Set aside the neon-colored sugar water—scientists have created a new performance-enhancing beverage, and it’s already producing some impressive results for endurance athletes, helping them push further and feel less sore. That’s according to researchers at the University of Oxford and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, who developed the drink as part of a study funded by DARPA, which wanted to create an efficient, nutrient-packed food that could keep soldiers performing at their peak on the battlefield, and U.K. Sport, which saw the obvious benefit for endurance athletes.
Unlike the familiar sports drinks you’re used to chugging at the gym, this new drink isn’t packed with sugar. In fact, it has very little sugar at all.
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Source Credits: Michael Rodio in Men’s Fitness. Image above is for illustration only and does not depict the cyclists mentioned.