It was the conversation of the Giro d'Italia 2017; the acute emergency stop of Tom Dumoulin. Because of intestinal cramps he had to make a sanitary stop. Tom had, in his own words, drunk too little and consumed too much gels (= glucose / sugar), which is why his intestines could no longer process the sugars properly and thus revolted. Thus, you see how important it is to keep drinking enough and to coach your carbohydrate intake well.

A good guideline is to eat about 1 gram of carbohydrates per kg of body weight per hour. For an athlete of 80 kg, this amounts to 80 grams of carbohydrates per hour. More than this amount of 60-80 grams of carbohydrates per hour can not be absorbed by the body. An excessive amount of carbohydrates retain fluids. This can lead to diarrhea and impede the rapid absorption of fluid from the intestines.
That is why Maxim Power Gel Drink is the ideal isotonic energy gel. It contains the right amount of carbohydrates and fluids and provides both fast energy for direct power and long-lasting energy for a later moment, wherefore you can use 1 serving for 60 minutes of energy.

Use Power Gel Drink to maximize your energy supply, before or during exercise to maximize your body's recharge with new energy. Experience shows that eating solid food is difficult during heavy exercise. Power Gel Drink is fluid and is easily and quickly absorbed into your body. Maxim Power Gel Drink is therefore also an ideal alternative to a bar, a banana or bread.