Performance Energy Drink

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This product has been carefully formulated to deliver TORQ’s unique blend of multiple-transportable carbohydrates, fluid and electrolytes to the working muscles extremely quickly and efficiently using research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin: Fructose technology and all 5 key electrolytes.

TORQ Energy Drink is suitable for use at all exercise intensities and is the foundation of the TORQ Fuelling system, because it’s the only product that will deliver significant amounts of fluid and electrolytes along with carbohydrate fuel. Adequate hydration is of course fundamental from a performance perspective.

Multiple-Transportable Carbohydrates: TORQ Energy Drink utilises a 2:1 blend of glucose-derivatives and fructose founded on a now substantial body of peer-reviewed published research. The carbohydrate sources for TORQ Energy Drink come from an extremely low osmolality maize-derived maltodextrin (a long chain glucose derivative) and fructose. This dual-delivery carbohydrate formulation has been proven beyond doubt to supply energy faster than any other combination of carbohydrates or single carbohydrate source formulations. 2:1 Glucose-Derivatives: Fructose deliver over 40% more carbohydrate to the blood per hour than single glucose sources (the next best option).

Isotonicity: The high grade, low osmolality maltodextrin used by TORQ maintains TORQ Energy Drink’s tonicity just below the isotonic level, providing the perfect balance between fuel and fluid delivery into the blood. TORQ Energy Drink has literally been optimised in every way possible. A Hypertonic solution priorities fuel delivery over fluid and a Hypotonic solution works the other way around, favouring fluid over fuel. The beauty of a solution being Isotonic is that it sits right in the middle of these two states, providing the perfect platform for endurance fuelling. When perspiration rates are higher, more TORQ Energy Drink should be consumed relative to the concentrated fuelling units, maintaining the isotonic balance.

TORQ do produce a hypotonic product, which not surprisingly is called Torq Hydration Drink, designed for situations where perspiration rates are exceptionally high and fuel delivery is less important.

Facilitated Transport: The carbohydrate in TORQ Energy Drink doesn’t only deliver fuel, but also helps with the hydration process, one of the key benefits of isotonic drinks. Carbohydrates, such as glucose, are absorbed into the body via a specific transporter called sodium-glucose cotransporter 1, or SGLUT1 for short. These transporters act as a conveyor belt for glucose and sodium, moving them across the small intestine without the need for an osmotic gradient. As carbohydrate and sodium is moved through the SGLUT1 transporter, it also drags with it large volumes of fluid, significantly assisting in hydration. For every single glucose molecule (and 2 sodium molecules) that is moved by SGLUT1, 260 water molecules are moved with it (Loo, Zeuthen, Chandy, & Wright, 1996). 

Electrolytes: TORQ Energy Drink contains Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium to replace the 5 electrolytes lost through perspiration. These salts maintain homeostasis within the body, allow it to hold onto water and preserve muscle function. Some brands do not include all of these electrolytes in their formulations, or run them at lower levels than they should – some include none at all.

Gluten Free & Vegan Formulation: TORQ Energy Drink is a gluten-free fuelling and hydration product. The formulation for TORQ Energy Drink is also entirely plant-based, so is suitable for Vegans.

Natural Flavours and No Colours: Under exercise stress, digestion is affected as blood is diverted to the working muscles and any solutes added to a product will raise its osmolality unnecessarily making it harder to digest, so irrespective of the health debate surrounding the consumption of artificial ingredients, during exercise is certainly not the time to take them. Therefore, we only use natural flavours that the body can recognise and break down easily and we don’t use colours (artificial or natural), because they simply don’t need to be in the product.

No Artificial Sweeteners: For the same reasons as highlighted above, we don’t believe in the use of artificial sweeteners like Aspatame, Acsulfame-K, Saccharine and Sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are 100’s of times sweeter than sugar and Aspartame/Acsulfame-K are particularly controversial with regard to long-term health. They offer no performance benefit at all and our stance is the same with these as with colours and preservatives – if they don’t need to be included in our formulations for functional reasons, why include them?

Usage

1 single use sachet, to be added to 500ml of water. Always add powder to water, not water to powder to ensure easy mixing. Half fill drinks bottle with water, add powder, replace lid and shake vigorously. Top bottle up with water, shake again and now your TORQ Energy is ready to drink.

Natural Blackcurrant Flavour

Ingredients: Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers) (62%), Fructose (31%), Electrolytes (3%) (Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate), Acid (Citric Acid), Natural Flavouring (2%).

per 100g dry per 500ml 6% per 750ml 6% per 1000ml 6%
Energy (kJ) 1566 517 775 1034
Energy (kcal) 368 121 182 243
Fat (g) 0 0 0 0
of which saturates (g) 0 0 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 92 30 45 61
of which sugars (g) 36 12 18 24
Fibre (g) 0 0 0 0
Protein (g) 0 0 0 0
Salt (g) 2.1 0.69 1.0 1.4
Chloride (mg) 1480 488 733 977
Sodium (mg) 846 279 419 558
Potassium (mg) 194 64 96 128
Calcium (mg) 81 27 40 53
Magnesium (mg) 17 6 8 11

Allergy Information: There are no nuts in this recipe and the product is packed in a nut-free environment, however we cannot guarantee that nuts are not handled by staff or visitors on the factory premises. No gluten containing ingredients are used in this product.

