12x NRGY Gel - High Energy Gel - Prototype - 60ml (40g carbs/gel)

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After months of development and testing we are presenting Nduranz High Energy Gel. It was designed with athletes in mind and utilises a proven Nduranz fuelling system with NRGY units. 

Nduranz was the first to design a simple system that enables a high energy intake of carbohydrates without digestive problems. The energy-hydrating drink Ndure is created using a unique maltodextrin:fructose ratio for optimal carbohydrate availability. This ratio has been scientifically proven to be the most effective from both performance as well gut comfort perspectives.

But sometimes we thrive for an additional boost. We don`t want to drink a gallon of water to gain an energy to handle a 900m climb. We simply want a pocket rocket with the sleekness of our favourite isotonic drink.

What if there was an isotonic drink in the form of a gel? Even more, what if you could decide whether to use an energy gel or an isotonic drink depending on the situation?  Do we know what the difference really is?

 

Energy gel equals hydrating drink. Or does it?

The first association most get when they hear the name isotonic drink are most likely electrolytes or salt. But an isotonic drink is primarily a drink that contains energy - carbohydrates. Thus, the aim of an energy-hydrating drink is identical to the nature of an energy gel - not so much to supply electrolytes, but primarily to supply energy. In doing so, all the conditions of its utilisation must be met - both absorption and subsequent oxidation. And we get stuck here.

Energy gels most commonly contain carbohydrates that target the glucose transporter. This means that we can consume and utilise 50g or maybe 60g of carbohydrates per hour, which is not enough to reduce a reliance of liver and muscle glycogen. If we consume more drink or gels, we also get more carbohydrates in the digestive tract, but because the limiting factor is the transport from the intestine into the bloodstream, intakes higher than 60 g/h will simply result in carbohydrates being left unabsorbed in the intestines. The half-stuck sweet mass gets "mashed" in the small intestine for hours, and due to the hypertonic environment, water begins to penetrate from the blood vessels of the intestine and we get diarrhoea. Digestive problems are thus almost always the result of unprocessed ''food'' that remains in our digestive tract and the reaction of the gastrointestinal tract to it. 

 

How to achieve maximum  energy availability?

During intense activity, we empty glycogen reserves extremely quickly, even 3g per minute, and after just an hour and a half or two, it can happen that our performance begins to decline. Glucose in the bloodstream and muscles begins drop. When the concentration of glucose in the blood begins to fall, we feel this as a "wall" - the brain no longer functions normally, and our. . . Read More

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After months of development and testing we are presenting Nduranz High Energy Gel. It was designed with athletes in mind and utilises a proven Nduranz fuelling system with NRGY units. 

Nduranz was the first to design a simple system that enables a high energy intake of carbohydrates without digestive problems. The energy-hydrating drink Ndure is created using a unique maltodextrin:fructose ratio for optimal carbohydrate availability. This ratio has been scientifically proven to be the most effective from both performance as well gut comfort perspectives.

But sometimes we thrive for an additional boost. We don`t want to drink a gallon of water to gain an energy to handle a 900m climb. We simply want a pocket rocket with the sleekness of our favourite isotonic drink.

What if there was an isotonic drink in the form of a gel? Even more, what if you could decide whether to use an energy gel or an isotonic drink depending on the situation?  Do we know what the difference really is?

 

Energy gel equals hydrating drink. Or does it?

The first association most get when they hear the name isotonic drink are most likely electrolytes or salt. But an isotonic drink is primarily a drink that contains energy - carbohydrates. Thus, the aim of an energy-hydrating drink is identical to the nature of an energy gel - not so much to supply electrolytes, but primarily to supply energy. In doing so, all the conditions of its utilisation must be met - both absorption and subsequent oxidation. And we get stuck here.

Energy gels most commonly contain carbohydrates that target the glucose transporter. This means that we can consume and utilise 50g or maybe 60g of carbohydrates per hour, which is not enough to reduce a reliance of liver and muscle glycogen. If we consume more drink or gels, we also get more carbohydrates in the digestive tract, but because the limiting factor is the transport from the intestine into the bloodstream, intakes higher than 60 g/h will simply result in carbohydrates being left unabsorbed in the intestines. The half-stuck sweet mass gets "mashed" in the small intestine for hours, and due to the hypertonic environment, water begins to penetrate from the blood vessels of the intestine and we get diarrhoea. Digestive problems are thus almost always the result of unprocessed ''food'' that remains in our digestive tract and the reaction of the gastrointestinal tract to it. 

 

How to achieve maximum  energy availability?

During intense activity, we empty glycogen reserves extremely quickly, even 3g per minute, and after just an hour and a half or two, it can happen that our performance begins to decline. Glucose in the bloodstream and muscles begins drop. When the concentration of glucose in the blood begins to fall, we feel this as a "wall" - the brain no longer functions normally, and our muscles slow down. On the other hand, the lack of glycogen in the muscles leads to muscle fatigue and "heavy, energy empty and unresponsive legs". By regularly adding adequate amounts of carbohydrates, glycogen is reduced more slowly, thus limiting the decline in performance. In addition to this, lack of carbohydrate supply encourages the body to break down protein. 

