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GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition

GU Energy Gel 24 pack

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Product Description:

GU® ENERGY GEL :: GU® Energy Gel give you the optimal balance of maltodextrin and fructose delivers a quick blood sugar rise, and then maintains that glucose level for up to 45 minutes. GU® keeps your mind alert and active, and your muscles going strong during your regular workouts.

Like a wild bucking bronco, this item can't be tamed. It also can't be gift-wrapped.Sorry!

Features & Benefits:

  • GU contains a balance of carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) for ready to use energy
  • 450 mg of branched-chain amino acids provide extra energy, reduce muscle fatigue and decrease muscle damage
  • Electrolytes maintain water balance and aid in optimal hydration
  • Caffeinated (20mg, 40mg) and non-caffeinated flavors
  • Now Vegan
  • 100 calories per packet
  • Box contains 24 packets
  • Assortment in Mixed 24 pack can vary due to product availability
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GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition
 
4.7

(based on 366 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (264)
  • Tasty (183)
  • Good value (164)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (76)
  • Quickens recovery time (69)

Cons

  • Tastes bad (5)
  • Has side effects (4)
  • A little thick (3)

Best Uses

  • During workout (265)
  • Before workout (171)
  • After workout (22)
  • Backpacking (18)
  • Everyday (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Runner (226), Competitive athlete (91), Enthusiast (24), Weekend warrior (10), Triathlete (7)
    • Gender:
    • Male (43), Female (42)
    • Where did you hear about this product?:
    • Friend or family member (26), Other (22), Special event (11), Newsletter or blog (4)
    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
    • 1-2 supplements daily (34), 3-5 supplements daily (14), 6+ supplements daily (3)
    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
    • Quality (76), Convenience (45), Price (44), Effectiveness (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best energy source

By Iron Scott

from St Croix, US Virgin Islands

About Me Competitive Athlete, Cyclist, Runner, Swimmer, Traithlon Coach, Triathlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Boosts Energy
  • Easy on the stomach
  • Good Value
  • Tasty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Before competition
    • Before Workout
    • During Competition
    • During Workout

    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

    I have a sensative stomach and during Ironmans and Ultra-Runs have a terrible time ingesting calories. GU has always been my go-to energy source when all else is failing. It's my energy source of choice for everything longer than a 2 hour race.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tried the Orange burst ...

    By Brent

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

    Tried the Orange burst for the first time on a 1/2 Marathon. I was truely amazed. I never lost my edge. I took it at the begining and at mile 8. Just was impressed with it for the little investment, how big of a difference it made for me. I will be using it more often for my longer races.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love the Espresso Love ...

    By Carol

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

    I love the Espresso Love before any workout. I'm not a big eater before I run and I don't indulge in any other caffeine so the boost really makes a difference.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Melted mint peppermint pattie anyone?

    By darcissa

    from Erie, PA

    About Me Chocoholic, Runner, Weekend Warrior

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Good Value
    • Quickens Recovery Time
    • Tasty
    • Yummmy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime Oh wait no
      • Before Workout
      • During Workout

      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

      The newer mint GU is a refreshing improvement to the original chocolate. What flavor! Love it. Hard not to want this outside running. Makes me look forward to logging those miles!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GU 24Pk Nutrition - Chocolate Outrage

      By RunnerGirl425

      from Morganville, NJ

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Good Value
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • During Workout

        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

        Great to use during marathon training and on race day! The best part is the chocolate GU flavor tastes like chocolate cupcake icing! They definitely help give that extra boost in energy, especially during those last few miles.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Keeps me going during long runs

        By Can't Wait to Run!

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Quickens Recovery Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Workout
          • Before Workout
          • During Workout

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

          Could not do those long runs without the GU! It keeps me going. I have tried to run long distance without the GU and I end up fatigued and cannot run the distance. Go GU! Try it; it is great!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent training and racing product.

