Active Root's Marathon Nutrition Essentials

Active Root's Marathon Nutrition Essentials

Active Root products are centred around 3 principles of Balance, Fuel and Hydrate.

  • Sports Drinks contain 32g of carbs, 400mg of sea salt, and 204mg of ginger per serving = Balance, Fuel, and Hydrate.
  • Gel Mix contain 24g of carbs, 100mg of sea salt, and 102mg ginger per serving = Balance, Fuel, and Hydrate
  • ElectroLite contain 8g of carbs, 400-800mg of sea salt, and 204mg ginger per serving = Balance, Fuel, and Hydrate.
  • Energy Chews contain 6g carbs, 50mg sea salt, and 140mg ginger per chew = Balance, Fuel, and Hydrate

You need around 60g of carbs per hour for a steady rate of exercise. If you’re looking for both fuel and hydration then we would recommend a mix of Sports Drinks and Gel Mix.

For a road marathon, you could use the following plan:

This would be 200g of carbohydrates, roughly needed for a 3 to 4 hour marathon. Active Root products are centred around 3 principles of Balance, Fuel and Hydrate.

You need around 60g of carbs per hour for a steady rate of exercise. If you’re looking for both fuel and hydration then we would recommend a mix of Sports Drinks and Gel Mix.

For a trail marathon, you could use the following plan:

  • 3 x Electrolite drinks 3 days before your marathon (1 each day)
  • 1 x Sports Drink in morning of your marathon, finish the sports drink 45 minutes before start.
  • Take 2 litres of Sports Drink in a camelback, which is 4 servings of Sports Drink, at 32g of carbs each, and 1 or 2 Soft Flasks with 3 servings of Gel Mix.

This would be 240g of carbohydrates, roughly needed for a 4 hour marathon. We also offer a low calorie ElectroLite drink and energy chews, both of which are also suitable for helping fuel your marathon.

Sports Drink Mix

Sports Drink Mix is made with high gingerol compound ginger, slow-burning cane sugar, and replenishing sea salt.

This carefully crafted blend provides sustained energy and optimal hydration. Packed with over 200mg of natural dried ginger, it also helps alleviate gastrointestinal stress and reduces nausea.

Depending on strength, each sachet makes 500 to 700ml of sports drink. Simply pour your sachet into 500 to 700ml of water and shake, adjusting the amount of water to taste.

Gel Mix

Gel Mix comes as a powder that you mix with water in a Soft Flask which then turns into a Gel, getting rid of the need for sticky single use gel packets.

One 170ml Soft Flask holds between the equivalent of 1-4 gel servings, so it's also easier to carry your fuel. Per 25g serving (mixed with 25ml of water) our Gel Mix contains only natural ingredients, including:

  • 24g of cane sugar (carbohydrate)
  • 102mg ginger
  • 100mg of sea salt
  • Maize starch and citrus.

A big problem with standard gels is that you have to consume the whole 25g of carbohydrate in one, causing a spike in your blood sugar levels.

By drinking from a reusable Soft Flask, you can consume more gradually keeping your blood sugar levels steady.

You can also make the gel to your preferred consistency by adding more or less water.

Simply add your Gel Mix powder into your soft flask and add water to mix. 1 scoop of Gel Mix powder + 1 scoop of water = 1 thin consistency Gel Mix serving.

Each serving makes up the equivalent of 1 standard single use gel (we recommend adding 3x gel servings to your soft flask before filling the rest of the soft flask with water).

ElectroLite

ElectroLite is a healthier hydration source for an active lifestyle. Containing root ginger, unrefined sea salt and just 33 calories, ElectroLite delivers healthier hydration as well as reducing nausea and bloating.

Per 9g serving (mixed with 500ml of water), ElectroLite contains only natural ingredients, including:

  • 400mg of sea salt (800mg of sea salt in ElectroLite+)
  • 203mg of ginger
  • 7g of cane sugar - natural sweetener stevia.

Depending on strength, each sachet makes 500 to 700ml of sports drink. Simply pour your sachet into 500 to 700ml of water and shake, adjusting the amount of water to taste.

Energy Chews

Energy Chews are crafted to offer a rapid energy boost and replenish essential fluids with electrolytes, every chew delivers around 6g of carbohydrates, 50mg of sea salt, and 140mg of stomach-soothing ginger.

For a quick energy boost, eat 6 pieces per hour during activity. Always follow consumption with a drink of water or sports drink.

How to try:

We offer all of the above nutrition essentials in bundles for you to try. It is essential to practice your fuelling strategies prior to race day and our sample packs allow you to try out our products and find what works for you: Bundles – Active Root

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