GU for it with the world’s very first energy gel. Their unique formula of simple and complex carbohydrates, BCAAs and sodium used in all of their nutrition, allows faster absorption and reduces stomach distress. Nowadays, their unparalleled range of products and flavours have made GU the most popular energy nutrition brand on the market.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why use GU Energy?
ARE GU ENERGY PRODUCTS VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE?
GLUTEN-FREE & VEGAN
The GU Energy Gels, GU Liquid Energy Gels, GU Roctane Energy Gels, GU Hydration Drink Tabs, GU Roctane Supplements and GU Energy Chews are all gluten-free and made with all vegan ingredients.
The GU Roctane Protein Recovery Drink Mix are gluten-free however are not vegan as they contain milk.
The GU Roctane Energy Drink Mix is made with all vegan ingredients however are not gluten-free.
HOW IS A ROCTANE ENERGY GEL DIFFERENT?
A ROCTANE Energy Gel contains 3x the BCAAs and 2x the electrolytes compared to our original Energy Gels. They also contain the amino acids taurine (to help maintain heart contractility and improve cardiac output during long exercise sessions) and beta-alanine (to help promote formation of the intramuscular buffer carnosine, which can prevent cell damage). ROCTANE Energy Gels deliver the same combination of carbohydrates and same number of calories. ROCTANE Energy Gels are a key tool for high-intensity or prolonged activity when nutrient depletion and muscle damage occurs rapidly.
SHOULD I USE GU ENERGY CHEWS INSTEAD OF GU ENERGY GEL?
While the consistency of an Energy Gel is designed to be absorbed as efficiently as possible, we’ve created GU Energy Chews just in case you want to sink your teeth into something else. Chews contain all the benefits of GU Energy Gel, just in a chewable form.
WHAT IS LIQUID ENERGY GEL AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL?
GU Liquid Energy Gel is a deliciously drinkable, portable source of easily-digestible carbohydrates, electrolytes, amino acids, and (in some flavors) caffeine developed to help you perform better, for longer and avoid the dreaded “bonk.” It provides an additional way to keep you fueled during your activity of choice. The main differences between Liquid Energy and the original GU Energy Gel are:
- Consistency: Somewhere between a juice box and a gel, GU Liquid Energy is the GU you can GUlp. As the name implies, it’s a more liquid version of our Energy Gel.
- Size: Weighing in at just over two ounces (60 g) instead of one, GU Liquid Energy is a larger serving size and packet than our Original Energy Gel. (Don’t worry, it’s still pocket-compatible!)
WHY AND WHEN SHOULD YOU USE GU HYDRATION PRODUCTS?
During exercise, you sweat. When you sweat, you lose both fluids (water) and electrolytes (mostly sodium). Inadequate hydration negatively affects performance and can lead to dehydration, or more serious conditions such as hyponatremia. You need to stay on top of hydration during your workout to perform and feel your best.
WHAT IS ROCTANE ENERGY DRINK MIX?
ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is specifically formulated for the demands of long-duration and high-intensity activities.
ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is a powder that provides key nutrients you need to stay fueled. Formulated with a blend of simple and complex carbohydrates, electrolytes, and BCAAs, ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix provides 250 calories per serving. Just mix the powder in 21oz of water and you’re good to go!
WHAT IF I DON’T DO ENDURANCE WORKOUTS OR RACING? WILL THE ROCTANE ENERGY DRINK STILL HELP ME?
While the drink was formulated for the demands of endurance exercise, this drink may be particularly useful during intense workouts that are particularly demanding on the body. This product can help any activity that lasts over an hour in length, especially if you know you’re going to go hours between meals. This kind of duration and intensity is one where caffeine may increase concentration and help the athlete push through the entire workout.
WHAT ARE BCAAS?
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins make up the structure of the body, including muscles. Amino acids are either produced in the body (“nonessential”), or they must be supplied from the diet (“essential”). BCAAs are essential amino acids, meaning they are not made in the body, yet they constitute more than one third of the protein found in human muscle tissue. Rich dietary sources of BCAAs can include dairy, egg, meat, poultry and fish.
WHAT IS ROCTANE PROTEIN RECOVERY DRINK MIX?
ROCTANE Protein Recovery Drink Mix helps athletes rebuild, refuel & rehydrate after demanding activity to make sure they’re ready to hit it hard again the next day. Created to promote recovery, ROCTANE Protein Recovery Drink Mix delivers 20g of high-quality whey protein to initiate muscle tissue repair and rebuilding. Each serving also provides fast-acting carbohydrates to replenish muscle glycogen stores along with sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat, to aid in rehydration. Mix two scoops into 8 ounces of water and shake well. Enjoy within 30 minutes after training or racing.