          By PAR

          from Novi, MI

          About Me 3 - 4 marathons per year, Competitive Athlete, Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Good Value
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

            I use this product 30 minutes before any scheduled run of at least 1.5 hours, then every 45 minutes thereafter.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            CHOCOLATE GELL GREAT!!!!

            By US Marine

            from Jacksonville NC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long-Term
              • Men
              • Older People
              • Short-Term
              • Women

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              I was very leary of a sweet gel but just ran a 1/2 marathon and used this. I truely love the taste its just like eating choc. icing out of a cup.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Recently started using GU ...

              By Chris

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Recently started using GU on my long runs training for 1st marathon, and the difference is definitely noticeable. As a 25-year, early morning runner, my favorites runs are before breakfast with little to nothing on my stomach. That works fine for runs of less than an hour, but I struggled when I got an hour into long runs. Now, I down one GU with water 15 minutes before I run and one every 45 minutes during my run, and I've had no problems keeping my energy up all the way through my workouts.

               
              5.0

              I will buy again.

              By don

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Great!!

               
              4.0

              Whenever I can ... I do a couple of box!

              By Juan

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Simply ... the best in gels !!! Very good gastric tolerance.

               
              5.0

              Tastes Great, Less Filling!

              By Jason

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              We love this product. My wife uses it before and during long distance runs to help keep her energy levels up. I use it before early morning Crossfit workouts to get me going without filling up.

               
              5.0

              Great gel

              By Carole

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Use gu on my early morning longer runs. Runs 6-20 miles. Helps get alert and gives me energy. Also use for races 10k up to marathons.

               
              5.0

              Gu

              By Richard

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Good

               
              5.0

              Great value incredible product

              By Dick the cyclist

              from pittsburgh, pa

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • During Workout

                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                After 1-2 hours out cycling and I'm really low on energy -- 5 min after slurping down one of these gu's I forget I ever was tired. This is one incredible product . Won't go cycling without it ... and buying a box at a time is a great value. Love the expresso flavor

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                • Convenience, Price, Quality
                 
                5.0

                very satisfied

                By dozen262

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Runner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Workout

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                  good taste, & does the job!

                  • Gender:
                  • Female
                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                  • Friend or Family Member
                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                  • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                  • Price, Quality
                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic Product!!!

                  By George The Runner

                  from Norton Shores, Michigan

                  About Me Rarely Work Out

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Before Workout
                    • During Workout

                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                    I follow the instructions. Consume one packet five minutes before a running event. Consume one packet every forty-five minutes during the running event. For running events where speed is important I prefer the GU Roctane Energy Gel because it includes the amino acids beta-alanine and ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG). I enjoy the flavor choices of the GU Energy Gel. For morning running events I prefer to begin a fast at ten pm the night before. The morning of the running event I will only consume the GU product per instructions.

                    • Gender:
                    • Male
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • Only With A Running Event
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Convenience, Price, Quality
                     
                    4.0

                    Does the trick

                    By Mike

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Runner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Before Workout

                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                      Favorite gel. Very effective.

                      • Gender:
                      • Male
                       
                      5.0

                      Gel Packs great aid for Running

                      By Jake the Old Man

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Runner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Quickens Recovery Time
                      • Tastes Good
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • During Workout

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                        The gel packs have been a tremendous help to me for running half marathons. I take one every 2 miles during a half marathon and wash it down with Gatorade from my hydration pack. They enable me to maintain my pace and not get severe inner thigh cramps. My after run recovery is also much quicker. I also use them during my training schedule as well for runs 6 miles or longer.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Special Event
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality
                         
                        5.0

                        Boost energy and tastes great.

                        By Toxman

                        from Sheridan, AR

                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Good Value
                        • Tasty

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                          I use this product during long rides and it is great on bananas.

