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GU® ENERGY GEL :: GU® Energy Gel give you the optimal balance of maltodextrin and fructose delivers a quick blood sugar rise, and then maintains that glucose level for up to 45 minutes. GU® keeps your mind alert and active, and your muscles going strong during your regular workouts.

Like a wild bucking bronco, this item can't be tamed. It also can't be gift-wrapped. Sorry!

Features & Benefits:

  • GU Energy Gel is specifically formulated to energize your body during exercise
  • GU gives the most concentrated form of immediate energy with no stomach bulk or distress, is quickly and efficiently absorbed, and will maintain your blood sugar at the optimal level for a great workout start to finish
  • During a workout or race, no matter what type, you need to quickly absorb carbohydrate-based calories to replace the glucose you are burning at 400 - 600 per hour
  • GU Energy Gel contains maltodextrin, the best complex carbohydrate for delivering energy to working muscles
  • 24 Single Serving Packets: 100 Calories per serving. Loaded with 25grams of complex carbohydrates
  • Assortment in Mixed 24 pack can vary due to product availability
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GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition
 
4.7

(based on 303 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (214)
  • Tasty (161)
  • Good value (134)
  • Quickens recovery time (61)
  • Easy to use (32)

Cons

  • Tastes bad (5)
  • Has side effects (3)

Best Uses

  • During workout (213)
  • Before workout (136)
  • After workout (17)
  • Backpacking (16)
  • Everyday (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Runner (181), Competitive athlete (75), Enthusiast (24), Weekend warrior (10), Triathlete (7)
    • Gender:
    • Male (17), Female (16)
    • Where did you hear about this product?:
    • Friend or family member (12), Other (9)
    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
    • 1-2 supplements daily (15), 3-5 supplements daily (5)
    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
    • Quality (34), Price (21), Convenience (20)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tried the Orange burst ...

By Brent

from Undisclosed

Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

Tried the Orange burst for the first time on a 1/2 Marathon. I was truely amazed. I never lost my edge. I took it at the begining and at mile 8. Just was impressed with it for the little investment, how big of a difference it made for me. I will be using it more often for my longer races.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Melted mint peppermint pattie anyone?

By darcissa

from Erie, PA

About Me Chocoholic, Runner, Weekend Warrior

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Boosts Energy
  • Good Value
  • Quickens Recovery Time
  • Tasty
  • Yummmy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime Oh wait no
    • Before Workout
    • During Workout

    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

    The newer mint GU is a refreshing improvement to the original chocolate. What flavor! Love it. Hard not to want this outside running. Makes me look forward to logging those miles!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GU 24Pk Nutrition - Chocolate Outrage

    By RunnerGirl425

    from Morganville, NJ

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Good Value
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • During Workout

      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

      Great to use during marathon training and on race day! The best part is the chocolate GU flavor tastes like chocolate cupcake icing! They definitely help give that extra boost in energy, especially during those last few miles.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Keeps me going during long runs

      By Can't Wait to Run!

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Quickens Recovery Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Workout
        • Before Workout
        • During Workout

        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

        Could not do those long runs without the GU! It keeps me going. I have tried to run long distance without the GU and I end up fatigued and cannot run the distance. Go GU! Try it; it is great!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent training and racing product.

        By PAR

        from Novi, MI

        About Me 3 - 4 marathons per year, Competitive Athlete, Runner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Good Value
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout
          • During Workout

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

          I use this product 30 minutes before any scheduled run of at least 1.5 hours, then every 45 minutes thereafter.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Recently started using GU ...

          By Chris

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

          Recently started using GU on my long runs training for 1st marathon, and the difference is definitely noticeable. As a 25-year, early morning runner, my favorites runs are before breakfast with little to nothing on my stomach. That works fine for runs of less than an hour, but I struggled when I got an hour into long runs. Now, I down one GU with water 15 minutes before I run and one every 45 minutes during my run, and I've had no problems keeping my energy up all the way through my workouts.

           
          5.0

          Seriously good gu!

          By Casii

          from Walkersville, MD

          About Me Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

            I use this Gu for fueling long runs. In particular, the Salted Caramel is deadly good and a wonderful 'treat' over the long miles that keeps my energy even.

            • Gender:
            • Female
            • Where did you hear about this product?:
            • Newsletter or Blog
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 1-2 Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Convenience, Price, Quality
             
            5.0

            Just the kick you need!

