Frequently Asked Questions About EndurElite
Questions About The EndurElite Brand
What makes EndurElite different from all the other endurance supplement brands?
Are EndurElite products only for endurance athletes?
While all our products are formulated specifically for runners, cyclists, OCR, and other endurance athletes; other athletes from sports that require endurance such as soccer, MMA, CrossFit, etc...have experienced benefits too.
Do EndurElite supplements contain any banned substances?
No. All of our supplements are manufactured in a cGMP facility under the strictest requirements. Our entire product line is 100% legal, WADA compliant, and free of any banned substances.
How are EndurElite supplements formulated?
All EndurElite supplements are formulated using the latest scientific research. We are constantly analyzing peer-reviewed journals to determine the ingredients that work to enhance endurance performance and the correct dosages.
Does EndurElite offer free samples?
At this time we do not. Instead of offering samples we have a 30-day money back guarantee on all our products. In the unlikely event you do not like a product we will refund 100% of your money. Details here.
Does EndurElite sponsor athletes?
If you are a good fit for the brand we might be interested. For details on the types of athletes we are looking for click here.
I have a million questions about endurance training, nutrition, and supplementation. How can I ask Matt?
While Matt makes his best efforts to personally answer all questions; at times it can become an impossible feat. That's why we have the Fueling Fast Blog...a treasure trove of information and content that will surely provide an answer to your question.
Does EndurElite offer training programs for endurance athletes?
We sure do. The best part is they are all completely FREE. Check them out here.
Can I buy EndurElite products in retail locations?
No. For the foreseeable future, you will only be able to buy EndurElite supplements on our website. This allows us to maintain brand integrity and give you the best prices possible.
Questions About PerformElite
What is the best way to take PerformElite?
PerformElite is best mixed with water or your favorite juice and taken 20-40 minutes before every exercise session. It is not recommended to take PerformElite shortly before going to sleep. Because PerformElite contains efficacious doses of its ingredients, it is recommended that new users first try a half serving to assess tolerance.
Should I use PerformElite every day? Or just on training days?
Some of the ingredients in PerformElite are most effective when they are used daily. Beta-alanine is one of the ingredients that "loads" itself into the muscles, and skipping a day of consuming the beta-alanine in PerformElite will reduce muscle concentrations of beta-alanine.
Conversely, some people build up a tolerance to caffeine over time with regular use. Therefore, once every 1-3 months, you may want to not consume any products that contain caffeine (PerformElite, coffee, soda, etc.) for 3-5 days to "reset" your sensitivity to caffeine.
Why do I feel tingly after taking PerformElite?
This is a harmless effect of beta-alanine known as paresthesia that will subside over time.
Why is my pee and/or poop red? Is it blood?
PerformElite helps you kick ass. You are kicking so much ass, you're kicking your own ass, so all that red is just your weaker self leaving your body.
This is due to the beet root and betalains, and it is an effect known as “beeturia” found in about 14% of humans. It is not blood. Betalains are red pigments found in beets and other foods, and of course the beet root powder contains red pigments. The pigment, specifically betanin, is not stored well in some individuals, and it is therefore excreted in the urine and/or feces. Beeturia itself is harmless, but it may indicate compromised kidneys or other organs which may require medical attention.
Will PerformElite make me a better lover?
What makes PerformElite unique? Why should I use it?
You should use PerformElite if you’re looking for an edge over your competition or, of course, if you’re seeking elite performance. Pre-exercise nutrition is often ignored aside from carb-loading, and the few supplements currently available are simply under-dosed and ineffective. PerformElite fulfills this currently unaddressed need with a doctor-formulated and scientifically-validated profile of appropriately-dosed ingredients. We know it works, and once you try it, you’ll know it too.
Is PerformElite vegan-friendly?
Yes. We confirmed with our ingredient suppliers that all of the ingredients are NOT sourced from animals.
Questions About SustainElite
What is the best way to take SustainElite?
1-3 servings of SustainElite should be mixed in 10-30oz of water and consumed gradually during exercise for each hour of exercise. Those exercising at higher intensities or have more muscle mass are those who might be interested in using a second serving per hour. Those participating in exercise for 5 hours at a time or longer may require a third scoop for each hour of exercise after 5 hours.
What makes SustainElite unique? Why should I use it?
You should use SustainElite if you’re someone who exercises for durations of an hour or more. SustainElite contains an ideal blend of high-quality quick, moderate, and extended release carbohydrates to maintain constant fuel delivery to active muscles without over- or under-shooting needs. What really makes SustainElite different from other sports drinks is going beyond carbohydrates to reduce and heal exercise-induced muscle damage, support high-powered metabolism, prevent cramping, and accelerate the recovery process.
What is the significance of a 10:1 ratio? I thought 4:1 was optimal for recovery.
A 4:1 carbohydrate to nitrogen ratio may be optimal post-training or at rest. However, SustainElite was designed to be consumed during exercise, and having too much amino acids or protein increases osmotic pressure of the stomach, which may actually end up hampering performance, and we don’t want that!
Questions About RecoverElite
What is the best way to take RecoverElite?
