1. KODA ENERGY GEL
1.1 Are there any banned substances in KODA Energy Gels?
All KODA Energy Gel batches are tested by a third party agency with documentation showing their safe use for athletes.
1.2 Should I take fluid with a KODA Energy Gel?
Not if you don't feel like it. We are not sure why you are told to drink a lot of fluid when you consume an energy gel. The whole idea of energy gels is to provide a large amount of calories in a small volume. Consuming fluid with the energy gel increases the volume the stomach has to deal with. If you feel you need to drink after consuming a KODA Energy Gel then just have a small amount of fluid. Given the KODA Energy Gels have a low thermic effect it will pass through the stomach quite quickly without the need for a lot of fluid.
1.3 Can I combine eating a KODA Energy Bar with KODA Energy Gels?
Absolutely, in fact they work very well together particularly for long duration events when you feel you need some solid food option to satisfy hunger. Because the KODA Energy Gel moves so quickly across the gut into the bloodstream you rarely feel full. Combining the KODA Energy Gel and KODA Energy Bar is a smart move, particularly for longer duration events.
1.4 Which flavours contain caffeine?
Cola Vanilla, Green Plum and Cappuccino flavours contain 80mg of caffeine
2. KODA ENERGY BAR
2.1 What is a KODA Energy Bar?
KODA Energy Bar is a conveniently packaged, sugar free, dairy free, great tasting bar that is formulated to provide calories in a form that is easily consumed and digested to provide fuel for the brain and active muscles. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours and proudly Australian Made.
2.2 When do I use a KODA Energy Bar?
It can be used prior to, during and post activity. Depending on your personal preference you can consume the KODA Energy Bar whenever you feel the need for a solid food option during activity, or at anytime when you a need guilt free snack.
2.3 Are KODA Energy Bars Gluten Free?
KODA Energy Bars are gluten free and dairy free!
2.4 Do KODA Energy Bars contain caffeine?
KODA Energy Bars do not contain caffeine.
2.5 Does the KODA Energy Bar contain any animal products?
No they don't, they are suitable for Vegans.
2.6 Do you use high fructose corn syrup?
2.7 Why use a KODA Energy Bar and not another brand?
Everyone is different and developing food products, especially for athletes when senses are heightened during activity, is not an easy job. The fact is you are never going to please everyone. Having said that we doubt very much that a sports nutrition company has put as much effort and time into producing a range of products that encompasses all of the attributes that are critical to ensuring the athlete receives what they need when they need it, with the lowest sensory impact. In short, if you are looking for a solid food option to consume during activity, or anytime for that matter, you should try the KODA Energy Bar.
2.8 Should I take fluid with a KODA Energy Bar?
It is a personal preference. If you feel the need to consume fluid when consuming the KODA Energy Bar that is no problem. If you don't feel the need to consume fluid then that is no problem either. There are no hard and fast rules when providing advice to athletes on the consumption of food and fluid. Learn in training what works best for you.
2.9 Can I combine eating a KODA Energy Bar with KODA Energy Gel?
Absolutely, in fact they work very well together particularly for long duration events when you feel you need some solid food option to satisfy hunger. Because the KODA Energy Gel moves so quickly across the gut into the bloodstream you don't get that full feeling (which is why we think it is the perfect fuel during activity).
3. KODA ELECTROLYTE TABLETS
3.1 Why isn't there any calories in the KODA Electrolyte Tablets?
We already have the energy component in the KODA Energy Gels and KODA Energy Bars. Having a product like KODA Electrolyte Tablets allows you to focus purely on hydration. Calorie requirements during activity don't change regardless of the weather conditions. What does change is the volume of fluid you require based on the temperature and humidity. If you are relying on your calories from a powdered or ready made sports drink you are locked into that volume of fluid, irrespective of whether you need that much fluid at the time.
3.2 What is in KODA Electrolyte Tablets?
Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are the electrolytes present in the KODA Electrolyte Tablet. Although the emphasis is on the sodium component because it is what we lose most of in sweat. The formulation has been carefully considered to enable athletes with varying requirements to be able to address their hydration needs to suit them.
3.3 What's not in KODA Electrolyte Tablets?
There is no sugar in KODA Electrolyte Tablets so you can customise and adapt your hydration to your own physiological makeup and the changing conditions you train and compete in. Meaning you can add more tablets if you need to and change the volume of fluid that you drink based on how much you are sweating.
The KODA Electrolyte Tablets focus primarily on replacing what is lost in sweat. We do not lose sugar in our sweat.
3.4 How Do KODA Electrolyte Tablets differ to other sport Drinks?
Think of KODA Electrolyte Tablet as a sports drink in tablet form (without all the sugar) with the ability to carry your sports drink wherever you go... simple, smart and effective. The amount of sodium in the KODA Electrolyte Tablet is considerably more than traditional sports drinks as we have recognised that athletes lose far more sodium than any other electrolyte. Some athletes lose a lot more than others.
By removing the calories and separating your hydration from your calorie requirements allows you to customise the volume of fluid and the amount of sodium to address your individual needs and adapt them to any weather conditions.
3.5 How many tablets in a tube?
There are 12 tablets per tube enough to make 6 litres.
3.6 Are KODA Electrolyte Tablets Gluten Free?
Yes, just like the KODA Energy Gels and Energy Bars.
4. KODA 100% WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE
4.1 What is KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate?
It's an ultra-filtered 100% Whey Protein Isolate that is used to assist in muscle repair and recovery post exercise or competition.
4.2 What are the benefits of KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate?
The ultra-filtered powder means it is gentle on the stomach and mixes easily to ensure fast absorption.
4.3 When do I use KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate?
Post exercise and competition is the best time to use KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate to assist in recovery.
4.4 Can I mix KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate with milk?
You can mix KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate with milk, low fat milk, water or juice. You can add KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate to your smoothies or as a topping on your porridge.
4.5 Is KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate Gluten Free?
4.6 How does KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate differ to other protein powders?
It is the ultra filtration process that we use that sets us apart from other protein powders. You notice straight away how much easier the KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate is to mix and how gentle it is on the stomach.
4.7 Are there any banned substances in KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate?
Every batch is third party tested by HASTA and certificates can be provided on request.
4.8 Does KODA 100% Whey Protein Isolate contain caffeine?
There is no caffeine present in either flavour.