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Power Gums

  • Quick and handy energy source
  • Optionally with activating caffeine or electrolytes
  • Tasty alternative to carbohydrates gels
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SPONSER POWER GUMS provide the body with quickly available energy for endurance during sport activities. The popular addition or alternative to the LIQUID ENERGY GELS is individually portioned. 5 pieces are approximately equivalent to the energy content of a LIQUID ENERGY GEL portion bag. Available in 2 variants/flavours.

Variant with FRUIT MIX flavour
Contains an additional 150 mg of caffeine (= about 2 cups of coffee) per pack (10 pieces) and is designed like an energy drink for the “extra kick” to support physical and mental performance. Caffeine helps to improve concentration as well as increased alertness and also helps to improve endurance*. Taurine and vitamins were additionally added.

Variant with COLA flavour
As caffeine-free variant, the product also contains BCAA and taurine. BCAAs are essential amino acids, that in their function as protein components, support muscles during performance.

* by an intake of 3 mg/kg of body weight at least one hour before performance

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Suitable as a quickly available source of energy during sport activities. As supplement or as alternative to gels or energy bars.

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Nährwerte/nutrition facts

100 g

75 g

(10 Stk/pcs.)

Energie/energy kJ (kcal)

1450 (340)

1090 (255)


0.2 g

0.15 g

davon gesättigte Fettsäuren/of which saturated fatty acids


< 0.2 g


< 0.15 g


78 g

59 g

davon Zuckerarten/of which sugars

45 g

34 g


6.2 g

4.7 g


0.07 g

0.05 g







0.8 mg


0.6 mg



10 mg


7.5 mg


Pantothensäure/pantothenic acid

4.0 mg


3.0 mg



1.2 mg


0.9 mg



0.8 µg


0.6 µg


*Nährstoffbezugswerte/nutrient reference values
Per 100 g (75 g): Vitamin B2
Koffein/caffeine 200 mg (150 mg), Taurin 780 mg (500 mg), Glucuronolacton 460 mg (345 mg)

Ingredients: Glucose syrup, sucrose, gelatine, humectant sorbitol, dextrose, acidulant citric acid, antioxidant ascorbic acid, flavour, taurine, glucuronolactone, maltodextrin, flavour caffeine, vitamins (nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin), glacing agent (fatty acids*, bee wax), colouring carmine. *medium chain triglycerides from canola and coconut oil

Developed and produced in Switzerland

Contains caffeine. Not recommended for children, pregnant women and caffeine sensitive persons.

Keep out of children’s reach.


Caffeine in Endurance Sports

Scientific evidence

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Effects of Caffeine

Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Caffeine in Sports

Dosage recommendations

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Spengler Cup Davos

Anniversary for SPONSER

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Game, set, match

Sports nutrition in tennis

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Caffeine in Endurance Sports

Science confirms – again – efficacy in endurance sports

Many studies have already proven the ergogenic effect of caffeine in competition. The focus was usually on a performance duration of about one hour. However, caffeine can also noticeably improve longer endurance performances, as the scientists Talanian/Spriet have demonstrated.

Their study investigated whether late caffeine intake during exercise would also lead to a significant improvement in performance. 15 athletes underwent four times a 2-hour cycling test, followed by a time trial that lasted 30 minutes. After 80 minutes (i.e. 40 minutes before the time trial), the athletes took either 200 mg, 100 mg or a placebo product with 0 mg caffeine without knowing what dose they were given. The results speak for themselves: The athletes with the highest caffeine intake performed best in the time trial (26:36 ± 0:22), followed by the athletes with the low dose (27:36 ± 0:32) and the placebo intake (28:41 ± 0:38).

The graph prepared by Asker Jeukendrup illustrates the outcome very well: » Timing of caffeine intake in long races

Conclusion for endurance athletes
• Taking caffeine during exercise, about 40-60 minutes before the desired effect, improves performance during longer endurance activities.
• 200 mg caffeine proves to be more effective than 100 mg caffeine.
• It seems beneficial to take additional caffeine during competition if performance peaks are targeted later in the race.
• Here too, taking 200 mg of caffeine around 40-60 minutes before the «peak» is optimal.

Good to know
Despite all the positive effects, it must be emphasized that caffeine supplementation only has the desired effect, if the athlete can tolerate the caffeine intake well. The previously propagated «caffeine wash-out», i.e. the renunciation of all caffeine sources during 24 hours before the competition, has been partially refuted, but seems to depend on the individual as well.

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Talanian/Spriet (2016): Low and moderate doses of caffeine late in exercise improve performance in trained cyclists. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Aug;41(8):850-5.

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

22. 04. 2020
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Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine in sports: position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)

The times when caffeine was on the doping list are long gone. But that does not mean that caffeine has no influence on athletic performance. Quite the opposite. The position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is very clear and summarizes the most important caffeine findings:

• Taking a sufficient dose of caffeine about 1060 minutes before exercise can increase concentration, alertness, and both anaerobic and aerobic endurance.

• Caffeine increases athletic performance at a dosage of 36 mg/kg body weight. A further improvement is not expected at higher doses. Conversely, however, too high doses (> 9 mg/kg) can produce adverse effects such as nervousness.

• Caffeine is more effective in free form compared to bound caffeine, as found in coffee, guarana or tea. One cup of coffee contains about 60100 mg of caffeine in bound form.

• Caffeine can increase alertness under prolonged stress, but also during periods of little sleep. This is not only important for participants in ultraendurance events, but also in mountain sports and on expeditions, as well as for students and during activities such as long car journeys.

• Caffeine is performanceenhancing during longlasting endurance activities and highly effective during timetrial performances (e.g. time trials).

