Nutrition and fuelling up correctly for training and competition has become a science in recent years, with cycling no different to any other endurance sport in that regard. Energy drinks and energy bars are now regarded as an essential part of preparation and there are a range of other products available to complement these staples.
Energy gels are a useful thing to carry while training or racing. Easily opened, their sugary stimulation can be sucked down easily while riding or running, with their energy easily and quickly absorbed. Sweets and chews loaded with energy and caffeine are similarly easy to carry and use while training or campaigning. Zip Vit makes a great range of energy gels, energy drinks, energy bars and sweets.
Cycling nutrition does not just consist of foods and drinks to be consumed ahead of and during events though. There are a number of products available which can aid recovery and help the muscles to be back in peak shape the next time that they have to compete. Many of these kinds of drinks are based on whey protein, a protein that is particularly effective in aiding muscle development. Zip Vit also make drinks designed to relax the body before sleep, meaning that recovery can be as effective as possible at all times.
More specific supplements, such as creatine and magnesium, are also on the market, though before using any kind of supplement of this nature, it is wise to speak to an expert first. Every athlete is different and some will be better suited to certain cycling nutrition products than others.