We all have different nutritional needs and wants, but when it comes to performing, we all want the best. We know from personal experience how important it is to get your nutrition absolutely right and what it takes to make a great sports product you can trust. Rigorous testing by scientists in the lab, and athletes competing in the world’s toughest events guarantees that our sports nutrition products perform when you do. They contain the highest quality natural ingredients, and taste great. As the official nutrition partner for Ironman, we know our products are a cut above the rest. Not convinced yet? Here are 5 reasons your body will love HIGH5.
No artificial colours They’re nearly impossible to avoid. Artificial colours are everywhere – in lipstick, toothpaste, medications and nutritional supplements, but most importantly, our food. The food industry adds an approximate 15 million pounds of artificial food dyes into our food supply each year… a fairly shocking amount if you ask me. These artificial colours contain a host of chemicals and are most commonly derived from petroleum products. They’ve been linked to a range of health concerns, including allergic reactions like hives and eczema, behavioral changes like hyperactivity and mood swings, and even cancer. HIGH5 does not use artificial colours in their products.
HIGH5 is all about good, high-quality ingredients resulting in tasty, good-for-you nutrition. EnergyBar is a natural mix of real fruits and grains to provide a great tasting balance of simple and complex carbohydrates for your training and racing. It’s easy to chew, not too sweet and provides one of your 5-a-day. Both the EnergyGel and IsoGel ranges use real juice flavours for a light, refreshing taste and are free from artificial sweeteners. And HIGH5 Protein Recovery – one of THE TASTIEST recovery shakes you’ll ever drink – uses no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners.
Many products are gluten-free Gluten has been a hot topic for a while now, with experts going to and fro on the question of whether or not it’s good for you. Gluten refers to the proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. It’s what gives dough that elastic-like consistency and helps bread rise. While most people can consume and digest gluten just fine, for many others, it leads to health problems. Other than coeliac disease, an autoimmune disorder which causes the body to treat the gluten as an invader and attack it, along with the lining of the gut, many people are sensitive to gluten. Symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pain, tiredness, bloating and depression. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas and diarrhea has been found to be alleviated somewhat by following a gluten-free diet. Two of my favourite gluten-free HIGH5 products are Protein Hit, which comes in three awesome flavours, and Protein Snack.
The following HIGH5 products are all gluten-free: ZERO; EnergySource; EnergySource Plus; EnergySource X’treme; EnergySource 4:1; Protein Recovery; EnergyGel; EnergyGel Plus; IsoGel; IsoGel Plus and ProteinBar.
Weight management options At HIGH5, we’re all about natural ingredients that are good for you. And while many of our products are formulated for endurance athletes and events, there’s also a wide range of HIGH5 products that can be incorporated conveniently into a weight loss diet plan. For the average gym-goer, sugar-rich sports drinks are unnecessary and can negate all the energy put into burning off fat during exercise. This is where ZERO comes in. ZERO is a refreshing, sugar-free electrolyte drink with zero calories. You can use ZERO during exercise and throughout the day to rehydrate with Vitamin C and key electrolytes, including sodium and magnesium. Protein Snack, a delicious blend of goji berries, Brazil nuts and chia seeds, promotes recovery of normal muscle function after exercise and contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
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No banned substances As fellow athletes and believers in clean and fair sport, we take our drugs-free policy very seriously. Doping undermines the integrity of sport and the ethos of fair competition. It is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. We have implemented and maintain our own quality assurance and stringently audited compliance programme that ensures the consistency of high quality products to avoid the risk of inadvertent doping.
Here are some the highlights of our drugs free policy:
- HIGH5 products are not formulated with ingredients from the list of WADA named banned substances
- Products are regularly tested for banned substances by LGC, a world class lab
- We have a 100% proven track record of no positive tests
- Our manufacturing is audited independently by the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- We offer batch tested products with a test result certificate through the online HIGH5 shop.
- Olympic and World Champions use and trust HIGH5 products