Nature’s response to synthetized supplements

Long lasting physical activity requires continuous delivery of carbohydrates. During intense workouts natural muscle and liver glycogen stores will deplete quickly and depending on pre-workout nutrition are sufficient for the next 60-75 min.

Using an external source of carbohydrate will allow continuing the activity with full body potential. The recommendation is to consume approx. 60-90g of carbohydrates p/hour. The most popular types of carbohydrates used in gels is glucose and its polimers like maltodextrines or high molecular carbs.

Due to its low osmolaty (the concentration of a solution expressed as the total number of solute particles per litre) high molecular mass leave the stomach much faster than glucose or maltodextrines so they can appear faster in the bloodstream.

The great metabolic fatigue fighter

On a typical summer day watermelons are not only extremely refreshing as they are an ideal way to remain hydrated. This amazing fruit is also recognized as one of the greatest energy boosters carrying large amounts of the 4 great fatigue fighters – Potassium, Vitamin C, lycopene and iron- all essential in driving away any feeling of fatigue you may experience.

Rich in electrolytes (sodium and potassium) this wonder fruit amazingly nourishes your body. It not only replaces the electrolytes lost through sweat but also hydrates and maintains the water balance in the cells. Metabolism is boosted as the functionality of the cells is increased, ultimately energizing your body.

A sensational stress buster

Watermelon is a ‘sensational’ stress buster says research. It is high in vitamin B6- and is used by the body to produce brain chemicals, which may relieve stress, anxiety and panic attacks. It naturally relaxes the blood vessels without any drug side effects.

Cardiovalcular health booster

Research in the US has found that watermelon contains more lycopene, the phytochemical associated with reduced prostate cancer and lower rates of heart disease than tomatoes.

Lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient that’s especially important for our cardiovascular health, and an increasing number of scientists now believe that lycopene is important for bone health as well.

Citrulline is an amino acid that is commonly converted by our kidneys and other organ systems into arginine (another amino acid). When our body absorbs this citrulline, one of the steps it can take is converting citrulline into arginine, particularly if a person’s body is not making enough arginine. Higher levels of arginine can help improve blood flow and other aspects of our cardiovascular health.

There’s also some preliminary evidence from animal studies that greater conversion of citrulline into arginine may help prevent excess accumulation of fat in fat cells due to blocked activity of an enzyme called tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase, or TNAP.

In Summary:

Watermelon is composed of 92% water and 8% sugar
Rich in Potassium, Vitamin C, lycopene and iron
A natural B6 source
4 cups of watermelon balls equals 48g of carbohydrates which is roughly the same as 1 scoop of Karbolyn (synthetic powdered carbohydrates).
Watermelon has roughly 8.7mg of lycopene. This phytonutrient is believe to reduce rates of prostate cancer and heart disease.
1cup and a half of watermelon contains 9-13mg of Lycopene.
There is about 250mg of citrulline in a cup of watermelon.
Citrulline relaxes and dilates blood vessels.