Jelly Belly - Sports Beans Energizing Jelly Beans Fruit Punch - 1 oz.
Jelly Belly Sports Beans Energizing Jelly Beans Fruit Punch are packed with nutrients that you need to blast through any athletic endeavor. Natural flavors and real juice give Fruit Punch the extra kick that you crave. Jelly Belly Sports Beans Energizing Jelly Beans Fruit Punch are a favorite among elite athletes for its vibrant taste, and the vitamins and electrolytes contained in each serving make its potency as exercise fuel unquestionable. Used by the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team and other athletes, Jelly Belly Sports Beans Energizing Jelly Beans Fruit Punch are a clinically proven, great tasting way to maximize sports performance.
Each bag of Jelly Belly Sports Beans Energizing Jelly Beans Fruit Punch contains:
- Vitamins B & C
What are Sport Beans jelly beans?
Sport Beans jelly beans are a first-of-its-kind new jelly bean product from the makers of Jelly Belly! They have been specially formulated to fuel and replenish your body during exercise.
What are the benefits of eating Sport Beans?
A single pack of Sport Beans (1 oz.) contains 24 grams of carbohydrates to fuel your body during intense exercise, and a balanced supply of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) vital for maintaining fluid balance. In addition, Sport Beans contain Thiamin (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Niacin (Vitamin B3) to help burn carbohydrates and fat, as well as Vitamin C to protect muscles and cells against oxidative damage.
What makes Sport Beans different from regular jelly beans?
Sport Beans are specially formulated with sports performance in mind. Sport Beans provide a source of easily digestible carbohydrate for fuel, the electrolytes sodium and potassium for proper fluid balance, and B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for energy metabolism and good health.
Are Sport Beans Kosher Certified?
YES! Both regular Sport Beans and Extreme Sport Beans have received the respected certification of the Orthodox Union. Look for the OU symbol on our Sport Beans bags.
New Changes to Sport Beans
What changes have you made to Sport Beans? They look different.
Sport Beans have been reformulated and now come in a new resealable bag made from a lighter and more portable material. The new formula includes 6 real fruit juices and all natural flavors. We have replaced sugar with evaporated cane juice (sucrose) and corn syrup with tapioca syrup (a mix of the sugars glucose and fructose). All the colors now come from natural sources.
Will the new Sport Beans have any impact on performance?
Research studies that investigate how carbohydrate enters into your system shows that a mix of carbohydrate sources, such as those from tapioca syrup and evaporated cane juice, are better used by the body when compared to a single carbohydrate source like glucose alone in a sports product. Also, the real fruit juices used in Sport Beans add an extra carbohydrate source that your muscles can also use as fuel.
Ingredients and Flavors
What carbohydrate source is used in Sport Beans and is this beneficial?
The primary carbohydrate sources in this product are evaporated cane juice (sucrose) and tapioca syrup (a mix of the sugars glucose and fructose.) This carbohydrate blend is similar to what is used in sport drinks and other products designed for fueling during workouts and competition. Fruit juice is also added, bringing another new carb source into Sport Beans.. According to a variety of research studies, the mix of carbohydrate sources used in Sport Beans is well taken up by the body. In fact, a mixture of carbohydrate sources as found in Sport Beans gets into your system more efficiently compared to a single carbohydrate source, such as glucose alone, in a sports product.
Why do Sport Beans contain sodium and potassium?
Sport Beans offer a balanced supply of electrolytes vital for maintaining fluid balance. The 80 mg sodium /40 mg potassium split is optimal in aiding fluid balance by enhancing water absorption and water retention in cells.
Do Sport Beans contain caffeine?
No, Sport Beans jelly beans are caffeine free. But Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans do contain caffeine.
Since Sport Beans contain sodium, how do they fit into the diet of a person with hypertension?All Sport Beans, both regular and Extreme are a low sodium food containing less than 100 milligrams of sodium per packet. People with hypertension should consult their physician regarding recommended sodium intake and other methods of controlling high blood pressure.
Science and Research
Have Sport Beans been scientifically tested as performance boosters?
Yes! In a study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine Sports Program, Sport Beans were proven just as effective as popular sports drinks and gels in maintaining blood sugar levels and improving exercise performance in competitive endurance athletes.
