- Optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose)
- With electrolytes
- Natural flavours including yoghurt flavours!
- Light texture
- No colours or artificial sweeteners
- Naturally caffeinated option
Maltodextrin used in isolation has been proven to be considerably more effective than glucose used in isolation because of its lower osmolality in the gut.
The reason a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation works so well is actually rather simple, but it has been overlooked by research scientists until recently. This is because Fructose (fruit sugar) has always been deemed slow and ineffective because of its low glycaemic index. Glucose on the other hand was the preferred sugar for use in sports drinks until Maltodextrin (a polymer containing many glucose molecules) was discovered.
Maltodextrin is the best carbohydrate to use in isolation, but what happens if you mix Maltodextrin with Fructose? Unlike Maltodextrin and Glucose, which compete with each other for absorption, Maltodextrin and Fructose are absorbed in parallel, so you get the ultra-fast energy supply from Maltodextrin, plus the slower energy release from Fructose. In total, there’s a 40% greater delivery of carbohydrate to the working muscle.
NATURAL Guarana: Three of our gels do not contain any caffeine, but the Forest Fruits and Banoffee ones do. There’s 89mg of caffeine in each ‘Guarana’ gel. Most other gels on the market only contain 50mg per serving. They also tend to use chemically manufactured caffeine, where as we use a Natural Guarana Extract it turns the gel a rich gold colour. The Guarana gels give a huge kick. The caffeine stimulates your nervous system, improving muscle function, fat burning, mental focus and reaction time, so is an ideal product to use in the latter stages of a race or for ultra-distance competitions.
Each TORQ gel weighs 45g.
Typical Ingredients (Strawberry Yoghurt Flavour): Maltodextrin (43%), Water, Fructose (21%), Citric Acid, Electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavouring (0.2%), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate).
Nutritional Information per 100g (Strawberry Yoghurt Flavour): Energy (kCal/kJ) 255/1065, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Carbohydrate 63.9g (of which sugars 21.3g). Electrolytes per 100g: Sodium 111mg, Chloride 190mg, Potassium 25.7mg, Magnesium 2.3mg, Calcium 10.1mg.
WARNING:TORQ Forest Fruits and Bonoffee gels (with Natural Guarana Extract) contain 89mg of caffeine per serving.