About Turbo+ Powder
Turbo+ Powder is an isotonic carbohydrate energy drink containing 62g carbohydrate combined with menthol extract. This unique blend of carbohydrate and menthol is designed to meet in-session fuelling requirements whilst also helping to reduce the increased thermal stress that occurs with indoor turbo training sessions. Turbo+ Powder is designed to be used as a mouth rinse and drink strategy at regular intervals during exercise to exert its maximum benefit.
To understand the science behind our Turbo+ range, check out our blog here.
Exercise capacity and performance is often reduced when exercising in hot conditions due to both elevated physiological strain and feelings of thermal discomfort.
One of the main contributors to the early onset of fatigue in hot environments is enhanced feelings of discomfort and a perception of being hot and uncomfortable. With this in mind, Turbo+ Powder is formulated with menthol extract to improve the ability to tolerate such heat stress by reducing thermal perception through the refreshing and cooling sensations that menthol evokes.
Through these mechanisms, menthol consumption during exercise makes it easier to breathe and results in improvements in both time trial and time to exhaustion exercise performance.
Exercise in the heat also increases the reliance on carbohydrate as a fuel. The rinse and drink strategy for Turbo+ Powders is also beneficial given that carbohydrate stimulates receptors within the mouth which have a stimulatory effect on the central nervous system (CNS) and ultimately enhances exercise performance.
Add Turbo+ Powder to 500 ml of cold water and shake well. At regular 5-10 minute intervals during exercise, rinse 25-50 ml of Turbo+ Powder solution around the mouth for 5-10 seconds and then swallow.Warning: Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Food Supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet.
Nutritional content below is for the Turbo+ Powders
|Typical Values||Per 100g||Per Serving 65g|
|Energy||1620kJ / 381kcal||1053kJ / 248kcal|
|of which saturates||0g||0g|
|of which sugars||34g||22g|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Flavouring, Magnesium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Natural Menthol Flavouring (containing min. 20% menthol), Potassium Chloride, Sweetener (Sucralose).
For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold. May also contain Soy, Nuts and Peanuts.
For full ingredient information please select from the flavours below
Science in Sport Turbo+ Powder FAQs
Who is Turbo+ Powder for?
Turbo+ Powder is formulated for those completing indoor turbo training sessions and is designed to meet in-session fuelling requirements whilst also helping to reduce the increased thermal stress that occurs with these types of sessions.
When should I use Turbo+ Powder?
Turbo+ Powder should be used as a mouth rinse and drink strategy during your indoor turbo training sessions. At regular 5-10 minute intervals during exercise, rinse 25-50 ml of Turbo+ Powder solution around the mouth for 5-10 seconds and then swallow.
Why is menthol included?
The inclusion of menthol improves the ability to tolerate hot environments by reducing thermal perception and makes it easier to breathe through the refreshing and cooling sensations that menthol provides.
Is it Informed Sport tested?
Yes, Science in Sport Turbo+ Powder is tested under the Informed Sport programme.
Such a nice change from the normal fruity flavours. That kick in the taste from the minty is great.
Hoping it’s as good as the gels.
Brilliant stuff for cold winter sessions in the pain cave!
A nice refreshing drink for indoor training
Gusto fresco , ideale per l’estate calda
Great taste when dying of thirst
Odd at first but very addictive and refreshing must try
Works well, tastes amazing
I’m hoping this will aid my indoor training over the winter
A useful product that really does help you to feel cooler when indoor training, I would consider a lower concentrate the first use, just so it’s not as big a shock to the senses.
This stuff really works. I must admit I was sceptical, but got given some for my birthday, and now use it regularly when on Zwift. Lovely cooling menthol taste.
Unsure about this item
My review for the blueberry version is much the same as this flavour in terms of effect but for me this flavour itself is awful - really did not like the taste. I used it on a 20 minute spin/turbo session and I think it did a good job but maybe a 30 minute one is needed for the full effect and to drink the 500ml over the course of the session. The problem is that I can't stand the flavour. I experimented with a 500ml mix of this with 500ml of water with a tab of something else and the flavour was then palatable but lost some of the cooling effect over a 50 minute spin. The score reflects my personal taste not the product itself which I think does a good job, if you like citrus mixes (particularly from SIS) then I imagine you'll really enjoy this
I've tested this for the first time on the new Mont Ventoux route during the virtual TDF. I'm not convinced yet. The cooling effect of the menthol was there, without a doubt. It was comparable to the feeling a very minty chewing gum could give you. Both in your mouth and lungs. However, it felt like breathing wasn't as comfortable (if it even could since Ventoux) compared to using the normal SIS hydro. The taste of gels and bars was also a bit minty. I tried it outside too, during a less intense ride but on a pretty warm day and I kinda enjoyed it more. It feels like the taste didn't linger as much, perhaps due to a lesser dry mouth. I'm not convinced yet.
Very nice, different taste but works well
I’ve given it five stars, rather obvious what I think of the product so why do I have to write a review?
Not tried as a pre turbo session (yet). Used on a road ride to test flavour. Spot on for me. Certainly gave a jolt to the taste buds.
Ottimo sopratutto quando lo si usa nelle giornate calde, reintegra molto bene
Io uso solo un misurino, 2 davano troppo fresco allo stomaco quando li bevevo
Never received it
Buon integratore anche per uscite a temperatura estiva.
Buon prodotto, soddisfatto
Not so good for indoor training but really good for outdoors, especially walking. Delivery by Hermes was awful as usual. Left with a neighbour but no card to tell me which one. When are SIS going to use Royal Mail who know how to deliver parcels properly?
Great when overheating
Great idea, and the mix of carb and electrolyte work well - just not a fan of the menthol... would definitely invest in more of this if there wasn’t the menthol.
Absolutely amazing product. You can bring your energy in a sec
Was very surprised how well this works when on the Turbo
Had my doubts about this, but surprised how well it works for me, certainly refreshing if you follow the instruction and swill it in the mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. The Menthol flavour will not be to everyones taste but I like it and will continue to use it when I am on the turbo. Obviously more expensive than the standard Electrolyte powders but for me its worth it.
Wanted to like it but tastes like drinking mouthwash. Makes you feel cool but I couldn’t stomach it after about half a bottle!
Ideal for indoor training, easy to use and take.
I prefer the powder to the gel with the same flavour.