Heads up: I just broke or sprained my right (dominant wrist). In a splint. Like a temporary / short-term cast. Limited computer use ability. If it impedes work too much I’ll be removing it pronto. For now…shorthand! This paragraph is saved as a canned response… hence ability to type more above but shorthand below… just so you don’t think I’m being lazy!!
Sweetness aversion is common, especially in long endurance racers. Minimizing sweetness and flavor intensity is generally preferred by most folks, beyond the first couple hrs of events.
I’m always perplexed at how SiS gets away with this. Just some fancy packaging, a nice little science story (I like the wording “new science” … they reference a study from 2013), and some marketing lingo. And what do they do: just mix some cheap malto and fructose and add a pinch of salt. And sell it to the masses. Once again, this is like selling tap water in fancy glas bottles.
Apart from this, just did a 12h race yesterday. Mixed 1:0.8 malto and fructose myself. Aimed at 100g/h. Zero problems for the stomach, I probably could have gone higher. And since it was raining thoughout I actually did not ingest that much water with that.
Sorry for reviving an old thread.
Where I live (Denmark) I can’t seem to find readily available fructose powder - at one point I was sure that dextrose was the same/could be substituted in. Is this as wrong as I suspect?
I have been using Sucrose (table sugar) + sodium citrate + citric acid (for taste). My understanding is sucrose is 1:1 glucose:fructose so ‘good enough’ ratio wise, is there a benefit of using monosaccharides in a 1:1 over sucrose?
I had the same problem. Couldn’t find fructose anywhere (I’m in Sweden). Was able to bulk order one large bag from bulk.se but when I ran out I tried to order a new bag and it seems they don’t carry it anymore. I started searching online for the brands that I’ve seen in our local baking aisle. Found that Dansukker had fructose in their catalogue. Then through a google search I found one store locally that carried it. Now when I go there I empty the shelf. I have like 4kgs at home right now. It doesn’t look like Dansukker has fructose in their Danish assortment but you might be able to find a different brand. I also found a specialty cooking site that sold it in bulk (a big plastic bucket) but it was expensive.