(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 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 help to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle
protein and aid in recovery
Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as
reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
Antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect against tissue damage,
reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
e-Gel is the only energy gel to include vitamin B6 which assists in the
energy conversion process.
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.
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!
Roctane includes OKG which is an amino acid complex that according to
GU is designed to "enhance recovery by protecting your muscle tissue
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
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