WCUP Sports Nutrition

 

WCUP Sports Nutrition is a Belgian brand of scientifically focused sports nutrition products for use before, during, and after training or competition. Since its launch in 1994, WCUP has become an established product for national and international athletes of different levels.

Our mission

Our mission has remained unchanged since our inception: developing sports nutrition products that make a difference and are adapted to the basic nutritional needs of the athlete, both in terms of preparation, performance, and recovery- with the ultimate goal of improving sports performance.

In addition, we give the athlete the guarantee that all WCUP products are free of prohibited substances and can be used without any risk of positive doping tests.

In the beginning…

 

The basic idea for the first WCUP product lies in a common problem among athletes, namely muscle acidification. If you perform strenuous efforts, the body makes a lot of lactic acid. The accumulation of this in the muscle tissues is the cause of muscle acidification. Our body has its own deacidification system, but this takes about 72 hours. Athletes usually do not have that much patience, or time during competition. Insufficient rest also leads to chronic acidification, so that you get muscle injuries more quickly, get tired faster, recuperation slows down, and performance decreases.


WCUP Sports Drink was developed with extra attention paid to the acidity. Most sports drinks contain citric acid to prolong shelf life and improve taste. With the science of muscle acidification, however, it is not logical that athletes drink acidic drinks during and after the effort. These extra acids provide an extra burden on the deacidification system of the body. Moreover, most athletes experience stomach pain. WCUP sports drink has a neutral acidity (pH 7.2). There are also additional substances to neutralize existing acids, which makes it also very tolerable under effort.

José De Cauwer had the drink in 1994 as the first rider to use it in the Tour de France. The reactions were very positive: the heavy feeling was indeed out of the legs, but it was barely drinkable. We have since worked very hard to improve the taste.

WCUP subsequently experienced enormous growth and expansion of the range. We currently carry 14 different products consisting of thirst quenchers, energy bars, energy gels, and recuperation drinks.

Since 2003 our offices have been located in Beringen, (Flanders) Belgium.  In 2017, we started a US office located in Southern California as well as an office in Brazil.

Partners

 Athletes of all levels rely on WCUP for training, competition, and recuperation. In addition, we enjoy a not insignificant support from the sports world through a number of active partnerships with both sports federations and individual athletes. These close partnerships provide us with a better understanding of how the right food can improve sports performance, and helps us to develop WCUP products that better meet the needs of the athlete.

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Energy Products

Sports Cake

WCUP Sports Cake

 WCUP Sports Cake is a delicious source of energy for your longest efforts.  The combination of oats, banana and peanuts makes this bar an ideal mix of fast and slow carbs - over 38g!


Characteristics

Delicious snack for use before, during, or after activity

Moist and easy to chew, perfect when putting out a maximum effort

Digests quickly for rapid energy transfer in your body.

Flavors

Banana

Toffee


Packaging

75 gr Bar

Sold in a box of 24 bars


Eat 1 cake before your effort or during a long endurance exercise

Sports Fruit

 WCUP Sport Fruit is a sports chew that is tasty and quick to provide energy.  The 3 pieces are packaged separately to let the user determine how much (or little) they need during the effort with less wasted food - take what you need!


Characteristics

Fruit bar with quickly absorbable sugars made 50% from fruit pulp and 50% dextrose

Low fat content

Sugar coated to keep from sticking to the packaging or your fingers

Flavors

Orange

Strawberry

Limade


Packaging

3 bars of 25 gr each

Sold in a box of 12 chews


Before and during your effort

Energy Drink

WCUP Energy Drink Original

 WCUP Energy Drink combines a high dose of carbohydrates (40g) and the perfect amount of electrolytes needed in a compact gel.


Characteristics

Decaffeinated energy gel that provides a quick and steady supply of energy

Mutli-level assortment of simple and complex carbohydrates

Slow burning sugars that are ideal for consumption early in activity

Convenient resealable packaging, for easy sipping

Drink straight from the packaging or mix in your bottle with water for a high carb drink


Flavors

Original

Lemon

Banana


Packaging

100 gr / 80 ml Gel

Sold in a box of 20 gels


1 packet during effort
Can be used both ready-to-use (straight from the packet) and diluted with water

Energy Bar

WCUP Energy Bar

 WCUP Energy Bar gives you the necessary high-quality carbohydrates needed during your effort.  The combination of fruit and raisins supplemented with apples and dried dates, makes this energy bar burst with flavor.


