The Glukos Company Inc., a natural performance energy foods brand officially launching in May, announced the signing of United States Midfielder Tobin Heath. Heath, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time NCAA champion, World Cup silver medalist and one of the most skilled players on the U.S. national team, signed a deal to become the face of the Glukos brand in soccer. Glukos delivers twice the energy, twice as fast as other energy products and it’s the only one that features all-natural ingredients.
Known as one of the most sure-footed, skillful on-ball players in the world, Heath’s consistent drive to succeed and pure athleticism makes her an ideal fit with Glukos. Going through the rigors of a back and forth, 90-minute match is mentally and physically exhausting, but Heath understands the importance of properly fueling her body to perform at its optimal level.
“Being a two-way player that’s consistently transitioning from offense to defense, it’s imperative I fuel my body with an all-natural source of performance energy like Glukos that keeps my energy levels high,” said Heath. “Since it’s absorbed directly into my bloodstream and doesn’t give me the jittery feeling associated with other products on the market, I’m able to perform at my peak throughout a 90-minute match.”
Glukos founder Mark Jensen, a former collegiate runner and Ironman competitor, realized there was a gap in the energy product market. This led him to extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes, similar to an oral IV. Glukos will be available sports specialty retail stores across the country for athletes that want to perform at their optimum levels while competing.
“With Tobin’s prominence in soccer and the biggest women’s tournament coming up this summer, she was an obvious choice to partner with heading into our launch,” said Jensen. “As we embark on a new era, it’s a thrilling time for Glukos and we’re excited to welcome one of the best women’s soccer players in the world to our team.”
Glukos is available in six different products, including a ready to drink, gel, powder, tablet, gummy and bar. Glukos is similar to an IV because it contains the same basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes like potassium. Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy unlike other energy products that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which actually creates lactic acid, and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweetener.