Comrades Nutrition Guide with PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® {+ GIVEAWAY}

Comrades Nutrition Guide plus win a PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® hamper

 

A Comrades Nutrition Guide plus a chance to win a PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® hamper valued at over R1500

Comrades Nutrition Guide plus win a PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® hamper

 

Comrades is less than a month away. It’s time to taper, confirm your travel plans, gear, nutrition and make sure you get to the start fit and healthy.

89km is a long way to go and your nutrition on the day has the power to make or break your race. We’ve partnered with PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® to help you with your Comrades nutrition. Read on for your Comrades Nutrition Guide and find out how you can win a PeptoPro® & PeptoSport® a hamper valued at over R1500. Everything you need for Comrades and beyond.

Comrades Nutrition Guide Pre Race

The cardinal rule of race day fuelling, especially on an ultra like Comrades is to try out your nutrition during training. Don’t use something you’ve never used before.

Both PeptoPro® (added to a carbohydrate drink), which is pure protein and PeptoSport® can be used before the race. Use them after training sessions to replenish your muscles and improve your recovery rate.

Comrades Nutrition Guide During Race

Your body’s glycogen stores last for roughly 60-90 minutes of exercise. When it comes to races which exceed 60 minutes, it’s crucial to fuel at regular intervals. This helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels and have the energy to continue.

Gels, chews and potatoes alone are not enough to fuel you through 89km. For an ultra you need to take in protein during the race. This helps your muscles recover during the race (Comrades and Two Oceans winner, Caroline Wostmann is known to take protein recovery drinks during the race).

The great thing about PeptoPro® and PeptoSport®  is that they are a pure protein hydrolysate and are very easily digested causing no internal distress during your race. They also have a slightly bitter taste due to the Peptides, which are naturally bitter. This bitterness is actually welcomed during an ultra where your taste buds become overly sensitive to sweetness.

Add PeptoPro® to a flavoured, carbohydrate-containing energy drink OR PeptoSport® mixed with water, depending on your preference.

What we have done in past years is premix PeptoSport® according to our weight the night before and divide it between mini water bottles, which are then frozen. Our family then takes the bottles along with them and gives them to us at pre-designated spots during the race. By the time they reach us, the PeptoSport® has defrosted and is nice and cool. The bottles are small enough to carry and can be thrown out once used.

During exercise it is advised to consume about 200ml of mixed PeptoPro® / PeptoSport® every 15 – 30 min. But when it comes to Comrades most experts will advise you to drink to thirst. The nice thing about using PeptoPro® / PeptoSport® during Comrades is that you take care of your fuel and your hydration at the same time, which reduces the chances of over hydration.

Comrades Nutrition Guide Post Race

Your nutrition doesn’t stop when you reach the finish line. Getting nutrients into your body as soon as possible will impact how fast you recover. After 89km, one might think you’d have a raging appetite but often that’s not the case. Nausea, exhaustion and over consuming energy gels make it hard to get anything down. The easiest and most palatable way to get in those nutrients is with a protein based drink.  PeptoPro® added to a flavoured, carbohydrate-containing energy drink OR PeptoSport® can be used as recovery drinks.

As mentioned above, the bitterness of the drinks is a welcome change to the sweet Energade and coke you get on route.  Pre-mix your  PeptoPro® / PeptoSport® the night before, adding an extra scoop as you need a little extra after a hard race like Comrades. Have your family, supporters or run club give it to you at the finish and try consume it within the 30 minute open window period. This ensures the best recovery of glycogen and muscles.

After a few hours, when your appetite has returned, have a proper meal to replace what your body has lost.

What is the difference between PeptoPro® & PeptoSport®?

PeptoPro®

PeptoPro® is a unique pre-digested milk protein also known as a protein hydrolysate, derived from casein. PeptoPro® is made up of peptides, which when consumed are rapidly absorbed into the blood, with no digestion required. This means that your stomach won’t give you any issues when you take it. PeptoPro® has been formulated to be added to a flavoured, carbohydrate-containing energy drink. This Increases protein synthesis, improves delayed muscle soreness and recovery, enhances continuous hard training and performance.

