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FACT VS FAD

“The Ultra 26 philosophy is simple, more of what you need, and none of what you don’t!”

Chris Perry, MD, CNSC, CISSN
Founder & CEO
ULTRA 26 SPORTS NUTRITION

Developed as an answer to an industry built on fads, Ultra 26 knows that athletes want products that WORK, not marketing buzzwords.

PROTEIN

Protein plays an important part of your refueling strategy for both before and after an endurance sport or competition. An essential ingredient in the Ultra 26 Endurance & Recovery Drink, protein helps reduce fatigue and enhance recovery.

Fad:

The more protein I take the stronger I will be.

Reveal Fact

Surprisingly, it is not the amount of protein that will make you stronger. It’s the right protein at the right dose at the right time that counts.

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Fad:

Protein will only affect my workout and not my recovery.

Reveal Fact

Protein plays a key role in the recovery process, especially when combined with carbs. Protein enhances muscle synthesis after an athletic competition, ensuring you get the most from your training and helping prepare you for your next workout.

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ELECTROLYTES

Ultra 26 Products are designed to optimize your electrolyte stores prior to competition, then replace what you lose both during and after performance.

Fad:

The more electrolytes in a hydration drink, the better!

Reveal Fact

There is no “one size fits all” strategy when it comes to electrolytes, and taking in more than you need can interfere with the digestion of what you DO need. Ultra 26 products are designed to give you the optimal electrolytes at the right time to increase plasma volume and replenish what you lose.

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Fad:

Electrolytes prevent cramps.

Reveal Fact

There is no scientific evidence that taking electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium, or potassium have any role in preventing muscle cramps. Some research has demonstrated an effect of sodium, but this seems to be more of a plasma volume issue, not a matter of sodium levels.

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CAFFEINE

Caffeine is your FRIEND in endurance competition, not your enemy! It is one of the most widely proven supplement nutrients in terms of helping you perform and recover. Ultra 26 provides you with a safe and effective dose of Caffeine to maximize your performance potential.

Did you know? Caffeine, when co-ingested with carbs, helps you burn more of the carbs you take in letting less go to waste.

Fad:

Caffeine will hinder my performance during my workout.

Reveal Fact

This is far from the truth! Caffeine helps you burn energy more efficiently, improves alertness, delays fatigue and lessens the sense of exertion. Very few supplement ingredients show this level of scientific support.

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Fad:

Caffeine will make me dehydrated and increase “running to the bathroom.”

Reveal Fact

This is a myth. Yes, at rest, there is a small increase that caffeine would cause you to “run to the bathroom” more, but during exercise this is not the case.

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Fad:

Caffeine causes side effects such as an upset stomach, heart palpitations and feeling “jittery.”

Reveal Fact

Myth, myth, and myth! Scientific evidence shows caffeine consumption during exercise will not cause such side effects. Ultra 26’s proprietary blend gives you a safe and effective dose of caffeine to maximize your effects both during and after competition. Read more here. Or, better yet, just try Ultra 26 and see the results for yourself

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Fad:

Caffeine may cause an abnormal heart rhythm.

Reveal Fact

Ultra 26 Sports Nutrition Products considers safety our first priority at all times. Based on the scientific evidence, moderate doses of caffeine have not been associated with abnormal heart rhythms. The doses of our products fall well within the recommended doses of the scientific community. We advise not taking our products in combination with additional sources of caffeine and, in accordance with guidelines, not taking more than 400 milligrams caffeine in total per day.

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CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates are by far the most essential fuel your body needs in endurance performance. The evidence is overwhelming! Ultra 26 products are designed to give you MORE carbs, in a blend that leaves your stomach quickly, is absorbed efficiently, and provides a rapid and sustainable increase to your blood sugar. Don’t listen to the fads, listen to the science.

Fad:

Carbohydrates do not enhance endurance performance.

Reveal Fact

Carbohydrates ABSOLUTELY enhance endurance performance! The evidence is overwhelming! Carbs are the most efficient major fuel source your body has when it comes to energy usage. More energy will be produced for a given amount of oxygen burning carbs than with fats or proteins. Carbs are your FRIEND, not your enemy, in endurance competition!

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Fad:

Carbs are carbs, right?

Reveal Fact

It is not that simple. There are a wide variety of carbs, from the very small (e.g. “sugars”) to the very large (e.g. starches).  All are different in how quickly they leave your stomach, how easily they are digested, how efficiently they are absorbed, and how quickly their levels rise and fall in your blood stream.  Ultra 26 products proprietary blend combines two types of carbohydrates, maltodextrin and fructose, in a ratio that maximizes the amount of carbs your body absorbs and ensures you get the most of what you take in.”

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Fad:

Carbohydrates will cause me to “crash” quicker.

Reveal Fact

Carbs are your friend. Your body “crashes” for a variety of reasons (e.g. blood sugar levels dropping too quickly) but taking carbs is not one of them. Ultra 26 products contain both a rapidly acting carb and a long-lasting carb to give the effect of a quick burst followed by a sustained effect with no crash.

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