What we think
The original sports gel takes a high-performance turn.
Similar to the regular GU Energy Gels, these 100-calorie packets contain carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to help maximize carbohydrate absorption while diminishing stomach distress. Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat, aids in hydration by maintaining water balance and optimizing nutrient delivery. Also, branched-chain amino acids (leucine, valine, isoleucine) may reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage.
Why we love it:
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel is a high-intensity offering from GU, the original sports energy gel. It is designed for extreme and long-duration endurance activities and comes in highly compact, portable, and calorie-dense packets loaded with rapid-absorbing fuel. Athletes performing at a high level for hours on end need more from their nutrition, which is why Roctane Energy Gel packs three-times the amino acids and twice the sodium as original GU Energy Gel.
What's in it?
The ingredients involved boost Roctane’s efforts to help decrease muscle damage, promote muscle repair, and maintain water balance. Each packet of GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel contains 100 calories, 1425mg of amino acids, and 125 mg of sodium. They also contain 35 mg of caffeine for an extra boost of energy to power your mind and body through the fog of fatigue.
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How to use it:
Consume one gel with 8 oz. of water 30-60 minutes prior to training or competition. Take one another gel for each additional hour of high-intensity exercise, especially if its lasting longer than 2 hours. Use during high-intensity and endurance training to help prevent fatigue and increase concentration and focus.
Be sure to drink water with the gel to optimize its fuel delivery and prevent dehydration. Try these out in training first to see how your body responds to them before using them in competition.