Cycling, like any endurance sport, requires the athlete to continuously fill their fuel reserves in order to achieve optimal performance. With the return of road and gravel cycling events we’ve kept a lookout at the latest nutrition options on the market. Science in Sport has launched a new line of products with an improved ratio of maltodextrin to fructose to enhance performance on the road.
The team at Science in Sport are excited to launch what they define as ‘the most complete and innovative fueling solution on the market.’ The updated Beta Fuel product line builds on the scientifically-tested blend of carbohydrate powder, using a new ratio of 1:0.8 maltodextrin to fructose to increase exogenous CHO oxidation by up to 17% when compared to the original 2:1 blend (O’Brien et al). This new range has been developed to optimize performance and is set to be the most transformative and complete fueling solution available to endurance athletes.
The newly-researched ratio of 1:0.8 maltodextrin to fructose increases the percentage of ingested carbohydrate that is oxidized – from 62% to 74% – when compared with a traditional 2:1 blend. This allows the body to use up to 90g of carbohydrate per hour, unlocking an endurance athlete’s true performance potential through nutrition. The Science in Sport team have also taken special consideration into reducing the symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and nausea with this exceptional blend, a common side effect experienced with other performance-enhancing sports nutrition products.
The new Beta Fuel takes the 1:0.8 ratio and builds it into a range of different products, to provide a versatile solution for those looking to take their training and race performances to the next level. Beta Fuel is now available in the following forms:
● Energy Drink Powder – 80g carbohydrate with neutral pH and isotonic formulation to minimize GI distress
● Gels – 40g carbohydrate including gels with nootropics for improved cognitive function
● Chew bars – 40g carbohydrate; 20g per chew with easy-to-chew formula
Stephen Moon, CEO of Science in Sport PLC said ‘By utilizing the latest scientific research, we have been able to completely change the game when it comes to fueling endurance athletes. It’s always been a fine art, but we’ve never been closer to perfection as we are now. By adjusting our carbohydrate ratio, optimizing carbohydrate delivery, and minimizing gastrointestinal issues, our Beta Fuel is now able to take athletes to new heights of performance and enter into an exciting new era of endurance training and racing.’‘
Professor James Morton, Director of Performance Solutions at Science in Sport, said “One of the greatest challenges in any sport is to quickly, conveniently, and adequately fuel in the throes of competition. Our science but practical based solution – underpinned by an optimal ratio of maltodextrin and fructose – is the key to Beta Fuel. We have spent years researching and finessing the optimum carbohydrate delivery system to allow athletes to fuel their best performances. We are confident that our latest product range is the most sophisticated and complete on the market and is set to redefine the way athletes approach endurance sports.”