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Flavor Slider

Flavor is a major component of the overall performance and usability of any sports nutrition product. Most products are made to taste good in a taste testing lab, we all know that the lab…is not real world conditions.

INFINIT Nutrition is the first and only company to let you adjust the strength of your flavor to make it taste how you want all day long. The real test of any product is how does it taste long into a workout and after it gets warm? If the athlete does not want to drink the product because it does not taste good warm, they will not get the calories and electrolytes needed to perform.

The flavor slider lets you customize to your unique personal needs. If you want a stronger flavor simply move the flavor slider to the right (stronger). If you do not tolerate much flavor during your workout move it to the left (weaker). As a point of reference, most other drinks flavor intensity are 80% of the way to the stronger side of the slider. The INFINIT Flavor blend is sucrose (a fast acting easily absorbed carbohydrate source) and 100% all natural flavors. No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners are used. Some citric is used for our citrus blends.

Helpful hint: Most athletes is out test protocols did not like as much flavor during a long and strenuous workout. Our research also shows that your perception of taste becomes more acute as your workout duration increases. In other words the perception of the strength of flavor increases as your workout/race goes longer. Lower flavors in the beginning taste stronger towards the end. Our suggestion is to keep the flavor in the medium-low to medium ranges to start.

Carbohydrate Slider

INFINIT's Carbohydrate simply adjusting the blend of Dextrose and Maltodextrine to allow you to create a custom nutrition solution for either short distance or long distance training and racing.

Dextrose is a slightly faster burning molecule and is broken down quicker by a separate pathway by the body for optimal absorption. The short distance side of the slider has a higher percentage of faster burning dextrose for quick energy and explosive efforts.

Maltodextrine is a long chain glucose polymer and tends to be slower absorbing and therefore more conducive for long distance endurance events. It also has the unique ability to be mixed at higher concentrations while still keeping a low osmolality. It is this unique property that allows INFINIT to pack in more calories while keeping your custom-blended nutrition solution isotonic, thus avoiding any potential stomach problems.

The long distance side (right side) of the slider uses primarily Maltodextrine for its endurance qualities. The short distance side (left side) increases the percentage of dextrose. Adjusting the slider will change the percentage of total dextrose to maltodextrine without changing the total calories of your mix. In addition, there are substantive studies that show that multiple carbohydrate sources are more efficient than a singular carbohydrate in sports nutrition products.

The combination of INFINIT's dextrose and maltodextrine are ultra-high-quality and fast dissolving glucose polymers with a chain of molecules of short to medium length. It more expensive to produce, and created by taking starch (long chains of glucose molecules) and chemically breaking it by hydrolysis into shorter chains of glucose. Glucose polymers are sized in-between a small glucose molecule (a simple carbohydrate) and a large starch molecule (a complex carbohydrate). Maltodextrin has a much lower osmolality than glucose and fructose and therefore can be mixed in much higher concentrations without any stomach issues. Molecules of maltodextrin are larger than glucose, so drinks with maltodextrin will have a few large particles compared to a drink with glucose. The number of particles determines how much water it will hold. The more molecules of smaller sized glucose in the drink, the more water will be pulled into the intestine than the maltodextrin-based drink. Since maltodextrine based products don't pull as much water into the intestine, it is absorbed faster into the bloodstream.

INFINIT’s patented Osmo-fit system will accurately calculate your calories for you by answering a few simple questions. For additional information on carbohydrate blends go to “The Triathlete's Ultimate Guide to Carbohydrates in the Library”.

Calories Slider

The calories slider allows you to adjust the total number of calories (carbohydrates) per serving in your custom-blended formulation. This enables athletes of different body sizes doing different durations of events to eliminate the need to supplement extra food, bars and gels. Just match the number of calories to your individual needs. The rule of thumb is 2 calories per pound of lean body weight as a starting point. So to figure out the number of calories you need, just take your total weight, subtract body fat and then multiply by two.

INFINIT’s patented Osmo-fit system will accurately calculate your calories for you by answering a few simple questions. To read more about how to calculate calories, read “Calculating Calories” in the INFINIT Nutrition Library.

