Enduren Endurance Energy Drink
Endurance Energy Drink
Enduren Endurance Energy Drink (Also refered to as Enduren Sports Drink, - Energy Drink, - Endurance Drink, -Hydration Drink or just Enduren)
For Use Before and During Excercise
- Superior 3 Step Energy Delivery
- Raise and Sustain Energy Levels
- Enhance Endurance
- Prevent Dehydration
- Aid Recovery
- Stabilise Blood Sugar During Exercise
- Promote Mental Vitality and Concentration
- No Side Effects
- Subtle Taste (Flavourless)
- Allergen Free
- Free from Artificial Ingredients
Enduren is a high performance completely natural carbohydrate supplement for the serious and recreational athlete. Specifically designed to raise energy levels, enhance endurance, prevent dehydration and aid recovery, it enables you to train harder and longer and race faster. The unique blend of multiple natural carbohydrates deliver a stepped energy release (slow, medium and fast release) improving gastric emptying rate and fluid absorption, raising energy levels and stabilising blood sugar during exercise. Mental vitality and concentration is promoted via the supply of glucose, which is a primary brain fuel. Enduren is exceptionally palatable, the difference between pure water and Enduren mix barely noticeable during strenuous physical exercise, with the effect that it is easy to drink continuously even during long events. The natural composition of Enduren prevents the occurrence of allergic reactions like gastro intestinal upset, mucus build-up, tight chest as well as cramping, often caused by additives in sports / endurance /energy drinks.
Consuming Enduren before exercise builds up the glycogen stores in your muscles and liver. This, combined with consuming Enduren during exercise, improves performance and delays the onset of fatigue and cramping. Consuming Enduren after exercise raises energy, assists re-hydration and rebuilding of glycogen stores, thus promoting recovery. Non-athletes can also use Enduren to raise and sustain energy levels during normal everyday work and leisure.
Fat Free, Sucrose Free, Proprietary Natural Carbohydrate Blend. No preservatives, colourants or flavourants
Energy: 1550Kj/100g; Carbohydrates: 94g/100g
Consume 1 to 2 litres of Enduren, in addition to a carbohydrate rich diet, during the 2 to 3 days leading up to the event. For loading and recovery you can flavour the mix with your favourite fruit juice. Make sure you are not fructose intolerant before applying this during exercise. Up to 80% of people are to some degree fructose intolerant even in the presence of glucose or glucose based carbs.
Day of Event:
Pre Event: Prime your gut by consuming 400ml of Enduren in the 30 minutes leading up to the start. (As you get used to this routine you can bring it down to the last 15 minutes). A number of athletes have trained their gut to successfully tolerate a more concentrated mix of 5 heaped scoops on 400ml for this pre race serving. (This is a 16% Carb solution).
During Event: Consume 500 to 750 ml Enduren per hour.
Post Event: Consume 750ml to 1.5l of Enduren within 30 min of end of event. Alternatively use Enduren Recover which replaces glycogen but also supplies protein to repair muscle damage and boosts the immune system.
Enduro MTB Riding: If you ride with a small bottle on the bike and a hydration pack then make a concentrated Enduren mix in your bottle and use plain water in your hydration pack. (Enduren's subtle taste allows you to make a concentrated mix that is still easy to drink.)
1 Tub Enduren makes up to 40 bottles (20 litres). Athletes are different and therefore some prefer a more concentrated mix and some a less concentrated mix, which will obviously influence the number of servings.
Detailed ingredients list and nutritional information appears on the label or email us for more info.
More Info for Dietitians and Doctors:
Unlike other supplement companies, Enduren does not blindly follow industry funded "scientific studies". We endeavour to look critically at who the scientists are and especially their links to industry, thus most of our products are different from those of other companies, which we believe contribute to our athletes excellent results over the past 18 years in a very wide variety of sports.
Enduren Endurance Energy Drink only contain naturally occurring trace elements of sodium and potassium as that is all that is required in an Endurance Drink. (This is opposed to the Industry funded view point that Sodium Chloride in noticeable quantities is a requirement.) Below is a good summary of years of research mostly by researchers that were not industry funded. (It however includes a couple of industry funded studies that also confirm that Sodium is not required especially in events less than 5 hours).
Studies supporting no sodium drinks:
- Most studies where athletes drink to thirst (or ad libitum), show no statistical relevant difference in Plasma Na+ (Sodium) before and after exercise even in very prolonged exercise like 226km Ironman competitions.
- Studies that do show a noticeable difference were done with high fluid intake at least equal to sweat loss or “full fluid replacement”. (which does not happen in practice)
- In practice endurance athletes only replace 50% or less of sweat loss with fluid and in these cases there are very little difference in Plasma Na+ before and after exercise.