                          • Gender:
                          • Male
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • Other
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Convenience, Price, Quality
                           
                          5.0

                          Vanilla gu

                          By Physiojoe

                          from Columbus, OH

                          About Me Competitive Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Energy
                          • Good Value
                          • Quickens Recovery Time
                          • Tastes Good
                          • Tasty

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • During Workout

                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                            Great product, have used for many years. Most of the flavors are good, so I choose based on how much caffeine I want.

                            • Where did you hear about this product?:
                            • Other
                            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                            • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                            • Quality
                             
                            5.0

                            Great taste!

                            By runner Donna

                            from Hilton Head, SC

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Boosts Energy
                            • Good Value
                            • Taste Great
                            • Tastes Good
                            • Tasty

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backpacking
                              • Before Workout
                              • During Workout

                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                              This is my favorite go to gel! Love the Salty caramel flavor the best! Works quick!

                              • Gender:
                              • Female
                               
                              5.0

                              Good product

                              By Toni Triathlete

                              from Austin, Texas

                              About Me Competitive Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Boosts Energy
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Before Workout
                                • During Workout

                                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                I use during long rides and long run. Sometimes before workout.

                                • Gender:
                                • Male
                                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                • Special Event
                                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                • 6+ Supplements Daily
                                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                • Quality
                                 
                                5.0

                                Favorite energy gel

                                By cycle67

                                from Laurel, MD

                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Boosts Energy
                                • Good Value
                                • Tastes Good
                                • Tasty

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                    GU Energy Gels are my favorite sports nutrition before and during long distance running events. They taste great and they're easy to pack in a hydration belt. The prices and discounts at Roadrunner Sports are always the best around!

                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Friend or Family Member
                                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Convenience, Price, Quality
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Love GU!

                                    By Picasso

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Runner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Tastes Good

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Before Workout
                                      • During Workout

                                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                      I use this before and during long (10 mile) runs.

                                      • Gender:
                                      • Male
                                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                      • Friend or Family Member
                                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                      • Convenience, Quality
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      PERKS YOU UP

                                      By DR RAC

                                      from Long island NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Boosts Energy
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Tastes Good

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Before Workout
                                        • During Workout

                                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                        ONE OF THE BETTER GELS. THE CAFFEINE SEEMS JUST RIGHT.

                                        • Gender:
                                        • Female
                                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                        • Other
                                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                        • Convenience, Quality
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        GU works!

                                        By Ron

                                        from Mississippi

                                        About Me Runner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Boosts Energy
                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Before Workout
                                          • During Workout

                                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                          Honestly, during longer events I get tired of taking in GU's, but they definitely help.

                                          • Gender:
                                          • Male
                                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                          • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                          • Convenience, Price, Quality
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Best tasting GU out there - vanilla

                                          By Allie

                                          from MI

                                          About Me Runner

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Boosts Energy
                                          • Tastes Good

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • During Workout

                                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                            I typically GU 20 minutes before a long run (10 miles or longer) and at miles 5 and 8. I can tell it helps me get through the last few miles. Vanilla is the best flavor. It gets a little sticky sometimes, but the positives out weigh that.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Good quality product

                                            By Joshua the athlete

                                            from Key Biscayne, FL

                                            About Me Runner

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Boosts Energy
                                            • Good Value
                                            • Quickens Recovery Time
                                            • Tastes Good
                                            • Tasty

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • After Workout
                                              • Before Workout
                                              • During Workout

                                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                              I use the product about 15 minutes before and during usually if I am running 30/50 minutes range. If I am running longer I take a salt tablet first and will take GU on the run.

                                              • Gender:
                                              • Male
                                              • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                              • Special Event
                                              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                              • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                              • Price, Quality
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Amazing customer service

                                              By Ann P

                                              from Richmond, VA

                                              About Me Runner

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Boosts Energy
                                              • Good Value
                                              • Tastes Good

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Before Workout
                                                • During Workout

                                                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                                There were many other options on where to get GU. This site had amazing response and customer service and pricing etc. I prefer this site to many others that I have used.

