Elivar has been developed for men and women over the age of 35 who participate in endurance sports including cycling, triathlon swimming and running. We deliver a performance edge and health benefits through the use of optimised ingredients.
Elivar Prepare and Recover are available in Chocolate and Strawberry flavour. Elivar Endure is available in Orange-Mango and Raspberry flavour. Elivar Hydrate Plus is available in Orange Juice flavour.
Growing evidence is emerging which suggests that excessive intake of fructose (>50 g.d ) may be linked to the development of the metabolic syndrome (obesity), dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory state, and prothrombosis. The rapid metabolism of fructose in the liver could cause alterations that could pre-dispose to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Our formulations are specifically targeted to address the physiological requirements of older athletes – the other brands in the market are not.
As we get older we become more sensitive to sugar spikes and insulin sensitivity becomes an issue. It is also try that our reason for engaging in sport changes - it's primarily for health reasons and in that context taking Hi-GI sugars on board runs counter to that healthy choice.
It also becomes harder to recovery after training due to the reduced ability of our muscles to repair at the same rate as when we were younger. We can recover, it just takes longer. This requires a different blend of ingredients to deliver an optimum recovery.
It’s no surprise to be told that our bodies change as we get older. If your over 35 you know this! Elivar has been developed by sports nutritionists and food scientists specifically for the over 35s to ensure that they get the optimum amount of energy and protein to train and recover effectively. There is no magic ingredient, we have simply selected the most appropriate blend of ingredients that best meet our changing needs – lower glycemic carbohydrates, increased protein and optimised blends of different proteins.
Elivar’s products have been developed specifically for people over 35. However many of our products can meet the performance and health needs of younger people. Avoiding fructose in your energy products is probably a good idea what ever age you are. Elivar's ENDURE and HYDRATE PLUS products deliver sustained release energy. If you are training especially hard Elivar’s extra protein blends will certainly help you recover better too.
We prefer to take our caffeine in a nice expresso after a 2 or 3 hours on the bike. It’s a chance to relax, feel good, chat to your mates and enjoy the feeling of being fit and healthy. Taking caffeine as part of your regular sports nutrition products just isn’t healthy. Sure, you might need any help you can get to cover the last 2km of Mont Ventoux. That’s ok. As Lance might say, "Whatever it takes!". But save it for the exceptional, not the routine.