Carbs Fuel Original Sport Drink Mix

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The perfect all-in-one drink mix for all of your endurance activities. This simple, yet effective drink mix delivers 75 grams of carbs, 300 calories, and 500mg of sodium per serving.

This high carb and high sodium drink mix comes in a stand-up pouch containing 1,000 grams of carbs or a single-serving sachet containing a full serving size.

Cost per carb

At $36.00 for 1000 grams of carbs, the cost per gram of carbohydrate is 3.6 cents for the stand-up pouch.

At $3.00 for 75 grams of carbs, the cost per gram of carbohydrate is 4 cents for the single-serve sachet, the same as our 50g Original Energy Gel.

We encourage you to do the math elsewhere.

The perfect blend of Carbohydrates

A thoughtful blend of 4 simple and complex carbohydrate sources in a 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose ratio.

The use of simple and complex (such as highly branched cyclic dextrin) provides a rapid and prolonged energy release profile.

The right amount of sodium

500mg of sodium per 75g of carbohydrates effectively replenishes sodium lost through sweat.

Original Flavor

Our sport drink mix has no added flavors, but it has a light, smooth, and bright flavor profile. The ingredient list contains carbohydrates, acidity regulators, and sodium; this gives our drink mix a semi-sweet and slightly citrus taste.

Vegan Friendly & Gluten Free

Our drink mix is a suitable product for plant-based athletes and is gluten free.

No extra stuff

No preservatives, no added flavors, and no added colors.

Minimal ingredients to prevent gut distress.


Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Fructose, Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride

1000g Resealable Bag
1000g Resealable Bag
75g Single Serving

Drink Mix Highlights

  • Simple

    Seven ingredients - no preservatives, no artificial flavoring, no added colors. Simply contains 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose carbohydrates, acidity regulators, and sodium.

  • Effective

    Blend of 4 simple and complex carbohydrate sources and a meaningful amount of sodium to deliver 75 grams of carbs, 300 calories, and 500mg of sodium per serving.

  • Enjoyable

    Light, smooth, and bright flavor that is enjoyable all day long.

  • Affordable

    A kilogram of the best drink mix you've had for only $36.00

Drink Mix FAQs

What if I use more or less than the serving size?

One level scoop of our drink mix contains 25 grams of carbs, 100 calories, and 167mg of sodium.

Our serving size is 3 scoops from the stand-up pouch, or 1 single-serve sachet; this delivers 75 grams of carbs, 300 calories, and 500mg of sodium.

It is okay to use more scoops or fewer scoops of our drink mix, depending on your goals. If you'd like a lighter and more refreshing mix, consider using 1 or 2 scoops. If you'd like a more concentrated mix with more carbohydrates and sodium, try 4 scoops - just keep in mind the more intense flavor and the increased need for supplemental hydration.

How much water do I mix the Carbs Fuel Sport Drink Mix into?

Carbs Fuel formulated the full serving (3 scoops from the stand-up pouch or 1 single-serve sachet) to be mixed into a 500mL bottle, such as the Carbs Fuel 500mL Tacx Shiva bottle.

This serving may be mixed into a smaller flask or glass, but keep in mind the changes to the osmolality and flavor. You may consider decreasing the number of scoops to accomplish the right concentration. That said, you could continue with the same number of scoops (or more) and ensure you are staying hydrated through another bottle or pack.

You may also mix this serving into a larger bottle, but keep in mind this will make the product more diluted and lighter in flavor. This may be a great opportunity to increase the number of scoops per bottle!

How quickly does the Carbs Fuel Drink Mix dissolve?

We formulated our drink mix to rapidly dissolve in water. Our maltodextrin and Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin are relatively complex forms of carbohydrates and will require vigorous shaking or stirring to fully dissolve. Through vigorous mixing, expect our serving size to be fully dissolved within 5-10 minutes.

Keep in mind, the above expectation is with our full serving size in 500mL of room temperature water in mind. Cold water or less water in relation to the serving size will result in slower mixing.

How to combine the Carbs Fuel Energy Gel with the Carbs Fuel Drink Mix?

Some athletes love drink mix, other athletes love energy gels, and others like using both!

Depending on your carbohydrate and sodium consumption goals, you can use either product alone or in combination.

For example, if your goal is 100g of carbs per hour, you could achieve that through two of our energy gels each hour. Alternatively, you could achieve it through consuming one bottle with 4 scoops of our drink mix each hour.

What is the Original flavor and why doesn't Carbs Fuel offer other flavors?

The original flavor in our sport drink mix is light, smooth, and bright; it is neutral enough for athletes to enjoy consuming in hour 1 and hour 6 of their endurance activity.

We may launch drink mixes of other flavor variations in the future, but we think our original flavor is exceptional. We are focused on delivering a simple and effective product that helps more athletes effectively fuel their sport.

What are the carbohydrate sources in the Carbs Fuel Sport Drink Mix?

The Carbs Fuel Original Sport Drink Mix contains four sources of carbohydrates to reach a 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose ratio.

The four carbohydrate sources are Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Fructose, and Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (also known as Cluster Dextrin).

We found this blend of carbs to be the best for preventing GI distress, maximizing carbohydrate oxidation, flavor and texture, and ease of mixing.

Why 1:0.8 versus 2:1 Glucose-to-Fructose?

Current research suggests the optimal ratio of glucose and fructose, for maximal carbohydrate uptake and minimal risk of GI issues, is between 2:1 to 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose ratio. As of 2024, current research suggests the 1:0.8 ratio to be the most optimal, however, proper fueling is not black and white. There are numerous other factors to consider that may affect the athlete. Some example factors could be the product's palatability or the athlete's sensitivities to ingredients like preservatives and additives. Carbs Fuel thoughtfully selected a 1:0.8 ratio for the Original Sport Drink Mix, but a 2:1 ratio for its Original 50g Energy Gel.

Why does the Carbs Fuel Sport Drink Mix contain so much sodium?

Carbs Fuel thoughtfully included 500mg of sodium per serving to aid in the replenishment of sodium lost through sweat during exercise.

Sweat loss is very individual, some athletes lose over 1,000mg of sodium per hour, while others lose far less. Carbs Fuel formulated its drink mix to be a suitable all-in-one solution for the majority of athletes.

What is the Shelf Life of the Carbs Fuel Drink Mix

The Carbs Fuel Original Sport Drink Mix has a best-by date 24 months past the date of manufacturing. We include a desiccant pack in the stand-up pouch to prevent clumping over time. Keep your drink mix in a cool, dry place.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
New drink mix is awesome!

I'm already a big fan of the gels, so I was super excited to try the new drink mix. It's got the same great taste, but in a much lighter way. The sweetness of the gels never bothered me, but if you are sensitive, I think you'll find the drink mix is perfect while still delivering plenty of carbs per bottle. The original flavor makes it really easy to drink this all day and never get tired. Also super happy to see Carbs Fuel continuing their mission of making great fueling so affordable. Let's keep going!