Last weekend I completed a 45 mile bike ride in training for a virtual half Ironman. I alternated between PowerGel Green Apple and Strawberry Banana every half hour. I felt strong through the whole ride and the Gels tasted great. - Ken H.
PowerBar, an athlete favorite since 1996, is back at The Feed! Their new and improved Original gel is great for getting in fast absorbing carbohydrates during endurance exercise. Their innovative packaging is easy to open and helps reduce littering through Trash Chain, a program where you can return your used wrappers to them to be recycled.
What's in it?
Each gel contains 26 grams of carbs and 200mg of sodium!
These gels contain PowerBar's unique C2Max technology, a dual source carbohydrate mix that contains a scientifically developed 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructose. These carbs use two different pathways in the body to be absorbed, so you get the energy you need to keep going more quickly and efficiently. Sodium is also included in this formula, which helps with fluid and fuel delivery.
PowerBar updated their formula so the gels now have a much more liquid-like consistency, making them easy to get down during exercise.
What're my options?
They come in a variety of awesome flavors, including some caffeinated options that contain 50mg of caffeine per gel to help boost endurance performance. All flavors are vegan friendly, and the salty peanut flavor is even suitable for those with peanut allergies!
They come in singles (of course) and boxes of 24.
All of PowerBar's products (produced in Germany) are registered by the Cologne List, which ensures that they are tested and free of banned substances.