Sports nutrition company PowerBar has rolled out a new sports beverage called PowerBar Performance Sports Drink for athletes in the UK.

The new powdered drink will have increased sodium levels for more effective re-hydration and vitamin-B to support the energy metabolism, the company said. It will be available in orange, berry and lemon flavours, at a retail price of GBP9.99 per 750ml PET container.

PowerBar is also revamping its ProteinPlus Recovery Drink, which retails at GBP11.99, to incorporate a new packaging and vanilla flavour.

The company said the Performance Sports Drink product results in faster energy delivery to working muscles, following research findings that when athletes consume a 2:1 mixture of glucose and fructose the maximum oxidation rate of ingested carbohydrates is 35 to 40% higher than from glucose alone.