EnergyBar is a race proven performance bar, high in energy and low in fat (<2%) for fast carbohydrate absorbtion. They are made from real fruit (58%) and wholesome grains (22%). EnergyBars are nutritionally complete "real" food and they taste delicious.
EnergyBars have a proven balance of simple and complex carbohydrates for both fast and sustained energy. They have been race tested by thousands of athletes in the toughest competitions around the World, and have consistently out-performed every other energy bar. And that claim is backed by independent research and 5 years of Best Product Awards.
From a weekend hike to the most intense competition at International level, you can rely on EnergyBars because they have been proven to help you perform at your best.
Contains an exact mix of protein and carbohydrate. The protein content is 27%. Research shows that protein and simple carbohydrate act together post exercise to produce a high insulin response. This insulin response facilitates faster glycogen replacement (carbohydrate stored in the muscles) in the crucial 2 hour post exercise recovery window.
The protein composition is designed to be absorbed quickly into the body and broken down to give an amino acid pool in the blood stream about 1 hour after consuming the bar. This coincides with the start of protein synthesis, which is suppressed until 1 hour after exercise ends. The high insulin response also acts as a trigger for synthesis.
Protein Bar has been designed to be easily eaten even when you are dehydrated, which is likely post exercise. As well as simple carbohydrate the bar contains additional complex carbohydrate for sustained glygogen replacement.
This bar has been designed to contain a specific mix of both simple and complex carbohydrate. The simple carbohydrate is processed more quickly through the digestive system for absorption in the small intestine by the glucose transporters SGLT1 and GLUT2. The complex carbohydrate then delivers a more progressive carbohydrate delivery.
Sports bar also contain 18% to 20% fructose. Recent research at Birmingham University, Glasgow University, Herts University and others has established that moderate to high fructose levels have been shown to increase the rate of exogenous carbohydrate delivery to the muscles by using the fructose transporter GLUT5 and as a result of this improved performance.
The use of multiple carbohydrate transport systems also has implications for improved Glycogen replacement post exercise (currently under research) as well as reduction in fatigue.