The GEL 100 CAF 100 contains 100 mg of caffeine – that’s the equivalent of 1,5 espressos – or one cup of brewed coffee. That’s a lot, compared to many of the traditional gels out there. It delivers 25 grams of carbohydrates through a unique blend of fructose and glucose (ratio of 0.8:1) which enables uptakes of up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour. It packs a high weight to energy ratio and doesn’t contain any added flavors, preservatives or colourants. Just like all of our products, it’s vegan friendly.
Use the GEL 100 CAF 100 on its own during shorter durations, or combine it with other Maurten products to ensure you have enough energy throughout your session.
WHY CAFFEINE? Caffeine has been shown to increase alertness and reduce perceived effort. These are properties that can be beneficial in sports performance. The GEL 100 CAF 100 can be used for building up caffeine levels – on its own, together with regular coffee – or to achieve sufficient caffeine levels during activity.
AMOUNT OF ENERGY It is well known that our bodies can make use of about 60 grams of ingested carbohydrates per hour, in the form of glucose or maltodextrin (glucose polymer). Using a 0.5:1 combination of fructose and glucose/maltodextrin, allows an uptake of up to 90 grams per hour. More recent studies have shown that increased fructose content, above 0.5:1 enables an even higher uptake. The GEL 100 CAF 100 is based on a 0.8:1 fructose-to-glucose ratio. One serving contains 25 grams of carbohydrates.
GEL 100 CAF 100 – HOW TO USE Developing a nutritional strategy for races or key sessions is complex. Everyone is different – and the caffeine absorption and metabolising rate varies between individuals. There are two key factors that are important to take into account: your body weight and if you’re used to caffeine. Science suggest an intake of 3 mg of caffeine per kilogram body mass, to aid performance. But again, it’s highly individual.