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The first striped energy bar--featuring 2 distinct flavors in one great tasting bar!
Fueling your training and competition is what drives us. As a trusted source of sports nutrition for 10K runners, Ironmen, Olympians and Lance Armstrong, PowerBar Performance bars are specially formulated with the ideal blend of natural ingredients for world class energy and peak athletic performance. So whether youre an avid marathoner or just looking for long-lasting fuel while you power through your Sunday bike ride, you can be sure that PowerBar Performance bars will deliver the healthy edge you need.
Designed by athletes, for athletes, each low-fat, nutritious PowerBar Performance bar contains a unique, easily digestible blend of ingredients engineered specifically for the nutritional demands of endurance athletes.
Developed to be high in carbohydrates, the bodys most efficient source of fuel, each PowerBar Performance bar packs 25 grams of complex carbs. That means you can easily satisfy the energy demands of your favorite endurance sports. Add to that our exclusive vitamin formulation which includes 100% DV of the antioxidant vitamins C and E and 100% DV of all eight B-complex vitamins to aid energy metabolism, plus 9-10 grams of high quality protein to help muscles recover and rebuild. These ingredients all add up to superior sports nutrition in a convenient, no-melt, no-crumble bar that fuels your personal best, no matter where your adventures take you.
1: Should I use PowerBar Performance bars?
If you want the energy to help achieve optimal athletic performance, PowerBar Performance bars are for you. Originally developed for use by elite endurance athletes, PowerBar Performance bars are designed to provide immediate and sustained energy for athletes who want a natural advantage in all types of activities.
2: When should I use PowerBar Performance bars?
For best results, eat a PowerBar Performance bar 30-45 minutes before activity along with 8-16 ounces of water or other fluids. This will help you absorb nutrients and maintain hydration. For events that last more than one hour, eat one PowerBar Performance bar for each hour of activity.
1: How does PowerBar Performance provide energy?
Approximately 75% of the energy in a PowerBar Performance bar comes from carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates (40 45% of total carbohydrates) are in the form of glucose and fructose derived from corn, grapes and pears. Complex carbohydrates (50-55% of total carbohydrates), in the form of maltodextrin, brown rice, and oat bran, offer a longer lasting source of energy. Each PowerBar Performance bar is also fortified with 100% daily values of the eight B-complex vitamins important to energy metabolism. And approximately 15-17% of the calories in PowerBar Performance bars come from a high quality source of protein that aids muscle growth and recovery.
2: What are some of the other nutritional advantages of PowerBar Performance bars?
Low Fat. Only 8 13% of PowerBar Performance calories come from fat, making the bar an excellent, low fat, easy-to-digest energy source.
High Quality Milk Protein (lactose removed). PowerBar Performance bars contain high-quality milk protein that has been processed to remove lactose. Milk protein is a complete protein, providing all of the essential amino acids required by the human body. Amino acids aid in repair, growth, and development of muscle. Please see information below about lactose intolerance.
Branched Chain Amino Acids. High-quality amino acids (leucine, valine and isoleucine) are added to each PowerBar Performance bar.
Vitamins and Minerals. PowerBar Performance delivers vitamins and minerals vital for aiding energy metabolism, including 100% daily values of the antioxidant vitamins C and E, all eight B-complex vitamins, and 30-35% Daily Value of essential minerals such as Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium and Chromium. That means each PowerBar Performance is a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals.
Fiber. The oat bran in a PowerBar Performance bar provides high quality soluble fiber.
Caffeine: Caffeine can help increase mental alertness. Our Cappuccino flavor contains approximately 25mg of caffeine (equivalent to about 8 oz. of soda or 4 oz. of coffee). Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter contain approximately 15mg of caffeine.
3: Are all PowerBar Performance flavors created equal?
All PowerBar Performance bar flavors have essentially the same ingredients and nutritional content for the U.S. market. Internationally, our products vary slightly to conform to specific country regulations.
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
1: Is PowerBar Performance bar approved for diabetics or hypoglycemics?