Maltodextrin is utilising the glucose transporter because maltodextrin per-se is nothing more than an interconnected glucose molecule with a non-sweet taste, boasting the same high glycemic index as glucose. Fructose, on the other hand, utilises another transporter.  By precisely chosen ratio we can absorb more carbohydrates during exercise than if we overloaded only one way of carbohydrate intake. 

 

Introducing the energy units: 1Nrgy unit is equal in all our energy and hydration products

The logic behind our product line is simple - when training hard & long you need to consume and efficiently utilise 90g of CHO without stomach complaints.  Meaning, 2 Nrgy Unit per hour. For moderate training, 1 is enough. Don't forget to check our Fuelling guide.

High-energy gel will provide you with 45g * of carbohydrates in a maltodextrin:fructose ratio of 1: 0.8. (*Current prototype gel contains 40g and not 45g of carbohydrates DUE TO THE TESTING PHASE.) It also contains electrolytes in the ratio found in the blood.  In addition to salt, it also contains potassium, magnesium and calcium. It does not contain harmful artificial flavours, and the gelling agent is gellan gum - a tetrasaccharide from the microorganism Sphingomonas elodea. 


You can combine that wih ENERGY UNIT IN A PORTION OF ENERGY-HDRATING DRINK NDURE or use two Nrgy Gel.  No sweetener, sweat-based isotonic drink Ndure provides you with 45g of CHO. Again, that is 1Nrgy unit. Dont forget to use Ndure drink, especially if you are training in a hot condition loosing more electrolytes (check the Hydration guidelines).


What about the electrolytes?

An isotonic solution apparently suggests that the basic role is in the solution itself, in which minerals are dissolved in a certain ratio. However, this is not entirely true, as blood is not just made up of water and electrolytes - it contains glucose, salt, lipoproteins, sterols - it is a relatively thick fluid. And the tonicity of a fluid, in this case blood, is not only affected by electrolytes, but also by glucose, among other things.

Ideally, water as a solvent and electrolytic forms of minerals (as a solute) would form a blood-balanced isotonic environment. But if we look only at the amount of sugar in the isotonic and compare it with the amount of glucose in the blood, we see that the drink cannot be isotonic and at the same time contain the same amount of electrolytes with respect to the blood. Five litres of blood contain only about three grams of glucose, and we have more than 40g of sugar per half litre of the liquid. So, if we want to have an isotonic drink, we need to reduce the amount of electrolytes.

But there is nothing wrong with that! We need to look at what happens during exercise. We lose electrolytes through sweating. But the amount of these is much lower in sweat than in blood. It would therefore be ideal for the drink to have the same electrolyte composition as sweat - this would replace what was lost. 

We see that isotonicity is problematic and we can simply solve that by replacing an isotonic drink with calorie-saturated energy gels. Osmotically active particles travel from an area with a higher concentration to an area with a smaller one. There is always more salt in the blood than in any (still edible) isotonic drink, and there is much less sugar in the blood than in the isotonic drink. But the cell membrane is not so much interested in what goes through as the concentration gradient of all the osmotically active particles combined. The function of an isotonic drink is therefore much more similar to that of a gel than we think - due to the overall high amount of sugar in it, it is slightly hypertonic, which makes it easier for salt to get into it. 

The electrolytes in the high-energy gel are therefore adjusted in proportion to those found in the blood and which we lose through sweating. But this is not enough, we need a high amount of effectively available carbohydrates; one energy unit - so one high-energy gel - returns for approx. 400 ml of lost sweat, and two units of 800 (this is enough for moderately demanding workouts in a warm environment, while it makes sense to get one unit from Ndure drink during intensive and long workouts, as we can also lose more sweat (and thus electrolytes) .

Summa summarum

The novelty of our new high-calorie energy gel is that it does not make us feel sick and provides us with energy for the most difficult workouts with one squeeze, leaving no sweet aftertaste in our mouths. If you are in doubt about how much energy you need, check the Fuelling guide. But a general rule of thumb, for most training sessions 1 Nrgy unit (1 gel or 1 Ndure drink) per hour is enough, whereas for strenuous races, 2 are recommended.

90g of absorbed as well as oxidized carbohydrates, improve performance in three areas: 

-provide the working muscles with the energy needed for muscular work over a period of several hours

-reduce fatigue and maintains concentration, due to a reduction of stress hormones and maintenance glucose, which is essential for the functioning of mental processes and the parasympathetic nervous system

-prevent muscle cramps, as normal electrochemical communication between neurotransmitters and mechanical muscle receptors is maintained.

 

Ingredients

Water, maltodextrin, fructose, electrolyte mixture (sodium chloride, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate), natural flavors, acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrate), gelling agent (gelan gum), preservative (potassium sorbate).





 


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