The name certainly doesn’t sound appetizing, but GU is an essential part of many endurance athlete’s fueling. When running longer distances, biking or participating ih triathlons athletes must consume some type of fuel to keep their bodies going. Gu provides one such product for that purpose.
GU Energy Gels are gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect for the Celiac athlete. There are 10 different flavors of GU energy gels:
- Vanilla Bean
- Chocolate Outrage
- Just Plain
- Mandarin Orange
- Mint Chocolate
- Espresso Love
- Jet Blackberry
- Lemon Sublime
- Strawberry Banana
Most of the flavors contains some caffeine with the Lemon Sublime & Strawberry Banana being caffeine-free. The Jet Blackberry has 2x the caffeine for an additional jolt. The flavor of the gels does take some getting used to, but ask many athletes and they will tell you that they are a necessary part of training.
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