GU Brew focuses more on hydration and less on carbohydrate delivery, offering 70 calories per serving. This 3% carbohydrate solution provides added flexibility to the athlete. Mix it as instructed for rapid absorption or combine with your favorite GU/Roctane gel for increased energy density during longer workout days. For athletes looking for a more energy dense carbohydrate solution, try Roctane Energy Drink.
Hydration before exercise:
To ensure proper pre-exercise hydration, consume approximately 16-24 oz. (470-720 ml) of GU Electrolyte Brew within an hour of the start of your workout.
Rehydration during exercise:
Fluid replacement should approximate sweat and urine losses during exercise and is dependent on many environmental factors. Generally, it is required to consume 7-10 oz. of fluids (200-300 ml) every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise, but specific individual recommendations are based on exercise duration, sport dynamics, sweat rates, and individual tolerance.
Rehydration after exercise:
Rehydration after exercise should aim to correct fluid loss accumulated during exercise. Depending on one’s exercise duration and intensity, replace the electrolyte losses from sweat by consuming GU Brew and jump start protein syntheses with the help of GU Recovery Brew.
What happened to Brew Electrolyte? Can I still purchase it?
Brew retains all of the attributes of the previous formula with a slight formulation tweak to improve performance.
Why GU Brew when original GU is already great?
They’re two different products, designed to work in tandem. Electrolyte Brew keeps you hydrated by replenishing the electrolytes your body sweats out during exercise. GU provides your body with energy to exercise and to maintain your effort during long workouts and events. The two products serve different, but equally important, functions. Most of our elite athletes carry both GU energy gels and Electrolyte Brew with them during training and racing.
GU Brew tastes lighter than some of the other sports drinks I’ve tried. Does this mean it’s less effective?
No! Many sports drinks on the market are full of sugary sweeteners and other unnecessary additives. Large amounts of sugar in your drink can lead to bloating in your belly. With GU Brew, we give you only the stuff you need to stay hydrated and none of the extra fluff.
How much should I drink each hour?
Approximately 24-32 ounces will do it. On hot days, you may even want to drink twice as much.
Will GU Brew recharge my body faster than GU energy gel?
Try it, every person will react differently. However, we don’t suggest you forgo eating GU or Roctane altogether. These gels pack valuable amino acid formulas that reduce fatigue and sharpen your mental state. Our sports drink was designed to work in tandem with the regular intake of GU Energy Gel and Roctane.
How long does GU Brew, once mixed into a beverage, remain stable? Does it need to be refrigerated?
Ideally GU Brew should be mixed just prior to exercise or competition. If you know you’re going to need more than one bottle of GU Brew, we suggest you carry it along in powder form and mix it with water when needed.
Should I dilute GU Brew?
No! GU Brew was specifically formulated to deliver the energy and electrolytes you need to perform your best, hour after hour.
Is it affected by heat if warmed up for use on cold days?
It is not affected by heat, but some people like the taste of hot GU Brew while others don’t.
Are there any foods or drinks to avoid while using GU Brew that would stunt or block the effectiveness of the ingredients?
All food, when taken simultaneously with GU gels or GU Brew, will diminish their powers. GU gels and GU Brew are designed to be used on an empty stomach (at least 3 hours after the last meal). This way you can keep fueling even when you’re pushing yourself to the max without worrying about slowing down to digest food.
Is GU Brew Kosher?
GU Energy Gel, Roctane, GU Brew, and GU Recovery Brew are all certified Kosher. Chomps are not.
- Ingredients / Nutrition
GU Electrolyte Brew Lemon Lime - 24 Stick Pack
INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Turmeric (As Color).
GU Electrolyte Brew Orange - 24 Serving Canister
INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Annatto (as color).
GU Electrolyte Brew Blueberry Pomegranate - 24 Stick Pack
INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Fruit and Vegetable Juice (As Color), Potassium Citrate.
GU Electrolyte Brew Lemon Tea - 24 Stick Pack
INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Potassium Citrate, White Tea Leaf Extract (Contains Caffeine).
GU Electrolyte Brew Tastefully Nude - 24 Serving Canister
INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate.
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