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2:1 Energy & Electrolyte Drink 1kg

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Advanced Carbohydrate & Hydration Drink  | Makes 30 Bottles

2:1 Energy is an advanced energy and hydration drink formulated with 2:1 Glucose : Fructose carbohydrates, 5 electrolyte minerals essential for hydration and an advanced amino acid blend.

  • 2:1 Glucose Fructose
  • 5 Electrolytes for Hydration
  • 4 Amino Acids
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What is 2:1 Energy Drink?

2:1 Energy is an advanced energy and hydration drink formulated with 2:1 Glucose:Fructose carbohydrates along side 5 electrolyte minerals essential for hydration and amino acids.  In addition 2:1 Energy contains Vitamin B6 to support energy production and Vitamin E for antioxidant properties.

Is 2:1 Energy Drink All Natural?

Yes 2:1 Energy Drink uses only real natural fruit extracts for flavour, natural colours and does not contain any artifical sweeteners. In addition 2:1 Energy Drink does not use citric acid to flavour the formula in order to keep a neutral PH drink that is light on the stomach. 

What is the benefit of 2:1 Glucose:Fructose?

2:1 Energy Drink contains a precise ratio of 2:1 glucose:fructose molecules. Using this specific ratio can allow consumption of up to 90g of Carbohydrates per hour versus only 60g with standard glucose based sports drinks. This can make a huge difference in sustained performance and race times especially in longer distance events. In addition the way in which the ratio is achieved in 2:1 Energy has been developed to maximise the rate it leaves the stomach to reduce the risk of stomach upset.

See the science section for more information. 

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Why are there 5 Electrolytes in 2:1 Energy Drink?

RNC developed 2:1 Energy in line with the most up to date scientific literature in order to formulate and test the 2:1 Energy Drink formula.  The electrolytes included are Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Magnesium and Calcium in a specific ratio shown to be in line with the rates lost through sweat.  It is also been shown that different individuals lose electrolytes at different rates so 2:1 energy contains higher levels of electrolytes to allow for this.

What are the Amino acids in 2:1 Energy Drink?

2:1 Energy Drink contains a unique blend of amino acids tailored for endurance.  Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that in free form deliver a range of properties. The amino acids in 2:1 Energy drink are: L-Citruline, L-Glycine, L-Glutamine & L-Taurine. See the science section for more information.

Is 2:1 Energy Drink easy on the stomach?

2:1 Energy drink has been formulated without citric acid in order to provide a drink that is light on the stomach with a clean taste profile. 2:1 Energy drink is near Ph neutral. The rapidly digesting carbohydrate blend also ensures efficient transit through the stomach.

Typical Values Per 100g Per 33g
Energy (Kj) 2364 774
Energy (Kcal) 565 185
Protein 3.1g 1.03g
Carbohydrate 90.9g 30g
of which sugars 50.4 16.64g
Fat 0g 0g
of which saturates 0g 0g
Salt 1.55g 0.51g
Vitamin B6 13.2mg 825%* 4.35mg 271%*
Vitamin E 12mg 100%* 3.96 33%*
Sodium 600mg 198mg
Calcium 120.9mg 17%* 40.3mg 5%*
Potassium 330mg 15%* 109mg 5%*
Chloride 949mg 118%* 313mg 39%*
Magnesium 90mg 24%* 30mg 8%*
L-Citruline 600mg 198mg
L-Glutamine 500mg 165mg
L-Taurine 700mg 231mg
L-Glycine 500mg 165mg
Phosphate 130mg 43mg
Malic Acid 555mg 183mg
* %NRV = Percentage Nutrient Reference Value  


INGREDIENTS:  2:1Energy Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin (from a special variety of non GM maize), Pure Crystalline Fructose, Glucose), Natural Flavour, Electrolyte Mineral Blend (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Malate) Amino Acids (L-Citruline Malate, L-Taurine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine), Natural Colour (Beta-Carotene), Vitamins (Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL), Natural Vitamin E (as  d-Alpha Tocopheryl acetate)

Fuelling Guide

Below are guidelines on how to use 2:1 Energy drink powder. The guidelines are based on 2:1 Energy Drink being the sole source of carbohydrate for the duration of the exercise. Allow for energy bars and gels if using in addition.

Exercise up to 1 hour in duration

Hypotonic drink 3% carbohydrate solutionmix 1/2 flat scoop with 500ml of cold water in a RNC Fuel sports bottle. Use 3/4 flat level scoops in a 750ml bottle.

Bottles per hour
500ml x 1
750ml upto 1 bottle 

Exercise 1-2 hours in duration

Isotonic drink 6% carbohydrate solution | mix 1 flat scoop with 500ml of cold water in a RNC Fuel sports bottle. Use 1 & 1/2 scoops in a 750ml bottle.

Bottles per hour
500ml x 1.5
750ml x 1

Exercise over 2 hours in duration

Hypotonic drink 9% carbohydrate solution | mix 1 & 1/2 scoops with 500ml of cold water in a RNC Fuel sports bottle. Use 2 & 1/4 scoops in a 750ml bottle.

Bottles per hour
500ml x 2
750ml x 1.3

Note: if energy bars or gels are used for exercise over 2 hours in duration it is recommended you use the 6% Isotonic solution recommendation.

The Science of 2:1

How does 2:1 Glucose : Fructose work? 

Until recently it was thought that the body could only digest 60g of carbohydrate per hour.  A breakthrough study uncovered the discovery that different carbohydrate sources where digested at different rate and that the way in which they passed through the digestive system was specific to each type of carbohydrate.

In short all carbohydrates are broken down eventually to 2 forms, Glucose & Fructose regardless of how they started life. Some foods breakdown only to glucose like potatoes and some only fructose like fruits. Some carbohydrates contain both like table sugar for example is 1:1.

When carbohydrates reach the barrier of the intestines and blood stream, they require a transporter to pass through.  It is these transporters that are specific to glucose and fructose.  Glucose and Fructose can't share the same transporter and it has been established that there are 2 Glucose transporters to every 1 Fructose transporter hence the term 2:1. This ratio of transporters becomes the limiting factor on how much carbohydrate can be digested for each type of carbohydrate.  Think of it like the 3 lanes of the motorway. Glucose can use two lanes and fructose only one lane and importantly they can’t share each overs lanes.

Going back to the original theory that only 60g of carbohydrate could be digested per hour; this was because only single source carbohydrates had been studied (glucose variants showing 60g and fructose showing 30g). Fruit based carbohydrates (fructose) where previously thought to be poor for use in sports drinks for this reason. All traditional sports drinks to this day generally really on glucose based carbohydrates.

So if you combine glucose and fructose in the specific ration of 2:1 all lanes on the motorway are running and the maximum rate of up to 90g of total carbohydrate per hour can be achieved. The implications of this are massive in endurance performance and it is no surprise that scientific studies have shown replicated results in improvements in performance across a range of sports.

What makes the 2:1 blend special in 2:1 Energy Drink?

The way in which the 2:1 ratio is achieved is very important when it comes to optimum digestive performance and comfort.  For example you can achieve a 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose in a recipe for a fruit scone or other food combinations but this wouldn’t be the ideal source for fuelling endurance.

The aim during endurance exercise is to achieve the fastest rate of digestion in order to prevent a backup in the digestive system and risk stomach upset. The rate in which the carbohydrates leave the stomach into the intestine is known as gastric emptying rate. Real Nutrition Co have developed a unique blend of carbohydrates in the form of pure crystalline fructose, pure glucose and a special source of maltodextrin (glucose polymers) with a specific molecular weight. Combined the researched ratio deliver 2:1 Glucose : Fructose in a form that promotes the fastest rate of gastric empting.  

All 5 Electrolytes lost through sweat

When you exercise your body sweats as a response to control body temperature and release toxins. In warmer climates this rate increases.  Sweat contains minerals called electrolytes.  Electrolytes are vital in the blood stream to maintain fluid balance and hydration level not only for performance but basic survival.  The key electrolytes found in sweat are Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Magnesium and Calcium.

Many electrolyte drinks contain only Sodium or sub optimal levels of 2 or 3 electrolytes. 2:1 Energy on the other hand contains all 5 electrolytes in the ratio shown to be lost through sweat. This optimally dosed level of electrolytes is suitable for all conditions.

Advanced amino acid complex

2:1 Energy contains an advanced blend of 4 amino acids chosen for their unique roles.   

L-Citruline feeds the cycle that produces nitric oxide, this is the same system that beetroot nitrates feed leading to increased blood flow.  2:1 Energy Drink contains a maintenance dose of l-Citruline to ensure the body maintains in the optimum state.

Pre-Charge also contains L-Citruline in a high loading dose that can be taken before intense training and racing. Pre-Charge is the ideal partner to 2:1 Energy drink in order to achieve the optimum race or game day nutritional strategy.

L-Glycine is also included for its supporting role in nitric oxide production to work synergistically with L-Citruline.

L-Taurine has antioxidant abilities to scavenge free radicals. When Taurine levels are depleted it can lead to a nitric oxide shortage. This, in turn, will lead to decreased blood flow resulting in lower performance and less endurance. Taurine also helps to move nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium through the system.

L-Glutamine is one of the major constituents of muscle tissue and studies have shown strenuous exercise is associated with a drop in plasma Glutamine levels and impaired immune and digestive function.

So there you have it 2:1 Energy Drink is arguable the most advanced performance drink available for endurance athletes and team sports players.  Give your body the #RNC Fuel edge.  

Customer Reviews

  • Great taste
    Love this product - has a great taste to it and mixes up just plain water
  • Great
    Good taste, not powerdary like some competitor products
  • Tasty
    Tasty & energising
  • Great energy drink
    There's lots on the market so I can't try them all and usually stick to those that have worked well for me.
    But this is good stuff, not too much sugar, and works!
  • Great energy drink
    There's lots on the market so I can't try them all and usually stick to those that have worked well for me.
    But this is good stuff, not too much sugar, and work!
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