Power Gel

PowerBar, USA
Product Description: 

Comes in Chocolate, Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Banana, Rasberry Cream, tropical Fruit and Vanilla flavours.

Ingredients: (Strawberry Banana Flavour)

Maltodextrin, water, fructose, citric acid, flavour, potassium chloride, salt, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, kola nut extract

Nutrient
Per Serving
(41g/1gel)
Energy
110 Cal
Protein
0.1g
Fat
0g
Saturates
0g
Carbohydrate
28g
Dietary Fibre
0g

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suitable For:

Pre-exercise: High levels of simple carbohydrates and no fat allowed for consumption about 15-30 minutes before exercise.
During exercise: High levels of simple carbohydrates make this a great source of readily available fuel during exercise.  Drink water.
After-exercise: High glycemic carbohydrates can boost restoration of glycogen to muscles.  Be sure to include a source of fluids and protein for optimal recovery.

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It's suggested that you consume 30-60 grams of carbohydrate per hour of exercise; 20 about 2 gels per hour should do the trick.
Three of the available flavours contain caffeine (green apple, chocolate and strawberry banana) which would boost performance but is mostly effective in irregular caffeine users or in larger doses.
Contains Vitamins C and E
Best consumed with fluids to aid indigestion.

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Overall rating: 4/5 The rating system is on a scale of 1-5. below are the classifications: 1=very poor choice 2=not recommended 3=suitable for some individuals/athletes in specific situations 4=overall a good product, meets majority of requirements and will suit most situations 5=great product, well formulated and will suit most individuals and situations. Taste Rating: Fairly tasty, just pick your favourite flavour and enjoy! Real Food Alternative: Jelly beans, gummi-type fruit chews (note that these do not have electrolytes, but do provide carbohydrates)
Where to Buy: 
Widely available in most major grocery, althetic and convenience stores.

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