The Fort Bliss Monitor reports that a DoD-created energy bar is hitting store shelves in the US.
And it ain’t your average energy bar:
Findings of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine:
— “In separate physical tests, subjects consuming the HOOAH! bar showed a 19% improvement in their ability to do pull-ups before and after a march.”
— The HOOAH! bar “helps delay the onset of fatigue in DKE experiments and in pull-up tests (pre- and post-marching) in the range of 14-19%.”
— “The HOOAH! bar has received consistently high acceptance ratings in field tests. U.S. Warfighters scored the acceptance of the HOOAH bar on a scale from 9 to 1 (1 = dislike extremely, and 9 = like extremely) and produced acceptance ratings of 8.2”
How It Works:
Products that generate a sugar spike and an ensuing energy crash are unacceptable. Soldiers demand a higher, more reliable level of performance. So military nutritionists engineered HOOAH!’s optimized blend of essential nutrients to provide healthier, steadier energy without spikes or crashes.
The HOOAH! bar’s formulation “lowers the glycemic index” and “modulates the time-released conversion of CHO to glucose, delivering a slow, continuous conversion of glycogen to glucose that helps delay the onset of fatigue” (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine).