Here at ESD we push our physical limits and explore the world trying all sorts of outdoor activities. Whether it’s going to a 2-day firearms training course, exploring a new city, or summiting a distant mountain. All of those activities can be fun, but if you don’t take care of your body, you can find your energy reserves quickly depleting. When you need that extra energy boost or just want something sweet, maple syrup is a great source of fuel. We’re pleased to announce that we are now carrying a selection of Untapped maple syrup! Untapped traditional Maple syrup, Coffee, Salted Raspberry, and Salted Cocoa.
Maple Syrup? For energy? Is that some crazy New England thing? Well yes, but it also has a number of benefits as compared to traditional and currently available energy options. We personally like the fact that it’s all-natural and minimally processed. Maple syrup is created by boiling down sap from maple trees and removing the water content until it’s roughly 65% sugar. The result is a total body fuel that has loads of nutritional benefits not seen in other sports supplements.
Maple syrup is low Glycemic meaning it will offer a prolonged steady flow of energy instead of a quick burst and then a subsequent crash. Products like the coffee untapped are infused with organic coffee which has naturally occurring caffeine in just the right amount to leave you with a quick pick me up and not feeling jittery. Maple Syrup contains Calcium, riboflavin, zinc as well as other essential minerals and electrolytes to keep your body chemistry perfectly balanced. These promote energy production, and muscle recovery, and help prevent cramping. Maple Syrup contains over fifty antioxidants and polyphenols to help fight free radicals. These harmful agents are produced when your body is working hard or even from just daily stress. Maple syrup is also water-soluble which makes it easier for your body to absorb over other energy gels. In addition, it won’t leave you with an upset stomach because it is naturally occurring and not synthesized in a lab.
And that’s just the nutritional side of things. Untapped Maple Syrup packets are lightweight, packable, and can go in bags, pouches, or pockets and take up virtually no room. Leaving you with extra space for camera gear, extra clothes, more batteries, or anything else you need for your adventures. It’s made locally (to us) in Richmond Vermont and the ingredients are all-natural and are simple to read (Organic Vermont Maple Syrup, Organic coffee, Organic Cocoa, Organic Raspberry Juice, Sea Salt).
If you’re unsure which flavor to try, we have a quick run down from everyone within the team. The top two were the original maple syrup and the coffee, salted cocoa came in third and salted raspberry we found to be a great addition to pancakes, waffles, bread etc. On its own the raspberry flavor can be overwhelming. All in all you can’t go wrong and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!