energy gel articles

what is an energy gel and who should use them

Many people are not fans of energy gels at first because they can be sticky, thick and hard to get down. Why would anyone use an energy gel? Why not just stick to energy bars and sports drinks? All good questions… read on

when to use energy gels and sports drinks and can they be used together

If you decide to use e-Gel and e-Fuel together (or any energy gel and sports drink), follow these guidelines for best results.

the marathon wall and how to avoid it

The bad news is that “the wall” is a very real thing. The good news is that you can avoid “hitting the wall” if you follow this advice.

energy gel comparisons

See how your energy gel stacks up

hydration and proper use of energy gels

Before building an energy gel into your training and competition program, it is critical to understand the importance of proper hydration.

complex carbs outperform simple sugars

Your body can uptake more energy when you use complex carbs instead of sugars. If you’re doing any kind of endurance sport, then the more energy you can get from your nutrition the better you’ll perform.

energy gels are a better choice than bars and chews

Protein bars, energy gels, chews, hydration drinks, fruit … what should you use? Making the right selection can significantly improve performance.

marathon training with e-Gel

One of the golden rules of running a marathon, triathlon or any endurance event is to not change anything on race day, and this applies to your nutrition as well.

the truth about energy gels, they really work!

An article published on bikerumor.com (authored by the owner of a sports drink company) stated that energy gels are “one of the most detrimental fuel sources for performance.” We expose why the article is complete garbage.

homemade energy gels, not so easy

Most recipes call for honey and syrups that make it easy to make a gel, but there’s a problem – they are 100% sugar.

even our competitors agree, e-Gel stands apart!

Read what GU’s Vice President of Marketing had to say about e-Gel!

sports drink articles

sports drink comparisons

See how your drink stacks up

why protein should NOT be in your sports drink

Numerous independent studies have consistently shown NO benefit of protein in your sports drink, and it can actually be detrimental to performance.

what you need to know about Gatorade

Gatorade is by far the most popular sports drink in the world, but is it the best?

sports drinks: sugars vs complex carbs

Virtually all sports are carbohydrate based, but not all cabs are equal. Drinks using complex carbs instead of simple sugars will allow you to performs better.

how to mix e-Fuel

e-Fuel is designed to be a rapid mix powder that will fully dissolve, but here’s some tips to help make sure it mixes quick and easy with no clumping!

ingredient articles

electrolytes in energy gels

Why is this important?

caffeine

Our recommendations on when to use caffeine and when to avoid it.

fructose, you need some!

Fructose often gets a bad rap, but using it properly will actually give you an advantage, learn how.

nutrition facts vs
supplement facts

Why do some product labels have Nutrition Facts while others have Supplement Facts and what’s the difference?

hyponatremia, electrolytes may save your life

Over hydrating and not getting enough electrolytes can lead to a condition called hyponatremia, which is serious and sometimes deadly.

magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes

e-Fuel. and e-Gel have the electrolytes sodium and potassium, but not magnesium, calcium and others. Read why

race nutrition tips

marathon race day tips and nutrition strategy

How much should you drink before and during the race? When and what should you eat? How many gels should you use?

how to avoid the porta potty during your race

We’ve all seen it and most of us have done it … 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a porta potty. Don’t let this be you!

how to avoid "runner's trots"

This article is for athletes that experience intestinal discomfort while running and have to “go” while running.