The Swedes can do no wrong, as usual, with their take on performance nutrition. Specifically designed to minimise gastrointestinal distress, Maurten’s products have become firm favourites with elite athletes across the globe.
What is Maurten?
In 2015, Maurten discovered how to make sports fuels easier to tolerate by encapsulating high concentrations of carbohydrates in hydrogels. These sports fuels, which are made from natural ingredients only, quickly became popular with some of the world's top athletes for both training and racing. Maurten claims that their products work differently in the stomach, minimising the risk of gastrointestinal stress, and with Eliud Kipchoge using a Maurten drink mix as part of the world’s fastest marathon, it’s safe to say the world’s elite athletes are convinced.
Where is Maurten based?
Maurten is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has offices in the US, UK and Canada. Following in the footsteps of Swedish companies IKEA and Volvo, not to mention tech start-up Spotify, Maurten is out to prove that it’s still possible to launch a new and revolutionary product.
Is Maurten a good brand?
Maurten uses unique hydrogel technology to create its products, enabling the drink’s smooth transportation to the intestine, where important nutrients are absorbed. Elite athletes swear by Maurten’s drinks and gels and the website boasts an impressive 4.7 stars from 1000+ reviews. Though Maurten sits at the more expensive end of performance nutrition, any high-level athlete looking to take things to another level should try the Maurten difference for themselves.
Best Maurten products
Read more about a few of Aid Station’s favourite Maurten products.
Maurten Drink Mix 320
As the most carbohydrate-rich sports drink on the market, Maurten Drink Mix 320 is used by the best runners in the world including Mo Farah, Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele. Simply mix the power with 500mL of water for a liquid sports drink high in maltodextrin and fructose. The drink converts instantly to hydrogel in the stomach, enabling a smooth journey through the stomach to the intestine, where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are absorbed. A 500mL serve provides 80 of the 80–120g of carbohydrates per hour recommended for intense training or racing.
Maurten Gel 100
Made from six ingredients with no added preservatives or flavours, Maurten Gel 100 offers a powerful energy hit in a tiny package. Unlike traditional gels, which tend to be syrupy mixtures of water, carbs and added flavours, Maurten Gel 100 is a biopolymer matrix filled with a unique blend of fructose and glucose at a ratio of 0.8:1. It’s the same science as Maurten’s groundbreaking drink mixes, but conveniently packaged in an easy-to-consume gel. And yes, it’s vegan.
Maurten Starter Pack
This Starter Pack is the best possible introduction to Maurten’s revolutionary range of performance products. It contains 2 x Maurten Gel 100, 2 x Maurten Gel 100 (with added 100mg caffeine), 2 x Maurten Drink Mix 160 (40g of carbohydrates per serving) and 2 x Maurten Drink Mix 320 (80g of carbohydrates per serving). You’ll also receive two 500mL Maurten drink bottles, perfect for mixing up your new favourite endurance elixir.