Gu Energy Gel
If you've attended a 5k, 10k or any other kind of road race lately, you've no doubt seen the athletes with GU Energy Gel in their hands or going into their mouths. Racer's everywhere swear by GU, a concentrated energy fuel designed with the endurance athlete in mind.
What's in GU Energy Gel? GU's ingredients fall into 3 categories. For energy, you a get a blend of simple and complex carbs, plus a shot of caffeine and electrolytes to max out energy production at the cellular level. For endurance, GU gives you complex carbs from maltodextrin plus mineral citrates (potassium citrate, sodium citrate and citric acid) to help reduce acid build-up in muscles. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) serve as a vital fuel source during extreme exertion; they also aid in recovery . Histidine, an essential amino acid, acts as a carnosine precursor that also helps neutralize lactic acid build-up in muscles. Finally, for recovery, GU Energy Gel contains the antioxidant vitamins C & E to protect defend muscles from exercise-induced free radicals. Ginger provides additional antioxidant protection while soothing the stomach. Sea salt helps replace vital sodium and trace minerals.
Gu Energy Gel
GU provides athletes with a shot of 100 calories in the form of a patented carbohydrate blend (70-80% maltodextrin and 20-30% 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.
|Serving Size: 1 pckt(32g)|
Servings per Container: 24
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories From Fat||15|
|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Maltodextrin (Glucose Polymers), Filtered Water, Fructose, Peanut Butter (Peanuts, Salt), GU Amino Blend (Leucine, Valine, Histidine, Isoleucine), Potassium And Sodium Citrate, GU Antioxidant Blend (Natural Vitamin C and Vitamin E), Contains Perservatives [Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate], Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Fumaric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Pectin Powder, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, GU Herbal Blend [Chamomile, Ginger]
Eat one packet about 15 minutes before your workout. Then take a packet every 35-35 minutes during activity to sustain your energy followed by a few mouthfuls of water or hydration drink. Finally, we recommend taking one packets within 30 minutes of finishing your workout to aid in recovery and increase glycogen stores in your muscles.