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GU Energy Gel 8 pack

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GU® ENERGY GEL 8 pack :: Get the energy you need and love from eight convenient packs of the classic power food. GU® Energy Gel provides the optimal balance of maltodextrin and fructose delivers a quick blood sugar rise, and then maintains that glucose level for up to 45 minutes. Keep your mind alert and active, and your muscles going strong during your regular workouts when you use GU®. 8 pack

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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
  • 100 Calories per serving. Loaded with 25grams of complex carbohydrates
  • No caffeine added: Mint Chocolate, Lemon Sublime & Strawberry Banana
  • With caffeine: Tri-Berry, Chocolate Outrage, Just Plain, Vanilla Bean & Mandarin Orange
  • 2X caffeine: Espresso Love & Jet Blackberry
  • Salted Caramel contains 20mg Caffeine plus elevated electrolytes
Product GUU122 Review

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GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (16)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (15)
  • Good value (9)
  • Tasty (7)
  • Quickens recovery time (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • During workout (18)
    • Before workout (10)
    • Backpacking (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Runner (15), Competitive athlete (7)
      • Gender:
      • Female (10), Male (6)
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Special event (6), Friend or family member (5), Other (5)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 supplements daily (6), 1-2 supplements daily (5)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (14), Price (11), Convenience (6)

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YUM!

    By RedmondRunner

    from Redmond, WA

    About Me Runner

    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Good Value
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • During Workout

      Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

      I received a sample of this at a half-marathon run last summer. Absolutely delicious! I am not a fan of fruit flavors, so this Vanilla flavor meets my taste buds' requirements. I'm back for more!

       
      5.0

      YUMMMYYYY!!!

      By Jojo

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Extra Electrolyte
      • Tastes Good
      • Tasty

      Cons

      • Want More

      Best Uses

      • During Workout

      Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

      I bought the chocolate peanutbutter and it is like a gourmet treat during my long runs. I feel like I need to run more because it tastes so decadent.
      WIll buy more for sure!!

      • Gender:
      • Female
      • 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?:
      • Quality
       
      5.0

      Works for me

      By Stormin

      from Kettle Falls, WA

      About Me Runner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • During Workout

        Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

        I use this product during long runs of 10 miles or more. Helps with maintaining a good energy level.

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

        New Favorite Flavor!

        By JGRO

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Good Value
        • Quickens Recovery Time
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout
          • During Workout

          Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

          My previous favorite flavor of GU Energy Gel was the Vanilla Bean, which is still pretty good, but my new favorite is the Espresso Love. It may have been psychological, but the benefit of the 40 mg of caffeine was key in my last marathon. It wasn't my best preparation, training-wise, for a race, but on race day everything was clicking and I ended with a PR! I give the Espresso Love some credit for my stellar performance as I felt energized after each gel.

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

          Great as always

          By Coach K

          from Emerald Coast Florida

          About Me Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

            Great taste and easy to use

            • Gender:
            • Female
            • Where did you hear about this product?:
            • Other
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Convenience, Price
             
            4.0

            Works great, tastes awful!

            By Loops

            from San Fernando Valley, Ca

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Good Value
            • Quickens Recovery Time

            Cons

            • Tastes Bad

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

            I'm a distance runner and average about 7 to 9 miles in a single run. Not a lot compared to others, but I'm getting there. Gu Energy gel works great. I take one before my run, and another around my 5th mile (about 45-50 minutes in) and that does the trick. The only complaint is that it tastes terrible. I got Tri Berry and Mandarine orange, it was just awful. But honestly, I've tried other gels, and they don't work as great. It's a very small price to pay for good sustainable energy. Just wash it down with some water and you're good. No after taste at all.

            • Gender:
            • Female
            • Where did you hear about this product?:
            • On My Own, 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
             
            5.0

            GU Energy Gel 8 pack Tri-Berry

            By Joel

            from Chillicothe, IL

            About Me New At Distance Running, Regular Gym-Goer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great texture
            • Maintained Energy Level
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Before Workout
            • During Workout

            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

            I purchased these Gu Tri-Berry Gel Packs last week to use while training for a half-marathon. Using standard shipping, it arrived within 2 days; VERY impressive! That same week, I used it on a 6-mile run. I took one about 10 minutes prior to my run and another at about 40 minutes, which was at about mile 4. It was close to the end of my run, but I wanted to see if my energy was maintained, and it was. I completed miles 5 and 6 with no problems, along with proper hydration. I cannot say enough about the taste and texture of this product. I recently tried a similar product, which was WAY too pasty, like gel toothpaste. Gu, however left no heavy aftertaste, and no remaining filmy nastiness; it went down clean and smooth. I also had no side affects like cramping or anything. I will definitely be purchasing more of these, and probably try other flavors.

            • 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?:
            • Price, Quality
             
            5.0

            The best energy gel.

