Science in Sports new Beta Fuel uses an optimised ratio of maltodextrin to fructose to provide a science-based complete fuelling solution for runners. Beta Fuels formula has been developed to enhance carbohydrate delivery whilst minimising stomach fullness and gastrointestinal issues. In summary, the new formula provides two different carbohydrate sources that can be simultaneously absorbed to help increase the percentage of ingested carbohydrate oxidsed to enhance power output.
The right combination of nutrition for running is a common challenge for most. As a runner, we have all been there, when your stomach starts churning you cannot focus on enjoying your run whether this is during training or a race. Not only will you not be enjoying yourself, but you also won’t be performing your best. Gastrointestinal issues during running vary between individuals but most have experienced some form of stomach issue.
Although nutrition can be a challenge for a lot of runners, it’s key for performance. It is suggested that during endurance exercise (more than 2.5 hours) 80-120 grams of carbohydrate per hour should be consumed. Dehydration during running can also be a challenge impacting the likelihood of a runner experiencing stomach issues. This places emphasis on the need to have a fuelling strategy.
A great way of being able to access nutrition during running is using hydration vests. You can use these vests to carry water mixed with a Beta Fuel Powder, in a flavour of your choice (Red Berry, Strawberry & Lime or Orange). The Beta Fuel Powder also contains sodium which is key for staying hydrated.
The Beta Fuel Gels and Chews can also be used for running, preference will come down to the individual with some people relying on gels, whilst others prefer more ‘food’ like textures, such as the chews.
For those who like to consume gels whilst running, the Beta Fuel Gel with Nootropics could be a game changer during that last push. Ideal for when you are in the last quarter of your marathon, you know the end is near, it is all going to be worth it, but your physically and mentally exhausted and in need of a boost to help give you that push to the finish.
Remember, as a runner, you are still an individual. Both in preferences of fuel (i.e., liquid, or solid) and how much carbohydrate your body needs depending on body weight.
You can train your gut to manage greater amounts of carbohydrates but this should be done gradually finding an optimal nutrition strategy that works for you, so come race day you can perform your best.
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