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.
BigFeat Events, recognized for orchestrating captivating endurance events, stands out for its dynamic blend of cycling and running sportives. The recent "Beast to the East" cycling sportive, held on May 21st, is a sterling example of their commitment to crafting exhilarating experiences. A cornerstone of the success and popularity of these events has been the provision of Sustain Go! energy gels, generously sponsored by Elivar.
Previous running and events such as the "Bigwayround Trail Run" and "BigSea Trail Run" also benefited from the free distribution of Sustain Go! energy gels, much to the participants' delight. The energy boost and quicker recovery offered by these gels have consistently been instrumental in empowering athletes to perform their best.
Did you know that Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), the star ingredient in numerous anti-aging supplements, also moonlights in several foods you might already enjoy? It's true! NMN is a vital precursor to NAD+, a molecule crucial to many biological processes, like cell growth, DNA repair, and metabolism. But as we age, NAD+ levels take a hit, and bolstering them through NMN intake can be beneficial. Now the question arises, can we simply count on our daily meals for our NMN fix?