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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
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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 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
  • Incredible!
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    Posted by Stu on 3/27/2014
    Decided to do a 275km (172mi) ride last summer. I had a whole load of Gu's that had been given to me. I couldn't believe how easily I accomplished the ride and how great I felt at the end. From here on out Gu and Gu-roctane will be my fuel of choice for training and racing.. oh and it all tastes AWESOME!!
  • Chocolate Rasberry Roctane Endurance Gel
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    Posted by Julian on 3/22/2014
    Just got done with a 10 miler and the only thing that got me thru the last three miles were my Chocolate Rasberry Roctane Endurace Gel. Love the flavor and the energy that I get from this product and the most important thing is that it does not upset my stomach. I can not imagine a run without my endurance gel. Love this product for the flavor and the energy I get. Thanks.
  • nice boost
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    Posted by Ryan on 3/11/2014
    I tried this while testing out a new bike. usually I get tired around the 10 mile so I took this at 7 miles. I was able to hit the 10 mile mark and go another 5 before I brought the bike back to the store. gives you a nice boost of energy but not overly jittery like a red bull.
  • Swear this liquid gold shaved off 7 minutes of my race time....
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    Posted by Jess on 3/3/2014
    This stuff.... UH- MAZE - ING! Last Summer I was training for my first Half Marathon (Oktoberfest in Leavenworth) and had only tried the Gu Gel in the past. I decided to get ballsy and try this Roctane out, and I SWEAR it shaved off 7 minutes of my personal best. Exhilarating race, surprised at how well I did! Gu is my product of choice, especially when it comes to endurance sports and training. Favorite flavor is Blueberry Pomegranate, can't wait to try the Strawberry Kiwi!

    ~Jess
  • 20+ Miles
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    Posted by Steve on 3/1/2014
    On my most recent long run, I tried Roctane and loved the results. I typically use GU Gels for my runs, but the the Roctane seemed to boost my mood, mental awareness, and energy. I am a convert to Roctane for all my 20+ mile runs.
  • Gu has got it right!
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    Posted by William on 2/19/2014
    I have been using Gu Gels for a few years. I was hesitant to try out the Roctane because of the caffeine. I am not a soda or coffee drinker and caffeine usually messes with my stomach. Well, I have been trying out Roctane for the past 6 months and it works great for me. I do get energy from the caffeine and it does not mess with my stomach. I have switched from Gu Gel to Roctane!
  • Island Nectars mmmm mmmm good
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    Posted by Scott on 2/5/2014
    Tried the island Nectars last year at 24 hours of old pueblo as a sample pack. I think I had 4 more packs during that race. After eating it I can feel a difference in about 5 minutes. Also love the pineapple. Tried the cherry lime and it's not bad either, but the island Nectars is my favorite.
  • Secret Weapon
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    Posted by robyn on 1/21/2014
    Roctane gel (I like orange vanilla) is my secret weapon on a long (4+ hour) run. I keep it till I need a boost, and it never fails. Five minutes after taking it, I get a major lift in my mood and energy level, that lasts at least half an hours. I'm pretty sure it saved my race at my last 50K of the season, getting me through a tough spot in the last 10K of the course. Secret weapon.
  • Marathon Critical
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    Posted by John on 1/7/2014
    I have used Roctane for 4 marathons now. There is nothing else that works as well for me during the run. It keeps my energy up and I haven't crashed yet. The Blueberry Pomegranate is my favorite one so far. I've tried a lot of energy gels, and these are the bees knees for me.
  • Pineapple
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    Posted by Dee on 1/6/2014
    I got a packet of Pineapple in the variety pack this past year. I was skeptical since I have not been a fan of the fruit flavors, however I LOVE PINEAPPLE! It reminds me of the pineapple flavor in Lifesavers. It is definitely a refreshing treat during a long run. It will take you on a mini-tropical vacation.

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