"My performance has been taken to the next level thanks to First Endurance. Since switching to FE in 2019, I have been able to absorb more carbohydrates and fluids during races and training. It gives me confidence on the start line knowing I have a leg up on the competition with the best sports nutrition products available."
-Jackson Laundry (Ironman 70.3 Champion)
Liquid Shot incorporates the latest fuel-source technology, blending complex carbs for prolonged energy and high-glycemic carbs for fast uptake and immediate use. It provides an emergency lifeline to replenish flagging energy levels and support high-output, high-intensity efforts better than gels.
We omitted the thickening agents that make gels hard to ingest and slow to digest. The light formula is optimally balanced in a 10% isotonic solution to eliminate GI distress. It also doesn’t require an entire water bottle to choke down, so it doesn’t interfere with breathing during the high-intensity efforts when emergency fuel is most crucial.
Q: What does Liquid Shot do?
A: Liquid Shot provides quick energy when you need it most. It also helps prevent cramping, and it’s engineered for fast, easy uptake from gut to blood and blood to muscles, so you can pop it on the hottest days and during intense efforts without putting your stomach and GI tract in distress.
Q: What does Isotonic mean, and why is it beneficial?
A: Tonicity determines how quickly the body can absorb fluids and nutrients, impacting hydration and energy levels. Isotonic means it has a similar concentration of carbohydrates and electrolytes to human blood. This is ideal because it’s easy for the body to absorb and digest, and it’s part of the reason why Liquid Shot is able to deliver fuel faster than traditional gels. It also means you don’t have to chew Liquid Shot or slug a whole bottle just to choke it down – a requirement during punchy efforts or when you’re living on the rivet.
Q: What’s the difference between Liquid Shot and traditional gels?
A: The short answer? Liquid Shot is more effective at preventing cramps, contains more calories, and delivers electrolytes and fuel faster.
Here’s the Bucci answer: Whatever traditional gel you’re comparing it to, Liquid Shot has more electrolytes. Ditto calories. Try it, and let us know if we’re wrong. It’s also got all five electrolytes instead of just one or two, which research shows improves uptake and increases overall cramp prevention.
Liquid Shot’s also different in what it omits. It doesn’t contain any gums or thickening agents that can slow fuel absorption and contribute to the gut punch of eating traditional gels during intense efforts. It also dodges other common ingredients that are ineffective or even counterproductive while exercising, including fructose (inefficient energy but often included for taste), vitamin C (impedes endurance performance), and amino acids (stymies caloric uptake).
Q: Does Liquid Shot help prevent cramping?
A: Yes, Liquid Shot delivers all 5 electrolytes to prevent cramping. Most traditional gels include only one or maybe two electrolytes, so they’re missing out on additional pathways and benefits that Liquid Shot’s comprehensive electrolyte suite provides. Liquid Shot’s magnesium is an especially oft-overlooked electrolyte that demonstrates extraordinary effectiveness at preventing cramps – learn more here.
Q: How should I use Liquid Shot?
A: We recommend you use bottles of EFS or EFS-PRO as your foundation and take Liquid Shot as needed for additional calories and electrolytes. That’s not a firm Use Directions statement, but for Liquid Shot, you should listen to your body or consider what’s coming up in your training session or on the race course. If your efforts are flagging or you’re feeling twinges in your muscles, take one. Research has also shown that an influx of carbs late in an exercise session can have an outsized effect on performance, so it’s always a good bet before the finale.
Q: Why doesn’t Liquid Shot contain any amino acids?
A: Free form amino acids were left out because the new Liquid Shot is meant for a quick burst of energy and electrolytes. Amino acids can slow that uptake, so while they’re beneficial in the steady trickle carb supply game of, say, EFS or EFS-PRO, they don’t actually help Liquid Shot fulfill its primary function: Getting fuel and electrolytes into your system as fast as possible. Since they didn’t serve that ultimate purpose, they were cut. Again, Liquid Shot is a supplement to EFS and EFS-PRO, which both provide amino acids for other benefits, but that’s not Liquid Shot’s game.
Q: Will you be offering a caffeinated version of Liquid Shot?
A: Oh absolutely. This may be the first question we get from all of our pros and sponsored athletes. We’re currently testing a caffeinated version of Liquid Shot.
Q: Will there be additional flavors of Liquid Shot available?
A: Yes, there will be different flavours coming out in early 2022 – in fact, “What about X flavour?” is usually the second question we get from the pros helping us with product testing and development. We can’t say more now, but there are clearly partisan flavor factions among the pros – and in the First Endurance org itself.
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Serving Size: 1 serving per packet (44 g)
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories-110 Calories from fat-0|
|Total Carbohydrate (Maltodextrin Glucose Blend)||28g||9%|
|Calcium (as Dicalcium malate)||20mg||2%|
|Magnesium (as Dimagnesium malate)||20mg||5%|
|Chloride (as Sodium chloride)||115mg||5%|
|Sodium (as Sodium chloride)||75mg||3%|
|Potassium (as Dipotassium phosphate)||40mg||*|
|Malic Acid (as Dimagnesium malate, Dicalcium malate)||120mg||*|
|*Daily Value Not Established
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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