“Your sports drink should work as hard as you do.” That’s how G3 Labs Inc., Phoenix, talks about its new minoTOR™ premium sports drink supplement (www.drinkminotor.com). 


-- Brian Grabowski is CEO and co-founder.

“Over the past 50 years there has been little to no innovation in the sports drink industry,” he says. “We’re continually presented with all too similar products that only offer a new name, flavor, or color, with no advancements in formula or ingredients. Typical ingredient profiles contain artificial colors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, salts, and sugars.

“The truth is, most sports drinks are largely ineffective and focus entirely on correcting electrolyte imbalances that the typical consumer does not experience. These oversights are what lead us to create the premium sports drink that provides energy, endurance, strength, and recovery.”

Grabowski says ready-to-drink minoTOR contains a precise blend of 4.2g of amino acids, vitamins and minerals to provide powerful energy, sustained endurance, substantial lean muscle gain—as well as accelerated recovery. By promoting increased oxygen utilization, lactic acid buffering, and an overall improved rate of perceived exertion, activities “feel” easier, he says.

With only 50 calories per serving, minoTOR integrates well with training regimens and nutritional meal plans. It contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The product comes in a 16.9oz bottle and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Grabowski says minoTOR has “a hint of refreshing citrus” but that G3 Labs “wanted to create a clear, non-descript flavor that had a viscosity similar to water—and just tastes good.”

minTOR features Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine from Kyowa Hakko USA. Kyowa Hakko says Sustamine is an ingredient that works on multiple levels to help rehydrate the body and sustain energy levels during exertion. Sustamine combines L-Glutamine (the most important amino acid for stimulating muscle protein synthesis) and L-Arginine (an amino acid needed for rebuilding your body’s glycogen stores). Sustamine enhances performance and recovery in three primary ways. It helps replace lost electrolytes and fluids; repair damaged muscle proteins; and refill the body’s energy stores.

Sustamine is a stable dipeptide of L-Alanine and L-Glutamine. Kyowa says Sustamine is more easily absorbed by the body than complex protein molecules. This makes Sustamine a highly effective ingredient for hydration, endurance and recovery. Vegetarian, allergen-free and the only GRAS L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, Sustamine also is tasteless, odorless and stable in liquids.