Naturally flavoured Orange energy drink formulated with research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose multiple-transportable carbohydrates for extremely fast carbohydrate delivery...
500ml of TORQ Energy represents 1 TORQ Unit. For further information on how to use this energy drink in conjunction with other TORQ Units, click on the following link:
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NO Artificial Sweeteners
Suitable for Vegans
For comprehensive technical information in a print-ready format, download the PDF link above.
* Optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose)
* With 5 key electrolytes
* Natural flavours
* No colours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives
* Available in 'Single Measure' re-usable/recyclable aluminium canister
TORQ Energy is a naturally flavoured high carbohydrate energy drink, containing no artificial sweeteners, colours or preservatives. This product has been painstakingly formulated so that it delivers TORQ's unique blend of carbohydrate and electrolytes to the working muscles through a drink that is lightly flavoured, refreshing and most importantly natural.
Here are TORQ Energy's key features:
2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose: This drink's ingredient matrix has been brought in line with some of the most recent research into energy drink formulation. Two published studies* in 2005 offered quite staggering results when Maltodextrin (a long-chain glucose polymer) was mixed with Fructose (fruit sugar) at a 2:1 ratio and since then, many more studies have demonstrated similar benefits*. Although Maltodextrin alone has been proven to be considerably more effective than Fructose in isolation, when the two are mixed in this 2:1 ratio, significantly more carbohydrate is made available for use. These studies have demonstrated that a 2:1 Maltodextin to Fructose mix caused athletes to absorb and use 40% more carbohydrate compared with consuming maltodextrin alone. What are the benefits? Quite simply, the increased availability of carbohydrate means that you will be able to sustain a higher pace for longer using TORQ energy, making this product the most advanced formulation available to endurance athletes on the market today.
For further information and a full list of references supporting the functionality of this product, take a look at the TORQ Fuelling System where you will also be able to see which other energy products in the TORQ range benefit from this technology and how you should use them in combination to achieve optimal fuelling and hydration:
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Electrolytes: TORQ energy contains Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium to replace the 5 electrolytes lost through perspiration. These salts maintain homeostasis within the body, allow it to hold onto water and preserve muscle function. Some brands do not include all of these electrolytes in their formulations, or run them at lower levels than they should - some include none at all.
Natural Flavours and No Colours or Preservatives: Under exercise stress, digestion is affected as blood is diverted to the working muscles, so irrespective of the health debate surrounding the consumption of artificial ingredients, during exercise is certainly not the time to take them. Therefore we only use natural flavours that the body can recognise and break down easily and we don't use colours or preservatives (artificial or natural), because they simply don't need to be in the product.
No Artificial Sweeteners: For the same reasons as highlighted above, we don't believe in the use of artificial sweeteners like Aspatame, Acsulfame-K, Saccharine and Sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are 100's of times sweeter than sugar and Aspartame/Acsulfame-K in particular are particularly controversial with regard to long-term health. Type either of them into Google and you'll get the general idea.
Below, we have listed typical ingredients and nutritionals for our Natural Lemon flavoured drink, but if you would like specific ingredients listings for the different flavours, please download the PDF above.
Typical Ingredients (Natural Lemon Flavour): Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers 60%), Fructose (30%), Citric Acid, Natural Flavour (2%), Electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate).
Typical Nutritionals (All Flavours) in 1000ml:
Energy (kJ/Kcal): 1000/240
Protein (g): 0
Carbohydrate (g): 60
Sugars (g): 20
Fat (g): 0
Fibre (g): 0
Chloride (mg): 941
Sodium (mg): 550
Potassium (mg): 127
Calcium (mg): 50
Magnesium (mg): 12
Typical Nutritionals (All Flavours) in 500ml (1 TORQ Unit):
Energy (kJ/Kcal): 500/120
Protein (g): 0
Carbohydrate (g): 30
Sugars (g): 10
Fat (g): 0
Fibre (g): 0
Chloride (mg): 470
Sodium (mg): 275
Potassium (mg): 65
Calcium (mg): 25
Magnesium (mg): 6
Please take a look at the TORQ Fuelling System for further information on how to use this product and the research supporting its functionality.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Mar;37(3):426-32. Oxidation of combined ingestion of maltodextrins and fructose during exercise. Wallis GA, Rowlands DS, Shaw C, Jentjens RL, Jeukendrup AE.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Feb;40(2):275-81. Superior endurance performance with ingestion of multiple transportable carbohydrates. Currell K, Jeukendrup AE.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2010 Apr;20(2):122-31.An isocaloric glucose-fructose beverage's effect on simulated 100-km cycling performance compared with a glucose-only beverage.Triplett D, Doyle JA, Rupp JC, Benardot D.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Jun;37(3):425-36. Epub 2012 Apr 3.Composite versus single transportable carbohydrate solution enhances race and laboratory cycling performance. Rowlands DS, Swift M, Ros M, Green JG.
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Feb;20(1):112-21.Multiple transportable carbohydrates enhance gastric emptying and fluid delivery. Jeukendrup AE, Moseley L.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct;40(10):1789-94.Postexercise muscle glycogen synthesis with combined glucose and fructose ingestion.Wallis GA, Hulston CJ, Mann CH, Roper HP, Tipton KD, Jeukendrup AE.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Oct;43(10):1964-71.Fructose and galactose enhance postexercise human liver glycogen synthesis. Décombaz J, Jentjens R, Ith M, Scheurer E, Buehler T, Jeukendrup A, Boesch C.
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Jul;13(4):452-7.Carbohydrate and exercise performance: the role of multiple transportable carbohydrates.Jeukendrup AE.
Sports Med. 2003;33(2):117-44.Determinants of post-exercise glycogen synthesis during short-term recovery. Jentjens R, Jeukendrup A.
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