HEED is a definite “step up” and welcome departure from the seemingly endless number of powdered sports drinks available to endurance athletes. One of the primary flaws inherent with most sports drinks is their reliance on simple sugars as the carbohydrate source. The use of simple sugars such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose not only severely limits the amount of calories that can be efficiently digested and utilised for energy, but also may cause wild fluctuations in energy levels.
If you’re NOT using HEED, check the label and see how much sugar is in each bottle you are consuming. 1 teaspoon of sugar = 4g and many sports or electrolyte drinks on the market contain 7-8 teaspoons of sugar per bottle! Yes really! A 3 hour ride is say 3 bottles. That is 21 teaspoons of sugar. You ride or run 4-5 days per week... Get the picture?? You're drinking far too much sugar!
HEED’s subtle tasting, all-complex carbohydrate formula tastes great without all the sugar. AND HEED’s sweeteners are xylitol – often used in toothpaste, and stevia. This means you're keeping your sugar consumption in check. So whenever and wherever a sports drink is your preferred choice, choose HEED.
Suggested Doses by Body Weight*:
• Up to 54kgs: up to 1.5 scoops/hour
• 55 – 70kgs: up to 2.5 scoos/hour
• 71 – 85kgs: up to 2.75 scoops/hour
• 86kgs +: up to 3 scoops/hour
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
Usage Suggestions & Notes:
• HEED may be used as the sole source of calories, fluids and electrolytes during workouts and races lasting up to two hours and as a partial source of calories when exercising for periods well in excess of two hours.
• Each scoop of HEED contains the equivalent amount of electrolytes as approximately 2/3 of an Endurolytes serving. For many athletes, under normal conditions, one or two scoops of HEED will completely fulfill electrolyte requirements. When h