Athleti.ca offers First Endurance supplements in Canada.
EFS ELECTROLYTE DRINK
CRAMPING & DEHYDRATION ARE HISTORY
First Endurance EFS drinks provide everything you need to maximize endurance and performance during exercise so you can train and race knowing you don’t have to worry about cramping or dehydration.
✓ Premium Hydration Drink Mix
✓ Prevents Cramping & Dehydration
✓ Improves Performance During Exercise
Clinical research shows endurance athletes require much higher levels of electrolytes than most sports drinks provide to prevent cramping and dehydration. First Endurance EFS drinks deliver over 1,160mg of all 5 electrolytes per serving, more than any electrolyte drink on the market.
Serving Size: 1 scoop (32g)
Servings per Container: 25
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories-96 Calories from fat-0|
|Total Carbohydrate (Complex carbohydrates, Dextrose, Sucrose)||24g|
|EFS Total Electrolyte Blend (Ca, Mg, Cl, Na, K)||1160mg||*|
|Calcium (as DiCalcium Malate)||100mg||10%|
|Magnesium (DiMagnesium Malate)||150mg||38%|
|Chloride (as sodium chloride)||450mg||10%|
|Sodium (as sodium chloride)||300mg||15%|
|Potassium (as di-potassium phosphate)||160mg||6%|
|Malic Acid (from DiCalcium and DiMagnesium Malate)||700mg||*|
|AjiPure Amino Acid Blend (L-Glutamine, Leucine, Iso-Leucine, Valine)||2,000mg||*|
|*Daily Value Not Established
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Complex carbohydrates, sucrose, dextrose, AjiPure Amino Acid Blend (L-Glutamine, Leucine, Iso-Leucine, Valine), Electrolyte blend (chloride, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium), citric acid, natural flavors.
Q: What’s the difference between EFS and EFS-PRO?
A: Great question! The link below details the differences between EFS and EFS-PRO:
Q: I am prone to cramping during longer training and racing. Will EFS help me with cramping problems?
A: Nutritionally, cramping stems from electrolyte imbalance, electrolyte depletion and/or dehydration. EFS provides the most potent electrolyte profile available. The combination of all five electrolytes delivers a potent 1160mg per serving, helping to prevent cramping. The 300mg sodium per serving also aids in maximum fluid absorption so you stay hydrated throughout your training and racing. Supplementing with additional salt tabs, electrolyte tabs, or salty snacks is no longer needed when using EFS.
Q: Why do EFS Drinks contain malic acid?
A: Malic acid stimulates oxygen consumption by increasing mitochondrial uptake, improving mitochondrial respiration and increasing energy production. Malic acid is essential in the formation of ATP, the body’s energy source. Malic acid allows the body to make ATP more efficiently, even under low oxygen, or hypoxic conditions. During anaerobic conditions, malic acid has an ability to remove the accumulation of reducing equivalents. Human studies have shown that after endurance training, athletes’ muscles were characterized by a 50% increase in the malate-aspartate redox shuttle enzymes.
Q: I’ve heard that there are benefits to having protein during exercise. Why doesn’t EFS contain protein?
A: EFS contains 2g free form amino acids per serving which is the equivalent in BCAA and glutamine profile to 9g whey protein. Protein naturally contains BCAAs and glutamine.
Clinical evidence supporting the use of BCAAs and glutamine during exercise dates back to 1991. These clinical studies clearly indicate supplementing with as little as 1g free form amino acids improved performance, reduced post-exercise muscle damage, improved muscle glycogen resynthesis, reduced central fatigue and improved rate of perceived exertion. These are the same claims made by the most recent protein study and clearly support a mechanism for improved performance.
In addition to the clinical support, other factors lead to a decision to use these free form amino acids over complete proteins.
- Proteins are more difficult to digest than amino acids during exercise
- Proteins don’t taste very good during exercise
- Proteins can reduce the glycemic index of a drink, further reducing its ability to be quickly absorbed
- There is considerably more evidence supporting free form amino acids than complete proteins
Q: How much EFS should I use during my training and racing?
A: Clinical research shows that a 6-8% solution delivering between 45-60g carbohydrates, >1000mg amino acids, 400-600mg sodium and equivalent balance in all electrolytes should be taken every hour during exercise. Athletes should consume one serving for every 30 minutes of intense exercise. Adjustments should be made based on body weight, training state, heat, individual sweat rates and preference. Use one serving for every 30 minutes as a starting point and adjust as necessary from there. Additional calories and electrolytes can be added with EFS liquid shots.