PURE Performance + Race Fuel is a high carb, high sodium drink to incorporate into your training and race strategy. It can be used a sole source of fuel and is unflavoured to minimise flavour fatigue.
There is an increasing body of evidence to support that Cluster Dextrin™ is superior to a linear dextrin counterpart (i.e. maltodextrin). The major contributing factor is the perception of fatigue, with studies reporting that Cluster Dextrin™ reduced the rate of perceived exhaustion (RPE). Whether this is due to the reduced GI issues or the increased rate of glucose uptake into the blood stream, or both, is yet to be determined.*
Another benefit of Race Fuel is to increase the carbohydrate able to be consumed through fluid as compared to a traditional sports drink (2-3 times the amount). It is also a good option for supporting ‘carbohydrate gut training’ and maximising your capacity to fuel during competition.
What is Cluster Dextrin™?
Cluster Dextrin™ is a type of carbohydrate that has gained popularity as a sports supplement and energy source. It has a highly branched and cyclic structure, which sets it apart from linear dextrin’s (i.e. maltodextrin) and traditional carbohydrate sources. By using Cluster Dextrin we are able to provide a very high carbohydrate drink that is not only palatable, but also reduces gastrointestinal distress while increasing sport performance.*
Cluster Dextrin™ has a unique molecular structure characterised by its highly branched and cyclic arrangement of glucose molecules. Due to the high molecular weight it has a relatively low osmolality, which means it will move through the stomach faster than a linear dextrin (i.e. maltodextrin).*