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March 2018


Harvesting the fruits of winter

A golden year stands before us – and for Michelle Gisin, Nevin Galmarini and Fabian Riessle it has already arrived! Before they headed to South Korea, we set off for the far north to collect the most exquisite berries for our premium sports drink. Jolanda Annen, Swiss Triathlete of the Year 2017, tested the new Carbo Basic Plus Polar Berries. Her verdict: "The 'Special Edition 2018' is perfect for long sessions. And it even makes that last hour on the bike fun!"

Strengthened by nature

Anyone wishing to survive in the icy forests of Finland, within the Arctic Circle, needs to have strong defences. Only wild and hand-picked berries are used to make Carbo Basic Plus Polar Berries which contain a high concentration of flavonoids. These are what gives the plants their color and protect against harmful environmental influences such as free radicals. In people, phytochemicals can minimize the risk of infection and illness. The antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects are also beneficial in sport. After all, the same applies here as in nature: only the fit come out on top.

The perfect 'marathon' drink

Roman Furger won the Engadine Skimarathon for the third time (following 2012 and 2016) – the 50th anniversary of Switzerland’s largest cross-country skiing event. The winner was yet again able to depend on his Carbo Basic Plus. The hypotonic, acid-free sports drink with potato starch is the first choice for fast, digestible, high energy absorption. When facing several hours of endurance, as in the upcoming Cape Epic, the experts from the Centurion Vaude team with guest rider Nicola Rohrbach also take 1 to 2 sachets of the Ultra Energy Complex per hour. This easily avoids a slump in energy or hitting the wall. The flavonoids contained in the Carbo Basic Plus Polar Berries have a positive impact on the immune system of the athletes and on their regeneration between the individual stages.

'Bronze' Today – Gold Tomorrow

Bronze in the World Indoor Championships 2018 following Bronze in the 2016 European Championships: Mujinga Kambundji set a new standard in Birmingham. Not only did the fastest European beat the Olympic, World and European Champions in the 60m finals; the 25 year old from Bern also became the first Swiss sprinter to win a World Championship medal in 7.05 seconds – just 2 hundredth of a second over her own national record. While Kambundji and Indoor World Championship finalist Selina Büchel are setting their sights on the battle for the continental titles in August, European U23 Half Marathon record holder Julien Wanders (60:09 mins) is stopping off for the World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia en route to the Berlin Olympic Stadium. For WINFORCE, this is good enough reason to enrich the recipe for the Caffeine Shot Booster and Recovery Shake Power Protein.

Images: Valentin Luthiger / swiss-image.ch / athletix.ch