GEL 100 CAF 100 – Energy gel 12 sachets

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Maurten Gel 100 CAF 100 is a sports gel containing caffeine that can be used both before and after exercise. The gel is easily digestible and provides a fast supply of carbohydrates for energy.

Contains: Energy gel 12 sachets

Energy gel containing seven natural ingredients
Provides 25 grams of carbohydrates and 100 mg of caffeine per portion
Unique carbohydrate mix of fructose and glucose in a ratio of 0.8:1
Designed using hydrogel technology
Does not contain any added flavours
Does not contain any added colourants or preservatives

 

Caffeine has a bitter taste. The sports nutrition industry has traditionally tried to hide the bitter flavour of gels by adding flavours and acidity or simply by lowering the caffeine content. But added artificial flavours don’t help you go any faster – and you want to take in sufficient caffeine.

Hydrogel technology

So, Maurten decided to simply find a way around this problem. Using hydrogel technology, they built a biopolymer matrix dense enough to encapsulate both the caffeine and the carbohydrate mixture. The result: Gel 100 CAF 100 – a true GEL with low bitterness, low sweetness, effective caffeine content, and plenty of energy.

GEL 100 CAF 100

100 milligrams of caffeine is the equivalent of fifteen espressos or one cup of brewed coffee. That’s remarkably high compared with many of the traditional gels out there. It provides 25 grams of carbohydrates through a unique blend of fructose and glucose (ratio of 0.8:1) that allows absorption of up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour. It has a high weight to energy ratio and contains no added flavours, preservatives, or colourants. Like all Maurten products, it is vegan-friendly.

Pure

All batches of the GEL 100 are tested for doping substances indicated on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited substances list by an independent third party with laboratories in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Additional information

This product does not contain any known allergens and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Recommended use

Scientific research recommends taking 3 mg of caffeine per kilogramme of body weight to improve performance, but caffeine metabolism varies from person to person. It is therefore important to be aware of how much caffeine you are taking. For further information, see the tab – Nutritional strategy.

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Minimum shelf life three months

Minimum shelf life three months. Virtuoos guarantees a shelf life of at least three months after receipt of this product. In the unlikely event that this is not the case, please contact us so that we can provide a suitable solution.

 

Productinformation
Recommended use
Scientific research recommends taking 3 mg of caffeine per kilogramme of body weight to improve performance, but caffeine metabolism varies from person to person. It is therefore important to be aware of how much caffeine you are taking. For further information, see the tab – Nutritional strategy. 
Storage Keep in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of small children.
Warnings Do not exceed the recommended dosage. A healthy lifestyle is important, as is a varied diet. A nutritional supplement is not a substitute for a varied diet.
Ingredients Water, glucose, fructose, calcium carbonate, caffeine, gluconic acid, sodium alginate
Additional information This product does not contain any known allergens and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans
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Content: 12 energy gels
Nett weight: 40 grams
Expiry date / Batch

 

Developing a nutritional strategy for races or key sessions is complex. Everyone is different, and the speed at which caffeine is absorbed and processed varies from person to person. Maximum caffeine concentration is generally reached within 60 minutes, but normally takes three to five hours to halve. There are two other important factors to consider: your body weight and whether you are used to caffeine. Scientific research recommends an intake of 3 mg of caffeine per kilogramme of body weight to improve performance. However, this does depend on the individual. We have developed some general guidelines for the use of the GEL 100 CAF 100, based on our own findings and scientific literature.

Duration < one hour

This strategy requires one serving of GEL 100 CAF 100.

A beneficial caffeine content can be achieved by consuming approximately 200 mg prior to activity. This can be achieved, for example, by drinking one cup of coffee in the hours before activity and one GEL 100 CAF 100 during your warm-up.

DURING:
No intake necessary.

Duration < two hours

This strategy requires two to three servings of GEL 100 CAF 100, depending on your body weight.

BEFORE:
Try to consume 200 mg caffeine before starting your activity. All you need to do is to simply consume two sachets of GEL 100 CAF 100. For an activity lasting about two hours, having one GEL 100 CAF 100 while warming up is a convenient way to build up caffeine levels and carbohydrate levels at the same time. Remember that one GEL 100 CAF 100 also contains 25 grams of carbohydrates.

DURING:
Take another GEL 100 CAF 100 approximately 30 minutes after starting your activity to ensure that you maintain your caffeine levels. Don’t forget to replenish the carbohydrates. Try to consume 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates every hour.

Duration two to six hours

This strategy requires two to three servings of GEL 100 CAF 100, depending on your body weight.

BEFORE:
Consume 200 mg of caffeine during the hours preceding the activity.

DURING:
Take another GEL 100 CAF 100 approximately 30 minutes after starting your activity to ensure that you maintain your caffeine levels. Strive to consume one GEL 100 CAF 100 every second hour to maintain caffeine levels. Don’t forget to replenish your carbohydrates by using GEL 100, Drink Mix 160, or Drink Mix 320. We know it sounds ambitious, but aim for an intake of around 60 to 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour.

Guidelines

These guidelines have been simplified and should only be used as a rule of thumb. Caffeine is not the right substance to take for everyone. Consult a doctor if you are not sure or if you are pregnant. And always bear in mind that there is no point in increasing your caffeine intake. You can never compensate for training, and overconsumption won’t help you.

Composition Per 100 grams %RI Per 30 grams %RI
Energy value        
– Kilojoules (kJ) 1063 kJ (250 kcal)   425 kJ (100 kcal)  
         
Fats 0.0 g   0.0 g  
– of which saturated 0.0 g   0.0 g  
Carbohydrates 62.5 g   25 g  
– of which sugars 62.5 g   25 g  
Proteins 0 g   0 g  
Salt 138.5 mg   55 mg  

RI = Reference intake
Reference intake of an average adult is 8400 kJ (2000 kcal)