            By BigAl

            from Seoul, Korea

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout
              • During Workout

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              The Jet Blackberry Gu, with a double-shot of caffeine and excellent flavor, is both my wife's favorite and mine, so I decided to buy a whole box. My wife and I both prefer Gu gel over all the other brands of gel, chew, jelly beans, or other mid-run supplements. I usually buy the mixed flavor variety box of Gu, but I always end up with the flavors my wife doesn't like, which means I never get any Blackberry or Triberry.

              • Where did you hear about this product?:
              • Friend or Family Member
              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
              • Quality
               
              5.0

              Delicious Salted Carmel GU!

              By Marty

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Marathoner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Goes down easily
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good
              • Tasty

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • During Workout
              • Running Marathons

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              Love the taste; doesn't upset my stomach on long runs. Would love to see the package changed so it's not so messy and how about a larger size with a screw top.

              • Gender:
              • Female
              • Where did you hear about this product?:
              • Outdoor Store-rei
              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
              • 1-2 Supplements Daily
              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
              • Convenience, Price, Quality
               
              5.0

              Salted Caramel are the best ever!

              By m_kebell

              from San Clemente, CA

              About Me Runner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Tastes Good
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Backpacking
                • Before Bed
                • Before Workout
                • During Recovery
                • During Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                The Salted Caramel GU is the best gel I have ever use. It is delicious and the perfect viscosity. Not to thick, not too thin.

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                • Friend or Family Member
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                • Quality
                 
                5.0

                Salted caramel is delicious!

                By Amy C

                from Baltimore, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Workout

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                  This is my favorite flavor so far!

                   
                  4.0

                  Fast delivery

                  By Kim

                  from Norfolk, VA

                  About Me Runner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Quick Delivery
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                  • Missing 2 Favorite Flavor

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Workout
                  • During Workout

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                  It is great for using before an during any distance runs!! Definitely helped keep my energy up.

                  • Gender:
                  • Female
                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                  • Friend or Family Member
                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                  • Price, Quality
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Variety

                  By Hitchhalo

                  from Tustin, CA

                  About Me Runner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • During Workout

                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                    Provides the additional boost to help me finish my long runs

                    • Gender:
                    • Male
                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Other
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Price, Quality
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Energy Gel

                    By Trade School Jock

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Runner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Good For Endurance
                    • Good Value
                    • Great energy boost
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • During Workout

                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                      Use gel as energy supplement on long runs.

                      • Gender:
                      • Male
                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                      • Other
                      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                      • 6+ Supplements Daily
                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                      • Convenience, Price, Quality
                       
                      4.0

                      not a runner

                      By sonoraswimmer

                      from sonora,ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Tastes ok

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Before Workout

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                        use this for a 50min swim workout, just lasts long enough.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Friend or Family Member
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • One Per Workout
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Convenience, Price, Quality
                         
                        5.0

                        Works great on my long runs

                        By Long Run Christophe

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Long Run Man, Runner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Efficient Easy To Open
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • A Little Messy When Done

                        Best Uses

                        • During Workout
                        • Long Run

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                        I have been using GU for a while now. It looks like this brand is pretty much standard. It's nice to try a few different flavors; they have mix packs for that or individual ones.
                        It usually gives me a kick I notice on long runs. I tried something else I forget what it was, but GU works best for me.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Road Runner Sports Store
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality
                         
                        5.0

                        A treat and a tool.

                        By Tri_Tri_Again

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Runner, Traveler, Weekend Warrior

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Good Value
                        • Tastes Good
                        • Tasty

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Eat When Room Tem

                        Best Uses

                        • Backpacking
                        • Before Workout
                        • During Workout

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                        Gu works great for me. I love all of the flavors (especially the new salted caramel). For me, it's a treat to look forward to on long runs. And it works! I have my best runs with Gu.

                        • Gender:
                        • Female
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Effectiveness, Quality
                         
                        5.0

                        best gel available

                        By Mo

                        from New York

                        About Me Runner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Good Value
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Before Workout
                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                          I take every 30-45min on double digit runs. For races I also take one 5-10min before the start. These have helped me through 10 marathons!

                          • Gender:
                          • Female
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • Fellow Runner 15 Yrs Ago
                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                          • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Convenience, Price, Quality
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Way to Try Different Flavors

                          By Chapel Hill Runner

                          from Chapel Hill, NC

                          About Me Runner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Energy
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                          • Be Aware Of Caffeine

                          Best Uses

                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                          Many of my runner friends use this product for long runs. I wanted to see how I could incorporate these into my own training. Easy to open and suck down. Recommended with water ( I agree).