How were the levels of carbohydrate, electrolytes and other nutrients established?
The nutrient levels found in Sport Beans are based upon established recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The ACSM guidelines recommend consuming 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrate per hour during exercise lasting 60 minutes or more. These guidelines also recommend drinking 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water every 15 to 20 minutes and to include the electrolyte sodium at a set level. Sport Beans also provide a good source of B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for good health.
How should Sport Beans jelly beans be used?
Sport Beans are easy to use and they taste great, too!
- Before workout: Eat one packet about 30 minutes before exercise with 1-2 cups of water.
- During workout: Eat as needed, aiming for one packet every 45 minutes of activity.
- After workout: Eat to help replenish muscle stores of carbohydrates.
As always, consume with water to replace fluids lost through sweat.
Who are Sport Beans jelly beans for?
Sport Beans are made for a broad range of active people including endurance athletes, weekend warriors and sports enthusiasts. In fact, Sport Beans are appropriate for anyone engaged in prolonged exercise of 60 minutes or more.
Can I eat Sport Beans with other sports products?
Yes, you can eat Sport Beans along with drinking sports drinks and other sports products such as carbohydrate gels or bars by managing your intake, depending on the intensity and duration of your workout. The goal is to take in roughly 120 to 240 calories per hour of extended exercise or activity along with 1/2 cup of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes. You can meet the goal by consuming a combination of items or one alone - check the product label for calorie counts per serving and adjust accordingly. Sport Beans have 100 calories per packet.
Extreme Sport Beans
How does the Extreme Sport Beans product differ from the regular Sport Beans energizing jelly beans?
The formula used for both regular and Extreme Sport Beans is identical except that Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans include 50 mg of caffeine.
What are the benefits of new Extreme Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans with caffeine?
Just like regular Sport Beans, new Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans are packed with power to maximize sports performance. Each one ounce bag delivers 24 grams of carbohydrates to fuel your body during intense exercise and a balanced supply of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) vital for maintaining fluid balance. Both regular and Extreme Sport Beans also contain Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Niacin (Vitamin B3) for carbohydrate and fat burning as well as Vitamin C to optimize energy release. Each bag of Extreme Sport Beans includes 50 mg of caffeine, about the same amount as in a half cup of brewed coffee, for those times when you need an extra edge in a workout or competition. There are numerous clinical studies that have documented how caffeine improves sports performance including improved endurance, reduced perceived exertion (RPE), enhanced agility, faster sprint speeds, and increased power output.
Is there anyone who should NOT use Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified caffeine as Generally Recognized as Safe for adults and children in 1958. The American Medical Association (AMA) has a similar position on caffeine's safety, stating that "moderate tea or coffee drinkers probably need have no concern for their health relative to their caffeine consumption provided other lifestyle habits (diet, alcohol consumption, etc.) are moderate as well." The AMA defines moderate caffeine consumption as about 300 mg which is equal to about 3 to 4 cups of brewed coffee. However, Jelly Belly does not recommend Extreme Sport Beans for children, teens, or pregnant or nursing women. For them, we recommend our regular Sport Beans.
How does caffeine affect the body and sports performance?
Caffeine is considered an "ergogenic" aid and acts as a mild stimulant to the central nervous system. It temporarily speeds up your heart rate, increases brain activity and stimulates blood flow throughout the body. The result is an extra edge that can provide a range of documented benefits including improved endurance, reduced perceived exertion (RPE), enhanced agility, faster sprint speeds and increased power output.
Do I need to worry about how many Extreme Sport Beans I consume in a competitive sporting event?
Probably not. However, different organizations have different regulations regarding caffeine on board and you will need to understand these if you are competing in an event. Before using Extreme Sport Beans in an athletic competition, consult with your sports medicine physician, athletic trainer or sports dietitian. We also recommend experimenting with use of regular and Extreme Sport Beans to find your optimal combination - especially during longer competitions. Extreme Sport Beans do not need to be your only source of fuel during a competition.
Does caffeine contribute to dehydration?
Caffeine does not contribute to dehydration. Because caffeine increases blood flow throughout the body, including the kidney, it can cause an increase in urine production. However, the body of scientific evidence on this issue confirms that caffeine in moderate doses (about 300 mg of caffeine) does not cause dehydration.
