Best energy gels

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20/06/2013 at 14:28

From my experience in doing ultra marathons energy gels are good for a quick boost before you go up a hill but your BSM Blood Sugar Level will whatbwe call SPIKE, so basically your sugar level will go up very quickly and then go back down very quickly so that means you'll need to be taking an energy gel approximateRy every 15 mins otherwise you'll feel weak. 

Energy gels are a high GI ( Glaecemic Indehey supplement, you'll need a slow release Energy so a low GI something like a flap jack is really good, your breakfast for your meal before the event needs the contain a lot of low GI plenty of green plenty of iron and salt but not too much as you'll overload on water too. If your doing consecutive ultra marathons then you need to be thinking about after too, your body will need approx 40g of protein and 50 calories immediately after so an energy gel and protein bar would be good, for the first 3 hours after your body will be in need of Higj GI foods then start thinking about your greens 3 hours after that, your meaty food are not paramount only for protein unless you have protein shakes if thata the caas then just greens and nuts and a porridge and beabe on granery toast will be perfect for another day. Hope this helps

DA5
28/06/2013 at 21:49

You should try Extreme Ultra Fuel ,designed for endurance, and comes in 5 flavours. 


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