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Näak Energy Bars Benefits in Ultra Sport Nutrition

Näak is the first sport nutrition designed to meet the energy needs of ultra endurance athletes with the most sustainable approach. Our products are designed for ultra distance and high-intensity trainings with more electrolytes for hydration and amino acids for your muscles. Find out why and when to eat Näak Energy Bars.

Who should eat Näak Energy Bars?

Näak Energy Bars are for everyone, as long as you are not allergic to crustaceans or any of the ingredients in our bars. You can check the list of ingredients for all products on our website. 

Our Energy Bars are suitable for ultra endurance athletes as they provide a sustainable fuel for a sustained energy. Our products are formulated with a 4:1 carbohydrate/protein ratio, 180mg of natural electrolytes, a list of natural ingredients, and a proprietary protein blend of cricket powder that optimizes nutrient absorption and energy yield, ensuring you never run out of steam.

Näak Ultra Endurance Energy Bars currently come in 7 different flavours (click on one of them to learn more): Chocolate Sea Salt, Mocha Hazelnut, Choco Banana, Choco Orange, Raspberry Apricot, Coco Macadamia, Maple Walnut. So, you are sure to find a flavour to your liking!

Näak Ultra Endurance Energy Bar

Why should you eat Näak Ultra Energy Bars?

We kept the list of ingredients short and simple, using wholesome ingredients and without compromise on the taste, to eliminate gastrointestinal discomfort. There are no added or refined sugars, no food colouring and no preservatives. Here is the list of 3 ingredients found in all Näak Energy Bars, and their health benefits.

Cricket powder

The stand-out ingredient in Näak products, and what makes our products different from other products on the market, is cricket powder. Cricket powder is a complete source of protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are the ones your body cannot synthesize on its own, and hence they must be obtained from your diet. In addition, cricket powder is a great source of vitamin B12; a nutrient that can be hard to get with certain diets, notably diets with low/no animal products in them. Cricket powder also contains omega-3s and omega-6s; essential fatty acids that your body must obtain from your diet. These fatty acids are crucial for optimal health, as they have many functions such as keeping your heart healthy.

Dates

To give our energy bars that brownie-like texture, we have decided to make them using dates. Dates are very nutritious, and contain high levels of nutrients that are essential to your health, notably potassium, copper, and more. In addition, they are a good source of insoluble fibre, which promotes digestive health. They are also packed with anti-oxidants, which protect your cells from free radical and help in disease prevention.

Sunflower seed butter

Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to nut butters for anyone with a nut allergy. It is high in protein, which is important for your body to synthesize hormones and enzymes, build and repair tissue, and more! Sunflower seed butter is also filled with nutrients, such as vitamin E and magnesium.

Näak Ultra Energy Endurance Bar Ingredients

When should you eat an Ultra Endurance Energy Bar?

Before exercise

You can devour a Näak Energy Bar 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to exercising. Our Ultra Endurance Energy Bars contain lots of carbohydrates and protein, and this nutrient composition will be easy for your body to digest. In addition, eating a snack that is rich in carbohydrates before you exercise will help increase your energy availability and speed up your post-exercise recovery. Having a snack that also contains protein is important too, as it can help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.

During exercise

The Näak Ultra Endurance Energy Bars were designed as a sustainable fuel source for when you cover ultra long distances when you run, cycle or swim. Whether you are doing a training, a 100 miles ultra marathon, a full Ironman or a long distance cycling race, the Näak Bar is the sustainable fuel made for you.

When you exercise for extended periods of time, you deplete your glycogen stores. Glycogen is made up of glucose, and glucose is what fuels your muscles. Hence, when you partake in a long-lasting exercise session, having a Näak Energy Bar (which contains 28g of carbohydrates) helps you regain some glucose, and allows you to push through your workout.

In addition to depleting your glycogen stores when you exercise for a long time, you also lose electrolytes in your sweat. Näak Energy Bars are high in potassium and sodium, which can help you restore your electrolyte levels and avoid dehydration while you exercise.

Finally, Näak Energy Bars’ brownie-like texture makes them easy to chew and swallow, which is great for consumption during exercise. This consistency also enables them to maintain their shape in all conditions... i.e. they do not melt or crumble!

After exercise

You can eat an energy bar after you exercise too! After a workout, it is recommended that you eat foods that contain carbohydrates and protein. The 28g of carbohdyrates in Näak energy bars can help you replenish your glycogen stores, and the 6-7g of protein can help you with muscle recovery.

In addition, you can try Näak protein bars, which are designed specifically for post-workout consumption with 20g of protein in 1 bar.

Our Energy Bars have been designed to be used as part of sports nutrition for ultra endurance athletes!

Any other time

Näak Energy Bars can essentially be consumed at any time throughout the day. These bars are a great snack; they taste delicious and make you feel alive. Our Energy Bars are the perfect pick-me-up to get you energized and help you get through the day!

 

Näak ultra endurance athlete

With 28g of carbs, 6g of complete proteins with all essential amino acids, 180mg of electrolytes and 180 calories per bar, the Näak Ultra Endurance Energy Bars will keep you going throughout your training sessions without the sugar crash.

These nutrient-packed energy bars will keep you energized no matter what you are up to. Convinced? This way to order some!

 

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