Maurten Drink Mix (160 & 320)
To be clear, it mixes just fine if you put effort into it. True, it’s not like Crystal Light where you drop it in, shake your bottle a couple of times and then you’re good to go. If you look at the actual drink mix, it’s little gel pellets which require a little more effort to mix. I use my small hand held frothed for a couple of minutes and then a few hard shakes by hand and I’m set. I live in a rural area and use our tap water and it mixes fine. No need to buy bottled water, just know it takes a little longer to mix. But once you get it mixed it’s a great source of pre-race fuel. - Novia
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What we think
This is the most innovative sports drink mix on the market.
Maurten (pronounced MORTON) has created the newest technology in the sports nutrition world with its use of hydrogel to deliver nutrients. This revolutionary carbohydrate-rich hydration mix is widely used by the best marathoners in the world.
What makes it different?
The secret to Maurten is it allows you to consume a high amount of carbs without upsetting your stomach. This means you can push hard and blow past your current limits because you'll have the fuel (muscle glycogen) you need all the way to end of your workout or race.
High Carb drinks are new and the problem all previous generations have in common is they often result in stomach distress. Maurten developed a patented Hydrogel Technology that prevents this from happening.
Maurten Drink Mixes effectively combines two crucial elements for you to use during your training: carbohydrates and electrolytes.
It contains mixed carbohydrate sources to allow for optimal energy utilization, but it also contains that unique Hydrogel Technology that slows down the delivery of these nutrients to help prevent stomach upset. In addition, this drink mix is high in sodium – an important electrolyte for fluid and nutrient delivery.
What's in it?
Maurten doesn't believe in adding anything additional to their products that don't enhance performance, so they don't add any flavors. The taste is just "slightly sweet", I would describe it as having a light Maple Syrup style taste. Most athletes report they enjoy drinking it more frequently as well because of the flavor being so mild.
It's got just 5 ingredients, with either 40 or 80g carbohydrate options.
I'm not a pro athlete, is this for me?
A resounding yes! We've seen the impact is actually much more significant for recreational athletes. Whereas a Pro might see a 1% to 2% performance improvement, we've seen countless recreational athletes tell us their Marathon dropped by over 10% after switching their fueling to Maurten.
So what is the difference in options?
- Drink Mix 160: 160 calories, 40 g of carbohydrate, 160 mg sodium. A better option for lighter training days or to get more hydration for those hot humid days (for example, 2 bottles of 160 give you the same nutrients as one bottle of 320, plus more sodium for extra hydration needs).
- Drink Mix 320: 320 calories, 80 g of carbohydrate, 200 mg sodium. A better option for higher intensity, longer duration training days or events.
Mix Drink Mix 160 or 320 with water, and you’ll have a liquid sports drink high in carbohydrates and sodium. The drink instantly converts to hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach, encapsulating the carbohydrates and mimicking a gel consistency. The hydrogel then enables a smooth transportation of the drink through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are absorbed. This product is great because it’s easy to take in during exercise, it allows you to simply drink water but still get the benefit of a chew or gel.
How to use it:
With Maurten Drink Mix, it is very important that you only use the exact amount of water recommended to make sure the technology works to its full potential. This product is designed to be mixed with 17 oz. (500 mL) of water that has less than 40 mg/L calcium content.
Maurten is careful to say that the functionality of this ratio is key for it to work well. Also, make sure you shake well until the solution dissolves. Drink it before, during and/or after your activity.
Learn about Maurten's Story from its founder Olof Sköld on The Feed Podcast:
Here is a video on how to use Maurten Drink Mix: