IT'S MINT! The Benefits of Mint in Sport.
Mint - a refreshing and pleasant smell or taste to most but also one of the oldest natural remedies for all sorts of things!
All of our products contain Natural Peppermint Extract for good reason. So we made this to help you understand why.
Why do most Energy Gels give you a bad stomach?
Products such as Energy Gels or Glucose Polymer drinks, which are concentrated sources of sugar, can cause rapid shift of water out of the digestive tract, disrupting the normal digestive process. This is where most people suffer with gels but don't worry, we've got you covered...
Actually, the Carb dense gels we take aren't always the main cause. When you exercise, your body diverts as much blood to the muscles and lungs and in-turn slows down the digestive process. Most importantly, Stay hydrated! Dehydration is one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal problems.
All of our KMC NRG GELs have a higher water content (without compromising the carbohydrate content) and Natural Peppermint Extract for these reasons.
Why is Mint... "Mint"?
1. Promotes Digestion
Mint is a Natural calming and soothing herb which acts as an Anti-inflammatory and encourages bile flow. The anti-inflammatory properties of Mint, stem from a substance called Rosmarinic Acid. When ingested, it helps calm and relax the lower intestine. Mint also contains large amounts of Menthol which helps encourage bile-flow to the duodenum, where it helps promote digestion. The two characteristics combined help to speed up and ease digestion.
It's proven to work as an anti-inflammatory for IBS and is even recommended by the NHS!
2. Natural Decongestant
Ever woken up, on a cold morning, still tired from yesterdays training with that nasty blocked nose and throat?
One of the oldest known benefits of mint, comes from it's ability to help with the common cold. Menthol is also a natural aromatic decongestant that helps break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to expel. Menthol also has a cooling effect which can help relieve sore throats.
3. Pain Relief?
Peppermint Extract has been found to increase the pain threshold. Often used for colonoscopy to stop painful cramping in patients. Closely related to the anti-inflammatory properties. Not bad when you need that edge on your competitors!
That's why we put the "Mint" in Kendal Mint Co. | KMC
Mint is at the core of each of our products. To help you Hydrate, Digest and uptake those Carbohydrates faster and even unblock your nose and increase your pain threshold!