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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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Powered by the Sun

Powered by the Sun

March 28, 2018

Now, every time you reach for a GU Energy Gel, you know you’ve got the power of the sun behind you! Guided by our core values of accountability and longevity, our transition to solar power was a logical next step on our journey to reduce our impact on the planet.

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THE BEST GU ENERGY FLAVOURS RANKED

THE BEST GU ENERGY FLAVOURS RANKED

February 01, 2018

Have you ever been curious about all the different flavours of GU Energy Gels, but been too scared to try them? Well Runner’s World have tried and ranked 27 different flavours for the benefit of you all. Read all about it here. You may be surprised at their #1!

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AVOID THE OVERLOAD

AVOID THE OVERLOAD

January 02, 2018

CAN I EAT TOO MUCH WHILE RACING OR TRAINING?

The short answer is yes!

While we know food is fuel, the reality is that our digestive tracts can only absorb so many nutrients at once. If you overload your system, you will likely end up with GI issues like nausea, bloating, cramps…or worse!

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Does a Hydration Plan Make You Faster?

Does a Hydration Plan Make You Faster?

November 06, 2017

Should you drink according a plan, or should you drink when you are thirsty? Do we trust our body’s intuition or do we override our instincts with a prescribed drinking schedule? This hydration quandary has sparked a fierce debate within the sports science community.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Take BCAAS Today

6 Reasons Why You Should Take BCAAS Today

May 01, 2017

What is the big deal with BCAAs anyway? You may have heard a thing or two about them from your supplement-savvy training partner, but unless you have a background in biochemistry, you might not know why they matter or how to incorporate them into your training and nutrition regimen.

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