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The benefits of Näak Ultra Energy™ bars in sport nutrition

Tired of looking for an energy bar that satisfies all of your needs? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place! Näak energy bars are the first sport nutrition products designed to meet the energy needs of ultra endurance athletes. Our sustainable products are designed for ultra distances and high-intensity training with more electrolytes for hydration and amino acids for your muscles. Read on to discover more reasons to choose Näak Energy Bars.

Who should eat Näak Ultra Energy™ Bars?

Näak Energy Bars are for everyone, as long as you’re not allergic to crustaceans or any of the ingredients in our bars. Why crustacean? Well, because crickets, like crustaceans, are arthropods, they contain some of the same protein so those allergic to shellfish may develop an allergy to crickets. But thankfully, our energy bars are gluten and dairy free, and are therefore convenient for most diets and allergies. You can check out our simple list of ingredients for all our products on our webpage. 

If you are an ultra endurance athlete, our energy bars are especially suited for you! Our products are formulated with a 4:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, 180mg of essential electrolytes, a short list of natural ingredients, and a unique protein blend of cricket powder that provide you with optimal nutrition for sustainable fuel and energy. You’ll never have to worry about running out of steam during a race ever again.

Why should you eat Näak Ultra Energy™ Bars?

Many of the energy bars out there have a lengthy list of unpronounceable ingredients, making it difficult to know what exactly you’re putting into your body. Thankfully, we kept our list of ingredients short and simple by using natural foods such as dates and raisins to give our bars their great taste. There are also no added or refined sugars, no food colouring, and no preservatives. Want to know what goes into our bars? Here’s a list of 3 healthy ingredients found in all Näak Energy Bars. 

Cricket powder

What makes Näak products so unique from other sport products on the market is our use of cricket powder. This ingredient is a game-changer for endurance athletes since it is a complete source of protein, meaning that it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are critical for building proteins and the synthesis of hormones, and because your body cannot synthesize them by itself, they must be obtained from your diet.

In addition, cricket powder is a great source of vitamin B12. This important nutrient can be hard to consume in adequate amounts, especially with plant-based diets. Cricket powder also contains omega-3s and omega-6s, which are essential fatty acids that your body must get from your diet. These essential fatty acids are crucial for optimal health and wellbeing as they have many functions such as hormone production, proper function of the brain and nervous system, regulation of blood pressure and inflammatory response, and keeping your heart healthy.


Many energy bars have a dry, gritty texture that make them almost unpalatable. In order to make our bars have that chewy brownie-like texture, we use dates! Dates are very nutritious and contain a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, natural sugar, and fiber. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates help to clean out your gastrointestinal system, allowing the colon to work more efficiently! Dates also have nutrients essential to your health such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They are also packed with antioxidants which protect your cells from free radicals that can cause damage to your cells. 

Sunflower seed butter

Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to nut butters for anyone with a nut allergy. It is high in protein which allows your body to repair and rebuild muscle that is broken down during training and also to help optimize carbohydrate storage in the form of glycogen. Plus, sunflower seed butter is filled with nutrients such as vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that keeps your skin and organ membranes healthy and strong, and magnesium, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Naak energy bar ingredients

When should you eat an Ultra Endurance Energy Bar?

Before exercise

Näak energy bars are the perfect pre-workout snack, especially if consumed 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to exercise. Our ultra endurance energy bars contain adequate amounts of carbohydrates and protein which will provide you with enough energy for your workout but not leave you feeling tired or bloated. Additionally, eating a snack that is rich in carbohydrates before you exercise will help increase your energy availability and speed up your post-exercise recovery. Having a snack that contains protein is important as well, as it can help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.

During exercise

Näak energy bars were designed to provide ultra distance athletes with a sustainable fuel source while covering ultra long distances during training or races. Whether you are just training, running a 100-mile ultra marathon, a full Ironman, or a long distance cycling race, Näak bars have got your back.

When you exercise for extended periods of time, your glycogen stores slowly get depleted. Glycogen is made up of glucose units, and glucose is what fuels your muscles. That’s why when you partake in a long-lasting exercise session, having a Näak Energy Bar (which contains 28g of carbohydrates) helps you replenish some of your glucose stores, allowing you to push through your workout.

Ultra endurance athletes also need to keep an eye out for their electrolyte levels as electrolytes are readily lost through sweat. Because Näak energy bars are high in potassium and sodium, you can restore your electrolyte levels and avoid dehydration while you exercise.

Finally, our bars’ brownie-like texture makes them easy to chew and swallow, which is great for easy consumption during exercise. This consistency also allows our bars to maintain their shape in any condition, so they won’t melt or crumble during your race!

After exercise

You can eat this energy bar after you exercise too! After a workout, it is recommended that you eat something that contains both carbohydrates and protein. The 28g of carbohydrates in Näak energy bars help you replenish your glycogen stores while the 6-7g of protein helps your muscles recover. These bars are a great and convenient way to get back some energy before a meal! Alternatively, you can try out our Näak protein bars, which are designed specifically for post-workout consumption. With 20g of complete protein in 1 bar, your muscle will surely be thanking you! 

Any other time

Näak Energy Bars can essentially be consumed at any time of the day. These bars are a great snack, taste delicious, and make you feel energized. They are the perfect pick-me-up to help get you through the day or your workout!

Näak ultra endurance athlete

Simply put, our energy bars have been designed for ultra endurance athlete consumption. With 28g of carbs, 6g of complete protein, 180mg of electrolytes, and 180 calories per bar, Näak ultra endurance energy bars will keep you going throughout your training sessions without the sugar crash. But thankfully, you don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy these bars. Available in 7 delicious flavors, these bars are the perfect snack for when you’re on the go. 

These nutrient-packed energy bars will keep you energized no matter what. Convinced? Click here to be #cricketpowered! 

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