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Competition
Competition Short info
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  • For maximum endurance and performance
  • Non-acidic and mildly flavoured sports drink to enhance tolerance
  • Multi-carb formula: High energy density & hypotonic
  • Lactose and gluten free, no additives or free fructose
Activator
Activator Short info
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  • Caffeine shot with 200mg of caffeine from different sources
  • Increased endurance performance
  • Improved concentration and attention
  • At work and in everyday life as a "cold espresso", only 25 kcal
  • Now available in new Cola-Lemon flavour
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
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  • Protein-carbohydrate recovery shake
  • 44 – 50% protein
  • Unique combination of  7 protein sources, incl. colostrum, and complex carbohydrates
  • No sweeteners
Liquid Energy Pure
Liquid Energy Pure Short info
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  • Liquid carbohydrate gel for quick and long lasting energy
  • Enriched with sodium, potassium and taurine
  • Contains low-glycemic isomaltulose
  • Resealable, easy dosage and handling

Introduction to sports nutrition for Running

Specific nutritional concepts and related articles can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can find a compact summary of the products for running in our «Running-Guide».

Running is considered as a typical endurance sport. The requirements of different competition distances lead to a practise among athletes to vary their nutrition measures and tactics during training and competition. An optimal carbohydrate supply and subsequent performance readiness are of key importance during competitions. In contrast, individual training sessions deliberately exhaust carbohydrate reserves in order to target fat metabolism. Dietary requirements change depending on the situation. An appropriate diet is especially important to support the desired training effect as well as recovery.

Portable snacks such as bars, gels and sports drinks are ideal for recreational runners. L-CARNIPURE, RED BEET VINITROX or NITROFLOW PERFORMANCE2 are so-called PERFORMANCE OPTIMZERS specifically designed for professional athletes. Low-carb sports drinks are also recommended as they support basic endurance training by boosting fat metabolism.

Ideal well-tolerated sports drinks for runners are the hypotonic COMPETITION® and LONG ENERGY drinks which are nonacidic and mild-tasting. Solid foods such as the HIGH ENERGY BAR are recommended for exercise lasting longer than 3-4 hours. For shorter high-intensity runs, LIQUID ENERGY gels are an ideal source of energy, as they don’t disrupt breathing nor do they require chewing. Runners that experience excessive sweating especially during hot weather or have a tendency to develop cramps can benefit from SALT CAPS or MUSCLE RELAX shots. During the starting and acceleration phases of competitions in which athletes dramatically increase their intensity, a shift to anaerobic metabolism typically occurs which can result in lactic acid build-up. An increased lactic acid tolerance is thus one of the key factors to success. Products such as LACTATE BUFFER and BETA ALANINE may maximize performance during competitions. Soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER is advantageous for longer runs in hot weather as the high sodium content prevents dehydration. SPONSER® also offers highly specialized products, so-called PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZERS. The NITROFLOW PERFORMANCE2 or RED BEET VINITROX contain nutrients that support nitric oxide (NO) metabolism by dilating blood vessels. As a result, microcirculation is enhanced which positively influences performance but also recovery.

Caffeine has shown to enhance endurance performance significantly and is widely used among competitive athletes. ACTIVATOR is a caffeine-based product that targets these factors. Caffeine should be taken about 30-60 minutes before the desired time of effect. As sensitivity to caffeine varies from person to person, ACTIVATOR should be tested in different doses at first.

To promote recovery, SPONSER® recommends shakes with protein and carbohydrates such as RECOVERY DRINK or PRO RECOVERY. They are based on milk or water and are available in single portion sachets or bigger tubs depending on the preference and use. Athletes that travel often, go to training camps, bigger events or competitions are at higher risk of getting an infection. It is thus particularly important to strengthen the immune system and to take precautions against infections. Multinutrient supplements with immunoactive substances such as IMMUNOGUARD along with a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet will strengthen your immune system.

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ACTIVATOR During Competition

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Caffeine in Endurance Sports

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LIQUID ENERGY GELS

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Effects of Caffeine

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Recovery Drinks

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Avoiding muscle cramps

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Fluid Requirements

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Jungfrau-Marathon

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Competition & Ultra Competition

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L-Carnitine Loading

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L-Carnitine For Recovery

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Protein knowledge

Protein knowledge
Endurance sports
Go to article >

Carbohydrate Ingestion

Carbohydrate Ingestion
Early is better
Go to article >

L-Carnitine Loading

L-Carnitine Loading
For increased fat oxidation
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Muscle Cramps and Magnesium

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium
Facts and tips
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Protein in Recovery

Protein in Recovery
What is the optimal intake?
Go to article >

Bars

Bars
In comparison
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BCAA

BCAA
Background knowledge
Go to article >

Fluid Loss in Sports

Fluid Loss in Sports
Determine your individual sweat rate
Go to article >

ACTIVATOR During Competition

ACTIVATOR During Competition
Recommendations for athletes
Go to article >

Energy supply during endurance competitions

Energy supply during endurance competitions
Central performance factor
Go to article >

Electrolytes

Electrolytes
In sports nutrition
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Sport Drinks

Sport Drinks
In comparison
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Salt in Sports Drinks

Salt in Sports Drinks
Useful or useless?
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Alkaline Minerals

Alkaline Minerals
Improve physical performance
Go to article >

Caffeine in Endurance Sports

Caffeine in Endurance Sports
Scientific evidence
Go to article >

LIQUID ENERGY GELS

LIQUID ENERGY GELS
In comparison
Go to article >

Effects of Caffeine

Effects of Caffeine
Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Go to article >

Caffeine in Sports

Caffeine in Sports
Dosage recommendations
Go to article >

Protein Tips

Protein Tips
For endurance athletes
Go to article >

Larch Arabinogalactan

Larch Arabinogalactan
Healthy through the winter
Go to article >

Drinking after energy gels

Drinking after energy gels
Training and competition
Go to article >

Water & Rehydration

Water & Rehydration
Beware of pure water
Go to article >

Fat metabolism

Fat metabolism
Ultra endurance
Go to article >

Marathon nutrition

Marathon nutrition
Tips for athletes
Go to article >

Nutrition ultra-running

Nutrition ultra-running
Self-supported
Go to article >

Interview David Hauss

Interview David Hauss
Nutrition tips for ultrarunning
Go to article >

Recovery Drinks

Recovery Drinks
In endurance sports
Go to article >

Avoiding muscle cramps

Avoiding muscle cramps
Best tips for runners
Go to article >

Fluid Requirements

Fluid Requirements
During physical activity
Go to article >

Jungfrau-Marathon

Jungfrau-Marathon
Race nutrition
Go to article >

Competition & Ultra Competition

Competition & Ultra Competition
What are the differences?
Go to article >

L-Carnitine Loading

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Improves endurance, reduces lactate
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