Torq Organic Energy Bar - Box of 15 x 45g
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TORQ Bar is an organic ultra-low fat moist and chewy energy bar, formulated to deliver TORQ's unique blend of multiple-transportable carbohydrates to the working muscles quickly and efficiently. TORQ Bar forms part of the TORQ Fuelling System.
Our TORQ Bar was the first performance product we ever produced (back in 2003) and recently we have evolved the recipe so that all of the new wave of TORQ bars are certified Organic by the Soil Association. All TORQ Bars, aside from the orange flavour bar also utilise fairly-traded fruit.
TORQ Bar forms part of the TORQ Fuelling System, so can be used alongside TORQ’s energy drinks, gels and chews to fuel optimal performances.
Each TORQ Bar provides 30 grams of multiple-transportable carbohydrates (1 TORQ Unit). For optimal performances, our TORQ Fuelling System recommends consuming 2-3 TORQ Units per hour which can be achieved through consuming a variety of fuelling products.
The higher your perspiration rates, the more TORQ Energy Drink you will need to consume relative to our more concentrated fuelling units – TORQ Bars, TORQ Gels and TORQ Chews. All of our fuelling products are optimised with multiple-transportable carbohydrates, the only difference between them is the texture; Smooth, Soft or Chewy.
Each TORQ Bar contains 30g of multiple-transportable carbohydrates.
We believe TORQ Bar to be the softest, most easy-to-eat energy bar on the market, making it extremely easy to consume whilst exercising. Having said this, there is no quicker way to consume 30 grams of carbohydrate (1 TORQ Unit) than via our TORQ Gel. We don’t recommend using TORQ Bar or TORQ Chew during high intensity racing or training, when heavy breathing makes consuming them difficult.
For these reasons, we advise combining TORQ Energy Drink with TORQ Energy Gels during higher intensity efforts and factor in TORQ Bars and TORQ Chews over the longer distances, where exercise intensities are lower, for variety.
- Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates
- Moist and Chewy
- Very Low in FatOrganic Certification
- Fairly Traded Fruit (Except Orange Flavour)
- Part of the TORQ Fuelling System
Multiple-Transportable Carbohydrates: TORQ Bar utilises a blend of glucose-derivatives and fructose founded on a now substantial body of peer-reviewed published research. The carbohydrate sources for TORQ Bar come from a special extremely low osmolality organic maize-derived maltodextrin (a long chain glucose derivative), organic oats, organic raisins, organic rice crisps and organic fructose syrup. 12 to 13% of the TORQ Bars’ ingredient matrix is derived from organic fruit – the fruit that gives the bar its flavour profile. This dual-delivery carbohydrate formulation has been proven beyond doubt to supply energy faster than any other combination of carbohydrates or single carbohydrate source formulations.
Here we thoroughly explain the research and why we have incorporated it into this product and others in the fuelling range.
Hypertonicity: The concentrated nature of TORQ Bar pitches its tonicity firmly in the hypertonic zone, meaning that the product has been optimised to prioritise fuel delivery over fluid supply. This, in combination with the unique integration of multiple-transportable carbohydrates and their soft, moist and chewy texture makes TORQ Bar an extremely potent useable fuel source. The TORQ Fuelling System outlines how TORQ Bars should be used in combination with our other fuelling products.
Hydration Management: TORQ Bar will clearly not satisfy your hydration requirements, so it is vital that you use this product in conjunction with TORQ Energy Drink to ensure optimal physical performance. As the TORQ Fuelling System confirms, you may experience high perspiration situations where the intake of TORQ Bar units should be limited in favour of TORQ Energy Drink consumption to address the body’s fluid and electrolyte requirements. On the other hand, in low perspiration environments, TORQ Bar and our other concentrated TORQ Units such as TORQ Gel and TORQ Chew should represent a more significant proportion of your fuel intake. As long as 2-3 TORQ Units per hour is maintained in every scenario, fuelling will be optimal, you just need to drink more of your fuelling units if perspiration rates are high and less when lower. The infographics and video in the previous tabs clearly illustrate this concept.
Low Fat: Another nutritional fundamental is that an energy product MUST be low fat for it to deliver the carbohydrate contained within it quickly and efficiently and although this is not a problem linked to energy drinks and gels on the market, manufacturers seem to struggle to keep the fat content low in their energy bars. This is principally because it’s exceptionally difficult to make a tasty low fat energy bar and also because seemingly nutrition brands’ principles and common sense literally fly out of the window when confronted with the dilemma that the public might be more interested in purchasing a chocolate/yoghurt coated energy bar, or a bar containing nuts even if it doesn’t work properly. The TORQ Bar, being the first product we ever produced, pretty much sums up our attitude to Performance Nutrition and to you as our customers. We’re here to make the best possible products using all the available research and we will absolutely not compromise.
Organic Certification & Fairly-Traded Fruit: All TORQ Bars are certified Organic by the Soil Association. All bars (except Zesty Orange) also contain fairly-traded fruit, providing farmers in developing countries a fair price for their produce. These values and principles are extremely important to us at TORQ and whilst we accept no compromise with regard to product performance, the same applies to flavour, nutrient quality and how our ingredients are sourced.
Suitable for Vegans: The formulation for TORQ Bar is entirely plant-based, so is suitable for Vegans.
No Flavours and No Colours: Under exercise stress, digestion is affected as blood is diverted to the working muscles and any solutes added to a product will raise its osmolality unnecessarily, making it harder to digest. So, irrespective of the health debate surrounding the consumption of artificial ingredients, during exercise is certainly not the time to take them. Therefore, no flavouring is added to TORQ Bar (we just utilise the natural flavours already present in the ingredients) and we don’t use colours (artificial or natural), because they simply don’t need to be in the product.
No Artificial Sweeteners: For the same reasons as highlighted above, we don’t believe in the use of artificial sweeteners like Aspatame, Acsulfame-K, Saccharine and Sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are 100’s of times sweeter than sugar and Aspartame/Acsulfame-K are particularly controversial with regard to long-term health. They offer no performance benefit at all and our stance is the same with these as with colours and preservatives – if they don’t need to be included in our formulations for functional reasons, why include them?
The research is clear, fuelling with carbohydrate and ensuring that you consume a Recovery Drink immediately after exercise will not only boost performance and assist in the overall recovery process, but it will also support your immune system, leaving you less vulnerable to infection.
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