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GU Energy Gels SALTED CARAMEL Flavour

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GU Energy Gels: SALTED CARAMEL Flavour

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 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.

Everything inside each packet of GU is engineered to do one simple thing: provide your body with the essential requirements it needs to keep going for miles and miles and hours and hours. It goes down easy, and it goes to work fast so you don't have to slow down.

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.a


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 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.

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.

GU Salted Caramel Gel Ingredients

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Leucine, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Valine, Histidine, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Gellan Gum, Fumaric Acid, Isoleucine, Pectin Powder, Chamomile Extract, Ginger Extract.

20mg of caffeine.

Keywords: Energy gels for ultra runners, Ultra running energy gels, ultra runner energy gels

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following ultra running product review helpful:
GU SALTED CARAMEL Energy Gels February 26, 2014
Reviewer: Nick from London, london United Kingdom  
Very tasty, need to take with some water, caffine hit is moderate, ideal if feeling a bit tired and need a small boost

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  0 of 0 people found the following ultra running product review helpful:
Very quick service February 14, 2014
Reviewer: Hazel Clark from Hertford, Hertford United Kingdom  
The only place I could find stocking the boxes of 8 gels, very fast delivery. I will use them again.

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Super seller January 30, 2014
Reviewer: James C from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire United Kingdom  
I've searched hi and wide for this product, and after finding it- couldn't have hoped for a better seller!
Fast and efficient.... Plus more off for qty purchased.
Will only be using this seller from now on!

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Gu salted caramel January 3, 2014
Reviewer: Christopher Carrott from Benfleet, Essex United Kingdom  
A new product and really good. Shame it only comes in packs of 8

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