Other Brands:  Chaco  |  Head  |  Hoka One One  |  Jetboil  | Marmot  |  Scarpa

Vegan Energy for Athletes

April 06, 2018

Vegan Energy for Athletes

Our product development team understands the importance of using high-quality ingredients. As an athlete, it’s essential that you know exactly what you’re putting in your body as fuel. We want to make it clear to you which of our products have animal sourced ingredients and which are vegan-friendly.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE VEGAN ATHLETE?

Some of our vegan-friendly products are manufactured in facilities that share equipment with other non-vegan ingredients. We want to let you know, so you can make the best decision according to your own dietary preference.

ENERGY GELS WEREN'T ALWAYS VEGAN…

In 2015, one of our employees and long-time plant-powered athlete posed a question, “why aren’t our Energy Gels vegan?” This question prompted our R&D team to take a closer look at our ingredients, specifically amino acids, which are critical components of our products. One essential amino acid, leucine, is responsible for initiating protein synthesis, the process through which your muscles rebuild and get stronger. There are both plant-sourced and animal-sourced leucine, and many products use the more accessible animal-sourced leucine.

However, our R&D team wasn’t willing to sacrifice quality for convenience, so they worked tirelessly to create a fast dissolving plant-extracted leucine. Now, we can add leucine and make vegan products without compromising performance!

To learn more about the different vocabulary associated with our products, check out our Nutrition Lab glossary here!

OUR PLANT-POWERED ATHLETES

We are proud to support plant-powered athletes like pro mountain biker Sonya Looney! To read more about her philosophy on nutrition and fueling, check out her training, racing and nutrition plan.

SHOP VEGAN PRODUCT NOW>>




Also in News

25-YEAR BARREL AGED ENERGY GEL
25-YEAR BARREL AGED ENERGY GEL

April 01, 2019

Aged for 25 years, the complexity of the fragrance and flavor presented by these Energy Gels was influenced by their barrels, which were crafted from local eucalyptus. According to our resident GUmolier, the Energy Gels have “mellowed to deliver a sophisticated, subtle mouthfeel.”

Chocolate Outrage has matured with notes of rich, baked cocoa, while the traditional Vanilla Beanhas ripened to feature buttery notes reminiscent of smooth coconut. 

Continue Reading

KATE MCILROY - OLYMPIC & COMMONWEALTH REP
KATE MCILROY - OLYMPIC & COMMONWEALTH REP

March 18, 2019

Kate is an Olympian and three times Commonwealth Games representative. Kate has a huge amount of experience and knowledge on competing at the highest level, and having used up 24 gels and 2 tubs of electrolyte over one race, she definitely knows her GU nutrition.  

Continue Reading

SAM CLARK - Why He Won't Be Back To Defend His Fourth C2C Title
SAM CLARK - Why He Won't Be Back To Defend His Fourth C2C Title

January 21, 2019

For the past three years, Sam Clark has dominated the Coast to Coast World Multisport Champs winning in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This year Sam is stepping away from the shot of a fourth title, here's why...

Continue Reading