Like everything we do at UPERFORM, the ISOSTORM formulation is marked by the guidelines drawn from the main sports nutrition consensus.
As the fundamental basis of our product, the following stand out:
– The ratio of carbohydrates Maltodextrin/Dextrose:Fructose 2:1.
As much as they want to sell other more exotic ingredients, this combination of ingredients and their ratio (along with the 1:0.8 ratio) are the most studied and supported by science today.
The use of multiple transporters favors the use of carbohydrates and reduces the risk of gastric discomfort that can appear when their consumption is high in a short period of time.
– The necessary electrolytes, in the necessary quantity.
- Sodium >> 31 mmol/L (360 mg/serving)
- Potassium >> 160 mg/serving
Sodium is the main electrolyte present in the extracellular medium and also the one that suffers greater losses due to sweating associated with exercise. The homeostasis of body fluids is fundamental, and their replacement is often done without considering the contribution of lost electrolytes.
But not any amount is worth it, the characteristics of a real isotonic drink are determined by amounts of sodium between 20 and 50 mmol/Liter of drink. Translated into real life: in 500 mL of water (our indications) there should be between 230 mg and 575 mg of sodium.
In turn, potassium plays a fundamental role in the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contraction, which is why we have decided to incorporate this mineral into the product in proportions similar to those of our sweat.
– Its digestibility.
Given its composition, we achieve a concentration of solutes in the drink that facilitates gastric emptying, reducing possible gastrointestinal discomfort that can appear with this type of product if it is not well formulated.
It is true that, in this sense, the sensitivity of each person plays an important role, so it is possible that occasionally an athlete reports some type of discomfort when consuming the product. This is mainly due to the need for adaptation of the digestive system (gastric training) and the state of dehydration itself, so in these cases, we recommend diluting the ration in a larger volume of water and gradually implementing the product in the sessions according to the athlete getting used to its use and intra-training fluid consumption.