GU® ENERGY GEL 8 pack :: Get the energy you need and love from eight convenient packs of the classic power food. GU Energy Gel provides the optimal balance of maltodextrin and fructose delivers a quick blood sugar rise, and then maintains that glucose level for up to 45 minutes. Keep your mind alert and active, and your muscles going strong during your regular workouts when you use GU. 8 pack
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
No caffeine added: Mint Chocolate, Lemon Sublime & Strawberry Banana
With caffeine: Tri-Berry, Chocolate Outrage, Just Plain, Vanilla Bean & Mandarin Orange
2X caffeine: Espresso Love & Jet Blackberry
Salted Caramel contains 20mg Caffeine plus elevated electrolytes
I purchased these Gu Tri-Berry Gel Packs last week to use while training for a half-marathon. Using standard shipping, it arrived within 2 days; VERY impressive! That same week, I used it on a 6-mile run. I took one about 10 minutes prior to my run and another at about 40 minutes, which was at about mile 4. It was close to the end of my run, but I wanted to see if my energy was maintained, and it was. I completed miles 5 and 6 with no problems, along with proper hydration. I cannot say enough about the taste and texture of this product. I recently tried a similar product, which was WAY too pasty, like gel toothpaste. Gu, however left no heavy aftertaste, and no remaining filmy nastiness; it went down clean and smooth. I also had no side affects like cramping or anything. I will definitely be purchasing more of these, and probably try other flavors.
Works great, tastes awful!
I'm a distance runner and average about 7 to 9 miles in a single run. Not a lot compared to others, but I'm getting there. Gu Energy gel works great. I take one before my run, and another around my 5th mile (about 45-50 minutes in) and that does the trick. The only complaint is that it tastes terrible. I got Tri Berry and Mandarine orange, it was just awful. But honestly, I've tried other gels, and they don't work as great. It's a very small price to pay for good sustainable energy. Just wash it down with some water and you're good. No after taste at all.
San Fernando Valley, Ca
I like the gu gel the best of all of them. My favorites are the chocolate mint (like a peppermint pattie) and vanilla bean. These have quite a thick texture and are not too sickly sweet tasting. Once I get over 60-90 minutes in my run I sometimes find myself fading. One of these around every 30 minutes seems to do the trick. I'm a fan of accelerade and endurox but I tried the accel gels and found them sickly sweet and runnier in consistency which didn't sit well with me. I'm doing a half next week, will ramp down for 6 weeks or so and then I start training for a May marathon. These will definitely be my go-to fuel
New Favorite Flavor!
My previous favorite flavor of GU Energy Gel was the Vanilla Bean, which is still pretty good, but my new favorite is the Espresso Love. It may have been psychological, but the benefit of the 40 mg of caffeine was key in my last marathon. It wasn't my best preparation, training-wise, for a race, but on race day everything was clicking and I ended with a PR! I give the Espresso Love some credit for my stellar performance as I felt energized after each gel.
Oklahoma City, OK
GU is one of my favorite gels to take. Mainly because they taste good. I like bland flavors (chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter)because they counteract a fruity drink mix in my water bottle. The Chocolate and Vanilla have caffeine which gives me stomach problems and the Peppermint doesn't so I chose that one. The flavor is very refreshing and I think the peppermint opens up your senses and makes you more alert. I would definitely order this again.
A must for long runs
Love the flavor and texture of Gu. I have tried other brands during running events and I'm always glad I packed my own Gu. Mint is my favorite flavor. It reminds me of a peppermint patty, yum!
It is small and easy to pack in a pocket. It is supper easy to tear open and enjoy on a run. I take one packet starting 30-40 minutes into a long run and repeat every 30-40 minutes to sustain energy and avoid hitting the wall.
Love to Run
The best energy gel.