                          • Gender:
                          • Male
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • Friend or Family Member
                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                          • Depends Upon Workout
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Convenience, Quality
                           
                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By HH

                          from MD

                          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Energy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                              Great product for runners. Gives energy to continue running for more than 6 miles.

                              • Where did you hear about this product?:
                              • Friend or Family Member
                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                              • Convenience, Quality
                               
                              5.0

                              I like GU

                              By susieq

                              from Ridgway, CO

                              About Me Run For Fitness

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Boosts Energy
                              • Good Value
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Before Workout
                                • During Workout

                                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                I use GU before shot runs and both before and during longer runs (over 1 hour)

                                • Gender:
                                • Female
                                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                • Friend or Family Member
                                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                • Quality
                                 
                                5.0

                                Great for long runs or any long excersie

                                By Karmen

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                About Me Runner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Boosts Energy
                                • Tastes Good

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • After Workout
                                  • During Workout

                                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                  I use Gu energy gels during long workouts (longer than 1 hr) and after a hard workout when I don't have access to a healthy snack. It's an easy way to get energy back in your system.

                                  • Gender:
                                  • Female
                                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                  • Other
                                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                  • Less Than 1 Daily
                                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                  • Convenience, Quality
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Tastes great and gets me thru long miles

                                  By Kari

                                  from Moreno valley, ca

                                  About Me Runner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Boosts Energy
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Tasty

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • After Workout
                                    • Before Workout
                                    • During Workout

                                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                    I am a loyal user of Gu. I prefer vanilla or plain flavor for long runs. Try it on your next training run and you may avoid that tired sluggish feeling.

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Female
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Friend or Family Member
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Convenience, Price, Quality
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Stuff Keeps You Going and Going

                                    By Jerry The Exerciser

                                    from CT

                                    About Me Cyclist Gym Snowshoe

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Boosts Energy
                                    • Gets You To Finish Line
                                    • Tastes Good

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backpacking
                                    • Before Workout
                                    • During Workout
                                    • Long Distance Cycling

                                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                    Easy to carry in your cycling shirt, hiking pants or other exercise clothes.

                                    Use before and during both anarobic and arobic exercise.

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Male
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Give Away At Marathon
                                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily, Energy Hydration
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Convenience, It Works, Price, Quality
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Product at a Great Price

                                    By Dennis

                                    from Albert Lea, MN

                                    About Me Runner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Boosts Energy
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Tasty

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Before Workout
                                      • During Workout

                                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                      The service was great and the delivery was incredibly quick. If I was as fast as Roadrunner Sports I would be hoping for a 2 hour Marathon instead of a 4 hour time.

                                      • Gender:
                                      • Male
                                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                      • Friend or Family Member
                                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                      • Convenience, Quality
                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Broken package

                                      By Sax Man

                                      from Miami, Fl.

                                      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Boosts Energy
                                      • Tastes Good

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Before Workout
                                        • During Workout

                                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                        Gu is a great source of energy and carbs for workouts lasting more than 45 minutes. I use one package of Gu for every 40 minutes of running. The box I received had one package broken which caused the product to spill all over the rest of the packets of Gu. I had to wash each package before using to make sure I didn't cross contaminate and get sick.

                                        • Gender:
                                        • Male
                                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                        • Friend or Family Member, Other
                                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                        • Convenience, Price, Quality
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Depth Charge for Runners

                                        By Unleashed Runner

                                        from Easton, MD

                                        About Me Runner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Boosts Energy
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Tastes Good
                                        • Works fast

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • During Workout
                                          • Every 4 Miles Or 45 Min

                                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                          I have been eating Gu for 11 years and although I've tried other products, I keep coming back to it. It really does perk me up and works its way into my system fast. Be careful of eating the caffeinated ones if you're not a coffee drinker. They pack a wallop. I'll alternate caffeine with no caffeine to keep away the jitters :)

                                          • Gender:
                                          • Female
                                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                          • Aids Marathon Training
                                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                          • Every 4 Miles
                                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                          • Convenience, Quality
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Salty caramel are the best

                                          By Keep on Triiing.

