Use as a primary source of calories during exercise/competition lasting more than two hours.
Mixing / Usage Instructions:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to potential spoilage issues, Sustained Energy cannot be premixed and left for several hours in warm weather. Please read the FAQ's below for more detailed information on this important topic.
You can mix and consume Sustained Energy three different ways depending on individual preference and logistical concerns. Please experiment with the following options to determine which works best for you.
The One-Hour Bottle - Mix the suggested amount of Sustained Energy for your bodyweight (see chart below) in a 21-24 ounce (approx 520-710 ml) water bottle. Consume one bottle hourly. This method is ideal when training or racing with a support crew. If you're without a support crew but still want to use this option for mixing, keep in mind that it might be cumbersome as you'll have to stop more frequently to mix your fuel drink. Also, because you are trying to fulfill both hydration and caloric requirements from one source, you have limited your ability to adjust one without affecting the other; you may need to consume additional water to satisfy hydration requirements.
The Multi-Hour Bottle - This is by far the most convenient method of fueling because it allows you to be self-sufficient for many hours, requiring only additional plain water along the way. The only limitation is how many scoops you can fit into a bottle. Determine your proper hourly intake of scoops by experimenting with the numbers from the dosage chart. Let's say you've determined through testing that 2 scoops of Sustained Energy per hour is your ideal caloric intake. For a 4-hour workout, you'll need 8 scoops in a bottle, then filled with water and shaken well. You may need to add a few scoops at a time to get it all to mix well. You then nurse this bottle, taking small sips every 15-20 minutes. At this concentration, the water in the mixed bottle does not contribute to your hourly fluid intake needs. To meet your fluid requirements, carry a second or third bottle of plain water, use a hydration system, or know where you are able to refill along your route. Drink according to the temperature/humidity and your exertion level consuming between 16-28 ounces (approx 475-830 ml) of plain water per hour.* This way, as long as you can obtain water along the way, you're set for hours of hard training.