                                                • Gender:
                                                • Female
                                                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                                • Convenience, Price, Quality

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                                                1.    dave rated this product 5 stars
                                                Sun, November 15,2009:
                                                tried hammer and jelly beans received no bennies what ever. love chocolate and bought the gu. can really tell the difference on long runs and bike rides. if you like chocolate this is for you.
                                                2.    Mari rated this product 5 stars
                                                Thu, October 29,2009:
                                                I'm in love with the strawberry banana, and take it on my long runs. Recently, I brought a packet of chocolate to test it out since lotsa people were raving about it. I really didn't care for it. It was harder to swallow for some reason (could be just me) and tasted overly sweet. But, I'm not a chocoholic, so that could explain it. I'm sticking with my strawberry banana :)
                                                3.    average joe whose name is joe rated this product 5 stars
                                                Fri, October 23,2009:
                                                I am a boat captain. sometimes we get into a storm and im real hungry but i have to stay at the control center. thats why i keep some GU with me at all times. its fulfilling and reminds me of how seaweed mixed with coral tastes, yum. - Joe
                                                4.    Brent rated this product 5 stars
                                                Tue, September 15,2009:
                                                Tried the Orange burst for the first time on a 1/2 Marathon. I was truely amazed. I never lost my edge. I took it at the begining and at mile 8. Just was impressed with it for the little investment, how big of a difference it made for me. I will be using it more often for my longer races.
                                                5.    Shelly rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, September 09,2009:
                                                Love the GU! I tried PowerBar Gel because the half marathon I'm planning on running is having those on course. It was awful! The taste was very artifical and chemical-like. I have been using GU on my long runs of over an hour and I like the taste and thicker consistency. I have not had issues with stomach upset or other gastrointestinal problems. I like every flavor in the variety pack. None are too strong, which I was concerned about, especially with the fruit flavors. I would highly recommend you at least try GU, although I will admit that these gel products are mostly about personal preferences (taste, consistency, effect, etc).
                                                6.    Kristi rated this product 3 stars
                                                Mon, August 31,2009:
                                                I recently decided to give these a try on my long runs (90 mins+). I used the Strawberry Banana and the flavor isn't bad at all...consistency is excellent. Especially compared to the PowerBar brand (which I do not like at all). The first time I followed the recommedation, I took one 15 mins prior, then at 45 mins--got a slight stomach cramp, and 90 mins--total nausea and had to throw up road-side. I also felt as tho I needed a LOT more water than normal after taking them, almost as if they were dehydrating me faster. The next week, I skipped the pre-run shot and did one at 60 minutes--no problem other than thirst, then another one at 2 hrs--again felt like I needed an excessive amount of water to get it down and slight stomach cramp returned, but no puking this time. I can say that there is always an energy boost within 5 minutes of taking a shot, so they do work. But if you have a sensitive stomach, it might not be for you. I'm going to try the HammerGel next on a friend's advice.
                                                7.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
                                                Sun, August 02,2009:
                                                Recently started using GU on my long runs training for 1st marathon, and the difference is definitely noticeable. As a 25-year, early morning runner, my favorites runs are before breakfast with little to nothing on my stomach. That works fine for runs of less than an hour, but I struggled when I got an hour into long runs. Now, I down one GU with water 15 minutes before I run and one every 45 minutes during my run, and I've had no problems keeping my energy up all the way through my workouts.
                                                8.    Shannon rated this product 4 stars
                                                Thu, July 30,2009:
                                                I don't really notice much if an energy boost, but the vanilla bean flavor is good. The consistency is smooth and easy to swallow, and I've never had any stomach issues with it.
                                                9.    Bill rated this product 5 stars
                                                Mon, July 06,2009:
                                                Works great! I tried this after working all day and then needing the energy for even a short run and it picked me up immediately. Bought the mixed box but the Chocolate Outrage is our favorite!
                                                10.    Jason rated this product 5 stars
                                                Sun, June 28,2009:
