REVIEW: Stealth Training Mix Recommended

by Caven O'Hara

Price £22.50
Size 600g
Colour Various Flavours
The Secret Training mix is flavoursome without being over-powering or tasting artificial.

Maintaining your energy levels whether you're training, racing or just riding is important if you want to get the most out of your activity. You don't want to be on course for a PB or a good result and find you run out of gas before the finish. So how can you maintain decent levels? 

Research has shown that by using slow release carbohydrates like Isomaltulose* and resistant starches is possible to support enhanced fat burning whilst maintaining background energy levels (Konig et al 2015). This is all very good but you still need the product. Secret Training have been supplying Pro Tour cycling teams so they set to making a product to satisfy the demands of their team.

The fruits of their labour are the 'training mix', slow release carbohydrate and hydration drink mix. Meeting the needs of the riders and making it easily digestible as a drink made for the ideal companion. 

The Stealth Training mix is based around Isomaltulose which due to its specific molecular bond, is fully absorbed albeit slower than commonly known sugars or carbohydrates. This means you still get the full calorific value from the carbohydrates but in a balanced and more beneficial way. The key here is that you avoid spiking your blood sugar levels and to make it more appealing the mix is available in three great flavours, orange, pineapple & watermelon.

The proof of concept is that the powder mixes well and easily. I struggle personally with a lot of energy products due to the affects it has on my stomach or my stomach's ability to process them. The Secret Training mix is flavoursome without being over-powering or tasting artificial. The last thing you want is to take a slug of your drink to find there are lumps because it hasn't mixed properly or the taste is too strong/manufactured to be palatable. 

I have always been impressed with the thought process behind the Brand's products. They are designed with a purpose in mind but also the well-being of the athlete. The bag also comes with a handy peg to ensure you keep the contents in side so there is no waste or potential spillage. 

Another hit.

The only loss of points would be for the inability to take some of the mix with you as it comes in one big bag but still a good 8/10.

*Isomaltulose is formed from glucose and fructose like normal sugar but the bond is broken down more slowly. This is how the spiking of blood sugar is avoided and the associated insulin response.

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1 Comment

10th December 2019 1:58am casseverhart13 wrote:

You have put great product there.

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