Press Release: New HIGH5 Slow Release Energy
Longer lasting fuel for sport
During endurance exercise your body relies on carbohydrates for energy to keep you going. Currently sports nutrition is focused around products that get absorbed quickly so you can get a fast energy boost. That makes a lot of sense when your energy levels are already dropping towards the end of your ride or run but is this the best strategy for endurance performance? A slower and more durable source of energy will keep your energy levels more constant.
HIGH5’s Slow Release Energy range contains Isomaltulose, a slowly digested low glycaemic carbohydrate (it has a low GI of 32, compared to a high GI of 86 for maltodextrin), that provides you with a stable and sustained energy supply for longer-lasting fuel during sport.
Isomaltulose is different from fast-releasing carbohydrates such as sucrose or corn syrup as its digestion and absorption rate is much slower resulting in less insulin release. Digestive enzymes hydrolyse Isomaltulose four to five times more slowly than sucrose because of a strong glucose-fructose bond. This in turn results in a slower release of glucose, slower intestinal absorption, and a longer-lasting fuel supply to the body and brain. For athletes this means a constant stream of energy over a longer period of time.
The slower but complete digestion and absorption of Isomaltulose creates a longer-lasting and steadier blood glucose response (unlike the big drop you see with high GI carbohydrates), which also reduces the release of insulin.
New electrolyte complex
The HIGH5 new Slow Release Energy range has also been enhanced with Ocean Minerals. This is their most advanced electrolyte complex yet, providing you with an invigorating hit of magnesium and over 70 minerals and trace elements, to help you balance your electrolytes during sport. HIGH5 are a brand that are always looking to use natural ingredients where possible and it doesn’t get more natural than sourcing minerals from seawater.
Developed and Tested with BORA – hansgrohe
The new Slow Release Energy range has been in development for some time, testing and tweaking the formulation and taste until they were satisfied the result tastes great. As part of the HIGH5 thorough development work, they’ve also been putting the products to the test with our partner BORA – hansgrohe to ensure the products deliver in the real world, under the toughest conditions.
‘My energy levels feel a lot better throughout a ride. When taking Slow Release Energy Products, I can really notice how my energy is more stable. And the new flavours taste great!’
Pascal Ackermann, BORA – hansgrohe
‘I really like that the electrolytes are natural. The products also taste refreshing.’
Lennard Kämna, BORA – hansgrohe
‘It’s really helpful when you can fuel your body from the beginning of a ride, knowing that you won’t hit the wall later on. I feel like I have a more constant energy supply throughout. Blackcurrant is my favourite flavour!’
Marcus Burghardt, BORA – hansgrohe