Endura Optimizer (Chocolate)
Endura™ Optimizer Chocolate. The perfect recovery formula. The complete formula for todays endurance athlete. Endura Optimizer is a patented, easy-to-digest, energy food developed for the serious athlete or exerciser. A balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and peptide-bonded amino acids, Endura Optimizer is a superb source of metabolic fuel for working muscles and other tissues. Endura™ Optimizer features pure, enzymatically hydrolysed whey protein, the highest biological value (BV) protein available. The carbohydrate formula developed for Endura™ Optimizer is a specially balanced blend of high performance branched-chain glucose polymers and pure crystalline fructose. These multiple energy sources are metabolised at different rates, resulting in a steady stream of nutrients being supplied to the bloodstream for prolonged periods after consumption. This greatly enhances endurance and helps stabilise blood sugar levels. Endura™ Optimizer also contains a broad spectrum of essential amino acids and 15.6 g of glutamine to enhance muscle recovery. Wow what a formula! 14 Serves. 1440 grams
RRP $95.95, healthy.co.nz price $79.95.
Endura Optimizer is a superb source of metabolic fuel for working muscles and other tissues.
- A balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and electrolytes
- Scientifically designed for rapid absorption
- Enhances endurance and speeds recovery time
- For working muscles
- Lactose & gluten free
To make one serve, mix 4 level scoops with 500 mL of water.
For optimal loading prior to race day: Drink up to 3 serves per day for 3 days.
For optimal loading on race day or before endurance trading: Drink one serve 2 hours to 30 minutes prior to exercise.
For optimal endurance during training and racing: For exercise over 2 hours in duration, drink 1/2 serve (250ml) each hour beyond the 2 hour mark. A maximum of 9 full serves per day should not be exceeded.
For optimal recovery after endurance training and racing: Drink 1 serve (500ml) within 4 hours after exercise and one serve before bed.
If used during exercise, the food should be consumed in accordance with directions, to avoid the possibility of gastro-intestinal upset; and the food must be consumed with an appropriate fluid intake. The food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years or pregnant women: should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.
This is what Endura have to tell us about Training for a marathon with Endura
The Marathon Mindset
Talk to any seasoned endurance athlete and they will tell you that you must have the right mindset to run a competitive marathon. Thorough preparation is the key to helping you establish a positive mindset; nevertheless, once the big day arrives, there are a few extra tips that can help you reach the finish line in record time:
- Think happy thoughts - it makes a big difference if you can maintain a positive mental attitude throughout a run. In fact, research has found that providing positive feedback actually improves running efficiency.1 Many top endurance athletes visualise conquering the heartbreaking hills and pushing through to the end before the day arrives, and then bring that imagery to mind when the going gets tough.
- Bite sized chunks - marathons may seem long and daunting, however breaking them down mentally into ‘bite-sized’ chunks (e.g. four 10 km sections) makes the distance appear far more manageable than one giant 42.2 km slog.
- Take it easy - a number of high profile marathoners recommend maintaining an easier pace for the first 20 km and then steadily increasing the pace towards the end. You don’t want to burn through your energy stores early in the race, which is a common mistake among inexperienced athletes.
- Distract yourself - run to the rhythm of a song; sing the lyrics in your mind; recite inspiring quotes (one word per step); enjoy the scenery; use positive self-talk; focus on running to the next rise, post, tree, or competitor. You seem to cover more distance with less effort when you distract yourself from the pain and exhaustion of the long haul.
Running a marathon is both physically and mentally taxing. To conquer a marathon it’s not enough to be physically prepared, you also need to master the marathon mindset.
Get Expert Advice
The rate of performance improvement accelerates when it is both measured and reported on. However, with many things in life, if you want to develop an ability you should seek advice from someone who has been there before. Maybe you need some technical advice to improve your running technique and reduce the risk of injury; or perhaps some additional motivation would help you maintain your training schedule in tougher times like, during the dark, wet and cold winter months.
A running coach or running club may make all the difference by providing the support and advice you need to achieve your goals, or to add a social aspect to a sometimes solitary sport. There are a number of good running clubs and coaches around, simply search online to find one that is close by and that fits your schedule and lifestyle. If you are passionate about your running and you want to reach your sporting potential, get some expert advice and watch your performance accelerate.
Maintaining Motivation for Marathon Preparation
Preparation is absolutely vital for a marathon, however it can be challenging maintaining the motivation you require to achieve optimal physical condition due to the consistent time and effort you need to invest. Here are three effective tips to help you stay on track for your up and coming event:
- Set SMART goals - a SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound (e.g. “In preparation for my first marathon, I will complete a half marathon during the Brisbane Marathon Festival in three months”). By setting SMART goals you drastically increase your likelihood of achieving them. Once you have set your goals, write them down and place them where you can see them every day. Tell people you trust to help encourage you and keep you accountable.
