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GU Energy Gel 24 pack

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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.

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Features & Benefits:

  • GU contains a balance of carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) for ready to use energy
  • 450 mg of branched-chain amino acids provide extra energy, reduce muscle fatigue and decrease muscle damage
  • Electrolytes maintain water balance and aid in optimal hydration
  • Caffeinated (20mg, 40mg) and non-caffeinated flavors
  • Now Vegan
  • 100 calories per packet
  • Box contains 24 packets
  • 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 334 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (240)
  • Tasty (173)
  • Good value (148)
  • Quickens recovery time (64)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (53)

Cons

  • Tastes bad (5)
  • Has side effects (4)
  • A little thick (3)

Best Uses

  • During workout (241)
  • Before workout (156)
  • After workout (20)
  • Backpacking (17)
  • Everyday (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Runner (208), Competitive athlete (83), Enthusiast (24), Weekend warrior (10), Triathlete (7)
    • Gender:
    • Female (32), Male (30)
    • Where did you hear about this product?:
    • Friend or family member (20), Other (18), Special event (8), Newsletter or blog (3)
    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
    • 1-2 supplements daily (25), 3-5 supplements daily (12)
    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
    • Quality (56), Convenience (34), Price (31)

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love the Espresso Love ...

By Carol

from Undisclosed

Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

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.

(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

          Love Gu Energy Gels

          By Joc2804

          from Portage, PA

          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Easy to carry
          • Easy to eat
          • Good Value
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

          • Some Are Too Sweet

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout
          • During Workout

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

          I've been using Gu Energy gels for over a year while training for a half marathon and now a full marathon. I take one before heading out for a run, and take one for every 45-60 minutes that I'm running. They are easy to store in a pocket or sports bra and easy to consume while running. They really give you a boost of energy to keep going! My only complaint is that some of the flavors are a bit too sweet for me, but most are pretty tastey.

          • 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?:
          • Convenience, Price, Quality
           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By RunnerRon

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Runner, Senior Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Good Value
          • Performance
          • Tastes Good
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

            I always use the Gu for refueling during my long runs and find it to be easy to digest and it works quickly and smoothly. The Salted Caramel version is the best combination I've found for not being too sweet and with no "chemical" after taste.

            • 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

            Gives you a boost

            By Strong Faith Strong Finish

            from Kentucky

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Can be messy

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

            I use GU to give me a little boost before my races, during my long training runs and always during my half marathons. I have never had problems with bad taste or GU causing problems with my stomach.

            • Gender:
            • Female
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 3-5 Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Convenience, Price, Quality
             
            4.0

            Been using the stuff for years.

            By No nickname

            from Bradenton, Florida

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Tasty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout
              • During Workout

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

              C'mon guys. It is just GU.

              • Gender:
              • Male
              • 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
               
              5.0

              Energy in a tube

              By fast man

              from Northern PA

              About Me Runner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Quickens Recovery Time
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Before Workout
                • During Recovery

                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                I never race or do a long run without taking Gu

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                • Special Event
                • 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

                Caramel Macchiato Yum!

                By runnergirlmc3

                from Elk Grove, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Tasty

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • During Workout
                • None

                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                As usual Gu does a great job in getting flavors right and appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Great product, does the job, will definitely buy it again!

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

                Salted Caramel is my favorite

                By JC

                from Valley Center, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Workout
                  • During Workout

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                  I use it before I workout. The flavor is great.

                  • Gender:
                  • Male
                   
                  5.0

                  Great variety

                  By Josh

                  from Sherwood, OR

                  About Me Competitive, Crossfitter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Good Value
                  • Pretty Good Taste
                  • Quick energy
                  • Reduces Full Stomach Feel
                  • Very Portable

                  Cons

                  • A little thick

                  Best Uses

                  • After Workout
                  • Before Workout
                  • During Recovery
                  • During Workout
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                  I wake up, then go to Crossfit about an hour later. Not enough time for breakfast, however I needed energy. GU gels work great. I down a few glasses of water, eat the gel, and I'm ready to workout! The 20mg of caffeine are awesome! By the time I'm warmed up for the wod, I'm feeling awake.

                  • 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?:
                  • Convenience, Price, Quality
                   
                  5.0

                  Great for my longer runs

                  By Andy

                  from Vero Beach Fl.

                  About Me Runner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • During Workout

                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                    I like to use this product on longer runs. It's easy to carry and use while on the move. Helps give you that needed boost of energy as the miles pile up. Great buy!

                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Special Event
                    • 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 Carmel and Chocolate

                    By EC Runner

                    from Bay Area, CA

                    About Me Runner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • During Workout

                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                      Just tried Salted Carmel for the first time--new favorite. I can only eat these things in flavors that might actually occur in a "gooey" form (chocolate is like chocolate pudding, carmel is like...carmel). So glad to have a new flavor to add to the mix.

