Designed for

Special Forces military personnel that require optimal levels of cognitive and physical performance during operational deployment.

recommended use

As a dietary supplement, mix 3 lightly heaped scoops (65g) or one sachet with 250ml of cold water or the beverage of your choice. Vary the amount of liquid to achieve your desired consistency. Use pre or post training or as required to meet and maintain a good nutritional balance.

Operational Formula

Nutrition has long been recognised as an important factor in maximising physical performance during operational deployment. In particular, an adequate supply of carbohydrate to optimise high intensity activity, protein for recovery and an adequate micronutrient intake have all been highlighted as important for operational nutrition provision (1) for peak performance.

Research has also demonstrated that up to 40% of combat rations are not consumed by soldiers (2). This can lead to poor soldier performance from both a physical and cognitive point of view and result in poor operational decisions and outcomes. Mistakes, no matter how small, due to poor soldier health can be the difference between mission success or failure and life or death.

Tactical Nutrition’s T6 Operational formula has been designed for use during operations of high intensity or long duration, and may assist soldiers in achieving nutritional adequacy, giving a solider optimal performance. The T6 formula not only supplements total energy needs, but also provides protein, carbohydrate, electrolytes and several essential micronutrients.

The Operational T6 formula is available in Chocolate and Vanilla. Both in 1.5kg tubs as well as 65g single serve sachets.

Specification Features

> 1340kJ per serve to assist in meeting the high energy requirements of Special Force or Operational Units.

> 20 grams of premium whey protein per serve, containing 3g of leucine and 6g of Essential Amino Acids. Most importantly this quantity of amino acids has been shown in clinical research to maximise muscle protein synthesis after exercise (3).

> A specific combination of glucose and fructose to maximise carbohydrate absorption and availability during intense physical activity when large quantities of carbohydrates are consumed (4). The T6 formula contains 35g per serve of carbohydrate from a mixture of maltodextrin (glucose polymer) and fructose. High carbohydrate recovery meals used as a “nutritional countermeasure” (5) can assist soldiers to cope with the physiological and psychological stresses associated with military operations and training.

> Tactical Nutrition's T6 Operational formula supplements issued Combat Ration Packs (1) to assist in meeting the recommended daily vitamin and mineral requirements.

> Added electrolytes assist in soldier rehydration. Dehydration and its negative cognitive and physiological implications and effects have been identified as key issues for soldiers (5). Adequate hydration remains a key issue for personnel on deployment to fight the implications associated with acute and chronic fluid deficit, especially in conditions of heat and humidity.

> Creatine monohydrate has been shown to increase short bursts of high intensity exercise (6). It has also been shown to improve cognitive function after periods of sleep deprivation (7). The T6 formula contains 1.5g of creatine monohydrate per serve, allowing soldiers on deployment to maintain muscle creatine stores following supplementation and creatine loading on base.

> Lightweight sachets maximise convenience, portability and assist in the reduction of operational loads and pack weights.

> Easy to mix, great tasting formula to promote and assist with consumption whilst on the go. Tactical Nutrition is ideal when nutritional supplements are required, or are a necessity, to maintain operational readiness.

References: (1) Forbes-Ewan C. (2009). Australian Defence Force Nutritional Requirements in the 21st Century (Version 1). DSTO-GD-0578. (2) Booth C. et al (2001). The Effect of Consumption of Australian Combat Rations on Military Personnel after a medium-Term Field Exercise. DSTO-RR-0228. (3) Moore D et al (2009). Ingested protein dose response of muscle and albumin protein synthesis after resistance exercise in young men. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:161–8. (4) Jeukendrup AE (2010). Carbohydrate and exercise performance: the role of multiple transportable carbohydrates. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Jul;13(4):452-7. (5) Duester PA et al. (2009). Warfighter Nutrition: Current Opportunities and Advanced Technologies Report From a Department of Defense Workshop. Military Medicine, 174, 7:671, 2009. (6) Friedl (2005) “ASARIEM: Physiological Research for the warfighter”, Storming media, pp33-43 (7) Wright GA et al (2007). The effects of creatine loading on thermoregulation and intermittent sprint exercise performance in a hot humid environment. J Strength Cond Res. Aug;21(3):655-60. (8) McMorris T et al (2006). Effect of creatine supplementation and sleep deprivation, with mild exercise, on cognitive and psychomotor performance, mood state, and plasma concentrations of catecholamines and cortisol. Psychopharmacology, 185(1), pp. 93-103.