Easy to transport, practical & concentrated sources of energy; energy gels are a favourite snack for sports people. What are they made of? When should you eat them? How do you choose them? We will tell you all about energy gels.
Energy gels are designed to supply energy during exercise
During exercise, energy gels provide an essential source of energy for the body for lengthy or difficult exercise. Gels actually offer the same advantage as exercise drinks. The advantages: Energy gels provide energy in a more compact form. These concentrated energy sources have the advantage of being easy to transport and practical to eat, as well as having a variety of flavours and textures.
Several studies have demonstrated the useful energy provided by these gels. A study carried out on 10 runners, doing a 2 hour training session, highlighted the efficiency of energy gels. Each runner used water and an energy gel. At the end of the exercise session, those who had used a gel had a higher blood sugar level than those who had not used one.
One of the runners told us: ” I used energy gels during a marathon to avoid hitting the wall at 30 km. That allowed me to finish the whole 42 km and even to accelerate over the last 2 kilometres. A real boost just at the right time.”
Aptonia energy gels
Focus on the Aptonia 2 in 1 energy gels
Composition and use of the Aptonia 2 in 1 gels
The Aptonia 2 in 1 gels can either be consumed directly in gel form or can be diluted to make an isotonic drink (2 gels in 500 ml of water). These two possibilities allow each sport person to choose the most suitable solution for them.
The Aptonia 2 in 1 gels are made of:
- A carbohydrate mix (2 glucose / 1 fructose) allowing faster release of energy than with just glucose.
- Caffeine to increase the availability of carbohydrates
- Vitamin B1 to help the body use carbohydrates
- Vitamin C (antioxidant) to help the body defend itself from certain toxic damage produced by the cells’ activity.
The 2 in 1 gels provide instant energy that gives a boost when you are fatigued or going through a bad patch during exercise. There are three flavours for three times more choice: raspberry, citrus or cola.
Aptonia 2 in 1 gels customer reviews
“I’ve been looking for a good compromise for nutrition during marathons for a long time. This product is perfect. It’s quick to put into a bottle or flask without spilling it everywhere, easy to get the right dose, efficient and tasty! I’m a convert!“.
“I used the 2 in 1 gel for the first time in a technical 24km mountain race because it’s very muddy and therefore tiring. It was simple to use because the gels open easily and can be swallowed easily thanks to their practical texture: not too pasty, but not too liquid either. My race lasted 2 hours 20, so I used 3 gels: that gave me a real boost. I tended to use them at the beginning of difficult uphill sections“.
Focus on Aptonia Energy gels
Composition and use of Aptonia Energy gels
Aptonia Energy gels are concentrated sources of energy made from fruit purée. This provides carbohydrates that supply energy during exercise. They also contain vitamin B1 to ease the body’s absorption of carbohydrates.
The apple, raspberry or fig fruit energy gels can be consumed during exercise when you are fatigued or ahead of a difficult part. And for those who prefer savoury flavours, there are also salted butter caramel flavour gels.
Aptonia Energy gels customer reviews
“Efficient for my intensive 3 hour cardio and fitness sessions 6 days a week. I have one every day when I start to hit the wall.”
“I discovered this gel while preparing for the Paris marathon. It has everything you need. Its texture makes it very easy to swallow at the rate of about 1 every 1/2 hour, and it quickly reinvigorates you. All that for up to 4 times cheaper than other similar products.”