Instant energy boost wherever you are, with a double hit of caffeine to enhance power and alertness
GU Energy Gels provide an instant energy hit | Easy to carry, easy to take | Dual fructose/maltodextrin energy sources provide quick and sustain energy | Ingredients to kick-start recovery while you workout | Double caffeine enhanced to maximise alertness and power | 32 g | RRP: £1.50
GU 2 x Caffeinated Energy Gel Espresso Love:
GU is simple. Simple is fast.
Simple to take, simple to digest, GU Energy Gel provides just what you need for premium exercise fuel and none of the extras that slow you down. GU takes you where you want to go, fast.
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.
Specifications - GU 2 x Caffeinated Energy Gel Espresso Love
GU Energy Gel Benefits - Energize, Sustain, Recover - GU's formula for success.
Energize:A shot of fast-acting natural fructose (fruit sugar) goes straight to work building your energy levels back up while the 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 and 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 systems 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.
- Serv. Size 1 pack (32g)
- Calories 100
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0g (0%)
- Saturated Fat 0g (0%)
- Trans Fat 0g
- Sodium 50mg (2%)
- Potassium 40mg (1%)
- Total Carb 25g (8%)
- Sugars 5g
- Protein 0g
- Vitamin C 130%
- Vitamin E 100%
- Calcium 1%
*Percent daily values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
MALTODEXTRIN (GLUCOSE POLYMERS), FILTERED WATER, FRUCTOSE, GU AMINO ACID BLEND (LEUCINE, VALINE, ISOLEUCINE, HISTIDINE), POTASSIUM AND SODIUM CITRATE, GU ANTIOXIDANT BLEND (NATURAL VITAMIN E AND VITAMIN C), NATURAL COFFEE FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, SEA SALT, GU HERBAL BLEND [CHAMOMILE, COLA NUT (HAS CAFFEINE), GINGER], CALCIUM CARBONATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PECTIN
About GU:The GU Story
From 1991 until today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company started with our original GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products. In 2001, GU Electrolyte Brew (formerly Gu2o) was launched as the perfect hydration companion to GU Energy Gel. 2008 saw the introduction of Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, followed by Chomps Energy Chews and GU Recovery Brew in 2009. Every product is formulated to further GU's mission: to help athletes go faster and longer than ever before.
The Gu Factory
Athletes everywhere appreciate the taste, convenience and performance enhancing benefits of GU Energy Gel and Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel. But few give much thought to how or where these gels are produced and packaged. You might be interested to learn a bit about the GU factory and the exceptional care that goes into every packet we create.
As we mix each batch of GU, the formula for every flavor is double checked against the super-secret master recipe. Our Director of R&D sources only the highest quality ingredients and happily rejects raw materials if they are off spec. He also oversees the production process from soup to nuts, ensuring precision in the mixing process. Texture, taste, pH? all good? He's also the in-house go-to guy for our never ending sports nutrition questions - we make sure he puts his degree to good use!
When all ingredients have been accurately measured, the batches are carefully blended only at the proper speed and temperature to ensure repeatable high quality and consistency. The production team is comprised of several long-time employees; collectively they boast more than 50 years experience. Together our team has produced tens of millions of packets of GU! Talk about athletic kilowatts. As the gatekeepers of day-to-day manufacturing, anything short of perfection just won't pass muster.
GU quality control continues when the gel is ready for packaging. Customized machinery, used solely for GU and Roctane Energy Gels, fills each packet with a precise amount of gel - Laverne & Shirley meet the modern age! There's nothing quite like a stroll through the manufacturing building when Chocolate Outrage is running, the intoxicating aroma of pure Belgian chocolate wafting through the air. Time it just right and you can sample a warm packet fresh off the line, a decadent and lipsmacking treat. It'll send you running for some vanilla ice cream to complement the Outrageousness. I digress... Then, the boxes are folded, glued and packed by our fully automated line. Every box is certain to have the proper number of packets as each is weighed before being sealed and packed for its final destination, your gear bag and ultimately, your mouth.
Our state-of-the-art production line and exacting quality control process are valuable assets, but what do they mean to you, the athlete? You can trust that the premium gel you rely on undergoes the most rigorous quality checks in the sports nutrition industry. We watch over every batch of gel we produce and maintain a production facility that is free from the risk of contamination by foreign substances. Most other gel manufacturers outsource production to third party contract manufacturers where who-knows-what was produced in the previous batch. This can be a serious concern in a supplement business that is lightly regulated and too often not completely above board.
GU makes sure you can focus on training and reaching your goals in upcoming races. Breathe easy and leave your gels in the hands of the energy food experts at GU. Just suck down a packet of your favourite flavour and go (big)!