New SiS Gel reduces the over-stimulation of blood platelets during intense exercise

At Science in Sport, the constant innovation and unwillingness to compromise means they are always developing class leading new products in endurance nutrition. Recent innovations include post-exercise recovery products as a first for the endurance nutrition market, development of the world’s first Isotonic energy gel and now they’re launching the world’s first recovery gel.

SiS REGO + Fruitflow® has been developed to help athletes perform better through effective, scientifically underpinned nutrition. It’s a brand new product and concept, which is set to change the way that athletes look at recovery. With SiS REGO + Fruitflow®, designed to be taken before exercise, recovery starts before you even start your training session; a revolutionary new method and an industry first.

Recover while you are training? Well not quite but sounds good.

It is stated that SiS REGO + Fruitflow® will help athletes reduce the over-stimulation of blood platelets during intense exercise. The gel helps reduce inflammation, which can then shorten recovery times.

Fruitflow® is a tomato extract containing naturally occurring tomato compounds which can beneficially interact with blood platelets. Supported by human clinical trials Fruitflow® is the first natural ingredient with a scientifically approved health claim to contribute to healthy blood flow. Its use in health care and sports nutrition is patented and Science in Sport is the only company to produce a sports recovery product with it.

They key to training improvement is down to how quickly the body can recover from intense exercise. Most of us know that we need to ensure the body gets the protein and nutrients it needs post-exercise with SiS REGO Rapid Recovery, but the new SiS REGO + Fruitflow® gel can help prepare your body to recover quicker – and is taken before exercise.

By reducing recovery times, Science in Sport claims you can train harder, race faster and make bigger improvements to your performance. The pain you feel during recovery is from muscle inflammation – all part of the body’s adaptation process – however, intense training over-stimulates blood platelets which can cause additional and unnecessary inflammatory stress throughout your body.

We know that athletes already go to great lengths to try and reduce body inflammation, such as ice baths or compression wear, but while these help reduce systematic inflammation, they may also reduce the body’s muscle inflammation which is vital for adaptation.

That’s where SiS REGO + Fruitflow® comes in. Taken 1.5 to 3 hours before the start of intense exercise, the gel has beneficial effects on blood platelets giving them more resistance to activation during periods of strenuous exercise. This reduces your body’s total inflammation; studies have shown that this can help to shorten recovery times.

During strenuous exercise, the body produces adrenalin and a protein called thrombin, which combine to activate blood platelets and increase blood coagulation.  Activated platelets trigger inflammation throughout the body.  The body also produces nitric oxide, which helps to calm over-stimulated platelets, but in strenuous exercise the demand for nitric oxide can be greater than the body’s capacity to produce.  This results in less control over platelet activation, which in turn gives rise to unnecessary systemic inflammation.

It’s by giving the body’s blood platelets more resistance to activation during intense exercise, that SiS REGO + Fruitflow® can help you train harder, race faster and achieve more.


Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.