Tips from Toni Hasler, Natascha Badmann’s Red Bull is deﬁnitely more than just a party drink. The original energy drink also has a lot to offer for athletes. What’s in it, how does it work and how can it be used effectively for sports? Toni Hasler, trainer and nutritional counsellor, provides the answers.
There is no doubt for Toni Hasler: suppliers. Consequently, Red Bull can an athlete’s performance: the ultimate
“Red Bull ﬁlls vital gaps in every be put to optimal use by the organism drop in the level of blood sugar results in
athlete’s nutritional plan.” He should during athletic performances.
triathlete, Natascha Badmann, as RED BULL BEFORE, DURING
you have to refuel regularly to maintain
AND AFTER SPORT
the effect until the ﬁnish, although it
rance athletes. Toni Hasler is also a Optimal use of Red Bull as part of an can actually work to your advantage
professional nutritional counsellor.
athlete’s diet varies, depending on when taken in the end phase,” explains
the discipline. Athletes whose sport Toni Hasler. Mixing it with water and
WHAT’S IN IT?
demands resiliency and coordination consuming it at regular intervals over
The contents of the silver-blue cans need nourishment which stimulates a longer period of time will level out
have given rise to a few discussions and enhances concentration, whereas the effects of sugar. Alternatively,
and rumours. The composition is endurance athletes rely especially on the energy drink works like an added
in fact not at all obscure: caffeine, ample energy reserves. A combination boost—and if timed properly, it will
taurine, carbohydrates and vitamins of the two is ideal for athletes who play carry you right to the ﬁnish.
(B6, B12) are the main ingredients and ball sports, team sports or compete in “Sport is both exertion and relief; the
essential components of performance tournaments, athletes who have to per-
right proportion is the key to success.”
factors. Firstly, caffeine (one can contains form precise sequences of motion for Toni Hasler knows what it means to
about as much caffeine as a cup of longer periods of time, be it shooting a take on and cope with an iron man or
ﬁltered coffee) stimulates circulation ball through the hoop or performing a cycle race. Regeneration also means
and the brain, leaving you feeling alert series of jumps on the snowboard.
and ready to perform. Secondly, taurine, The ﬁrst and most important rule, depots. This is where Red Bull can
the substance which has contributed to however: Red Bull is not a substitute also be of service – not only after
the myth about Red Bull, is an amino for an adequate intake of ﬂuids! Endu-
acid which is actually produced by rance athletes in particular should mix and after training sessions.
their energy drink with water (a 1:1 ratio).
rably broken down during endurance It is generally known that the intake of
sports. Thirdly, carbohydrates, which staple foods should occur four hours For further information contact:
Toni Hasler describes as the “super prior to major competitions involving Toni Hasler Sports Coaching
fuel” in the human motor. Thanks to endurance. In contrast, a marksman www.toni-hasler.ch, ofﬁce@toni-hasler.ch
or chess player who consumes the Telephone +41 34 445 5808
nolactone, the energy value of a can energy drink ten minutes before the start
of Red Bull is 135 kcal. Lastly, the B will beneﬁt from the vital kick. Bear in Brochures/nutritional information
vitamins aid metabolism, namely in mind that a brief surge of sugar during for athletes: Red Bull Communications,
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