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Bearded Brothers Energy Bar Bearded Brothers Energy Bar
It's easy to get lost in a sea of energy bars competing for your attention, but if you're looking to cut foods that hide processed sugar and other unnecessary additives, take a closer look at the Energy Bar from Bearded Brothers. A quick glance at the label lets you know that you won't be able to out-hipster this Austin-based duo anytime soon, but your training stands to benefit from the meticulously-selected band of ingredients that the active brothers use to craft their bars. Entirely organic, gluten-free, vegan, and in some cases raw, the bars don't contain any added sugar, soy, or GMO's. The ingredients lists are refreshingly intimate, filled with names you know already and foods high in antioxidants and protein. Take one on your next hike, ride, swim, or ski day to prevent an energy crash from rudely interrupting your day and toss the wrapper in your compost pile at home--every wrapper is BPI Certified Compostable.
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Bonk Breaker Energy Bars Energy Bar Bonk Breaker Energy Bars Energy Bar
Too often, the questionable taste of energy bars lead to you swallowing them as quickly as possible, so you don't have to actually taste them. Bonk Breaker's Energy Bars, on the other hand, are made with real, non-GMO ingredients like coconut oil, honey, strawberry jam, flaxseed, and chicory, so they taste great and provide real energy that will keep you moving.
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Bonk Breaker Energy Bars Hydration Drink Mix Bonk Breaker Energy Bars Hydration Drink Mix
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Epic Bar Bars Epic Bar Bars
Carefully curated for the meat eater with a penchant for savory snacks, the Epic Bar delivers rich flavor jam-packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. Each bar uses a different "base" ingredient, such as beef, bison, pork, lamb, turkey, or chicken. Since the animals sourced are grass-fed or raised on a natural diet (turkeys and chickens are omnivorous), you'll reap the benefits of ingesting Omega-3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory properties and cardiovascular health. These bars also contain higher levels of vitamins A and E, as well as copious free-radical fighting antioxidants. And for athletes looking to rebuild muscle at the end of strenuous workouts, the bar's grass-fed meat contains conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, promoting lean muscle development.
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First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot - 30oz. Bottle First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot - 30oz. Bottle
When you need maximum calories, but want minimal bulk, EFS Liquid Shot will have your belly full and your legs flying. In fact, EFS Liquid Shot contains so many calories, that it's not fair to compare it to other liquid nourishment, be it gels or drinks. The 30-ounce bottle contains six, 400 calorie servings, which far outdoes any other gels, with most weighing in at 100 calories each. You get 100-milligrams of amino acids in a combination of glutamine and isoleucine, leucine, and valine. To keep your system functioning, the Liquid Shot also features 400-milligrams sodium, 290 milligrams potassium, 150 milligrams calcium, 120 milligrams magnesium, and 600 milligrams chloride, because you need more than just salt to keep all your pistons firing. Finally, you won't be squeezing a sticky gel into your mouth. The EPS has a higher viscosity due to the lack of gelling agents. It goes down easier and needs less water to dilute it. The container can sit sealed and unrefrigerated for a year, but once opened, it should be stowed in your refrigerator. If a flask is unfinished after a ride, pop it in the fridge and keep it there until the next ride.
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First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot - 6 Pack First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot - 6 Pack
First Endurance EFS Liquid Shots do much more than replace the carbs and electrolytes that we burn while we work out. They work to balance these nutrients to help your body work more efficiently. EFS Liquid is packed with carbohydrates, amino acids, and electrolytes to keep you much more than hydrated during your ride. One serving, according to First Endurance, is 5 ounces of liquid. Each serving packs 400 calories. It contains 100g of carbohydrates in a mix of glucose, maltodextrin, and sucrose for a blend of fast-acting, slow-acting, and easy-absorbing carbs. The bottle also has 1000mg of amino acids, which break down into glutamine and the branch-chain amino acids isoleucine, leucine, and valine. It also contains a heavy-duty electrolyte blend of 400mg sodium, 290mg potassium, 150mg calcium, 120mg magnesium, and 600mg chloride. We sweat salt, and the lack of sodium can lead to cramping. You don't however, just want to replace salt, as First Endurance knows. The liquid Shot keeps your electrolytes balanced while you ride to help with absorption and reduce lactic acid build-up.
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First Endurance PreRace First Endurance PreRace
Boost your mental clarity and improve cardiac output during intense training sessions and races with the First Endurance PreRace drink mix. Working synergistically by combining a neuro stimulate proprietary blend to improve cognitive function with ingredients that stimulate the Nitric Oxide system, PreRace boosts your efforts with just one scoop 30 to 45-minutes before working out. This mix doesn't contain any artificial sweeteners or flavor additives, allowing you to mix it with a flavored electrolyte drink before exercising or racing. A favorite among athletes, you'll find 200-milligrams of caffeine per serving to increase mental clarity before going hard. That's the same as two cups of strong coffee in a single jolt, giving you a powerful boost before exercising. Additionally, you'll find Taurine and Citrulline Malate work to improve cardiac output by stimulating vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels). First Endurance recommends starting out with a 1/2-scoop before exercise to get used to its overall strength and effects. Each tub contains 98-grams, which is approximately 20 servings of PreRace mixture.
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First Endurance Ultragen Recovery Drink First Endurance Ultragen Recovery Drink
Touted as one of the "most advanced recovery formulas ever developed," the First Endurance Ultragen Recovery Drink refuels exhausted muscles by providing clinically-proven ingredients within the magic 30-minute glycogen window after grueling races and long rides. This recovery drink gives you 20 grams of the high-quality protein, 60-grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of glutamine, and 4. 5-grams of branched-chain amino acids per serving (serving size is 2 scoops), all working synergistically to rebuild muscles, improve glycogen and protein synthesis, and speed-up recovery time.
