A natural Ginger isotonic sports drink powder that can help endurance athletes by helping to prevent bloating and nausea. Vegan freindly and Gluten Free.
It's also natural, Vegan friendly, Gluten Free and contains no chemicals or sweeteners.
We like to take a couple of these sachets on ultra marathons where the amount of sweet tasting isotonics and foods can get annoying. Throw an Active Root Ginger based energy drink in every other bottle to keep you operating comfortably and reducing the desperate craving for something savoury.
Drink a sachet before a race to reduce nausea caued by pre-race nerves or when you plan to not take any hydration with you.
A sachets worth an hour will keep you refuelled, hydrated and comfortable and able to take on board and process effectively other forms of nutrition.
Balance, Fuel, Hydrate are the Active Root keywords:
Balance - "Ginger contains a compound called gingerol which is a relative of the compounds that chilli peppers and tumeric contain. When consumed, gingerol helps sooth the stomach by relaxing the muscles in the gut and therefore releasing stomach contents into the small intestine. It also has a calmative effect, helping the expulsion of excess gas and thereby reducing bloating and stomach discomfort. The ginger that Active Root uses has been specially selected due to its high gingerol ratio. Active Root ginger contains 204mg of gingerol, the equivalent of 4g of ginger, well over the threshold daily amount proven to prevent nausea (1.1-1.5grams according to research done by the U.S. National Institute of Health)."
Fuel - "The body needs between 80-90g of carbohydrate per hour when performing high intensity exercise. But the bodies’ ability to process this is dependent upon what type of carbohydrate it is being fuelled with and how it is absorbed in the gut. For example, the small intestine can only absorb 60g of glucose per hour, therefore if your fuel source only contains glucose, you are only going to be able to process 2/3 of the recommended hourly amount. Sugars such as maltodextrin and glucose also have a high glycemic index and are more likely to lead to spikes in blood sugar levels. Active Root uses 32.7g of naturally occurring cane sugar sucrose, a dissacharide which is made up of 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Because it is a mix of 2 types of sugars with differing methods of absorption, the small intestine is more able to absorb the maximum amount of fuel needed for the body to function. On top of this, Active Root cane sugar has a lower glycemic index that's similar to bananas and dates. This helps deliver steadier fuel delivery with fewer peaks and troughs in your blood sugar levels."
Hydrate - "When the body becomes dehydrated your electrolyte levels become unbalanced which can lead to inhibited performance through cramping, queasiness and heat stroke. Active Root contains natural sea salt to help keep you hydrated. Because Active Root’s sea salt is naturally occurring and unrefined it retains all the essential natural minerals from the sea including magnesium and potassium and not just sodium. It is therefore far more efficient at re-hydrating the body and keeping electrolytes in balance. Balanced electrolytes create an osmotic gradient allowing for a faster absorption of fluids from the gut. Active Root also contains a dash of citrus to help deliver a balanced easy-drinking fresh flavour that tastes great and is easy on the stomach."
All natural ingredients
Contains no chemicals or sweeteners
1 sachet = 35g = 500-700 ml serving, 32.5g carbs/130 calories, 400mg sea salt
Depending on strength, each scoop makes 500-700ml of sports drink. Using the scoop included in the tub mix and shake one 35g level scoop of Active Root into 500ml-700ml of water to create your own drink. Adjust quantity of mix for the intensity of exercise you are undertaking.