The Game-Changing 2:1 ratio

Did you know Surge Energy Gels have a 2:1 ratio of maltodextrin and fructose? 

During training and racing carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. So the more carbohydrates we have the better, right? Yes… to an extent! 

The human body on average can only absorb around 60g per hour from one type of carbohydrate and in most energy gels this is in the form of glucose or maltodextrin. The reason for this is because our muscles are limited to how much carbohydrate they can use because they can only use as much as our intestines can absorb. 

So… how can we develop a product that can allow intake of upwards of 90g of carbohydrates per hour, relevant for training and racing that exceeds 90 minutes, and therefore put our consumers and athletes at an advantage? Here’s how… working closely alongside sports nutritionists and our Informed Sport accredited facility we added a 2:1 ratio of maltodextrin and fructose. This meant that when the body topped out at around 60g per hour from maltodextrin, fructose can then act as second courier of absorption to the body. This is where we find that we can actually absorb on average another 30g+ of carbs per hour. 

So what does this mean for us? It means we can ensure that we are maximising our energy intake through training and racing and ultimately achieving better results! 

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