Energy management specialist Supersapiens has welcomed elite triathlete Ben Kanute as both an advisor and brand ambassador.
Supersapiens, powered by the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, plans to work with Kanute to showcase technology and training knowledge to the triathlon community.
With memories of watching his dad compete when he was just seven years old, Kanute has become a seasoned triathlete himself. Taking part in both the ITU World Triathlon Series and the IRONMAN 70.3 circuits, he has achieved multiple podium finishes, most notably in 2014 where he earned his first ITU Triathlon World Cup. Kanute was later chosen for the 2016 US Olympic Team, placing 29th at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Ben Kanute said “It’s important to gather as much data as possible and apply it in the best way possible. Nutrition and timing of nutrition can be tricky, and I want to either confirm that I am on the right track, or know that I need to rethink my nutrition plan.
“With the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor connected to the Supersapiens app, I am able to see that I am getting enough carbs or where I have room for improvement on timing and amount of fuel. I haven’t yet changed my day-to-day diet too much, but it has been helpful to see which factors impact my glucose levels, whether it is certain foods or activities.”
Supersapiens develops technology and insights around glucose data to help athletes make informed nutrition decisions around training and recovery. Supersapiens is billed as… ‘the first over-the-counter energy management system designed to visualize and understand the connection between glucose levels, energy, and the intraday behaviour adjustments that improve performance.’
“Ben shares our goal to help all triathletes master the fourth discipline of the sport – fuelling,” said Supersapiens CEO and Founder Phil Southerland.
“Ben will support Supersapiens in developing our user experience and interface for all types of athletes. He’s an athlete determined to make a difference in the world and leave a lasting mark beyond just racing. We aim to get more people active, help them fuel better to feel stronger, and help them achieve their goals.”
Supersapiens launched to the public in September 2020. The Supersapiens app pairs with the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor and allows athletes to see their glucose levels updated every minute via Bluetooth.
This data can be viewed on the Supersapiens app or its wrist wearable device, the Supersapiens Energy Band, which is the first and only performance wearable capable of reading glucose data directly from a glucose biosensor.
The Supersapiens ecosystem is now available in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.