Trail runners consume gels for a quick and easily digestible source of energy during long and strenuous runs.
Gels provide a concentrated source of carbohydrates which are converted into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream, providing a source of energy to help maintain performance and delay fatigue. Additionally, they are lightweight, portable and easy to consume on the go.
Not All Gels Are Created Equal
While gels can be a convenient and effective source of energy for trail runners, some runners may experience stomach discomfort or upset when consuming traditional fast-acting gels.
Elivar's Sustain Go! formulations are generally well tolerated in the stomach as the sustained-release formula is easier on the stomach, without the discomfort brought on by traditional fast-release, high-GI gels.
Elivar's sustained release formulations are also beneficial for preventing blood sugar spikes and crashes, which can lead to fatigue and poor performance.
Sustain Go! also contains Ubiquinol - the bio-available form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Ubiquinol is essential for energy production and it supports the production of ATP, the primary energy source for the body. Supplementing with ubiquinol can help improve energy levels and reduce fatigue.
It's important to remember that energy needs are individual and what works for one runner may not work for another. Trail runners should experiment with different types of energy sources during training to determine what works best for them during races.
NMN supplements are believed to be a promising solution to increase NAD+ levels and improve cellular function. Studies have shown that NMN supplementation can improve cardiovascular function, enhance muscle function, and reduce insulin resistance. Additionally, NMN may help protect against DNA damage and inflammation, both of which are key factors in aging.
As we transition out of winter and into spring, our immune system can be vulnerable to attack. The changing temperatures, pollen, and other environmental factors can weaken our natural defences and make us more susceptible to illness.
That's why it's crucial to take steps to support your immune system during this time of year. And one of the best ways to do that is by incorporating CurraNZ Immune Support into your daily routine.
Elivar is delighted to be working with the UK Running Events Team to bring sustained release energy gels to the Trail Running community.
First Up for 2023 was the Winchester Off-Road Half Marathon.
UK Running Events host the South's most scenic Trails Runs. With distances from 5Km to Half Marathon there is something for Trail Runners of all experience levels.