The Maurten GEL 100 CAF 100 12-Pack brings a boost of caffeine to its high-performing energy gel. Rather than adding unwanted flavors or acids to hide the bitterness of caffeine, Maurten uses their unique hydrogel technology to offer a unique profile with low sweetness and low bitterness.
Once digested, the acidity of your stomach transforms the mix into a hydrogel which encapsulates a high amount of carbs and caffeine, before transporting them to be effectively absorbed within your intestines resulting in hydration and energy. With only 7 simple and natural ingredients, the flavor is neutral and GI distress is avoided since the gel is not broken down in your stomach. This gel should be consumed before, during, or after your runs.
- 12 individual serving packages
- 100mg of caffeine per serving
- Low bitterness and sweetness
- Neutral flavor with all-natural ingredients
- No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
- Forms a hydrogel in the stomach and efficiently absorbs in the intestines
- Maximum energy from carbs and hydration from water and salt
- Gel of choice for elite runners Eliud Kipchoge, Mo Farah, and Desiree Linden
Caffeine has been shown to promote alertness and reduce perceived effort and pain. These are properties that can be beneficial in sports performance. The GEL 100 CAF 100 can be used for building up caffeine levels – on its own, together with other caffeine sources, such as regular coffee – or to achieve sufficient caffeine levels during activity.
AMOUNT OF CARBOHYDRATES
It is well known that our bodies can make use of about 60 grams of ingested carbohydrates per hour, in the form of glucose or maltodextrin (glucose polymer). Using a 0.5:1 combination of fructose and glucose/maltodextrin, allows uptake of up to 90 grams per hour. More recent studies have shown that increased fructose content, above 0.5:1 enables an even higher uptake. The GEL 100 CAF 100 is based on a 0.8:1 fructose-to-glucose ratio. One serving contains 25 grams of carbohydrates.