Matok V’Kal launches energy mouth spray

27 Feb 2019

Matok V’Kal has launched its new 6-calorie solution to help boost stamina during high-endurance workouts and sports activities with the announcement of Fit4style Energy Spray.

Matok V’Kal launches energy mouth spray

Matok V’Kal has launched its new 6-calorie solution to help boost stamina during high-endurance workouts and sports activities with the announcement of Fit4style Energy Spray. According to the company, Fit4style energy spray can help maintain stamina for up to 75 minutes.

The oral energy spray comes in a reusable package and can be clipped to any garment for easy access during running or any other sport activity.

Each unit of Fit4styleEnergy Spray delivers 1.3 gr. of carbohydrates and mint extract that coats the mouth. Studies are said to indicate that the presence in the mouth of certain carbohydrate compounds can help mimic ingestion of caloric energy, fooling the body into generating a short burst of extra energy.

“Fit4style Energy Spray offers a new solution for short-duration, high-endurance workouts and sport activities,” said Noam Kaplan, CEO of Matok V’Kal. “The innovation is backed by a growing body of research and recommendations by global sports groups that found that, in a workout of up to 75 minutes, there is no need to consume carbohydrates; it is sufficient to have their presence in the mouth. By tricking the mind into believing it is being nourished — relying on the sensation of food energy without actually providing it — the information is converted into actual energy.”

The company notes that, according to Science magazine, the human tongue might actually have a sixth sense. Researchers have found that in addition to recognizing the five taste types, tongues also detect the presence of carbohydrates, the body and brain’s main source of energy. Several animal studies have shown that some mammals can distinguish between sugars of different energy densities.

A similar ability has been proposed in humans, with research showing that simply rinsing the mouth with certain carbohydrates can improve physical performance by activating areas of the brain that control movement. How this works is still unclear, but the effect has been designated the “carbohydrate mouth-rinse effect.” This may, says Matok V’Kal, explain the practice amongst sport professionals who are often seen taking a swig of liquid and swishing it around the mouth before spitting it out. Fit4style is claimed to give the same effect without the need to spit out the solution. Just spray and go.

The new product contains peppermint extract which contributes to the energy increase. This is based on a double-blind clinical study showing that oral ingestion of peppermint oil incurs instant effects on physiological parameters and exercise performance after five minutes, with incremental improvement after one hour.