Fatigue is the enemy of anyone who is serious about their exercise. There are two primary causes of fatigue: muscle or peripheral fatigue, which results from a depletion of energy and muscle cells, or central or brain fatigue, which results from the release of specific chemical signals. 2nd Surge is a unique energy gel that combines caffeine with the proven results of carb and protein to address both types of fatigue. With its proprietary formula of rapid-acting carbohydrates, protein, caffeine, and antioxidants, 2nd Surge is the first all-natural energy gel formulated to delay the onset of both muscle and brain fatigue.
It is now well accepted that fatigue has two components, a muscle component and a brain component. Although it has been well established that caloric supplementation can improve muscle endurance, it is not known if consumption of the right combination of nutrients during exercise can reduce central or brain fatigue.
In a study conducted by researchers at Montana State, cyclists consumed 2nd Surge Ultra Energy Gel and then completed two 70-minute trials during which central fatigue was assessed. Researchers found that 2nd Surge Energy Gel produced greater relative power during the trial and significantly improved reaction time by almost 5%.