Energy gel reinvented. GEL 100 is a concentrated carbohydrate solution encapsulated in a biopolymer matrix. It consists of a unique blend of glucose and fructose (ratio of 0.8:1) which enables uptakes of up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour. It’s the world’s first energy gel developed by harnessing hydrogel technology. It’s built with six natural ingredients and doesn’t contain any colorants or preservatives. It comes in 40g servings and contains 60% carbohydrates (25g of carbs per serving). Can be used before, during and/or after activity.
INSTRUCTIONS Consume the gel minutes before, during and or directly after activity.
AMOUNT OF ENERGY Studies have shown that our bodies can make use of up to 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour. Recent science has shown that the 0.8:1 glucose and fructose ratio enables even greater uptake – up to 100 grams per hour. The GEL 100 is developed by using this ratio and contain a very high carbohydrate concentration of 60%. One serving contains 25 grams of carbohydrates. Consume four GEL 100 per hour and you’re all set.
HOW DOES IT WORK? GEL 100 is built on hydrogel technology*. The hydrogel enables a smooth transportation of the carbohydrates through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt and carbohydrates are absorbed.
• Water • Glucose • Fructose • Calcium Carbonate • Gluconic acid • Sodium Alginate
Nutrition facts PER 100 G / SERVING (40 G)
1063 kJ, 250 kcal / 425 kJ, 100 kcal
Fat – 0g / 0g
of which saturates
0g / 0g
Carbohydrates – 62.5g / 25g
of which sugar
62.5g / 25g
Protein 0g / 0g
Salt 212.5mg / 85mg
- Staff Review
I have been using Maurten nutrition for three weeks since the product landed. I traditionally use High5 but decided to try the Maurten because of all the positive feedback around the Hydrogel technology. I love the fact it doesn’t carry any particular flavour and this makes it must more palatable, the fact that it only has six ingredients also means it is much easier to control exactly what is going into my system. I have felt really good since using the product, I have been taking the 320 Drinks mix the night before a long run early the next morning and have felt energised both physically and mentally knowing I have the 80g of carbs I need for the two hours or so I am on the road. It’s a small thing but I also love the fact that the gels have tiny packaging (although the packaging is smaller there are more carbs in the Maurten gel then the High5 which is twice as big) meaning it doesn’t take up a lot of precious pocket/belt space when I’m out. I would recommend the Maurten nutrition to anyone who has reservations about the adverse effects of taking gels/sports drinks, it is kind on your tummy and much, much easier to take when in motion.
reviewed by David K