New Tangerine Flavor for 2019!
A third all natural flavor for the hypotonic performance hydration series has arrived! TORQ Tangerine is a light, refreshing citrus flavor, both clean and easy to drink for hard, high-perspiration efforts!
Check out our new Hypotonic Variety Pack, where all three flavor canisters can be bundled at $25 (vs $30)!
Winter Turbo Training
It is easy to neglect hydration over the winter months, because the assumption is that lower temperatures equals lower perspiration rates.
However, most of you will have experienced high sweat loss during indoor Turbo training sessions and this leads to dehydration and ultimately impaired performance/recovery. You want to be competitive out on the road/trail, as well as on your smart trainer in your basement? Well, fuel for it!
TORQ Hypotonic contains a small quantity of carbohydrate, which – although insufficient for longer efforts >1hr – combined with 5 key electrolytes, boosts the hydration process significantly. The technical term for this is ‘Facilitated Transport’. We simply call it Performance Hydration.
The key points to note are that whilst the body is capable of passively absorbing water through the intestinal wall via osmosis, a small amount of glucose locks into SGLUT1 (a transporter/facilitator in the gut wall) with 2 sodium molecules and together they pump water into the blood through a facilitated process. For ever glucose molecule (and 2 sodium molecules) 260 water molecules are pumped through the gut wall.
Our video below will show how and why glucose and sodium work together to significantly facilitate the hydration process – something that neither plain water or carbohydrate-free electrolyte tablets are able to offer.