But sometimes we thrive for an additional boost. We don`t want to drink a gallon of water to gain an energy to handle a 900m climb. We simply want a pocket rocket with the sleekness of our favourite isotonic drink.
What if there was an isotonic drink in the form of a gel? Even more, what if you could decide whether to use an energy gel or an isotonic drink depending on the situation? Do we know what the difference really is?
Energy gel equals hydrating drink. Or does it?
The first association most get when they hear the name isotonic drink are most likely electrolytes or salt. But an isotonic drink is primarily a drink that contains energy - carbohydrates. Thus, the aim of an energy-hydrating drink is identical to the nature of an energy gel - not so much to supply electrolytes, but primarily to supply energy. In doing so, all the conditions of its utilisation must be met - both absorption and subsequent oxidation. And we get stuck here.
Energy gels most commonly contain carbohydrates that target the glucose transporter. This means that we can consume and utilise 50g or maybe 60g of carbohydrates per hour, which is not enough to reduce a reliance of liver and muscle glycogen. If we consume more drink or gels, we also get more carbohydrates in the digestive tract, but because the limiting factor is the transport from the intestine into the bloodstream, intakes higher than 60 g/h will simply result in carbohydrates being left unabsorbed in the intestines. The half-stuck sweet mass gets "mashed" in the small intestine for hours, and due to the hypertonic environment, water begins to penetrate from the blood vessels of the intestine and we get diarrhoea. Digestive problems are thus almost always the result of unprocessed ''food'' that remains in our digestive tract and the reaction of the gastrointestinal tract to it.
How to achieve maximum energy availability?
During intense activity, we empty glycogen reserves extremely quickly, even 3g per minute, and after just an hour and a half or two, it can happen that our performance begins to decline. Glucose in the bloodstream and muscles begins drop. When the concentration of glucose in the blood begins to fall, we feel this as a "wall" - the brain no longer functions normally, and our muscles slow down. On the other hand, the lack of glycogen in the muscles leads to muscle fatigue and "heavy, energy empty and unresponsive legs".
Maltodextrin is utilising the glucose transporter because maltodextrin per-se is nothing more than an interconnected glucose molecule with a non-sweet taste, boasting the same high glycemic index as glucose. Fructose, on the other hand, utilises another transporter. By precisely chosen ratio we can absorb more carbohydrates during exercise than if we overloaded only one way of carbohydrate intake.
Introducing the energy units: 1Nrgy unit is equal in all our energy and hydration products
The logic behind our product line is simple - when training hard & long you need to consume and efficiently utilise 90g of CHO without stomach complaints. Meaning, 2 Nrgy Unit per hour. For moderate training, 1 is enough. Don't forget to check our Fuelling guide.
High-energy gel will provide you with 45g * of carbohydrates in a maltodextrin:fructose ratio of 1: 0.8. (*Current prototype gel contains 40g and not 45g of carbohydrates DUE TO THE TESTING PHASE.) It also contains electrolytes in the ratio found in the blood. In addition to salt, it also contains potassium, magnesium and calcium. It does not contain harmful artificial flavours, and the gelling agent is gellan gum - a tetrasaccharide from the microorganism Sphingomonas elodea.
You can combine that wih ENERGY UNIT IN A PORTION OF ENERGY-HDRATING DRINK NDURE or use two Nrgy Gel. No sweetener, sweat-based isotonic drink Ndure provides you with 45g of CHO. Again, that is 1Nrgy unit. Dont forget to use Ndure drink, especially if you are training in a hot condition loosing more electrolytes (check the Hydration guidelines).
90g of absorbed as well as oxidized carbohydrates, improve performance in three areas:
-provide the working muscles with the energy needed for muscular work over a period of several hours
-reduce fatigue and maintains concentration, due to a reduction of stress hormones and maintenance glucose, which is essential for the functioning of mental processes and the parasympathetic nervous system
-prevent muscle cramps, as normal electrochemical communication between neurotransmitters and mechanical muscle receptors is maintained.
Water, maltodextrin, fructose, electrolyte mixture (sodium chloride, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate), natural flavors, acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrate), gelling agent (gelan gum), preservative (potassium sorbate).