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Perpetuem spoilage questions

Postby dekindy+ » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:01 am

Does anyone mix Perpetuem and store it in their hydration pack using ice?

I was going to wrap it in this product with some ice bags that my wife uses to keep my son't lunch cold in his insulated lunch pouch.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004 ... WQY39XFNRN
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Re: Perpetuem spoilage questions

Postby levi-hoch » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:00 pm

Dear Dwight,

I do think that freezing and insulating your Perpetuem is a good idea if you have to premix it (though ideally you'd want to mix it fresh immediately before using). Here's a good tip on keeping premixed bottles cold at drop zones or aid stations http://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledg ... ge-section

We don't recommend mixing Perpetuem in your hydration pack because the protein can leave a residue on the inside of your hydration bladder which can be difficult to clean out. Also, I'm a big fan of mixing Perpetuem separately from your main hydration source so you can constantly regulate your caloric intake independently from your hydration intake which should remain between 16-28oz hourly (see this article on proper hydration http://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledg ... ge-section). Intensity, weather, and several other factors can affect how much fuel you'll be able to process during your event and it's always important to pay attention to how your stomach is feeling so you don't over fuel and end up with an upset stomach, bonking, or cramping resulting from consuming too much too fast. If you start feeling full at some point, this is an indication that you've been over fueling and should break from consuming any calories until your stomach feels it's ready to accept more. Fueling this way will insure long lasting, efficient energy, and help you avoid any stomach discomfort. Having your Perpetuem mixed with your main hydration source means that you'll either have to force yourself to consume the Perpetuem as you hydrate or you'll have to go without water for a while until your stomach settles down and is ready to accept more calories if you run into an over fueled issue.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Happy training!
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