- Numerous studies show no improvement in performance with Na+ supplementation.
- Sodium supplementation could lead to gastro intestinal issues as an overload of NaCl during exercise could lead to nausea, gut cramping and diarrhoea. Oversupply during exercises in the long term can also lead to kidney stones – we have a number of athletes whose kidney stone problems from using electrolyte rich sports drinks were resolved by switching to Enduren. (Some literature indicate that sodium phosphate or sodium citrate might be a better option).
- We have anecdotal evidence of Enduren athletes racing many ultra-endurance events over the past 18 years with great success. Examples are: Giniel de Villiers who has won the Dakar and is the most consistent podium finisher in the South American Dakar. They race for two weeks in extremely high temperatures (up to 60 deg. Celsius) at very high heart rates and up to 14 hours per day – Giniel has raced all his Dakar’s on Enduren with great success as his results shows. (14 Dakars and counting). Nico Pfitzenmaier who has the most category stage wins in the Cape Epic and who has won the mixed and masters categories multiple times. Chris Bertish who holds multiple world distance SUP records and is the 1st and only person in the world who crossed the Atlantic solo unsupported on a SUP etc.
An excerpt from the book “Watterlogged” - (A good summary of numerous studies around Sodium supplementation – 10 studies are referenced)
“What Contribution, if any, does the addition of electrolytes, especially sodium chloride, have on performance? Sodium chloride (Salt) was added to the ancestral Gatorade solution because of a study (Malawer, Ewton, et al, 1965) showing that the addition of this electrolyte slightly increase the rate at which the intestine absorbs water and glucose from the ingested solution, however adding glucose had a much greater effect (chapter 5). In that study (Malawer et al) the test solution was added directly to the small intestine without first passing down the throat and through the stomach. The rate of fluid absorption was also measured over a small section of the small bowel that had been isolated from the rest of the bowel. A subsequent Gatorade funded study (Gisolfi, Summers, et al. 1998) performed in humans who ingested either water or 6% glucose solution with varying concentrations of sodium chloride showed that the addition of sodium chloride to any solution that is ingested via the normal route (and not infused artificially) does not alter the rate of water and glucose absorption by the intestine from that solution. This finding has been confirmed repeatedly (eg Curell et al, 2009). Those studies therefore established that sodium chloride does not need to be present in the ingested solution in order to maximize the rate of water absorption from that solution. Rather it is the carbohydrate content of the solution that determines the rate of water absorption (Shi, Summers, et al, 1995), but this effect is probably maximised from a 6% carbohydrate solution (Jeukendrup, Curell, et al 2009). In concentrations at which it is still palatable in a fluid, the ingestion of sodium chloride during exercise appears to be without any biological advantage.
The 2005 international Consensus Conference on Exercise Associated Hyponatremia (Hew-Buttler, Almond, et al,2005) found that only during very prolonged exercise (such as the 226km Ironman triathlon) undertaken in more extreme environmental conditions, might an acute sodium deficit contribute to exertional hyponatremia. Thus the consensus opinion is that only under those unique conditions of very, very prolonged exercise in severe environmental (read very hot) conditions, might an increased sodium intake during exercise be beneficial. However, there are currently no studies to support this hypothesis and two that actively contradict it (Hew-Buttler, Sharwood, et al 2006; Speedy, Thompson et al 2002) (Noakes, 2007b, p790)
In Chapter 4 I presented the evidence showing that humans adapt very quickly to a low sodium intake by reducing the amount of sodium they lose first in urine and then in sweat. On the basis of this normal human response I conclude that the sodium present in the urine and sweat during exercise represents the dietary excess ingested in the days before exercise and that must be excreted in order to maintain a safe sodium balance. As a result, any sodium ingested during exercise will be excreted in urine because it simply adds to that excess (figure 4.10, page 141).
So in the absence of any substantive evidence that sodium ingestion during exercise plays any role other than perhaps a possible placebo effect on performance, my advice is to limit sodium intake during exercise to only that which optimizes palatability of the ingested fluids. There is also no need to increase daily sodium intake to above that dictated by appetite. For those who are habituated to a high sodium intake or to ingesting sodium during exercise, it requires only a few days for the body to adapt to the lower sodium intake that I advise.” (Remark: Thus add sodium only if it is required to enhance the taste of the drink)
Note: Athletes are different and there are the odd athlete that believe they do better with electrolyte supplementation in long and/or hot events - therefore Enduren give these athletes the option in long events to add Enduren Cramp & Fatigue Buster Electrolyte Tablets to their drink (3 tablets per 750ml has proved to work well for most athletes). There is also naturally occurring Sodium in our Energy and Protein Bars and in our Recover Drink, which will be consumed alongside the Endurance Drink during ultra-endurance events.
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