What are Energy Gels?
Energy gels are created for an instant boost of energy, helping you to refuel during exercise. Our Energy Gel Elite sachets are a combination of maltodextrin and fructose, with an electrolyte and vitamin blend for a complete all-in-one formula. The added electrolytes are especially important as they’re lost from the body through sweat during exercise.
When to Use Energy Gels?
Energy gels are great for providing an instant hit of carbs, electrolytes and vitamins — making them ideal to keep topped up during prolonged endurance exercise. Whether you’re playing football, on a long-distance cycle ride, or you’re running a marathon, these handy sachets are a perfect solution.
Best Energy Gels
We offer two different types of energy gels so that you can find the best one for you, depending on your goals and training needs.
Our Energy Gel Elite is packed with 25g of carbs, with an electrolyte and B vitamin blend — perfect for helping you to beat fatigue.
Alternatively, we also have a Recovery Gel Elite which combines protein, carbohydrates, glutamine and BCAAs in one high-impact formula.
Plus, all of our gels have been batch tested by Informed-Sport to make sure that they’re in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines, and are therefore officially safe for professional athletes of all levels.
What's the best energy gel for running?
Our energy gel elite products, which provide an instant energy packed punch, would be perfect to have during your run!
What's the best energy gel for cycling?
Our energy gel elite products, which provide an instant energy packed punch, would be perfect to have during your cycle!
Are energy gels necessary?
Whilst a supplement will never be necessary, that does not mean it cannot be of significant benefit. There is a virtually limitless library of research to support intra-workout carbohydrate and it's use in improving performance and recovery.
What do energy gels do?
Energy gels provide a readily available carbohydrate source for our body to use as fuel. They're also loaded with other performance protecting enhancing dietary components, such as electrolytes and certain vitamins, that can help you perform at your best.
How often should you take gels during long-distance running or cycling?
Our body can effectively absorb around 60g of carbohydrates per hour. Our gels provide 25g of carbohydrates per serving. You could have one every 30 minutes then if you look at it that way, however starting off with one per hour and seeing how that impacts your performance would be a good start!
How many energy gels should I take?
That depends on how long you intend to train for, how intense you're training and what your training environment is like, but one to two gels every hour is a great start!