From the day we were founded, ELIVAR has focused on developing sports nutrition products formulated by our sports scientists to work with us, not against us. We found traditional sports nutrition energy products were all "fast acting", "rapid absorption" - i.e. SUGAR BOMBS!
Our stomach didn't like it, our blood sugar levels didn't like it, even our doctor didn't like it and she was the one recommending we exercise in the first place.
The only part of our body that seemed to like it were our FAT STORES.
Despite our best efforts, a moderate amount of exercise wasn't leading to an equivalent amount of FAT LOSS.
The SUGAR BOMBS were working against us.
Switching to SLOW RELEASE ENERGY - still a form of sugar, but a slow releasing one - leads to:
SUSTAIN PLUS from Elivar - delivers Sustained Release Energy plus the added benefits of Ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is a naturally produced compound that helps generate energy in our cells across all our vital organs including the hearth. As we age, our body's ability to produce and maintain adequate levels of CoQ10 tends to decrease so supplementation is recommended. Read more.
It's also probably our best tasting flavour too!
Robin McNelis, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (Cardiac and Respiratory) and long time Elivar customer, provides an insight into Long Covid and his remarkable journey from a 2:49 Marathon in 2019 to struggling with climbing stairs.
Robin also shares with us his path to recovery and his use Ubiquinol Plus and Sustain Plus as a source of co-enzyme Q-10.
SUSTAIN GO! - The World's First Sustained Release Energy Gel.
We never liked gels here at Elivar HQ
They were the epitome of unhealthy - a turbo charged sugar bomb designed to deliver as much sugar as possible into our blood stream. The result for many a marathon runner, cyclist or triathlete was stomach upset and cramps, bloating and the long term damage of repeat insulin spikes during exercise.
It's a fact - it takes longer to recover as we age.
That doesn't mean we need to do less. It means we should pay more attention to the kinds of nutrients we're providing our body. If you're finding that it is getting a little harder to recover from your favorite session, it may be your recovery drink that needs to change - not the session!