Go up

Whey Isolate 94/ Whey Protein 94

  • Highest quality and value, grass-fed Whey
  • Gentle CFM manufacturing process for unadulterated quality
  • Ideal for building and maintaining muscle mass and improved regeneration
  • Dietary support of weight reduction & convalescence
  • low fat and low carb, lactose-free
Flavour
Packaging unit
Qty
In stock
€ 23.00

Add to Wish List Add to Wish List

Whey Isolate 94/ Whey Protein 94

WHEY ISOLATE 94 of SPONSER® is a pure whey protein isolate of the highest quality level from milk from grass-fed cows. Ideally suited for the daily protein requirements to build and maintain muscle mass, to promote regeneration and to support weight reduction in the context of a calorie-reduced diet. The high biological value (170 according to Oser) as well as a gentle manufacturing process (CFM or Cross Flow Filtration) for the most natural quality possible underline our quality claim.

WHEY ISOLATE 94 is the "purest" of all protein products. The CFM production process gently removes lactose and fat. The result is a lactose-free, easily digestible whey protein powder with a very high protein content (90% in pure powder, 94% in dry matter). It also has a naturally high BCAA content of approx. 25%. The high quality protein supports both goals of muscle building as well as weight reduction. WHEY ISOLATE 94 is also suitable for active people and convalescents with an increased protein requirement as well as for recovery in endurance sports.

Whey protein is considered the most complete protein, with the ideal ratio of all nine essential amino acids. The human body cannot produce these vital amino acids, but must take them up with food.

Important to know:

Those who react to lactose with flatulence and abdominal pain can consume the lactose-free WHEY ISOLATE 94 without any problems. This also applies to PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO. At this point we would like to remind that dubious manufacturers declare unrealistically high protein contents and raw materials from questionable sources. More info click here.

Read more

Prepare
Before
During
After
Water
Milk

Application

Take approx. 30 min before and/or immediately after training and to supplement the daily protein intake as required.

Preparation

Stir 20-30 g powder into approx. 200-300 ml cold water or milk and shake well.

Select flavor

Typische Nährwerte/valeur nutritive/ nutrition facts/voedingswaarde

per 100 g Pulver/ poudre/ powder/ poeder

1 portion

(20 g)

Energie/energy kJ (kcal)

1530 (360)

306 (72)

Fett/lipides/fat/vetten

< 0.5 g

< 0.1 g

davon gesättigte Fettsäuren/dont acides gras saturés/of which saturated fatty acids/waarvan verzadigde vetzuuren

< 0.3 g

0 g

Kohlenhydrate/glucides/carbohydrates/koolhydraten

0.2 g

< 0.1 g

davon Zuckerarten/dont sucres/of which sugars/waarvan suikersorten

0.2 g

< 0.1 g

Ballaststoffe/fibres alimentaires/fibres/voedingsvezels

0 g

0 g

Eiweiss/protéines/protein/eiwitten

90 g

18 g

Salz/sel/salt/zout***

0.30 g

0.06 g

Aminosäuren/acides aminés/amino acids/ aminozuren per 100 g Reinprotein/protéine pure/pure protein/puur eiwit:

essential

Histidin

1.9 g

Isoleucin

7.1 g

Leucin

11.6 g

Lysin

10.1 g

Methionin + Cystin

4.3 g

Phenylalanin + Tyrosin

6.6 g

Threonin

8.3 g

Tryptophan

2.0 g

Valin

6.2 g

non-essential

Alanin

5.5 g

Arginin

1.9 g

Asparaginsäure

11.5 g

Glutaminsäure

20.5 g

Glycin

1.7 g

Prolin

6.1 g

Serin

4.6 g

Biological value (Oser): 170 (whole egg = 155)
Total BCAA (leucine, isoleucine, valine): 250 mg/g of pure protein

 

Ingredients: Whey protein isolate (Ireland).