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GU Energy Stroopwafel GU Energy Stroopwafel
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GU Roctane Energy Drink - 12 Serving Canister GU Roctane Energy Drink - 12 Serving Canister
Whether you're training for a marathon, touring cross country on your bike, or about to take on an intense workout, reach for the GU Roctane Energy Drink as a way to stay on top of your game. This twelve-serving canister mixes easily and tastes surprisingly light and refreshing while you're pushing your limits. Ideal for those who need calories during long or intense workoutsAll three flavors mix easily and have a surprisingly light, refreshing tasteExact Roctane intake depends on the intensity of your pursuit and your body weight and fitness level: the fitter your are and the more you are used to consuming carbs during exercise the more Roctane you can consume each hour, up to 340 calories every 60 minutesCaffeine (in all except grape flavor) increases mental acuity, increases performance, and decreases perceived effort, all of which tend to go south during prolonged activityTaurine combats heart and skeletal muscle fatigueBeta-Alanine and Histidine help buffer acid caused by going over lactate thresholdAmino acids help prevent muscle damage and aid with muscle recovery
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Hammer Nutrition Anti Oxidant Booster Hammer Nutrition Anti Oxidant Booster
Here's what you need to do in the first 30 minutes after any workout: get some protein in your system, as well as some carbs. The easiest way to get the protein part is to use a whey protein powder, like Hammer Whey, but you should also make sure you refuel spent antioxidant stores, using something like Hammer's Anti Oxidant Booster. While you may understand why you need to replenish protein (to add back the used-up amino acids in your muscles, since that post-ride soreness you feel is only going to last longer if you don't), the antioxidant side of the coin is less well understood by most cyclists. So here's what you need to know. People who exercise for more than 90 minutes, and especially those who go into the "red," past 80% of their VO2 limit with any regularity, are consuming more oxygen. That's obvious. But what's less obvious is that the more air you breath, the more you're creating free radicals in your system, and free radical production, while necessary to breath, is also believed to be one of the biggest causes of illness and aging. And as cyclists we're also struck by another cause of free radical production: UV radiation. Antioxidants, like vitamins C and E, attack free-radical production and scavenge away the negative, harmful free electrons created by exercise (and simply through normal respiration). Hammer Anti Oxidant Booster goes one better than over-the-counter vitamins, because it's made to work as a system. Antioxidants work better together, so Anti Oxidant Booster combines two strains of vitamin ... it fights harmful free radical production that's known to accelerate illness and aging... E, called tocopherol and tocotrienol. Don't worry about the jargon. The two strains are necessary because "vitamin E" is too often tocopherol and not tocotrienol, and studies show that the former only works effectively if it's paired with the latter. Another key ingredient in Anti Oxidant Booster is Lutein (common in carrots and yams). This carotenoid attac...
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Hammer Nutrition Boron Hammer Nutrition Boron
We all know that if you're going to train hard you also need to eat a healthy diet full of vitamins and minerals. Yet, we also know that sometimes life gets in the way and we don't get the nutrition we need. The Hammer Nutrition Boron Caps make up for mineral inadequacies in your diet and help maintain healthy bones. When asked to name a few minerals, calcium, magnesium, and even the lesser known phosphorus probably roll off your tongue fairly easily. Boron isn't as easily listed, but the former three aren't able to function within your system without it. During periods of increased training volume or intensity, when you are at the greatest risk of depletion, Boron is vital to the production of anabolic hormones to maintain healthy bone mineral mass. Additionally, it helps to ensure complete recovery from efforts. The Hammer Nutrition Boron is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Recommended dosage is a single capsule daily. It comes in a bottle of 90 capsules.
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Hammer Nutrition Chromemate Hammer Nutrition Chromemate
Enhance glycogen synthesis for superior recovery with Hammer Nutrition's Chromemate. Each container comes with 100 capsules and may improve cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels. Current research indicates that higher amounts of chromium (up to 1000 mcg daily) may provide the best benefit.
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Hammer Nutrition Digest Caps Hammer Nutrition Digest Caps
Help prevent high levels of ammonia caused by digestion of protein-containing foods with Hammer Nutrition's Digest Caps. These digestion supplements can help alleviate or even prevent ammonia-produced fatigue. One Hammer Nutrition Digest Cap counts as a serving size, and 60 capsules come in a container.
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Honey Stinger Gluten Free Waffles Honey Stinger Gluten Free Waffles
Billed as the first gluten-free waffle offering for endurance sports, the Gluten Free Waffles bring Honey Stinger's delicious flavor profiles and waffle-patterned goodness to a gluten-free package for riders, hikers, or trail runners who can't process gluten or those who are just looking for more waffle options in addition to the standard, gluten-based fare. Despite their tasty appearance and tantalizing flavors, Honey Stinger's Waffles are created specifically for high-output activities, so it's not highly recommended that you consume them as a midday snack on a regular basis. They're packaged in convenient single-serving units that tuck easily into a jersey or running vest pocket for that moment (typically at the three hour mark) when you'd like to eat something with a bit of substance. The Stinger Waffles are simultaneously crunchy and chewy as you eat them. And unlike bizarre lab-born products, the natural ingredients in the Waffles are quite palatable and go down easy. Much like its other energy foods, Honey Stinger Waffles rely on honey, nature's energy food, for a majority of the carbohydrate load. Honey's blend of fructose and glucose is easily digested and acts quickly to give you a burst of energy, and it's backed up with a gluten-free flour blend along with organic cane sugar and rice syrup.
