Created for demanding training and competition, GU Roctane Energy Gel stands out from original GU Energy Gel with more sodium, an electrolyte that aids in hydration, and even more branched-chain amino acids (leucine, valine, and isoleucine) that reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage than our original GU Energy Gel. The amino acid taurine helps maintain heart contractility and improve cardiac output during long exercise sessions, while the amino acid beta-alanine helps promote formation of the intramuscular buffer carnosine. The 100-calorie packets contain carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to help maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress.
Roctane Energy Gel is vegan, gluten free, and kosher.
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system—the body's communication line between brain and muscle. Through this stimulation, higher power can be attained for longer periods of time. Caffeine has also been shown to increase the flow of free fatty acids in the bloodstream, possibly sparing the body’s limited glycogen stores by burning fatty acids in place of glycogen.