Endurance Athletes Helped To Get Over The Wall

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CNP launches Pro Energy a pre-event carbohydrate-loading fuel.

Proper fuelling before an event can make the difference between success and failure. Most athletes now load up on carbohydrates prior to an endurance event to boost the glycogen stores in their muscles and liver, which helps prevent the onset of fatigue.

CNP Professional has launched Pro Energy, a complex carbohydrate energy fuel that is ideal for carbohydrate loading in the run-up to an event or before training. It can be used the night before or even up to two hours before the event without the risk of bloating. Pro Energy's special blend of time-release maltodextrin staggers the conversion of carbohydrate to glucose in the blood for a sustained performance.

Pro Energy is simple to use and easily absorbed. When taken as part of a carbohydrate-loading regime it helps protect against glycogen depletion that can cause heavy tired muscles, poor performance and potentially total meltdown when athletes 'hit the wall'. Simply mix three scoops in 500ml of water and shake. It is available in Berry or Orange flavour in a 500gm tub containing 10 servings. CNP's new drinks bottles, specifically designed for Pro Energy, are available in two sizes 1000ml and 750ml.

Ingredients are maltodextrin, citric acid, trisodium citrate (acidity regulator), orange flavour, beta carotene (colour) and sucralose (sweetener). Each three scoop (50g) serving made with 500 ml water contains 182 kcalories made up of 45.1gm carbohydrates with zero protein, fat, fibre and sodium.

To optimise performance and prevent dehydration CNP also recommends taking a hypotonic drink such as Pro Hydrate two hours before competing and during the event itself.

Pro Energy is available through high street outlets at a rrp of £8.50 and from CNP's website http://www.cnpprofessional.co.uk for a discounted price of £6.80. The 1000ml and 750ml drinks bottles are available for £3.99 and £3.50 respectively through high street outlets and at a 20% discount of £3.20 and £2.80 from http://www.cnpprofessional.co.uk.
CNP Professional is one of the UK's leading sports nutrition specialist companies. For more information visit http://www.cnpprofessional.co.uk, or call +44 (0) 161 320 1212 for sports nutrition advice and +44 (0) 161 320 8145 for sales.

Pro Energy carb-loading fuel.doc – March 09

Press enquiries: Toni Turner or Alison Haynes at The Publicity Works
Tel: +44 (0) 1263 761000

Paul Riley, Marketing Manager, CNP Professional: +44 (0)161 320 8145

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Notes for editors
CNP Professional is a leading supplier of sports nutrition supplements including protein shakes, protein bars, creatine supplements, meal replacements, mass gainers, weight loss supplements and post work out shakes, all designed for the ultimate in sports nutrition.

Kerry Kayes, the founder of CNP Professional, is a former national bodybuilding champion. He has been involved in sports nutrition for many years and his dietary expertise has established him as 'the man in the know' to a wide variety of sportspeople worldwide such as the Ericsson Round the World Yacht Team, boxer Ricky Hatton, dart's champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor, international strongman Glen Ross and Sean Long of St Helen's RLFC.

CNP Professional supplements are carefully formulated to ensure that the body is able to make best use of the nutrients. Unlike many nutritional supplements, CNP Professional's products are easy to drink.

There are several articles explaining protein nutrition supplements on the CNP website - go to the home page and click on 'nutrition' under the articles section.

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