Why Use Active Root?

Why Use Active Root?

At Active Root, we're committed to delivering delicious, natural, eco-friendly, ginger based sports nutrition. Whether you're a seasoned ironman, a keen ultra runner or training for your 1st park run, our drinks and gels are crafted to help improve your performance. All our products are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, and dairy free diets.

We use natural root ginger in our nutrition products. Ginger is scientifically proven to help prevent bloating, nausea and stomach discomfort during exercise, thereby allowing athletes to focus on their performance rather than their stomach.

We only use simple, high quality natural ingredients. You won't find any unpronounceable nasties in our products. We believe natural ingredients help maintain a settled stomach, which provide more predictable results, avoiding the dreaded gut bomb!

All of our products have a clean, light refreshing taste that leaves you wanting more. We know you want your sports nutrition to taste clean and delicious, rather than refuelling & rehydrating with something that you don’t like the taste of!

What Makes Active Root Unique?

You may have noticed that all our products contain ginger. Why put this strange looking root into our nutrition? What quasi-science justifies its inclusion? Well it's simply that ginger helps prevent stomach cramps and bloating, something that co-founder Will used to suffer from using 'standard' sports nutrition. Because of this, we also only use natural ingredients in all our products, so no sweeteners, preservatives or secret opioids. Your stomach will know exactly what you're putting in it, no surprises.

What Are The Benefits Of Ginger For Endurance Sports?

As well as the aforementioned stomach-settling, Ginger also actively helps increase your appetite so that you actually want to eat or drink whilst exercising. This becomes more beneficial the longer the event you are doing as the necessity to keep fuelled and hydrated increases.

Furthermore, ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help sore muscles recover faster. It is often used to ease stiff and sore joints too. Research indicates that supplementing with ginger post-workout can help with muscle pain and support your body with recovery. 

How Much Ginger?

We would recommend taking no more than 5000mg (5g) a day. Our products contain:

Natural Ingredients

To further build on the gastrointestinal benefits of gingers, our nutrition only uses natural ingredients. The use of natural ingredients also helps prevent stomach issues. 

For our energy source, we use Unbleached Cane Sugar. It's unique 50/50 combination of glucose and fructose provides a steady stream of fuel to power you through extended periods of physical exertion, without spikes.

For hydration, we utilize Natural Sea Salt, which provides a reliable source of electrolytes to replace those lost during exercise, without artificial additives or unwanted side effects.

Our Products

Sports Drink Mix - A revolutionary formula designed to fuel your body with sustained energy, optimal hydration, and powerful natural ingredients. Available in 4 great-tasting flavours.

Electrolite Drink Mix - A hydration drink designed for an active lifestyle. Available in 3 delicious flavours, this drink mix offers a healthier alternative to traditional sports drinks.

Energy Chews - Packed with the power of crystallized ginger, electrolytes, and a choice of 3 tantalizing flavour coatings, these chews are designed to ignite your senses and fuel your active lifestyle.

Energy Gel Mix - With 3 delicious natural flavours, and packing up to 24g of easy-to-digest carbs per serving, Gel Mix provides you with steady sustainable energy when you need it most.

Recovery Drink Mix -  A delightfully invigorating blend of essential electrolytes, natural ginger, and warm seasonal spices, perfect for when your body craves replenishment after an intense session.

Electrolite Tablets - Designed to provide superior hydration support, these compact, convenient tablets contain a precise blend of essential electrolytes to replenish what is lost through sweat.

Try out our range with the Sample Pack, the perfect way to discover the benefits of our natural nutrition!

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