im about to order some of Skratch Labs product from the USA, see how that goes
Their introduction video says "if you don't sweat, or if you don't want to sweat, then our drinks are not for you." Although I train and sweat vigorously, I can't actually say that I do want to sweat. I don't mind it, but I don't *want* to per se. So I guess Skratch Labs isn't for me ;) Jokes aside, let us know what it's like once you've given it a go. For peoples reference, Skratch LAbs nutrition info here: http://www.skratchlabs.com/collections/drinks/products/exercise-hyd... Hammer Nutrition Endurolyte capsules here: http://www.hammernutrition.com/products/endurolytes.elt.html?navcat... (120 capsules for $40 from hammernutrition.com.au, so 33 cents per capsule. Skratch Labs is approximately $1 per serving. Obviously the Endurolyte capsules don't have carbs, they are just electrolyte mix that you swallow so that you don't kill the enamel of your teeth, and you can have the correct balance of electrolytes for the amount of fluid you need to consume, which is separate from the carbs you need to consume. But this requires you to plan your nutrition for each training ride or race. Anyway, Endurolyte capsules seem to have more of a blend of electrolytes rather than concentrating on high sodium. You can afford to have 3 capsules for the price of one serving of Skratch Labs, and you'll get more electrolytes per dollar spent (of course depending on the exchange rate of buying Skratch Labs from the US, and postage costs). My point being, in the summer you'll want to take lots more electrolytes with less carbs to keep your electrolytes sufficient, and if you have 20g of carbs per serving of electrolytes (As with Skratch Labs) then you'll feel bloated and won't get enough electrolytes and fluids consumed. But in winter you'll probably want more than 20g of sugar per serving. Anyway, I should stop ranting on about Hammer Nutrition products, but my point being is that there is no "secret mix" as they say on Skratch Labs, and they are not the "worlds first nutrition .. " *anything*, it is just another product out there. They all have the nutrition info, but you need to decide what climate you're riding in, how much fluid, electrolytes, and carbs, and protein you require (depending on duration, and whether you're wanting to get performance improvement as a result from your ride or just optimum perforamance in that ride - i.e. competition). No single product can provide what we need for every single ride we do, there is no "secret mix".