Developed in Switzerland and produced in Ireland

MINERALSTOFFE/SELS MINÉRAUX/ MINERALS/MINERALSTOFFEN

%NRV*

%NRV*

Calcium

500 mg

63%

100 mg

13%

Magnesium/magnésium

70 mg

19%

14 mg

4%

Phosphor(e)/phosphorus/fosfor

180 mg

26%

36 mg

5%

Kalium/potassium

300 mg

15%

60 mg

3%

 

 

 

 

 


*Nährstoffbezugswerte/valeurs nutritionnelles de référence/nutrient reference values/voedingswaardereferenties
**berechnet aus natürlichem Natriumgehalt (120 mg/100 g), kein Kochsalz zugesetzt/
calculated from natural sodium content, no salt added.

Item

Whey protein

For weight loss

To Article »

Amino acids

Prior to resistance exercise

To Article »

Protein intake

For healthy, training people

To Article »

Protein knowledge

Endurance sports

To Article »

Protein tips

For endurance athletes

To Article »

Marathon nutrition

Tips for athletes

To Article »

More Items

Whey protein

Whey protein for weight reduction: Meta-analysis confirms significant effect

A research group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has investigated the effectiveness of whey protein for weight reduction. All studies carried out to date on weight reduction in overweight and obesity were reviewed and the methodologically best were summarized and evaluated in a meta-analysis. Nine randomized controlled trials involving a total of 455 subjects were integrated into the study. The ingested amounts of whey protein were 20-75 g per day for a period of 2 weeks to 15 months. In addition to the positive results on body composition, the cardiovascular risk profile of the volunteers was also improved. Swissmilk, the Association of Swiss Milk Producers, has reviewed and commented on the study.

Result
Compared to placebo or control diet, the consumption of whey protein resulted in a significantly greater weight reduction, a significantly greater decrease in fat mass, but also a significant increase in fat-free body mass. At the same time, whey protein consumption improved some relevant cardiovascular risk factors: systolic and diastolic blood pressure was lowered, as well as fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels - with a simultaneous increase in HDL cholesterol. The scientists concluded from their results that the use of whey protein in patients with overweight and obesity not only supports sensible weight loss but also improves the cardiovascular risk profile.

Comment
Cow's milk contains about 3 g of high-quality protein per 100 ml. Based on the new parameter for determining the biological value of protein, the «Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score»(DIAAS), which also includes the digestibility of each essential amino acid in humans, the proteins of milk and dairy products are far ahead of the rest. Whey protein and casein, whole milk powder, whey concentrates or even isolates reach the highest values. Milk proteins are therefore rated higher in their value than beef. Only then do soy protein isolates follow. The protein of peas, rice and beans is classified even lower in DIAAS.

There are many reasons for the outstanding role of milk protein. It provides a large quantity of essential amino acids per gram of protein consumed, and this in a particularly favourable amino acid profile, in relation to the amino acid requirement. In addition, milk proteins are absorbed at different rates, which increases their biological effectiveness. Casein and whey protein thus achieve different but very well complementary effects: Whey protein is absorbed very quickly and results in a rapid increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. In contrast, the absorption of casein is delayed due to coagulation in the stomach. As a result, there is a slower but continuous increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. The rapid postprandial increase of the amino acid concentration - especially of leucine - after consumption of whey protein activates the synthesis process very quickly, while the slow increase after consumption of casein stimulates a permanent stimulation of the synthesis process.

Whey protein is offered as isolate, concentrate or hydrolysate. Its well-known anabolic effect is due to the high proportion of branched-chain amino acids and explains its popularity in weight training. Compared to other proteins, whey protein is characterized by its water solubility, good digestibility and absorption. The increased consumption of whey protein simultaneously reduces appetite and prolongs satiety by stimulating the release of satiety hormones. Whey protein also increases energy consumption by increasing thermogenesis, reduces the release of sugar from the liver and helps to reduce liver fat. Whey protein can therefore be considered an ideal nutritional supplement.

Whey protein from SPONSER
SPONSER® offers a wide range of products with whey protein. In the first place our WHEY ISOLATE 94, SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE, PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO or also WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN are to be mentioned. The tabular overview Protein Powder in Comparison (PDF) shows how the individual products differ from each other and explains the intended use.

Reference
Wirunsawanya K et al. (2018): Whey Protein Supplementation Improves Body Composition and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Patients, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018;37(1):60-70.

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Appl Food Sciences FH
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

12. 01. 2020
To Article »

Amino acids

Amino acids before strength training increase its effect

A study shows more effective muscle building if proteins and amino acids are taken immediately before strength training.

