HOW TO GEL
When you’re working out, you need easy-to-digest calories from carbohydrates that deliver immediate and sustained energy while reducing risk of stomach distress. You'll feel better and perform better if you're fueled up. Our Energy Gels deliver the ingredients you need packed in a form that’s tasty, portable, and easy-to-digest.
Rule of thumb is to have an Energy Gel 5 minutes before you start your activity, and then every 45 minutes during your activity. GU Energy Gels are a smart choice for any of your favorite activities - climbing, swimming, weightlifting, running, tennis, cycling, the list goes on and on!
HOW DO I EAT AN ENERGY GEL?
Rip open the top and squeeze the entire packet into your mouth. You can also "sip" the Energy Gel over the course of a couple minutes. Our Energy Gels were designed to be taken in one shot to provide you with maximum benefits.
CAN I USE AN ENERGY GEL FOR A STRENGTH WORKOUT OR YOGA?
Sure! While GU Energy Gels were designed for endurance sports, they can be used anytime you need energy to fuel a workout, regardless of what type.
HOW LONG DOES AN ENERGY GEL TAKE TO WORK?
Right away! 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.
WHY ARE ENERGY GELS MADE WITH TWO TYPES OF CARBOHYDRATES?
Carbohydrates are efficient energy, and we use a blend of complex and simple carbs to deliver more energy into the bloodstream as efficiently as possible. These two sources of carbs provides an "express lane" for each one to deliver energy to your body much quicker than a single source of carbs, which helps you avoid "the bonk."