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EZ Fuel

Bioteen's EZ Fuel is an easy-to-use, on-the-go shake, containing protein carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals formulated to provide the right nutrition before training to ensure that teens have the energy they need to perform at their best.
1000g
Grams
20
Servings
100%
Clean Formula
20

FAST FACTS

Fast Fact

If your goal is building strength, performance, and lean muscle, evidence suggests that eating protein before training may improve overall recovery responses by providing essential amino acids before they’re needed.

Fast Fact

Eating a meal right before exercising could cause indigestion, cramps or nausea. Consuming an easily digestible protein and carbohydrate shake before a training session may help sustain energy and improve training quality without necessarily leading to gut issues.

Fast Fact

Pre-workout carbs, in conjunction with protein, have been shown to improve training adaptations and support faster recovery between training sessions.

Fast Fact

Carbs help maximize your body’s ability to use glycogen to fuel short- and high- intensity exercises, while fat helps fuel your body for longer exercise sessions. Eating protein helps improve muscle protein synthesis, prevent muscle damage and promote recovery.

INGREDIENTS

Minerals

Chelated Minerals

Immune Support

The Whey Protein used by Bioteen in our products is a native whey protein concentrate made from whole milk that is free from antibiotics and hormones (rBHG).

Whey Protein is a dairy protein source that digests easily and rapidly. Whey Protein is a rich source of all essential amino acids, including the essential amino acids which help protect active muscles against exercise-induced muscle damage. Protein, consumed in synergy with a carbohydrate source, such as those in EZ FUEL, helps maintain pre-exercise energy levels via enhanced glycogen storage in muscle.

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Whey Protein

Whey Protein

Muscle Repair

The Whey Protein used by Bioteen in our products is a native whey protein concentrate made from whole milk that is free from antibiotics and hormones (rBHG).

Whey Protein is a dairy protein source that digests easily and rapidly. Whey Protein is a rich source of all essential amino acids, including the essential amino acids which help protect active muscles against exercise-induced muscle damage. Protein, consumed in synergy with a carbohydrate source, such as those in EZ FUEL, helps maintain pre-exercise energy levels via enhanced glycogen storage in muscle.

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Palatinose

Isomaltulose

Sustained Energy

Palatinose™ is a source of glucose and fructose to the body. Unlike other sugars, Palatinose™ digests and absorbs slowly thus providing the body with a steady supply of energy. The combination of Palatinose™ along with faster releasing fuels ensures sustained energy provision and prevents a pre-exercise energy dip that may come with consuming rapid sources alone.

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Maltodextrin

Glucose Source

Rapid Energy

Maltodextrin is a maize-derived carbohydrate that consists of chains of glucose molecules. It is a rapidly-digested and absorbed carbohydrate that serves as a rapid energy source. When used in conjunction with slower-digesting Palatinose™ and Waxy Maize starch, maltodextrin provides a more balanced energy profile.

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DEXTROSE

Glucose Source

Energy/Hydration

Dextrose is a common form of the simple carbohydrate glucose called D-Glucose. It is a source of energy for the body during exercise. In the small intestines, dextrose is absorbed by SGLT1 transporters which is directly coupled with the absorption of 2 sodium molecules and approximately 300 water molecules. This allows the absorption and delivery of fluids to maintain hydration and endurance performance.

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MAGNESIUM

Magnesium Chelate

Muscle Function

Magnesium (Mg) serves as a co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, including energy production. Mg is involved in glucose metabolism and enhances exercise performance. In general, long-term exercise increases Mg excretion through sweat and urine and may result in Mg deficiency. Therefore, exercise performance is highly dependent on the regulation and maintenance of Mg levels.

