What we think
Maurten 's world-record-setting 320 Drink Mix is now available in a Caffeinated version with 100mg of caffeine. BOOM.
The addition of caffeine creates all sorts of new fueling options for athletes.
- It is incredible for early morning training where you get up, grab your bottle, and go.
- It is a game-changer for competitions and continuously maintaining elevated caffeinated levels.
- It is the biggest unfair-yet-legal performance advantage in endurance sports.
What I love is that Maurten didn't add any acid, colorants, or flavors. Even better, Maurten's hydrogel technology hides the bitterness of the caffeine.
Caffeine has been shown to promote alertness and reduce perceived effort and pain. These are properties that can be beneficial in sports performance. The DRINK MIX 320 CAF 100 can be used for building up caffeine levels – on its own or together with other caffeine sources like coffee pre-training or along with Maurten Caffeinated Gel to achieve sufficient caffeine levels during activity.
Maurten's Caffeinated Difference
Caffeine is notorious for its bitter taste, so most companies have to use too little caffeine (25mg) to be effective or they have to add artificial flavors and acids to hide the bitterness. But, added artificial flavors won't help you go faster.
Maurten has spent over 2 years developing their new caffeinated gel and using their Hydrogel Technology they have been able to encapsulate both the caffeine and carbohydrates so you get a true GEL with low bitterness, low sweetness, and an effective level of carbs and caffeine to boost energy and endurance.
How Does Maurten Work?
When mixing DRINK MIX 320 CAF 100 with water you get a hydrogel sports drink containing a high concentration of carbohydrates and caffeine. The drink instantly converts to hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach. The hydrogel enables a smooth transportation of the drink through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are absorbed.
Instructions for Mixing
Mix the content of each sachet with 500 ml of water and shake well until dissolved (30-60s). Be accurate, the functionality depends on the ratio don't add too much or too little water or the hydrogel won't form correctly. Consume within 24 hours, so you can make it the night before and have it ready for your early AM training session.
How to Use Maurten Drink Mix
Use the DRINK MIX 320 CAF 100 on its own during shorter durations or combine it with other Maurten products to ensure you have enough carbohydrates throughout your session.
Your goal is to get to 90 or more grams of carbs per hour for maximum performance. But make sure you continue consuming this level of carbs throughout your entire workout.
Studies have shown that our bodies can make use of up to 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour. One DRINK MIX 320 CAF 100 sachet, mixed with 500 ml of water contains 80 grams of carbohydrates without any stomach distress. Many athletes are pushing well into the 100 grams per hour after gradually elevating their tolerance.
Does Caffeine make me go faster?
Yes. In the majority of scientific studies, caffeine has been shown to increase athletic performance. Caffeine is a well known ergogenic aid or legal performance enhancer. Some studies have shown increases in VO2Max, but more recent research has shown it has a greater impact on reducing fatigue and performance decline and maintaining mental acuity.
How much Caffeine do I need?
The answer depends on how many espressos you have each morning! Habitual caffeine users will need more caffeine to get the same effects, but 100mg of Caffeine should be enough for regular users, and is still an appropriate dose for non-habitual caffeine users.
The scientific studies range from 200mg of caffeine to 600mg of caffeine per workout. A general rule of thumb is that 1 mg to 1.5mg per pound of body weight is an effective dose.
How long does Caffeine last?
Caffeine is rapidly absorbed and is in your bloodstream within 5 to 15 minutes of ingestion. It peaks between 45 minutes to 90 minutes after consumption. It reaches its half-life between 3 to 6 hours after consumption.
Each Maurten Caffeinated Combo Pack includes:
- 6x Maurten Gel 100 Caf 100
- 6x Maurten 320 CAF Drink Mix