Carbohydrate Drink Mixes are formulated to provide athletes a convenient source of fuel that can be easily digested to maintain and enhance peak performance.
Consuming carbohydrates during exercise helps preserve muscle glycogen, which serves as the body's energy reserve. You can liken glycogen to the funds necessary for your performance. As these reserves deplete, maintaining performance becomes challenging, and when they're completely gone, your ability to continue diminishes – a state commonly referred to as "bonking."
Maintaining stable glycogen levels and blood sugar isn't the only reason for increasing carbohydrate intake. Studies have demonstrated that consuming carbohydrates directs blood flow to your gut wall, ensuring ongoing gut function and reducing the risk of gastrointestinal problems.