Characteristics

Energy bar with carbohydrates from dried fruit (80%)

Low fat content


Flavors

Banana

Orange

Hazelnut Chocolate


Packaging

35g Bar

Sold in a box of 40 bars


NOTE: The bar is wrapped with an edible paper to keep it from sticking to the wrapper.

Energy Booster

WCUP Energy Booster

WCUP Energy Booster is a carbohydrate-rich gel to give you the extra push towards the finish line!


Characteristics

Decaffeinated energy gel that provides a fast energy supply

Mutlit-level assortment of simple carbohydrates

Composed of 90% fast-burning sugars, ideal for use in the final part of hard efforts


Packaging

20g Gel

Sold in a box of 50 gels

 

Wake Up Shot

Use WCUP Wake Up Shot to get going in the morning, stay focused on study or perform at your best.


Characteristics

Supplement with increased caffeine content

Convenient resealable bottle for multiple servings

The same amount of caffeine as 6 cups of coffee - make sure to follow the serving suggestions!


Packaging

60 ml bottle

Sold in a box of 21 shots


Maximum 1 dose (10ml) per day. A package contains 6 drinks ( 6 x 10ml).

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Drink Mixes

Sports Drink

During exercise you lose moisture through perspiration but more important, you lose electrolytes that are essential for performance.  It is extremely important to drink enough water while also replenishing the minerals and electrolytes you lose.  This is especially important during prolonged exercise - the body burns all the available glycogen in the muscles and can exhaust the energy reserves.  Extra intake of carbohydrates can supplement the reserves and provide your muscles with immediately usable glycogen.

WCUP Sport Drink is made up of a combination of maltodextrin, fructose, dextrose and sucrose to maximize the absorption of carbohydrates.  The sodium content helps the body remain hydrated better.  Because of it's pH neutral structure, WCUP Sports Drink is light and easy on the stomach.

Characteristics

Isotonic thirst quencher with neutral acidity

Long-term energy supply with a clean taste

Multi-level assortment of simple carbohydrates

Ideal salt content to promote fluid balance


Flavors

Pomegranate

Lime

Pineapple


Dose & packaging

Single Serve Packets

Container 480 gr


Use before, during and after effort.  

The intensity of the effort determines the required amount of carbohydrates: 

Quiet training: 20g - 30g carbohydrates / hour

Moderately intensive training: 30g - 50g carbohydrates / hour 

Intensive training: 50g - 70g carbohydrates / hour 

An excess of 70 g carbohydrates / hour results in stomach distress.

O.R.S. Drink

WCUP ORS

WCUP O.R.S. is an important rehydration or prehydration drink with a high electrolyte content.  It stimulates the absorption of fluid and electrolytes after excessive loss of fluid.  Important to follow the drink guidelines to avoid over salinating the body.


Characteristics

Low calorie rehydration or preload drink with high salt content to optimize proper fluid balance

NOTE: Do not mix O.R.S. with another electrolyte drink - drink it by it's self for maximum benefit


Packaging

Single Serve Packets

480 gr Container


Use in hot and humid weather conditions during prolonged efforts. The ingestion of 1 portion can be spread over several hours from before, during and after an effort.

Regainer Drink

WCUP Regainer

WCUP Regainer Drink speeds up your recovery after an intensive effort.  It's carbohydrates, leucine (an amino acid) and protein mix raise your energy level and prevent muscle breakdown.


Characteristics

High-quality recovery drink with addition of BCAAs

Optimal ratio of carbohydrate proteins for recovery after endurance and high intensity efforts

5g Leucine per serving


Dose & packaging

500g Container ( about 10 servings)

Single Serving


Use 500ml within 30 minutes after your effort.

Protein Shake

WCUP Protein Shake is a tasty, easy to digest and easy to prepare protein meal.  Use as a recovery and reconstruction meal for your muscles after a work out OR as a support meal in a weight control program.


Characteristics

Promotes muscle recovery with high quality proteins (= whey protein isolate)

20 g protein per serving for optimal anabolic effect after strength training


Dose & packaging

Container 1000 gr (about 40 servings)


1 portion in the morning and 1 portion about 1 hour before bedtime.
For strength sports: use before an effort / competition
In endurance sports: use after the effort / race.