WHY USE Maurten's SPORTS FUELS?

The hydrogel technology encapsulates high concentrations of carbohydrates to fuel during activity. We only use food-graded ingredients and there are no added flavors, colorants or preservatives. Nothing more and nothing less than what’s needed.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN YOUR SPORTS FUELS?

The products only contain natural ingredients – all well-established and food-graded. Our Drink Mixes contain maltodextrin, fructose, pectin, sodium alginate and sodium chloride (salt). The Gel 100 contain water, glucose, fructose, calcium carbonate, gluconic acid and sodium alginate. Find out more on product pages.

ARE THE Products SAFE TO USE?

Yes, samples from every batch have been, and will be, sent for screening by independent third party laboratories. All Maurten suppliers are certified according to the international FSSC 22000 standard.

ARE THE Products ONLY FOR ELITE ATHLETES?

No, the products are for everyone – from elite athletes to amateurs.

ARE PRODUCTS GLUTEN FREE?

Yes.

All Maurten products are made from ingredients that are certified as free from gluten and other common allergens. Our production facility is regularly inspected by the FDA as well as by Fødevarestyrelsen (DK) and Livsmedelsverket (SWE).

About Flavors

Maurten products are designed to have little to no taste or flavor. Artificial flavors and colors are often added to mask unpalatable products.

Athletes will be able to detect the sweetness of glucose and fructose in Maurten products. If you want to add your own natural flavor, do not use a product with high acidity. That would compromise the structure of the Hydrogel, and therefore the intention of the product.

Remember, adding flavors will not aid your performance.

I'm diabetic. How do I use Maurten?

Exercise is a potent stimulus for glucose uptake and utilization by muscles. These mechanisms are not different between athletes with or without diabetes.

Based on research done on athletes with diabetes, blood glucose levels can remain relatively stable for up to 1–2h of continuous exercise without food intake. But, during moderate-to-high intensity exercise (more than 60–90min) the blood glucose levels will drop since the liver glycogen becomes depleted. Therefore, there is substantial benefit from consuming carbohydrates during exercise to prevent declines in blood glucose levels. To clarify, carbohydrate recommendations are the same for athletes with or without diabetes, if not more important to follow.

Carbohydrate intake needs to be adapted to individual needs and based on your activity. You should base the consumption on your response to activity, together with blood glucose monitoring.

How long before Maurten takes effect?

The uptake of carbohydrates will noticeably take place within 15-20 min after consuming Drink Mix or Gel. The peak maximum uptake (peak blood glucose concentration) will be reached around 30-45 min, and most of the carbohydrates will be absorbed within 60-75 min after ingestion.

The efficiency of Maurten Drink Mix relies on a chemical reaction that takes place in the stomach between pH-sensitive Drink Mix and stomach's acidic environment. Therefore, all factors that alter pH in the stomach might have a negative effect (eg. consumption of other products).

One factor that can disrupt the hydrogel formation is the consumption of a large amount of water (pH 6 – 7) prior to Maurten. This means that too much water can theoretically dilute gastric acid.

How does Maurten impact dental health?

Most energy products on the market contain acids and flavors. Excessive acid can be damaging to oral health. Bad oral health can induce inflammation which affects your performance.
All Maurten products are built with natural ingredients and close to pH neutral which has less impact on oral health. The carbohydrates are encapsulated by the Hydrogel, so there is minimal interaction with teeth.

Cyclists using Maurten at sunset