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"At the USA Cycling Marathon Championships it was a 58 mile course and temps around 80-84. ... I raced to a 3rd place on only 2 bottles of e-Fuel and 2 e-Gels. No way around it. This product works and is fueling you can trust." (read more)   

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Product: e-Fuel
Sport: Cycling
Gainesville , Florida
User since: July 2014

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e-Fuel Endurance Blend
GU Hydration Mix
(formerly GU Brew)

GU Hydration Mix (formerly known as GU Brew) and e-Fuel are drastically different products.

GU Hydration Mix is 50% simple sugar and provides very little substance for endurance athletes with only 27 calories and 95 mg of sodium. If your goal is to just remain hydrated this may be fine, but if you are doing any form of endurance activity you will quickly be running on empty.

With 70% complex carbohydrates and very little sugar, e-Fuel provides three times the energy, double the electrolytes, critical antioxidants and e-Fuel is all natural with NO artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.





GU Hydration Mix

  Calories (8 oz serving) 80 27
  Complex Carbs 14 g 3.5 g
  Sugars (% of total carbs) 29% 50% sugar
  Carb Sources Maltodextrin

  Sodium 150 mg 95 mg
  Potassium 60 mg 11 mg

  Sodium Citrate
  Potassium Citrate
  Citric Acid

  Vitamin E 60% 0%
  Vitamin C 60% 0%

Protein 0 g 0 g

Cost MSRP $26.95
1.96 lb Canister
 Sale Price $24.29
MSRP $20.00
1.0 lb Canister


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Maltodextrin is the preferred carbohydrate source for endurance athletes and as such it is the primary ingredient in e-Fuel ... and it has 4 times as much compared to GU Hydration Mix.
e-Fuel is designed to provide complete and balanced electrolyte replacement that is critical for proper hydration and to avoid muscle cramping. The sodium and potassium levels in e-Fuel are designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine's recommendation for electrolyte replacement during intense athletic activity. GU Hydration Mix has half the electrolytes of e-Fuel.
The Citrates in e-Fuel assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
e-Fuel is one of the few sports drinks on the market that contains antioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process. 
Neither of these products contain protein but many athletes ask if protein should be in their drink. Protein has to go through a digestive process which draws blood away from working muscles to the stomach and intestines. When you are competing in an aerobic activity you want as much blood as possible supplied to your muscles carrying fresh oxygen for the energy conversion process. Consequently, independent studies have found no benefit of protein in a sports drink. See the following article from the American College of Sports Medicine for a more complete discussion:

American College of Sports Medicine
Failure of Protein to Improve Performance when Added  to a Sports Drink

Science Daily
Protein-added Sports Drinks Don't Boost Performance



The nutritional information shown above for GU Hydration Mix as published on the company's web site May, 2015. Please refer to the manufacturer's web site or product packaging for the most recent information.

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