Suggested Doses by Body Weight*:
Up to 120 pounds: up to 1 scoop/hour
120-155 pounds: up to 1.5 scoops/hour
155-190 pounds: up to 2 scoops/hour
190+ pounds: up to 2.5 scoops/hour
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
You can mix and consume Perpetuemthree different ways depending on individual preference and logistical concerns. Please experiment with the following options to determine which works best for you.
- The One-Hour Bottle: This method works best in training or racing situations where you have a support crew and vehicle. They can keep your mixed bottles chilled and prepare fresh bottles of fuel along the way. If you’re without a support crew but still want to use this option for mixing, keep in mind that it’s obviously less convenient, as you’ll have to stop more frequently to mix your fuel drink. Also, because you are trying to fulfill both hydration and caloric requirements from one source, you have limited ability to adjust one without affecting the other. Either way, with or without a support crew, to make the one-hour bottle, mix the suggested number of scoops of Perpetuem for your bodyweight in a small (20 ounces) or large (24-28 ounces) water bottle. Consume one bottle hourly.
- The Multi-Hour Bottle: This is by far the most convenient method of fueling because it allows you to be self-contained for many hours, requiring only additional plain water along the way. The only limitation is how many scoops you can fit into a bottle. Determine your proper hourly intake of scoops by experimenting with the numbers from the dosage chart. Let’s say you’ve determined through testing that 1.5 scoops of Perpetuem per hour is your ideal caloric intake. You need a 6-hour fuel supply. Multiply the number of scoops you need by the hours that you will be exercising (in this case 1.5 scoops x 6 hours) and place in a large bottle with as much water as will fit. You may need to add a few scoops at a time to get it all to mix well. Then “nurse” this bottle, taking small sips every 15-20 minutes. In this concentration, the water in the mixed bottle does not contribute more than a couple of ounces to your hourly fluid intake needs. To meet your fluid requirements, carry a second and possibly even a third bottle of plain water, or use a hydration system, or know where you can refill along your route. Drink according to the temperature/humidity and your exertion level so that you consume in the range of 16-24 ounces of plain water per hour. When using the multi-hour bottle, as long as you can obtain water along the way, you’re set for hours of hard training.
- Gel or Paste: If you want to carry the highest volume of calories in the least amount of space, this is your best option. Perpetuem can be made into a super-concentrated, near paste-like consistency and dispensed from a small flask. Using a blender or bowl and spoon, mix scoops of powder with a small amount of water, gradually adding water as necessary to create the consistency desired. Remember that the heavier and more concentrated Perpetuem is mixed, the sweeter and stronger the flavor will become. Depending on how many scoops per hour you have determined you require, and based on how concentrated the mix is, each flask of Perpetuem can supply you with 2-4 hours of fuel. As with the multi-hour bottle, you must carry additional bottles of plain water or use a hydration system to meet your fluid requirements.
|Calories from Fat
|Phosphorus (as Sodium Tribasic Phosphate)
|Chromium (as Chromium Polynicotinate)
|Carnitine (as L-Carnitine Tartrate)
|Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)
WHAT IS IN PERPETUEM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Carbohydrates - As with all Hammer Nutrition fuels, they never add simple sugars to the carbohydrate profile. PERPETUEM contains a specific maltodextrin, which provides nearly 87% of its caloric composition in long chain carbohydrates.
Protein - A new calcium-enhanced soy protein isolate known as "XT" makes up nearly 10% of the caloric profile of PERPETUEM, the same percentage as is cannibalized during long slow endurance workouts. This particular soy protein contains a very high amount of intact, cardiovascular-enhancing isoflavones.
Fat - A de-oiled "super lecithin" (extracted from the soybean) is ideal for consistently and reliably fueling the body and maximizing energy production from stored fatty acids.
Sweetener - We use Energy Smart, the same healthy sweetener in Hammer Gel, in PERPETUEM. This gives PERPETUEM a mellow-orange "Dreamsicle" flavor.
Additional Nutrients -
* Tribasic Sodium Phosphate (TSP), the main nutrient found in Race Day Boost, is included in a specific, hourly-effective dose. TSP is an exceptional buffering agent that neutralizes the effects of excess lactic acid during exercise and helps to increase endurance by balancing the acid/alkaline levels in the blood.
* Chromium Polynicotinate is a trace mineral that adds a hormone-like regulation to expand efficient carbohydrate metabolism. Since all carbohydrates are eventually reduced in the body to simple glucose (the body's primary source of energy), Chromium Polynicotinate provides the go-between action by "plugging" serum glucose from the bloodstream directly to the muscle cell.
* L-Carnitine, an amino acid cousin, acts as a transporter of fatty acids into muscle mitochondrial cells where the muscle fuels are burned for energy production. Most of us carry at least 85,000-90,000 calories of energy in fatty-acid stores. If the body is depleted or low in L-Carnitine, our fatty acid reserves are unavailable because they lack sufficient amounts of this carrier agent.
* Choline Barbitrate, a member of the B-complex family, also functions at the cellular level, helping the body access its stored fatty acids for energy conversion.
* Carnosine, a naturally occurring dipeptide from the amino acids histidine and alanine, functions primarily to buffer lactate buildup in muscle structures and acts as a multiple free-radical scavenging antioxidant.