Electrolyte Slider

Infinit’s exclusive blend of electrolytes is made up of four electrolytes (salts) that match your sweat rate. This is primarily sodium (from all natural sea salt), with potassium, calcium and magnesium. Our electrolytes are the most readily absorbable forms and are pharmaceutical grade. Developed by staff nutritionist Kim Brown MS, RD., this blend of these essential salts gives you everything you need for racing or training. Generally, there is no need to supplement with salt tablets or to juggle pills while running or riding your bike. Unlike most other products, Infinit gives you enough electrolytes to meet your personal goals.

Salts are an important part of transporting fluid out of your gut and into your system. Electrolytes have an effect on flavor, and seem to help people who sweat lots or have problems with cramping, but be warned, the middle setting for Electrolytes on our sliders is not average, it’s actually quite high. Unless you really do crave salt, keep the sodium level around 450 or below on your first custom mix. You can see this level change at the bottom of the chart as you move the slider. That said, as the race gets longer, salty tastes become more enjoyable. This is why so many other sports drinks taste too sweet and become more palatable.

For most male athletes, 350 mg to 375 mg of sodium is an excellent starting point. Women should try 325 mg to 350. (Note: women are more salt sensitive than men and generally don’t like a more salty drink.) These starting levels are recommended even for athletes that tend to have issues with cramping.

To check the levels on each of the electrolytes, click the “nutrition information” button next the sliders. That will give you the full FDA specs.

Protein Slider

The protein slider allows you to add protein too your custom-blended mix if you choose. For endurance athletes, protein is useful as an appetite suppressant. INFINIT research has found it virtually impossible to train or race longer periods (from 3-24 hours) on a straight carbohydrate drink alone. After a couple of hours athletes gets too hungry and are forced to eat solid food, leading to potential stomach issues. Remember, food is far harder to manage and process than liquids. Protein is the thing that keeps the athlete from getting hungry for extended periods of time. We know of many 24 hour racers (and longer) that are using their INFINIT mix with protein with minimal added solid food.

For endurance athletes we generally recommend 4 grams of protein for men (per 20 ounce serving) and 2-3 grams per-serving for woman. Reduce that amount by 50% if you are lactose intolerant and have issues digesting milk, cheese and other dairy products.

One of two protein types found in milk, INFINIT Nutrition's brand of whey protein contains all the essential amino acids and has a 25% higher BCAA (branch chain amino acids) composition as compared to other protein sources. Because of its quick absorption rate, whey is also well tolerated by athletes.

Proteins in Greek translates into "to take first place," a feat many of us in the endurance world would like to accomplish. Scientifically speaking, proteins are large, complex molecules that make up 20% of our body weight in the form of muscle, bone, cartilage, skin, as well as other tissues and body fluids. During digestion, protein is broken down into at least 100 individual chemical building blocks known as amino acids that form a little pool within our liver and are used to build muscle, skin, hair, nails, eyes, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, and nerve chemicals. Inadequate protein intake leads to a dehydrated amino acid pool and consequent breakdown of healthy cells without repair, ultimately leading to elevated injury risk, slowed recovery time, increased feelings of lethargy, and poor athletic performance. Consequently, scientists have been evaluating the effectiveness of protein and amino acid supplementation for improved muscle performance and enhanced muscle recovery in endurance athletes.

While INFINIT uses protein predominantly an appetite suppressant, a recent study conducted at James Madison University by Saunders and colleagues discovered the addition of whey protein (1.8% concentration) to carbohydrate post workout reduced post-exercise creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, a common indicator of muscular damage, by 83% (p < .05) as compared to athletes only consuming carbohydrate, which indicates whey protein has a potential ergogenic effect for endurance athletes engaged in intense training.

INFINIT’s patented Osmo-fit system will accurately calculate your protein levels for you by answering a few simple questions. For additional information go to Protein and Amino Acids in the Library.

Amino Acid Slider

Branch chained amino acids (BCAA) which include leucine, isoleucine, glutamine-L and valine, are essential for aerobic metabolism and may have performance enhancing qualities for endurance events lasting greater than 3 hours. The INFINIT amino acid slider allows you to add BCAA’s to your individual needs. BCAA’s generally do not have much taste, but be aware that high levels of BCAA’s can give your custom-blended nutrition solution a mildly soapy flavor. Matching the BCAA slider setting to the recommended protein slider setting is an excellent starting point.

