NEW YORK — An energy product formulated with Sustamine, an ingredient created by Kyowa Hakko USA, has hit the market.
Mud Energy Gel is designed to work on multiple levels to help rehydrate the body and sustain energy levels during exertion. The product contains Sustamine, a trademarked dipeptide ingredient that combines the amino acids L-alanine and L-glutamine to help the body rehydrate, the company said.
"Mud Energy is a great product for Sustamine because it provides a variety of choices and flavors for endurance athletes who know that staying hydrated may mean finishing a triathlon more quickly because they may maintain their endurance longer," Kyowa Hakko USA director of marketing Karen Todd said.
A University of Central Florida study revealed a 12.5% difference in the shooting performance of basketball athletes between the trial where no hydration was allowed and the one where players drank 1 g of Sustamine in 500 mL of water; an 11% increase was seen between the Sustamine trial and the one where only water was consumed.
The study's findings were published in the March 2012 edition of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. A copy of the Sustamine study can be found here.