Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 - Sachet
Introducing Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 Calories - the fuel that endurance athletes have been waiting for. Designed to support peak performance during long, grueling activities like cycling, running, triathlons, and more, it's a game-changer in the world of sports nutrition.
Unived's Elite line of Endurance Fuel represents a groundbreaking advancement in sports nutrition. Developed over nearly two years in collaboration with Unived Elite Athletes worldwide, these products have been rigorously tested and fine-tuned to perfection.
Optimal Carbohydrate Ratios
Our innovative formulation is based on the principle of carbohydrate ratios. By combining Glucose and Fructose in a 2:1 ratio, we can achieve a total carbohydrate intake of up to 90 grams per hour, enhancing endurance and energy.
Tailored for Different Conditions
Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 Calories is designed for activities lasting over two hours. It provides 40 grams of carbohydrates (26.6g simple and 13.3g complex) per serving, ensuring you have the fuel needed to go the distance.
Adaptable for Any Terrain
Unived understands that endurance activities vary in intensity and climate. That's why we offer both the Elite Drink Mix and Elite Gels. Use the Drink Mix for hydration and energy replenishment during the day when temperatures peak. Save the concentrated Elite Gels for cooler times and nighttime, ensuring you get the right balance of fuel.
Our formulations include key ingredients like Betaine and Beta-Alanine to aid performance, buffer acidity, and protect cells under stress. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride replace electrolyte losses, support muscle function, and prevent cramps.
Safe and Certified
Unived Elite Endurance Fuel follows WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines, and our products are free from banned substances, although WADA does not offer certification.
Upgrade Your Endurance Game
Unived Elite Drink Mix 160 Calories is your secret weapon for conquering endurance challenges. Whether you're an ultra-runner, triathlete, or cyclist, it's time to take your performance to the next level.
Key Benefits of Unived Elite Drink Mix
- Clinically prove 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates
- 160kcal per gel, along with Betaine, Beta-alanine, and essential Electrolytes
- For an Isotonic solution, mix with 500ml water.
Isotonic & Hypertonic - Both
- The new Elite Drink Mix is versatile and can be used as both a Pre & a During. For those of you who were accustomed to our previous RRUNN PRE and RRUNN DURING you can still get those results with just this one product.
- For an isotonic solution, you want to mix one packet in 500ml water. An isotonic solution has the same osmolarity as water, and is ideal to ensure fluid and salt uptake. This is ideal to consume during your runs.
- For a hypertonic solution, you want to mix one packet with 250ml water. A hypertonic solution has greater osmotic pressure than bodily fluids and is primarily intended to supply energy. It’s ideal to consume this as a PRE, 45-60 minutes before your long runs or races.
- If you consume a hypertonic solution during your races, you may feel the solution to be slightly heavy, in case you find it so, just add a little extra water to the bottle and it’ll tilt the solution to being isotonic.
Ingredients in Unived Elite Drink Mix
Betaine is an osmoprotectant. It protects our cells against dehydration by acting as an osmolyte, thereby increasing the water retention of cells. Some studies have indicated that Betane may also reduce inflammation. Betaine safeguards cells against the detrimental effects of extreme temperature, salinity and humidity. Betaine insulates the cells and organs, and ensures that they are constantly receiving optimal hydration. Erythrocytes, the red blood cells that carry oxygen, are also protected by Betaine from extreme hydration imbalances. Erythrocytes are vulnerable to shriveling (due to dehydration) or bursting (due to excessive hydration), which can have a damaging effect on the oxygen supply to your muscles, brain and heart. Betaine shields erythrocytes from these extremes, by maintaining a balanced fluid environment inside and outside of cells.
Beta-alanine is the rate limiting precursor to carnosine, an endogenous intracellular (muscle) buffer, and one of the immediate defences against the accumulation of protons in the contracting musculature during exercise (Lancha Junior et al., 2015). Carniosone (B-alanyl-L-histidine) is a dipeptide found in muscle tissue that acts as an intramuscular buffer of Hydrogen ions. Beta-Alanine increases skeletal muscle carnosine levels, this supports the maintenance acid-base balance, delay fatigue, and improve exercise performance.
Electrolytes are a key variable in determining sports performance as they mediate the constant transport of nutrients, enzymes, and water in and out of cells. These precious nutrients are the first casualty of exercise, as they are easily lost via sweat and urine. Our energy gel has been designed around your physiology, to recharge you with the major electrolytes that will give you strategic performance gains, no matter what your activity.
Refueling with sodium and chloride redirects precious fluids to your cells and major tissues, eliminating mid-activity cramps, nausea, fatigue, and stomach distress. A sodium top-up prevents the ‘gut bomb’ affect (vomiting during races) and ‘hyponatremia’ (nausea, fatigue, confusion) during long distances.
Chloride works closely with sodium to regulate the body-water balance, helping you retain water better. It also limits the amount of precious hydration reserves lost to sweat and urine, and maintains the necessary volume of fluids in your blood.
Magnesium is gaining prominence as a factor in influencing mid-race performance. Deficiency can result in a sub-optimal performance, as magnesium is important for the proper transmission of nerve impulses, muscular contraction, and energy production processes. Magnesium can also have a direct impact on the utilization of sodium, potassium, and calcium by the muscles. The longer and more intense your exercise, the faster the depletion of magnesium levels through sweat and urine. This depletion, if not corrected, can cause muscle cramping, irregular heart rate, and fatigue.
Potassium is a major electrolyte that works closely with sodium and chloride in maintaining hydration, and in generating electrical impulses in the nerves and muscles, including the heart. This translates to better muscle performance, even at the stage when you have already logged in several miles.
Usage directions of Unived Elite Drink Mix
For an isotonic solution, mix 1 packet 500 of water. Consume 1 serving per hour, along with an Unived Elite Gel 180.
For a hypertonic solution, you want to mix one packet with 250 water. Consume this 30-45minutes prior to your activity, or every 4-5hours during your activity.
Plan Your Intake
We strongly feel that this new combination gives you complete freedom. It takes math out of the equation as all we now need to focus on is consumption of two units, per hour. A unit being an Elite Gel, or Elite Drink Mix. When temperatures are hot, you may find yourself drinking a bit more, and when temperatures are cooler, you may find yourself leaning towards more concentrated forms of energy, like the gel.
Chart Of Various Combination Options
Some equations for you to consider below, based on hourly intake:
2 Unived Regular Gels = 220kcal
1 Unived Elite Gel + 1 Regular Gel = 300kcal
1 Unived Elite Drink Mix + 1 Regular Gel = 300kcal
2 Unived Elite Gels = 380kcal
2 Unived Elite Drink Mixes = 380kcal
1 Unived Elite Gel + 1 Elite Drink Mix = 380kcal
The Elite Gel or Elite Drink Mix, can also be used in combination with a Unived Regular Gel. For example, one Elite Gel + one Regular Gel will give you 190+110 = 300kcal, delivering a total of 56g of simple carbs and 15g of complex carbs. Since 60g simple carb is the maximum we can absorb per hour, this combination delivering 56g helps us stay within limit. This combination tilts the ratio by increasing the total simple carbohydrates to total complex carbohydrates (meaning, it is no longer a 2:1 ratio) and gives you an edge with a spike in energy levels.