CANABERRY ENERGY GEL for high-intensity performance
In partnership with Sage Canaday, a world-class professional runner, we have decided to design a product specifically suited for road runners and triathletes. Sage's unprecedented athletic experience and Spring's scientific knowledge and food technology lead to the development of yet another sports nutrition marvel - the Canaberry gel.
- Designed for road runners and other athletes working at higher intensity
- Made with whole food ingredients
- No preservatives
- Low sugar content
- Revolutionary formula preventing GI problems
- Diverse energy sources
There are no vegan, whole foods type of performance nutrition products specifically designed for endurance athletes that could minimize GI distress.
COLLABORATION IS KEY
Sage Canaday, a plant-powered professional runner, and Rafal Nazarewicz, sports nutritionist, scientist and an ultrarunner, and Adam Goleniewski, a gourmet food lover, worked together to create something unique. After months of work, they created Canaberry.
HOW WE WILL USE THE FUNDS
We need your help to fund the Canaberry packaging as well as some additional equipment that will allow us to increase our production capacity.
We see Kickstarter as an amazing tool allowing the public/you to participate in the creation process and decision-making in the early stages of the product development. Collectively, it is decided whether the ideas are worth pursuing. If we succeed in reaching our goal, we are that much more confident that we have something that will benefit others. It will be a validation of our effort.
HELP US BRING IT TO MARKET
Spring is now looking for your help to bring this product to market. Launching a new product requires sizable upfront costs. It means additional production capacity, new packaging, new shipping and retail boxes, web design costs, new collateral and photography, additional staff training etc. Many of our athletes who already tried Canaberry or have heard about it keep asking about its availability. Without your contribution, making the ultimate fuel for road runners might be a distant future. Help us make it happen.
Frustrated with the lack of healthy energy gels, tortured with sugary sweet products, unable to reach goals because of GI problems, Rafal Nazarwicz, Ph.D., decided to make his own energy gel. Coincidentally, Rafal is a sports nutrition scientist, ultra runner, and a health fanatic.
In early 2014 Rafal teamed up with Spring's co-founder Adam Goleniewski (an entrepreneur and a foodie) and together they started working on creating a line of products for endurance athletes.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SPRING
Carbohydrates provide a significant portion of energy during exercise and they are most likely to be depleted. But an assumption that simple glucose is utilized by muscles and should be provided as an energy source has been proven false.
Recent studies show that high sugar and maltodextrin content along with preservatives are a direct cause of exercise-induced GI problems. High dose of sugar and maltodextrin, a glucose polymer, dramatically increases the osmolarity of stomach content. A solution with high osmolarity cannot be absorbed by your digestive system because it would destroy homeostasis - the internal order.
Research shows that most effective energy refueling can be achieved through a combination of various energy sources that include simple, complex and long-chain carbohydrates and fatty acids. The proportions between them are critical.
Spring’s finely tuned acidity and osmotically active nutrients improve absorption and reduce gastrointestinal distress.
Why is Spring so appealing to athletes?!
- Spring provides comprehensive solution for training and racing
- The first energy product providing diversified nutrients
- Made with whole foods
- Crafted based on scientific knowledge
- Zero artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and no added sugar
Spring is the first natural energy product that is specifically designed for certain types of intensity and type of effort. Different products play specific functions and help with parts of training and racing. Made with real food with zero artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and no added sugar, Spring products are designed to provide lasting energy without sugar overload.
Spring is supported by numerous of professional and recreational athletes including Hoka World Team Ambassador, Sage Canaday; Nike Trail Team, Sally McRae; World Record holder and World Champion in 24 hours, Patrycja Bereznowski; World and American Champion in triathlon, Kyle Welch, 24 Hour World Champion, Jon Olsen; 3 times Marathon Olimpic Trial participant, Becki Spellman and many more.
Everything in our products is real food. No preservatives. No artificial flavors. No concentrates. What you find in our products is highest quality whole foods mixed in specific proportions to provide a balanced energy source. Every ingredient we put inside our gels has its purpose. It's everything you need to refuel or hydrate, and nothing you don't.
Here is what goes into our Magic Chocolate McRaecovery mix. It was developed specifically for Sally McRae - hence the name.
OUR CURRENT PRODUCTS
Our pouches design features two punch holes that can be used to attach spring to gear. This allows for one hand open action and no littering with the top part of the packaging. The choice of thin and soft pouch material prevents skin soars when in a pocket or behind the belt. The pouch has no sharp edges which prevent discomfort when in contact with the lips.
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Successful athletes inspire us. Their drive, discipline, and commitment are a direct cause of their results. It takes enormous dedication to overcome the limitations or our physical boundaries. And perhaps more so our psychological ones. What is the force that makes us do the impossible? It's the desire to compete with ourselves and others.
Spring products embody this competitive spirit. Intangible yet many say they taste it in our gels.
"I’ve been using Spring’s products for the past few weeks and they’ve quickly become my go-to choice for on-the-run nutrition: natural ingredients that taste great and don’t cause me GI distress or energy crashes. There’s not a flavor I don’t like but I’ve been gravitating toward the Long Haul and McRaecovery (meant more for post-run but it’s calorie-dense and filling) early on in my long runs before switching to caffeinated Hill Aid in the later miles. I’ve been mixing Electroride Hydration Mix into my soft flasks—it’s cleaner than powder and doesn’t make me want to vomit when I drink it." -Mario Fraioli (2:28 marathoner, Olympic Marathon Coach)
"It's balanced, clean, and delicious!" -Sally McRae (Nike Trail Team)
"Ever since switching my endurance nutrition to Spring, I haven't experienced any of the gastrointestinal issues that used to always plague my long runs and hard efforts. Has truly done wonders for my training, fitness, and recovery! Thank you!" - Carl Solomon
"These products have been phenomenal when I use them in my ultramarathon training and races! I love them so much, that I end up sharing my gels with friends, and keep having to order more. Thank you for creating a more natural, easier to digest fuel!!" - Katy Cook
"This product has helped me to eliminate most of my hydration and refueling struggles on long runs (5-6 hrs). Thank you for a great product!!!" - Laszlo
"Spring nutrition has helped me so much in my running and I would not be the endurance athlete that I am now without spring nutrition." - John Mckay
"Omg. I tried a gel after a long hard run today and I loved it!! I'm definitely a fan and new customer. I love the fruit aspect. Thank you!!!" - Ingrid Walters
"I absolutely love this product! I have used them on my long runs all summer, and I haven't bonked nor had GI issues! Blocks and other gels would leave my stomach in a knotted mess within 15 to 20 minutes, and I haven't had any issues with Spring Energy! The flavors are great, and my favorite is the McRae recovery! Thanks for making a natural product!" - Mary Elizabeth
"SPRING ENERGY is the only fuel I've found that not only fits into my nutritional plan but also tastes great and provides solid sustained energy while training and racing in mountains. I'm so thankful I found Spring!" - Ash Walsh
Risks and challenges
The blueprint for the product has been laid out based on real physiological needs. It has been translated into the ingredients with the help of groundbreaking technology. It has been extensively tested by Sage and other runners in most difficult training and racing conditions. The product is ready to be launched. The release of the product can only be jeopardized by the lack of funds.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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