Electrolyte/Energy formula (stick packs) provides a balanced mix of electrolytes and unique carbohydrates combined with d-ribose and vitamin C in convenient great-tasting single-serving stick packs to optimize physical and mental stamina.*
Uses For Electrolyte / Energy formula (stick packs) Endurance: Electrolytes are vital cofactors for muscle energy metabolism and cell function. Suboptimal levels can compromise performance while optimal levels promote endurance and may lessen the perception of exertion during exercise. This formula combines sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to replenish electrolytes lost during exercise and to help retain hydration, particularly for workouts lasting longer than 1–2 hours.
Cluster Dextrin® and glucose provide pre-exercise support by providing rapidly available energy, helping to preserve glycogen stores during activity. Cluster Dextrin®, also known as highly branched cyclic dextrin, offers a unique form of carbohydrate designed for rapid yet sustained energy to enhance endurance and delay fatigue. In a double-blind crossover trial involving
24 men, those supplemented with Cluster Dextrin® had a lower rate of perceived exertion at 30 and 60 minutes compared to men supplemented with maltodextrin or glucose. In another experimental trial involving 7 elite swimmers, supplementation with 1.5 g/kg body weight of Cluster Dextrin® significantly promoted endurance compared to a comparable glucose solution. It may also enhance fat burning compared to other forms of carbohydrate.
Supplementation with Cluster Dextrin® resulted in an increased release of non-esterified fatty acids compared with maltodextrin, suggesting enhanced fatty acid release from the adipose tissue for use as energy. Ribose is included in the formula to support peak ATP production for rapid energy repletion during intense exercise.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Exercise studies indicate that it protects proteins from oxidative stress as well as supports muscle function and comfort.*