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RRUNN Endurance Gel

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RRUNN™ Endurance Gel box contains 6 sachets and it's India's first homegrown, ready-to-use sports gel that delivers quick-release carbohydrates, replenishing electrolytes, environmental stress protective osmolyte, and performance boosting amino acids for endurance athletes on the go. Designed as a convenient grab-&-go gel, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is ideal race day or training fuel for endurance athletes across sports.

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How it works

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel provides all the energy and endurance support that you need- in a highly palatable, easily digestible, and super portable gel form. Unlike other gels, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is a water-based gel with fresh and light consistency which makes easy to ingest, and extremely easy to digest. The concentration of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel allows for the nutrients be absorbed instantaneously by the system, unleashing a quick endurance and energy boost. The gel fits in easily with the rest of your gear, and can be conveniently taken along in a hydration pack or waist pouch. It is as light on your hydration pack as it is on your stomach.

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel comes free of baggage – literally, and figuratively. Which means no unnecessary ingredients, no gluten, and no synthetic amino acids.

Understanding the energy metabolism 

In physiological terms, the fat that we get from our diet is the biggest source of fuel that our body utilizes to generate energy for its daily functions. The fat metabolism is a slow process, i.e. the body breaks down fat very slowly to release energy. However, this means that fat is not the best source of energy for athletes who are engaged in high-intensity exercise, as their energy needs are higher and more immediate. Hence, athletes prefer carbohydrates as their primary source of energy, as they are metabolized by the body much faster to release instant energy.

Typically, the carbohydrates from food are stored in two forms: glycogen and glucose[1]. When at rest, the body stores the glycogen in your muscles and liver, to be utilized when necessary. When you are engaged in high intensity exercise, these glycogen reserves are mobilized and broken down systematically to release energy. However, during very intense exercise like endurance events, the body soon starts to deplete its available glycogen sources[1].

Faced with a deficit, your body switches to using the glucose present in your blood stream as its main energy source. At this juncture, if the body is not supplied with a new source of glucose, you will start experiencing the phenomenon of 'spiking and dropping' or 'bonking', which results in a loss of energy, fatigue, and physical and mental inability to go on. At these critical stages of your activity, RRUNN™ Endurance steps in to recharge you with a complete energy and endurance source that can be quickly absorbed by your body to replenish its depleted energy sources.                             

Energy boost

As an endurance athlete, you need high-quality energy, and you need it NOW. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel packs in Maltodextrin, a high-GI carbohydrate that is instantly available to the body to be broken down for fast releasing energy.  Maltodextrin rapidly travels to blood, correcting the glucose deficit in the blood stream and infusing you with a renewed source of energy to dip into. With this energy-dense carbohydrate, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel prevents sugar crashes and bonking. Maltodextrin is a high quality carbohydrate, which means you get prime, nutrient-rich calories. No junk!  

Hydration is a major factor in determining performance, which in turn, is regulated by blood glucose levels. As RRUNN™ Endurance Gel maintains blood glucose levels, optimal hydration levels are available to your body at all times during activity.

Recharging electrolyte levels

Electrolytes are a key variable in determining sports performance as they mediate the constant transport of nutrients, enzymes, and water in and out of cells[2]. These precious nutrients are the first casualty of exercise, as they are easily lost via sweat and urine. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been designed around your physiology, to recharge you with the major electrolytes that will give you strategic performance gains, no matter what your activity.

Refueling with sodium and chloride redirects precious fluids to your cells and major tissues, eliminating mid-activity cramps, nausea, fatigue, and stomach distress. A sodium top-up prevents the 'gut bomb' affect (vomiting during races) and 'hyponatremia' (nausea, fatigue, confusion) during long distances[2]. 

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is the first sports gel in India with chloride and magnesium in its formulation. Chloride works closely with sodium to regulate the body-water balance, helping you retain water better. It also limits the amount of precious hydration reserves lost to sweat and urine, and maintains the necessary volume of fluids in your blood[2].