                                          from New Berlin Wisconsin

                                          About Me Runner

                                          Pros

                                          • Boosts Energy
                                          • Quickens Recovery Time
                                          • Tastes Good

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Before Workout
                                            • During Workout

                                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                            I love the new Salty Caramel flavor. Besides the energy from Gu, knowing you have a Salty Caramel Gu to look forward to will get you through your long run with a smile on your face.

                                            • Gender:
                                            • Female
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Does the job

                                            By S

                                            from Harrisonburg, VA

                                            About Me Runner, Traveler

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Boosts Energy
                                            • Tastes Good

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • During Workout

                                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                              Gu does what it needs to do. It is a bit sticky, especially if you are on the dehydrated side during a long run. If you haven't tried it before you might want the mix pack to figure out which ones work for you. I avoid the ones with caffeine, but others find them helpful. It tastes good and is convenient, but I do think it is way overpriced for what it is.

                                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                              • Price, Quality
                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Espresso Love-Best GU Flavor

                                              By Jim the Runner

                                              from New England

                                              About Me Runner

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Boosts Energy
                                              • Flavor
                                              • Good Value
                                              • Tastes Good

                                              Cons

                                              • Packaging

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Before Workout
                                              • During Workout
                                              • Pre-run

                                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                              While I usually mix my homemade energy gel, the convenience of prepackaged GU is great. Espresso Love, my choice GU, is the least sweet of the GU flavors. The price is acceptable and the shipping is quick.

                                              • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                              • I Tasted A Lot Of Gels
                                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                              • Price, Quality

