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Torq Energy Drink Unflavoured 500g

Torq Energy Drink Unflavoured 500g
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Price: £9.99
Manufacturer: Torq
Product Code: TRQ006
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Torq Energy Drink Unflavoured 500g

Torq energy is a naturally flavoured high carbohydrate energy drink, containing no artificial sweeteners, colours or preservatives

  • Complex carbohydrate energy drink
  • Unflavoured drink mix can be added to other food and drinks to boost carbohydrate content.
  • Contains no colours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives

There are a number of situations where you may find it beneficial to use Torq's unflavoured energy drink mix -

  • As a supplement to your regular nutrition during heavy training/racing periods: Sometimes it is just impossible to get enough calories from a regular diet to fuel your performance. 4 level scoops of Torq energy dissolved in 750ml of water is equivalent in energy to a medium sized bowl of pasta. TORQ energy can also be added to all sorts of regular food. Sprinkle Torq energy onto your breakfast cereal, or add to your favourite sweet or savoury recipes. You are unlikely to notice that it has been added; yet it will enhance the carbohydrate content of the food significantly. If you use TORQ energy in this way, please ensure that you drink plenty of extra water as this is necessary for effective glycogen storage.
  • While you are exercising: It is very unlikely that you will replace all of the energy you are using, unless you are riding particularly slowly, but research has proven that regular intake of a glucose polymer whilst exercising will delay the onset of fatigue. Aim to consume at least 60g (4 level scoops) of Torq energy per hour whilst exercising.
  • Within 15 minutes of finishing exercise: This is the best time to get carbohydrate into your system (while enzyme activity is elevated) and solid food isn't always appealing at this time. For optimal recovery, aim to consume 1gram of Torq energy per kilogram body weight, or between 60 and 80g (4-5 level scoops) immediately after exercise and repeat this procedure every 2 hours for the next 4-6 hours.
  • For carbohydrate loading: Research has shown that if you elevate your carbohydrate intake for the days leading up to an event, you will super-charge your muscles with glycogen, enhancing your performance and extending time to exhaustion. There are a variety of carbohydrate loading methods, but as a guide, aim to consume 8-10g of carbohydrate per kg bodyweight per day for the 3 days leading up to the important event. During this time, every effort should be made to keep fat intake as low as possible and exercise volume should be light. Please note that these figures represent the recommended amount of total carbohydrate, so use Torq energy to help you achieve these levels.
  • As a method of weight control: If you use Torq energy in combination with a reduced dietary intake of fat, you will replace fat calories with carbohydrate ones. This means that you will be able to train harder and for longer, speeding-up the fat-loss process as well as boosting your fitness. Be warned however, that over-consumption of Torq energy without adjustments to your dietary and exercise regimens may cause weight gain. For successful fat loss, you should aim to work at a slight negative energy balance, meaning that you should consume marginally less calories than you're using, whilst ensuring that your mix of calories leans heavily in favour of carbohydrate over fat.

Recommended Usage

If exercising intensely, or for prolonged periods in the heat, mix 1 level scoop of Torq energy with every 250ml water consumed (4 level scoops per litre). Mixed at this concentration it will give you a 6% carbohydrate mix.

If using TORQ energy during lower-intensity training or in cooler conditions, you can experiment with higher concentrations although it is recommended that you do not exceed a 9% carbohydrate solution (6 level scoops per litre) of this product due to the electrolyte content. 

If you would like to run a more concentrated carbohydrate solution than 9% then you can add Torq's neutral unflavoured energy drink mix to your 9% solutionas the neutral mix does not contain electrolytes.

Flavours

This product is unflavoured.

A flavoured version of Torq Energy Drink Mix also available - Torq Energy Drink

Alternative Pack Sizes

Torq Energy Drink Unflavoured is also available in larger 1.5kg tubs -

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for Torq energy drink per 100g -

  • Energy 384 kcal
  • Carbohydrate 96g
  • Protein 0g
  • Fat 0g

Ingredients

Maltodextrin (Polysaccharide 94%, Maltose 5%, Dextrose 1%).

Allergen & Dietary Information

Suitable for vegans

Press Reviews

Bike Radar

With just one ingredient on the list, maltodextrin, Torq’s Energy is tasteless, so you can add squash or fruit juice flavours of your choosing. Just one ingredient makes it easy on the stomach, so it won’t mess with your digestion yet it delivers plenty of complex carbohydrates. It can also be added to food to boost your daily energy intake if you’re in a training regime. The tasteless version lacks salts, but check out the orange and pink grapefruit flavours if you’re going to be sweating hard, as they aid electrolyte replacement.

Verdict: Versatile, affordable and effective, this is the one you’ll find in our race bottles this summer

Source: Bike Radar Torq Natural Review, May 2009

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