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Honey Stinger Organic Honey Honey Stinger Organic Honey
You're not one to miss a single run at the ski resort, so instead of going into the lodge for food, make yourself a peanut butter and honey sandwich using Honey Stinger's Organic Honey and just eat it on the lift. Derived from a variety of wildflowers, this honey has a rich taste that offers quick energy when you're on the go.
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Honey Stinger Snack Bar Honey Stinger Snack Bar
Finding a new pre-workout fuel source that isn't loaded with sugar and has clean ingredients you can trust is a pretty exciting thing. Sure, we know we're just talking about a nutrition bar here, but Honey Stinger's Snack Bar comes in four creative flavors, is made with non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients that are high in protein and "good" fats, and has a touch of sweetness courtesy of honey rather than high fructose corn syrup or other processed sugars. The 4p. m. crash towards the end of the workday is especially hard to deal with when you're planning on driving straight to the trails to log a few miles before dinner, and having something like Honey Stinger's Snack Bar to reach for can save your run from becoming a miserable, cramp-filled slog. The bar's low sugar content will help you avoid the dreaded spike-then-crash halfway through your workout, and you'll be able to take advantage of sustained energy from the high-fat nuts and grains. You can thank us later as you check out your mile splits with pleasant surprise over a giant bowl of pasta.
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Kate's Real Food Grizzly Bars Kate's Real Food Grizzly Bars
You deserve food that tastes good, even when you're out on the trail. Kate's Real Food's Grizzly Bar features a long list of tasty, natural ingredients and makes refueling on a ride something to look forward to. The Grizzly bar includes organic ingredients such as oats, honey, peanut butter, dried bananas, dried apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Kate's also adds organic dark chocolate and rice nuggets in order to give the Grizzly Bar a nice balance of salty and sweet. Kate's Real Food Grizzly Bars are 3oz and come in a box of 12 bars. Please note that these bars include soy, dairy, and nuts.
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Kate's Real Food Handle Bars Kate's Real Food Handle Bars
Ride quality starts with proper nutrition, and while a caramel covered peanut candy bar might hit the spot when sitting trailside, it's going to come back to haunt you once the sugar rush wears off. Kate's Real Food, on the other hand, uses organic, real food ingredients in products like its Handle Bars. Kate Schade didn't set out in the energy bar business to make a quick buck. She started out by making bars for her to enjoy, and lucky for the rest of us, her standards are high. What she created were on-the-go bars made from real, organic food. And, with one hand in farming, she was able to guarantee where those ingredients actually came from. Friends and family tried them, and not surprisingly, they demanded more and more. That brings us to today's Handle bar. It's a product that's born to fuel those who care about what they eat and where their ingredients come from. The Handle bar features a short list of only eight organic ingredients like oats, honey, almond butter, sweetened dried cherries, dark chocolate, and almonds. Even better, these delectable tastes have been offset by organic dark chocolate, rice nuggets, and sea salt in order to give it a nice balance of salty and sweet. So, the resulting bar hits on all points -- calorie richness, taste, and health. What more could you ask for' The Kate's Real Food Handle Bars are available as a box of 12 individually wrapped bars. Please note that these bars contain nuts and soy, but no dairy. However, given their honey content, they're technically not vegan.
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Kate's Real Food Stash Bars Kate's Real Food Stash Bars
Given that Kate's Real Food's Stash Bar is the perfect treat to keep in a jersey pocket or hydration pack, we find that it's quite aptly named. And, even better, it's comprised of organic, real foods in order to limit GI distress and to supply you with the energy that your ride calls for. Kate Schade didn't set out in the energy bar business to make a quick buck. She started out by making bars for her to enjoy, and lucky for the rest of us, her standards are high. What she created were on-the-go bars made from real, organic food. And, with one hand in farming, she was able to guarantee where those ingredients actually came from. Friends and family tried them, and not surprisingly, they demanded more and more. That brings us to today's Stash bar. It's a product that's born to fuel those who care about what they eat and where their ingredients come from. The Stash bar features a short list of only eight organic ingredients like flax seed, hemp seed, oats, honey, peanut butter, sweetened dried cherries, dark chocolate, and almonds. Even better, these delectable tastes have been offset by organic dark chocolate, rice nuggets, and sea salt in order to give it a nice balance of salty and sweet. So, the resulting bar hits on all points -- calorie richness, taste, and health. What more could you ask for' The Kate's Real Food Stash Bars are available as a box of 12 individually wrapped bars. Please note that these bars contain nuts and soy, but no dairy. However, given their honey content, they're technically not vegan.
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Kate's Real Food Tiki Bars Kate's Real Food Tiki Bars
Next time your starving on the trail, satisfy your hunger island-style with Kate's Real Food Tiki Bars. The Tiki Bar is made with organic ingredients, including coconut, honey, mango, almond butter, cashews, and lemon extract. Kate's also includes these rice nuggets and sea salt in order to give it a nice balance of salty and sweet. The Tiki Bar is gluten-free, but unfortunately, it contains honey so it is not vegan. The Kate's Real Food Tiki Bars are a tasty and healthy way to refuel and are available as a box of 12 individually wrapped bars.