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                                              1.    dave rated this product 5 stars
                                              Sun, November 15,2009:
                                              tried hammer and jelly beans received no bennies what ever. love chocolate and bought the gu. can really tell the difference on long runs and bike rides. if you like chocolate this is for you.
                                              2.    Mari rated this product 5 stars
                                              Thu, October 29,2009:
                                              I'm in love with the strawberry banana, and take it on my long runs. Recently, I brought a packet of chocolate to test it out since lotsa people were raving about it. I really didn't care for it. It was harder to swallow for some reason (could be just me) and tasted overly sweet. But, I'm not a chocoholic, so that could explain it. I'm sticking with my strawberry banana :)
                                              3.    average joe whose name is joe rated this product 5 stars
                                              Fri, October 23,2009:
                                              I am a boat captain. sometimes we get into a storm and im real hungry but i have to stay at the control center. thats why i keep some GU with me at all times. its fulfilling and reminds me of how seaweed mixed with coral tastes, yum. - Joe
                                              4.    Brent rated this product 5 stars
                                              Tue, September 15,2009:
                                              Tried the Orange burst for the first time on a 1/2 Marathon. I was truely amazed. I never lost my edge. I took it at the begining and at mile 8. Just was impressed with it for the little investment, how big of a difference it made for me. I will be using it more often for my longer races.
                                              5.    Shelly rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, September 09,2009:
                                              Love the GU! I tried PowerBar Gel because the half marathon I'm planning on running is having those on course. It was awful! The taste was very artifical and chemical-like. I have been using GU on my long runs of over an hour and I like the taste and thicker consistency. I have not had issues with stomach upset or other gastrointestinal problems. I like every flavor in the variety pack. None are too strong, which I was concerned about, especially with the fruit flavors. I would highly recommend you at least try GU, although I will admit that these gel products are mostly about personal preferences (taste, consistency, effect, etc).
                                              6.    Kristi rated this product 3 stars
                                              Mon, August 31,2009:
                                              I recently decided to give these a try on my long runs (90 mins+). I used the Strawberry Banana and the flavor isn't bad at all...consistency is excellent. Especially compared to the PowerBar brand (which I do not like at all). The first time I followed the recommedation, I took one 15 mins prior, then at 45 mins--got a slight stomach cramp, and 90 mins--total nausea and had to throw up road-side. I also felt as tho I needed a LOT more water than normal after taking them, almost as if they were dehydrating me faster. The next week, I skipped the pre-run shot and did one at 60 minutes--no problem other than thirst, then another one at 2 hrs--again felt like I needed an excessive amount of water to get it down and slight stomach cramp returned, but no puking this time. I can say that there is always an energy boost within 5 minutes of taking a shot, so they do work. But if you have a sensitive stomach, it might not be for you. I'm going to try the HammerGel next on a friend's advice.
                                              7.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
                                              Sun, August 02,2009:
                                              Recently started using GU on my long runs training for 1st marathon, and the difference is definitely noticeable. As a 25-year, early morning runner, my favorites runs are before breakfast with little to nothing on my stomach. That works fine for runs of less than an hour, but I struggled when I got an hour into long runs. Now, I down one GU with water 15 minutes before I run and one every 45 minutes during my run, and I've had no problems keeping my energy up all the way through my workouts.
                                              8.    Shannon rated this product 4 stars
                                              Thu, July 30,2009:
                                              I don't really notice much if an energy boost, but the vanilla bean flavor is good. The consistency is smooth and easy to swallow, and I've never had any stomach issues with it.
                                              9.    Bill rated this product 5 stars
                                              Mon, July 06,2009:
                                              Works great! I tried this after working all day and then needing the energy for even a short run and it picked me up immediately. Bought the mixed box but the Chocolate Outrage is our favorite!
                                              10.    Jason rated this product 5 stars
                                              Sun, June 28,2009:
                                              I ordered the chocolate outrage based on a couple reviews below that it tasted like cupcake icing. I wasn't expecting much, but it's true. I think people would eat it as a snack if they could. I tried the Powergel and that's just crap compared to this. Not only is the taste better, but the consistency is much better too. You may need some water to wash it down, but at least you won't have to worry about it spilling all over the place when you rip the top open.
                                              11.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, May 27,2009:
                                              i started using the strawberry bananna gu and found it works great when i take some 1 hour before a long run and then another 30 minutes before my run, it makes me feel so energized
                                              12.    sc runner rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, March 18,2009:
                                              If you're looking for a gel . . . this is it! I've tried all of them! The chocolate outrage tastes like icing on a cake! If you're into gels, GU leads the pack. If you're into chews, try Luna Moons. They're hard to find sometimes, but all easier to eat (smaller than Shot Blocks) and offer an alternative to always using gels.
                                              13.    Skeeter rated this product 5 stars
                                              Mon, March 02,2009:
                                              I am training for my first marathon and started using this during my long runs. The Chocolate Gu is unbelievably great! I have no problems digesting it and really picks me up during my runs!
                                              14.    Brian Moore rated this product 5 stars
                                              Fri, January 02,2009:
                                              I have tried many other products but this has the best taste and it works. I use it on all my runs. There easy to swallow and are not a hassle.
                                              15.    L. BLAIN rated this product 5 stars
                                              Tue, May 06,2008:
                                              OUTSTANDING PRODUCT!!! I have increased run times and performance for all my runs over four miles and increased recovery time after runs. This stuff is easy to swallow while on the run with a little water. I like all the flavors offered. You can realy feel the difference!!!
                                              16.    Jill rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, April 09,2008:
                                              Gu is the best. I have tried everything and even have trouble drinking gatorade. I can only use the flavors without caffeine (sensitive stomach) so I like lime sublime, but wish there were more choices without caffeine - like vanilla. Love this product! I use it on all my runs that are 6+ miles.
                                              17.    Julie rated this product 5 stars
