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e-Gel vs.
GU Roctane


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e-Gel has 50% more energy and nearly twice the electrolytes for about half the price!
  
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e-Gel

GU Roctane

 Carbohydrates

  Calories 150 100
  Carb Grams 37 g 21 g
  Complex Carbs 30 g 15 g
  Carb Sources Maltodextrin
Fructose
Maltodextrin
Fructose
  Sugars 18% 29%
  Maltodextrin (a complex carbohydrate from corn) is the preferred carbohydrate source for endurance athletes and as such it is the primary ingredient in e-Gel as well as most other good products on the market. e-Gel contains twice as much complex carbohydrtes compared to GU and about half the simple sugars. The danger of high sugar content products is that they can elevate your blood sugar level too far too fast which can lead to a sugar crash (also known as bonking). read more

 Electrolytes    
  Sodium 230 mg 125 mg
  Potassium 85 mg 55 mg
  Electrolytes are critical to maintain hydration and to avoid cramping and injuries. e-Gel is the ONLY energy gel that is designed to provide complete and balanced electrolyte replacement. e-Gel has approximately double the amount of sodium and potassium compared to Roctane. The sodium and potassium levels in e-Gel are designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine's recommendation for electrolyte replacement during intense athletic activity.

 Amino Acids    
  Histidine  
  Leucine
  Valine
  Isoleucine
  Amino acids help to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle protein and aid in recovery

 Citrates    
  Sodium Citrate
  Potassium Citrate
  Citric Acid
  Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.

 Antioxidants    
  Vitamin E 120% 0%
  Vitamin C 120% 0%
  Antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.

 Other Ingredients    
  Vitamin B6 10% 0%
  e-Gel is the only energy gel to include vitamin B6 which assists in the energy conversion process.
  Caffeine none yes
  While caffeine may give a temporary mental boost, unfortunately it is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your kidneys to produce more urine - thus promoting dehydration. Proper hydration is critical to optimum performance, and in our opinion caffeine should not be incorporated into your sports nutrition program. Our recommendation has always been that if you feel that you NEED caffeine, then only use a caffeinated product (there are plenty on the market) near the end of your competition when you need the psychological boost the most and there is little time to cause dehydration. We strongly recommend against relying on a caffeinated product for the duration of the competition. None of e-Gel's flavors contain caffeine.

 Pricing    
  Retail Price $1.59 $2.50
  Cost Per 100 Calories $1.06 $2.50
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  With a retail price of $1.59 per pack, e-Gel is 40% less expensive than Roctane ($2.50 per pack). If you consider that each pack of e-Gel contains 150 calories vs. 100 calories in a pack of Roctane, Roctane is more than double the price!

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Additional Information

  
OKG
Roctane includes OKG which is an amino acid complex that according to GU is designed to "enhance recovery by protecting your muscle tissue from damage".

e-Gel includes our proprietary "e-Gel Amino Acid Blend" which is designed in part to do the same thing as OKG. In addition, the antioxidants in e-Gel (not included in Roctane) help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
  

Roctane is a trademark of GU Sports. The nutritional information shown above for Roctane is for a single serving packet of Vanilla Orange as published February 2015. Please refer to the manufacturer's web site or product packaging for the most recent information.


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