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Mountain Might Sport Supplement Mountain Might Sport Supplement
A not-so-secret of elite athletes is altitude training. Specifically, the "live high, train low" mantra, the former part which dictates living at higher altitude to increase red blood cell count and hemoglobin production, thereby increasing circulatory capacity, while the latter step referring to the fact that the body can be pushed harder at lower altitudes while training, which makes for a faster training recovery times and greater performance thresholds when game day comes. Because not all of us have the luxury of access to such venues, however, the Mountain Might Sport Supplement was created to essentially duplicate the positive effects of altitude on the body. Mountain Might has completed rigorous testing and complies with all NC, WADA, NFL, and IOC standards. And in fact, the ingredient list is fairly small: B-12, iron, sodium phosphate, and an Adaptive Altitude complex which includes N-acetyl-cysteine and hawthorn berry powder. So, how does it work' Well, there is scientific research that indicates that improvements in red blood cell hemoglobin concentrations are not induced by our kidneys as they become deoxygenated, as was previously thought. Instead, Mountain Might's research shows that it is actually our oxygen sensors that regulate both blood cell production as well as strengthened lung ventilation. However, these sensors do not respond directly to lower oxygen levels. Instead, they are activated by thiol compounds which are molecules released during hypoxia. Essentially, if the body can be triggered to release thiol molecules, then the altitude training response begins, regardless of whether or not the athlete is actually at altitude. This means that if thiol molecules are detected, our body begins the process of acclimating. In its research Mountain Might discovered that significant amounts of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) a naturally occurring anti-oxidant precursor, increase thiol in the body. As mentioned, Mountain Might Sport Supplement includes ...
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Nuun Active Drink Tablets Nuun Active Drink Tablets
If summertime sweat sessions routinely leave you sore and lethargic while sipping on any sugary sports drink you can find, save yourself the calories and give your couch some space by turning to Nuun Active drink tablets post-workout. When you push your body, you lose valuable electrolytes that are important to replenish if you want to recover quickly, and Nuun gives your body what it needs after a demanding run, ride, or hike without forcing you to ingest a host of sugars and mysterious ingredients. Using a recipe containing sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, Nuun tablets create an elixir that's free of gluten, dairy, and soy. New for this year, Nuun also steps up with non-GMA dextrose to facilitate faster fluid absorption while still keeping Active's sugar content at less than one gram. With its plant-based sweeteners, you won't have to choke Active down in one big gulp, and it will help you avoid cramping, rebuild muscle, and balance fluids so you can wake up refreshed and ready for your next workout.
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Nuun Active Variety Pack Nuun Active Variety Pack
Whether you're on a strict training plan or let your active time outdoors take on a more organic form, summertime sweat sessions take their toll on your body. Working hard in the heat saps you of valuable nutrients and electrolytes, and if you don't replenish them, you risk day after day of not feeling your best. Rather than reaching for a soda or a sugary sports drink as soon as you finish a workout, take a few extra seconds to let a Nuun Active tablet dissolve into an ice cold glass of water--the wait will be well worth it. Nuun uses a refreshingly simple blend of plant-based sweeteners and non-GMO dextrose to give Active its subtly sweet taste while keeping the sugar content below one gram without the use of gluten, dairy, or soy. The elixir also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, all of which work to help your muscles rebuild and your body rehydrate in a balanced way, helping you avoid middle-of-the-night muscle cramps and all-out lethargy after a few miles under the hot sun.
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Osmo Nutrition Kid's Hydration Singles - 24 Count Box Osmo Nutrition Kid's Hydration Singles - 24 Count Box
The Osmo Kid's Hydration Singles provide hydration for little athletes, regardless of whether they're playing soccer, accompanying you on a hike, or building up endurance on their first road ride. This box of 24 individual hydration packets facilitates easy travel, allowing you to bring 'em with on all of your adventures. Simply open a packet and mix it into 16 ounces of water for proper hydration.
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Picky Bars Real Food Energy Bars Picky Bars Real Food Energy Bars
Picky Bars' lighthearted approach to marketing and promotional materials is at stark odds with the actual nuts and bolts (and berries) that inform the science behind the Real Food Energy Bars. If you don't give a fig for that stuff and just want to get fueled and get after it, then by all means just click on the Add to Cart button and enjoy some active nutrition that actually tastes like food. We're into the know-how behind the can-do, though, so we dug through the goods to find out what makes them tick. The ABCs of Picky Bars begin with Agave, end with Walnuts, and are filled out by equally "real" ingredients that target the sweet-spot of a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. The most exotic-sounding entry on the list is Pepitas, which are actually just pumpkin seeds, and which Picky Bars suggests help in recovery and metabolizing sugars. The rest of the normal-type foodstuffs are chosen for similar science-y benefits -- not even the pedestrian, who-needs-an-excuse chocolate chip is spared from scrutiny (anti-toxin properties that promote blood flow). Of course, if the exhaustive biology informing the ingredient choices isn't enough, just trying one will win you over. They may resemble typical workout bars, but they don't taste like them. They're also dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and vegan, so the only bar to entry is trying to tear the package open with your teeth in the saddle.
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ProBar Almond Butter ProBar Almond Butter
Whether you're looking to complement your lunch on the trail or a quick post-workout snack, the ProBar Almond Butter offers all-natural energy for a healthier and tastier way to refuel. Each packet provides spreadable perfection that is certified organic and an excellent source of protein.
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ProBar Peanut Butter ProBar Peanut Butter
ProBar Peanut Butter is made with all-natural ingredients for a nutrient rich snack. Throw the easy-to-carry packets into your jacket or pack for a quick boost on the go. ProBar Peanut Butter is certified organic and provides an excellent source of protein and energy to fuel your active lifestyle.