During endurance activity, BCAA levels decrease as they are taken up by skeletal muscle, which triggers the ratio of serum BCAA to tryptophan to skew in favor of tryptophan, an amino acid that increases serotonin formation, ultimately enhancing the perception of fatigue. Furthermore, a decline in BCAA may accelerate breakdown of muscle glycogen, thereby contributing to premature muscle fatigue, otherwise known as "hitting the wall".

Edward Blomstrand, PhD, of Research Laboratories in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that supplementation with three grams of BCAAs helped to maintain adequate BCAA levels, thereby muting the increase in serotonin levels and improving the usage of available fuel and protecting against protein breakdown in 7 highly trained endurance cyclists. Supplementation with 6-8 grams/day of BCAA and glutamine has been shown to decrease protein degradation during ultra-distance triathlon competition; decrease exercise induced muscle damage after prolonged running, and improved performance in 40K cycling time trial performance.

Furthermore, there seems to be an immuno-enhancing effect, helping to reduce the incidence of infection post-event. Endurance athletes should aim at consuming 6-8 grams of glutamine with a pre-exercise meal approximately 1-2 hours before a long training session (greater than 2 hours), and supplement with .5-.75 grams/hour during training in addition to a carbohydrate containing energy replacement drink. Furthermore, a dosing of glutamine immediately following long exhaustive exercise will help enhance muscle recovery.

INFINIT’s patented Osmo-fit system will accurately calculate your BCAA levels for you by answering a few simple questions. For additional information go to Protein and Amino Acids in the Library.

Caffeine Slider

The INFINIT caffeine slider allows you to adjust the amount of caffeine from NONE (far left) all the way to 200mg (far right) per 20 ounce serving. 200mg is the equivalent to 2-3 cups of strong coffee, so be careful not to overdue caffeine. ALWAYS consult with a medical professional about the use of caffeine before adding it to your custom mix.

Caffeine is a stimulant of the central nervous system, which also helps to release free fatty acids from body fat stores into the blood to provide additional fuel for muscles over and above the sugar that is stored in your liver. There is substantive research that shows that caffeine spares the limited supply of muscle glycogen. It seems to be a performance enhancer, as many athletes after ingesting caffeine feel less fatigue while performing at higher levels of work for longer periods of time.

The known diuretic effect of caffeine is unlikely to cause significant dehydration in shorter duration races due to the obvious simultaneous hydration protocol. Caution should always be used when using caffeine in long distance endurance events like Ironman distance Triathlon, Ultra-running or Adventure racing.

Osmolality

INFINIT Nutrition’s exclusive patented process that ensures your unique formulation will work for your body.

Osmolality is a measure of how much “stuff” is in your total nutrition plan. If there is too much “stuff” (remember it's the combination of ALL your drink, food, gels and any salt pills), the solution in your gut will be too dense and your body will treat it like you just ate a ham sandwich. Your system will attempt to process it diverting blood and water from your muscles, resulting in gastric distress, dehydration, cramping, and possibly a DNF.

Fluids supplied with osmolality much above 300mosm/kg, (i.e. hypertonic solutions), cause not only delays in gastric emptying but also more importantly will cause fluid shifts from the body to the gut before absorption occurs. Such delays in rehydration introduce the real potential to delay and reduce performance. (Alonso, 1998, Hargreaves, 1991, Sowka et al, 2000).

Green (< 300 mosm/kg) indicates that your custom mix is isotonic and will cause you no stomach distress.

Yellow (between 300 and 325 mosm.kg) indicates a marginally hypertonic solution. It should work fine, but the addition of some water to dilute may be a good idea.

Red (> 325 mosm/kg) indicates a hypertonic solution and caution should be exercised.

NOTE: To reduce the osmolality you can either move the carbohydrate slider to the right or reduce electrolyte or flavor to make the perfect mix.