I take one Gu 25 minutes before my long runs and one every 40 minutes during my run. The peppermint is my favorite flavor, salted caramel is my close second favorite. They are easy to carry in a pocket and take with a little water on the go. I have tried other brands and nothing compares to the flavor and energy I get from Gu.
Love to Run
I usually use a gel if I'm running over 10 miles. This one is especially good (salted carmel). Not only does it give me a little burst of energy, it gives me something to look forward too because its so yummy! I usually take a gel every 4 or 5 miles after the first 10. Change it up a bit with flavors!
Las Vegas, NV
I use GU for my long runs. I had a hard time finding a flavor I liked because of the consistency. The Salted Caramel has by far been my favorite because it tastes like caramel and has the similar texter as a really creamy smooth caramel.
St. Louis MO
I LOVE IT!!!
WHEN I AM RUNNING A LONG DISTANCE, ON MY HALF WAY I TAKE ONE OF MY GU GEL AND IT GIVES ME A LOT OF ENERGY TO FINISH WITH A GOOD RESULT. AFTER I FINISH MY TRAINING I TAKE ANOTHER ONE. IT MAKES ME FEEL STRONGER FOR ALL DAY LONG. I LOVE THEM!!!
SANTA TERESA, NM
I bought the chocolate peanutbutter and it is like a gourmet treat during my long runs. I feel like I need to run more because it tastes so decadent.
WIll buy more for sure!!
I received a sample of this at a half-marathon run last summer. Absolutely delicious! I am not a fan of fruit flavors, so this Vanilla flavor meets my taste buds' requirements. I'm back for more!
GU Energy Gel 8 pack Choclate Outrage
Taste great and easy on the stomach. Convieant. Throw one in your fear bag and your good to go.
Easy way God a quick boost before a work out.
known center of the universe,Brooklyn,NY
Good selection of flavors
I like the consistency of Gu and one other product. However, Gu has a better selection of flavors than most which makes it the best choice for me.
Elk Grove, CA
I love this product!
I love this product. Chocolate is my favorite. It helps me get thru my grueling work outs. I depend on my GU.
Never use anything else
Use it all the time for training longer distances. Wouldn't use anything else. Tried other gels but nothing tastes as good.
No long runs without it!
My running coach introduced me to it several years ago and I won't do a long run or race without it.
you wil love the salted caramel
I use the GU on my long runs. It is pretty tasty but it is hard to find so I don't know if it is seasonal or not.
Long run boost
I'm not a big fan of "guing" but sometimes I need a boost on a long run. I can tolerate several of the flavors but the salted caramel is actually good! I guess because real caramel can be gooey and the consistency doesn't bother me as much in this flavor.
Good Energy Gel. Taste was pleasant
Used during 1/2 marathon. Taste was good and left no aftertaste or upset stomach. I will buy again.
Slow but Dedicated
Dawg Nation, GA
Used this during ten mile run and it tastes and works well during and after run.
Run Mike Run
Works for me
I use this product during long runs of 10 miles or more. Helps with maintaining a good energy level.
Kettle Falls, WA
Gotta Have Them!
I've used Gu during runs and half marathons (previously marathons) for many years, and they always provide me with the pick-me-up and nutrition that I need. I'm partial to the Chocolate Outrage and Salted Caramel flavors.
Great for long runs!
I use gels only when I'm running more than 8 miles. I love having them on hand at the halfway point of my half marathons. I usually keep both caffeine and no caffeine gels on hand, I like to alternate.
I've tried every flavor of GU and this is by far my absolute favorite.
BEST Gel Flavor!!
I always prefer Gu or Roctane bc of the composition, but this flavor is GREAT!!! Finally a flavor I don't dread!!
Great tasting and gives you that boost when you need it.
A Gel without the Additives
Great flavor and no additives.
Although I wish I could get carboom from more places, this is a great alternative.
I would recommend this product.
Been using these for long runs for a while now and they give me the nutrition I need to get my mies in.
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The best energy gel on the market!
Born to run
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