MCT, Spirulina, Agisko

Spirulina is rich in nutrients, some of which aren't found in the average daily vitamin.


According to the FDA, Spirulina contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron.


It also has essential amino acids (compounds that are the building blocks of proteins). Feb 6, 2018

What is Medium Chain Triglycorides (MCT) and what are the benefits for endurance athletes?


MCTs provide about ten percent fewer calories than LCTs (Long Chain Triglycorides) – 8.3 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9 calories per gram for LCTs.


But this is just one of the unique advantages of MCTs. More importantly, reduced chain length means that MCTs are more rapidly absorbed by the body and quicker metabolized (burned) as fuel.


The result of this accelerated metabolic conversion is that instead of being stored as fat, the calories contained in MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use by organs and muscles.


Increases energy levels enhances endurance during high-intensity exercise, as well as serving as an alternative energy source for athletes on high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets.

Why use MCT?


Unlike long chain fats, MCT’s do not require the presence of carnitine in order to be transported into the mitochondria.   Because of this, MCT’s are rapidly transported into cells and have an ability to be used to help produce an alternative energy; it helps spare glycogen and boost endurance.


A 2009 study compared the effects of MCT’s to long chain triglycerides on athletes training over a 2-week period. The group ingesting MCT’s did improve their time to exhaustion at 80% of their VO2 peak.   Lactate concentration and rate of perceived exertion were also lower in the MCT group.   The MCT group also burned fat more efficiently, sparing glycogen.


Consuming long branched fatty acids prior to workouts has been shown to be detrimental to performance.   MCT’s on the other hand are far easier to absorb and may offer some health and performance benefit. MCT’s are a healthy alternative to saturated fats and have the potential to improve gut bacteria and health. Some evidence suggests MCT’s may also help athletes become leaner by catabolizing stored fat.

Why use Spirulina during and after training?


It is low in calories, but dense in nutrients; it therefore increases the energy for sports participants. In addition, spirulina increases endurance, mental agility and speed.


Spirulina prevents hunger, reduces blood pressure and fatigue. It is an alkaline which makes it effective in regulating the internal PH of athletes for better performance. It is also rich in bio-available iron. This solves the iron deficit issue that results from intensive training causing muscle fatigue and exhaustion.


Spirulina supports the body’s ability to preserve glycogen stores and to utilize fat for energy more efficiently. Spirulina also reduced oxidative damage and promoted antioxidant activity after exercise.

What do Agisko products do for you?


The Energy Gel contains natural Middle-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which ensures immediate absorption into the bloodstream. MCT fats burn slowly to ensure a long lasting energy source. This is especially good for high intensity endurance sports to avoid increased lactic acid buildup in the muscles causing the body to "hit the wall". Reduced Muscle ache and burning, rapid breathing, nausea, and stomach pain.


The reusable gel bottle can hold up to the equivalent of 3 gel sachets, so easy to handle during activity. MTC does not freeze, so the gel can be in any temperature - ideal for skiing in the cold or running in extreme heat.


The Energy Drink passes quickly into the bloodstream, and with added mineral salts maintain the balance of sodium and potasium to avoid muscle cramping. The natural guava sugar added to Agisko is not for energy. If an energy drink contains more than 6% sugar, it impairs the absorption of water through the stomache lining. Feeling thirsty is an indication dehydration has already set in.


Therefore, the Agisko Energy Drink does not leave athletes feeling bloated.


The Energy Bar contains more than 60% protein in the form of Spirulina. Spirulina is natural nutrient, which the body reconizes and absorbs immediately. The bar increases energy, endurance, speed, removes body toxins, balances blood sugar and nuilds the immune system often battered after extreme training or racing.


The Spiruviva, +FERRO, Energy and Balanced Bars ALL important in ALL sport and vegetarian diets.