Don’t let yourself lose energy during your workouts. We have a nice selection of nutrition products to help keep you going and to assist in the post workout recovery process.

Product offerings include:
GU Energy Gels
GU Roctane
GU Electrolyte Brew (in both tablet and powder form)
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance
Clif Shot Bloks
Tailwind
Huma Chia Energy Gel
Generation UCAN
Honey Stinger Gels, Chews, and Waffles
Endurance Tap
Amrita Bars

Nutrition Products @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Endurance Tap

Fuel Made Simple!

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a typical gel? There are too many, and you can’t pronounce most of them. As an athlete, you’re training and eating well to maximize performance, yet the gels you’re being offered are effectively junk food.
That’s why they developed Endurance Tap. Each pouch delivers 100 calories of the highest quality nutrition for endurance athletes with just three simple ingredients: Canadian maple syrup, sea salt and ginger. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Simple, Natural Ingredients

Why maple syrup? Interestingly, the calories per gram and minerals for electrolytes are almost identical to other gels on the market. But, all these performance and nutritional benefits occur naturally in maple syrup so you can now consume real, whole foods. We add sea salt to bring the sodium levels up to 50mg (what you’ll find in a typical gel) and most importantly, we add some ginger to further help with digestion.

No Stomach Distress

A lot of endurance athletes (from what we’ve seen, close to half!) have trouble digesting traditional gels. We believe this is for three reasons: low quality ingredients like maltodextrin and brown rice syrup; and they are so thick that the sit like a glob in the stomach.
Many of the athletes try Endurance Tap for just this reason, and what they find is that the natural ingredients, thinner consistency (it’s a syrup) and especially the ginger (a known digestive aid) work together to digest well on the hottest days and under the highest of intensity workouts.

Tastes Better and Goes Down Easier

In addition to the issues with digestion, a lot of athletes can’t stand the taste and texture of gels. They’re thick and gross. The flavour (they’re Canadian, eh) stays in the mouth for a long time, leading to quick “flavour fatigue”. With Endurance Tap, you get the following benefits:
  • Highly water-soluble, the flavour leaves your mouth quickly. You don’t even need to wash it down with water (impossible with other gels)
  • It’s salty sweet, using the best maple syrup from Canada – known around the world as the best tasting.
Ready to try some yourself? Stop in today and grab some for your next run.
Endurance Tap - Natural Energy @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Endurance Tap Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Tailwind

WHY TAILWIND? ALL YOU NEED, ALL DAY. REALLY.

Tailwind was created for racing the Leadville 100. It’s designed to overcome the nutrition problems faced by endurance athletes in events like 50’s, 100’s, 24-hour, and multi-day epics. Tailwind combines complete fuel, hydration, and electrolytes in a tasty drink that won’t turn your stomach into a brick. Read on to learn how Tailwind helps athletes get endurance nutrition right.

Complete Energy+Electrolytes+Hydration

Ditch the gels, bars, chews, and pills and go all day with just Tailwind.

Tailwind mixes with water to meet your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs, no matter how big a day’s in front of you. Deliberately mild, customers describe the flavors as “clean” and “light” with a mouth feel as close to water as you can get while still meeting your nutrition needs.

Your hydration pack will love Tailwind too. Tailwind dissolves completely on contact with water and cleans up with a quick rinse. No film, no lingering aftertaste, no gooey mess.

Better Absorption

Tailwind’s glucose/sucrose fuel takes advantage of how our bodies absorb nutrients. The combination of Tailwind’s fuel, electrolytes, and water has a synergistic effect, allowing the body to absorb more of each. Once in the bloodstream, the glucose in Tailwind fuels muscles directly, allowing athletes to go longer at higher intensities.

Tailwind’s electrolyte profile mimics what you’re sweating out. Tailwind is all you need. Go ahead and donate those electrolyte pills to a good cause. You won’t need them anymore (and you won’t need to buy them!).

Easy on Your Gut

Sipping Tailwind is like having the wind at your back, not like a kick in the gut at mile 45.

Not all stomachs can handle the sticky sweetness or hard-to-digest molecules found in most nutrition products. Sipping Tailwind provides steady, small doses of fuel that pass right through the stomach. The composition of Tailwind’s fuel matches what the gut is made to absorb, so Tailwind enters your system quickly, without taxing the digestive tract.

Did we mention that Tailwind is made from all natural ingredients and organic flavors? It mixes crystal clear and tastes light and clean, so you can drink it all day. Artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives are so 1992.

Value

We get it that performance matters more than price when it comes to nutrition, but why pay more than what you need to? Check out some math for a 10-hour race (2500 calories at 250/hour):

Tailwind 2500 calories Tailwind = $17.50 Electrolytes = included Total = $17.50

Nutrition named after a hand tool 1600 calories from drink = $11.20 1 gel/hr (900 cal) = $14 2 electrolyte pills per hour = $3.40 Total = $28.60

Not needing a spreadsheet to keep track of nutrition? Priceless.

What About Protein?

The use of protein during endurance events has been tested. Protein during exercise doesn’t improve endurance, but it does correlate with GI distress.

Studies show no significant endurance difference between carb-only and carb-protein drinks. Protein is hard to digest and can shut down your digestive tract during exercise. It can also slow the absorption of carbohydrates needed to rebuild glycogen stores during the critical recovery window. For these reasons, protein’s not included in Tailwind.

Tailwind @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Huma Chia Energy Gel

Hüma is an all-natural sports energy gel made with 100% natural ingredients and real food. The ingredient list does not require a nutritional encyclopedia to read and is small compared to other gels. Using chia seeds, fruit puree, brown rice syrup, sea salt, filtered water and coconut water, we have created a Vegan and Gluten Free gel people have come to love, appreciate and feel confident putting into their bodies. See below for the small list of ingredients that each one of their great flavors has!

Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
Huma Chia Energy Gel @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Gu Roctane Ultra Endurance

Gu Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink Mix was designed for high-intensity and demanding activities. Made with natural black tea and providing more calories and electrolytes than standard drink mix the new Ultra Endurance Energy Drink will keep you moving faster, longer.

In addition to carbs and electrolytes Ultra Endurance contains a blend of amino acids:

  • Taurine – helps maintain heart contractility and improve cardiac output during long exercise sessions.
  • Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) – These three amino acids; L-Leucine, L-Valine, and L-Isoleucine provide many benefits for sports performance. They help preserve lean muscle tissue, supplies the body with energy when under stress, and enhances mental ability when fatigued. They can also help to heal bone, skin, and muscle tissue.
  • Beta-alanine – Raises muscle carnosine levels and increase the amount of work you can perform at high intensities.

Gu Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink also contains 35 mg of caffeine. Caffeine is one of the most studied sports supplements and has been shown to enhance performance by increasing focus and concentration and decreasing perceived effort during exercise.

GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink Mix @ Medved Running & Walking Outfitters