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Our carbohydrate stores are limited. During strenuous exercise to just about 90 minutes. In order to still be able to achieve maximum performance in longer training sessions and competitions, targeted replenishment is required. Appropriate sports drinks, energy gels and bars can restock the reservoirs.
The absorption rate of carbohydrates via traditional sports drinks from maltodextrin, which is converted into glucose in the body, is limited by the absorption capacity of the intestinal wall to about 60 g carbohydrates per hour. Thanks to the innovative composition of HIGH5 products, up to 90 g of carbohydrates can be absorbed per hour. Fructose is not converted into glucose by the body and can increase the absorption capacity by 50% through a separate intestinal absorption mechanism, thus supplying the muscles even better. It's the mixture that does it.
And the natural aromas. High5 were the first in Europe to use real fruit juice for a lighter, healthier and more refreshing gel taste and are one of the few companies currently offering this.
In addition to a steady supply of energy through a special carbohydrate mixture, your body also needs important electrolytes and water to remain in motion. HIGH5's carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions help maintain endurance during prolonged exercise. They resupply lost (due to sweating) electrolytes and at the same time improve water absorption.
To not only keep in form, but actually improve it even more, there is a wide selection of sports drinks and gels with caffeine. It is recommended not to consume caffeine for the last 12 hours before a work-out or competition and then to consume 3 mg per kg body weight at least one hour before exercise, which increases alertness and concentration. 400 mg of caffeine per day (200 mg for pregnant or breastfeeding women) is considered the maximum.
Anyone who has ever had to stop training or competing because of cramps will know the frustrating, nasty and paralyzing pain. If the muscles or muscle fibres contract uninfluenceably for a longer period of time, this can be not only painful, but also restrictive in the longer term. Unfortunately, the exact causes are still not fully understood. It is known that cramps occur when the normal mechanisms that control muscle contraction and relaxation are temporarily impaired. If the muscles become tired or the nerves are overstrained and there is no signal to relax, cramps can quickly occur.
In order to minimize the likelihood of cramps, it is therefore helpful to protect the muscles from fatigue and guarantee an unimpaired signal transfer from the brain to the muscles. In addition to a well thought-out and continuously developed training plan, it is advisable to ensure that the muscles are always supplied with sufficient energy in the form of carbohydrates. Appropriate gels & gums, bars and sports drinks are useful not only before and during training, but also afterwards, as cramps often occur 4-6 hours after intensive sessions.
Since various electrolyte minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium) are involved in conducting electrical signals to and from the muscles and these signals also flow back and forth in an aqueous environment, even small deficits in the electrolyte or water balance can lead to cramps. A sufficient hydration as well as the regular intake of corresponding minerals through sports drinks and Aqua- or IsoGels can extremely minimize the risk of cramps.