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GU Energy Gels: SALTED CARAMEL Flavour

Created for daily training and competition, GU Energy Gel packs energy-dense calories in a portable packet to help sustain energy demands of any duration or activity. The 100-calorie packet contains carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to help maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress. Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat, aids in hydration by maintaining water balance. The branched-chain amino acids (leucine, valine, isoleucine) may reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage.

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Rip open the top and squeeze the entire packet into your mouth—don’t save half of it for later. GU’s recipe of carbohydrates and amino acids was created to be taken in one shot to provide you with maximum benefits. For optimum results, always drink at least 24-30 ounces (0.7-0.85 litres) 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.

GU energy gels are limited to 100 calories because, in general, the body can digest roughly 350 calories per hour during exercise. If you tried to eat more, the body would divert blood from your muscles— say “buh-bye” to a personal record—to handle the excess food. If your metabolism is slow, then one GU every 45 minutes works fine. If you have an athlete’s metabolism, try ingesting one GU every 30 minutes and see if it agrees with you.

The fructose converts quickly into an energy molecule that your muscles can tap within minutes. The maltodextrin, which makes up 70-80% of the carbohydrate blend (depending on flavor), takes several minutes longer. Because of this delay, your muscles enjoy a steady stream of energy instead of one gigantic sugar rush and a corresponding crash.

GU Energy Gel comes in both caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors. Strawberry Banana, Lemon Lime, Peanut Butter, and Root Beer do not have any caffeine in them. Mandarin Orange, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Outrage, Triberry, Tastefully Nude, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Salted Watermelon all have 20mg of caffeine per packet. GU’s Espresso Love, Caramel Macchiato, and Jet Blackberry flavors have 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.

The following is the nutritional information for a GU Energy gel serving based on one packet (32g). There are 100 calories per GU gel packet.

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Leucine, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Valine, Natural Flavor, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Gellan Gum, Isoleucine, Sunflower Oil, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

20mg of caffeine.

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following ultra running product review helpful:
GU September 7, 2015
Reviewer: Kingsley Basson from Dunstable, Beds United Kingdom  
Love theses :) great flavour energy gel

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Gels April 27, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Chorley, Lancs United Kingdom  
These 4 are my favourites, ttrierd the rest and other products but for me these are by far the best for tatse and absorptioon andf that turbo boost wehen you need it
*Chocolate outrage
*Espresso Love
*Salted caramel
*Vaniolla Bean

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Best Gels Ever April 13, 2015
Reviewer: John B from Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom  
These gels are brilliant - although thicker in consistency than some of the others that are around, they are still easily eaten(/drank?) and easily digested. The flavour is great as well, which makes them such a good morale boost out on those longer runs! Absolutely great!

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quite possibly the best gel I have ever had November 13, 2014
Reviewer: Tobit Emmens from Exeter, Devon United Kingdom  
It doesn't get much better than this. Its almost meal replacement material. Its like, no strike that, better than the best bit of a snickers. In fact, its just like a snickers, without the chocolate or peanuts. You could probably combine gels to get it to be just like a snickers, but then, its probably better to just get the snicker.

if you like gels that really don't taste like gels, and you like caramel, this is the one for you.

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Gel September 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from London, London United Kingdom  
great product !

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