The notably already aged study by Kevin D. Tipton on "Timing of amino acid-carbohydrate ingestion alters anabolic response of muscle to resistance exercise" shows that protein synthesis may be more effective when essential amino acids are taken immediately prior to resistance exercise. Particularly relevant is the L-leucine content of the amino mixture. L-leucine is regarded as a triggering substance for muscle protein synthesis and thus activates the desired build-up processes. In Tipton's study, free amino acids were used, which is crucial for timing. Intact proteins such as WHEY ISOLATE 94 would therefore have to be taken with a corresponding lead time of approx. 60 to 90 minutes before training, as the necessary digestion time has to be taken into account.

SPONSER® recommends the following products for this purpose:

AMINO EAA, tablets which can be taken immediately before training. They support the growth and the preservation of the muscle mass and contain all 6 essential and the 4 conditionally essential amino acids in free form. The AMINO EAA tablets deliver no excess energy but concentrate on the essential: essential amino acids. This makes them suitable for athletes, who want to limit their protein supply to the necessary minimum and do not want to take any additional calories.

PRO RECOVERY, which can be taken before strength training. The unique combination of the different protein components whey, egg and casein in a ratio of 1:1:1 as well as colostrum and egg-potato protein hydrolysate enable an optimal protein mix for growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

Literature
Tipton et al, 2001: Timing of amino acid-carbohydrate ingestion alters anabolic response of muscle to resistance exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 281(2):E197-206.

Author: Yvonne Forster
Dipl. eng. food sciences UAS
Dipl. dietitian HS

10. 12. 2019
To Article »

Protein intake

ISSN recommendations on protein intake for healthy, exercising individuals

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical overview on protein intake for healthy, exercising individuals. Based on the currently available literature, the ISSN has defined the following 13 positions, which are commented by Yvonne Forster, SPONSER® nutritionist and food sciences engineer:

• «An acute exercise stimulus, particularly resistance exercise, and protein ingestion both stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and are synergistic when protein consumption occurs before or after resistance exercise.»

• «For building muscle mass and for maintaining muscle mass through a positive muscle protein balance, an overall daily protein intake in the range of 1.4–2.0 g protein/kg body weight/day (g/kg/d) is sufficient for most exercising individuals, a value that falls in line within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range published by the Institute of Medicine for protein.»

Comment: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum intake of 0.8 g protein per kg body weight per day, which is often contradictory to the significantly higher doses of ISSN. It must be taken into account that the WHO values are always based on minimum requirements - also politically justified and influenced by ethical-ecological principles.

• «There is novel evidence that suggests higher protein intakes (>3.0 g/kg/d) may have positive effects on body composition in resistance-trained individuals (i.e., promote loss of fat mass).»

Comment: With an intake of >3 g protein per kg body weight per day, a diet has to be considered protein dominant. Since proteins have a very satiating effect, the general diet can be designed according to the «low carb» principle. In this case you should refrain from eating snacks containing carbohydrates. If a weight reduction is in the foreground, SPONSER® recommends the LOW CARB PROTEIN SHAKE. This protein shake additionally contains dietary fibres which also have a satiating effect and have a positive influence on our microbiome.

• «Recommendations regarding the optimal protein intake per serving for athletes to maximize MPS are mixed and are dependent upon age and recent resistance exercise stimuli. General recommendations are 0.25 g of a high-quality protein per kg of body weight, or an absolute dose of 20–40 g.»

Comment: SPONSER® designs the protein shakes generally with approx. 20-25 g protein per portion. The protein shakes can be taken with water or milk. If taken with water, increase the amount of powder. Exact recommendations for use are indicated on the packaging.

• «Acute protein doses should strive to contain 700–3000 mg of leucine and/or a higher relative leucine content, in addition to a balanced array of the essential amino acids (EAAs).»

Comment: AMINO EAA tablets from the SPONSER® range are particularly suitable for targeted amino acids intake. WHEY PROTEIN is naturally rich in BCAA (branch-chained amino acids) and therefore also rich in L-leucine.

• «These protein doses should ideally be evenly distributed, every 3–4 h, across the day.»