PeptoSport®

PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate AND PeptoPro® (protein hydrolysate). The choice and ratio of carbohydrates used in PeptoSport® have been scientifically proven to result in high rates of oxidation by the muscle and together with PeptoPro®, has been shown to activate muscle protein synthesis and enhance muscle recovery, thus enabling increased hard training and thereby improving overall performance.

What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® different from other sports drinks is the hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body.  The peptides don’t need any digestion and is absorbed into the bloodstream and goes straight to the muscle. They reach the muscle much faster just when they are needed most.

The peptides also aid in better absorption of the carbohydrates (sugars) that aids with faster glycogen recovery of the muscles. Glycogen is the energy source that the muscles use. Other sports energy drinks may only contain carbohydrates (sugars) that will help with glycogen recovery but no muscle synthesis will take place.

Some sport energy drinks may contain intact / whole protein (whey, soy, dairy products) which are not hydrolysed. These proteins typically have a negative effect on taste and refreshment, as it makes drinks sticky and “thick”, properties that makes drinks difficult to combine with exercise. They are commonly associated with gastro intestinal discomfort if taken during or straight after exercise.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky Reader will win a PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® hamper valued over R1500 containing

  • 1 PeptoSport Citrus 900g Jar
  • 1 PeptoSport Berry 900g Jar
  • 1 PeptoPro 400g Jar
  • 1 PeptoSport multivitamins bottle
  • 1 Branded Waterbottle
  • Branded long sleeve active Shirt
  • PeptoPro information pack

To enter comment below and tell us

  1. What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
  2. What the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro is?
  3. Why do You want to win this hamper?

Competition Rules:

By entering you agree to our terms & conditions. Competition closes Monday, May 23 2016.

Valid only to residents of South Africa.

PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® is available from Dischem and Sprinkbok Pharmacies.

Prizes have been sponsored by At Life Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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[UPDATE] This Competition is now closed. Congratulations to Camillia Adams who won the hamper!

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11 Comments
  1. 1. Other sports drinks might contain intact proteins but PeptoPro only contain hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins. They are easier absorbed and do not cause stomach issues like other sports drinks tend to do.
    2. PeptoPro® is a unique pre-digested milk protein which you can add to your favorite post workout carbohydrate sports drink… Where as PeptoSport® has the perfect ratio of protein to carbohydrates to deliver maximum effectiveness.
    3. Why should I win this hamper? It give me that much needed boot i need to ramp up to Comrades Race day. With recovery being the most important part of your tapering period you can not go wrong adding PeptoPro® into your recovery regime 🙂

  2. Q: What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
    A: it contains hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body. The peptides don’t need any digestion and is absorbed into the bloodstream and goes straight to the muscle.

    Q:What is the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro?
    A: PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate and PeptoPro® contains protein hydrolysate.

    Q: Why do You want to win this hamper?
    A: Whilst I am not a Comrades runner (yet!), I will be participating in the race as a part of a supporters group of my running club in the race from PMB to Durban. I am sure the “ultimate human race” will inspire me and many others to go from Weekend Warrior to Ultra Marathoner 🙂

  3. Answer 1:
    PeptoSport and PeptoPro contain hydrolysed casein that supply the body with peptides which don’t need any digestion. This results in a rapid energy supply to the muscles.

    Answer 2:
    PeptoPro is a protein drink which aids in sports recovery. PeptoSport is a sports drink with carbohydrate as well as PeptoPro which together help with muscle growth and recovery.

