The Maurten Bicarb System represents a cutting-edge solution designed to improve athletes’ performance in high-intensity events. How? By pushing the barrier of fatigue further and allowing us to get more out of our efforts.
In this article, we explore the innovative application of baking soda as a performance enhancer, its historical controversies, and the groundbreaking solution offered by Maurten.
Baking Soda's Benefits:
For decades, baking soda has played a vital role in elite endurance sports as a proven method for buffering and neutralizing lactic acid, which accumulates during intense efforts and leads to a change in pH balance in your body. That’s where we get the debilitating burn and desire to stop. Its remarkable ability to reduce this fatigue and enhance endurance is well-established…but there’s a catch…
While sodium bicarbonate has enjoyed success among elite athletes, it has also encountered its challenges. It’s not uncommon to experience unpredictable gastrointestinal (G.I.) issues, ranging from bloating to severe symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting when ingesting sodium bicarb the standard way. But despite these challenges, many athletes still go for it because the performance benefits are undeniable.
Although sodium bicarbonate's efficacy is widely recognized, administering baking soda has been a bit of a tricky business. Some athletes find it hard to tolerate, while others have completely different experiences. Finding a reliable protocol has been tough going. Until now…
Introducing the Maurten Bicarb System:
The Maurten Bicarb System represents a groundbreaking advancement, much like the previously successful Maurten Gel 100 and Drink Mixes for carbohydrates. They use the same Hydrogel Technology to encapsulate the bicarbonate compound, making those high doses of baking soda way more tolerable for athletes.
How it Works:
Athletes using the Maurten Bicarb System consume baking soda tablets encapsulated in a hydrogel matrix. This unique compound not only safeguards the digestive system but also provides a substantial carbohydrate boost of 40g. The hydrogel acts as a protective transport shuttle, enabling the encapsulated bicarbonate to move efficiently into the small intestines. What does this mean? It means we can consume more sodium bicarb without the G.I. distress associated.
While the historical application of bicarbonate has been primarily limited to athletes competing in the 90-second to two-minute range, new research indicates its potential benefits in multi-hour events and even post-event recovery. Although the available data is relatively young, the results are highly promising and we’re excited to see how it progresses.
The Maurten Bicarbonate Revolution is a major milestone in enhancing athletic performance with legal supplementation. It tackles the challenges of baking soda administration head-on, giving athletes a reliable and innovative solution. By effectively addressing the challenges associated with baking soda administration, Maurten has provided athletes with a reliable and innovative solution to getting more out of their performance.