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SaltStick Fastchews Chewable Electrolyte Tablets SaltStick Fastchews Chewable Electrolyte Tablets
Replenish your electrolytes when you're sweating profusely during exercise with the SaltStick Fastchews Chewable Electrolyte Tablets. These tablets enable you to perform your very best without muscle cramps or heat stress during hot weather. Each serving of two tablets contains 100mg sodium, 30mg potassium, 10mg calcium, and 6mg magnesium. They're non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly, so anyone can enjoy the benefits of increased stamina during intense exercise. Each box contains 12 rolls, with 10 tablets in each roll.
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Science in Sport Drink Bottle Science in Sport Drink Bottle
You're going to need some containers to go along with all of that wonderful Science in Sport product, and stocking up with the company's collection of Drink Bottles is a smart way to house your hydration and recovery mix while proudly rocking the SiS logo on and off the bike. The 800ml narrow neck option is ideal for almost any situation because it features measurement marks to easily dole out your drink mix portions and a soft nozzle. The 500ml Team Sky bottle is a slightly smaller, traditional bidon size whose baby blue color will stand out on any ride. When you're done with your workout, the SiS Protein Shaker is there to help you recover. It's got pre-marked measurement guides to accurately portion your recovery mix and a wide mouth for full access to sustenance when you need it most. Regardless of which option you choose, all three bottles are dishwasher safe and easily washable, so you're always ready to hydrate for the task at hand.
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Science in Sport GO Energy Plus Caffeine Gels Science in Sport GO Energy Plus Caffeine Gels
The first time you try one of Science in Sport's GO Energy Plus Caffeine Gels, it's going to feel a little bit weird. Not in a bad way, mind you, but the company's highly scientific approach to athletic nutrition has resulted in a noticeably thinner consistency gel than you're probably used to. This allows faster absorption regardless of your water bottle status, and leaves none of that weird sticky aftertaste that can be so disgustingly distracting when you're on the rivet and just trying to survive to the finish line. While these gels aren't alone in harnessing caffeine's benefits for lowering fatigue perceptions, they do set themselves apart from the crowd with their isotonic designation. This means they're designed to mirror the dissolved particle concentration of the fluid in your body's cells, which allows for easy transfer across cell membranes. That means the energy they contain goes from your stomach to your blood stream without needing extra water. Comparatively, thicker gels are hypertonic, meaning they have a higher concentration of dissolved particles than your cell fluid and require extra liquid in order to encourage absorption. If you don't drink the recommended volume of fluid with them, hypertonic gels absorb slowly and can cause some rather unfortunate stomach discomfort. And if you've ever been low on water but needed some energy, you know first-hand that puffy pain is not something you want to deal with in the middle of a race. In short, the GO Energy Plus Caffeine Gels deliver 75mg of caffeine and 22g of carbohydrates quickly and aren't dependent on having a glut of water on board to access that energy boost. That does mean that each packet is a slightly larger volume than the gels you're used to, which allows that thinner isotonic consistency while still delivering the necessary nutrients to fuel the ride. For the racers among us, the GO Energy Plus Caffeine Gels also offer some peace of mind from the whirling chatter of tainted supplemen...
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Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gel Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gel
You're tucked in the paceline, jamming the watts and perched on the tip of your saddle when it happens: a barely perceptible let up on pace, and you're out of the saddle and on the attack. Depending on what you used to fuel a few minutes ago, this is going to go one of two ways. If you took a standard gel, you probably have a weird, sticky aftertaste in your mouth that's just distracting enough that you can't quite break the elastic to get away from the pack and leaves you fumbling for a bottle to drown out the taste and hoping the pack chills just enough to let things settle in your stomach. On the flip side, if you had a Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gel on board, you're right on track for a clean boost of energy and the focus to push towards the finish climb. The key differentiator setting these gels apart is that they're isotonic, which isn't just a fancy way of saying they're refreshing. It means their osmotic pressure (the concentration of the solution) matches your body's, so they deliver their 22g of carbohydrates quickly without needing to add an extra-large helping of water to balance the gel's chemistry and help your already overworked stomach. How this shows up in real world terms is with a slightly larger volume per packet and a thinner consistency. It goes down easier and provides an energy boost without any sticky residue or finicky bottle handling to distract you from your line. For the racers out there, the GO Isotonic Gels also offer peace of mind from the whirling chatter of tainted supplements and suspicious substances. These gels are certified through the Informed Sport Evolved Certification program. Like with all SiS supplements, they undergo vigorous testing through a third party, world-class anti-doping lab that analyzes pre-production raw ingredients and post-production product. The process also involves site audits to ensure that these gels contain quality ingredients and are free from prohibited substances, so they provide peace of mi...
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Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gels Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gels
We've all been there, 56 miles into a 64-mile slugfest, chasing breaks and shattering echelons in search of a prestigious end-of-season county line sprint for glory. And then that slight edge of fatigue starts to creep in as we weigh the chances of powering to the line without bonking versus dealing with the thick, sticky, stomach-turning taste of the little packet of goo tucked in our back pocket. We've paid the price for pushing through more than once, running out of gas at 200 meters to go and helplessly watching the group fly by without any watts to respond. That, however, all changes with Science in Sport's GO Isotonic Gels. The key differentiator that sets these gels apart from the masses of others on the market is in the name. They're isotonic, which isn't just a fancy way of saying they're refreshing. It means they're designed with the same osmotic pressure already present in your body, so they deliver their 22 grams of carbohydrates quickly without requiring an extra-large helping of water in your already overtaxed stomach. How this plays out in the real world is a slightly larger volume per packet and a thinner consistency. The Isotonic Gels go down easier for a much-needed energy boost without any sticky residue or finicky bottle handling to distract you from the task at hand. For the racers out there, the GO Isotonic Gels also offer some peace of mind from the whirling chatter of tainted supplements and suspicious substances. These gels are certified through the Informed Sport Evolved Certification program, undergoing vigorous testing through a third party, world-class anti-doping lab that analyzes pre-production raw ingredients and post-production product. This scrutiny also includes site audits to ensure that the gels contain quality ingredients and are free from prohibited substances--and that means everything if you're serious about riding clean. The Science in Sport GO Isotonic Gels are available in a variety of flavors to suit your tastes, wi...
