Combo: 1 blister + 1 CarboDrink
Pack consisting of 1 Nutritape blister (contains two BCCA patches with a duration of 20 hours) and 1 CarboDrink (box of 5 sachets, each containing 62g of carbohydrates, 500mg of sodium, 200mg of potassium and 150mg of magnesium). Ideal for the first races of the season because it gives you the benefits of BCAAs and the energy and salts of the carbohydrate drink.
There are three BCAAs or branched chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. They alone constitute a third of the skeletal muscles, which is why they are widely used in both aerobic and anaerobic sports. Its main benefits are:
• They preserve muscle glycogen, since the same BCAAs can be used as fuel. Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8878139/
• They improve sports performance, both in aerobic and anaerobic sports. Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1748109/
• Reduce muscle pain after training.
• They improve the functions of the immune system, contributing to the production of other amino acids such as glutamine, a non-essential amino acid that can be created by the body itself and the most abundant at the muscle level.
For its part, each CarboDrink® sachet contains:
-62 g of carbohydrates (6.4 g are sugars) lemon flavor (10% fructose and 90% maltodextrin). With the aim of maintaining the position gained at the start & being able to maintain the pace for 60-90'.
-500 mg of sodium to maintain sports performance, increase the absorption of carbohydrates, maintain proper muscle contraction and prevent nausea and dizziness.
-200 mg of potassium to improve heart rate and blood pressure. It is responsible for regulating fluids and mineral salts in the body. Important at the level of carbohydrate storage and subsequent transformation into energy.
-150 mg of magnesium to achieve optimal muscle function, since if it is lacking it increases the porosity of the membranes for calcium, sodium and potassium. This causes an increase in the excitability of nerve cells and the propensity for muscle cramps.
*Each box of CarboDrink® contains 5️ single-dose sachets of 70 gr to mix with 500 ml of water.
Combined operation of both products:
While BCAA patches last 20 hours, providing the benefits of BCAAs during sports, each CarboDrink® sachet provides carbohydrates and electrolytes for 60-90 minutes. Thus, taking into account that during the first hour it is not necessary to eat carbohydrates because those eaten at breakfast have not yet been used, 1 box of CarboDrink® lasts between 6 and 9 hours of training or racing.
There are athletes who make even more use of BCAA patches: they put them on the night before the race and leave them on until the night of the race. Thus, they make a pre-race muscle recovery + use of BCAAs during the race + post-race muscle recovery = 20 hours.
Obviously, there are more combinations, depending on the expected hours of the race. Tell us which one is yours and we will advise you.