Energy Gels

When do energy gels begin to work?

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12/03/2013 at 15:42
Rafiki    pirate
12/03/2013 at 15:43

These are just some I had lying around the place

Coggan, A..R., & Coyle, E.F. (1988). Effect of carbohydrate feedings during high-intensity exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 65(4), 1703-1709.

Jacobson, T.L., Febbraio, M.A.., Arkinstall, M.J., & Hawley, J.A. (2000). Effect of caffeine co-ingested with carbohydrate or fat on metabolism and performance in endurance-trained men. The Physiological Society, 86(1), 137-144.

Jentjens, R.L.P.G., & Jeukendrup, A..E. (2005). High rates of exogenous carbohydrate oxidation from a mixture of glucose and fructose ingested during prolonged cycling exercise. British Journal of Nutrition, 93, 485-492.

Yeo, S.E., Jentjens, R.L.P.G., Wallis, G.A.., & Jeukendrup, A..E. (2005). Caffeine increases exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 99, 844-850

12/03/2013 at 15:44

I'm in a good mood have another one

cougie    pirate
12/03/2013 at 15:47
Why would google not give links ? Unless its a big conspiracy.
Clearly Dave and Rafiki are in on it too !
12/03/2013 at 15:47
Please stop being mean.
12/03/2013 at 15:49
There is no need to be mean.
12/03/2013 at 15:54
cougie wrote (see)
Why would google not give links ? Unless its a big conspiracy.
Clearly Dave and Rafiki are in on it too !

I'm trying for a degree in googling

cougie    pirate
12/03/2013 at 15:56
Well done Shelly - you can say please.

Now you can work on "Thank You" to the nice runners who have found the papers you wanted.
Rafiki    pirate
12/03/2013 at 16:01

In her defense, google or bing are not that good at finding research papers. Although Dave is obviously masterful in its use!!

Shelly - if you use Google Scholar, it'll give you a lot of good reference material

12/03/2013 at 16:07

12/03/2013 at 21:34

Maybe I misunderstood Shelly, and her first language isn't English. Joyful Shelly didn't compute with:

Shelly2 wrote (see)
I am looking for research articles on when and how Energy Gels work? I want to know if they work in a few minutes or in 30 mins.


Shelly2 wrote (see)
Where are you getting your information? I am looking for proof. I want data. Where is the research?

This wasn't you finest moment in introducing yourself, and then pleasantly asking for help.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/03/2013 at 16:45
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

Too many variables anyway, some one FB's or my size can metabolise a beer quicker than a midget, I expect the same is true for a gel..

How long does it take you to digest a midget?

13/03/2013 at 17:31

depends if it's been cut into pieces or not - if swallowed whole, can take some time 

13/03/2013 at 17:38

I find gels work best if I actually take them.  There's one on the table in front of me and I can't feel a thing.

15/03/2013 at 12:34

Hi Shelly.

It takes around 30minutes for carbohydrate to be absorbed into the blood stream. It is important that you plan ahead when you will take it as you should take it before fatigue sets in.

Hope this helps


06/04/2013 at 21:13
Shelly you've made me LOL reading this thread. Well done.

Surely you use the boards to get runners , who have tried these gels, opinions , they won't be backed up with scientific experiments they've personally conducted .

For facts and proof, as others have said, use google .

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