What we think
A little bit of everything. The Maurten Mixed Box is a showcase of some of the best endurance sports nutrition products on the market. This Swedish-based company has changed the game for high performance fueling.
Maurten Mixed Box Contains:
– 6 x Gel 100
– 6 x Gel 100 Caf 100
– 6 x Drink Mix 160
– 3 x Drink Mix 320
– 1 x 500ml Bottle
A $15 savings over buying the products individually...(note: to save 🌲 trees, we don't actually ship you the white box)
Today is your chance to try out Maurten. Get the Maurten Mix Box (👆 above) and shipping is FREE, you can try out Maurten Drink Mix 320, Drink Mix 160, and their award-winning Maurten Gel 100 and Caffeinated Gel. PLUS you also get a limited edition Maurten Water bottle with an exact fill line for how much water to mix.
What is Maurten?
Maurten has become a legal, but unfair competitive advantage. Not only does it deliver precious carbs to your working muscles, but it does so in quantities that have a massive impact on your performance. Just last year Kipchoge used it to break the 2-hour marathon record, Jan Frodeno won Kona Ironman with it, and countless Feed Athletes achieved personal bests, Strava Segments, and Half and Full Marathon times just by switching to Maurten.
I personally saw members of my former Tour de France cycling team win stages of the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France... including 2nd place overall in the Tour de France almost immediately after switching to Maurten. Now almost all the World Tour Cycling Teams are using Maurten, many of whom hide it as it conflicts with their current sponsors.
But it's not just for Pros. We see recreational athletes get even greater benefits than Pros. And it's definitely not just Hype. Maurten doesn't pay any pro athletes to use their products. They use it because it works.
How does it work?
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 the end of your workout.
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.
I'm not a Pro Athlete, will it work for me?
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.
Should I use Maurten in my training or is it only for racing?
When you fuel your training with Maurten you'll be able to maintain a higher level of performance from the beginning to the end of your workout (i.e. you won't fade as much) and as a result, you will get a greater "training effect" out of each workout. Plus, you won't become as glycogen depleted post-workout, meaning you'll be able to recover faster for more hard training the next day.
How do I use Maurten in my training?
Maurten has two drinks and they are labeled based on the number of calories in each drink. The Maurten Drink 160 (160 calories) is the ideal drink for training. I use it in every workout over 45 minutes, you don't need it for workouts shorter than that. Below is a more detailed guide on how to use Maurten based on the length and type of workout.
What makes Maurten Gels different?
I'm sure you're familiar with gels that are more like a sticky sugary syrup. Maurten Gel is the first "real gel" which is more like Jello, not a syrup. It's the same technology as Maurten's drink, but the hydrogel is already pre-formed. There are two versions of the Gel and my favorite is definitely the Caffeinated Version.
Maurten has done a ton of scientific research into the performance-boosting benefits of Caffeine for athletes and studies show you need far more caffeine than you think to boost performance (300mg to 400mg), which is why Maurten has 100mg of Caffeine per Gel.
What does Maurten taste like?
I'm glad you asked! 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 a result of the flavor being so mild. Maurten Gels are the same and remember they have a textured more like Jello than traditional syrup Gels.
What about Hydration?
Yes. Both Maurten Drinks also provide you hydration and one of the biggest benefits of Maurten Gels is that you don't need to take them with water (in case you didn't know, you are supposed to take a sip of water when using traditional syrupy style gels).
That said, we often see athletes looking for more electrolytes when it's hot out or they're sweating a lot, using both a traditional hydration drink like Skratch, Nuun, or SOS in one bottle and Maurten 160 or 320 Drink Mix in another bottle and they switch between the two of them.