GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gels
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  • Great for beginners
  • Everyone's body reacts differently to these
  • A good starting point
  • Available pretty much anywhere and sold in 20 flavors
  • Helps regulate blood sugar

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Marathon success!! A necessary long-run partner
Used seven of these during the Philadelphia Marathon (one every three miles, skipped the last one) and helped propel me to a 3:14. Note to those that have not perfected their fueling patterns, definitely practice fueling at least 3 to 4 times during long runs, would suggest taking a gel everything 5...
5/5
faridruns
6 years ago
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My go-to for long distance run/bike
Been a big fan of Gu since my first marathon. After about 45 minutes of running or biking, you start to feel a bit "sloggy". eat a gu, keep going. You don't get this unnatural "wow, that pepped me up" feeling...YOu just kinda forget that you were getting tired, you keep going, and in a few minutes y...
5/5
zakleerite
5 years ago
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Love all the flavors except Carmel and chocolate, too heavy for the morning
I like them all! I just started getting seriously into my fitness routine which is basically 30 minutes of cardio and 7 minutes of strength training in the early AM. I was feeling a lot of fatigue and light headed ness even after eating a banana prior to working out. This really does the trick. Take...
5/5
Maya
2 years ago
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Bought these for my Granddaughter who is a brittle Diabetic
I bought these for my Granddaughter who is a brittle Type I Diabetic who has problems regulating her blood sugar. This is the second time I have purchased them for her and she raves about them. They are very helpful to her and she can take them with her into her Dialysis treatments where she has sug...
5/5
J. A. Bacon
2 years ago
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Good Value! Great for cyclists!
Some of my groupmates prefer to use additives in their water bottles (Nuun, etc) for long rides for electrolyte replenishment. I prefer to keep regular water in my bottle in order to keep the bottle cleaner for a longer period of time. My old bottles developed mold / mildew much faster when using ad...
5/5
TaylorC
4 years ago
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Something good to eat
Good product, I went with the tri-berry flavor because I bought them in the summer here in southern CA and I'm glad I got this flavor. I felt that fruity flavors would be good in the heat and I was right. No matter how hot the gel got it tasted good and didn't melt. They work like they are suppose t...
5/5
N.Maletich
5 years ago
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Lifesaving goo
Absolutely LOVE this stuff, never run more than 5 miles without it! When I take one of these mid-run, about ten minutes later I'm feeling like Tony Montana. The added caffeine is also great for waking the brain up, especially on super-long runs. The package says to eat one 5 minutes before a run, th...
5/5
Bryan
4 years ago
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Not the tastiest thing
This goo is not for fine dining, but it did the trick while training for the marathon. I can't say that the flavors are so yummy, but that isn't really the purpose. I did not like the fact that when the packet is opened I was left with a small tip that I didn't want to litter with but also didn't wa...
4/5
J. Oppenheim
4 years ago
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Great absorption and tastes great.
I used the strawberry at the start of a 16 miler and the vanilla bean at the 6 mile mark. This product worked as it was designed. The final packet was the chocolate at the 12 miles. This was able to take me to the last four miles. The taste was great and easy to digest. I did drink 2 oz of water aft...
5/5
Bronx.Gunny
2 years ago
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Put tab back in empty packet when done
Saw someone on here complaining about the tab being extra trash and not knowing where to put it. Its sized so that you can slide the tab back into the empty packet and you just have one piece. Great product, used to see tons of these as free samples during races. Really help for the “I really should...
5/5
William H
1 year ago
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Specs

Contains

Does Not Contain Any of the 8 Major Allergens

Consistency

Creamy

Protein Grams per Serving

0 Grams

Form

Gel