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GU Energy Gel 8 Pack

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GU Energy Gel provides just what you need for premium exercise fuel and none of the extras that slow you down. Simple to take, simple to digest and great tasting; GU takes you where you want to go, fast.

Whether you're just getting ready for competition or are already in the heat of battle, your body needs fuel-quick. GU Energy Gel is available in multiple flavors with varying caffeine content so you're sure to find a favorite that will push you to the next level.

Launched in 1991, the world's first energy gel is still the most efficient sports fuel available today. GU's carbohydrate blend delivers high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy for athletes in every sport and at all levels.

GU Energy Gel packs 100 calories into every packet. 100 calories is an ideal serving size to suck down 15 minutes before training or racing in order to top off your electrolyte and glucose stores, followed by one every 30-45 minutes along the way, washed down with a few sips of fluid.

Energize, Sustain, Recover - GU's formula for success.

    Energize:
  • Fast-acting natural fructose (fruit sugar) goes straight to work building your energy levels back up.
  • Maltodextrin is quickly absorbed and sent to your muscles.
  • Vital electrolytes keep your blood chemistry in line and hydration levels stable.
  • Calcium keeps your muscles humming.
  • Caffeine adds an extra kick to your power.

    Sustain:
  • Complex carbs in the form of maltodextrin (70-80% of the complex/simple carbohydrates blend) help you maintain glucose levels over time.
  • Citrates (potassium citrate, sodium citrate and citric acid) help speed the conversion of these carbs into energy molecules and mitigate performance-sapping acid build-up in muscles.
  • Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, valine and isoleucine, serve as another fuel source, aid in recovery and can improve mental performance and reduce fatigue by limiting the central nervous system's production of serotonin.
  • Histidine, an essential amino acid, acts alongside the citrates as a buffer that helps neutralize lactic acid build-up in muscles.

    Recover:
  • Antioxidant vitamins C & E defend muscles from assault by free radicals.
  • Chamomile works as an anti-inflammatory during and after exercise.
  • Ginger soothes the stomach.
  • Sea salt supplies a host of minerals.

For optimum results, always drink at least 24-30 ounces of fluid per hour during training and racing.

Exact GU intake depends on the intensity of your pursuit and your body weight and fitness level. The fitter you are and the more efficient your metabolism, the more GU you can eat each hour, up to approximately 340 calories every 60 minutes.

Gu Energy Gel is kosher and gluten free.

Caffeine Content:
Chocolate Outrage: 20mg Caffeine
Espresso Love: 40mg Caffeine
Jet Blackberry: 40mg Caffeine
Mandarin Orange: 20mg Caffeine
Salted Caramel: 20mg Caffeine
Salted Watermelon: 20mg Caffeine
Strawberry Banana: No Caffeine
Tri-Berry 20mg Caffeine
Vanilla Bean: 20mg Caffeine
Root Beer No Caffeine
Caramel Macchiato: 40mg Caffeine

Item #: 052992
Style #: 197
Quantity : 8 Packs (1.1 Ounce each)
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GU Energy Gel 8 Pack
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Effective (3)

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      5.0

      Tasty!

      By Amy

      from Metro Detroit, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy On Stomach
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Taste

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 Pack:

        I do a lot of long distance running, so I often need to take fuel along with me. My stomach is VERY touchy when running, so whenever I can find something that doesn't upset it, it's great. GU is one of the products I can tolerate. I am really fussy about flavors though (I think most of the fruity GU flavors are terrible) but this new Root Beer flavor is really good. It has a natural, real root beer taste, not too weak nor too strong, and not overly sweet. Perfect!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Tasty and energy packed!

        By linsybinsy

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Work Out Regularly

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Take
        • Effective
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Marathon

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 Pack:

          I bought this GU box for my recent marathon. It did the job!

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          5.0

          GREAT GU!

          By Suz

          from Cary, IL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On-the-go

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 Pack:

            Quick Shipping

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

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            4.0

            Best gels

            By Steph

            from York, PA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Not sold in larger count

            Best Uses

            • Long runs

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 Pack:

            I use gels on long runs. They help avoid the "bonking." They taste great! Wish they were sold in larger quantities.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

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            • About GU
            GU: Two letters that represent big nutrition. GU Energy Gel is an effective way to keep fueled during exercise and is ideal for athletes who don't like to munch on bars or chews. The GU Gel packs can be easily stored in small pockets and are ready to eat as soon as you need fuel. GU also makes an Electrolyte Brew powdered drink mix that is the perfect companion to the Gel. GU guards their super secret recipe and maintains the strictest quality control standards to make sure each GU has the proper texture, taste and pH level. GU's mission is to help all athletes go farther faster.

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