Magnesium is gaining prominence as a factor in influencing mid-race performance. Deficiency can result in a sub-optimal performance, as magnesium is important for the proper transmission of nerve impulses, muscular contraction, and energy production processes[3]. Magnesium can also have a direct impact on the utilization of sodium, potassium, and calcium by the muscles. The longer and more intense your exercise, the faster the depletion of magnesium levels through sweat and urine. This depletion, if not corrected, can cause muscle cramping, irregular heart rate, and fatigue[3].

Magnesium is not naturally produced by the body, and is only obtained through food sources like green leafy vegetables or fortified cereal – which are foods that you cannot feasibly consume during your activity- making supplementation all the more essential. Unlike leading sports gels in the market, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been designed to be a source of magnesium. One sachet of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel supplies you with 10mg of magnesium, ensuring that the levels are adequate for proper muscle function, and that your body does not leech its precious magnesium reserves.

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel also helps you load up on potassium[4], a major electrolyte that works closely with sodium and chloride in maintaining hydration, and in generating electrical impulses in the nerves and muscles, including the heart. This translates to better muscle performance, even at the stage when you have already logged in several miles[4].

Sustained endurance support

Unlike training and nutrition, the weather is a factor of performance that is out of your control. Your endurance capability can rapidly deteriorate in challenging hot and humid conditions. However, you can take charge of your fueling to ensure that your body remains shielded from less-than-ideal weather conditions and still performs to its best potential.

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is fortified with Sustamine™ - a dipeptide-bond of L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, which increase fluid uptake across your system and keep the hydration pathway functioning smoothly – regardless of whether it's rain or sunshine on the outside. When Mother Nature cranks up the heat, L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine help your body transition to hotter conditions without compromising on performance[5].

A common side-effect that endurance athletes experience is flu-like symptoms after a long training session or race. This is because the body's immune system is somewhat weakened immediately after strenuous physical activity. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine modulate the immune response, and prevent your recovery getting hampered by opportunistic infections[5].

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel also gives you an edge with Betaine, an organic osmolyte that safeguards cells against the detrimental effects of extreme temperature, salinity and humidity[6]. Betaine insulates the cells and organs, and ensures that they are constantly receiving optimal hydration.

Erythrocytes, the red blood cells that carry oxygen, are also protected by Betaine from extreme hydration imbalances. Erythrocytes are vulnerable to shriveling (due to dehydration) or bursting (due to excessive hydration), which can have a damaging effect on the oxygen supply to your muscles, brain and heart. With Betaine, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel shields erythrocytes from these extremes, by maintaining a balanced fluid environment inside and outside of cells[6].

Who should use RRUNN™ Endurance Gel?

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is suitable for athletes of all ages, and across all endurance sports such as running, cycling, football, cricket, hockey, swimming, as well as demanding competitions such as marathons, ultra-marathons, long-distance running, triathlons, and other activities that test your physical and mental strength.

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Suggested use

Depending on the intensity and duration of your activity, one sachet of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel should be consumed 20 minutes before your activity. There after, one sachet of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel should be consumed every 40 minutes. For each gel consumed, we highly recommend drinking 200ml of water. This facilitates dilution of the gel, making it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients immediately. Drinking water immediately after taking RRUNN™ Endurance Gel also corrects any hydration imbalances, and helps ease any gastrointestinal distress that you might be experiencing due to the intensity of your activity. 

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Safety

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel strictly adheres to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines, and does not contain any banned substances. However, please note that WADA does not offer any certification, or confirmation (written or otherwise) of the same.

 

 

The RRUNN System

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is part of the RRUNN™ System of sports drinks, along with RRUNN™ Pre – Instant and Sustained Energy, RRUNN™ During – Hydration and Endurance, RRUNN™ Post – Complete System Recovery, and RRUNN™ Electrolyte Salt Caps. The RRUNN™ System is a series of cutting-edge sports nutrition products designed to meet the physiological needs of performance athletes at every stage of their activity.

While the RRUNN™ sports drinks are available as water-soluble powders and electrolyte salt caps are available as capsules, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been specially formulated for training sessions or events like multi-stage triathlons where a gel might be more convenient for use. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been developed from the DNA of the RRUNN™ System – the same cutting edge ingredients and world-class quality, offered to athletes in an expedient delivery mechanism.

