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Can a Gel Ruin Your Race?

By Kris Walker MD Sports gels are increasingly popular to use during exercise due to their convenience, ease of consumption, and quick delivery of energy.  Many sports gels contain gelling agents, which are food additives based on polysaccharides or proteins.  They...

Heather Wurtele Ironman Nutrition Video

A day after winning the inaugural 2010 Ironman St George, Heather Wurtele sat down and detailed a nutrition plan that allowed her to race with no cramps and no stomach upset.  “I am super happy to be working with you guys as well. Your products are far and away...
Ironman Fueling Guide Using the First Endurance System

Ironman Fueling Guide Using the First Endurance System

By Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD, CSSD Ironman is a long day for everyone, regardless of whether it takes under 9 hours or more than 16 hours to finish. Most athletes experience highs and lows throughout the day. In order to minimize the low points and maximize the high...
Quick Tip: EFS Liquid Shot solubility adds flexibility

Quick Tip: EFS Liquid Shot solubility adds flexibility

EFS liquid shot was formulated without the use of gelling agents (gums) because the inclusion of gums slows gastric emptying, which is the last thing you want from your ‘gel’.   Another benefit is that solubility is improved greatly giving you the...
Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

By Jeff Rocco MD Proper hydration for athletes requires more than water. Last month we established the critical role electrolytes play for exercising athletes. (See A Tale of Five Electrolytes)  During exercise electrical impulses are being carried, muscles are...