    Answer 3:
    I would like to win this hamper as I am very interested to feel how the Pepto products can assist in the various ultra events which I take part in. I am especially interested to note the improvement when competing in ultra skyrun events, as after a recent event, blood tests revealed I was deficient in a few minerals even though I was taking multi-supplements. Hopefully using Pepto products will prevent another 2 day “bonk” and mineral deficiency I experienced before.
    Make me a winner, please? 🙂

  4. What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
    They are a pure protein hydrolysate and are very easily digested causing no internal distress during your race.

    What the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro is?
    PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate AND PeptoPro® (protein hydrolysate).

    Why do You want to win this hamper?
    I will be doing my back to back Comrades marathon on 29th May and if Caroline uses it, I want to use it too!
    Competition Rules:

  5. 1.What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
    What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® different from other sports drinks is the hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body
    2.What the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro is?
    PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate AND PeptoPro® (protein hydrolysate) and PeptoPro® is a unique pre-digested milk protein also known as a protein hydrolysate
    3.Why do You want to win this hamper? I do a lot of endurance sport. I have done 8 comrades and 9 Two Oceans. This year I will be doing my 9th comrades and in such a long distance, the hamper will great assist me. After comrades, I will be doing Kruger To Canyon trail (2 stage trail run). So this hamper will go beyond comrades. Later in October I will be doing Golden Gate Challenge, which is a 3-day trail run. I would be honoured to win the hamper and I will put it to great use

  6. What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
    It contains hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body. The peptides don’t need any digestion and is absorbed into the bloodstream and goes straight to the muscle.

    What is the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro?
    PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate and PeptoPro® contains protein hydrolysate.

    Why do You want to win this hamper?
    My dad is running the marathon for the first time and I think that after all his hard work and training, this will be the most awesome gift that I can give to him!

  7. 1.What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro different from other sport drinks?
    What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® different from other sports drinks is the hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body
    2.What the difference between PeptoSport® and PeptoPro is?
    PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate AND PeptoPro® (protein hydrolysate) and PeptoPro® is a unique pre-digested milk protein also known as a protein hydrolysate
    3.Why do You want to win this hamper?.. I would really love to win this hamper for my partner running his 16th Comrades, and he is now 70 years old… And my pensioners budget just does not cover buying PeptoSport and PeptoPro for him…

  8. 1) PeptoPro and PeptoSport are pure protein hydrolysate and very easily digested by the body, it is formulated to take care of your fuel and hydration at the same time, reducing the risk of over hydration. The hydrolysed casein supplies proteins called peptides to the body, these peptides are absorbed into the blood stream and delivered straight to the muscle. Peptides also aid in carb absorption and helps with muscle synthesis making it great not only during a race but as a post race recovery drink as well!
    2)PeptoPro can be added to a flavoured sports drink while PeptoSport is a premixed drink containing PeptoPro and a Carbohydrate based fuel/drink in scientifically proven rations that are effective during races and recovery.
    3) My brother and I both run, he is an Engineer and I am a student, so every time I go visit him, I steal some of his PeptoPro (in a sneaky manner) because my budget keeps me on a thight leash! So I’d love to win the hamper so that I can fuel myself and replay my brother in PeptoPro 🙂 hahahaa and it’s a brilliant product, I don’t have a sweet tooth at all and PeptoPro is the only protein based fuel I’ve found that doesn’t make me nauseous or get stuck in my throte!!! If I win I’ll be the best ambassador you’ve ever had !!! (Specifically @ Commerades @Otter Trail Run and @ CT city Ultra!!!)

  9. 1) PeptoPro and Peptosport are pure protein hydrolysate and easier to digest, it helps with your fuel and hydration making sure you don’t over hydrate. Peptides aid in card absorption by absorbing in the blood stream and delivers straight to the muscles and helps with muscle synthesis which makes it great for a race or post recovery.
    2) Peptosport is a sports drink with carbohydrates and Peptopro can be added to a flavoured sports drink.
    3) My husband and I both run and we have tried samples at races of the Peptopro and Peptosport. It works like a bomb. We have tried other stuff and it makes us so nauseous. If we win we will promote to the whole of Jeppe Running Club.

