question of the day.. does this product exist..?

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Dark Vader    pirate
13/09/2012 at 09:14

I'm experimenting with foods on ultra's...   I find it less enjoyable to chew foods as the run gets longer and I'm trying to experiment with ways around this...


The market is saturated with hi-carb drinks, protein shakes and all kinds of gels and bars...   but...   is there an 'all in one' liquid product that I can drink that is a combination of everything the body needs on a ultra...   thus..   high in carbs, high in protein, with some fats, salts and vitamins etc...    one drink that contains everything for a 100 mile ultra without the need to chew...?

Its just a thought.....    anyone know of such a product..?


13/09/2012 at 09:24

A smoothie could be the answer? drop a little banana flavoured protein powder in and some elete electrolyte drops for your salts etc.

A bit of research on the best fruits to include to optimise the carbs, sugars and avoid too much fibre etc shouldn't take too long.


13/09/2012 at 09:44
13/09/2012 at 11:14

GU have just launched Roctane UltraEndurance drink in the UK as a test product, which sounds like the sort of thing that you are after: I tried some when I was in the US, and it's good stuff. It's got slow and quick release carbs, branched chain amino acid proteins, histidine, electrolytes, caffeine and taurine. There's some info here:

13/09/2012 at 11:20

Chocolate milk maybe?!

That roctane stuff looks interesting though DIS.

13/09/2012 at 11:21

You might want to have a look at meal replacement drinks- either those targetted at the dietary market (slimfast) or those used in the medical market for people unable to take solid food.  Complan, Fortisip and Fortijuice are the brands that spring to mind but there are others.

13/09/2012 at 11:23
13/09/2012 at 11:25

There is a company based in London that allows you to customise your drinks ie carb, protein, electroyte levels etc of sports drink in  powder form. The name has completely escaped me at the moment....

13/09/2012 at 11:51 ?  EU website link is wonky.

13/09/2012 at 12:45

Somebody once mentioned baby food sachets, Ella's Kitchen etc. I had a look at them but never actually tried them. Maybe worth investigating further as there is a decent mix of sweet and savoury.

Dark Vader    pirate
13/09/2012 at 15:33

Some good ideas here..   thanks...   keep them coming...


13/09/2012 at 17:33

DV, just liquidise your fave meal...or flavoured powdered mash potatoe, carbs food in a drink.maybe tricky getting it through the tube of the backpack though.....


13/09/2012 at 18:04
Hammer perpetuem may be worth looking at, seems to be a blend of protein Anh complex carbs with some sodium and salts thrown in too
13/09/2012 at 19:05

i WAS joking about liquidising meals and smash potatoe.......

13/09/2012 at 19:06

Hammer perpetuem is meant to be like rocket fuel someone once told me...............never got round to ordering any..

13/09/2012 at 19:11
I've a big bag of it if you want to try some Lou, I don't see what all the fuss is about to be honest, want me to post you some innocuous looking white powder?
13/09/2012 at 19:14

*look furtively over shoulder* okay then...go on....

13/09/2012 at 19:16

i have lots of powder at work locked away in cupboards...most of that would either kill me or render me unconsious for a week though so i think the innocuous white powder may be a lot safer from you.....

13/09/2012 at 19:39
Cool, pm me your address and I'll send some on
13/09/2012 at 19:44

you has mail...

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