GU Liquid Energy Gels: Coffee
Coffee GU Liquid drinkable energy gel delivers that smooth coffee flavour that’ll perk you up with every sip. Refreshing like an iced glass of cold brew coffee, this flavour is perfect for getting you out the door for those early morning sessions. Plus, the 40mg of caffeine will jolt you through the night at your next ultra!
Introducing GU Liquid Energy Gels, delivering the same portable and fast-absorbing carbohydrates as our original Energy Gel in a refreshingly light and smooth liquid form. Each 100-calorie serving not only delivers a great-tasting blend of complex and simple carbohydrates, electrolytes, and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), it offers you an alternative form factor to fine-tune your nutrition plan and give you a powerful finish line kick just when you need it. All Liquid Energy Gels are Vegan and Gluten Free.
GU Liquid Energy Gel is designed to add variety and an additional option for nutritional support for prolonged exercise. However, they provide the same number of calories (100 kcal) and amino acids (450mg) per serving as our original GU Energy Gel.
GU Liquid Gels - Lemonade
GU Liquid Gels - Strawberry Banana
GU Liquid Gels - Orange (20mg Caffeine)
GU Liquid Gels - Coffee (40mg Caffeine)
WHAT IS LIQUID ENERGY GEL AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL?
GU Liquid Energy Gel is a deliciously drinkable, portable source of easily-digestible carbohydrates, electrolytes, amino acids, and (in some flavors) caffeine developed to help you perform better, for longer and avoid the dreaded “bonk.” It provides an additional way to keep you fueled during your activity of choice. The main differences between Liquid Energy and the original GU Energy Gel are:
1) Consistency: Somewhere between a juice box and a gel, GU Liquid Energy is the GU you can GUlp. As the name implies, it’s a more liquid version of our Energy Gel.
2) Size: Weighing in at just over two ounces (60 g) instead of one, GU Liquid Energy is a larger serving size and packet than our Original Energy Gel. (Don’t worry, it’s still pocket-compatible!)
WHEN SHOULD I USE GU LIQUID GELS?
We recommend you take a Liquid Energy Gel anytime your activity level warrants the extra calories. Take it 5 minutes before a high-intensity workout, or anytime during prolonged exercise to support energy requirements. Mix and match Liquid Energy Gel with your other GU form factor favorites (gels, chews, drink mixes) to supply 200-300 kcal per hour for exercise lasting more than 60-90 minutes. When you are going long, be sure to take in a steady supply of nutrients from the start so you don’t “hit the wall.” For shorter duration (<60 min) activities that are moderate to high intensity, we recommend you take a serving of Liquid Energy Gel before your workout. No matter what the duration, be sure to hydrate adequately during your training.
HOW MANY GU LIQUID GELS SHOULD I EAT?
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.
HOW LONG DOES GU LIQUID TAKE TO WORK?
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.
HOW DOES THE CAFFEINE IN GU LIQUID HELP ME?
GU Liquid Energy Gel comes in both caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors. Strawberry Banana and Lemonade do not have any caffeine in them. Orange has 20mg of caffeine per packet and Coffee flavours 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.
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