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GU Energy Gel - Single

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Simple to take, simple to digest, GU Energy Gel provides just what you need for premium exercise fuel and none of the extras that slow you down. GU takes you where you want to go, fast!

Each individual gel pack measures 110 x 50 x 15mm (height x width x depth) so they’re easy to stuff in your jersey pockets, saddle bag, or backpack.

Ingredients & Benefits

Energize, Sustain, Recover—GU’s formula for success.

Launched in 1991, the world’s first energy gel is still the most efficient sports fuel available today. GU’s patented carbohydrate blend delivers high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy for athletes in every sport and at all levels. The Berkeley-based sports nutrition company started with original GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise and speed their recovery from exertion. Today thousands of elite athletes and millions of endurance enthusiasts around the world agree: GU works.

Energize:
A shot of fast-acting natural fructose (fruit sugar) goes straight to work building your energy levels back up while the maltodextrin is quickly absorbed and sent to your muscles. Vital electrolytes keep your blood chemistry in line and hydration levels stable. Calcium keeps your muscles humming and caffeine adds an extra kick to your power.

Sustain:
Complex carbs in the form of maltodextrin (70-80% of the complex/simple carbohydrates blend) help you maintain glucose levels over time. Citrates (potassium citrate, sodium citrate and citric acid) help speed the conversion of these carbs into energy molecules and mitigate performance-sapping acid build-up in muscles. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, valine and isoleucine, serve as another fuel source, aid in recovery and can improve mental performance and reduce fatigue by limiting the central nervous system’s production of serotonin. Histidine, an essential amino acid, acts alongside the citrates as abuffer that helpsneutralize lactic acid build-up in muscles.

Recover:
Antioxidant vitamins C and E defend muscles from assault by free radicals. Chamomile works as an anti-inflammatory during and after exercise. Ginger soothes the stomach. Sea salt supplies a host of minerals.

How does the caffeine in GU help me?
GU energy gel comes in both caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors. Strawberry Banana and Lemon Lime do not have any caffeine in them. Orange, Vanilla, Chocolate, Triberry and Plain all have 20mg of caffeine per packet. GU’s Espresso Love flavor has 40mg of caffeine. Caffeine consumption during exercise improves performance in several ways: it sharpens focus and perks you up; but more importantly, it helps the body produce more power, reduce the pain of hard efforts, and may even tap fat for fuel during exercise. All of this prolongs your ability to exercise at a high intensity. We use just enough caffeine to jump start this benefit and no more.

Instructions For Use:

Both GU Energy Gel packs 100 calories into every packet. 100 calories is an ideal serving size to suck down 15 minutes before training or racing in order to top off your electrolyte and glucose stores, followed by one every 30-45 minutes along the way, washed down with a few sips of fluid.

For optimum results, always drink at least 24-30 ounces of fluid per hour during training and racing. Exact GU intake depends on the intensity of your pursuit and your body weight and fitness level. The fitter you are and the more efficient your metabolism, the more GU you can eat each hour, up to approximately 340 calories every 60 minutes.

Example of Flavours & Nutrition (taken from Chocolate Outrage flavour*)

Nutrients Amount Per Serving % of Daily Value
Calories 100 -
Calories From Fat 15 -
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g -
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carb 20g 7%
Sugars 6g -
Protein 0g -
Vitamin C - 100%
Vitamin E - 100%
Calcium - 2%
Please Note: Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Base Ingredients (excludes individual flavourings):
Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers), Filtered Water, Fructose, GU Amino Blend (Leucine, Valine, Histidine, Isoleucine), Sodium and Potassium Citrate,GU Antioxidant Blend (Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C), Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fumaric Acid, GU Herbal Blend, [Chamomile, Cola Nut (has Caffeine), Ginger], Pectin. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

Additional Ingredients for Flavouring:
[Strawberry Banana Flavour - Natural Banana& Strawberry Flavour. Natural Fruit and Vegetable Juice.] [Triberry - Natural and Artificial Berry Flavour.] [Vanilla Bean - Natural Vanilla] [Chocolate Outrage - Unsweetened Dark Chocolate] [Espresso Love - Natural Coffee Flavour] [Jet Blackberry - Natural Berry Flavour]

FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD
Not a sole source of nutrition and not suitable for use by for children or for pregnant women. Best taken with water to avoid stomach upset. Use as directed.

Imported by Torpedo7 Ltd.

 


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  • Who needs breakfast?
    The last 3 rides I've had, I've been in such a rush and missed breakfast, so knocking back one of these, and a litre of water, has given me loads of energy for go for a couple of hours. I'm sold!
    Owen Booth 5 Feb 2018
  • Does the job
    Tried all sorts. These work for me. If they work for you, currently (Nov 2017), you will not be able to buy them for less than the Torpedo 7 price even after postage.
    Robert Perry 24 Nov 2017
  • Good
    Works as described
    Brad Richards 9 Jun 2017
  • My go to
    These are my go to gels for racing and hard training sessions.
    Such a great range of different flavours to break things up.
    MATTY GRAHAM 31 Mar 2017

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