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Bicarb System

The Maurten Bicarb System is an advanced sports fuel designed to help athletes push the boundaries of effort and power during high-intensity exercise.

The Bicarb System contains a mixing bowl, the hydrogel component, the bicarbonate component, and access to the Bicarb Digital System.

Box of 4 servings.

Experienced bicarb user, skip ahead

The Maurten Bicarb System does for bicarbonate what Maurten Gel 100 and Drink Mixes did for carbohydrates — use Hydrogel Technology to encapsulate the bicarb and make high doses tolerable for athletes.

Lactate is not the enemy — it’s a fuel source generated during all-out, intense anaerobic exercise. It’s the increase in acidity during these efforts that overwhelms the muscles and leads to exhaustion.

Large doses of sodium bicarbonate counteract the negative effects of the rising acidity, but there’s always been a catch — stomach issues that cancel out any performance gains.

The Bicarb System cracks the code to deliver the smoothest, most effective bicarb experience ever.


  • Maltodextrin
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Fructose
  • Modified starch
  • Bulking agent (Hydroxypropyl cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide)
  • Flavour
  • Thickener (Xanthan gum)

More power to you

The Maurten Bicarb System takes a new approach to unlocking the athletic potential of bicarbonate. The system is made up of three individual components — A, B, and C — the mixing bowl, the hydrogel component, and the bicarbonate component. The components work in harmony to create a bicarbonate experience with enhanced tolerability and duration.

Component A — Bowl

The Maurten Bicarb System bowl is designed for accurate and optimal mixing and serving. It is printed with clear instructions, and is sized for single-hand holding and includes a screw-top lid for traveling and storage.

Component B — Hydrogel

History in the making. The hydrogel component draws on our years of extensive hydrogel research to create a specially formulated hydrogel to encapsulate and protect the sodium bicarbonate from stomach acid and allow for easy swallowing without chewing. Each serving contains 40g of carbs to help athletes pre-fuel their race or session.

Component C — Bicarbonate

So minuscule, it’s massive. The bicarbonate component contains groundbreaking mini bicarb tablets designed to offer far greater control. They allow for a slower release of bicarbonate in the intestine — which can both help reduce stomach issues and lengthen the duration of the bicarb effect.

Tried, tested — and triumphed

The Maurten Bicarb System has been developed in collaboration with some of the world's greatest athletes and has been used during some iconic performances like Primož Roglič’s Olympic TT gold and Vuelta-winning heroics, Lotte Kopecky’s epic Strade Bianche victory, and Nils van der Poel’s speed skating 5k & 10k Olympic golds & world record.

Maurten Bicarb system — let’s explain why.

The extremity of anaerobic limits was our starting point. The result is a radical product that shatters those limits.

Let’s go granular

Getting into the details of how bicarb can improve the body’s buffering capacity during lactic-heavy activities requires a science lesson.

So let’s go granular.

High-intensity exercise causes a build-up of hydrogen ions (H+), leading to a drop in muscle pH. It’s a process called *acidosis*. It’s what impacts performance — negatively.

Taking sodium bicarbonate can increase blood bicarbonate and blood pH concentration — which helps move H+ ions out of the muscles. This leads to better control of muscle pH — which is a win-win for power-based sessions and races.

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All Maurten products are delivered with a minimum shelf life of at least four months. But if you don't use them before — they are often still good after.