Comment: This distribution results in approx. 5 protein portions, considering the food-free sleep phase. Usually lunch and dinner are hardly a problem to reach the recommended amount of protein. Breakfast and late evening meals before bed rest are often insufficient. WHEY PROTEIN, which can be added to any smoothies or muesli, is suitable for enriching breakfast. CASEIN is recommended for late meals. Casein has a slower emptying time from the stomach due to its gelling property. This ensures a continuous flow of amino acids throughout the night, which minimises the catabolic night phase. MULTI PROTEIN, which also contains 2/3 microfiltered casein, is a valuable alternative.

• «The optimal time period during which to ingest protein is likely a matter of individual tolerance, since benefits are derived from pre- or post-workout ingestion; however, the anabolic effect of exercise is long-lasting (at least 24 h), but likely diminishes with increasing time post-exercise.»

• «While it is possible for physically active individuals to obtain their daily protein requirements through the consumption of whole foods, supplementation is a practical way of ensuring intake of adequate protein quality and quantity, while minimizing caloric intake, particularly for athletes who typically complete high volumes of training.»

• «Rapidly digested proteins that contain high proportions of essential amino acids (EAAs) and adequate leucine, are most effective in stimulating MPS.»

Comment: AMINO EAA are tablets with free-form essential amino acids that are suitable for a targeted EAA intake, as well as for supplementing or optimizing the protein intake from the general diet.

• «Different types and quality of protein can affect amino acid bioavailability following protein supplementation.»

Comment: The bioavailability of amino acids and proteins depends on the dosage, the type of protein and, if given, the degree of hydrolysis. Vegetable protein sources such as soy, peas, etc. are not always complete in their amino acid profile. For this reason, vegan meals should combine different vegetable protein sources. VEGAN PROTEIN from SPONSER® contains a broad mix of vegetable protein sources with a very broad amino acid profile resulting in a high biological value. Nowadays, hydrolysed (predigested) proteins are also available on the market. This means that the complex protein structure is destroyed and the body requires less digestive work. Particularly sophisticated products therefore contain a mix of high-quality intact protein sources such as protein isolate, protein hydrolysate and free amino acids, as is the case in PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO, for example.

• «Athletes should consider focusing on whole food sources of protein that contain all of the EAAs (i.e., it is the EAAs that are required to stimulate MPS).»

Comment: Protein supplements from SPONSER® generally contain the entire spectrum of essential amino acids

• «Endurance athletes should focus on achieving adequate carbohydrate intake to promote optimal performance; the addition of protein may help to offset muscle damage and promote recovery.»

Comment: In endurance sports, the stimuli are usually set differently, but good quality training also leads to exhaustion. The protein supplements of SPONSER® are therefore also suitable for the regeneration support of endurance athletes. Since the carbohydrate supply of endurance athletes is not limited to the same extent as that of strength athletes, PRO RECOVERY with natural sweetening and moderate carbohydrate content is very suitable for regeneration support.

• «Pre-sleep casein protein intake (30–40 g) provides increases in overnight MPS and metabolic rate without influencing lipolysis.»

Comment: CASEIN is recommended for late meals as it causes a slow emptying of the stomach. This ensures a continuous flow of amino acids throughout the night, which minimises the catabolic night phase.

Literature
Jäger et al, 2017: International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 14(20).

Author: Yvonne Forster Nigg
dipl. eng. food sciences UAS
dipl. dietitian HS

Related articles
Protein: For regeneration, muscle building, weight control and immune defence
Protein: All you need to know as an endurance athlete
Protein before bed rest improves recovery and muscle building during the night

12. 11. 2019
To Article »

Protein knowledge

Protein: All you need to know as an endurance athlete

Protein fulfils many important functions in your body. To perform its tasks optimally, your body must be provided with the necessary basic protein requirements.

Daily requirements
The Swiss Society for Sports Nutrition therefore recommends athletes a daily amount of approx. 1.3-1.8 g protein per kg body weight. For a woman of 60 kg this means about 80-110 g protein per day, while a man of 80 kg body weight needs about 105-144 g dietary protein. For special phases such as strength building, diets or weight training, higher recommendations of 2.0-2.7 g protein per kilogram body weight apply. With our protein calculator the recommended daily requirements can be calculated to cover your individual needs.

