- High5 EnergySource 4:1 With Super Carbs 1.6kg Tub
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High5 EnergySource 4:1 With Super Carbs 1.6kg Tub
EnergySource 4:1 is an advanced fuel for use by endurance athletes. It's Europe's first state-of-the-art carbohydrate-protein energy and hydration drink - for use DURING exercise.
Top Features of the High5 EnergySource 4:1 With Super Carbs 1.6kg Tub
- Great before or during exercise
- Makes 36 x 500ml servings
- 4 in 1 formula for energy, endurance, recovery and hydration
- For use during extended aerobic exercise
- No artificial colouring, sweeteners or preservatives
- Suitable for lacto vegetarians
- EU Allergens: Milk (Whey protein), Soy Lecithin
- Lactose free
|Nut Allergy Safe:||Yes|
It contains 4 Parts carbohydrate to 1 Part whey protein, hence the name. Research shows that this critical ratio, when used during exercise, provides athletes with more energy than carbohydrate alone. Based on the Award Winning complex carbohydrate found in standard EnergySource, 4:1 is easy on the stomach, hypotonic and refreshing.
Performance proven in the toughest races. Most endurance athletes should be aware the primary cause of fatigue is the depletion of muscle and liver glycogen (carbohydrate) and that ingesting carbohydrates during exercise will delay the onset of this fatigue. However many athletes remain unaware that EnergySource 4:1 containing 4 parts Carbohydrate and 1 part Protein can extend the time to fatigue up to an incredible 29% when compared to a carbohydrate only drink and 57% when compared with water.
Here's why. Consuming carbohydrates during exercise delays the onset of fatigue by fuelling your muscles via blood glucose and therefore sparing muscle and liver glycogen (carbohydrate stored in your muscles and liver). The amount of carbohydrate (energy) that is delivered to the working muscles is determined by the amount of insulin released by the Pancreas in response to the rise in your blood sugar caused by the ingested carbs.
Ingested Protein also causes insulin to be released, and, with the right carbs and protein, in the right ratio (4 Carbs to 1 Protein) the gastric emptying speed is not slowed and there is a larger insulin response resulting in more carbohydrate (energy) being 'driven' into the working muscles during exercise.
The more carbs i.e. energy, going into the working muscles the more endurance you will have.
About Energy & Recovery Drink
Energy drinks are a beverage designed to help athletes rehydrate, as well as replenish electrolytes, carbohydrates, and other nutrients, which can be depleted during and after training or competition.
About the High5 brand
High5 is a company run by athletes that know from personal experience how important it is to get your nutrition right. They combine the latest developments in sports science with years of racing experience and natural ingredients to create products that will help you perform at your very best and enjoy your sport more, no matter what your ability. Athletes from beginner to pro trust High5.
|High5 4:1 drink|
|Per 100g||Per Serving (47g)||Per 100g||Per Serving (47g)|
|of Which Saturates (g)||0.2||0.1||0.2||0.1|
|of Which Sugars (g)||44||21||45||21|
High5 4:1 Drink
Citrus Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Whey Protein Isolate 20% (Milk), Fructose, Food Acid (Malic Acid, Citric Acid), Acidity Regulators (Tri Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate), Natural Flavourings (Lemon, Lime, Orange), Sea Salt (0,3%), Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin.
Summer Fruits Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Whey Protein Isolate 20% (Milk), Fructose, Natural Flavourings (Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry), Acidity Regulators (Tri Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate), Food Acid (Malic Acid), Sea Salt (0,3%). Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin.
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Magazine reviews for High5 EnergySource 4:1 With Super Carbs 1.6kg Tub
Review from MBUK
As the name suggests, this drink from High5 contains carbohydrate and protein in a 4:1 ratio. Confusingly the carbohydrate element is made up of another 4:1 ratio - 'Super Carbs' glucose and fructose - designed to increase energy delivery to working muscles and reduce dehydration.
We're told the protein element boosts available energy for endurance athletes. With antioxidant and electrolyte compounds too, there's a mouthful of science to digest, so it's a good thing citrus and summer fruit flavours taste good. It's a bit on the pricey side though.
