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ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 226 reviews

Quick Tip: Eat one Energy Gel every 45 minutes to fuel, feel good, and avoid the bonk.

Espresso Love Espresso Love is the ideal flavor for a busy athlete. This flavor will remind you of a bold, rich, dark-roasted cup of joe – so good you might just sip on the gel like it’s a lazy Saturday morning. Plus, with 40mg of caffeine, it’s perfect for those early morning workouts. Love is in the name, and it’s also in the recipe, because here at GU, one of our six core values is love.

ORIGINAL ENERGY GEL

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 226 reviews

Tasty and Portable Energy for Athletes

To avoid bonking while exercising, you need a portable source of easily digestible carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. GU Original Energy Gels pack quick, effective, and sustained energy to meet the demands of all types of activity. All Energy Gels are Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher. Jump to full details

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GU Energy Gel

Bonking Doesn’t Solve Itself

GU Energy Gels are crafted to supply both energy and key nutrients like electrolytes and amino acids to keep you feeling strong and energized. The precise blend of complex and simple carbohydrates will fuel you up, so you feel good, longer. Our huge variety of delicious flavors will save you from flavor fatigue, so you can stick to your nutrition plan and keep going.

The Original Energy Gel

Our Energy Gels delivery the ingredients you need packed in a form that’s tasty, portable, and easy-to-digest. It sounds simple, and it is for you. When you’re working out, you need easy-to-digest calories from carbohydrates that deliver immediate and sustained energy while reducing risk of stomach distress. When your fueled-up, you feel better and perform better.

Family Owned & Made in Berkeley, CA

Over 26 years ago, Dr. Bill Vaughan made the first Energy Gel to help his daughter, and ultramarathoner, get the fuel she needed for her long efforts through the mountains. We still make all our Energy Gels in our headquarters in Berkeley… if you’re ever in the neighborhood, come say hi!

 

May reduce mental fatigue and help decrease muscle damage during exercise Delivers ready-to-use energy for athletes and can delay bonking by sparing glycogen stores Helps enhance performance by increasing focus and concentration while training or racing

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How Long Are You Going

0 - 1 Hour 1 - 2 Hours 2 - 3 Hours 3 - 4 Hours 4 - 5 Hours

0 - 1 Hour of effort

When you're exercising for an hour or less, it's important to start your workout well hydrated and energized. Eat one Energy Gel five-minutes before you start to top off your energy stores. It's best to hydrate in the hours before you start, not right before you start. 

  • 1

  • 16oz

1 - 2 Hours of effort

When exercising for more than an hour, it's important to refuel along the way.  Eat one Energy Gel five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Hydrate with 32 oz of water to help your body process your foods and keep your muscles fueled.

  • 2

  • 32oz

2 - 3 Hours of effort

As you increase duration, your body needs more. Eat an Energy Gel five-minutes before and every 45 minutes along the way. Grab a ROCTANE Energy Gel to add more BCAAs for your muscles and more electrolytes for hydration. Add electrolytes with Hydration Drink Tabs or ROCTANE Electrolyte Capsules. Aim to drink 48 oz if you're out for three hours.

  • 2

  • 48oz

3 - 4 Hours of effort

During long efforts, it's impossible to replace everything you're burning, but you can maximize your performance by eating as much as your body can comfortably process. As a baseline, fuel with one ROCTANE Energy Gel five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 5

  • 64oz

4 - 5 Hours of effort

When you're exercising for five hours or more, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one ROCTANE Energy Gel five-minutes before every 45 minutes along the way. Supplementing your energy with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can help you fuel while hydrating, and it will boost the amount of muscle-protecting BCAAs you're consuming. 

  • 7

  • 80oz

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226 Reviews
Reviewed by Mark L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Gels

I like these better than the Liquid gel ones.

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Reviewed by Micah L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Birthday cake everyday!

My go-to for any ride over 2 hours. I love birthday cake so much!

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Reviewed by Cole T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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My “goto” resource

I will take a shot from my Vanilla Bean bag before rides and carry a couple of individual shots during ride.

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Reviewed by Susan
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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My favorite flavor!

This is my favorite Gu flavor, and it’s great for fueling triathlons and ultramarathons.

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Reviewed by Fabio P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing on First Use

Decided to try when my “go to” energy gel was out of stock. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I used the GU Salted Watermelon on an 18 mile training run. I took it exactly as directed. Not only was the taste great, but I the gels made my run feel relatively effortless. I got the boost when i needed it and was less sore after the run. Other positives: compact, easy open, no GI distress. Can’t wait to use on race day. And, GU is now my new “go to” energy product.

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