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"Crank Sports ROCKS!!! I am a triathlete and I have always had a problem with cramping on the run after consuming copious amounts of sports drink on the bike. With e-Gel and e-Fuel I don't cramp, I stay hydrated, and get more out of my training. e-Gel allows me to drink water and eliminate the cramps that come with the sugars in sports drink. I also love the fact that I can put a few pouches of e-Fuel in my bike jersey and I have instant support for those long bike rides. Your product is great and I am recommending it to all of my friends." (read more)   

Brett Daniels
Product: e-Fuel
Sport: Triathlon
Woodstock, Georgia
User since: May 2004

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Osmolality is the measure of concentration of a fluid. Depending on the concentration, an ingested fluid can be either hypertonic (more concentrated than your body fluids), isotonic (equal in concentration to your body fluids) or hypotonic (less concentrated than your body fluids).


Hypotonic solutions such as water do a good job of hydrating your body. Unfortunately they bring very little, if any, energy and electrolyte replacement benefits into the cellular system.

Isotonic solutions can also provide rapid hydration, and they have the potential advantage of bringing significant energy and electrolyte replacement benefits into the cellular system. e-Fuel is an Isotonic solution.

Hypertonic solutions are absorbed at a slower rate than hypotonic or isotonic solutions, thus delaying the desired hydration and energy benefits. During training or competition, hypertonic solutions can also have a dehydrating effect as your body draws on it's available fluids to dilute the solution down to an isotonic level. 



OIsmolality is only one part of the equation. It is also important to look at the carbohydrate sources used in your sports drink. Simple sugars that are often found in sports drinks have the effect of raising the osmolality more rapidly compared to equal amounts of complex carbohydrates. For this reason, drinks made with maltodextrin (a complex carbohydrate) can provide significantly more energy benefits in an isotonic state.

e-Fuel derives 71% of it's carbohydrate energy from complex carbohydrates (maltodextrin), significantly more than the leading sports drinks. Because of this, e-Fuel provides up to 75% more energy than other isotonic sports drinks containing glucose, sucrose and dextrose. Equally as important is the rate at which energy is delivered to your body,  and e-Fuel's sustained energy formula is designed to avoid blood sugar fluctuations that lead to the dreaded "bonk".


  


   
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