CHO CHARGE Decaffeinated

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  • Unique Vitargo®/ fructose combination
  • Electrolytes for optimum hydration
  • No stomach distress during exercise

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Fuel and hydrate before, during & after exercise with fast digesting carbohydrates & electrolytes

Fuelling: Carbohydrate (CHO) is the main energy source during high intensity exercise. Consuming a carbohydrate-containing solution improves exercise endurance and performance. The source of carbohydrate in CHO CHARGE® is an advanced Vitargo®/fructose combination. Vitargo® is a unique energy boosting high molecular weight carbohydrate that is rapidly digested into glucose; glucose and fructose combined provide an enhanced delivery of fluid and fuel to working muscles. Vitargo® has a low osmolality, meaning that it is transported rapidly from the stomach to the muscles for fuel.

Dehydration of just 2 % of bodyweight reduces performance and increases the risk of injury. CHO CHARGE® contains electrolytes for rapid hydration and CHARGES your workout with optimum amounts of a combination of fast-releasing carbohydrate.

Features

  • 30 g of CHO
  • 1.2 g BCAA
  • 6% Solution
  • Hypotonic
  • Electrolytes
per serving

Why choose CHO CHARGE® Decaffeinated?

CHO CHARGE® is a scientifically-formulated energy drink designed to fuel and hydrate your body before and during exercise. Whatever your sport or activity, CHO CHARGE® can help you to perform for longer at high intensity. By using CHO CHARGE® you will be fuelled, hydrated and ready to perform at your best in any demanding situation.

Each serving (35 g in 500 ml water) of CHO CHARGE® provides a 6 % CHO solution, which is optimal for hydration and fuelling the body during exercise. Follow CHO CHARGE® intake guidelines for appropriate hydration and the achievement of maximum performance potential.

Osmolarity is defined as a measure of solute concentration in solution. Osmolarity is an important consideration when designing a hydration and fuel mix formulation to aid in sports performance especially before, during and immediately after high intensity exercise. When mixed with 500 ml of water each 35 g serving produces a hypotonic solution (Osmolarity <278 mmol/L) allowing for optimum fluid and fuel absorption.

Decaffeinated: CHO CHARGE® Decaffeinated is designed for athletes who wish to avoid caffeine products. Because it does not contain caffeine, it can also be taken after training using appropriate recovery guidelines.

Branched chain amino acids: CHO CHARGE® is enriched with branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) which are protein building blocks. BCAAS may speed up the recovery process by providing building blocks to repair damaged muscle fibres post-training. BCAAs have an important role in central fatigue during exercise. BCAA intake in suitable amounts during exercise can reduce the feeling of fatigue and may improve exercise performance.

CHO CHARGE® Decaffeinated is a registered trademark of ROS Nutrition Group Limited.

Serving size: 35 g

Servings per container: 23

Nutritional Profile (Typical):

Analysis Per 35 g Per 100 g RI
Energy 124 kcal
519 kjoule
354 kcal
1482 kjoule
6%
Protein (on dried basis) 1.2 g 3.4 g 2%
Carbohydrates 30 g 85.7 g 11%
- of which sugar 10 g 28.6 g 11%
Fat Trace Trace -
- of which saturated fat Trace Trace -
Fibre Trace Trace -
Sodium 280 mg 800 mg -
g = gram, mg = milligram, kcal = kilocalorie (read as calorie), kjoule = kilojoule

Key Ingredients

Ingredient Per 35 g Per 100 g
L-Leucine 760 mg 2171 mg
L-Isoleucine 220 mg 629 mg
L-Valine 220 mg 629 mg
Total BCAA 1.2 g 3.4 g

Electrolyte Composition

Ingredient Per 35 g/L Per 100 g/L
Magnesium 0.7 mmol/L 2.0 mmol/L
Sodium 12.9 mmol/L 36.8 mmol/L
Potassium 3.35 mmol/L 9.57 mmol/L
Chloride 10.7 mmol/L 30.5 mmol/L
Citrate 3.5 mmol/L 10 mmol/L
Zinc 0.16 mmol/L 0.45 mmol/L
mmol/L = millimole per litre

Vitamin Composition

Vitamins Per 35 g Per 100 g
Vitamin B1 550 µg
(50% EU RDA)
1.57 mg
(142% EU RDA)
Vitamin B3 8 mg
(50% EU RDA)
22.8 mg
(142% EU RDA)
Vitamin B5 3 mg
(50% EU RDA)
8.57 mg
(142% EU RDA)
Vitamin B6 700 µg
(50% EU RDA)
2 mg
(142% EU RDA)
Vitamin B12 2.5 µg
(100% EU RDA)
7.1 µg
(284% EU RDA)
Vitamin C 80 mg
(100% EU RDA)
229 mg
(284% EU RDA)
Vitamin E 6 mg TE
(50% EU RDA)
17 mg
(142% EU RDA)
g = gram, mg = milligram, μg = microgram, 1 mg =1000 mcg (μg), % = percantage, EU RDA = European Recommended Daily Allowance

 

Ingredients Information:

Ingredients: Barley starch amylopectin (Vitargo®), fructose, L-leucine, trisodium citrate, sodium chloride, magnesium gluconate, potassium chloride, L-isoleucine, L-valine, zinc citrate, ascorbic acid, nicotinamide, dl-alphatocopherol acetate (50 %), tricalcium phosphate, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine HCL, thiamine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin.

Fruit Punch Flavour: Citric acid (acidity regulator), fruit punch flavour, beet root (colour), sucralose(sweetener).

Lemon Flavour: Citric acid (acidity regulator), lemon flavour, sucralose (sweetener).

Orange Flavour: Citric acid (acidity regulator), orange flavour, beta carotene (colour), sucralose (sweetener).

No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Reference List

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  • Davis JM, Burgess WA, Slentz CA and Bartoli WP. Fluid availability of sports drinks differing in carbohydrate type and concentration. Am J Clin Nutr 51: 1054-1057, 1990.
  • Dougherty KA, Baker LB, Chow M and Kenney WL. Two percent dehydration impairs and six percent carbohydrate drink improves boys basketball skills. Med Sci Sports Exerc 38: 1650-1658, 2006.
  • Jeukendrup A, Brouns F, Wagenmakers AJ and Saris WH. Carbohydrate-electrolyte feedings improve 1 h time trial cycling performance. Int J Sports Med 18: 125-129, 1997.
  • Jeukendrup AE and Moseley L. Multiple transportable carbohydrates enhance gastric emptying and fluid delivery. Scand J Med Sci Sports 20: 112-121, 2010.
  • Leiper JB, Aulin KP and Soderlund K. Improved gastric emptying rate in humans of a unique glucose polymer with gel-forming properties. Scand J Gastroenterol 35: 1143-1149, 2000.
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First pour 500 ml of water into a shaker, then add 35 g (1 scoop) of CHO CHARGE® to produce a 6 % CHO solution. Shake well and drink as your pre-workout/during workout drink. For easy mixing, use the ROS Nutrition shaker.

CHO CHARGE® provides an optimal hypotonic (Osmolarity <278 mmol/L) solution in doses of up to 50 g per 500 ml, the ideal 6% carbohydrate concentration for hydration can be achieved at 35 g per 500 ml. Hypotonic solutions are the most appropriate choice for optimum absorption of fluids and hydration directly before and during exercise.

Note: While we strive to ensure that all serving measurements are accurate using ROS scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a weighing device.

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