SCIENCE OF ENERGISE INGREDIENTS (CAFFEINE AND L-THEANINE)
The recommended dose of Energise Long Range Fuel (see the FAQs page) contains an amount of caffeine that has been consistently shown to enhance performance in multiple types of exercise, including endurance, intermittent sprint, strength, and power exercise.
Were that not enough, this dose of caffeine also routinely enhances multiple aspects of cognitive function, including vigilance, attention, reaction time, and mood.
Energise versions of Long Range Fuel also contain Suntheanine®, a 100% pure form of L-theanine (an amino acid in tea) that has been frequently studied by scientists. L-theanine reliably reduces anxiety and stress, and several studies have shown that caffeine and L-theanine have complementary effects on brain function, increasing mental processing speed and accuracy, and reducing mind wandering.
To summarise, caffeine and L-theanine are a bit like Batman and Robin – they’re better together.
SCIENCE OF CALM INGREDIENTS (ASHWAGANDHA)
Calm versions of Long Range Fuel contain the vegan form of KSM-66 Ashwagandha®, a full-spectrum root extract that has been the most-studied type of Ashwagandha by scientists. Controlled clinical studies have shown that regular consumption of KSM-66 Ashwagandha® reduces feelings of stress and associated stress hormones, boosts cardiorespiratory fitness, accelerates how quickly people gain muscle and strength during resistance training, and boosts reproductive function in both men and women (which is very relevant to hard-charging athletes)…
...basically, it’s a bit of an all-rounder.
Pretty cool, right?
Participants in these studies all consumed 600mg KSM-66 Ashwagandha® each day - which just happens to be the amount in a 100g pouch of Calm Long Range Fuel.
SCIENCE OF REBUILD INGREDIENTS (WHEY PROTEIN AND L-LEUCINE)
Rebuild versions of Long Range Fuel contain whey protein isolate, a highly and rapidly digestible dairy protein that has an excellent amino acid profile. These characteristics make whey protein particularly effective at stimulating the growth of skeletal muscle tissue, so it’s no surprise that people who consume whey protein during exercise training tend to gain muscle and strength faster and lose more fat than those who don’t.
We also add an amino acid named L-leucine to Rebuild versions of Long Range Fuel. Leucine is unique in that it can independently trigger the synthesis of new proteins in muscle by stimulating a signalling pathway named mTOR, meaning that adding small amounts of leucine to protein makes the protein more anabolic. Adding leucine to foods also tends to reduce hunger, so it’s great stuff if you want more muscle and less fat!
WHY WE'RE NUTS ABOUT NUTS
Nuts not only taste great, they’re super healthy. If you look at all of the research on nut consumption and health, each 28g per day increase in daily nut intake is associated with a 29% decrease in risk of getting coronary heart disease, a 21% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, a 15% drop in cancer risk, a and a 22% lower likelihood of dying from any cause.
Not too shabby!
Carefully controlled studies have also consistently reported that eating tree nuts (including the ones in Long Range Fuel) has numerous positive effects on key aspects of cardiometabolic health, including blood sugar control, blood lipids, and inflammation. Since different nuts have unique nutritional benefits, we chose to include multiple nuts in all versions of Long Range Fuel, boosting your dietary variety…there’s no need for just another boring nut butter!
LONG RANGE FUEL IS BASED ON WHOLE FOODS, NOT RUBBISH
At Resilient Nutrition, we recognise the health-promoting power of whole foods. Our species has relied on certain foods, including nuts, for tens of thousands of years. As evolution typically proceeds slowly, our bodies are simply not well adapted to the kinds of ultra-processed foods that so many people now gravitate to, and such poor nutrition contributes to widespread chronic disease. We therefore combine the best of the Stone Age (foods such as nuts) with the best of the Space Age (performance-enhancing, health-promoting special ingredients) to help you be at your best, both now and in the long-term.
ON A KETO, PALEO, AND/OR VEGAN DIET?
Long Range Fuel comes in multiple versions, each of which is suited to people who follow different diets. If you’re on a keto diet, we designed the Keto Coconut & Almond product for you. If you’re on a vegan diet or a paleo diet that eliminates dairy, all versions of Long Range Fuel without added protein are game. And if you’re on a modified paleo diet that includes dairy, all versions of Long Range Fuel are for you – hurray!
This said, all versions of Long Range Fuel are relatively high in fat and low carb, so people on keto diets can consume any of them!
LONG RANGE FUEL FOR THE KETO DIET
Keto Coconut & Almond Long Range Fuel has the most fat (making up more than 80% of calories per product) and least carbohydrate and protein (each less than 10% of calories per product) in all versions of Long Range Fuel, making it ideal for the keto diet. Not only that, this product is based on coconut, and the fatty acid composition of coconut may boost ketogenesis. Medium chain triglycerides make up about two-thirds of the fat in coconut (coconut oil is ~50% lauric acid (C12), ~ 7% capric acid (C10), and ~7% caprylic acid (C8)), and medium chain triglycerides are readily absorbed by the liver where they are burned (oxidised) by mitochondria, producing acetyl-coA, which then drives ketogenesis.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM OPTIMISATION
We developed different versions of Long Range Fuel to keep your fuelled throughout the day.
The Energise versions contain caffeine and so are best suited to using early in your waking day (8 hours or more before your planned bedtime) or if you need to overcome sleepiness - for example when while driving, working nights, or competing in multi-day events.
Calm versions of Long Range Fuel are suitable at any time of your waking day. Interestingly, KSM-66 Ashwagandha® has been shown to improve the sleep quality of people with insomnia, which is one reason that we particularly love using Calm Long Range Fuel later in the day.
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