• Caffeine is also beneficial for highintensity exercise, including team and ball sports such as soccer and tennis, which are characterized by intermittent exercise over a long period of time.

• The scientific evidence shows no caffeinerelated fluid loss or other adverse changes in fluid balance that could affect performance.

• There is evidence that taking lowenergy caffeine drinks/shots during targeted training for endurance or weight loss also promotes a small additional fat reduction, compared to exercise alone. However, it is necessary to use only lowenergy products for this purpose.

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on » caffeine

Goldstein ER et al. (2010): International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Jan 27;7(1):5.

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

05. 04. 2020
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Caffeine in Sports

Dosage recommendations for caffeine

Caffeine can significantly contribute to improving endurance performance. Many studies that have proven the positive effect of caffeine in competition have assumed a performance duration of about one hour. There are no studies on events lasting more than 24 hours.

Ideally, the intake of caffeine should be timed to suit specific phases in competition (performance decline, final phase, night-time, etc.). It is therefore advantageous to plan the intake times in order to coincide with the (mentally and physically) demanding performance phases.

Basically, the recommended dosage for caffeine in sports is around 3-4 mg/kg body weight. A person weighing 70 kg would consume 210-280 mg of caffeine, for example. The effectiveness curve of caffeine runs from about 30-40 minutes after ingestion to 3-4 hours afterwards. Afterwards, caffeine must be replenished. Negative effects due to overdose can only occur from 5-6 mg/kg body weight within this time period. However, this would primarily affect cognitive and not physical performance factors.

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on » race nutrition

Author: Remo Jutzeler
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETH

03. 04. 2020
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Spengler Cup Davos

SPONSER is the official sports nutrition partner of the Spengler Cup Davos for over 10 years

The oldest ice hockey club tournament in the world is coming up. At the 93rd Spengler Cup Davos 2019, from 26th to 31st December, you can experience top-class ice hockey in a rousing atmosphere and unique location.

Since 2009 SPONSER has been the official sports nutrition partner of the traditional tournament in the Landwasser Valley. It provides the athletes of all teams before and after the match with high-quality sports drinks, tasty energy bars and indispensable energy gels. Many of the athletes have felt new power for another match after an ACTIVATOR caffeine shot. Or pulled greedily on the red and white SPONSER drinking bottle filled with refreshing ISOTONIC Red Orange during a 2-minute penalty. It won't be any different this year. A rich food buffet with POWER GUMS, LIQUID ENERGY GELS, bars and ACTIVATOR ensures that all athletes are perfectly catered for and full of energy storm over the ice.

Six teams - one goal
The schedule of the 93rd Spengler Cup Davos shows that ice hockey fans can look forward to exciting fights on the ice, which will sweeten the days between St. Stephen's Day and New Year's Eve. Besides the host HC Davos and Team Canada, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, a top team from the Continental Hockey League, will travel to Davos. The cult club HC Ambri-Piotta from Ticino will be the second Swiss team to participate for the first time. From the Czech Republic comes none other than reigning champion Ocelari Trinec. In addition, the traditional Finnish club TPS Turku will be curving across the ice from the country of the world champion.

SPONSER is proud to enjoy the trust of the players and the organisers for more than ten years and wishes everyone involved six exciting and thrilling days around the ice in Davos.

20. 12. 2019
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Game, set, match

All you need to know about sports nutrition in tennis

During the short breaks after the sets you can see cracks like Roger Federer eating half a banana and or having a drink from time to time. Does a tennis athlete need specific sports nutrition and if so, what do you need to know?

Short breaks on the court
Numerous, but short breaks during sets mean that sports nutrition in tennis has to meet special needs: Sports nutrition must not only be consumable quickly, but must also be as tolerable as possible. So if you see tennis stars eating half a (ripe) banana during the sets, there is nothing wrong with that. For a match lasting several hours, however, this snack is definitely not enough.
Tennis players can therefore rely on liquid energy from the tube, for example with a LIQUID ENERGY GEL (with or without caffeine), a high-quality, carbohydrate sports drink such as COMPETITION, LONG ENERGY or ISOTONIC or a few bites of a HIGH ENERGY BAR. In search of a noticeable caffeine kick that reawakens motivation and concentration, we recommend an ACTIVATOR ampoule or a few POWER GUMS out of the bag. The previous and regular use of MENTAL FOCUS can offer clear advantages in terms of cognitive performance both in technical training and in competition.

Indoor or outdoor
From a nutritional point of view, it makes no difference whether a tennis match is played indoor or outdoor on sand, grass or hart court. However, the climatic conditions can vary significantly and thus have a corresponding influence. Temperature and humidity are central parameters that must be taken into account when eating on the tennis court. In the cold and in low humidity, nutrition has primarily to cover the energy demands of an athlete. In the heat or in great humidity the body needs considerably more liquid. If matches over three, four or sometimes five sets including tie-break are expected, a carboloading two days before the competition is recommended. If the heat on the court is high, a previous soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER can be very useful. Players with a high sweat rate and a tendency to cramp additionally use SALT CAPS or MUSCLE RELAX shots.

Regeneration during tournaments
In tennis tournaments lasting several days or even two weeks, regeneration plays an important role. The recommendations are therefore: Regular carboloading with CARBO LOADER, every second or third day. In hot and humid regions, soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER is recommended to increase sodium levels and thus prevent dehydration and cramps. Always take a carbohydrate-protein shake such as PRO RECOVERY after every match and additionally consume a protein shake MULTIPROTEIN or CASEIN in the evening before going asleep. If frequent travel and/or contact with large crowds is necessary, the use of IMMUNOGUARD prevents the risk of infection.

24. 10. 2019
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