Our nutrition partner Maurten is pleased to announce the launch of its Bicarb System this Monday 27th of February, a food product based on sodium bicarb.
The past year Intermarché-Circus-Wanty contributed to the development of the food graded product by organizing lactate tests for its riders during collective training camps and by testing the Bicarb System in races.
Sodium bicarbonate has a long history of use for its performance benefits and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as one of the very few non-prohibited supplements that directly improve sports performance. Large doses of sodium bicarbonate counteract the negative effects of the rising acidity that overwhelms the muscles — leading to exhaustion — during all-out, intense anaerobic efforts. But stomach issues and the unpredictability of ingesting considerable amounts of sodium bicarbonate have traditionally cancelled out any performance gains. Until now.
The Maurten Bicarb System takes a new approach to unlocking the athletic potential of bicarbonate. The Informed Sport certified system is the first-ever sodium bicarbonate product that is food graded and not designated as a supplement. It is made up of three physical components and a digital component for accurate dosage, planning, and execution. The components work in harmony to create a bicarbonate experience with enhanced tolerability and duration.