INFINIT's patented Osmo-fit system puts all of your hydration, calories, electrolyte and proteins in one simple isotonic form that is virtually impossible to mess up. Simplicity is the key for consistency and achieving your goals. You can have the best ingredients in the world but if they are too highly concentrated, or the mix is wrong, you might as well be trying to compete while eating a cheeseburger.

Sodium

INFINIT’s exclusive blend of electrolytes is made up of four electrolytes (salts) that match your sweat rate. This blend is primarily sodium from all natural sea salt (along with potassium, calcium and magnesium). Since sodium is the primary electrolyte used for most hydration products, it’s the component that we highlight on the sliders. It also will help you compare INFINIT to any other product in the market today.

Developed by staff nutritionist Kim Brown MS, RD., this blend of these essential salts gives you everything you need for racing or training. Generally, there is no need to supplement with salt tablets or to juggle pills while running or riding your bike. Unlike most other products, INFINIT gives you enough electrolytes to meet your personal goals.

As athletes we know it, what tastes good on your kitchen is NOT what tastes good long into a 3 hour workout in the heat. Most sports drinks are too sweet. INFINIT will give you the perfect flavor intensity that will taste great all day long, at the end of your longest race or workout and even when it gets warm… guaranteed.

Men and woman are different. Woman are more salt sensitive and tend to hold water more than men. Men tend to be leaner and have more muscular body weight, so they need more calories than woman. The Osmo-fit system takes all these factors into account when creating the perfect amount of electrolyte and calories for your custom-blended nutrition solution.

As we age our % of lean body weight changes as well. The Osmo-fit system accounts for your age to create the perfect blend of calories and electrolyte for your stage of life.

The Osmo-fit system takes your sport of choice into account when creating the perfect nutrition blend just for you. Do multiple sports? Just pick the one that is your primary. *Note to Triathletes – the nutritional demands of biking and running are very different. If you are a long course triathlete (70.3 or 140.6) fill out this questionnaire once as a cyclist and once as a runner. The Osmo-fit system will then give you the perfect solution for both the bike and run. Your custom run mix will double as the perfect blend for sprint racing as well. Need help? Just click on the Live Chat or schedule a Personalized Consultation and we’ll get you all set up!

INFINIT only uses the finest quality 100% all natural flavorings with no added colors.

As your distance changes so do your nutritional needs. The Osmo-fit system automatically adjusts calories, the blend of carbohydrates, electrolytes, protein and amino acids to create the perfect mix made just for you. *Note – many of our athletes do both short and long distance racing and training. In many cases it’s preferable to have two distinct formulas; one for short distance sprints and one for long endurance. Need help? Just click on the Live Chat or schedule a Personalized Consultation and we’ll get you all set up!

The demands of short explosive efforts is different than long hours of consistent effort. The Osmo-fit will change the blend of carbs to match your preference.

The Osmo-fit system automatically calculates an estimated BMI (Body mass index) to give your personal custom-blended nutrition solution the perfect number of calories for your body size. Remember, no two athletes are alike, the rule is 2 calories per pound of lean body weight as a starting point.

The Osmo-fit system automatically calculates an estimated BMI (Body mass index) to give your personal custom-blended nutrition solution the perfect number of calories for your body size. Remember, no two athletes are alike, the rule is 2 calories per pound of lean body weight as a starting point.

Looking to drop a few pounds? The INFINIT Osmo-fit system will reduce your calories in your personal mix by 5% to help you achieve your weight goals.

Electrolyte is a transporter of fluids to clear your gut and keep you hydrated. The Osmo-fit system will determine the perfect amount of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium so you can eliminate the need for all the salt pills.

One of the keys to preventing cramping is to stay hydrated. Electrolyte is a transporter of fluids to clear your gut and keep you hydrated. The Osmo-fit system will give you the perfect amount of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium so you can eliminate the need for all the salt pills. Another important factor in hydration is taste. Other drinks are too strong and too sweet making them hard to consume. Because your mix will still taste good long into your day, you will drink more and stay hydrated without any cramping issues.

Salt on the outside is not necessarily a bad thing. Being “crusty” actually shows that salt and liquids are moving. Electrolyte is a transporter of fluids to clear your gut and keep you hydrated. The Osmo- fit system will give you the perfect amount of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium so you can eliminate the need for all the salt pills.