Generally speaking, women should take 1 serving and men should take 1.5 servings of RecoverElite for optimized recovery. RecoverElite is formulated so that one serving meets the needs of a 50 kg athlete, as well-trained women are about 50 kg, and trained men are about 75 kg. However, your specific needs may not fit these parameters, so if you want to be specific in your dosing, take 1 serving per 50 kg of body weight. An exception to that rule is if you’re a man over 20% body fat or a woman over 30% body fat, in which case the 1 – 1.5 serving(s) rule still applies.
If you are competing or training multiple times in the same day, you may want to use 1 – 1.5 serving(s) immediately and every 1 – 4 hours thereafter between bouts of exercise. While we still recommend RecoverElite immediately post-exercise due to its rapid digestion, meals could easily serve you just as well in the 1 – 4 hour intervals between bouts of exercise.
What makes RecoverElite the best? Why should I use it?
You should use RecoverElite any time you are going to use the same muscle groups on back-to-back days or sessions. Most recovery products are underdosed, but RecoverElite is not. While some companies only consider their bottom line and worry whether or not athletes will purchase their products, we know that athletes want what’s best, so we put you first! That’s why we have clearly laid out dosing protocols and an optimal 4:1 ratio of an ideal blend of carbohydrates and easily digested whey protein hydrolysate with additional leucine to maximally stimulate recovery processes. What you never hear about protein hydrolysates are that they’re almost all 95 – 97% NOT hydrolyzed. Only up to ~33% degree of hydrolysis exists, and we use a protein that is standardized to be 23 – 29% hydrolyzed! In addition to the basics, we’ve also included 3 other key supplements to enhance absorption, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity, and quite simply, this is something no other product offers.
What is the significance of a 4:1 ratio?
The 4:1 ratio comes from what has been determined to be the optimal amounts of carbohydrate and protein for glycogen resynthesis and muscle damage repair. In isolation, carbohydrates are most effective for glycogen resynthesis at 1.0 – 1.2 grams per kilogram body weight, and protein is most effective for increasing rates of muscle protein synthesis at 0.25 – 0.30 grams per kilogram body weight. This happens to work out perfectly to a 4:1 ratio. Carbohydrates and proteins consumed in combination post-exercise also enhance each other’s efficacy, a synergistic effect.
Questions About ElectroElite
Why are ElectroElite Electrolyte Tabs Unique?
ElectroElite is unique in several ways. It’s the first electrolyte supplement to include sodium from Himalayan Pink Salt, which also contains small amounts of many other minerals, such as zinc and selenium. ElectroElite is also unique because it’s the first electrolyte supplement to contain the mineral, Iron. Iron is an essential mineral needed for oxygen transport, and when body iron status is low, endurance performance suffers. Including iron in your electrolyte supplement is an easy and logical way to ensure your iron status supports your endurance performance.
What is the Best Way to Take ElectroElite?
The best way to use ElectroElite is to first determine your sweat rate and sodium loss rate. As an estimate of your individual needs, one serving of ElectroElite is sufficient to replace the sodium lost in sweat for an average athlete. However, many individual variations exist and the environment can augment these factors as well, so you may need to adjust accordingly.
Can I Use ElectroElite as My Only Race Fuel?
You can use ElectroElite as your only source of sodium and other electrolytes. However, ElectroElite contains no calories, so it is not suitable for replacing carbohydrates needed to fuel exercise. If you are a salty sweater, ElectroElite has been designed to pair seamlessly with SustainElite, the best sports drink for endurance athletes.
Questions About WheyElite
What is the best way to take WheyElite?
WheyElite is a lightly flavored protein powder that mixes easily in water or milk. Mix 1 serving (1 Scoop) in 8-10oz of water. WheyElite can be used before or after training or throughout the day to help meet protein needs.
What is the difference between WheyElite and RecoverElite? Which one is for after training?
For endurance athletes, RecoverElite features a 4:1 carb to protein ratio for optimal recovery of BOTH muscle glycogen and muscles’ structural integrity (reduces muscle damage). WheyElite contains almost 0 carbohydrates for a more versatile recovery agent that can be consumed any time throughout the day.
What makes WheyElite the “best?”
WheyElite is specifically designed with endurance athletes in mind. It is a lightly flavored, refreshing protein drink with no nonsense ingredients that can have adverse effects. Only the purest natural ingredients can be found in WheyElite.
Questions About Creatine Elite
I thought Creatine was bad for endurance because it causes weight gain?
Creatine does retain water within the muscle cell. This is not necessarily a problem for 2 reasons. First, better hydration has known benefits for endurance athletes, and more fluid at the beginning of an event widens the margin for error for hydration during a race. In other words, we know all-too-well that rehydrating during races is a pain! Creatine can reduce the total volume of fluid that needs to be ingested. Second, water weight can be mitigated by using smaller doses of creatine of 2.5-3 grams. See the next question!
What is the best way to use Creatine Elite?
For best results, take 1 serving per day as a dietary supplement. To minimize storing extra water, take ½ serving per day. For more advanced protocols, see our article on Creatine Elite.
Why isn’t Creatine a featured ingredient in PerformElite? Shouldn’t creatine be taken pre workout?
PerformElite does not contain any creatine chiefly because research shows better results when creatine is supplemented post workout. Secondary to that reason, EndurElite firmly believes in efficacious dosing. Creatine can be efficacious at a wide range of doses, each with varying degrees of “costs” and benefits. We believe that decision is best made by the athlete, which is also why you won’t find Creatine in RecoverElite.