Triathlete's Guide to Avoiding GI Discomfort

Triathlete's Guide to Avoiding GI Discomfort

At Active Root, all of our nutrition products are made with natural root ginger, scientifically proven solution to combat bloating, nausea, and stomach discomfort during intense workouts. Including ginger into a fuelling strategy for triathletes can shift their focus from digestive issues to optimal performance.

We also only use simple, high-quality natural ingredients in all our products. You won't find any unpronounceable additives in our formulas. It is our belief that natural ingredients contribute to a settled stomach, ensuring more consistent performance outcomes and avoiding gastrointestinal distress during training and races.

The clean, refreshing taste of our products is a testament to our commitment to delivering an enjoyable experience. The importance of sports nutrition tasting good cannot be understated, and we believe that refuelling and rehydrating shouldn't feel like a chore!

In addition to preventing stomach discomfort, ginger also stimulates appetite, making it easier for athletes to consume necessary nutrients and fluids during prolonged exercise sessions. This appetite boost becomes increasingly crucial during endurance events where maintaining fuel and hydration levels is critical.

In contrast to many energy gels on the market that contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives, our Active Root Gel Mix relies on natural ingredients that are easily digested by the stomach. This natural approach not only helps with preventing gastric issues, but also provides a more pleasant and satisfying taste profile.

Key Tips for Triathletes to Avoid GI Discomfort:

  1. Test and Refine: Experiment with different fuelling strategies and products during training sessions to find what works best for you. The golden rule as always is to avoid introducing new products or techniques on race day!
  2. Steady Fuelling: Consume fuel in small amounts at regular intervals (e.g., every 20 minutes) to maintain steady energy levels and avoid blood sugar fluctuations.
  3. Use Ginger: Incorporate our ginger-infused drinks, gels, or energy chews to support normal digestion and enhance performance. As well as stomach-settling ginger, our products also provide essential carbohydrates and electrolytes from natural sources, ensuring optimal fuelling and hydration without synthetic additives.

Depending on exertion levels during exercise, we recommend drinking one 500-750ml bottle of Active Root drink per hour, up to 3 servings of Gel Mix OR 6 Energy Chews. Doing this will assist with normal stomach digestion, and help you to perform to your best.

Take a look below to see the ginger content of our products:

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