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Taupo Ultramarathon Course: Insider Tips From A Trail Running Legend

Taupo Ultramarathon Course: Insider Tips From A Trail Running Legend

October 03, 2018

Planning on running the Taupo Ultramarathon course or part of it? Read on for a great analysis of the course, and some insider tips and advice from trail running legend, Curly Jacobs.

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SIMPLIFYING NUTRITION: GLUTEN VS. GLUTEN FREE

SIMPLIFYING NUTRITION: GLUTEN VS. GLUTEN FREE

September 20, 2018

Navigating nutrition can certainly be a mission, especially when it comes to the 'gluten free' debate. Here's the take home summary on gluten and how you can enjoy GU nutrition with or without gluten!

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The Roctane Difference

The Roctane Difference

September 13, 2018

Roctane Energy Gels are designed for long-duration and high-intensity activities when you’re trying to up your mileage or push yourself further. But what does that really mean?

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Karen Toulmin, Professional Triathlete - GU makes training nutrition easy

Karen Toulmin, Professional Triathlete - GU makes training nutrition easy

September 06, 2018

I love my GU products because they work. They provide me with my hydration, energy, and recovery requirements, and they taste great. GU makes training nutrition easy. I rely on these products to sustain me through a race, and to provide the energy that I need.

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From Shattered Pelvis to 100 Miles 'Across the Sky'

From Shattered Pelvis to 100 Miles 'Across the Sky'

August 24, 2018

On 10th August 2018, hundreds of riders began a 100-mile mountain bike journey 'across the sky' in the Leadville 100 MTB. This is hands down one of the most challenging mountain bike races in the country, and our Gu Energy CEO Brian Vaughan will be racing it for the 9th time. Last year, he almost didn't make it to the start line after shattering his pelvis a five months earlier... read about his remarkable recovery and race!

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MAGDA'S WESTERN WIN

MAGDA'S WESTERN WIN

June 21, 2018

On a sweltering day in June of 2015, Magdalena Boulet won her 100-mile debut at the infamous Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Despite a wrong turn at mile 31, the 2008 Olympian bounced back to win the race.  And she did it without eating anything! 

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GU SPORTS NUTRITION PRODUCTS AND THE YOUNG ATHLETE: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

GU SPORTS NUTRITION PRODUCTS AND THE YOUNG ATHLETE: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

May 18, 2018

Young athletes need to consume adequate calories to support the energy demands of growth and athletic activities. They are encouraged to consume ample amounts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat from a wide variety of whole, minimally processed, and nutrient-replete food sources to enhance overall health as well as sports performance. 

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What is Roctane?

What is Roctane?

May 14, 2018

The biggest difference between Roctane Energy Gels and normal GU Energy Gels is more branch-chained amino acids (BCAAs) and the addition of the amino acids beta alanine and taurine.  Roctane Energy Drink Mix also has a boosted supply of BCAAs and includes beta alanine and taurine. Meanwhile Roctane Electrolyte Capsules are a highly portable way to help you fight dehydration with high levels of sodium, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and ginger root to help prevent nausea.

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Winter Sports & Dehydration

Winter Sports & Dehydration

May 01, 2018

Exercise in the cold is different to exercise in the heat in a few subtle and less appreciated ways that can impact hydration. Discover a few differences between exercise in cold vs. temperate environments that every athlete should know.

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Tour the Gu factory

Tour the Gu factory

April 23, 2018

The team at PELOTON Magazine came to visit GU Headquarters in Berkeley to learn about the origins of our first Energy Gel. The crew got an all-access tour of our production facility where we manufacture all of our Energy Gels, and they sat down with our Co-Founder and Chief Endurance Officer Brian Vaughan to learn where the idea for the Energy Gel was born.

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SPORTS NUTRITION THROUGH TIME

SPORTS NUTRITION THROUGH TIME

April 09, 2018

IT ALL STARTED IN A BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA KITCHEN…

IN 1993, DR. BILL VAUGHAN FORMULATED THE FIRST GU ENERGY GEL.

When he started out, he simply wanted to develop a more digestible fuel for his daughter, a top ultra-marathoner. But what he did was create a breakthrough product that allowed athletes to effectively fuel on-the-go so they could reach their personal best. 

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Vegan Energy for Athletes

Vegan Energy for Athletes

April 06, 2018

As an athlete, it’s essential that you know exactly what you’re putting in your body for fuel. We know there are many plant-powered and vegan athletes out there, so we want let you know which of our products are made with only vegan ingredients.

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