» download infographic (PDF)

Timing of intake
The body protein is in a dynamic equilibrium. It is constantly built up and broken down. This is called anabolism or catabolism. Therefore, you are dependent on a regular intake. For optimal protein synthesis, about 20-30 g of protein should be consumed every 3-4 hours.

Protein sources and quality
Ideally, you already cover your protein requirements with the general diet. However, as time-consuming and disadvantageous for various reasons it can be (logistics, timing, handling), protein-enriched food and supplements offer a convenient complementary alternative. It is worth paying attention to high-quality products and trustworthy sources that guarantee the best protein quality and functionality.

High-quality protein products by SPONSER

WHEY ISOLATE 94
Use: recovery, muscle build-up
Properties: best whey protein quality, 100% grass-fed from Ireland, lactose-free

MULTI PROTEIN
Use: basic protein, night protein, muscle build-up, recovery
Properties: high-quality multi-protein blend, wide range of application, contains whey, casein and egg albumin origin Switzerland

PRO RECOVERY
Use: recovery
Properties: high-quality recovery, with colostrum

LOW CARB PROTEIN SHAKE
Use: weight management, basic protein blend, meal replacement
Properties: sustained satiety, with fibres, L-carnitine and choline

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

Related articles
Protein: For regeneration, muscle building, weight control and immune defence
Protein before bed rest improves recovery and muscle building during the night

06. 11. 2019
To Article »

Protein tips

Protein: For regeneration, muscle building, weight control and immune defence

Protein fulfils many important functions in your body. For endurance athletes, regeneration, build-up and maintenance of muscle mass, weight control and immune defence are the main concerns.

Regeneration
You need the relevant building materials for regeneration and repair of your stressed muscles. For optimal recovery, you should take 20-30 g of quickly available, high-quality protein as soon as possible after exercise. Whey protein is ideal, e.g. WHEY PROTEIN or a recovery shake such as PRO RECOVERY.
Since your metabolism is running at full speed even hours after intensive training and competitions, you should make sure to repeat your protein intake every 3-4 hours. Suitable sources are basic proteins made from multi-component blends such as MULTI PROTEIN or WHEY CONCENTRATE as well as solid foods and protein bars, such as PROTEIN LOW CARB BAR or PROTEIN 36 BAR.
Sleep is the most important phase of regeneration. In order to shorten the catabolic phase, it is advisable to keep the amino acid influx running as long as possible during the several hours of rest at night. Multi-component proteins such as MULTI PROTEIN and CASEIN, known as «night protein», constitute ideal protein sources, grace to their slow and steady digestion.

Strength and muscle building
For your strength and muscle build-up, the same principles apply as for regeneration, but ideally with slightly higher total protein amounts. Notably, it is also important to maintain a positive net calorie balance. This means that more energy must be ingested throughout the day than burned.

Weight control
In order to achieve weight loss you need a negative energy balance. This means you have to spend more energy than you consume. A regular and increased protein supply also plays a decisive role during such a weight loss regime. On one hand, proteins have a greater effect on satiety than carbohydrates. Furthermore, protein also needs more energy for its digestion by the body, which means less calories consumed net. Proteins are also important during a diet because they reduce the degradation (catabolism) and help to preserve muscle mass and vital structures.

Immune defence
Protein is the main building material and energy supplier of the immune system. Therefore, your protein requirement rises sharply in the event of an infection! In order to stop the spread of viral or bacterial pathogens, a great number of defence cells and immune factors must be produced quickly.

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

Related articles
Protein: All you need to know as an endurance athlete
Protein before bed rest improves recovery and muscle building during the night

05. 11. 2019
To Article »

Marathon nutrition

Important nutrition tips for running a marathon

Basic nutritional recommendations for marathons

The nutrition strategy before and during a marathon is basically a very individual matter, especially for longer running distances. Nevertheless, there are important guidelines to follow in order to get through the competition optimally. Special attention should be paid to the following three parameters:

• Fluid balance: Drink regularly and according to your thirst.
• Energy: Use easily digestible carbohydrates as the main source of energy, approx. 60-80 g per hour. Sports drinks and energy gels are particularly practical during marathons.
• Electrolytes/salt balance: Preferably use sports drinks and additionally take electrolytes (salt capsules) if the race lasts more than three hours. Especially, if pure water is drunk and warm temperatures prevail.

