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Why use GU Energy Gels?

Using a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates, GU energy gels are formulated to provide energy and key nutrients to the body while exercising- they keep you going for longer while allowing faster absorption and being kinder on the stomach.  

Their energy gels are all vegan and gluten free and are available in a wide range of caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavours making them suitable for everyone!  

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Which GU energy gel is right for me? 

GU Energy Gel 

At 100 calories per gel GU's Original Energy Gel range is suitable for all your needs. Ideal for use in both your daily training sessions and whilst you compete. 

These gels contain: 

  • Maltodextrin & fructose  
  • Sodium: The main electrolyte lost in our sweat. Aids in hydration.
  • BCAA (branched chain amino acids): To reduce mental fatigue and muscle damage. Find more about BCAA's here.
  • Caffeine (excludes some flavours): Read more about the benefits of caffeine here.

These gels are recommended to be taken once every 30-45 minutes during exercise to provide sustainable energy.  

GU Energy Gel

Roctane Energy Gels

With the same calorie content as the Original Gel, The Roctane gels contain more sodium and BCAA’s than the Original Gel as well as extra caffeine in some flavours, meaning you get the maximum amount of energy possible for your training.  

These gels contain: 

  • 3x more BCAA’s than their original energy gel
  • 2x electrolytes than their original energy gel
  • Taurine: An amino acid that helps to improve cardiac output during long periods of exercise. 

The Roctane Energy Gels are well suited for use during longer, high-intensity activity. 

GU Roctane Energy Gel


Liquid Energy Gel

GU also offer a Liquid Energy Gel. Offering all of the same key benefits of the other gels, the GU Liquid Gel’s are a thinner alternative to the Original and Roctane gels. With a consistency somewhere between juice and gel, they’re the perfect middle ground for those looking for the benefits of other GU Gel products but with a thinner more drinkable consistency. 

These gels contain: 

  • Thinner consistency compared to their Roctane energy gel and original energy gel
  • Size: These gels are around 60g making them a larger serving than the Original Gel (But still pocket sized!) 

 The Gu Liquid Gels are recommended to be taken 5 minutes before you start exercise and then every 45 minutes while you’re exercising. 

GU Energy Liquid Gel


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