HEED is a definite "step up" and welcome departure from the seemingly endless number of powdered sports drinks and energy drinks available to endurance athletes. One of the primary flaws inherent with most sports drinks or energy 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 may also cause wild fluctuations in energy levels. HEED sports drink's potassium-rich, gluten-free formula, on the other hand, contains maltodextrin – a high-glycaemic index complex carbohydrate, allowing you to obtain the ideal amount of calories you need from your energy drinks, providing a more consistent and longer lasting energy supply. All this without putting you at risk of the stomach distress commonly caused by simple sugars.
For those looking to find essential electrolytes in energy drinks, HEED also stands out. HEED is a champion among electrolyte drinks, providing a complete, easily assimilated electrolyte profile—not just salt and potassium, which comprise the electrolyte "profile" of most other electrolyte drinks. For many athletes under normal conditions, one or two scoops of HEED will completely fulfil potassium, salt and more complex electrolyte requirements (in addition to caloric requirements). For other athletes, the electrolyte profile in HEED will provide an excellent base from which additional Endurolytes can be added to the basic salt and potassium profile, completely satisfying electrolyte needs. Electrolytes in energy drinks are common, but rarely will you find such a complex electrolyte profile as HEED provides. With added chromium polynicotinate for maintaining stable blood glucose levels and l-carnosine for buffering lactic acid, HEED is not only in a class of its own in the world of powdered sports drinks, but is also the king of energy drinks and electrolyte drinks.
So when deciding upon the right energy drinks, "heed" your body's desire for superior fuel. HEED potassium and maltodextrin-rich, gluten free energy drinks are the only choice you need to make!
HEED sports drinks come in the following delicious flavours: Strawberry, Melon, Mandarin Orange, Lemon-Lime, and Unflavoured.
Sports drinks and energy drinks have been around a long time, and for many athletes they're more convenient than energy gels at meeting their sports nutrition needs. Unfortunately, most energy drinks are not much more than artificially coloured sugar water that do little to aid your performance and even less for your health and sports nutrition. That is why we developed HEED sports drinks as a healthy alternative; HEED's subtle tasting, gluten free and maltodextrin-rich formula goes down easily and supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to fulfil your sports nutrition needs and keep pushing the pace. No citric acid is added to the formula, so it will not burn your throat or stomach. HEED's sweeteners, stevia and xylitol, are actually good for you; xylitol is especially beneficial for helping promote oral health. The full-spectrum, amino acid-chelated electrolyte profile helps satisfy your body's mineral requirements. L-carnosine and chromium polynicotinate help to buffer lactic acid and support stable blood glucose levels. If you prefer sports drinks over energy gels or like to use a combination of the two, try HEED and find out what a sports drink done right can do for your athletic performance and overall sports nutrition.
HEED may be used as the sole fuel during exercise lasting up to two hours, fulfilling all of your calorie and fluid requirements and most-to-all of your electrolyte needs.
One scoop of HEED contains 100 kilocalories (approx. 29 g powder).
Suggested Doses by Body Weight*:
Up to 41 kg
0,5 - 1 scoop / hr
50 - 100 kcal
41 - 55 kg
0,75 - 1,5 scoop / hr
75 - 150 kcal
55 - 70 kg
1 - 1,5 scoop / hr
100 - 150 kcal
70 - 86 kg
1,5 - 2 scoops / hr
2 - 2,25 scoops / hr
150 - 200 kcal
200 - 225 kcal
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
If using more than one fuel, be sure to combine all of the calories from all of the products consumed to reach a correct total hourly intake.
Mixing / Usage Instructions
Mix 0,5 - 2,25 scoops (see chart above) of HEED in 475-825 ml of water. Sip regularly during exercise.
When training sessions or races go much longer than two hours, select either Perpetuem or Sustained Energy as your primary fuel source. In these instances, HEED can still be used intermittently for variety as long as your total hourly caloric intake does not exceed your training determined maximum.
Each scoop of HEED contains the equivalent amount of electrolytes as one Endurolytes capsule, one scoop of Endurolytes Powder, or one-half tablet of Endurolytes Fizz. 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.
Please Note: It is believed that xylitol is unsafe for consumption by dogs; therefore, we do not recommend you feed your dog any products that contain xylitol, nor any products that are made for human consumption.