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Roctane Endurance Gel

Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel comes from years of testing scientifically-proven formulas with thousands of elite athletes training for and competing in the most physically-demanding sports in the world. Roctane’s advanced formula amplifies GU’s original Energy Gel recipe and adds new ingredients to boost your chances of success. Now it’s your turn to fill your tank with premium Roctane Ultra and compete like a pro.

 

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Box of 24 gel packets - $54.00
Box of 8 gel packets - $20.00

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Usage

Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel packs 100 calories into every packet. It’s an ideal serving size to suck down 15 minutes before training or racing in order to top off your electrolyte and glucose stores, followed by one every 30-45 minutes along the way, washed down with a few sips of fluid.

For optimum results, always drink at least 24-30 ounces of fluid per hour during training and racing.

Exact Roctane intake depends on the intensity of your pursuit and your body weight and fitness level. The fitter you are and the more you are used to consuming carbohydrate during exercise and the more Roctane you can eat each hour, up to approximately 340 total calories including gels, solids and drinks.

Combine Roctane Energy Gel with Roctane Energy Drink, original GU Energy Gel, GU Electrolyte Brew and GU Recovery Brew for the ultimate in sports hydration, fueling and recovery. Take one gel 15 minutes before training or competition and then one gel every 30-45 minutes during exercise. Drink Roctane Energy Drink or Electrolyte Brew throughout your training or racing, and drink Recovery Brew within 30 minutes after you’ve stopped.

How can I use Roctane Gel with Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink?

If you already use Roctane gel, you can substitute some Roctane gel for Roctane energy drink. This will help tailor energy intake to your needs, and provide the beneficial ingredients found in both the gel and drink. While many ingredients are similar in the two products (carbohydrates, branched chain amino acids, histidine, and caffeine) each has unique ingredients which may also help improve performance (gel - OKG for muscle recovery, vitamin E as an antioxident; drink - taurine to help heart and muscle function, beta-alanine to help inrease muscle buffering capacity). Therefore, using both products will help provide every nutritional advantage possible to athletes who demand the best from themselves and their nutrition. For many athletes, all they may need during prolonged exercise is one 21oz bottle of Roctane drink and 1 Roctane gel per hour for 340 total calories including gels, solids and drinks.

FAQ

When should I use Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel?

Roctane ultra endurance energy gel was designed to help provide nutritional support for prolonged exercise. Therefore, you will find Roctane especially beneficial during exercise which will require extra recovery time, and where you need help with preventing fatigue, increasing concentration, focus, and decreasing perceived effort. So when you are going big – use Roctane. During a more typical workout where you looking mainly for good tasting, easy to consume calories with added electrolytes – use original GU.

How can I use Roctane Gel with Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink?

If you already use Roctane gel, you can substitute some Roctane gel for Roctane energy drink. This will help tailor energy intake to your needs, and provide the beneficial ingredients found in both the gel and drink. While many ingredients are similar in the two products (carbohydrates, branched chain amino acids, histidine, and caffeine) each has unique ingredients which may also help improve performance. Therefore, using both products will help provide every nutritional advantage possible to athletes who demand the best from themselves and their nutrition. For many athletes, all they may need during prolonged exercise is one 21oz bottle of Roctane drink and 1 Roctane gel per hour for 340 total calories including gels, solids and drinks.

Why does Roctane have the same amount of calories as original GU?

You find 100 calories of carbohydrates in both Roctane and GU because there’s no reason to add more. The gut can only absorb so many calories at a time during exercise, especially when most of your blood is being delivered to your hard-working muscles. Add too many calories during intense exercise and your body can’t send enough blood to your gut to digest the carbs, making your gut cramp, forcing you to slow down.

Does one Roctane Gel equal two GU Energy Gels?

No. Roctane is designed to help provide nutritional support for prolonged exercise. The extra ingredients help combat central fatigue, promote muscle recovery, help buffer a decrease in pH from exceeding lactate threshold, and help increase muscle focus and decrease perceived effort. Two original GU energy gels won’t provide this extra nutritional support.

How will the added electrolytes and amino acids in Roctane Gel help me in an endurance event?

Roctane contains more sodium than the original GU. Sodium is the main electrolyte lost in sweat, and supplementation with sodium can help prevent cramping as well as minimize the chances of hyponatremia (low blood sodium from drinking too much plain water). The amino acids in Roctane gel serve several important functions, including acting as a fuel source for working muscle, and helping promote muscle recovery following exercise. Importantly, the amino acids in Roctane gel are branched chain amino acids that have been shown to help prevent central fatigue by competing with tryptophan for transport across the blood brain barrier. So the electrolytes and amino acids in Roctane gel can help increase performance above and beyond what is possible with the original GU alone.

Why does Roctane cost more than the original GU?

Roctane provides nutritional support beyond the original GU to help maximize performance. In addition to what is in the original GU, Roctane contains more branched chain amino acids and a bit more caffeine – each of which increases our production costs.

Why does Roctane have less vitamin C and E than the original GU?