Mind-boggling amounts of technology for a drink. It does the trick, but the cost is a bit prohibitive
Review from Cycling Plus
This drink is four parts carbohydrates to one part whey protein. High Five claims that this is combination gives up to 29% increase of carb take up over a straight carb drink because the protein causes insulin to be released, resulting in more carbohydrate beingsent to the muscles when you're riding. The added protein in the drink also stops protein being used to fuel muscles while riding during longer events, when your energy levels start to run low.
A great tasting long distance energy fuel
Product Q & A
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If not, is it no problem that the EnergySource 4:1 and the ZeroDrink get into one bottle?
For longer, Pro TdF riders, who sweat alot, tend to prefer having water and/or electrolyte to, it is just hard to only take in sweet energy drink all day. Others apparently have low fluid requirements and can make do with energy drinks and plain water tipped over them on hot days.
I've used 4:1 mainly for training, combined with 2nd bottle zero calorie electrolyte (tablet form); for races adding caffeine is beneficial. I should figure out what works for you, and think how you will be supported during the event.
I add electrolyte tablets to mine and it seems to work well that way. The taste can get a bit "thick" after a while, but it's not too bad.
More detailed and structured nutrition plans for endurance rides can be found by searching 'endurance cycling nutrition' into any decent search engine.
If its 2 scoups per 500ml that means it will take 6 scoops. I think that's a lot. Or does it purely go down to how strong I want it?
I'd suggest starting with 4 (my usual ratio) and increasing or reducing from there
This is very personal.. at times I've used lower concentrations to reduce sugar, but expect to sweat heavily. Most often I take 1 bottle with 4:1 and 1 with High 5 Zero salt, or simply plain water and a bannana. There's very few occasions, when I would need more than 1.5L of energy source.
One issue, I found the whey isolate tended to clog in some bidons, had no problem with High 5 bottles, that might be an issue with a camelbak, as would the need to avoid settling of the protein. Frankly, a better plan is probalby to use this in a bottle, and have camelbak for salt/water.
If you are going to drink 3 litres during your ride (which is quite a lot), then yes you would need 2 scoops per 500ml = 12 scoops.
If, however, you are only going to drink say 1.5 litres then just put in 6 scoops and add 1.5L of water. It really depends on how much you intend to drink, the temperature and how far / how intense the ride is. If I'm just going out for a short ride (say 20-30km), then 500ml is usually plenty depending on the outside temperature. For long runs (100km+) then I might get through up to 2 litres of water in addition to some ZipVit energy gels and energy bars.
Hope that helps...
Just a thought before I buy a big tub of protein powder for 30+ quid!!
Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
I've never mixed it with milk but you don't need to mix it with milk to have it as a recovery shake. In fact it's better to mix it with water because it gets absorbed quicker - something that's really important after exercise. Milk slows down the absorption process.
I disagree with wigglegrant - as it clearly states that this product can be used during or after a session (recovery). Protein is essential for the muscles to repair after a hard workout. Sport nutritionists will tell you to eat protein within an hour after exercise to get the best rate of absorption. I wouldn't use this solely as way to recover but use a protein controlled diet.
I use this regularly during rides or after a turbo trainer session.
if not where can I get one?
Hypertonic sports drinks contain a higher concentration of salt and sugar than the human body.
Hypotonic sports drinks contain a lower concentration of salt and sugar than the human body.
See below article
* Isotonic sports drinks contain similar concentrations of salt and sugar as in the human body.
* Hypertonic sports drinks contain a higher concentration of salt and sugar than the human body.
* Hypotonic sports drinks contain a lower concentration of salt and sugar than the human body
So isotonic is not the same as hypotonic
i'll did it . thanks a lot.
Reliable product, great exercise fuel, great value, good sugar profile for active diabetics too.
Maltodextrin, Whey Protien Isolate, Fructose, Natural Flavours, Flavouring, Citric Acid, Tri Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Citrate.
If you are just vegetarian and eat dairy then it is just fine (I am in this bracket).
Hope this is helpful!
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