May 122016
 
You may have seen or even tried Glukos Energy products that Coaches Marlon and Shari have distributed at our practices. They have a variety of products that taste good and really work! While you may not need them for one of our one-hour practices, we do think that they are a terrific fit when you are doing longer workouts that demand more from your body such as: a long swim workout; an open water swim of 30 minutes or longer; a long bike ride or long runs.

Glukos Energy is our official energy product sponsor which allows our team members to purchase Glukos product at a discount. They also plan to provide a variety of their products at future clinics and special team events. Click the Glukos graphic here to go to their webpage. You’ll want to plug in our discount code in order for you to get the discount and also for our team to get a small commission of sales made to our team members. Use SWYMNUT20

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Meanwhile, here is some information about Glukos from them:

 


The story of GLUKOS

GLUKOS founder Mark Jensen, a former collegiate runner and Ironman competitor, realized there was a gap in the energy product market. This led him to extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes, similar to an oral IV. GLUKOS is similar to an IV because it contains the same basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes like potassium. Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy unlike other energy products that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which actually creates lactic acid, and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweetener. GLUKOS is available in five different products, including gel, powder, tablet, gummy and bar.GLUKOS is made with glucose—the form of energy used by all life on earth, and the only energy your body can really use. The more strenuous the activity, the more glucose your body requires. GLUKOS gives your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best. Because our bodies use glucose naturally, Glukos products have immediate absorption into your bloodstream. This begins through the cell walls of your mouth. Your body immediately assimilates glucose for use as energy, all other carbohydrates have to be digested, they eventually convert to glucose through with a couple of bad by-products like triglycerides and lactic acid. The digestive process takes time and energy. In many cases athletes don’t have the luxury of extra time or extra energy. All Glukos products taste amazing, because they are made with all natural ingredients. No weird aftertaste or difficult to digest additives. Athletes that typically have GI issues with other nutrition just don’t get those issues with Glukos!

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The Glycemic Index* – The GI represents the total rise in a person’s blood sugar level (fuel) following consumption of food or drink. Baseline is 100, Blood draws were administered every 15 minutes to athletes. You can see glucose gets absorbs much faster into the bloodstream and sustains over a longer period of time because our bodies utilize it much more efficiently than any other carbohydrate…periodimage

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