                                                I ordered the chocolate outrage based on a couple reviews below that it tasted like cupcake icing. I wasn't expecting much, but it's true. I think people would eat it as a snack if they could. I tried the Powergel and that's just crap compared to this. Not only is the taste better, but the consistency is much better too. You may need some water to wash it down, but at least you won't have to worry about it spilling all over the place when you rip the top open.
                                                11.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, May 27,2009:
                                                i started using the strawberry bananna gu and found it works great when i take some 1 hour before a long run and then another 30 minutes before my run, it makes me feel so energized
                                                12.    sc runner rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, March 18,2009:
                                                If you're looking for a gel . . . this is it! I've tried all of them! The chocolate outrage tastes like icing on a cake! If you're into gels, GU leads the pack. If you're into chews, try Luna Moons. They're hard to find sometimes, but all easier to eat (smaller than Shot Blocks) and offer an alternative to always using gels.
                                                13.    Skeeter rated this product 5 stars
                                                Mon, March 02,2009:
                                                I am training for my first marathon and started using this during my long runs. The Chocolate Gu is unbelievably great! I have no problems digesting it and really picks me up during my runs!
                                                14.    Brian Moore rated this product 5 stars
                                                Fri, January 02,2009:
                                                I have tried many other products but this has the best taste and it works. I use it on all my runs. There easy to swallow and are not a hassle.
                                                15.    L. BLAIN rated this product 5 stars
                                                Tue, May 06,2008:
                                                OUTSTANDING PRODUCT!!! I have increased run times and performance for all my runs over four miles and increased recovery time after runs. This stuff is easy to swallow while on the run with a little water. I like all the flavors offered. You can realy feel the difference!!!
                                                16.    Jill rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, April 09,2008:
                                                Gu is the best. I have tried everything and even have trouble drinking gatorade. I can only use the flavors without caffeine (sensitive stomach) so I like lime sublime, but wish there were more choices without caffeine - like vanilla. Love this product! I use it on all my runs that are 6+ miles.
                                                17.    Julie rated this product 5 stars
                                                Thu, February 28,2008:
                                                I love GU - beats the ClifShots and Clif Shot Blocks for me hands-down. The 24 pack is awesome - nice mix of flavors, 6 out of 8 of which are caffeinated. Also, a significant savings (approx. 32 cents cheaper per GU with my VIP discount) from buying them at my local running store!
                                                18.    Autaum rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, November 14,2007:
                                                You can't run without this gel. After about 40 mins this is what I use for more energy and it works wonders. Great flavors...vanilla bean my favorite...and great on the stomach.
                                                19.    Sean rated this product 5 stars
                                                Mon, September 17,2007:
                                                Orange and Strawberry banana are my favorites. They are really easy on the stomach for the pre-race, however I think they are tough to swollow during the race.
                                                20.    Janis rated this product 4 stars
                                                Wed, September 05,2007:
                                                The chocolate, vanilla, and espresso flavors are the best (if you like coffee). The fruity flavors are not as good in my opinion, but they all keep your energy up during a long run. They seem to be easy on the stomach both during and after the run.
                                                21.    Lisa rated this product 5 stars
                                                Mon, August 20,2007:
                                                I agree with Buck. The chocolate was delicious. I think it would make a healthy and tasty frosting on a cupcake!
                                                22.    Buck rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, July 18,2007:
                                                Not thrilled with the fruity flavors, but the chocolate outrage is cash money! Tastes like chocolate brownie batter--what a lovely treat during long runs!
                                                23.    Kevin rated this product 4 stars
                                                Tue, February 20,2007:
                                                I preferred their Banana flavored GU, but apparently they've discontinued it. I like TriBerry and on my next long run I'll try the Strawberry-Banana. I used to eat Powerbars on long runs, but I live in a cold climate. The Powerbars ended up frozen solid, and eating one was like trying to eat a 2x4. The gels give me the same kick, and they don't freeze solid. I've used them as cold as 10 degrees above zero and had no problem with them freezing.
