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Available in 4 great flavours Lemon Lime, Mandarin, Strawberry and Melon. Also available unflavoured.
Apologies - Mandarin is currently out of stock
• Light, non-sweet, non-syrupy taste
• Tooth friendly near neutral pH of 6.5-7
• Low acid formula
• Tooth friendly sweetener Xylitol
If you aren’t using HEED, have you ever considered that your sports drink might be damaging your teeth?
Sports drinks have been around a long time and for many athletes they’re more convenient than energy gels. Unfortunately, many sports drinks are very high in simple sugars, contain citric acid and have a very low pH, all of which are detrimental to oral health.
Perhaps you have heard about young children having badly damaged teeth as a result of parents giving them watered down juice in their night time bottle. Their teeth have been damaged as even watered down juice has a low pH that damages tooth enamel and the sugar contributes to tooth decay. Compounding this is that the drink is consumed via a bottle, therefore bathing the teeth in the sugary, acidic fluid.
This is a pretty similar scenario to what happens when we drink a sugary, acidic sports drink. Pop a pH test strip (available from health stores and pharmacies) into a bottle of the drink you are using, and you are likely to be unpleasantly surprised - every one we unscienficially tested using a pH test strip tested lower than 4, the level at which significant enamel damage can occur. While exact pH testing requires a calibrated machine, and temperature can cause some variance, the pH test strip gives you a pretty good indication of about where the drink sits on the pH scale.
Now 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! So added to the low pH that is corroding your tooth enamel, think about how much sugar you are consuming. 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?? If you haven’t then your dentist probably has.
That is why we developed HEED as a healthier alternative for you. HEED’s subtle tasting, all-complex carbohydrate formula is light and easy to drink and has a pH that is close to that of saliva. Because we add no citric acid to the formula, it will not burn your throat or stomach no matter how long you drink it. AND HEED’s sweetener, xylitol – is actually good for you, xylitol being especially beneficial for helping promote oral health.
So whenever and wherever a sports drink is your preferred choice, heed your body’s desire for a superior fuel. HEED is the only choice you need to make.
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 heat stress increases significantly, you will need to consume additional Endurolytes.