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Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g

Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g
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Manufacturer: Powerbar Sports Nutrition
Product Code: PWB049
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Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g Tub

Powerbar IsoActive is a refreshing isotonic beverage designed for everyday training to help you stay hydrated and energized.

IsoActive provides the body with all 5 main electrolytes (Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium) in the ratio lost through sweat along with Powerbar's C2MAX carb mix which contains a special ratio of glucose and fructose sources.

Consumed regularly during exercise, research has show the C2MAX formula can increase the amount of energy to muscles by as much as 55%.

Powerbar IsoActive contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

This 600g tub will make 18 x 33g/500ml servings when mixed as directed.

Recommended Usage

To mix, dissolve one 33g scoop in 500ml of water. For best results drink 500ml in the hour before sport and then aim to drink 150 - 300ml every 15 mins during sport to maintain energy levels and hydration.

Flavours

Powerbar IsoActive is available in Orange, Lemon or Red Fruit Punch flavours.

Alternative Pack Sizes

As well as this 600g tub IsoActive is also available in -

Product Codes

  • Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g Lemon - MPN/UPC 4029679800137
  • Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g Orange - MPN/UPC 4029679800144
  • Powerbar IsoActive Sports Drink 600g Red Fruit Punch - MPN/UPC 4029679800151

Nutritional Information

Powerbar IsoActive Orange nutritional information per 33g/500ml serving-

  • Energy - 115kcal
  • Protein - <0.2g
  • Carbohydrate - 28.6g (20.1g sugars) 
  • Fat - <0.2g
  • Fibre - 0.4g
  • Sodium - 0.42g
  • Potassium - 109mg
  • Chloride - 356mg
  • Calcium - 59mg
  • Magnesium - 22mg

PowerBar IsoActive Lemon nutritional information per 33g/500ml serving-

  • Energy - 116kcal
  • Protein - <0.2g
  • Carbohydrate - 29g (20.1g sugars) 
  • Fat - <0.2g
  • Fibre - <0.2g
  • Sodium - 0.42g
  • Potassium - 109mg
  • Chloride - 356mg
  • Calcium - 59mg
  • Magnesium - 22mg

PowerBar IsoActive Red Berry nutritional information per 33g/500ml serving-

  • Energy - 116kcal
  • Protein - <0.2g
  • Carbohydrate - 29g (20.1g sugars) 
  • Fat - <0.2g
  • Fibre - <0.2g
  • Sodium - 0.42g
  • Potassium - 109mg
  • Chloride - 356mg
  • Calcium - 59mg
  • Magnesium - 22mg

Ingredients

Powerbar IsoActive Orange - Glucose, fructose, maltodextrin, minerals (sodium citrate, sodium chloride, calcium gluconate, potassium chloride, magnesium citrates, calcium lactate), citric acid, flavouring (with milk), safflower concentrate, anticaking agent (silicon dioxide), beetroot juice powder.

Powerbar IsoActive Lemon - Glucose, fructose, maltodextrin, minerals (sodium citrates, sodium chloride, calcium gluconate, potassium chloride, magnesium citrates, calcium lactate), citric acid, flavouring, safflower concentrate, anticaking agent (silicon dioxide).

Powerbar IsoActive Red Fruit Punch - Glucose, fructose, maltodextrin, minerals (sodium citrates, sodium chloride, calcium gluconate, potassium chloride, magnesium citrates, calcium lactate), flavouring, citric acid, hibiscus extract, beetroot juice powder, anticaking agent (silicon dioxide).

Allergen & Dietary Information

May contain traces of gluten, egg, milk, soy and nuts.

Press Reviews

Triathlon Plus

PowerBar Isoactive is an isotonic drink designed to restore lost electrolytes, as well as providing carbohydrates for energy. The orange flavour we tested is palatable but has a slightly bitter aftertaste, and the powder requires a good shake for it all to dissolve without lumps. A 500ml serving gives you 28.6g of carbohydrates, which is comparatively low, but the electrolytes are an added benefit over some of the other drinks. Verdict: 3/5.

Source: Best Sports Drinks for Triathlons, Triathlon Plus Magazine, June 2013

road.cc

We've tested Powerbar's flagship energy drink on road.cc before, but back then it was called 'Energize'. It's recently been replaced by this new 'PowerBar Isoactive Isotonic Sports Drink' variety, so we're testing it again.

The formulation is slightly different, but overall the principle is the same: this product comes as a powder which you add to water to get a drink that contains a mix of carbohydrates to deliver and sustain energy, plus a bundle of essential minerals to help you avoid cramp.

First up, let's look at those carbs. Along with several other brands, Powerbar include both glucose and fructose in the list of ingredients. Powerbar's marketing team have called this 'C2MAX'. The amount of glucose you can convert to energy is normally limited to around 60g per hour, but the additional fructose means you can increase this amount because (to put it in layman's terms) fructose enter your bloodstream by a different mechanism. The end result is more energy, which helps you go faster or further, or just go the same speed and distance more easily.

Next, those minerals. These are useful because they replace the essential minerals or electrolytes in your body that you lose via perspiration when cycling, and this replacement helps you avoid cramp.

Sodium, potassium and magnesium are commonly found in mineral/electrolyte drinks from other brands, but this PowerBar Isoactive drink also adds chloride and calcium to the mix, claiming to be 'the first sports drink on the market to provide the body with all five main electrolytes ... in the ratio lost through sweat.'

So does this mix of carb and minerals work? Yes. It definitely works for me. I've used PowerBar Isoactive on several test rides, and I've found it provides a good supply of energy for long and medium rides, and also helps keeps the dreaded cramps at bay. Will it work for you? That depends. Every rider has slightly different requirements in terms of carb and mineral intake, but based on my experience I'd recommend this drink as well worth trying.

It's available in three flavours: Lemon, Orange and Red Fruit Punch. I was testing the latter. Despite looking like dentists mouthwash, this drink doesn't taste of much at all. It's neither sweet, sharp or sticky. I guess that means it's neutral.

If you don't like the strong taste of some other energy drinks, this will be a good thing. On the other hand, if you need a tasty drink to encourage you to keep hydrated, this neutrality may not be so useful.

Source: Road.cc, August 2012

Cycling Weekly

Powerbar's formulation is branded C2MAX. Within the range you can find Powerbar performance bars, Powerbar gels and Powerbar endurance drinks IsoMax, IsoActive drinks, Ironman Perform drinks and Powerbar Energy Blast, which are gel-filled chews. IsoActive contains all the five main electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium) lost during exercise. It's a rapidly absorded isotonic formulation and provides a glucose and fructose two-to-one formulation.

Source: 2:1 Energy Drinks, Cycling Weekly, March 2012

Cycling Weekly

Containing five of the essential electrolytes for optimum hydration and C2max dual-source carb mix which PowerBar claims can increase the amount of energy going to the muscles by 55 per cent. Some energy drinks ignore hydration, but Powerbar seems to understand that hydration replenishment is just as vital as carb content. The lemon flavour is very tasty.

Source: Cycling Weekly, January 2012

 

In Action Powerbar Iso Active

  Press Review - 19-01-2012 18:30

"The following review appeared in Cycling Weekly magazine, January 2012 - "Containing five of the essential electrolytes for optimum hydration and C2max dual-source carb mix which PowerBar claims can increase the amount of energy going to the muscles by 55 per cent. Some energy drinks ignore hydration, but Powerbar seems to understand that hydration replenishment is just as vital as carb content. The lemon flavour is very tasty.""

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