Caffiene helps mobilize a little bit of free fatty acid in your bloodstream, so you can squeeze a bit more distance out of your system. However, recognize that you are burning upwards of 600 calories per hour on a ride, and a jolt of caffiene will NOT bring you much more energy. The reason it can keep you awake is because it affects blood sugar, but it is not a way to deliver any significant increase in available energy. As a substitute for food, it's pretty weak.schmalts said:Anyone use these?? Do they work for a long ride or are they a gimmick.
You see the little bottles at the gas station counter and it is full of vitamin B
bauerb said:oh yeah, I forgot: the only acceptable diet is an all natural vegan diet. any deviation from whole foods makes you a sucker. supplements of any sort are only for those who want to waste their money. there is no science to prove that anything other than whole foods can positively impact your performance. so kids, eat your vegetables and get lots of sleep.
Dave IV said:A vegan diet is as much of a hoax as the supplements and other fad diets. If you want to perform at high levels you need to eat well balanced meals, adjusting protein/carbohydrate levels for the specific activities and avoid highly processed foods. There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating meat, even red meat. There is a problem with eating McDonald's and Burger King meat and avoid green meat at all cost.[/QUOT
Calling the vegan diet a fad or a hoax is simply wronge. The person that says the only exceptable diet is a vegan diet is also wronge. That being said, the vegan diet is not for everybody, some will perform better while eating meat and dairy while others will perform better without it.