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All athletes need energy to perform. But getting the right energy is key to unleashing that performance.  There are many energy drinks and gels on the market. Many of these contain refined sugars, caffeine and ingredients to help you compete. While they all offer energy, the real difference comes from the ingredients used. Not all energy drinks / gels are equal, so it's important to understand why, and how this affects your body. How it affects your body can directly affect your performance! Refined Sugar / Maltodextrin: A common energy source used across many sports energy drinks and gels. Refined...

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There are many physical and mental health benefits for keeping your employees hydrated and energized, all of these have a significant influence on a team’s performance. With Summer approaching, New Zealand's Industrial, Construction and Commercial businesses will be feeling the heat - literally. Adequate hydration and energy is crucial not only for the performance and well-being of employees, but the well-being of employees is also an important part of Health & Safety policy. Case Study: Milbank Industrial Electrical Well-being and Productivity are important for Milbank Industrial Electrical. Craig Milbank (left in photo) owns the engineering company located in Kawerau, New Zealand....

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Natural Energy Gels for Trail Runners, Adventure Racers and Multi Sports.  Do your current energy gels give you the shits? Literally? Are they versatile & can be mixed with water as well as taken straight? Do they leave a sticky mess in your vest or pocket? How about the taste and mouth feel, not to mention what's actually in them: Maltodextrin, refined sugars, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.  Eww... Enter Manuka Performance Liquidfuel Based in Whakatane, New Zealand - we exist to help athletes be more healthy & help active people be more healthy like athletes. We are passionate about...

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Liquidfuel - the best fuel for trail runners! Do your current energy gels give you the shits? Literally? Are they versatile & can be mixed with water as well as taken straight? Do they leave a sticky mess in your vest or pocket? How about the taste and mouth feel, not to mention what's actually in them: Maltodextrin, refined sugars, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.  Eww... Enter Manuka Performance Liquidfuel Based in Whakatane, New Zealand - we exist to help athletes be more healthy & help active people be more healthy like athletes. We are passionate about clean, natural health...

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What makes a great Sports Energy Gel? High performance runners and elite athletes rely on energy gels to maintain peak performance during running. Gels contain high levels of carbohydrates which fuel the body in times of need. There are many different types of gels, nearly all  of them contain carbohydrates in the form of maltodextrin, refined sugar. Many common gels on the market also contain other artificial ingredients, preservatives, colours and flavours.  While the energy provided from these gels is good and does the trick, it's not that good for your body. Many runners complain about upset stomachs and the...

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