Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Is Your Sports Drink Right For You?

You know those sports drinks that are marketed to athletes? The one’s that come in bright colours and tend to end in the letters A-D-E? Well, most of these beverages can actually impair your athletic performance. What?!? Yes, it’s a shocker. These drinks that are commonly advertised by muscular, sweaty, physically fit people may be preventing you from reaching your full potential when you workout.

How is this possible?

It all comes down to the glycemic index of the carbs. Anything containing sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, glucose, agave, or maltodextrins, or any of the beverages claiming to have zero calories or carbohydrates, are actually high glycemic carbs.

Why does that matter?

Well, in recent clinical studies, in which 1,000 athletes participated in, it was discovered that these high glycemic carbs lead to elevated blood sugar levels and lowered oxygen consumptions. So, clearly, if your body is not getting as much oxygen as it should be, the amount of exercise you can do before getting too tired is greatly impacted.

So I can never drink these beverages?

Obviously, that is up to you. But if you want to be able to perform your best during a workout or a competition, you should avoid them for at least an hour prior. Now, if you are headed on a road trip, or want something refreshing on a hot summer’s day, drink away.

What am I supposed to drink instead?

We understand. The beverage you have been relying on all these years is suddenly off limits and you feel a little lost. But have no fear; instead, you simply need to drink low glycemic carbs. The main ingredient in our GlycoXp beverage is a proven, high-quality low glycemic carbohydrate that will not only provide you with increased endurance, but will also improve the amount of fat you burn.

When your body experiences increased oxygen intake, your body can work harder and last longer.

It’s as simple as that. Low glycemic carbs contribute to a successful workout while high glycemic carbs distract from it. It’s pretty clear which one you should be drinking. And the best part is, our GlycoXp formula is created with only the best ingredients, so you can feel great about what you are putting into your body. What’s more, it is sweetened with stevia, giving you a delicious, beneficial sports drink that you will actually enjoy.