3:2:1 Hydration™ Base offers a precise carbohydrate ratio of 3 parts maltodextrin, 2 parts sucrose, and one part fructose. These forms leverage the carbohydrate-specific transporters in the digestive tract. There are two of these “gates” – one for glucose, and one for fructose. Consumption of glucose and fructose together may yield up to 75% greater energy conversion rates than carbohydrates that use only one of these transporters. Fructose is shuttled into the system where it processes in the liver to glucose.