Roctane does not contain the vitamin C or vitamin E that is in GU in order to make room for the additional volume of ingredients in Roctane. Since it is fairly easy to obtain your daily recommended intake of vitamins C and E by ingesting one or more packets of original GU, we removed them in favor of accommodating increased concentrations of ingredients which are beneficial on those really hard days. If you are concerned about getting enough antioxidants, we suggest including a packet of original GU, in addition to Roctane, as part of your nutrition program during intense training and racing.

Should I use Roctane differently on race-day?

No, make sure to pre-load your body with a packet or two of Roctane and chase with water approximately 15 minutes before the start. In fact, if you use Roctane on race day you should make sure to use it during training as well. Your gut adapts to digest and transport dietary carbohydrate if “trained” to do so by eating carbohydrate during your training sessions. So eat Roctane during training, and your gut adapts, making it easier to process the calories consumed when you really need it – during a race.

Is Roctane Kosher?

GU Energy Gel, Roctane, GU Electrolyte Brew, and GU Recovery Brew are all certified Kosher. Chomps are not.

Ingredients / Nutrition

GU Roctane Gel Strawberry Kiwi - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Natural Flavors, Malic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

No Caffeine

Strawberry Kiwi Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Lemonade - Box of 24

INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (OKG), Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Tartaric Acid, Isoleucine, Malic Acid, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Roctane Gel - Lemonade

GU Roctane Gel Island Nectars - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

35mg of caffeine

Island Nectars Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Blueberry Pomegranate - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Natural Flavors, Malic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

35mg of caffeine

Blueberry Pomegranate Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Chocolate Raspberry - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Unsweetened Chocolate (processed with alkali), Histidine, Leucine, Natural Flavors, Valine, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Isoleucine, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Calcium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Fumaric Acid, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pectin Powder, Citric Acid, Malic Acid.

Gluten-free.

35mg of caffeine.

Chocolate Raspberry Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Vanilla Orange - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Oleoresin Paprika (Natural Color).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

35mg of caffeine

Vanilla Orange Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Cherry Lime - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Malic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

35mg of caffeine

Cherry Lime Roctane Gel Supplement panel

GU Roctane Gel Pineapple - Box of 24

Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Histidine, Leucine, Sodium Citrate, Valine, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Isoleucine, Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E).

Gluten-free. Dairy-free.

No Caffeine

Pineapple Roctane Gel Supplement panel

Reviews
  • New Lemonade flavor ROCS
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    Posted by Chad on 8/12/2014
    Have you ever been on a long ride or run and gone past a lemonade stand wishing you had some change? No need to worry, Lemonade Roctane will satisfy that craving! Great taste and very smooth and not over powering lemon flavor. Was worried would be too sweet and sour but its a perfect combination of both. Had it two hours into a long ride in 80 degrees and kept me going
  • Pineapple
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    Posted by David on 8/10/2014
    Refreshing taste in a world where gels are overly sweet.
  • Saved me on a ride. I'm a convert.
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    Posted by Ray on 8/8/2014
    I always thought these things, gels, pills, supplements in general were silly. I generally eat pretty healthy, but after an early lunch, I went for a ride in 85deg, 90% humidity weather at the local trails after work. 10 miles in, on a 20 mile loop I generally have no problem with, I had to stop. Lie down even, cramped and light headed, felt like I was passing out. I was hydrated, but another rider offered a GU Roctane, it can't hurt, right? Within a few minutes, I was back on the bike. I rode back on the bailout, but wished I just rode on! I felt back to normal in no time, I was tempted to take another loop around. Can't help but buy them now, they work.
  • Pineapple
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    Posted by Lauren on 8/5/2014
    I love the pineapple flavor. I have run several ultra marathons and iron distance races with these and never got tired or sick of the flavor
  • The best for anything long
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    Posted by Michael on 7/29/2014
    I absolutely love Roctane for every distance really, especially anything over the marathon distance. I have had 35+ Roctanes in an ultra and never had any uncomfort or bonk.
  • Awesome!
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    Posted by LeAnn on 7/19/2014
    The Strawberry Kiwi are my go-to Gu packets. Those along with Pineapple and the occasional caffeinated ones fuel all of my runs and other physical activities!
  • Island Nectars is absolutely amazing!
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    Posted by Bryan on 7/1/2014
    I've been using Roctane for long distance training and racing for several years now. I love the extra mental boost that Roctane provides when deep into an Ironman or Marathon. It's also very easy on the GI tract. This stuff really works and helps maintain focus on your race. The Island Nectars flavor is simply wondrous!!
  • Ideal for endurance
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    Posted by Brad on 5/22/2014
    These things are great for ultra endurance. Gels are great but I like these better
  • Yum
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    Posted by Kathy on 5/16/2014
    A friend suggested this and I am glad. Great taste.
  • Best flavors!
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    Posted by Kyle on 4/3/2014
    I have to admit that I find myself buying Roctane way more frequently than I do the regular gels. Part of this though is because the Roctane line has the best flavors. The Island Nectar and other fruit flavors are awesome. I can't really speak as to whether or not they gave me an advantage over using a regular gel but the flavors made me much more willing to eat them as necessary which is where the real benefit lies, for me anyways.

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