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Breaking a Trash Tradition

Post by Yuri Hauswald, GU Energy Lab’s Community Development Manager. Nobody likes seeing the trails they run on, or the roads they ride, cluttered with sports nutrition waste. Whether it’s ours, or other brand’s, we take litter seriously here at GU Energy Labs, especially when it involves events that we support.  That’s why, for the past […]

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Race Day Nutrition Planning for The SF Marathon

GU Energy Labs is proud to be the official Energy Chew of The San Francisco Marathon! Our Energy Chews will be provided on course to help power you up the hills and to the finish line!  (Look for them at aid station #3 at Vista Point and aid station #10 on Haight Street.) Learn more about The San […]

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Lab Notes: Electrolyte Replacement for Athletes

Click here for Hydration Tips and Recommendations Electrolytes are minerals in your body and blood that affect how your body functions, particularly during exercise.  When you sweat, you lose electrolytes. And, as anyone who’s ever tasted their own sweat during a hard workout knows, sweat is salty. That’s because the primary electrolyte you lose when you […]

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Hydration Tips & Recommendations

BEFORE Exercise: Beginning practice or competition with an adequate hydration level is as important as maintaining hydration during exercise. When an athlete begins to exercise in dehydrated states, many physiological mechanisms are compromised such as increased heart rate and increased perceived effort. To ensure proper pre-exercise hydration, the athlete should consume approximately 500 to 600 […]

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Tips & Tricks: Ultra-Runner Max King

Max likes to do a little bit of everything. That’s what makes his approach to running unique. With a background in track and road running, he’s transferred much of what he’s learned to the trails, and he excels in short distance trail races, ultra-marathons, and mountain running. With a continued presence in short distance events like cross […]

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More Kids on Bikes

Post by Yuri Hauswald, GU Energy Lab’s Community Development Manager.  Yuri spent last week as an industry representative at the NICA Summer Summit.  Countless studies have shown that exercise before school/work makes you more attentive, which might explain why I’m short of breath and developing a bit of a spit beard. See, I’m at the National […]

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Western States 100 Pre-Race Perspectives

We are days away from the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Here at GU, we’ll be cheering for all of the runners brave enough to tackle the 100 mile distance, but we are particularly excited for the four GU Crew runners toeing the line. Follow the coverage Saturday morning here. Magda Boulet – Defending champion, […]

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Eight Days, 750 Miles

The Tour of California is a grueling eight-day stage race that attracts many of the top pro cycling teams from around the world.  Although we like to think we are pretty good cyclists here at GU Energy Labs, we haven’t yet been recruited by BMC or Team Sky to join their ranks. But, just because […]

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GU Cakes from the Athlete’s Kitchen

Welcome to the first installment of Watt’s Cookin’ by the Rad Scientist We think our Hydration, Energy, & Recovery products are great… but that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to spice them up every once-in-a-while!  Did someone say pancakes? Here’s how you can make delicious pancakes using our Vanilla Cream or Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Drink Mix […]

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Whats Your Nutrition Plan

Nutrition Planning 101

Download Marathon Nutrition Planner Download Half-Marathon Nutrition Planner Planning what to eat during a race can be overwhelming. With so many variables, it’s hard to determine what the “right” answer is for you. When deciding what to eat and drink, we think it’s helpful to break it down by looking at the nutrients your body […]

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Made in Berkeley

Made in Berkeley, CA

Many people don’t know that GU Energy Gels are produced right here at our headquarters in Berkeley. Having our production on site makes it easy for us to develop and innovate our Energy Gels, which means more flavor variety and better products for our athletes.      

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New Flavors for April

New Flavors for April

Sign up for our newsletter for a chance to win a box! For years, we’ve been asked by athletes to create Energy Gel flavors that taste more like the food we eat when we’re not training. After all, we know what it’s like to get an intense craving during a long training session – sometimes you […]

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