226ERS is committed to developing the best products with the most natural ingredients and of the highest quality. Information on reducing or eliminating sugar, not using palm oil for ecological reasons and having gluten-free and vegan products, are part of the philosophy of the brand.
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It all began when Jesus, having just turned 13 bought his first sports nutrition book. He changed from playing a team sport to an individual sport, swimming, where performance depends on the individual, improvement as a result of hard training and on paying attention to looking after oneself, including diet. He understood that sport and nutrition should go together. He continued competing in swimming along with other sports (MTB, windsurfing, skiing, volleyball and basketball), while always keeping an eye on nutrition.
Finally, in 1994 he dedicated his time to triathlon, his passion where diet and nutritional supplements played an increasingly important role for him. In 1999 he trained very hard and competed in different events and championships, but he had to drop out of, for him, the most important event of the year “the Ibiza Ironman” one of the first 226km triathlons to be held in Spain. Then he became fully aware of the importance of diet in endurance sports. This event marked a before and after in his sporting and professional.
In 2004, having completed his studies and encouraged by his wife Pilar who was starting out in triathlons, he returned to compete with clear and ambitious objectives. He achieved good results, but endurance events were still a stumbling bloc, caused by digestive problems in the final stages of competitions when the body needs to react. In 2007, aware that this is one of the biggest problems that athletes have to overcome in distance events he decided, along with his doctor, coach, dietician, reading many specialised books on the topic, scientific studies and testing all the products in the market, to investigate the causes of digestive problems in competition and how to overcome them.
In 2010 he began to work on his own compositions based on his research. He decided to eliminate gluten, drastically reduce sugar intake during exercise and use nutritional sources that are the cleanest possible and of the best quality (natural foods) as well as the intake of low concentrated drinks to reduce digestion caused by dehydration. Then everything began to change. His performances improved and the products worked for him. That summer 226ERS starts up in an office of 12m2 in the basement of his house. 226ERS was born with its first 3 products.
In 2011, for the first time, he qualifies for the Kona IM, World IM Championships and in 2012 he becomes the European long distance champion at the Roth Challenge, breaking the 9 hour barrier. Between 2014 and 2016 he competed three times in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. His life had changed, both professionally and in sport, but all marked by nutrition suited to his needs, the same as for any sportsperson with long hard days training, in search of well-being and making this philosophy a way of life for daily personal improvement and also for their sport.
As the 226ERS brand grows it becomes more aware that sport and diet, besides being essential for good physical condition and performance, are all also necessary for an optimal state of mind. The more than 80 products of today, are not only related directly to physical activity, but also for those who wish to have a daily healthy lifestyle. We continue following the same guidelines and enthusiasm that were established from the beginning, trying to improve every day, using the highest standard of ingredients and always using natural products, with special attention to an optimal digestion of the products. 226ERS continues growing along this path.
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Someone who does not practice sport regularly can obtain sufficient energy through their nutrition. But people who are passionate about physical exercise or devote themselves professionally to sport need an extra shot of energy. In our energy products section you can find energy drinks, energy bars and energy gels so that your performance levels never decline during training or competition.
Sports nutrition requires higher doses of hydration than normal nutrition. Electrolytes will help you to replace the salts you lose during training and will also boost your performance, helping you to recover more rapidly and in a healthier way.
Specifically, electrolytes help in:
- Balancing out the acid levels in the body.
- Carrying nutrients to the inner cell mass.
- Removing cell waste.
- Ensuring that your nerves, muscles, heart and brain function properly.
In our online store we have different hydration products. They will keep up the electrolyte levels you need to maintain your pace. In our energy products section you can find energy drinks, energy bars and energy gels so that your performance levels never decline during training or competition.
Among the best complements a sportsperson should take are nutritional supplements such as energy bars, which will provide the necessary nutrients to continue training and excel in your daily life.
Equally, they will provide proteins, which help to maintain muscle mass and reduce symptoms of fatigue while delivering vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B, C and E, plus phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and folic acid.
They do this while respecting your body’s needs and providing the exact dosage you need at any given time.
The major allies of unquenchable sportspeople who are looking for support in improving their daily training. We have a broad selection of energy gels made to meet energy demands during sports practice thanks to the way they release energy in a sustained manner.
All our products are certified and regulated by the health authorities, including the Organic Farming Committee of the Valencian Region.