PHOENIX, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The GLUKOS Company Inc., an all-natural performance energy foods brand, congratulates recently signed sponsored athlete Jared Ward for qualifying at the U.S. Marathon Trials for a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Ward ran an impressive 2:13:00 marathon in unseasonably warm conditions to secure the third and final spot on the men's marathon team.
As a world-class endurance athlete constantly pushing his body to the max, Ward is an ideal fit to represent GLUKOS' line of energy and protein performance products. Ward will optimize his training, performance and recovery while training for the 2016 Olympic Games by utilizing GLUKOS, which provides consumers twice the energy, twice as fast as other leading energy products on the market, to fuel his body every step of the way.
"Running marathons definitely takes a toll on my body and GLUKOS provides me the fuel I need to continuously train and perform on each run. GLUKOS is extremely effective at providing me the quick and effective energy necessary to compete against the world's best," said Ward.
GLUKOS founder Mark Jensen, a former collegiate runner and Ironman competitor, realized there was a gap in the energy product market. This led him to extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes, similar to an oral IV. GLUKOS is similar to an IV because it contains the same basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes like potassium. Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy unlike other energy products that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which actually creates lactic acid, and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweetener.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jared as an athlete and human being. We are excited to play a fulfilling role in his dream of running in Rio," said Jensen.
GLUKOS is available in six energy products, including a ready to drink, gels, powders, tablets, gummies and bars and two protein products including a powder and bar. GLUKOS is available in sports specialty retail stores across the country for athletes that want to perform at their optimum levels while competing. For more information on GLUKOS, please visit GlukosEnergy.com or check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
GLUKOS Company Inc.
GLUKOS is a natural energy foods brand that provides the ultimate source of natural energy for athletes to perform at their optimal levels. Whether an athlete is training or participating in sport, GLUKOS is the ultimate pre- during- and post-workout energy source that absorbs into the bloodstream instantaneously providing twice the energy twice as fast as any other energy product on the market. Developed by triathlete and former collegiate runner Mark Jensen, GLUKOS can be consumed in six different delivery mechanisms, including ready to drink, powder, gel, gummy, tablet and bars. Unlike other energy drinks, GLUKOS has no side effects, no crash and absolutely nothing artificial.
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