Some athletes (especially woman) hold water and can get puffy the day after a long workout or race. The INFINIT Osmo-fit system will take this into account and reduce the electrolyte to create the appropriate amount of electrolyte. Electrolyte is a transporter of fluids to clear your gut and keep you hydrated. The Osmo-fit system will give you the perfect amount of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium so you can eliminate the need for all the salt pills.

INFINIT Nutrition believes that protein's primary value to athletes is to act as an appatite suppressant. It allows you to go very long periods of time without getting hungry. This in and of itself is a HUGE benefit. Protein does not have to be at a 4 to 1 ratio as claimed by some companies. Serious athletes have difficulty processing large amounts of protein per serving at an elevated heart rate leading to gastric distress and uncomfortable bloating. Most athletes seem to do well with between 2 and 6 grams of protein per serving (a ratio of 10/20 to 1 of carbs to protein). It is our belief that a much lower amount of protein still carries the same benefits of increased performance; better recovery times and keeps you less hungry without the potential problems.

INFINIT uses an ultra-high quality whey protein isolate of domestic origin (not cheaper proteins from India or China) that is > 90% free of lactose and incredibly stable in the heat. Because whey is derived from milk, some people can get a little gassy if they are lactose intolerant. While this can be entertaining on a long bike ride, it generally should be avoided. The Osmo- fit system takes your level of sensitivity to lactose into account to create the perfect custom- blended nutrition solution.

The INFINIT Osmo-fit system will add caffeine if you choose this option. ALWAYS consult with a medical professional about the use of caffeine before adding it to your custom mix. The INFINIT caffeine slider allows you to adjust the amount of caffeine from NONE (far left) all the way to 200mg (far right) per 20 ounce serving. 200mg is the equivalent to 2-3 cups of strong coffee, so be careful not to overdue caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant of the central nervous system, which also helps to release free fatty acids from body fat stores into the blood to provide additional fuel for muscles over and above the sugar that is stored in your liver. There is substantive research that shows that caffeine spares the limited supply of muscle glycogen. It seems to be a performance enhancer, as many athletes after ingesting caffeine feel less fatigue while performing at higher levels of work for longer periods of time.

Calories are the single most critical component to creation of the perfect training and race fuel. Many athletes take too many, some not enough. Duration and effort are keys to setting your correct amount of calories per hour. The Osmo-fit system takes all these factors like fatigue and bonking into account when creating your formula.

GI distress can be a result of too many calories or the incorrect balance of different carbohydrates. The INFINIT Osmo-fit system takes into account past stomach distress when creating your perfect custom-blended nutrition solution to eliminate any nausea.

Calories are the single most critical component to creation of the perfect training and race fuel. Many athletes take too many, some not enough. Duration and effort are keys to setting your correct amount of calories per hour. The Osmo-fit system take factors like fatigue into account when creating your formula to allow you to train or race all day long with no supplementation.

Calories are the single most critical component to creation of the perfect training and race fuel. Many athletes take too many, some not enough. Duration and effort are keys to setting your correct amount of calories and protein per hour. The Osmo-fit system takes calories and protein into account when creating your formula to keep your energy steady until the end of your longest workout.

Remember, INFINIT’s Osmo-fit system is designed to create your perfect mix that should eliminate the need for all the salt pills. Simplicity is the key to execution of your race day plan. The Osmo-fit system take factors electrolyte into account when creating your formula to allow you to train or race all day long with no supplementation.

Cramping is a combination of drinking enough fluid and electrolyte. If you are a muscle cramper, the Osmo-fit system take these factors in account when creating your formula.

Flavor is a key component to any successful race or long training day. The Osmo-fit system takes your flavor preferences into account when creating your formula.

The INFINIT caffeine slider allows you to adjust the amount of caffeine from NONE (far left) all the way to 200mg (far right) per 20 ounce serving. 200mg is the equivalent to 2-3 cups of strong coffee, so be careful not to overdue caffeine. A good starting point is just to the left of halfway if your want to try and use caffeine for your mix. ALWAYS consult with a medical professional about the use of caffeine before adding it to your custom mix.

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