We recommend consuming 2 to 3 servings (200-300calories) of powdered drink mix per hour of activity. Mix with 16-24oz (500-700ml) of water.
Once mixed, it is recommended you consume within 24 hours. If stored in a fridge or cooler, expect Long Haul to stay fresh for 5 days.
Each serving of Ultra Endurance Fuel is 28g and contains exactly 100 calories. Our bags come with a 63cc scoop, which is 1/4 cup (well, technically 0.266 cups, but close enough).
None! Long Haul is vegan, gluten free, soy and dairy free, and contains no artificial sweeteners or colors.
An overwhelming majority of our ingredients come from Midwest manufacturers. All ingredients are purchased from US-based companies.
Long Haul contains a low amount of added sugar, which means there is little to no sweetness imparted from our carbohydrate sources. Other companies that use maltodextrin commonly add stevia, erythritol, or aspartame to improve sweetness, but many people do not enjoy the chemical flavor of these additives, and sugar alcohols such as erythritol can even cause gastric distress. To provide sweetness to our products we add a very small amount of monk fruit extract, a natural sweetener with a refreshing natural flavor.
Muscle tissue begins to break down after 3-4 hours of continued use. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle protein, and a steady supply of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and glutamine can help delay muscle fatigue, offset muscle tissue breakdown, and jump start the recovery process.
Studies indicate that theanine may help regulate mood and mental clarity, particularly during exercise. When consumed with caffeine, it is also known to help prevent the caffeine jitters. While theanine may not improve physical performance, it may help you stay focused during longer, more demanding efforts.
For our initial launch of Ultra Endurance Fuel, we do not offer any flavors with added caffeine. However, we do plan to expand our lineup to include caffeinated varieties of many of our current flavors by mid-2022.
As a new company, we do not have the resources to offer products in multiple sizes. We believe that our 30 serving bags offer athletes the opportunity to sample and use multiple flavors at a reasonable price without committing to large purchases. In the future, we do plan to offer larger bags at a lower price per serving as well as single-use stick packs. And if you're a fan of stick packs, might we suggest going to the grocery store, picking up a 100-pack of ziplock portion snack bags, and filling some up … they're basically the same as stick packs, but they save you a bunch of money!
We are always on the lookout for inspirational endurance athletes to sponsor and support. If you want share your love of Long Haul with the world, and get some free swag in the process, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are 100% committed to endurance athletes, and that means supporting local and regional races. If you are a race director or belong to an organized club/team, and are interested in collaborating with Long Haul, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Nature is our playground. Forests and trails are where we go to train and race, and to find calm and joy. And while we are a new, very small company, Long Haul plans to do its part to serve as a steward for the planet.
From Day 1, we have kept an accounting of the carbon footprint of our operations all along our supply chain, from our raw ingredient distributors, to manufacturing, right on through to customer delivery, and we offset that footprint by purchasing carbon credits that support the production of clean, renewable energy.
We have also partnered with 1% For The Planet to donate a portion of our annual revenue to support various environmental causes.
So ... if you're a runner and you use hard bottles, you may have noticed a bit of foam build up, especially when your bottle is at least half empty. That's a result of the amino acids in Long Haul. When liquids with amino acids or whey protein are shaken, the amino acid molecules rise to the surface, create surface tension, and form small bubbles. Every sports drink or recovery drink that contains amino acids has this problem.
Cyclists generally won't notice this as their bottles are not subjected to repeated shaking during exercise. When used with a soft flask or bladder, Long Haul will produce little to no foam. When using a hard bottle, attempting to minimize the amount of air in the bottle will go a long way to reducing any foam build up due to shaking.
Not yet, but one of the first things we plan to do after beginning manufacturing is to send off samples to Informed Choice to be tested for certification. We have every expectation of being certified.