PowerBar Performance bars have been used successfully by many diabetics. However, it is important for anyone with diabetes or hypoglycemia to consult a physician before using PowerBar Performance.
2: Can I eat a PowerBar Performance bar during my pregnancy?
Yes. PowerBar Performance provides essential nutrients like protein, iron, folic acid and vitamin C that your body needs during pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician for additional information.
3: Can children eat PowerBar Performance bars?
PowerBar Performance bars make a nutritious addition to a childs balanced diet. Young children, aged 4-6, should be limited to to 1 bar per day, while a whole bar is appropriate for children 6 or older. Consult your pediatrician for additional information.
4: I'm lactose intolerant. Can I eat a PowerBar Performance bar?
PowerBar Performance contains high-quality milk protein that has been processed to remove lactose. While the amount of lactose in a PowerBar Performance bar is small (lactose = less than 1%), it may cause some gastric upset in individuals highly intolerant of lactose. All PowerBar Performance bars are made with dairy ingredients.
5: I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar Performance bars?
If you are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, or gluten (from wheat or barley) you should not eat PowerBar Performance bars.
Peanuts and Nuts: PowerBar Performance bars are made on equipment that processes products with peanuts and/or nuts. If you have peanut or nut allergies, we recommend that you do not eat PowerBar Performance bars. Consult with your physician for more information.
Milk: All PowerBar Performance bars contain milk (with lactose removed). If you are allergic to dairy products, we recommend that you do not eat PowerBar Performance bars. Consult with your physician for more information.
Soy: All PowerBar Performance bars are made on equipment that processes products with soy. If you are allergic to soy, we recommend that you do not eat PowerBar Performance bars. Consult with your physician for more information.
Gluten: All PowerBar Performance bars contain gluten in the form of oat bran. In addition, some flavors contain wheat and barley ingredients. If you are allergic to these ingredients, we recommend that you do not eat PowerBar Performance bars. Consult with your physician for more information.
6: Are there any Trans Fatty Acids in PowerBar Performance bars?
PowerBar Performance bars do not contain any trans fats.
Trans fatty acids are substances that, depending on intake and total dietary patterns, can raise total blood cholesterol levels, and can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol.
Currently, the FDA does not require food manufacturers to list trans fats on nutritional labels. However, the FDA will soon be publishing a final rule that will require food manufacturers to begin listing trans fatty acids, if the product contains more than 0.5 grams per serving. According to the proposed rule, PowerBar Performance bars would claim (0) zero trans fats.
7: Do PowerBar products contain Genetically Modified Ingredients?
PowerBar uses ingredients that meet our high quality standards and are in full compliance with U.S. government regulations.
Genetically modified (GM) crops grown in the US have been reviewed extensively by the FDA, USDA and EPA, who have determined that GM crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts.
Because the use of GM crops does not affect the safety or quality of the ingredients made from them, we do not require that our suppliers specify the origin of the crops they use.
1: How long will my PowerBar Performance bars last?
Each PowerBar Performance bar is stamped with a best by date. Although it is safe to eat PowerBar Performance bars after this date, we recommend that you use PowerBar Performance bars by the best by date to ensure youre getting the full nutritional benefits of the product.
2: Why do PowerBar Performance bars freeze?
Because this optimal formulation is low in fat and has a water-base, you may find that PowerBar Performance bars do tend to freeze in colder weather. Keep your PowerBar Performance bar close to your body or warm it prior to eating to retain its soft texture.
INGREDIENTS: High Fructose Corn Syrup With Grape And Pear Juice Concentrate, Oat Bran, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Isolate, Brown Rice, Almond Butter, Natural Flavors, Glycerin, Cochineal Extract (Color).
MINERALS: Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Gluconate, Iron (Ferrous Fumarate), Copper Gluconate, Chromium Aspartate.
VITAMINS: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12.
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS: Leucine, Valine, Isoleucine. Made On Equipment That Also Processes Peanuts, Nuts, And Soy.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts current as of March 2003. Please see shelf packaging for any changes.
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