GU Energy Gel
Source: received it as a personal gift
Energy gel of last resort. Tastes like a mouth full of frosting.
- no sugar high crash
Gu seems to be the best know brand of energy gels so they show up often at races. I've used these during races and have been given packages of them for training and have never had a problem with the formulation. They don't make me sick even on extended runs and they don't seem to cause a sugar high and crash.
What I really hate is the taste and texture, like a mouth full of cheap canned frosting. In the cold it can be even thicker. I find myself putting off having a gel just because it isn't a pleasant taste.
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GU Energy Gel provides athletes with a shot of 100 calories in the form of a patented carbohydrate blend (70%-80% maltodextrin and 30-20% fructose) to deliver high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy for athletes in every sport and at all levels. GU Energy Gel also includes electrolytes to ensure proper hydration, an antioxidant blend to stave off muscle tissue damage and an amino acid blend to delay muscle fatigue.
GU gel packets are the no-fuss way for endurance athletes to get a quick energy infusion: tastes great, digests easily, works quickly.
Gu Energy gel is a quick energy boost in a convenient, easily ingested form! Features a convenient, easy-to-use squeeze package-simply squeeze into mouth and follow with a bit of water. Contains simple and complex carbohydrates with antioxidants. Also gives your energy a boost with a 100% dose of vitamin A and E per serving. Gu Energy gel is most effective when eaten on an empty stomach. Strawberry Banana, Cherry Blaze, Chocolate Outrage, Vanilla Bean, Tri Berry, Mandarin Orange and Salted Caramel contain 20mg of caffeine each. Espresso Love and Jet Blackberry flavors contain 40mg of caffeine each; Mint Chocolate contains 4mg of caffeine. Lemon Sublime, Peanut Butter and Strawberry Banana flavors are caffeine free. Specifications based on a range of flavors; nutrition facts displayed here and on wrapper may differ; information on wrapper reflects actual contents. *Discount will be applied when you check out. Offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9.
GU is a convenient, great tasting carbohydrate gel formulated to energize before, sustain during, and aid in recovery after training and competitions. Made with a unique blend of ingredients, GU provides: complex carbohydrates for sustained energy, amino acids to maintain muscle protein, antioxidants and muscle buffers to aid with recovery and GU's patented herbal blend for enhanced energy production. GU helps you feel and perform your best. GU's unique herbal blend combines the perfect fusion of herbs for energy-enhancement (cola-nut), anti-inflammatory (chamomile), and stomach buffering (ginger). GU contains 20mg (equivalent to 1/5 cup of coffee) per serving from cola-nut. All flavors have the same level of caffeine. The caffeine level in GU is not enough to give a "caffeine rush," but is added to help you utilize body fat as an additional fuel source during activity. Gu Energy Gel comes in ten flavors -- Tri-Berry, Chocolate Outrage, Espresso Love, Jet Blackberry, Lemon Sublime, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Mandarin Orange, Just Plain, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla Bean. They come in a box of 24 gel packets.