                                                24.    Jesse rated this product 3 stars
                                                Wed, November 15,2006:
                                                Just tried the expresso love, its the worst tasting stuff ever, but the energy is really kicking in. I had this stuff before a track meet, and improved my 400m time greatly
                                                25.    Daren rated this product 4 stars
                                                Fri, October 13,2006:
                                                Love the Gu. The size makes it easy for me to store 4+ in my pocket in the waist of my shorts which helped when you don't want to carry extra baggage on real long runs. Some flavors just aren't that great, but I think of it more as a wake me up when I use those. Can't go wrong with Chocolate and Vanilla.
                                                26.    Ben rated this product 5 stars
                                                Thu, October 05,2006:
                                                I have been really impressed with the GU energy gells. My favorite is the Vanilla Bean. Helps me on those longer runs as well as those early morning workouts when I can't eat anything else.
                                                27.    Beantown rated this product 2 stars
                                                Wed, June 21,2006:
                                                The GU gel is OK. You can judge these gels on fact that you don't vomit. They all taste like medicine and have a horrible consistency, like drinking honey. Personally I only use on runs over 1 hr, otherwise I prefer an apple or banana with a flinstones chewable post-run. If you have to suck on of these down, I'd stay away from the chocolate, coffee ones. Also Hammer Gels are a good product if you can find them.
                                                28.    Kelley rated this product 1 star
                                                Thu, June 08,2006:
                                                Gu Gel is way too sugary for me - they work for so many people but not me. Clif Shots are better in my opinion.
                                                29.    Greg rated this product 4 stars
                                                Thu, May 25,2006:
                                                I'm mildly hypoglycemic so it's essential to get a shot of carbs at regular 45 minute intervals during a marathon... or else I crash hard. I've tried half a dozen gels and Gu is the best for me. Some gels give me a quick burst of energy and then let me down quick. Some mess up my stomach. Gu gives sustained energy and doesn't cause any stomach discomfort so long as I get some water with it. It's also rather cheap compared to other brands. It lacks electrolytes so I find myself supplementing with Nuun or electrolyte powder as well.
                                                30.    Steve Thomas rated this product 5 stars
                                                Fri, April 28,2006:
                                                Read my review below..........
                                                31.    Carol rated this product 5 stars
                                                Tue, September 27,2005:
                                                I love the Espresso Love before any workout. I'm not a big eater before I run and I don't indulge in any other caffeine so the boost really makes a difference.
                                                32.    Terry rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, July 27,2005:
                                                Rate this 5 stars. Fantastic stuff. I have one before my run and one after. My runs have all been great since I started using GU.
                                                33.    Kate rated this product 5 stars
                                                Sat, March 26,2005:
                                                For my money, GU is the best gel on the market. Unlike many others, GU includes vitamins C and E, which speed recovery. I've yet to hit the wall--even in a 40 miler--with GU, and it's palatable enough to consume throughout a race.
                                                34.    running mom rated this product 5 stars
                                                Mon, September 20,2004:
                                                "Just Plain" Gu is my favorite long run fuel. I eat one every 45-60 minutes, and it definitely keeps me going.
                                                35.    Kim rated this product 4 stars
                                                Sat, August 28,2004:
                                                a noticable energy boost during a long run. the fruit flavors are hard to swallow and too syrupy sweet. just plain, chocolate, and vanilla are not too bad. be sure and drink some water with them.
                                                36.    Gary rated this product 5 stars
                                                Wed, April 14,2004:
                                                Easy to swallow with water and no stomach cramps. Will get you through the long runs and 1 packet should be used after a long run to speed recovery.
                                                37.    Vicki rated this product 5 stars
                                                Tue, March 09,2004:
                                                I LOVE this stuff! Lovely flavors, easy on the digestive system. It really works.
                                                38.    buzzardmick rated this product 5 stars
                                                Sun, July 06,2003:
                                                Tastes great. Nice boost. Easy on your tummy.

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