Depletion of carbohydrate stores in the body and dehydration are the two main causes of fatigue in (endurance) exercise. Because (endurance) athletes often take too much or too little carbohydrates, and often in the wrong concentration, the absorption of carbohydrates and fluid is not always optimal. As a result, performance loss can occur, and gastrointestinal symptoms can develop. By choosing a qualitative isotonic sports drink, these symptoms can be prevented to some extent. Also, dehydration and loss of salt (loss of sodium) are significant causes of muscle cramps during prolonged endurance exercise.
The “6d ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK” has a 2:1 glucose:fructose ratio, which allows the body to use up to 90 g of carbohydrates per hour during exercise, while drinks without this 2:1 ratio are limited to only 60-70 g per hour. Moreover, this 2:1 ratio stimulates the absorption of water during exercise. Thanks to its high salt concentration (900 mg sodium per litre), the “6d ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK” also restores the salt reserves in the body. This is particularly important for athletes who not only sweat a lot, but also sweat out lots of salts, and especially during exercise in a hot environment that causes a high sweat losses. Despite the high level of electrolytes, the “6d ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK” is still perfectly isotonic, which ensures the optimal absorption of both water and energy (sugars) simultaneously. Thanks to the neutral pH (~7.0), this drink is extremely suitable for endurance athletes because it is not “aggressive” on the stomach. In fact, no acids are added to the drink. Moreover, a pH lower than 5.5 dissolves tooth enamel. Given that sports drinks are usually consumed sip by sip, their residues often remain in the oral cavity for a considerable time, making dental erosion a common problem for endurance athletes. Finally, the use of allergens and artificial additives is limited as much as possible so that most athletes can safely use the “6d ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK”.
In summary, the “6d ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK” is extremely suitable for all athletes who need to restore energy (sugars), water, and electrolytes quickly. Drinking sports drinks during exercise is only useful during (intensive) exercise exceeding 60 minutes and in particular in a hot and/or humid environment.
Mix 35g (= 2 scoops / 1 sachet) of powder into 500ml of water. Drink 500-1000ml per hour during exercise, depending on the need for fluids and carbohydrates.
In addition, consuming one dose (2 scoops in 500 ml of water) during warm-up can have a positive effect on endurance performance.