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SPORT BEANS ENERGIZING JELLY BEANS
GENERAL QUESTIONS

What are Sport Beans jelly beans?

Sport Beans jelly beans are a first-of-its-kind carbohydrate replenishment for sports performance from the makers of Jelly Belly®. They have been specially formulated to fuel and replenish the body during exercise. As glycogen stores in the muscles become depleted during prolonged exercise, a carbohydrate source helps maintain blood sugar levels to keep you going.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines recommends consuming 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per hour during exercise lasting 60 minutes or more. These guidelines also recommend drinking ½ to ¾ cups of water every 15 to 20 minutes and to include the electrolyte sodium at a set level. Sport Beans also provide a good source of B1, B2, B3 and C vitamins for good health. 

What are the benefits of eating Sport Beans?

A single pack of Sport Beans (1 oz.) contains 25 grams of carbohydrates to fuel your body during intense exercise, and a balanced supply of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) vital for maintaining fluid balance. In addition, Sport Beans contain Thiamin (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Niacin (Vitamin B3) to help burn carbohydrates and fat, as well as Vitamin C to protect muscles and cells against oxidative damage. One pack is a single serving of 100 calories.

What makes Sport Beans different from regular Jelly Beans?

Sport Beans are specially formulated with sports performance in mind. Sport Beans provide a source of easily digestible carbohydrate for fuel, the electrolytes sodium and potassium for proper fluid balance, and B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for energy metabolism and good health. 
INGREDIENTS AND FLAVORS

What carbohydrate source is used in Sport Beans and is this beneficial?

The primary carbohydrate sources in this product are cane sugar (sucrose) and tapioca syrup (a mix of the sugars glucose and fructose). This carbohydrate blend is similar to what is used in sport drinks and other products designed for fueling during workouts and competition. In fact, a mixture of carbohydrate sources as found in Sport Beans gets into your system more efficiently compared to a single carbohydrate source, such as glucose alone.
Research studies that investigate how carbohydrate enters into your system have shown that a mix of carbohydrate sources, such as those from tapioca syrup and cane sugar, are better used by the body when compared to a single carbohydrate source like glucose alone in a sports product. 

What flavor of Sport Beans are available?

Sport Beans come in four great flavors: Lemon Lime, Orange, Berry and Fruit Punch, each in its own single flavor package. Extreme Sport Beans come in three flavors: Pomegranate, Cherry and Watermelon.<br/>
For those who like to mix it up with more than one flavor, we also have an Assorted bag that features the four Sport Beans flavors, and an Extreme Sport Beans Assorted bag.

What is the source of the colors and flavors for Sport Beans?

Sport Beans are flavored with seven real fruit juices and other natural flavors. Naturally sweetened by cane sugar and tapioca syrup. The added colors are derived from natural sources including vegetable colors. 

Why do Sport Beans contain sodium and potassium?

Sport Beans offer a balanced supply of electrolytes vital for maintaining fluid balance. The 80 mg sodium /40 mg potassium split is optimal in aiding fluid balance by enhancing water absorption and water retention in cells. 
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Have Sport Beans been scientifically tested as performance boosters?

Yes! In a study conducted by the University of California, Davis School of Medicine Sports Program, Sport Beans were proven just as effective as popular sports drinks and gels in maintaining blood sugar levels and improving exercise performance in competitive endurance athletes.

How were the levels of carbohydrates, electrolytes and other nutrients established for Sport Beans?

The nutrient levels found in Sport Beans are based upon established recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The ACSM guidelines recommend consuming 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrate per hour during exercise lasting 60 minutes or more. These guidelines also recommend drinking 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water every 15 to 20 minutes and to include the electrolyte sodium at a set level. Sport Beans also provide a good source of B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for good health. 
SPORT BEANS AND CHILDREN

Are Sport Beans appropriate for use by children?

Sport Beans offer the same benefits to children as they do for adults. Children lose fluids and burn carbohydrates during sports and play. The amounts of carbohydrates, electrolytes, and vitamins in Sport Beans are safe and appropriate for children to use when participating in rigorous activities.

The electrolytes in Sport Beans - sodium and potassium - are present in very low amounts and are designed to aid in fluid balance. Children, like adults, need these electrolytes for good health.

The % Daily Value (%DV) of nutrients set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a recommended intake set for various nutrients such as protein and carbohydrate. The DV is based on an average consumer (four years and older) who intakes 2000 calories daily. The Daily Values are considered appropriate for anyone who matches this description, including children.

However, Jelly Belly does NOT recommend Extreme Sport Beans™ for children, teens, or pregnant or nursing women. For them, we recommend our regular Sport Beans. 
SPORT BEANS EXTREME ENERGIZING JELLY BEANS

How do Extreme Sport Beans differ from the regular Sport Beans energizing jelly beans?

The formula used for both regular and Extreme Sport Beans is identical except that Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans include 50 mg of caffeine.
Sport Beans jelly beans are a sports nutrition chew, specially formulated with sports performance in mind. They provide 25g of easily digestible carbohydrate for fuel during exercise. Plus they include electrolytes sodium and potassium for proper fluid balance, and B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for energy metabolism and good health.&nbsp; Each single serving package is 100 calories.​

What are the benefits of Extreme Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans with Caffeine?

Extreme Sport Beans jelly beans are packed with power to maximize sports performance. Each one ounce bag delivers 25 grams of carbohydrates to fuel your body during intense exercise and a balanced supply of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) vital for maintaining fluid balance. Both regular and Extreme Sport Beans also contain Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Niacin (Vitamin B3) for carbohydrate and fat burning as well as Vitamin C to optimize energy release.

Each bag of Extreme Sport Beans includes 50 mg of caffeine (approximately the same amount as in a half cup of brewed coffee) for those times when you need an extra edge in a workout or competition. Extensive clinical studies have studied how caffeine improves sports performance including:
  • Improved endurance
  • Reduced perceived exertion (RPE)
  • Enhanced agility
  • Faster sprint speeds
  • Increased power output
  • Click here to read a recap of various clinical studies on caffeine and sports performance.

How were the levels of carbohydrates, electrolytes and other nutrients established for Extreme Sport Beans?

The nutrient levels found in all Sport Beans are based upon established recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The ACSM guidelines recommend consuming 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per hour during exercise lasting 60 minutes or more. These guidelines also recommend drinking fluid to prevent dehydration approximately 1/4 to 3/4 cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes and to include the electrolyte sodium at a set level. Sport Beans jelly beans also provide a good source of B1, B2, B3 and C vitamins for good health.