No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // Natural Flavouring // Wheat-Free // Dairy-Free // Suitable for Vegans

Natural Lemon Flavour

Ingredients: Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers) (60%), Fructose (30%), Acid (Citric Acid), Electrolytes (3%) (Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavouring (3%).

per 100g dry per 500ml 6% per 750ml 6% per 1000ml 6%
Energy (kJ) 1549 511 767 1022
Energy (kcal) 365 120 181 241
Fat (g) 0 0 0 0
of which saturates (g) 0 0 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 91 30 45 60
of which sugars (g) 36 12 18 23
Fibre (g) 0 0 0 0
Protein (g) 0 0 0 0
Salt (g) 2.1 0.69 1.0 1.4
Chloride (mg) 1480 488 733 977
Sodium (mg) 846 279 419 558
Potassium (mg) 194 64 96 128
Calcium (mg) 81 27 40 53
Magnesium (mg) 17 6 8 11

Allergy Information: No allergens. No gluten containing ingredients used.

No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // Natural Flavouring // Wheat-Free // Dairy-Free // Suitable for Vegans

Natural Pink Grapefruit Flavour

Ingredients: Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers) (61%), Fructose (31%), Acid (Citric Acid), Electrolytes (3%) (Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavouring (2%).

per 100g dry per 500ml 6% per 750ml 6% per 1000ml 6%
Energy (kJ) 1552 512 768 1024
Energy (kcal) 365 120 181 241
Fat (g) 0 0 0 0
of which saturates (g) 0 0 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 91 30 45 60
of which sugars (g) 36 12 18 23
Fibre (g) 0 0 0 0
Protein (g) 0 0 0 0
Salt (g) 2.1 0.69 1.0 1.4
Chloride (mg) 1480 488 733 977
Sodium (mg) 846 279 419 558
Potassium (mg) 194 64 96 128
Calcium (mg) 81 27 40 53
Magnesium (mg) 17 6 8 11

Allergy Information: No allergens. No gluten containing ingredients used.

No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // Natural Flavouring // Wheat-Free // Dairy-Free // Suitable for Vegans

Cola Caffeine Flavour

Ingredients: Sucrose (Glucose Polymers 60%), Glucose (30%), Acid: Citric Acid, Electrolytes (3%) (Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavouring (2%), Guarana Extract (1%).

per 100g dry per 500ml 6% per 750ml 6% per 1000ml 6%
Energy (kJ) 1546 510 765 1020
Energy (kcal) 346 120 180 240
Fat (g) 0 0 0 0
of which saturates (g) 0 0 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 90 30 45 60
of which sugars (g) 65 22 32 43
Fibre (g) 0 0 0 0
Protein (g) 0 0 0 0
Salt (g) 2.1 0.69 1.0 1.4
Chloride (mg) 1480 488 733 977
Sodium (mg) 846 279 419 558
Potassium (mg) 194 64 96 128
Calcium (mg) 81 27 40 53
Magnesium (mg) 17 6 8 11
Caffeine (mg) 303 100 150 200

HIGH CAFFEINE CONTENT: Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast-feeding women.

Allergy Information: There are no nuts in this recipe and the product is packed in a nut-free environment, however we cannot guarantee that nuts are not handled by staff or visitors on the factory premises. No gluten containing ingredients are used in this product.

No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // Natural Flavouring // Wheat-Free // Dairy-Free // Suitable for Vegans

Banned Substances Testing: TORQ have a protocol in place for TORQ Energy Drink to test for prohibited substances under ISO17025

pH Data: Pink Grapefruit pH 2.96 // Blackcurrant pH 3.22 // Lemon pH 3.02 // Cola Caffeine pH 2.62

Please Note: The nutritionals stated per 500ml to 1000ml are mixed at the recommended 6% isotonic solution. The 100g figure represents the nutritional content of the dry powder before mixing.

TORQ Cola Caffeine Energy Drink also contains 100mg of Natural Caffeine per 500ml via Guarana Extract. Caffeine has been found to increase alertness, mental agility, muscle function and assist the fat-burning process among other benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: TORQ Cola Caffeine Energy Drink contains HIGH LEVELS OF CAFFEINE and should be used alongside our regular non-caffeinated energy drinks and other Fuelling System products to achieve optimal performances.

HIGH LEVELS OF CAFFEINE: Please bear in mind that each 500ml serve of TORQ Cola Caffeine Energy Drink contains 100mg of caffeine. People have different tolerance levels to caffeine and you will need to work out a caffeine intake strategy based on your individual circumstances. This will involve combining this product with other non-caffeinated Fuelling System products in the TORQ range.

Guarana: TORQ Cola Caffeine Energy Drink contains 100mg of natural caffeine per 500ml serve delivered via Natural Guarana. Caffeine is a psychological stimulant, so aids mental concentration. The TORQ Fuelling System will allow you to follow an effective fuelling strategy, which will ensure that your muscles and brain will always have the energy they need to deliver the best performances. Caffeine doesn’t provide any extra energy as such, but it does deliver the perception of energy by up-regulating the central nervous system – this is why a coffee can mentally perk you up when you’re feeling a bit sleepy or can’t concentrate. Taking this product occasionally instead of a non-caffeinated fuelling unit can be used as a tool to boost flagging concentration and motivation.

Caffeine is essentially a central nervous system lubricant, so as well as boosting concentration and motivation it can increase muscular power and efficiency as well as mobilising fat as a fuel source, helping to spare glycogen (your carbohydrate reserves). For these reasons, there is a strong argument that caffeine should be consumed routinely during exercise/competition to boost physiological as well as psychological performance.

Finally, many of us consume caffeine containing beverages regularly throughout the average day and missing a cup of team or coffee at a certain point during the day is often noticeable. In reality, if you’re a habitual caffeine consumer, you will have a mild addiction and will actually need it to function normally. There is therefore a strong argument for consuming caffeine whilst exercising simply to maintain homeostasis – why deprive your body of something it needs to feel ‘normal’ just because you’re exercising. This is especially significant on longer training sessions or events where you can’t guarantee access to a cuppa!