GU Energy Gel

Caffeine Levels

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GU Energy Gel is a carbohydrate gel formulated to energize before, sustain during, and aid in recovery after training and competitions.

Caffeine in GU Flavors

  1. Espresso Love: 40 mg (pictured above)
  2. Salted Caramel: 20 mg
  3. Chocolate Peanut Butter: 20 mg
  4. Watermelon: 20 mg
  5. Root beer: Caffeine Free
  6. Peanut Butter: Caffeine Free
  7. Vanilla Bean: 20 mg
  8. Chocolate Outrage: 20 mg
  9. Tri-Berry: 20mg
  10. Strawberry Banana: 20mg
  11. Jet Blackberry: 40mg
  12. Orange: 20 mg
  13. Lemon Sublime: Caffeine Free
  14. Just Plain: 20 mg
  15. Caramel Macchiato: ?

Other Active Ingredients

GU Energy Gel also contains the following:

Carbohydrates provide the quick, sustained energy source in GU. 85% are complex carbohydrates from maltodextrin and 15% are simple carbohydrates from fructose.

Amino Acids: Leucine and Valine

Antioxidants: Vitamins C and E

Muscle Buffers: Histidine, another amino acid in GU, buffers against lactic acid buildup in your muscles.

Herbal Blend: energy-enhancement (cola-nut), anti-inflammatory (chamomile), and stomach buffering (ginger). 

Where To Buy GU Energy Gel

GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Assorted Classic Flavors, 24-Count

Price: $34.80 $32.87Available from Amazon / GU Energy Labs

GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, Assorted Flavors, 24-Count

Price: $60.00 $47.95Available from Amazon / GU Energy Labs

GU Energy Chews Single-Serving Pouch, Strawberry, 24 Count

Price: $28.12 $26.40Available from Amazon / GU Energy Labs

GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Tastefully Nude, 24-Count

Price: $34.80 $29.95Available from Amazon / GU Energy Labs

Clif Shot Energy Gels Variety Sampler Pack - 8 Gels (1 of Each Flavor)

Price: $14.72 $14.72Available from Amazon / Clif Bar

Ingredients in GU Energy Gel

(For Espresso Love) Maltodextrin, Water, Fructose, Leucine, Natural Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Green Tea (Leaf) Extract (Contains Caffeine), Valine, Sea Salt, Histidine, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Gellan Gum, Fumaric Acid, Isoleucine, Malic Acid, Pectin Powder, Ginger Extract, Chamomile Extract.

How Does It Compare With Other Foods?

Caffeine per Item

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