POWERBAR® C2MAX is an optimized carbohydrate blend that usesbreakthrough science to provide athletes with more sustainedenergy to muscles. New sports science research shows thatconsuming a specific 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose carbohydrates can increase the rate at which ingested carbohydrates can be metabolized for energy. This means more energy is available to be used as muscle fuel.
Using advanced sports nutrition science, POWERBAR® Performance Bars (Step 1 : energize) and POWERBAR® Gel and POWERBAR® Endurance sport drink (Step 2 : refuel) now feature the power of the new POWERBAR® C2MAX optimized carbohydrate blend - taking performance to a whole new level.
Science proves it. POWERBAR® with C2MAX has it!
POWERBAR® C2MAX features a 2:1 carbohydrate blend of glucose to fructose, the same ratio that has been shown in research studies to increase the rate at which ingested carbohydrates are used as muscle fuel. C2MAX was developed based on the findings of these groundbreaking studies.
Products containing POWERBAR® C2MAX such as POWERBAR® Performance Bar and POWERBAR® Gel provide athletes with an optimal 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose. This carbohydrate blend increases the rate at which the body can utilize ingested carbohydrate energy by 20%-55% versus isocaloric glucose alone. This translates to more carbohydrate fuel availability during exercise, which supports optimum performance. This enables you to fully utilize the intestinal transport systems for each of these important carbohydrates so that carbs can get to your working muscles faster.
Your rate of carb consumption will depend on your body size. As a general rule, athletes weighing 100 pounds should consume closer to 45 grams of carbs per hour while athletes weighing 200 pounds can consume carbs at the higher end of the range. Keep in mind that during training or competitions, carbs in beverage form such as POWERBAR® Endurance sport drink, are often the most convenient and easiest to tolerate for athletes. However, when you need variety or that extra boost, try different combinations of the bars and gels such as POWERBAR® Performance Bar and POWERBAR® Gel along with your sports drink.
As the research proven 2:1 carb ratio in C2 Max has been shown to be utilized at a higher rate, usage for lengthy training sessions can be increased. For endurance events, consume carbohydrates in the range of 45-90 grams an hour. The exact amount of carbohydrate to be ingested for maximizing performance in long-duration events and which product combination (sports drink, gel, bar), is best determined individually. Strike a balance between increasing carbohydrate availability during these long events and minimizing gastrointestinal distress.
Using this advanced sports nutrition science, POWERBAR® Performance Bar (Step 1: to energize) and POWERBAR® Gel and POWERBAR® Endurance sport drink (Step 2 : to refuel) now feature the power of the new POWERBAR® C2 MAX optimized carbohydrate blend - taking performance to a whole new level. Science proves it. POWERBAR® with C2 MAX has it!Reference:- http://www.powerbar.com/NutritionResource/C2Max/- Wallis, et, al, "Oxidation of combined ingestion of maltrodextrins and fructose during exercise." Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2005:31:426-32.- Research presented at the 2006 annual American College of Sports Medicine meeting, Denver, CO by Dr. Asker Jeukendrup,in a study of eight trained cyclists. Publication pending.