We recommend using RRUNN™ Endurance Gel in conjunction with the RRUNN™ sports drinks and electrolyte salt capsules, as part of your overall fueling strategy with events, to cover your comprehensive start-to-finish needs.

When performances peak, passions soar, recreational sports turn competitive, and athletes become professionals. With RRUNN™, the wind is at your back.

FAQ

What is RRUNN™ Endurance Gel?

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is a sports gel designed as a convenient, concentrated source of performance nutrients to support athletes at various stages of endurance activities. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel offers quick-release carbohydrates for instant energy, electrolytes and amino acids for regeneration and hydration support, and a key osmolyte for protection against environmental stress.

Why is RRUNN™ Endurance Gel a gel and not a sports drink?

Great question! As you might know, Unived Sports has a pioneering range of vegan sports drinks, the RRUNN™ System to cover your pre-during-post sports nutrition needs for training and events, which are available in the form of a powder that can be mixed in water to make an instant sports drink.

However, for ultra long distances and multi-stage events, we understand that it might be difficult for you to carry large quantities of water or a sports drink with you. For events where every kilo of body weight makes a difference, we wanted to offer a concentrated source of endurance support that fits in your palm. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel gives you all the benefits of a sports drink, with the convenience of a sachet.

How should I consume RRUNN™ Endurance Gel?

One sachet can be consumed 20 minutes before your activity and there after, one sachet can be consumed every 40 minutes, depending on the intensity and duration of your activity. Consume the entire contents of one pack, followed by 200ml of water. We strongly recommend consuming water after the gel, to help dilution and fast absorption of the gel by your system.

When should RRUNN™ Endurance Gel be used?

The nutrients in RRUNN™ Endurance Gel are handpicked to get instantly activated at any stage of your endurance activity. Whether you want to give yourself an energy boost at the starting line, or top-up your hydration and endurance levels when you have conquered some miles - RRUNN™ Endurance Gel will kick-in to support the physiological needs of your body at any stage of your activity. All you need to do is make sure that you consume 200ml of water after taking a sachet.

Who can use RRUNN™ Endurance Gel?

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is recommended for performance and endurance athletes across any sport. It is especially ideal for long distance training sessions or races where it is not possible to carry large amounts of fluids with you. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel's formulation has been designed to support athletes across sports like running, cycling, kayaking, mountaineering, and triathlons.

What electrolytes are in RRUNN™ Endurance Gel?

The gel is charged with sodium, magnesium, chloride and potassium- which are key to various performance related parameters such as hydration, muscle performance, and endurance ability. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel refuels you with these vital electrolytes, to keep dehydration and symptoms of fatigue at bay. It is the only sports gel available in India that incorporates chloride and magnesium in its formulation, which help in water retention and energy production respectively.

Will RRUNN™ Endurance Gel cause stomach distress?

No. In fact, Endurance contains electrolytes, amino acids and a key osmolyte to regulate your body's fluid balance and prevent gastrointestinal problems. RRUNN Endurance is also gluten-free, which makes it extremely easy on your stomach.

Does RRUNN™ Endurance Gel contain any banned substances?

RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is formulated in accordance with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines, and does not contain any banned substances. However, please note that WADA does not offer any confirmation, written or otherwise, of the same.

References

1. Ahlborg et al., Muscle Glycogen and Muscle Electrolytes during Prolonged Physical Exercise, Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, Volume 70, Issue 2, pages 129–142, June 1967 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-1716.1967.tb03608.x/abstract 

2. Dale et al., Oral Salt Supplementation During Ultra distance Exercise, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, September 2002 - Volume 12 - Issue 5 - pp 279-284.

3. Bohla & Volpea , Magnesium and Exercise, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 42, Issue 6, 2002, pages 533-563.

4. Afonin et al., Potassium loading effect on potassium balance in athletes during prolonged restriction of muscular activity, Biological Trace Element Research, October 1999, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 1-19

5. Armsey & Grime TE, Protein and amino Acid supplementation in athletes, Current Sports Medicine Report. 2002 Aug;1(4):253-6.

6. Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1550-2783-6-7

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