Have Extreme Sport Beans been scientifically proven to enhance sports performance?
Extreme Sport Beans have not yet been tested, but our regular sport beans have been clinically tested. In a study conducted by the University of California Davis School of Medicine Sports Program, Sport Beans were proven just as effective as popular sport drinks and gels in maintaining blood sugar levels and improving exercise performance in competitive endurance athletes.
What carbohydrate source is used in Extreme Sport Beans and is this beneficial?
The primary carbohydrate sources in both our regular and Extreme Sport Beans products are evaporated cane juice (sucrose) and tapioca syrup (a mix of sugars, glucose and fructose.) This carbohydrate blend is similar to what is used in sport drinks and other products designed for fueling during workouts and competition. Added fruit juice puts a new carb source into Sport Beans as well. According to a variety of research studies, the mix of carbohydrate sources used in Sport Beans is well taken up by the body. In fact, a mixture of carbohydrate sources as found in Sport Beans gets into your system more efficiently compared to a single carbohydrate source, such as glucose alone, in a sports product.
Can I eat Extreme Sport Beans with other sports products?
Yes, you can eat Extreme Sport Beans along with drinking sport drinks and other sport products such as regular Sport Beans, carbohydrate gels or bars by managing your intake, depending on the intensity and duration of your workout. The goal is to take in approximately 120 to 240 calories (or 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates) per hour of extended exercise or activity along with ½ cup of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes. However, as you build your fuel plan, keep an eye on your total consumption of caffeine before and during your workout since many sport drinks, other sport products and soda also can contain caffeine.
Myths & Answers
Sport Beans provide the energy you need!
Myth:Complex carbohydrates are a better energy source than simple carbohydrates when exercising.
Fact: All carbohydrates are ultimately processed into the same simple sugar component (glucose) for energy. Gram for gram, complex carbs provide the same amount of energy as simple carbs.
- Simple carbs are derived from glucose, fructose, or a combination of the two (examples: Sport Beans, sport drinks, fruits, sodas).
- Complex carbs are derived from a complex structure of glucose called starch (examples: potatoes, breads, pastas, some sport gels).
- Both types of carbs share the same basic sugar unit- glucose.
Sport Beans’ High GI benefits your work out!
Myth:High GI foods negatively impact physical performance.
Fact: High GI foods like Sport Beans are optimal during exercise since muscles use glucose (sugar) as fuel and need it quickly.
Sport Beans will not cause a “crash”!
Myth: High GI foods create a “spike” and “crash” in energy levels.
Fact: High GI foods like Sport Beans do create a rapid rise in blood sugar, providing quick energy. However, there is no actual “crash” that occurs – blood sugar levels simply return to normal.
Clinical Research Shows Sport Beans Work
16 healthy non-smoking, male and female cyclists and triathletes participated in the study and varied between the ages of 23 and 45.
The participants completed a series of four 10-kilometer time trials while ingesting one of three different kinds of carbohydrate supplements (including Sport Beans) or water alone.
The athletes achieved 32-38 second faster times in the trial with Sport Beans rather than water alone.
In addition, the athletes completed the time trials with the highest average "power outputs"
Sport beans performed as well as gels and sport drinks in a simulated 10K cycle race following an endurance ride, and significantly better than water alone.
Summary of the study:
Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team
Leading athletes with leading nutrition! The Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team is celebrating 10 Years in Professional Cycling. The Jelly Belly Team is comprised of 11 riders from The United States, Australia and Canada. They are managed by Danny Van Haute. Now entering his 8th year with Jelly Belly Cycling, the man they call “The Beast” is a veteran leader. Van Haute has used his vast experience as a pro rider as well as director to create a cohesive unit that seems to get better every year. His dedication to the team and the sport has made him a much-respected figure in cycling. The Jelly Belly Pro Cyclists are supported by two soigneurs, two team mechanics and one team doctor.
Team Sport Beans / NTTC
Sport Beans is proud to sponsor the Team Sport Beans/NTTC Triathlon Team. Founded in 1982 by triathletes Tom Peters and Mark Wendley, the NTTC has guided its members to over 200 victories in triathlons all over the world. That track record, combined with Jelly Belly’s makes Team Sport Beans/NTTC a can’t-miss success.