June 21, 2018

Rekarb - The first 100% natural energy syrup

Summer is often synonymous with taking up a sports challenge. That is why Familiprix is thrilled to fuel your training sessions and races with Rekarb, the very first 100% natural maple energy syrup.

A healthy lifestyle

Rekarb’s founders, like most runners and athletes, always ate well and focused on a leading a healthy lifestyle. They envisioned developing products that were healthy and did not contain any additives or preservatives.

Because maple syrup is a 100% natural product that has not been transformed and contains no artificial colors or preservatives, it is a rich source of carbohydrates that are easily metabolised into glucose by the body. Maple syrup provides the energy needed to perform and increases endurance. After a workout, it helps to quickly restore glycogen reserves. Being a source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, maple syrup is a must-have for athletes because these three minerals have an important role in muscle contraction and release. It is also an excellent source of manganese and zinc, two minerals necessary for muscle recovery.

The science behind maple syrup

Maple syrup is a natural energy source that contains lots of antioxidants. A total of 63 antioxidants compound have been found in this bio-organic cocktail. These nutrients have the capacity of neutralising free radicals which protects cells from the oxidizing stress generated during long term effort. In other words, the intake of antioxidants before and after workout reduces muscular fatigue and eases recovery.

Energy syrups

Rekarb energy syrups are made from simple ingredients, including maple syrup. Each energy syrup contains 150 mg of sodium that comes from sea salt. This helps to increase the amount of electrolytes, especially during long periods of cardiovascular effort. Offered in a practical package that you can bring anywhere, Rekarb energy syrups are an affordable and healthy way to fuel your body without chemical products.

The energy syrups are more liquidy than traditional gels, which means you can swallow them quickly and easily. Rekarb energy syrups do not contain any ingredients that can be hard on the stomach, such as maltodextrin, which can cause bloating and cramps in athletes. All Rekarb energy syrups are made with maple syrup and come in four unique flavours:

  • Raspberry - Baobab
  • Maple
  • Cocoa
  • Matcha Latte
  • A Québec-based company Saveurs de Rekarb

Rekarb is not only a 100% natural product. The syrups are also made, as much as possible, with local resources throughout each step of the production process:

  • The packaging comes from a company from Montréal.
  • The maple syrup comes from several maple syrup producers in Québec
  • The packaging machine was designed and made in Laval.
  • The cocoa comes from Barry Callebaut, which is located in Saint-Hyacinthe

While Rekarb is offered in various sports stores across Québec, Familiprix is the only pharmaceutical brand to offer these energy syrups.

Rekarb is supported by many ambassadors who are committed to health living, including:

  • Patrice Godin: Actor - Ultramarathoner - Author
  • Dominic Arpin :  Radio/TV host - Journalist - Runner