» The graphic marathon nutrition illustrates what runners need to pay attention to when it comes to nutrition within a marathon.

No experiments in competition!
Prior to use during competitions, we recommend testing all products in advance during training under competition-specific stress. Because even though optimal digestibility of the products is a central development component of SPONSER®, there are always individual and situational factors that have to be considered. Many an elite athlete has had to learn the hard way in this regard. Rule number one is therefore: No nutritional experiments on the day of competition or immediately before!
Ideally, your nutrition concept should be tested during long runs. Experienced athletes start them in a sober state and start later with the competition specific energy supply (after about one hour). Like this strategies, ingestion and tolerance can be tested under realistic conditions.

BEFORE COMPETITION

Activation of NO metabolism
Formerly a secret tip, the so-called nitric oxide activation has spread in recent years thanks to broad scientific support. In addition to professionals, this concept is also used today by numerous ambitious amateur athletes. The activation of the nitric oxide metabolism (NO) aims, among other things, at increased oxygen availability and improved blood flow. The most efficient products are NITROFLOW PERFORMANCE2 and RED BEET VINITROX.

Carboloading
The longer the competition, the more the body's limited carbohydrate reserves and absorption capacity become the performance-limiting criteria. As a rule, marathon runners therefore benefit from carboloading prior to a marathon. Efficient carboloading means filling the body's various carbohydrate stores to the maximum. Study results suggest that one to two days of carboloading before competition is the adequately efficient. However, large amounts of food on the eve of a competition often lead to an unpleasant feeling of fullness or even digestive problems, and are therefore not recommended.
Consequently, in addition to a generally carbohydrate-rich diet immediately before the competition, we recommend taking the specially developed CARBO LOADER on pre-race days. CARBO LOADER is a highly concentrated, carbohydrate-electrolyte drink without free fructose. Ideally, one portion should be taken after each main meal.

The advantages of such a carboloading are:

• Maximally filled glycogen stores.
• No feeling of fullness and less flatulence.
• Practical handling: CARBO LOADER, especially in a portion bag, can be easily taken at any location.

Electrolytes
The electrolytes balance should be maintained before the race start. A little extra salt during the last meals is a suitable measure in this respect. Ideally, you should take one or two salt capsules (SALT CAPS) or dissolve ELECTROLYTE TABS in a water bottle. If you want to take carbohydrates at the same time, take a sports drink (COMPETITION®).

Breakfast and last hour before competition
The last meal should preferably be eaten about 3 to 4 hours before the start. It should be easy to digest (as little fibre as possible!) and rich in carbohydrates. POWER PORRIDGE is ideal as such a pre-race breakfast. It is also advisable to drink regularly (but not excessively) until the start of the competition. Ideally not only water, as it does not contain electrolytes. It is recommended to take half a tube of LIQUID ENERGY GEL with some water about 5-10 minutes before the start.

IN COMPETITION

Energy
For almost all marathon runners, carbohydrates are the main source of energy in competition. However, their absorption capacity is physiologically limited. As a rule of thumb: Consume between 60-80 g carbohydrates per hour or approx. 1 g carbohydrates per kg of body weight.
Provided that carboloading has been carried out, you should start taking 60-80 g carbohydrates per hour (gels/drinks) about 30 to 60 min into your run. Without previous carbolading, carbohydrate ingestion should be started at the latest starting from 30 min run duration. In principle, it does not matter whether the energy intake is achieved through sports drinks or gels. Intake intervals of 15 to 20 minutes would be ideal. If too much energy is absorbed, this can lead to flatulence or digestive problems.

Fluid and electrolytes
Not only fluid but also electrolytes are lost through sweat. Therefore, it is important to drink regularly right from the start and to pay attention to the feeling of thirst, which is the most reliable indicator according to scientific findings. For nutritional and physiological reasons, we recommend taking COMPETITION®, LONG ENERGY or ULTRA COMPETITION carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks. The advantage: These sports drinks provide the body with valuable electrolytes, fluids and, of course, the necessary energy in hypotonic form. The drinks are also acid-free, provide a broad carbohydrate spectrum and are only discreetly flavoured, which makes them optimally tolerated.

