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Old 06-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jonnythan View Post
Also, I want to note that this mixture has 3 grams of fructose and a grand total of 20 calories.

That's not a lot of energy.

How do you get "plenty of long term energy" from 3 grams of sugar and some vitamins?
The energy source is amino acids. After the body burns simple sugars, it burns fats and amino acids. I've had matches where I came in without eating for several hours. After the first few games, I thought I was finished, but as soon as the amino acids kicked in I got my second wind, and I literally felt more energetic after 2 hours than after the first 15 minutes.
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