BENEO’s Palatinose™ chosen for Nth Degree Low GI performance drink
June 2012 - BENEO has announced today that its slow release carbohydrate Palatinose™ (isomaltulose) will be the power behind Nth Degree’s Low GI drink, a new low glycaemic index performance beverage created for endurance, performance and energy. Derived from sugar beets, Palatinose™ is a healthy, low glycaemic, functional carbohydrate that is fully digestible and provides a prolonged energy supply in the form of glucose.
The exciting new Low GI performance drinks from Nth Degree, benefitting from the inclusion of Palatinose™, are available in the USA to buy now and come in four natural flavours: orange, raspberry, lemon citrus and fruit punch. Fortified with B vitamins and a balance of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, Nth Degree Low GI has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Palatinose™ is described as “the next generation sugar” because of its unique vital function, offering key features and benefits including:
- Digested fully, it slowly releases energy in the form of glucose over a longer period of time
- Low effect on normal blood glucose levels in comparison to higher glycaemic index sweeteners
- Promotes the body’s own fat oxidation (fat burning) during physical activity as well as during rest, as proven in several studies at the University of Freiburg, Rehabilitative and Preventive Sports Medicine
Joseph O’Neill, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of BENEO’s North American subsidiary BENEO Inc, commented: “BENEO is pleased to see Palatinose™ included in the innovative Nth Degree Low GI performance drink. Our next generation sugar provides constant and extended energy in the form of glucose, the essential functional source for mental and physical performance, which is crucial in creating a superior performance drink such as this.”
Bob Todaro, COO, Nth Degree Innovations Inc. comments: “We are very excited to incorporate Palatinose™ into our new product. Nth Degree Low GI Performance Drink is breaking new ground by offering a low glycaemic index sports drink alternative to well-known market leaders. By doing so, we will be bringing the performance drink category to the next level.”
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