Practical implementation
In practice, it is rarely possible to carry your own drinks during a marathon. Organizers rarely make an individual catering zone available, as it is known in professional sport. For this reason, we recommend carrying some LIQUID ENERGY GELS (attached to the running belt) in order to standardise energy and electrolyte absorption. As a rule of thumb: 1- 1.5 LIQUID ENERGY gel tubes or 60 to 80 g carbohydrates distributed over one hour. Ingest the major part preferably shortly before arriving at the refreshment stand in order to cover the concomitant fluid requirements with water.
The choice of gels (LIQUID ENERGY PLUS, BCAA, PURE, or SALTY) is individual and can be varied at preference. The LIQUID ENERGY SALTY gel is a good change in heat - not least from a taste point of view. It contains more salt, tastes spicy-salty and less sweet. With increasing competition duration, high temperatures and a tendency to cramp, we recommend the use of SALT CAPS as an additional electrolyte source (approx. 1-2 caps per hour).

Performance Optimizer
If you tend to cramp with increasing competition duration or in general, you can use the MUSCLE RELAX shot as a remedy. The pickle juice-like, sour-sharp drinking solution activates neurosensory receptors and helps to normalise muscle function.

AFTER COMPETITION

Fast regeneration pays off
The regeneration phase begins immediately after the finish line and is particularly decisive. The faster, the better for the body, even if there is usually no feeling of hunger at this point.

The following three factors are central to your rapid regeneration:

• Replenishment of glycogen stores through easily digestible carbohydrates.
• Rehydration with fluid and electrolytes.
• Restoration/repair of the muscles with protein.

Elite athletes consume a professional regeneration drink with a protein content of approx. 20 to 30 g within 30 minutes after passing the finish line in order to cover all important elements easily and efficiently. PRO RECOVERY, RECOVERY SHAKE or WHEY ISOLATE 94 are used most frequently. The RECOVERY DRINK (combined with a flask AMINO 12500) has also proven itself in practice thanks to its practical portion size.

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences FH
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

10. 09. 2019
To Article »

More Items

Combine your product

Whey Isolate 94/ Whey Protein 94 Short info
€ 23.00
  • Highest quality and value, grass-fed Whey
  • Gentle CFM manufacturing process for unadulterated quality
  • Ideal for building and maintaining muscle...
Creatine Pyrumax Short info
€ 42.00
  • Creatine improves the performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise
  • Innovative product formulation, based on 3...
OMEGA-3 PLUS Short info
€ 29.50
  • High dosage of omega-3 fish oil with vitamin D3
  • Particularly high EPA and DHA content (ideal for athletes)
  • High-quality citrus-flavoured...
new
Protein Bar 50 Short info
€ 2.20
  • Only 2 g of impact carbs in a bar
  • Very tasty chocolate bar with 50% of proteins
  • Without choco coating

Background and Information

Find out exciting information about our product

Science Facts

To Overview »

Amend products

Blender Bottle Short info
€ 9.90
  • easy to clean
  • free from biphensphonol a
  • contains a BlenderBall®
Protein Bar 50 Short info
€ 2.20
  • Only 2 g of impact carbs in a bar
  • Very tasty chocolate bar with 50% of proteins
  • Without choco coating
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO Short info
€ 59.90
  • High quality matrix of whey protein isolate and hydrolysates
  • Reinforced with HMB for a shortened catabolic phase
  • With CFM Nitro for increased...
Smartshake™ Original Shaker Short info
€ 6.00
  • Capacity of 600 ml
  • Drip-proof
  • Contains a powder reservoir
Protein 36 Short info
€ 1.90
  • Protein-carbohydrate bar containing 36% protein
  • Low sugar 
  • With milk protein and wheat protein hydrolysate
Protein 34 Short info
€ 1.70
  • Protein-carbohydrate bar containing more than 34% protein
  • High-quality milk protein 
  • Chocolate covered
€ 3.00
  • Quality shaker 
  • free from BPA
  • dishwasher safe
Bottle 750ml original Short info
€ 1.70
  • free from platizicers and BPA
  • dishwasher safe
  • for cold or warm drinks until 60°C