The "Dual-Charge" 2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio - How to maximise your potential - Kendal Mint Co®

The "Dual-Charge" 2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio - How to maximise your potential


Carbohydrates are fuel to the human body. A bit like a car, your body needs to be re-fueled and can only store a certain amount in its "fuel tank". On average, the body can only absorb around 60g of Carbohydrate per hour. This is where our "Dual Charge" formulation comes into play. 

Our Energy Gels and Drinks utilise a dual charge formulation of Carbohydrate, to help maximise your performance by increasing the maximum amount absorbed to 90g per hour!

But how does this work...? 

Well... first of all, it's important to understand how carbohydrate is turned into fuel for the body. Let's start with Glucose, your body's preferred carbohydrate based energy source.

One you swallow glucose, it must pass down into your stomach and then down to your intestine where it is absorbed into your blood stream and transported to your muscles for energy. However, much like a car, where you only have one fuel pipe -the Human body only has a certain amount of transporters for glucose molecules in the intestine. This results in slow absorption rates and forms a bottleneck of glucose molecules waiting to be transported. 

Our Dual Charge formulation can overcome this limit...

Dual Charge explained... 

A combination of two Carbohydrate sources are used at a ratio of 2:1, Maltodextrin : Fructose...

2: Maltodextrin

Glucose is often referred to as the building blocks of Carbohydrate. A simple sugar (monosaccharide) and your body's preferred carbohydrate based energy source. Maltodextrin is a polymer of Glucose molecules. It's made from one single unit of carbohydrate and therefore can't be broken down any further. Glucose is absorbed directly across the lining of your small intestine and straight into your blood stream, which delivers it to your cells. This in-turn stimulates the release of Insulin which increase the amount of glucose able to enter your body's cells, providing a more instant release of energy.

1: Fructose (Fruit Sugar)

Naturally found in fruit, honey, agave and most root vegetables. Fructose is also absorbed more directly into the bloodstream, via a different set of transporters but raises blood sugar levels more slowly. 


This avoids the bottle neck, increases the maximum amount of Carbohydrate which can be absorbed and provide an instant but also long-lasting energy source. Giving you the maximum amount of energy to optimise your performance.


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The "Dual-Charge" 2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio - How to maximise your potential