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General
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What is Totum Sport?

Totum Sport is the only sports supplement that contains all 78 naturally-occurring electrolytes in fully bio-available form and in the correct proportions that ensures your body can fully absorb everything it needs to properly hydrate and function right down to the cellular level.

Where does it come from?

Totum Sport is harvested from 20-30m below great plankton blooms in the Atlantic Ocean. As such it is completely natural, organic and suitable for vegetarians. Nothing at all is added to this unique harvest of electrolytes, it is transported under carefully controlled conditions back to a Pharmaceutical grade laboratory where it is cold micro-filtered and packaged in a ready-to-drink sachet.

How and when should I take Totum Sport?

Take Totum Sport 10 minutes before exertion preferably on an empty stomach to prepare your cells for exercise. Drink water alone thereafter.  Totum Sport can then be taken every hour (or more frequently as required according to ambient conditions) during endurance events to maintain cellular hydration. Take Totum Sport immediately after training or competition to maximise your body’s ability to absorb protein and carbohydrates from your recovery products at least 5-10 minutes later.

Why should I take it?

Dehydration has massive impacts on performance. Making Totum Sport an essential part of your training and competition regime in order to maximise hydration and thus optimise performance. Research shows that Totum Sport stabilises blood sugar and prevents cramps. If you want to be your best and beat the rest, Totum Sport gives you the edge. Don’t risk letting your opponents have this advantage over you.

Why is a serving chosen to be 20ml?

One 20ml sachet of Totum Sport contains the same amount of essential electrolytes that are lost from the body, primarily as sweat, during 1 hour of hard exercise. For those events that take longer then it is perfectly safe and advisable to take more Totum Sport more frequently as required.

What flavors does it come in?

Totum Sport is derived from rich plankton blooms in the Atlantic Ocean. It is 100% natural and contains NO added sugars, additives, preservatives or flavourings. This is because any additional ingredients to Totum Sport would compromise its effectiveness. With Totum Sport you are buying an elite physiological response that enables your cells and body to perform at their best.
NB: Do not add Totum Sport to other products or water it down, it should only be taken directly from the sachet.

What is the absorption rate of Totum Sport supplements?

Totum Sport is 100% bioavailable meaning all the electrolytes are absorbed and utilised by your body. We recommend taking Totum Sport 10 minutes before physical exertion, on an empty stomach to aid with immediate absorption.

How does Totum Sport ensure the quality of its products, and what quality control procedures are involved?

The nutrient-rich solution is transported under carefully controlled conditions to our pharmaceutical grade laboratories in Spain. It then undergoes a cold-microfiltration process to ensure absolute sterility and safety. Maximum quality assurance is ensured at all times. Every batch is tested three times; when entering the Laboratories, after filtration (to test pH and salinity), and before going out to the consumer. It is then packaged to best practice according to EU GMP guidelines. This is to a far higher accreditation level than is required for food supplements. Totum Sport is then stored in unique ready-to-drink sachets with a special lining to preserve all nutritional properties and prevent contamination.

How is Totum Sport superior to other electrolyte and performance supplements?

The vast majority of electrolyte and performance supplements contain a very limited number of electrolytes, which are not necessarily 100% bioavailable. Other supplements often contain added sugars and/or flavours, which can increase muscle and stomach cramps. Totum Sport provides 78 bioavailable electrolytes, in the correct proportions to maintain the correct electrolyte balance within the body. Totum Sport is 100% natural with NO added ingredients such as sugars, additives, preservatives or flavourings.

How long will 40 sachets last on average?

The recommended consumption of Totum Sport will depend on how much you train. We recommend you take one sachet of Totum Sport before and after training sessions lasting 40-60 minutes. In which case 40 sachets should last 4 weeks when training 5 days a week for 40mins-1hr.

NB: Totum Sport should not be used as a substitute for rest days although it can be taken on rest days to aid recovery.

What does 'Approved by Informed Sport' mean?

Informed Sport is an international organisation that independently tests nutritional products to ensure they are safe for elite athletes to take without fear of failing banned substance tests. Products that are approved by Informed-Sport go through a full manufacturing audit and are regularly tested for a wide variety of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned substances. Informed Sport regularly tests batches of sports products on an on-going basis to ensure this high level of purity is maintained. Informed Sport do not assess what is appropriate or not to be taken as a sports supplement from a performance perspective. Informed Sport publish a register of products they have tested and found to be clean on their website. Totum Sport is approved by Informed Sport.

Why should I take Totum Sport when training?

Negative effects on performance have been demonstrated with as little as 2% dehydration. Totum Sport ensures complete hydration as it provides all 78 electrolytes lost through sweat and respiration, maximising your performance.

Research from Alicante University also shows that Totum Sport helps stabilize blood sugar and prevents cramps. This can help improve recovery and reduce the risk of injury.

Can I add Totum Sport to water or other liquids?

