Fueling is a crucial part of endurance sports, yet often this vital concept is neglected or poorly understood.
One reason is that it can often be overly complicated and confusing, especially when combining different fueling products, such as energy gels and energy drinks.
To solve this problem, we have created the Nrgy Unit System.
What is the Nrgy Unit System?
It's a system that allows you to fuel during intense exercise in a way that's easy and clear but also accurate and efficient.
- Consume the exact amount of fuel you need based on the intensity of your exercise.
- Don't lose time counting calories – with the Nrgy Unit System you only need to count to two.
- Mix and match different fueling products while preserving your optimal fueling strategy.
Use the Nrgy Unit System to simplify your fueling.
Nrgy Unit - simple fueling during exercise
The Nrgy Unit System is based on the Nrgy Unit.
The Nrgy Unit is the measuring unit of all our fueling products. It allows you to easily plan and keep track of your energy intake during exercise.
One Nrgy Unit equals 45 grams of carbohydrates or 180 calories.
To keep your fueling extremely simple, keep in mind these simple instructions:
- during training sessions consume one Nrgy Unit per hour,
- during intense training sessions and races consume two Nrgy Units per hour.
It's that simple.
The Nrgy Unit is the measuring unit of all our fueling products.
Nrgy Unit products
The Nrgy Unit System is great but in the end, it's all about the products. We couldn't agree more. That's why we are so proud of our fueling products based on the Nrgy Unit.
All these products are based on the Nrgy Unit, so you can easily use them together in whatever combination you please, as long as you keep in mind the Nrgy Unit System.
Whatever product you choose, you can expect the same crucial benefits.
- 45 grams of carbohydrates per serving
- Optimal combination of carbs for best absorption
- High energy availability without digestive issues
Our fueling products are simple to use, provide high levels of energy, and don't cause gut discomfort.
Optimal carbohydrate ratio
The renowned nutritionist Prof. David S. Rowlands and his team researched the optimal combination of carbohydrates for maximum absorption during endurance exercise.
After plenty of tests and research, they determined the optimal ratio to be 1:0.8 between glucose (maltodextrin) and fructose.
Using the optimal ratio of carbohydrates allows you to:
- absorb more energy during intense exercise,
- improve and sustain your athletic performance,
- avoid gut discomfort and digestive issues.
In simple terms, you can ingest more carbs, get more energy out of it, and allow your body to function at its highest capacity without overloading your digestive system.
It's important to fuel with the right combination of carbohydrates.
Can I consume more than two Nrgy Units per hour?
Dr. Tim Podlogar, the scientist, nutritionist, and athlete behind the Nrgy Unit System, comments on the chance of increasing the intake to three Nrgy Units per hour, something only the most intense endurance athletes could ever need.
"The debate whether it is worth ingesting more than 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour during endurance exercise is highly contentious these days. We have compared the efficacy of 90 and 120 grams per hour and found that athletes can utilize more carbohydrates with a higher intake, but that it didn't translate in increased sparing of glycogen stores. As a result, I believe that for a vast majority of athletes 90 grams per hour is enough, and it is only world class athletes who could potentially benefit from higher intakes and only in specific scenarios."
At the IRONMAN World Championship 2022, Sam Laidlow placed at 2nd place with an incredible total time of 7:24:24. He achieved this amazing result fueling with Nduranz products. His intake was two Nrgy Units per hour, and he began the race by ingesting a Nrgy Unit Gel before the start.