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Skratch Labs Cookie Mix Skratch Labs Cookie Mix
Back up the energy-supplementing deliciousness of the Skratch Labs Cookie Mix before your next ride. This 13. 9-ounce mix is good for approximately 18 cookie bars that are moist and solid enough to transport in your cycling jersey's pocket without 'em turning into a crumbly mess. To bake these deliciously moist and delectable cookie bars, simply add a stick of butter and egg, as well as chocolate chips, nuts, and fruit extras for extra decadence. And because this simple mixture only consists of wheat flour, cane sugar, brown cane sugar, oats, leavening, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, you'll find they're incredibly easy to digest when you're riding long distances and recovering from strenuous exercise.
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Skratch Labs Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix Skratch Labs Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix
To be honest, water isn't always the most delicious beverage. However, many flavored drinks can be overpowering, especially after a hard cardio workout. Skratch Labs Daily Electrolyte drink mix was specifically designed to fall somewhere in the middle--to maintain optimal hydration with a bit of subtle flavor. Daily Electrolyte mix comes in two flavors--Lemons & Limes and Raspberry. Both are flavored with only real fruit and contain no artificial sweeteners, coloring agents, or preservatives. It leaves you naturally hydrated with a great taste.
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Skratch Labs Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix - Box Skratch Labs Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix - Box
Dr. Allen Lim has worked with professional cyclists to develop the very best in hydration solutions. the Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most versatile drink mixes offered by Skratch Labs -- perfect for pre-hydration or off-the-bike hydration. It was created as a response to riders constantly complaining of headaches, and they were plagued with stomach problems stemming from improper hydration. But, the problem didn't stem from not drinking enough, rather that the riders weren't putting the right fluids in their bodies, and the results were both painful and immediately apparent. Unlike many sports drinks, which are formulated around electrolyte or caloric replenishment before or during exercise, the Daily Electrolyte Mix focuses on a preemptive hydration strike to ensure that your body's sodium levels are optimized before physical exertion. Lim discovered that the rampant headaches that were plaguing his group of pros were not induced by a lack of fluids, but from a lack of sodium -- a very typical symptom of dehydration. Essentially, your kidneys regulate fluid retention based on the body's concentration of sodium. When sodium concentration is high, your body is forced to hold on to that fluid to dilute it. But when your sodium levels get too low from sweat loss, the opposite happens and your kidneys must expel that fluid. Lim's mix is designed to keep your body's sodium balance carefully regulated, maintaining hydration while also slowing diuresis. With diuresis slowed, you'll be able to pre-hydrate, and be able to drink more before a race without making those three inopportune bathroom breaks right before your call-up. If these concepts around a sodium-based formula sound familiar, that's because they are. Lim's drink mix contains nearly four times the amount of sodium in many convenience store sports drinks, putting it on par with emergency-grade rehydration salt formulas like Pedialyte, and those used by the World Heal...
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Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix - 20 Pack Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix - 20 Pack
Skratch Labs' Exercise Hydration Mix uses all natural ingredients to replenish the fluids and electrolytes you lose during intense physical exertion. Dr. Allen Lim developed this unique formula for pro riders plagued by headaches and upset stomachs caused by the artificial ingredients found in most sports drinks. Lim found that the key to maintaining hydration wasn't simply in electrolyte replacement, but rather relied on regulating the body's sodium levels, which is why the Exercise Hydration Mix contains a level of sodium that is similar to many emergency-grade rehydration formulas. And because Lim's formula uses all natural ingredients and is only flavored with real fruit, it's easy on your stomach while providing just enough calories to refuel your working muscles. It also tastes great, probably because it wasn't formulated with a list of chemicals we can't pronounce.
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Skratch Labs Fruit Drops Skratch Labs Fruit Drops
Engineered to be 15% less sweet and have a higher moisture content than traditional energy chews, the Skratch Labs Fruit Drops are easier to digest, so you can take on energy faster and without any negative side effects. The Fruit Drops carefully balance glucose and fructose to maximize energy absorption, have more salt to help you during high-sweat activities, and are made from real fruit, so they taste better than other chews.
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Skratch Labs Hyper Hydration Drink Mix Skratch Labs Hyper Hydration Drink Mix
First things first: Skratch Labs didn't make the Hyper Hydration Drink Mix for casual training or everyday drinking. It's designed specifically for endurance athletes who find themselves coated in white crust after a race, hooked up to an IV, or otherwise fresh out of salt after a long period of intense exertion. Each pouch contains as much sodium as a bag of potato chips and less sugar than almost any other drink mix, because that's what you really need. It's been proven that sugar isn't particularly important for recovery, so Skratch focuses on sodium. Excessive salt loss is dangerous, as well as performance inhibiting, so it's important to re-up after extended high-intensity exercise. Hyper Hydration doesn't taste particularly salty, though, because it's paired with a little glucose, natural mango flavor, and citrate, which has been shown to ease digestion and speed energy-creating pathways.