Definitely not! Adding Totum Sport to other fluids will disrupt the natural balance of electrolytes, reducing its efficiency and performance benefits. Totum Sport should be taken straight from the sachet.

Can Totum Sport be taken with other supplements?

Yes! Totum Sport can be taken alongside other sports supplements and can actually maximise their absorption in the body.

Can I drink fluids in between my sachets of Totum Sport?

Yes. It is essential to replace water lost through sweat, during exercise. Totum Sport will help retain this water and therefore help hydration by replacing all the electrolytes also lost in sweat.

Can I order in bulk?

Yes. If you are looking to buy in volume for yourself or a club then please use the form on the contact page. For clubs, we will be happy to come to you and talk to whoever we need to so that everybody from the Performance and Conditioning Coaches to the Club Doctor, Manager and Players understand all about Totum Sport and how it is best incorporated into the daily regime. We can then discuss your requirements accordingly.

How do I become a distributor

All enquiries to become a distributor should be directed to our Contact Us page.

Health
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How much can I take in a day?

Ideal usage depends on the intensity and duration of exercise. Ideally one sachet should be taken pre and post workout with an optional, additional sachet taken during longer durations e.g. over 60 minutes of exercise.

Can I take it on rest days?

There are definite advantages to taking Totum Sport on rest days. If taken first thing in the morning before breakfast, Totum Sport can aid the absorption of nutrients from your food, enhancing glucose metabolism and reducing recovery time.  

Can children take Totum Sport?

For children take half a sachet before and the rest after exercise for recovery.

Is it safe to take?

Totum Sport is 100% safe. It contains all the electrolytes your body needs in the correct proportions to achieve optimum cellular health. It is 100% natural and contains NO sugar, additives, preservatives or flavourings of any type. Totum Sport has passed the rigorous testing procedure to be approved by Informed Sport. It is subjected to on-going batch testing to maintain this status so that any athlete can safely take it without fear of failing any anti-doping tests.

If I'm training harder, won't it hurt more on rest days?

No. On the contrary because your muscles are better supplied and you recover better many athletes report a significant decrease in delayed onset muscle tiredness (DOMS). If you get increased muscle soreness you are probably either not following our recommendations or you are over-training.

Can Totum Sport be taken alongside prescription medications?

Always check with your Doctor but there are no known adverse effects when taking Totum Sport alongside medication.

Should I still take other recovery supplements when I'm taking Totum Sport?

Absolutely, take Totum Sport 10 minutes before recovery products to enhance the absorption and utilisation of the glucose and amino acids in them.

Can I take Totum Sport if I'm pregnant or nursing?

Yes, Totum Sport is safe to take during pregnancy and nursing.

Is Totum Sport appropriate for individuals who have allergies?

Yes. The only thing produced in the Totum Sport manufacturing facility is Totum Sport which is completely free from gluten, nuts, dairy, soy or other allergens.

Can Totum Sport be taken by athletes with diabetes?

Yes. In fact, it may be beneficial to athletes with diabetes as it helps stabilise blood glucose levels and regulate its delivery to muscles. You should monitor your blood glucose accordingly. Totum Sport is not intended to be used as a replacement for any medications.

Ingredients
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How are the ingredients used in Totum Sport products harvested? How are the supplements made?

Totum Sport is collected from a nutrient-dense area below the plankton blooms in the Atlantic Ocean. The plankton blooms convert naturally-occurring inorganic elements into the 78 fully bioavailable electrolytes in the correct proportions to support the life and function of our cells. It is harvested 20-30m below the plankton blooms so as not to interfere with them and ensure it remains a fully sustainable process. The nutrient-rich solution is then transported under carefully controlled conditions to the pharmaceutical-standard facility where it then undergoes a double cold-microfiltration process to ensure absolute sterility and safety. Nothing is added to the harvest of minerals – it is 100% natural with no heating or additives. Every batch is tested to ensure it is 100% safe. It is then packaged to best practice according to EU GMP guidelines – the highest accreditation available. It is far higher than the standards required for food and supplement processing.

Does Totum Sport use “organic” ingredients in its products?

Totum Sport is collected from below the plankton blooms which are not treated or interfered with in any way.  It is 100% organic. Every batch is tested to ensure 100% safety and quality control.

What sweeteners does Totum Sport use in its products?

Absolutely none. Totum Sport is 100% natural and contains no sweeteners, preservatives or additives.

Where can I find nutritional information or supplement facts?

Please find nutritional info on the Product Info page.

Does Totum Sport contain any animal by-products?

No. We ensure we harvest below the plankton blooms in the Atlantic Ocean. This means that the blooms remain fully sustainable ensuring that Totum Sport is responsibly sourced and suitable for vegans.

Can Totum Sport be taken if someone has Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

Yes. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is often associated with poor absorption of nutrients within the intestinal tract. Totum Sport, with its 78 electrolytes, aids nutrient absorption and therefore is the ideal sports supplement to take and causes no cramps or bloating.

 

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