The main fuel for prolonged and intense resistance exercises are carbohydrates and therefore the amount of carbohydrates that is stored in the body is one of the main determinants of performance. As such, it is important that carbohydrate reserves are maximized before endurance exercise and that during prolonged exercise where these reserves will be depleted, ingesting some additional carbohydrate will benefit us to maintain performance and avoid fatigue. Carbohydrate consumption will help maintain blood glucose and replenish muscle glycogen. If carbohydrates are not consumed, muscle glycogen will be depleted after approx. 90 minutes of exercise and severe fatigue will appear. The amount of carbohydrates you should take during exercise will depend on the duration of your training or competition.
Exercises <1h: it is not necessary to consume carbohydrates during exercise.
Exercises 1-2h: 30 g of carbohydrates per hour of exercise (1 energy gel)
Exercises 2-3h: 60 g of carbohydrates per hour of exercise (2 energy gels)
Exercises> 2.5-3h: up to 90g of carbohydrates per hour of exercise (up to 3 energy gels)
Etixx Energy Gel is a unique blend of sugar that consists of high-speed sugars (glucose and maltose), semi-slow sugars (sucrose) and slow sugars (complex sugars). This is what "Triple Action Effect" means (three-phase sugars) that provide a fast energy and at the same time provide a sustained energy, in a long period of time (see figure). In addition, glucose and fructose use different transport systems when they are absorbed into the body. This means that in total more carbohydrates can enter the blood stream simultaneously when glucose and fructose are consumed together compared to when only one of the two sugars is consumed. The energetic gel is a high concentrate in the form of sugar, which means large amounts of fuel. To get the same amount of carbohydrates in an energy drink you would have to drink large amounts of fluid that would increase the likelihood of gastrointestinal distress / discomfort. It also does not contain added nutrients such as protein or fat that can slow stomach emptying (digestion).
Who will benefit from the Etixx Nutritional Energy Gel? The Etixx Nutritional Energy Gel is suitable for all athletes who need to quickly replenish their energy during prolonged exercise. Therefore, it is ideal to consume immediately before or during prolonged endurance competitions such as cycling, triathlons and / or marathons. In addition, it can also be useful for team sports and consume it during rest periods.
Instructions for use:
1 to 2 gels per hour of effort
Sugar syrup 32 g (Dextrose 8% / Sucrose 55% / Maltose 6% / Sugars higher 31%) - Ascorbic acid - Preservative: Potassium sorbate - Flavor: Malic acid - Water
Per 38 g (sachet)
- Energy 409.3 kJ / 96.3 kcal
- Fat 0 g
- of which saturated 0 g
- Carbohydrate 24.1 g
- of which sugar 16.3 g
- Protein 0 g
- Salt 0 g
- Vitamin C 40 mg (50% RI *)
* RI = Daily Reference Intake
Quick OverviewA gel of carbohydrates for your energy in competitions / resistance training.
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