With our newest launch of Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ bars, we wanted to highlight their benefits in endurance sports. Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ Bars are designed to meet ALL the energy needs of ultra endurance athletes and high-intensity training, with more electrolytes for hydration and complete protein for your muscles. Read on to discover why so many athletes are making the switch to Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ bars.
1. 4:1 Carb to protein ratio
How are Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ Bars designed for ultra distance athletes? They contain the magic 4:1 carbohydrate:protein ratio, providing you with lasting energy over a long period of time. As you exercise, your glycogen stores get depleted, which is why consuming glucose is critical during extended workouts. Thankfully, Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ Bars contain 28 grams of carbohydrates to help replenish your glycogen stores, allowing you to push through your workouts!
Additionally, research has shown that consuming a 4:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio after exercise results in higher glycogen stores than consuming carbs alone. On the other hand, consuming high amounts of protein slows rehydration and glycogen replenishment, which is why the 4:1 ratio is ideal for endurance athletes who train regularly!
2. Vegan and cricket protein
At Näak, we are committed to only using eco-friendly protein sources to minimize our environmental footprint without compromising your performance. That’s why our energy bars are made with both cricket and plant-based protein. Both are sustainable and offer complete sources of protein, optimizing muscle repair and reducing muscle soreness.
3. All-natural ingredients
At Näak, we only use clean and natural ingredients such as dates, cricket and vegan protein, and sunflower seed butter for natural sweetness and protein without any compromise on taste. We don’t use any food coloring, preservatives, or GMO ingredients. Want to know what goes into our bars? You can check out our short and simple list of ingredients for any flavor on our webpage.
4. Helps replenish your electrolytes
When you exercise, certain electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, are lost in sweat and therefore need to be replaced to maintain proper fluid balance in the body. That’s why for ultra endurance athletes, replenishing sodium and potassium levels is important to help balance electrolyte levels lost through sweat and to prevent muscle cramping during intense physical activity. This is when Näak ULTRA ENERGY™ Bars come in handy: with 180mg of sodium and 225mg of potassium in each energy bar, they help replenish electrolyte levels lost through sweat, helping rehydration and preventing muscle cramps during intense physical challenges.
5. Easy to chew and swallow
A lot of energy bars have a dry, gritty texture that make them almost unpalatable, especially during a long run. Thankfully, our bars have that chewy, brownie-like texture that makes them easy to chew and swallow. This makes them convenient to eat during exercise when you’re looking for quick fuel. What's more? The texture resists extreme temperatures: they don't melt when it's hot and you won't break your teeth eating them in winter. These bars have been tested and approved at -20° in QC.
6. Simply delicious
The new Näak ultra energy bars are available in four mouth-watering flavors: almond & chocolate, banana & chocolate, peanut butter & chocolate, and berries & nuts, so you are sure to find a flavor that fits your liking. Click here to view our collection; we guarantee you’ll be satisfied!
Näak energy bars were made by athletes, for athletes, which is why these bars provide you with everything you need to excel in performance! With a 4:1 carbohydrate/protein ratio, complete and sustainable sources of protein, natural ingredients, electrolyte sources, and great taste, Näak energy bars are the ultimate fuel for ultra endurance athletes. You’ll never need another energy bar again.
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