            By Love to Run

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good
            • Tasty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout
              • During Workout

              Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

              I take one Gu 25 minutes before my long runs and one every 40 minutes during my run. The peppermint is my favorite flavor, salted caramel is my close second favorite. They are easy to carry in a pocket and take with a little water on the go. I have tried other brands and nothing compares to the flavor and energy I get from Gu.

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

              Chocolate Outrage GU Energy Gel

              By Melinda - runner

              from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

              About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • During Workout

                Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                Love the product.

                • 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?:
                • Quality
                 
                4.0

                Good Energy Gel. Taste was pleasant

                By Slow but Dedicated

                from Dawg Nation, GA

                About Me Runner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Workout

                  Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                  Used during 1/2 marathon. Taste was good and left no aftertaste or upset stomach. I will buy again.

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

                  Running Fuel

                  By Run Mike Run

                  from Forks,WA

                  About Me Runner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Workout
                    • Backpacking
                    • Before Workout
                    • During Workout
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                    Used this during ten mile run and it tastes and works well during and after run.

                    • 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?:
                    • Price, Quality
                     
                    5.0

                    A must for long runs

                    By Love to Run

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Runner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Before Workout
                      • During Workout

                      Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                      Love the flavor and texture of Gu. I have tried other brands during running events and I'm always glad I packed my own Gu. Mint is my favorite flavor. It reminds me of a peppermint patty, yum!

                      It is small and easy to pack in a pocket. It is supper easy to tear open and enjoy on a run. I take one packet starting 30-40 minutes into a long run and repeat every 30-40 minutes to sustain energy and avoid hitting the wall.

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

                      Refreshing Flavor

                      By B-Rad

                      from Canton, MI

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Mental Refresher
                      • No Caffiene
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • During Workout

                        Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                        GU is one of my favorite gels to take. Mainly because they taste good. I like bland flavors (chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter)because they counteract a fruity drink mix in my water bottle. The Chocolate and Vanilla have caffeine which gives me stomach problems and the Peppermint doesn't so I chose that one. The flavor is very refreshing and I think the peppermint opens up your senses and makes you more alert. I would definitely order this again.

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

                        Refreshing!

                        By DaisyHeadMaysie

                        from Apopka, FL

                        About Me Runner

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Boosts Energy
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Before Workout
                          • During Workout

                          Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                          I've tried every flavor of GU and this is by far my absolute favorite.

                          • 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?:
                          • Price, Quality
                           
                          5.0

                          I love this product!

                          By Run4fun

                          from Valencia, CA

                          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Boosts Energy
                          • Good Value
                          • Helps Me Go The Distance
                          • Tastes Good
                          • Tasty

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • After Workout
                            • Backpacking
                            • During Workout
                            • When My Energy Is Low

                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                            I love this product. Chocolate is my favorite. It helps me get thru my grueling work outs. I depend on my GU.

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

                            Hands Down the Best Energy Gel

                            By Tinkey

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Health freak, Runner, Workout Often

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Boosts Energy
                            • Quickens Recovery Time
                            • Tastes Good

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Backpacking
                            • Before Workout
                            • During Workout
                            • Everyday

                            Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                            Best energy gel hands down!

                            • 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

                            Review of Gu gels

                            By Born to run

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Traveler

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Boosts Energy
                            • Good Value
                            • Tastes Good
                            • Tasty

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backpacking
                              • Before Workout
                              • During Workout

                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                              The best energy gel on the market!

                              • Gender:
                              • Female
                              • Where did you hear about this product?:
                              • Other, 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
                               
                              5.0

                              I LOVE IT!!!

                              By SUPERRUNNER1971.

                              from SANTA TERESA, NM

                              About Me Competitive Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                              • Give Energy

                              Best Uses

                              • In My Half Trainning
                              • On The Middle Of Your Run

                              Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                              WHEN I AM RUNNING A LONG DISTANCE, ON MY HALF WAY I TAKE ONE OF MY GU GEL AND IT GIVES ME A LOT OF ENERGY TO FINISH WITH A GOOD RESULT. AFTER I FINISH MY TRAINING I TAKE ANOTHER ONE. IT MAKES ME FEEL STRONGER FOR ALL DAY LONG. I LOVE THEM!!!

                              • 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

                              Great stuff

                              By kerryokie

                              from Norman, OK

                              About Me Runner

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Boosts Energy
                              • Quickens Recovery Time
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • During Workout

                                Comments about GU Energy Gel 8 pack Nutrition:

                                I like the gu gel the best of all of them. My favorites are the chocolate mint (like a peppermint pattie) and vanilla bean. These have quite a thick texture and are not too sickly sweet tasting. Once I get over 60-90 minutes in my run I sometimes find myself fading. One of these around every 30 minutes seems to do the trick. I'm a fan of accelerade and endurox but I tried the accel gels and found them sickly sweet and runnier in consistency which didn't sit well with me. I'm doing a half next week, will ramp down for 6 weeks or so and then I start training for a May marathon. These will definitely be my go-to fuel

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