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What is UNIT RINSE?
UNIT RINSE is the world’s first commercially available carbohydrate-rinse. Based on a decade of conclusive science, it has been specially formulated to maximize the performance benefits of carb-rinsing, without containing any unnecessary, and often artificial, ingredients commonly found in sports beverages. UNIT RINSE is packaged in a convenient and portable 3 oz sports bottle which delivers 4 carb-rinses.
How soon before starting my exercise should I do my first rinse?
Because the results are instantaneous, rinse at the start of your exercise, and at least every 15 minutes after that.
How many times should I rinse during a 1 hr workout?
We suggest consuming a minimum of 4 rinses (1 bottle) per hour because carb-rinsing has a cumulative effect. You will experience a greater benefit with 4 rinses rather than 2. There is no maximum. We suggest 4-8 rinses (1-2 bottles) as this is the amount supported by scientific studies.
How long should I rinse?
We suggest rinsing for 5-10 seconds to ensure that you are thoroughly saturating the carbohydrate receptors in your mouth.
Are the effects instantaneous?
How long do the performance effects last?
Studies show effects of carb-rinsing last anywhere up to 45 mins.
Can I drink it?
Yes, absolutely! UNIT RINSE is organic, free of artificial preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and has no added sugar or sweeteners. It is designed to swallow after rinsing for added hydration benefits, but the choice is yours. The important part is rinsing or swishing, so don’t skip that!
How does it work?
Carb-rinsing stimulates receptors found in the mouth which activate brain areas associated with motor control, reward, pleasure, and motivation. The increase of this corticomotor excitability lowers the athlete’s perception of effort during exercise and results in increased power output.
Does the brain ‘become wise’ to the fact that it gets tricked into thinking carbs are coming and eventually stop responding?
Scientifically, there's no indication this would happen.
Does carb-rinsing work for all sports?
Over the last decade, studies demonstrate the efficacy of carb-rinsing for improving power output in many sports including cycling, running, strength training, maximum intensity sprinting, stop-and-go sports (e.g. soccer) and combat sports (e.g. fencing). More recent studies reveal that carb-rinsing also bolsters cognitive function (attention span, mental focus, processing speed), so it may also be useful for sports that involve intense concentration and accuracy (e.g. motor sport, shooting, equestrian).
*Please see our Unit Research Award Program if you're part of an academic institution*
If I’m not working out, can I still rinse?
Studies link carb-rinsing with activation of reward and motivation centers of the brain, shown to improve self-control. Self-control is critical for achievement and well-being. Much like an overworked muscle, it’s a finite resource which is depleted over time, thus affecting people's capacity to control their impulses and temptations. Carb-rinsing may be useful for those trying to bolster self-control and promote positive behaviors, as well as those trying to reduce mental fatigue during their working day.
Will it upset my stomach?
No. The main ingredient is a carbohydrate in an easily digestible form derived from tapioca (a starch found in the root of cassava, a plant native to Brazil). UNIT RINSE is certified organic and made with non-GMO and gluten free ingredients.
Is UNIT RINSE organic?
At Unit Nutrition, we are committed to the highest quality ingredients and food safety. UNIT RINSE is organic certified and Non GMO Project Verified.
Does your product contain any of the main allergens?
No. All three flavors of UNIT RINSE are made without the 8 main allergens: milk/dairy products, egg, wheat and wheat products (gluten), soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
Are your products suitable for vegans?
Yes, all of our products are vegan.
What is the shelf life of UNIT RINSE?
18 months from the date it’s made. The Best-By date is on the bottom of each bottle. Each bottle has an induction seal to maintain freshness. UNIT RINSE is shelf-stable and does not require refrigeration, but it does taste great chilled!
Purchasing & Returns
Where can I buy UNIT RINSE?
Online: UNIT RINSE is sold directly through our website.
How do I return or exchange a box of UNIT RINSE?
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your order number, and we will either replace your purchase or issue a refund. Please note that returns or exchange requests must be made within 30 days of their delivery date.
Do you have a wholesale/bulk order program?
Yes! Submit an Order Request to fulfill your team/group’s needs, at a discounted rate. Our customer service team will be in touch with all of the information that you need!
Do you offer free shipping?
Yes. We offer free ground shipping on all orders to the contiguous 48 states!
When will my order arrive?
1-5 days based on your destination.
How do I track my order?
As soon as your order ships, we’ll email you a shipping confirmation with your tracking number.
Where do you ship?
We are only shipping within the US at this time. Stay tuned for details on when we will be available in Europe & Asia!
Can you ship to a PO Box?
No, unfortunately not at this time.
Can I get UNIT RINSE shipped to me on a regular basis?
Absolutely. Subscribe to UNIT RINSE for auto-delivery. Get free standard shipping, benefit from exclusive discounts and have the flexibility to skip, amend details or cancel any time. You can find details of your subscription(s) under My Account > My Subscriptions. See our Terms & Conditions for more details regarding our subscription program.