  10. Excuse the terrible paraphrase…

    1. PeptoSport is not only a sports drink, but a sports drink with PeptoPro and carbohydrates. PeptoSport and PeptoPro are different from other sports drinks because of a milk protein called hydrolysed casein, that supplies the body with peptides (small proteins). These proteins do not need to be digested and can be absorbed from the bloodstream straight to the muscle, reaching the muscle faster.
    Peptides also aid in better absorption of the carbohydrates (sugars) that aids with faster glycogen (energy source muscles use) recovery of the muscles. Other sports energy drinks may only contain carbohydrates (sugars) that will help with glycogen recovery but no muscle synthesis will take place.
    PeptoSport does not contain intact / whole protein, which other sports drinks contain. Intact / whole protein is is difficult to hydrolyse which makes sports drinks sticky and thick, and can cause gastro intestinal discomfort.

    2. PeptoPro is primarily a protein, whilst PeptoSport is a carbohydrate and a protein (in a 3-1 ratio). More specifically, PeptoPro is a pre-digested milk protein also known as a protein hydrolysate, derived from casein. (Point 1 speaks about how this protein is absorbed.) PeptoSport is a sports drink with carbohydrate and PeptoPro. The ratio of carbohydrate in PeptoSport results in high rates of oxidation by the muscle and the addition of PeptoPro has shown activate muscle protein synthesis and enhanced muscle recovery.

    3. Because i LOVE PeptoPro and PeptoSport. These products have been my recovery drink (and pre-race drink) of choice whilst training for the Comrades marathon. They’ll be in my 60km mid-race pack on Comrades race day come 29 May. I was recommended PeptoPro by my brother-in-law (also a Comrades runner) and now I recommend it to everyone else 🙂
    I’d also like to win, because I have never won anything before and winning is made better when you win something you love.

  11. Question 1 Answer:

    What makes PeptoSport® and PeptoPro® different from other sports drinks is the hydrolysed casein (a milk protein) that supplies small proteins called peptides to the body. The peptides don’t need any digestion and is absorbed into the bloodstream and goes straight to the muscle. They reach the muscle much faster just when they are needed most.

    The peptides also aid in better absorption of the carbohydrates (sugars) that aids with faster glycogen recovery of the muscles. Glycogen is the energy source that the muscles use. Other sports energy drinks may only contain carbohydrates (sugars) that will help with glycogen recovery but no muscle synthesis will take place.

    Some sport energy drinks may contain intact / whole protein (whey, soy, dairy products) which are not hydrolysed. These proteins typically have a negative effect on taste and refreshment, as it makes drinks sticky and “thick”, properties that makes drinks difficult to combine with exercise. They are commonly associated with gastro intestinal discomfort if taken during or straight after exercise.

    Question 2 Answer:

    PeptoPro® is a unique pre-digested milk protein also known as a protein hydrolysate, derived from casein. PeptoPro® is made up of peptides, which when consumed are rapidly absorbed into the blood, with no digestion required. This means that your stomach won’t give you any issues when you take it. PeptoPro® has been formulated to be added to a flavoured, carbohydrate-containing energy drink. This Increases protein synthesis, improves delayed muscle soreness and recovery, enhances continuous hard training and performance.

    PeptoSport® is a sports drink with carbohydrate AND PeptoPro® (protein hydrolysate). The choice and ratio of carbohydrates used in PeptoSport® have been scientifically proven to result in high rates of oxidation by the muscle and together with PeptoPro®, has been shown to activate muscle protein synthesis and enhance muscle recovery, thus enabling increased hard training and thereby improving overall performance.

    Question 3 Answer:

    I am a triathlete, trail runner, previous Comrades runner and running coach – fitness and health are priorities for me and for my clients. I have suffered from stomach issues previously during endurance races and these products have considered this in their design. I am a strong believer in avoiding pure sugar in sport so these products sound perfect for me and my training/racing.

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