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GU Roctane Energy Gels

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Created for demanding training and competition, GU Roctane Energy Gel stands out from original GU Energy Gel with more sodium, an electrolyte that aids in hydration, and even more branched-chain amino acids (leucine, valine, and isoleucine) that reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage than our original GU Energy Gel. The amino acid beta-alanine helps promote formation of the intramuscular buffer carnosine, while ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate helps promote muscle repair. The 100-calorie packets contain carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to help maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress.

All Gu products are available at a special discounted price due to our work with the brand as one of our key event sponsors.

ELECTROLYTES Maintain water balance and aid in optimum hydration. CARBOHYDRATES Deliver ready-to-use energy and delay bonking by sparing glycogen. AMINO ACIDS Reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage. CAFFEINE Enhances performance by increasing focus and concentration and decreasing perceived effort during exercise.

Consume one packet 5 minutes before and one packet every 45 minutes during activity. Wash down with liquid for optimum absorption.

 

CENTURION REVIEW/ WHY THIS PRODUCT?

Gu gels are thicker than similar products, but the benefit is that they are thus smaller and easier to store/ carry than other gels. For example, you can easily get say 20 on board a Salomon Ultra (3 litre) Race Vest in a race or run with little or no support opportunities. At 100 calories per packet that is a superb weight/ calorie ratio. You’re also unlikely to get any spillages when opening the packet - nobody likes sticky gel all over their hand and clothing!  A huge variety of flavours means you will never get sick of the one flavour over the course of a long race. Choose those with 1 or 2 times caffeine for the extra boost. Salted Caramel and Vanilla Bean are two big favourites.