WHAT: The first sports-specific carb mouth rinse.
WHY: Carb rinsing is increasingly popular with athletes and has the stamp of approval from many sports nutritionists. The idea is to swill the carb solution around your mouth for 5-10 seconds before discharging it and not swallowing.
Several studies have shown it can help to improve the capacity for sustained moderate to high intensity exercise of about an hour or more in duration. The mouth rinses are said to work by stimulating carbohydrate receptors in the mouth with periodic small rinses, activating areas of the brain associated with pleasure, reward, motivation and motor control.
Researchers suggest their use can alter an athlete’s perception of fatigue and increase power output, resulting in a performance boost. Unit Rinse is available in three flavours – mixed berry, peach mango and root beer.
WHERE: Unit Rinse will cost around £5 when it goes on sale shortly at unitnutrition.com
Swill carbs around your mouth for, in theory, a boost in performance