Every endurance athlete has likely experienced GI issues at one point. It sucks. It slows you down, and it can kill your performance. The first thing most people look to change is their nutrition regimen and that's important. All of our products were designed to go easy on the GI tract and for most people, that's all they need to get a handle on it. For others though, GI issues remain.
Studies have been done showing that you can actually "train your gut" to be able to handle a higher intake of carbohydrates without GI problems. We'll dive into the science in a second but in case you're not as interested in that part, or are in a rush, here's some practical advice.
If you're experiencing GI issues, or if you've got a race coming up in which you'll be consuming a lot of calories to sustain yourself, it would benefit you to start "gut training" now.
Both upping your daily intake of carbohydrates and upping your intake of carbohydrates during your training sessions can train your gut to respond well to the calories and therefore, cause fewer GI issues. Consider 333 Half Evil for your training sessions.
Evidence from a recent study shows that the gut is trainable and individuals who have a high daily intake of carbs may increase absorption capacity.
Sixteen endurance-trained cyclists or triathletes were pair-matched and randomly allocated to either a high-carbohydrate group or an energy-matched low-carbohydrate group for 28 days.
Authors concluded that the high-carbohydrate group experienced enhanced total carbohydrate oxidation after a month of “gut training”, suggesting that the intestine is trainable and can be adapted to absorb more carbs.
If GI issues have plagued your life and killed your performance, consider "gut training".
Our go-to product for this is 333 Half Evil All-In-One Endurance Fuel.
It's a high-carb hydration drink mix with 333 calories that drinks like 100 and added amino acids to support muscle recovery. Not only is it a great tool to "gut train" with, but it's also designed to go easy on the GI tract.
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