What is Hydrogel?

Hydrogels are three-dimensional networks of hydrophilic polymers with a high water content that is biocompatible. We took this to our advantage when we discovered a highly effective way to build hydrogels with natural ingredients alginate (seaweed) and pectin (fruit fiber) that encapsulate the most efficient source of energy around – carbohydrates. The two key components, Alginate, and Pectin create a protective hydrogel structure that efficiently delivers salt and carbohydrates through the stomach to the intestine, where the hydrogel dissolves, and the body can absorb the salt and carbohydrates.

Our patented Hydrogel technology enables us to increase the amount of carbohydrates available to the body as fuel. Hydrogel technology reduces the risk of gastrointestinal problems that arise when loading the stomach with traditional sports fuels and unnecessary ingredients like colorants, preservatives, and artificial flavors, that do not aid your performance.

Maurten Drink Mix 320 and Drink Mix 160: The pH-sensitive liquid converts to a hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach, protecting the salt and carbohydrate from breaking down in the stomach. The hydrogel then dissolves when it interacts with the intestinal fluid, releasing the carbohydrates.

Maurten Gels: Our gel is completely different from the other standard syrups. We don't use artificial ingredients and unnecessary colorants. The hydrogel is already formed in the sachet and built by combining alginate and calcium to create the hydrogel network.

Hydrogel Technology: How it works?

The sports drink instantly converts to hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach. The hydrogel enables smooth transportation of the drink through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are released and absorbed. Giving you a fast and large supply of energy that your body can tolerate. Find out how it works in a video below.

Is Technology patented?

Yes, we have filed several patent applications to protect the technology.