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Skratch Labs Mason Jar Skratch Labs Mason Jar
Just because you dragged your feet on getting the limited-edition Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix this winter doesn't mean that you need to miss out on the Mason Jar that it came in. In fact, Skratch Labs recommends that you store both your Exercise and Everyday mixes in this jar. After all, Skratch Labs uses real foods without any preservatives. So, keeping a tight seal on your mix is vital for both its effectiveness and your health. The Skratch Labs Mason Jar is made from an Italian swing bale glass, and it holds around 1. 5-pounds of any Skratch Labs mix. It features a secure clasp closure and is completely reusable. Please note that Skratch Labs highly recommends using this container if you reside in a high-humidity environment.
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Skratch Labs Rescue Hydration Mix Skratch Labs Rescue Hydration Mix
It happens. We push our minds, our bodies, and our pedals until we can push no more. When your fuel is spent and dehydration starts to tap you on the shoulder, tap back. Skratch Labs' Rescue Hydration Mix isn't intended to kick-start your next 2000-foot climb or your next series of pulls off the front of the pack. It's designed to deliver nutrients and electrolytes to bring you back, not pump you full of fast-burning nitro fuel. Made entirely of natural ingredients and free of any additives or chemicals that you can't pronounce, Rescue Hydration Mix has a light and clean taste that doesn't linger longer than you want it to. Its formula is designed to replenish cells that have become dehydrated. Think of it not as bolting a turbo onto your engine, as with some drink mixes, but instead as putting gas in the tank so you can bounce back to your baseline if you've started to bonk. Skratch Labs Rescue Hydration Mix comes in the flavor Lemon and in a box of 8 servings. One 22-gram serving mixes with 16 ounces of water. Skratch Labs recommends consuming two-to-four servings per day of rigorous riding, but you can safely consume more if absolutely necessary.
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Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Fuel Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Fuel
In a sea of sticky gels, unwieldy chews, and mouth-drying bars, it's sometimes refreshing to have something like Tailwind Nutrition's Caffeinated Endurance Fuel along for the ride to save a few wrappers. Made with natural and organic ingredients, this powder dissolves cleanly into water to provide a mix of glucose, sucrose, and electrolytes to keep you energized, along with 35mg of caffeine per scoop for an extra dose of pep. While we can't confirm Tailwind's assertion that this drink can completely replace all your other nutrition during long workouts, it's a good option to add to your array of necessary calorie and hydration choices. It's also gluten free, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, and protein-free to reduce the chances of a grumpy stomach getting in the way of your day.
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Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel
If you're getting tired of a monotonous stream of sticky gels and hard-to-handle chews, Tailwind Nutrition's Endurance Fuel may be next on your list of workout nutrition to test out. Made with natural and organic ingredients, this powder dissolves cleanly into water to provide a mix of glucose, sucrose, and electrolytes to keep you energized over the miles. While we can't confirm Tailwind's assertion that this drink can completely replace all other ride nutrition, it's a good option to add to your array of necessary calorie and hydration choices. It's also gluten free, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, and protein-free to reduce the chances of a grumpy stomach getting in the way of your workout.
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Vega Maca Powder Vega Maca Powder
Your smoothie routine is getting a little stale. You've got the green veggie routine mastered, but after months of drinking two shakes a day, you could use something to mix it up. Vega, a plant-based nutrition company, creates supplements and other nutrition for endurance athletes, and its Maca Powder can easily be added to any flavor of smoothie when you want to try something different. Vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher-friendly, and organic, Vega's Maca Powder has been likened to ginseng for its abilities to invigorate and increase energy levels when taken as a supplement. It also contains antioxidants and vitamin B12 and is claimed to promote overall feelings of well-being.
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Vega Nutritional Shake Vega Nutritional Shake
Take a break from sugary nutritional supplements full of additives you don't need post-workout and try Vega's refreshingly simple Nutritional Shake. Created as a response to the loaded-down, unhealthy products saturating the recovery market, this shake comes free of dairy, gluten, soy, artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, and sans added sugar to boot. Add a scoop of it to your favorite shake recipe, juice, or glass of water to boost your protein intake and recovery without throwing away your hard work. This also isn't just your basic protein shake though. Vega makes sure you'll receive 50% of your recommended vitamins and minerals for the day with each scoop, especially helpful if you're no good at remembering to take vitamins or supplements. Plus, you'll also ingest a heap of antioxidants, greens, and probiotics for good digestive measure. Rather than downing an entire package of berries and spinach, you'll get the nutrients you need in one place, which is perfect for busy athletes who don't have time to spend hours concocting the perfect smoothie from scratch each day.
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Vega Protein and Greens Vega Protein and Greens
Instead of snacking on raw kale to get your daily shot of greens, just dump a scoop of the Vega Protein and Greens drink mix into your water, juice, or smoothie. Every serving provides 20g of plant-based protein, along with two full servings of greens, all certified vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free. Protein and Greens contains ingredients like sprouted whole-grain rice, hemp seed, kale, spinach, and papaya extract, so you can get the nutrition you need without having to sacrifice flavor or spend hours in the kitchen.
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Vega Protein Smoothie Vega Protein Smoothie
When you took your last bite of greasy, animal-based food a few years ago, you had no idea just how challenging it would be to reach your daily protein levels with a vegan diet. But after learning the ropes of veganism, you wouldn't dream of returning to the world of omnivores. Instead, you can meet the requirements of an endurance athlete's lifestyle with Vega's Protein Smoothie. Vega, a plant-based nutrition company, carefully concocts its nutritional supplements and shakes by following gluten-free and vegan guidelines while still providing 15g of protein per serving. Though the shake loads up on protein, it uses no added sugar. According to Vega, you can mix it with water, add it to a smoothie, or mix it in with any other non-dairy beverage for a healthy breakfast or mid-afternoon snack.
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Vega SnackBar Vega SnackBar
From a forerunner in plant-based sports nutrition comes an easy go-to snack, whether on the bike or at the desk. The Vega SnackBar packs smart calories and awesome flavor into a plant-based bar that keeps up with the sport nutrition marketplace's growing demand for products that are free of ingredients you can't pronounce. The SnackBar is intended to be just that -- a quick bite when you need one, but also sufficient to provide energy for a quick workout. Put another way, the SnackBar is designed to hold you over, but if you want some serious activity fuel, we'd recommend you step up to the company's SportsEnergyBar, with more carbs and calories to keep you going. The SnackBar keeps to gluten-free, non-GMO components like almonds, tapioca syrup, and rice that are ready to burn if you are, but they're also able to be ingested without packing on weight or a bloated feeling that can come with artificial fuels, sugars, and ingredients in some products -- all of which is great, because Vega prides itself on fantastic flavors that are hard to resist. The Vega SnackBar comes in a box of 12 and in the flavors Chocolate Cashew Cherry, Cranberry Almond, Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, and Chocolate Nut Sea Salt.
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Vega Sport Endurance Gels Vega Sport Endurance Gels
As with all of Vega's nutritional supplements, the Sport Endurance Gels are plant-based and made with natural, whole food ingredients. The gels were formulated to deliver instant and sustained energy, as well as provide your body with electrolytes and vitamins during exercise. The Sport Endurance Gels contain no high fructose corn syrup or maltodextrin, providing you with an easily digestible on-the-go energy choice. Vega Sport Endurance Gels also feature coconut oil, which is a medium-chain triglyceride that's metabolized in the liver in order to provide instant, non-carbohydrate energy. The Vega Sport Endurance Gels are available in Raspberry and Orange flavors. Each box contains 12 gels. Please note that these gels are both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. READ OUR REVIEW
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Vega Sport Protein Vega Sport Protein
Choosing between the bevy of protein shake options on the market can seriously get in the way of your training time, so opting for Vega's Sport Protein is a good way to simplify one of the most complicated aspects of serious endurance athletics. You've got a 140. 6 in 4 months, a 70. 3 in two, and an assortment of shorter training races in-between. You don't have time to navigate hyperbolic claims and sort through sugar-filled calorie bombs masquerading as "fuel"; you just need to swim, bike, and run. Vega is a plant-based nutrition company that adheres to gluten-free, non-GMO, and Vegan standards when concocting its supplements, enabling you to boost your training and support healthy muscle recovery without ingesting a host of questionable ingredients. Inside a serving of its Sport Protein, you'll find 30g of protein, 6g of BC's, 6g of glutamine, as well as Tart Cherry, probiotics, and tumeric, all of which work to speed up recovery time and help with muscle repair after you put yourself through a brutal brick workout or a punishing session on the track. You won't find any added sugar, gluten, or animal products in the powder, so you can mix it up 45-90 minutes post-effort without any guilt, then get ready for your next workout.
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Vega Sport Protein Bar Vega Sport Protein Bar
The real way to boost fitness is to get after it when you're tired, but pushing yourself to the limit requires careful recovery if you're going to do it again tomorrow. Vega's Sport Protein Bar packs 15g of complete protein to rebuild and refuel your muscles, so you're ready to go when the sun comes up in the morning. It's made with vegan ingredients, and contains small amounts of tryptophan, a key component of the feel-good hormone serotonin, so you'll feel prepared mentally as well as physically.
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Vega Sugarfree Energizer Vega Sugarfree Energizer
Shaking off a busy day at work with a quick gym session, a hard spin, or your favorite Pilates class is your favorite way to end the day. But you're usually feeling pretty foggy by 5pm and you often haven't eaten since lunch, so even though you know you want to work out, your body isn't all-in. Rather than weigh yourself down with a sugary candy bar or greasy bag of chips that you'll only regret, you can give yourself a quick burst of energy for a workout with Vega's Sugarfree Energizer. A scoop contains five guilt-free calories, ideal if you're watching your daily intake or don't want to spoil dinner later. Plus, rather than adding sugar, Vega enriches the supplement with caffeine as well as a cocktail of gluten-free vegan supplements like ginseng and turmeric. Together, the supplements work to boost energy and mental clarity while preventing you from bonking midway through your boat poses.
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Vega Thrive Fitness Book Vega Thrive Fitness Book
Thrive Fitness, written by Ironman athlete Brendan Brazier, is a companion for Vega's "Thrive" and "Thrive Foods" books. While the other books address healthful lifestyle and food choices, "Thrive Fitness" translates Vega's philosophy of well-being to the realm of athletic training. The book includes a Thrive-inspired breakdown of workout foods, illustrated exercises, and a six-week training plan that will produce the usual training plan benefits -- strength, endurance, weight loss, and fewer sport-related injuries, to name a few. "Thrive Fitness" goes a step beyond similar plans in other publications because it isn't just a training manual. It's not just about hitting a fitness target, it's about effecting a lifestyle change that makes your fitness target a constant reality without interrupting your normal, everyday life. This produces benefits like better sleep -- which helps with recovery -- lower salt and sugar cravings, and even less risk of cardiovascular disease. Brazier is careful to indicate that, while it's designed to help endurance athletes of all stripes achieve lasting fitness goals, the philosophy in "Thrive Fitness" also benefits individuals with goals that don't necessarily end in a competition event.
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