Elite Drink Mix 160

The Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 is an isotonic sports energy drink that delivers Carbohydrates, Electrolytes, and performance aiding ingredients such as Betaine & Beta-Alanine.

The Elite Drink Mix 160 contains 40g of carbohydrates, in a 2:1 ratio, along with 1330mg Electrolytes, 650mg Betaine, and 450mg Beta-Alanine. It works as an isotonic solution, meant to be consumed during and after your activity. However, by reducing the amount of water, you can also use it as a pre-energy drink, and consume it before your activity.

This versatile drink mix can be consumed before or during your runs to keep you hydrated and maintain optimal fluid uptake throughout your endurance activity. It can be used as an isotonic drink during runs or as a hypertonic solution prior to long runs or races.

Key Benefits

  • Clinically proven 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates.
  • Provides 160kcal per drink mix.
  • Source of instant and sustained energy.
  • Supports the body with electrolytes to help with hydration.
  • Improves performance and endurance.
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Ingredients Per Serving

Dextrose Anhydrous, Maltodextrin, Isolmaltulose, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Citrate, Beta-Alanine, Potassium Chloride, Natural Anhydrous Caffeine.

Serving Size

One Sachet

Nutrition Facts

 

Product Description

Description

Endurance activities are always challenging because of longer hours and as the hours roll on, our body demands more energy. As the demand for energy starts to increase, the body simply cannot process fats quickly enough to meet demand and so the use of glucose becomes gradually more predominant. Unlike fat, glucose, in the form of glycogen is stored in exceptionally limited quantities. During high-intensity endurance exercise or performance, glycogen can become severely depleted and energy levels drop significantly, and subsequently, the pace of exercise/performance drops significantly.

Consuming exogenous sources of carbohydrates provides an alternative source of carbohydrates to fuel energy. Therefore, athletes often load them with carbohydrates in the form of carbohydrate sources like sugar-loaded foods or glucose-based sports nutrition products to meet their energy demands in between the races. However, ingesting higher amounts of carbohydrates can create an “over-dose” effect, which can impair performance and affect endurance capacity.

This is because while we can consume any amount of carbohydrates in an hour, we can only oxidize and absorb a very specific amount. The human body at its maximum capacity can only transport glucose at a rate of 1 gram per minute resulting in 60 grams per hour because there is a bottleneck within the human digestive tract that limits the amount of glucose that could enter the bloodstream to be sent to the muscle for energy. The glucose transporter called SGLT-1 in the intestine becomes saturated at 60 grams/hour and is thus unable to transport excess glucose in the intestinal into the blood. This leads to excess glucose in the intestinal tract which sets off a chain of unpleasant experiences some of which manifest in the form of GI distress, stomach, and abdominal pain, and result in athletes slowing down or dropping out due to severe discomfort [2].

Therefore, with the desire to deliver the maximum hourly caloric intake via carbohydrates, while also reducing potential GI stress during long training sessions, long grueling races, and long activities at challenging climatic conditions, we developed Unived Drink Mix 160 with a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates with supporting ingredients like electrolytes, osmolyte, and others.

Reference:

  1. Jentjens, Roy LPG, and Asker E. Jeukendrup. “High rates of exogenous carbohydrate oxidation from a mixture of glucose and fructose ingested during prolonged cycling exercise.” British Journal of Nutrition4 (2005): 485-492.

Additional information

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Flavours

Assorted Pack, Bare Naked, Buzzing Naked (Caffeinated), Orange Twist, Wild Watermelon (Caffeinated)

Pack of

Box of 8 Packets, Pack of 24

Our Formulation

The Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 is a specially formulated sports drink that provides a balanced combination of simple and complex carbohydrates. Each serving contains 26.6 grams of glucose (as maltodextrin) and 13.3 grams of isomaltulose, resulting in a total of 40 grams of carbohydrates and 160 kcal. In addition to carbohydrates, this drink mix also contains Beta-alanine, Betaine, Electrolytes (Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, and Potassium), and Caffeine.

The purpose of Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 is to supply you with a steady source of energy, while also replenishing lost electrolytes. By maintaining optimal hydration and fluid uptake levels, this isotonic sports drink helps you stay focused on your endurance goals. The electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride, replace the salts lost from your body, support muscle protein synthesis, aid in fluid absorption, and prevent muscle cramps. Beta-alanine is included to support muscle endurance and reduce fatigue, while Betaine helps maintain fluid balance and protect cells from dehydration.

The Science behind our Formulation

Our product utilizes a concept known as “multiple transportable carbohydrate absorption” to optimize its performance. Glucose is the preferred source of fuel because it can be readily processed by the muscles once it enters the bloodstream. On the other hand, fructose follows a different and longer pathway through the liver before it is converted into glucose. This delay in fructose absorption occurs because it uses a different pathway called GLUT-5. The absorption of fructose through this pathway is slower, which means it becomes available for use when the absorption of glucose through the SGLT-1 pathway reaches its maximum capacity.

