- Carb. Drinks That Aren't Sickly Sweet?
myprotein.co.uk for maltodextrine and fructose. Mix it 2:1 (malto:fructo) and adjust quantities accordingly (long days would get 50-80g in a 750ml bottle).
+1, matodextrin has the advantage over fructose/glucose of not being as ‘sweet’ (although fructose is twice as sweet as glucose which kinda makes up for it). They also sell electrolyte powder which you can add.
Just remember to reduce the carb ammounts in hot weather, or take seperate carb and watter bottles, other wise you might find you need a drink but don’t need the energy, which is horrible!Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
Most of the citrus torq drinks are quite sour. Quite a revelation after the sweetness of SIS stuff.Posted 5 years ago
You can get a tub of the non-favoured & do a 50/50 mix with a flavour of your choice to weaken the flavour but still get the carbs.
SIS gives me really rotten guts & stomach cramps. This stopped as soon as I started using Torq.forzafkawiMember
If you really wanted practically zero sweetness then using MyProtein’s maltodextrin on its own without anything else will give a very neutral flavour. You could then flavour the drink with a squash or cordial of choice to suit your own taste.
Adding fructose as others have suggested kind of negates the object of what you are trying to do because fructose is very sweet. Maltodextrin on its own however will still give a high carbohydrate content but with very little sweetness.
Another alternative is to make up your own gel using maltodextrin at a very high ratio to water and then put it in one of those very small bottles that runners use. You can then just have water in your bottles (or hydration pack) to wash the gel mix down and clean your palette at the same time. I have done this on a number of rides and it works very well.Posted 5 years ago
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