                                              Thu, February 28,2008:
                                              I love GU - beats the ClifShots and Clif Shot Blocks for me hands-down. The 24 pack is awesome - nice mix of flavors, 6 out of 8 of which are caffeinated. Also, a significant savings (approx. 32 cents cheaper per GU with my VIP discount) from buying them at my local running store!
                                              18.    Autaum rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, November 14,2007:
                                              You can't run without this gel. After about 40 mins this is what I use for more energy and it works wonders. Great flavors...vanilla bean my favorite...and great on the stomach.
                                              19.    Sean rated this product 5 stars
                                              Mon, September 17,2007:
                                              Orange and Strawberry banana are my favorites. They are really easy on the stomach for the pre-race, however I think they are tough to swollow during the race.
                                              20.    Janis rated this product 4 stars
                                              Wed, September 05,2007:
                                              The chocolate, vanilla, and espresso flavors are the best (if you like coffee). The fruity flavors are not as good in my opinion, but they all keep your energy up during a long run. They seem to be easy on the stomach both during and after the run.
                                              21.    Lisa rated this product 5 stars
                                              Mon, August 20,2007:
                                              I agree with Buck. The chocolate was delicious. I think it would make a healthy and tasty frosting on a cupcake!
                                              22.    Buck rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, July 18,2007:
                                              Not thrilled with the fruity flavors, but the chocolate outrage is cash money! Tastes like chocolate brownie batter--what a lovely treat during long runs!
                                              23.    Kevin rated this product 4 stars
                                              Tue, February 20,2007:
                                              I preferred their Banana flavored GU, but apparently they've discontinued it. I like TriBerry and on my next long run I'll try the Strawberry-Banana. I used to eat Powerbars on long runs, but I live in a cold climate. The Powerbars ended up frozen solid, and eating one was like trying to eat a 2x4. The gels give me the same kick, and they don't freeze solid. I've used them as cold as 10 degrees above zero and had no problem with them freezing.
                                              24.    Jesse rated this product 3 stars
                                              Wed, November 15,2006:
                                              Just tried the expresso love, its the worst tasting stuff ever, but the energy is really kicking in. I had this stuff before a track meet, and improved my 400m time greatly
                                              25.    Daren rated this product 4 stars
                                              Fri, October 13,2006:
                                              Love the Gu. The size makes it easy for me to store 4+ in my pocket in the waist of my shorts which helped when you don't want to carry extra baggage on real long runs. Some flavors just aren't that great, but I think of it more as a wake me up when I use those. Can't go wrong with Chocolate and Vanilla.
                                              26.    Ben rated this product 5 stars
                                              Thu, October 05,2006:
                                              I have been really impressed with the GU energy gells. My favorite is the Vanilla Bean. Helps me on those longer runs as well as those early morning workouts when I can't eat anything else.
                                              27.    Beantown rated this product 2 stars
                                              Wed, June 21,2006:
                                              The GU gel is OK. You can judge these gels on fact that you don't vomit. They all taste like medicine and have a horrible consistency, like drinking honey. Personally I only use on runs over 1 hr, otherwise I prefer an apple or banana with a flinstones chewable post-run. If you have to suck on of these down, I'd stay away from the chocolate, coffee ones. Also Hammer Gels are a good product if you can find them.
                                              28.    Kelley rated this product 1 star
                                              Thu, June 08,2006:
                                              Gu Gel is way too sugary for me - they work for so many people but not me. Clif Shots are better in my opinion.
                                              29.    Greg rated this product 4 stars
                                              Thu, May 25,2006:
                                              I'm mildly hypoglycemic so it's essential to get a shot of carbs at regular 45 minute intervals during a marathon... or else I crash hard. I've tried half a dozen gels and Gu is the best for me. Some gels give me a quick burst of energy and then let me down quick. Some mess up my stomach. Gu gives sustained energy and doesn't cause any stomach discomfort so long as I get some water with it. It's also rather cheap compared to other brands. It lacks electrolytes so I find myself supplementing with Nuun or electrolyte powder as well.
                                              30.    Steve Thomas rated this product 5 stars
                                              Fri, April 28,2006:
                                              Read my review below..........
                                              31.    Carol rated this product 5 stars
                                              Tue, September 27,2005:
                                              I love the Espresso Love before any workout. I'm not a big eater before I run and I don't indulge in any other caffeine so the boost really makes a difference.
                                              32.    Terry rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, July 27,2005:
                                              Rate this 5 stars. Fantastic stuff. I have one before my run and one after. My runs have all been great since I started using GU.
                                              33.    Kate rated this product 5 stars
                                              Sat, March 26,2005:
                                              For my money, GU is the best gel on the market. Unlike many others, GU includes vitamins C and E, which speed recovery. I've yet to hit the wall--even in a 40 miler--with GU, and it's palatable enough to consume throughout a race.
                                              34.    running mom rated this product 5 stars
                                              Mon, September 20,2004:
                                              "Just Plain" Gu is my favorite long run fuel. I eat one every 45-60 minutes, and it definitely keeps me going.
                                              35.    Kim rated this product 4 stars
                                              Sat, August 28,2004:
                                              a noticable energy boost during a long run. the fruit flavors are hard to swallow and too syrupy sweet. just plain, chocolate, and vanilla are not too bad. be sure and drink some water with them.
                                              36.    Gary rated this product 5 stars
                                              Wed, April 14,2004:
                                              Easy to swallow with water and no stomach cramps. Will get you through the long runs and 1 packet should be used after a long run to speed recovery.
                                              37.    Vicki rated this product 5 stars
                                              Tue, March 09,2004:
                                              I LOVE this stuff! Lovely flavors, easy on the digestive system. It really works.
                                              38.    buzzardmick rated this product 5 stars
                                              Sun, July 06,2003:
                                              Tastes great. Nice boost. Easy on your tummy.

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