Research suggests that when the SGLT-1 transporter becomes saturated with glucose, it leads to an increase in fructose absorption. This allows for the maximum utilization of carbohydrates per hour [1]. To achieve this optimal absorption, our product maintains a 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose. This ratio ensures that the body’s glucose absorption threshold, which is known to be 60 grams per hour, is not exceeded. The remaining 30 grams per hour of carbohydrate fuel is provided by the fructose component at a rate of 0.5 grams per minute. In total, our product delivers 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour.

Furthermore, the 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose also enhances the utilization of lactate in active muscle fibers. This serve as additional fuel for the skeletal muscles during exercise. Additionally, this ratio promotes a healthy gastrointestinal system by reducing abdominal cramps and improving gastrointestinal distress. This is achieved through faster absorption of carbohydrates in the intestines. Moreover, it enhances performance and increases intestinal water absorption by 65% compared to glucose alone [3].

References:

  1. Rowlands, David S., et al. “Fructose–glucose composite carbohydrates and endurance performance: Critical review and future perspectives.” Sports Medicine11 (2015): 1561-1576.
  2. Jentjens, Roy LPG, and Asker E. Jeukendrup. “High rates of exogenous carbohydrate oxidation from a mixture of glucose and fructose ingested during prolonged cycling exercise.” British Journal of Nutrition4 (2005): 485-492.
  3. Jeukendrup, Asker E., et al. “Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during ultra-endurance exercise.” Journal of Applied Physiology4 (2006): 1134-1141.
  4. Hill, C. A., et al. “Influence of β-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity.” Amino acids2 (2007): 225-233.
  5. Harris, Roger C., et al. “The absorption of orally supplied β-alanine and its effect on muscle carnosine synthesis in human vastus lateralis.” Amino acids3 (2006): 279-289.
  6. Derave, Wim, et al. “β-Alanine supplementation augments muscle carnosine content and attenuates fatigue during repeated isokinetic contraction bouts in trained sprinters.” Journal of applied physiology5 (2007): 1736-1743.

 

Mode of action of other supportive ingredients:

Betaine:

  • Betaine is an osmolyte that maintains fluid balance and protects cells against dehydration by increasing their water retention and protects proteins, and enzymes from environmental stresses like heat.
  • It also releases energy and improves physical endurance.

Beta-Alanine:

  • Increases skeletal muscle carnosine levels
  • Acts as an intramuscular buffer of hydrogen ions, thus maintaining acid-base balance.
  • Delay fatigue and improve exercise performance.

Electrolytes:

  1. Sodium:
  • Sodium works closely with Chloride and redirects precious fluids to the cells and tissues
  • Prevents ‘gut bomb’ effect (vomiting during races)
  • Prevents hyponatremia (nausea, fatigue, and confusion)
  1. Chloride:
  • Regulates the body-water balance and helps to retain water.
  • Limits the loss of hydration reserves lost to sweat and urine.
  • Maintains the necessary volume of fluids in the blood.
  1. Magnesium:
  • Proper transmission of nerve impulses.
  • Helps muscular contraction and energy production.
  1. Potassium:
  • Works closely with sodium and chloride in maintaining hydration.
  • Helps in generating nerve impulses in the nerves and muscles.
  • Enhances performance.

 

FAQ's

1. What is the suggested intake of Unived Elite Drink Mix 160?

Can be used as both a Pre and a During.

During the race: For Isotonic solution, mix 1 sachet with 500 ml of water. Consume 1 serving per hour, along with an Unived Elite Gel 180. This combination will deliver 340 kcal per hour.

Pre-race: For a hypertonic solution, you want to mix one sachet with ml water. Consume this 30-45 minutes prior to your activity, or every 4-5 hours during your activity.

2. Will Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 give me runner’s diarrhea?

No. In fact, the electrolytes, amino acids, and the key osmolyte in Unived Elite Drink mix regulate your body’s fluid balance to help prevent Runner’s Diarrhea. Also, Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 is gluten-free, which makes it easy on your stomach.

3. Is Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 suitable for vegans?

Yes. Unived Elite Drink Mix is suitable for Vegans and is registered by the Vegan society, UK. We do not use animal ingredients and our products are not tested on animals.

4. Does Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 contain any banned substance?

Unived Elite Drink Mix has been formulated in accordance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines. Unived Elite Drink Mix does not contain any banned substances. However, please note that WADA does not offer any certification or written confirmation of the same.

Suggested Use

For an Isotonic solution, mix 1 sachet with 500ml water, Consume 1 serving per hour along with an Unived Elite Gel 180. The combination delivers 340 Kcal per hour.

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