Due to unprecedented recent demand stock levels are currently low.  We apologise if your choice is not available at this time.

The next GU Energy shipment is due end of September, please check back then for availability.  >>> Free Shipping & handling for orders valued over $100.00

THE ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

January 08, 2020

THE ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

CREATED FOR ANYONE THAT MOVES

We first created our original gel packets for ultra-trail runners pushing the boundaries of the sport, but over 25 years later, our Energy Gels are just as crucial for someone running their first 10k as they are for world champion triathletes, cyclists, and runners.

GO WITH THE ORIGINAL

What you eat fuels you. But not all food is right for every effort, and that’s why we invented the original energy gel.

When you’re working out, your body needs easily digestible energy to keep you feeling good and performing at your best. In short, your body needs a source of carbohydrates to burn.

KNOW YOUR FUEL TANK

Yes, your body will store fuel from your daily diet that you can convert to energy during shorter and low-intensity activities, but if you’re working out hard or for longer than 45 minutes, you will run out of available fuel… eventually leading you to the dreaded energy bonk.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

The ingredients you need in a tasty, portable, and easy-to-digest form – that’s our Energy Gel. It sounds simple, and it is for you. GU Energy Gels provide portable and easy-to-digest calories from carbohydrates that deliver immediate and sustained energy while reducing risk of stomach distress.

You can trust us to do the hard work, the research, the testing, and the recipe building to deliver you fuel for your athletic pursuits… whether it’s your first 5k or a century ride.

EATING IS TRAINING

The average body can digest roughly 120-240 calories per hour during exercise. The more you eat, the more your body diverts blood from your muscles to the gut to process food and calories. If your metabolism is slower, then one Energy Gel every 45 minutes works just fine. If you have a faster metabolism, try upping your intake to one Energy Gel every 30 minutes. It's essential to practice and test your nutrition plan to find out what works best for you.

 

INGREDIENTS TO FEEL GOOD, PERFORM BETTER

CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates are efficient energy, and we use a blend of carbs to deliver more energy into the bloodstream as efficiently as possible. Our system of dual-source carbohydrates provides an “express lane” for each carb to deliver energy to your body much quicker than a single source of carbs, which helps you avoid “the bonk” during training and racing.

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium is the #1 electrolyte lost in sweat. It’s crucial to replace it during exercise to help avoid dehydration or a more serious low blood sodium condition known as hyponatremia. Any level of dehydration is not only a health risk, but can also diminish athletic performance.

AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins make up the structure of the human body, including muscles. Amino acids are either produced in the body (nonessential) or must be supplied from the diet (essential). BCAAs are essential amino acids, meaning they are not made in the body, yet they constitute more than one-third of the protein found in human muscle tissue.

 

SHOP GU ENERGY GELS NOW>>>





Also in News

WHAT TO EAT BEFORE A 10KM
WHAT TO EAT BEFORE A 10KM

September 10, 2020

10Ks are the culmination of weeks of consistent preparation, so be confident in your fueling plan and enjoy the ride. Learn what to eat during training, the days leading up to the event, and the morning of the event. 

Continue Reading

Recover like a Pro
Recover like a Pro

August 25, 2020

Recovery is centered around replenishing the body and repairing damage to the muscle, as muscle strength comes from stressing then healing the tissue. After a race or exercise, you have 30-60 minutes to replenish the glycogen and electrolytes in your body and provide your muscles with the necessary building blocks to repair the damage post activity. Here are a few recipes from our athletes to help revamp your recovery routine! 

Continue Reading

THE ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL
THE ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

August 20, 2020

What you eat fuels you. But not all food is right for every effort, and that’s why we invented the original energy gel.

We first created our original gel packets for ultra-trail runners pushing the boundaries of the sport, but over 25 years later, our Energy Gels are just as crucial for someone running their first 10km as they are for world champion triathletes, cyclists and runners. 

Continue Reading