Summer is on the way, start to Supercharge your Nutrition. Learn more about electrolytes, caffeine and carbohydrates by reading our XPlained articles here. Our new article series helps explain the nutrition that matters most to you during these warmer months. Shop across OTE, Torq, Maurten, Revvies and more to find your supercharged nutrition!

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is an ergogenic aid that is known for its abilities in eradicating drowsiness, while boosting alertness. Typically, caffeine is consumed through coffee, with 1 cup of coffee equating to 95mg of caffeine. However, caffeine can be taken in multiple forms including energy drinks, gels, supplements, and can even be found in chocolate.

ELECTROLYTES

Electrolytes are key minerals found in your body that are used to conduct electrical impulses, sending signals to your muscles.

When your body becomes low on electrolytes, you can experience a multitude of negative side effects. Most commonly, loss of electrolytes can lead to muscle cramping and heat stress which weakens your performance and increases recovery time.

ELECTROLYTES

Electrolytes are key minerals found in your body that are used to conduct electrical impulses, sending signals to your muscles.When your body becomes low on electrolytes, you can experience a multitude of negative side effects. Most commonly, loss of electrolytes can lead to muscle cramping and heat stress which weakens your performance and increases recovery time.

CARBOHYDRATE

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are important to a healthy diet.