Laboratoire PYC, partner of RAID EDHEC 1024 512 admin-pyc

Laboratoire PYC, partner of RAID EDHEC

Laboratoire PYC, in partnership with the French Business School EDHEC, has provided products to the participants of the RAID EDHEC.

The products have helped to support the performance of students and top athletes throughout their effort and promote their recovery.

Three products have been tested: a high protein bar, high in vitamins and minerals; a coconut isotonic drink and a clean label whey drink.

For the 26th consecutive year, the Raid EDHEC took place at the end of May, from Wednesday, May 29 to Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the heart of the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Alps. This high-level multisport raid is organized every year by students. It takes place over 5 days, and includes no less than 96 participants ready to overcome the 200 kilometers of racing.

The team PYC accompanied by the organizers of RAID EDHEC invites you to discover below the properties of each product and the commented experience of some participants.

WHEY CLEAN LABEL: our supplier guarantees, testimony during the Raid

Whey protein is the type of protein the most commonly used in sports nutrition.

“High protein” is the most important factor for buyers looking for an effective and quality sports nutrition product. Many consumers pay special attention to the origin of the proteins used in the formulation. (GNPD, Mintel)

The Laboratoire PYC whey is available in 3 flavors (vanilla, peach, and strawberry) and has a protein content equivalent to more than 70% of the total composition.


“We had a great time with this for a week. For the recovery, it’s really good.”

In addition to providing all the nutrients necessary to maintain and increase muscle mass, the Laboratoire PYC whey is clean label. Its formulation is guaranteed without soy and consists mainly of native proteins directly derived from milk protein.

The milk protein used in the formulation is extracted without chemical process, which limits its denaturation. This mechanical extraction method, using a microfiltration process, guarantees the purest possible protein from milk.

Finally, many users of high protein products for sport are increasingly sensitive to the traceability of the products they consume. Laboratoire PYC Whey clean label has a traceability called “Grass to glass” meaning we can go all stages of the production process, can be follow from the grass consumed by the cow in her pasture up to the final product that the customer consumes.

GLUTEN-FREE BAR: partner of the raiders over the 5 days

The Laboratoire PYC Bar is high in fiber and vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12, D, and K), high in minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium) and is also a source of potassium.


“They are quite appetizing because you can see a lot of seeds […] that’s interesting. To taste, it’s very good. In addition, the seeds are whole. It’s good, not too sweet, not too hard to eat either. Great. Very digestible at the same time. Perfect”.

The following European health claims (EFSA) have been validated:

• «Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and to a growth in muscle mass.»

• «Calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and   vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.»

• « Calcium, magnesium, potassium contribute to normal muscle function»

• « Iron, magnesium, and vitamins C, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue »

Athletes intolerant or allergic to gluten also find satisfaction in this gluten-free sports product.

ISOTONIC DRINK: hydration and taste validated by athletes

In order to improve their performance, top athletes often use isotonic drinks to develop their endurance in the effort and also prepare their recovery.

The isotonic drinks developed by Laboratoire PYC allow optimized hydration, mineral and glycemic balance maintained, all supplemented with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6.

The isotonic drink helps to rebalance the losses related to sweating. Its electrolyte composition is calculated to facilitate exchanges with plasma and facilitate good fluid recovery. Intakes contributions of monosaccharides or minerals (potassium, sodium) are optimized.

The coconut isotonic drink is to consume during the effort to promote the hydration of the muscles and post-training recovery.


“The coconut one works really well. You don’t taste too sweet like coconut, so you can take it several times. It’s quite neutral in taste but with a nice note.”

The adventure continues with the trail named Soleil Levens. The appointment is given in December!

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