- Prioritise a balanced schedule - obtain a diary and set a schedule that you can both commit to and stick to. Where possible make your top priority your training sessions and arrange everything else around them. Make sure your schedule includes sufficient time for training each week (experts suggest 4 training sessions per week), balanced with enough time for the other important areas of your life, i.e. family, work, study, etc.
- Enlist support - remaining motivated is easier when you have support. Find a good coach, join a running club, or at the very least enlist a friend you can train with to help keep you accountable and provide encouragement along the way. There is strength in numbers, especially when preparing for a marathon.
By setting SMART goals, prioritising an appropriate training regime and seeking support, you are giving yourself the best shot of staying on track and reaching your marathon milestone.
Achieving Your Goals with Endura
There are many important aspects to consider when preparing for a marathon, but protecting your health and optimising performance should be top priorities. Your body requires carbohydrates and electrolytes for energy and hydration, to preserve and enhance your performance during endurance sports. Endura Sports Nutrition products are specifically formulated to help keep you firing over the long haul, providing well absorbed carbs and ideal ratios of electrolytes. It is important to practice taking your hydration and energy formulas many times before race day, to get the timing right, identify what your body responds best to and to prevent unpleasant digestive upset on race day . Without adequate hydration and fuel you may become dehydrated, your muscles may cramp and you risk not being able to go the distance.
Endura Sports Nutrition utilise high quality ingredients in carefully designed formulas to help maximise your sporting potential. Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel, Endura Sports Energy Gels and Endura Optimizer together offer fuel and hydration solutions. Performance Fuel is a rehydration formula to help maintain active hydration, while Endura Gels offer you an energy source in a convenient single serve sachet. Endura Optimizer is an all-in-one race and recovery formula containing carbs, electrolytes and protein. Endura Optimizer helps conserve muscle mass and provides additional fuel and electrolytes before, during and after the race. The Endura Race Guide outlines the best way to utilise each of these products. If you are serious about achieving your marathon goals, remember, Endura Sports Nutrition will help you train harder, race faster and recover quicker! Try Endura today.
Maize maltodextrin, Hydrolysed whey protein isolate (13%), Fructose, Magnesium amino acid chelate (Meta Mag™ - Magnesium diglycinate), Slippery elm bark, Medium chain triglycerides, Calcium hydrogen phosphate, Chocolate flavour (0.5%), Potassium phosphate - monobasic, Vitamins/Minerals (Ascorbic acid, Ferrous fumarate, d-alpha-Tocopheryl acid succinate, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine hydrochloride, Biotin, Cyanocobalamin).
Serving Size per 80 Grams Per 100 grams
Energy 1281 kJ 1602 kJ
(306 Cal) (383 Cal)
Protein 10.5 g 13.1 g
Fat 1.8 g 2.2 g
- Saturates 1.7 g 2.1 g
Carbohydrate - Total 60.9 g 76.1 g
- Sugars 10.8 g 13.5 g
- Fructose 8.7 g 10.9 g
- Lactose 0 g 0 g
- Galactose 0 g 0 g
Dietary Fibre 0.4 g 0.5 g
- Chloride 66 mg 83 mg
- Potassium 225 mg 281 mg
- Sodium 138 mg 173 mg
- Magnesium 126 mg 157 mg
Vitamins and Minerals
Per 80 g Per 100 g
Vitamin B1 211 μg 263 μg
Vitamin B2 300 μg 375 μg
Vitamin B6 300 μg 375 μg
Bitamin B12 400 μg 500 μg
Niacin 2 mg 2.5 mg
Vitamin C 4.5 mg 5.6 mg
Vitamin E 3.1 mg 3.9 mg
Biotin 5 μg 6.3 μg
Calcium 289 mg 361 mg
Iron 1.2 mg 1.5 mg
Phosphorous 341 mg 426 mg
Typical Amino Acid Profile (per 100 g of Protein)
Alanine 5.2 g
Arginine 2.7 g
Aspartic Acid 10.0 g
Cysteine 2.6 g
Glutamic Acid 15.6 g
Glycine 1.8 g
Histidine 1.6 g
Isoleucine* 4.9 g
leucine* 11.8 g
Lysine* 9.1 g
Methionine* 2.4 g
Phenylalanine* 3.4 g
Proline 4.5 g
Serine 4.0 g
Threonine* 4.9 g
Tryptophan* 2.2 g
Tyrosine 3.5 g
Valine* 4.9 g
+Recommended dietary intake
μg = Microgram
*essential amino acids
Average Values Given
Servings per container: 18
Keep out of reach of Children. Not suitable for those under 15 years of age or pregnant women.