Greenfield Endurance Bar/drink
Anyone play around with endurance drinks or bars ala Ben Greenfield's recommendations? I'm thinking about trying to create a bar for snowboarding made with dark chocolate, MCT or coconut oil, essential amino acids or brand-chain amino acids, and some UCAN superstarch; but, before I start wasting a bunch of expensive ingredients, anyone have any thoughts or recommendations or experience to share?
potential ingredients list for a bar, or a drink/slurry designed for 4-6 hour hard snowboarding sessions:
MCT or coconut oil - 1-2tbsp/hr
EAAs or BCAAs - 5-10g/hr
UCAN superstarch - 100kCal/hr
d-ribose (or trehalose, maybe? if it works similarly)
cocoa and/or cocoa butter - flavour/taste, some theobromine and l-theanine?
Mr. Asprey mentioned, in podcast 102 also:
Magnesium malate - for anti-cramping
Sea salt - probably for anti-cramping and mineral/water balance
large doses of l-glutamine (after 2-3 hours, post-20 mile marathon equivalent)
B12 - ?
Oxaloacetate - most recommendations I see recommend this 30-60min prior to, but Dave seems to imply during was good too; Ben G. mentioned he uses 6 of the Upgraded Self ones before an Ironman (2 before, 2 at a chosen time, and 2 before the bike)