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GU Energy Gel

Espresso Love-2X Caffeine 24 pckts
GU Energy Gel Espresso Love-2X Caffeine 24 pckts

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Energy Gel Overview

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.

Energy Gel Description from GU
GU Energy Gel is specifically formulated to energize your body during exercise. Using GU during your regular workouts will keep your mind alert and active, and your muscles going strong. GU gives the most concentrated form of immediate energy with no stomach bulk or distress, is quickly and efficiently absorbed, and will maintain your blood sugar at the optimal level for a great workout start to finish.

Supplement Facts
Service Size: 1 packet
Servings Per Container: 24
IngredientAmount% Daily Value**
Calories From Fat0
Total Fat0g0
Saturated Fat0g0
Total Carbohydrate25g8
Vitamin C100
Vitamin E100
** 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, GU amino blend (leucine, valine, histidine, isoleucine), sodium and potassium citrate, natural coffee flavor, GU antioxidant blend (natural vitamin C and vitamin E), calcium carbonate, sea salt, citric acid, contains preservatives [sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate], fumaric acid, malic acid, GU herbal blend [chamomile, cola nut (has caffeine), ginger], pectin.

Manufacturer's Directions
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.

By: Chewy0885 on 12/12/2014

All Star Health

I have used this website since 2013, and I have had no issues.

By: Durangodahl on 9/19/2014

Powerful stuff! Tasty, too!

I do a lot of endurance riding, and I always start out with one of these. Then I follow up with vanilla less caffeine per the recommendations of one packet every 45 minutes. If theres a ton of climbing I live in Colorsdo Ill allow myself another Espresso Love before a particularly challenging section. It may be psychological, but I sure think its effective. Ive been doing it this way since the Leadville 100 in 2005, and it works!

By: Yummiedue on 7/22/2014

Great for those long workouts

I love the chocolate flavored GU. It taste just like brownie batter. No bad after taste. I use it when Im on a long run or bike ride. It helps power through to the end.

By: VeloHawk on 7/11/2014

Pure LUV!

The taste is so good my wife caught me putting it on a pancake. But seriously, it is my preferred flavor in the cool months. Jet Blackberry for the warmer climate.

By: TallnSteady on 6/26/2014

GU is Good

I like the GU product, ANY GU product. I like variety, so I typically buy two different flavors at a time to keep things different. Tri Berry is a good flavor to me. When I take these during a run I need to follow it with water to ease the processing.

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