Scientific rational behind the product: International Olympic Committee: In sessions > 1 h, depletion of carb stores causes fatigue. Carb pre-meal / during-meal increase muscle`s energy storage. 1-4 g of carbohydrates per kg body weight = > 1 Maxim energy bar 38 g carbs. Small amounts of protein, fat, salt. Provides both fast &slow energy for your muscles before/during hard workouts Oat flakes and rice flour -> medium and long chained carbohydrates like staches Nuts -> complex carbs/dietary fibers. Slow carb absorption rate Maltodextrine -> medium -chained carbs released slowly in the intestine, but then absorbed fast into the blood. Glucose & glucose syrup -> short carbs quickly released in the intestine and fast absorbed by the blood. Fructose -> short carbs quickly released in the intestine lumen, but then absorbed slightly slower than glucose. Did you know that: One Maxim Energy bar provides you more than double the amount of carbohydrate compared to if you eat a banana or a slice of bread, three times more than an apple! If you eat a bun, you will get same amount of carb, but also 2 times the fat content.