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TVP

Multvitamin Blend

Anti-Fatigue

Teen Vitamin Premix (TVP) is a blend of 12 highly bioavailable vitamins, consisting of Vitamin A, D3, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, Folic Acid and Biotin. These vitamins are involved in key functions that relate to health and muscle development like energy-yielding metabolism, protein metabolism, protein synthesis, red blood cell production and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

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ELECTROLYTES

Sodium and Potasium

Hydration

Restoration of water and electrolyte balance is an essential part of the recovery process after exercise. Sodium is the main electrolyte in extracellular fluid and is susceptible to be lost via sweat during exercise. The intake of sodium helps to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance which helps with water absorption to ensure rehydration. Potassium works in conjunction with Sodium in this process.

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REVIEWS

12 reviews for EZ Fuel

  1. Gerda Smal

    Love, love, love.
    Before starting to use this before exercising, my son would be feeling flat and sick after a hard game of hockey-since using EZ FUEL there has been zero complaints.

  2. Samantha du Plessis

    EZ Fuel is great for between school and netball (instead of having to eat something heavy) and keeps all 3 of my very sporty girls going all day!

  3. Barbara Leeuw

    My son loves his EZ Fuel. He says it fills him up and gives him sustainable energy for sports.

  4. David Cameron (verified owner)

    My son uses this before he races, he does motocross and it definitely helps with his energy levels. Great tasting too.

  5. Anel (verified owner)

    My teens often have 2 or 3 different practice sessions / games on a day, and there just isn’t enough time to eat a proper meal or sometimes ANY meal. This product is fabulous! Can drink it 30 mins before the time and it gives enough sustained energy for hours! PS. Vanilla was great, but my kid’s absolutely LOVE strawberry.

  6. Natasha Macey (verified owner)

    My son is a runner and tennis player, he absolutely loves EZ fuel, feels like it really gives him a boost for rigorous training sessions. He would recommend it to anyone! It has made a big difference for his endurance training

  7. Dianna (verified owner)

    My boys love this shake just before a work out at gym! Vitamin enriched shake that is delicious and fills the tummy. Great stuff!

  8. Natasha (verified owner)

    My son loves this before running or tennis sessions, he has more energy for his training sessions and feels that he is able to build his endurance better.

  9. Pat

    This is a new product that I am trying because my children don’t have enough energy – especially now at the end of the year and writing exams. So far, the product has been successful.

  10. Lindi Pieterse (verified owner)

    Bioteen’s EZ Fuel stands out as a convenient on-the-go shake, rich in high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Ideal for Swim Galas and Swim training, especially when you are in need of quick nutritious meal option. Trusted in our family, EZ Fuel has consistently proven to be the best choice

  11. Heidi Fenton (verified owner)

    My boys love this great tasting product. It is exactly what they need in between getting home from school sports in the afternoon and heading off the club sport in the evenings.

  12. Samantha (verified owner)

    My son has been using EZ Fuel for a few months and there is a marked difference in his energy during and after hockey matches. Before using EZ Fuel he would often find an energy dip in the 2nd half of the game but not since using EZ Fuel. Amazing product.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Many teens have a busy schedule. The juggling act that goes into balancing their school, sports and social lives is no joke and so in many cases, optimization is the key. Whether it’s thinking of delicious smoothies that can be pre-chopped and stored in the freezer or sorting out carpooling with a friend’s mom, two in one solutions are literally a lifesaver.

 

The same goes for the types of nutritional supplements that you choose to prime their bodies for training and sports events. To save you time and energy, we’ve formulated safe, easy to prepare supplements that help teen’s reach their nutritional goals without all the hassle. One of the most common times that a teen may need a great two-in-one solution is before training or a match, especially if they are coming straight from school or are feeling a little stressed or rushed.

 

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The macronutrient components that make up EZ Fuel include a perfect blend of maltodextrin, Palatinose™, native whey protein concentrate with the micronutrient blend consisting of our unique Teen Vitamin and Albion® mineral premix, making this a complete solution to the after-school rush that is not only functional but easy on the stomach too.

