Maurten Sports Fuel has reinvented sports drinks using hydrogel technology and only 5 natural ingredients to get twice the amount of carbs of regular gels without any stomach issues. Interested? Then you should continue reading!
Every runner has experienced some type of stomach issue or GI (gastrointestinal) distress during a race or long run. There are plenty of companies that claim performance benefits from their sports drinks but do they address GI distress? Maurten Sports Fuel is a newcomer to the sports drink world and while they have several elite athletes using their product (including 2018 Female Boston Winner Desi Linden), the primary focus in developing this product has been to address stomach issues during competition and training while still delivering sufficient carbs to power through the entire run.
What is Maurten Sports Fuel?
Maurten got its start in 2015 with one goal in mind, make sports fuel easier to digest. Under high exertion, blood is transported to where the body needs it most, in running, it’s the legs. The less blood flow, the harder it is for the stomach to process and digest food/fuel. If the stomach can’t process food, then performance is affected in addition to GI distress (bloating, cramping, abdominal pain).
This is where Maurten comes in. Using hydrogel technology to redefine the field of sports fuel. Hydrogels are already used in the food industry. Think of hydrogels like a sponge, having the ability to hold water and carbohydrates so that it’s delivered to the body quickly and efficiently without causing stomach issues.
Maurten only uses 5 natural ingredients to deliver twice the energy (carbs) of other sports fuels. There are also no added colors or preservatives. Because there is no acid and is ph balanced you don’t have to worry about your stomach or the health of your teeth. (The acid in sports drinks are known to make teeth more vulnerable to bacteria and gum disease.)
- Maltodextrin. Carbohydrate source.
- Fructose. Fruit sugar found in many plants. High relative sweetness.
- Pectin. Commonly extracted from citrus fruits and is used as a gelling agent.
- Sodium Alginate. Derived from brown seaweeds.
- Sodium Chloride. Salt.
Is Maurten Sports Fuel For Me?
Yes. While elite athletes have been using Maurten it’s designed for anyone training for an endurance event. If you’ve ever felt cramping, bloating, or stomach pains, you should give this sports drink a try.
How to Mix Maurten Sports Fuel
Mix the Drink Mix with water, and you’ll have a liquid sports drink containing high concentrations of carbohydrates. The drink instantly converts to hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach, encapsulating the carbohydrates. The hydrogel then enables a smooth transportation of the sports drink through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are absorbed.
Mix either the Drink Mix 160 and Drink Mix 320 in 500ml of water. Consume before, during and/or after activity. Consume mixed product within 1 day.
Sample Maurten Sports Fuel
Maurten is perfect for everyday athletes looking to fuel long runs without any stomach issues. Come out to any of the following runs to sample Maurten Sports Fuel. Attending runners will receive a sample of the 160 and 320 drink mix, along with a Maurten water bottle for mixing.