Energy Gels - Victory Endurance

Nutritional plans

We tested three gels of Victory: Energy Up, Pump Gel, and Energy Boost Gel. Here, you have a comparative summary table of the main components of each:

 

Energy Up!

Pump Gel

Energy Boost Gel

Single dose

40g

42g

42g

Energy (Kcal)

100

97

97

Proteins

<0.01g

0.1g

0.4g

Carbohydrates

25g

24g

24g

(From which are sugars)

25g

6g

6g

Fats

0g

0g

0g

Ions

Only Sodium

Only Sodium

SI (Potassium, magnesium, sodium and chlorine)

L-Arginine

NO

76mg

76mg

 

From this table we can draw several conclusions:

·         1. All three come to provide the same number of calories.

·         2. The main difference between the three is the content of hydrates rapid assimilation. As you can see in Energy Up!, 100% of carbohydrates are sugars, making the effect of energy to happen right away, hence making these useful gels for during the race.  It's like if we took the typical ampoules of glucose. So, watch out for insulin spikes!

·         3. The other two gels are mixed rapid assimilation hydrate (25%) and slow, so will not have 100% of the energy immediately, but more in a progressive and long lasting way. Both can be used during exercise.

·         4. The Pump Gel can also be taken after exercise and that also has in its composition L-Arginine, which helps eliminate toxins that we generate with exercise, and polyphenols with vasodilator action, facilitate our muscle regeneration.

·         5. The Energy Boost Gel. can also be used before the race, as there are electrolytes that reduce the incidence of muscle cramps. Also important are also L-Arginine.

More on these gels:

Energy Up! also has 100mg of sodium, which allows us to replace what goes missing of this electrolyte in sweat, favoring hydration.

There is no cloying in these two flavors, both citrus (orange and lemon).

The Energy Boost Gel has a significant amount of amino acids in its composition, reducing muscle tissue breakdown that can happen in the race or during training, plus a considerable amount of vitamin B6 and B1 involved in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrate carbon. Only orange flavor. 

The Pump Gel also has proteins of interest, although less so than the Energy Booster, but it does provide antioxidant elements. There is only one flavor, berries, which is delicious, not for the sweet tooth... haha!

In general, the three gels are quite fluid, if anything the more dense Energy, but not like other gels that you almost have to knife and fork when you eat it.  This makes it go down smoothly. 

We have flavors for every taste and interest.

With regard to logistical issues: Pump Energy and Boost Gel have a good size and are somewhat ergo dynamic, making it easy to carry in the race. Energy Up! is somewhat larger.

 

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