 

Let’s see how all these ingredients work together to help your teen reach their full potential:

 

Carbohydrates provide energy 

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Exercising uses up energy and the easiest way for the body to get this energy is by burning up carbohydrates. Ideally, you want to have some immediately available carbs paired with ones that are slowly released over a period of time. This combination is perfect for a steady supply of energy without the crash. Bioteen’s EZ Fuel contains a mix of Maltodextrin and Palatinose®. Maltodextrin is a glucose polymer which releases energy first, aiming to boost blood sugar level and ensure that there is energy at the start of exercise (1). Following that, we have Palatinose® which is a smart carbohydrate that is made through the enzymatic rearrangement of linking bonds in beet sugar (2). This unique arrangement means that Palatinose® has a lower GI than traditional sucrose, essentially it provides a slow and sustainable source of energy.

 

Having energy available in the bloodstream is important for consistent performance. The energy provided by carbohydrates before and during exercise (known as exogenous carbohydrates) are an immediate and short-term energy source and muscle glycogen is the way that the body stores carbohydrates for use when the blood sugar levels run low (glycogen is known as an endogenous carbohydrate). If you can provide sufficient exogenous carbohydrates before and during exercise, you can potentially exercise for longer without running out of fuel, essentially delaying fatigue and as a result improving performance (3).

 

Having a slow release (or low GI) carbohydrate before exercise may be especially important if your teen wasn’t able to refuel after a previous session because it may enhance glycogen synthesis (4) or if they aren’t able to refuel during their exercise session because it gives a sustained energy release (5). This is especially true if their session is prolonged at which point their glycogen stores will be depleted and they will start to really feel the effects of fatigue (which some describe as ‘hitting a wall’).

 

Carbohydrates + protein wards off hunger and increases glycogen storage

Aside from energy release, our mix of carbohydrates together with native whey protein concentrate are the ideal pair to ward off hunger (6) but as it is a nutritional drink with fast absorbing protein, it doesn’t leave your teen feeling too full. Exercising on a full stomach isn’t only uncomfortable, but can also cause indigestion, nausea and vomiting. These gastrointestinal side effects can be made worse if your teen is feeling nervous about their upcoming session or event or if they’re feeling rushed. Having the right mix of macronutrients in your pre-sports meal can lead to increased comfort which leads to improved performance (7) when compared to a fasted state and at the end of the day, that’s what every competitive teen is striving for.

 

Sufficient high-quality protein promotes muscle growth and repair

Amino acids, which are the simplest forms of protein, are the building blocks for all the cells in the body. That’s why eating enough protein is essential for proper growth and development and also why it helps to grow and repair muscle cells. We have included native whey protein concentrate in EZ Fuel to provide additional protein to support muscle growth and repair. Native whey protein concentrate is produced by filtering unprocessed milk, versus common whey protein which is a byproduct of cheese production. The filtration method yields a higher quality product because it leaves the whey proteins intact. In addition to this, it also produces whey with a higher leucine content. Leucine is an essential amino acid that is both a signal and substrate for muscle protein synthesis, which is why it is very important for active teens with growing muscles (8).

 

Our entire sports range is safe and third party tested

When you think of a traditional pre-workout drink, we don’t blame you for not wanting to give that to an impressionable, growing teen. Not only are they usually very high in stimulants like caffeine, but because sporting supplements are not generally very well regulated and because pre-workout supplements are so closely tied to increased muscle mass, the risk that illegal additives have been added to the supplement is always a concern. Bioteen takes safety very seriously! Not only have we invested in state of the art manufacturing and source all the raw materials ourselves (meaning we have total control over what goes into our products) but we also carefully select third party certified contract manufacturers to produce our products. This means that you can be guaranteed that all the ingredients in the Bioteen range are safe to consume.

 

The bottom line 

The right combination of nutrients is essential for optimizing sporting performance because the body just can’t reach its peak without the right building blocks. Bioteen’s EZ fuel has specially been formulated for teen’s and is a functional, easy to digest and above all, safe product that you can use to fill the gap between rushing from school and starting their exercise session or event.

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