                      • Gender:
                      • Female
                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE these gels

                      By Daisy's Mom

                      from Springfield, MA

                      About Me Runner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Good Value
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Best For Long Runs
                        • During Workout

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                        Love these gels. Taste SO good, plus have caffeine and electrolytes. Love them in the winter because they almost seem warm! But the electrolytes are the bomb in the summer. NO stomach distress at all - used for a bunch of half marathons, and a recent full marathon. Best gels ever.

                        • Gender:
                        • Female
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Other, Running Store
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality, Taste
                         
                        5.0

                        Best energy gel & and Amazing RR Service

                        By Luna Runner

                        from Miami, FL

                        About Me Runner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                          Great flavor; balance of sweet and salty.

                          • Gender:
                          • Female
                          • 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?:
                          • Convenience, Price, Quality
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product!!!

                          By Mark the athlete

                          from Tennessee

                          About Me Runner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Energy
                          • Good Value
                          • Tastes Good

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Before Workout
                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                          Good boost of energy during workout

                          • Gender:
                          • Male
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • Special Event
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Price
                           
                          4.0

                          We've been using this product for years.

                          By Joe from Seal

                          from Seal Beach, Ca.

                          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Tastes Good

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • During Workout

                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                            Good product!

                            • Gender:
                            • Male
                            • Where did you hear about this product?:
                            • Other, Special Event
                            • 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

                            Favorite Fuel

                            By I'm Back!

                            from South Carolina

                            About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Traveler

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Boosts Energy
                            • Tastes Good

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Before Workout
                              • During Workout

                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                              I've bought whole boxes of salted caramel and caramel macchiato - taste so good and give energy for long runs. It's not too runny so I can take half a packet and run with the other half without it seeping out. Disolves quickly - no chewing or stopping necessary.

                              • Gender:
                              • Female
                              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                              • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                              • Convenience, Quality
                               
                              5.0

                              Best flavour EVER!!!!

                              By B2

                              from White Rock. BC Canada

                              About Me Runner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Tasty

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • During Workout

                                Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                Can't wait for that 6 mile mark on long runs when I can have gel #1! And look forward to longer runs when I can have more than 1. Salted Caramel ~ Best flavour EVER!!!!

                                • 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

                                A Nice Energy Boost

                                By Jim the Runner

                                from Columbus, Ohio

                                About Me Runner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Boosts Energy
                                • Builds Muscle
                                • Quickens Recovery Time
                                • Tastes Good

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • After Workout
                                  • Before Workout
                                  • During Workout

                                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                  When I run/workout after a long day GU really helps me to give it my best. It tastes good (at least the flavors I have tried) and my recovery is better too. All in all this is a great product that I really recommend.

                                  • Gender:
                                  • Male
                                  • 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
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  switched from power gels worth extra cos

                                  By Old WAR HORSE

                                  from Daytona beach florida

                                  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:

                                    at 63 i need all the help i can get a 20 miler takes a long time and4-5 gels w/water supplemented by half strength popular sports drink for hot humid florida

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Male
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Other
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Quality
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GU Works!!!

                                    By Shelly

                                    from Chapel Hill, NC

                                    About Me Runner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Boosts Energy
                                    • Quickens Recovery Time

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Before Workout
                                      • During Workout

                                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                      LOVE the salted caramel flavor. I am amazed how well these work! I was concerned about the caffiene (salted caramel has 20mg/packet), but I didn't have any problems. I am a no caffiene person (causes headaches for me), but didn't get a headache whenever I used these. I typically take 1 GU 15 minutes before long runs and another around mile 6-8. Works well to get you through longer runs and also helps with recovery. Highly reccomend!

                                      • Gender:
                                      • Female
                                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                      • Friend or Family Member
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great new GU flavor!

                                      By Kathleen the runner

                                      from Springfield IL

                                      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:

                                        Great new flavor from GU. Adds a little sodium which is helpful for distance running.

                                        • Gender:
                                        • Female
                                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                        • Special Event
                                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                        • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                        • Convenience, Price, Quality
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        GU is Good!

                                        By Angela the Coach

                                        from Des Moines, IA

                                        About Me Runner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Boosts Energy
                                        • Tastes Good
                                        • Tasty

                                        Cons

                                        • Has Side Effects

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Before Workout
                                        • During Workout

                                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                        GU is great for races and helps boost your energy and mentality when you need a little kick. Vanilla is my favorite and tastes like pudding. Salted caramel is good and Jet Blackberry.

                                        • Gender:
                                        • Female
                                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                        • Online
                                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                        • 1 Or Less Daily
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Peanutbutter

                                        By LaLa

                                        from Bowie, MD

                                        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 used this product on my long runs (11 miles). I take after running about an hour.. It's easy to take while still running and I simply fold when I'm done and put into my pouch until I pass a trash can. Love the convenience.

                                          • Gender:
                                          • Female
                                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                          • Other
                                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                          • Quality
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great taste

                                          By mkraft3003

                                          from Tampa, Fl

                                          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Tastes Good
                                          • Tasty

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • During Workout

                                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 24 pack Nutrition:

                                            Great GU product with a great taste. This and the Salted Caramel are my new favorites.

                                            • Gender:
                                            • Male
                                            • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                            • Other
                                            • 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

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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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