Articles — Energy Gels

5 points to help you choose the right Energy Gel

Posted by XMiles Team on

Possibly the most convenient and effective way to fuel your body on the go is with gels.  Whatever your distance from 10k to the marathon and beyond, understanding how energy gels work with your body, and knowing when and how to use them for maximum performance benefits is key. Why use Energy Gels? Your body uses two sources of fuel to feed your muscles; fat and carbohydrates. Whilst fat is widely available it’s slower to break down into usable energy making it more ineffective when competing in an endurance event over 2-3 hours. So this means your body will rely on carbohydrates as its primary fuel...

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