Fuel your body like a pro
Whether you are looking to fuel an intense gym workout, long run or training session your body needs the right nutrition. Fuelling your body with the right fuel will provide you with more energy during exercise, improve performance and enable better recovery.
One of the biggest mistakes many people make is to reach for simple sugars (e.g. fructose, sucrose, glucose) to keep them going through a long workout. Not only are excess sugars bad for overall health but they will not provide a sustained energy source. Simple sugars release glucose into the bloodstream at a fast rate, which can result in large spikes and drops in blood glucose levels — not an ideal situation for athletes at the start of a race or long workout. To make matters worse by providing glucose rapidly to the body you will cause a greater suppression of fat utilization. In endurance exercise, the greater amount of fat utilisation (fat burning) achieved the more you can spare stored glycogen which in turn enhances endurance performance.
If you are looking for a more sustained performance, you need a premium carbohydrate that can be easily digested and provide a more steady and sustained energy source – one of the benefits of Isomaltulose (also known as Palatinose). Isomaltulose is a fuel growing in popularity as a pre and intra workout replacement for regular energy drinks. Widely researched it has been shown to promote fat burning and improve athletic performance.
What is Isomaltulose?
Derived from sugar beet – and found naturally in honey – Isomaltulose is a fully digestible disaccharide-type carbohydrate composed of glucose and fructose. Yet, as a result of its stronger linkage, it provides carbohydrate energy in a more steady and sustained way, with less effect on blood glucose levels and insulin. It has a low glycemic index (GI score of 32) which means that it does not upset your blood sugar in the same way simple sugars trigger highs and lows in energy levels.
Fat burning benefits
As Isomaltulose is digested slowly it provides a steady release of energy. In doing so, isomaltulose promotes an increased ratio of fat to carbohydrate (glycogen) metabolism in the body, meaning that less sugars and more fats are oxidized (burned) to meet the body’s energy needs. As a result, research has shown it promotes increased fat loss during exercise and help spare glycogen during endurance activity. By doing so not only can you workout harder and for longer but you may increase fat loss at the same time. Various clinical studies have demonstrated isomaltulose’s ability to stimulate fat oxidation during exercise. Whatever your activity levels boosting fat oxidation can be helpful for maintaining a healthy body weight and body composition.
Improved endurance performance.
By helping spare glycogen, isomaltulose can also improve overall endurance exercise performance. Studies with cyclists using isomaltulose as a fuel before a 90 minute exercise trial showed that compared to fuels like maltodextrin it led to higher fat oxidation, better finish time and increased power output during the final 5 min. It also led to a more stable blood glucose profile helping to keep energy levels sustained throughout the trial.
Isomaltulose is the only fully digestible, low GI carbohydrate (GI 32) that provides prolonged energy release in the form of glucose whilst being kind to your teeth. Other nutrition studies have demonstrated it may also improve cognitive function particularly mood.
Made with premium low GI carbohydrate and with 8 added vitamins our Hydro Energy Drink Mix is great to take before and during exercise. Its dual fuel – Maltodextrin with Palatinose provide fast & steady releasing carbohydrates to boost your performance.