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- Virtually Flavourless
- Highly Versatile Complex Carbohydrate Powder
- Part of the TORQ Recovery systemTM
- Use as a Flavourless Energy Drink
- Add to Food to Boost Carbohydrate Content
- Soil Association Certified Organic
TORQ energy organic is made from an ingredient called maltodextrin, often referred to as a glucose polymer. A glucose polymer’s molecular profile optimises the long-term energy providing properties of complex carbohydrates, with low osmolality in the gut, without the need to consume bulky starch-rich foods. These bulky foods take a longer time to digest because they contain fibre, which is important to consume as part of a healthy balanced diet an important, but is a metabolically useless nutrient when it comes to fuelling performance whilst exercising. Fibrous foods also fill and bloat your stomach making movement and sport in particular more difficult.
TORQ Energy Organic is a highly versatile product. It has the density and energy of sugar, yet it has little or no sweetness. This makes it a very important product within the TORQ Recovery System, because it can be added to sweet and savoury recipes ‘invisibly’ to add carbohydrate calories. This is especially important during periods of high load exercise and training where carbohydrate intake at rest becomes critical to performance. 4 level scoops of TORQ Energy Organic mixed into a cup of soup will be barely noticeable, yet it will have increased its carbohydrate content to that of a large bowl of pasta.
TORQ Energy Organic can be added to your breakfast cereal, to tea or coffee or can simply be mixed into a pint glass with fruit juice or squash. The calories are hidden and very easy to consume. This wouldn’t be ideal for weight loss of course, but it certainly offers huge benefits to the athlete struggling to reach energy balance during stage racing or during a training camp.
TORQ Energy Organic can also be simply mixed with water (1 scoop per 250ml) to create an organic unflavoured energy drink and this is incredibly popular with people who don’t like strong flavours but realise they need to hydrate and fuel themselves during exercise.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin (Polysacharide 93%, Maltose 3%, Maltotriose 3%, Dextrose 1%).
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Allergy Information: There are no nuts in this recipe and the product is packed in a nut-free environment, however we cannot guarantee that nuts are not handled by staff or visitors on the factory premises. No gluten containing ingredients are used in this product.
No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // Natural Flavouring // Wheat-Free // Dairy-Free // Suitable for Vegans
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