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Comparison of Energy Gels

1 byte added, 13:06, 16 November 2012
Honey Stinger
I like the 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio of [ Accel Gel], and I often use it in ultramarathon races. There is more sugar than I would like at 13g and the thin consistency makes it harder to eat slowly and mix with saliva.
=Honey Stinger=
Honey contains only simple sugars rather than the [[Maltodextrin]] that other Gels use. This makes [ Honey Stinger] much harder to digest than other Gels, and much sweatersweeter. This is the one of the few Gels I've tried that has given me digestive problems when taken slowly. I also found the sweetness overpowering and unpleasant, though the honey aftertaste was quite nice. I would not recommend Honey Stinger Gels. 
=#9 Chocolate=
The only ingredients in this [ #9] are Agave and Cocoa, and Agave is predominantly fructose (55% fructose to 20% glucose). This amount of [[Fructose]] is slow to be absorbed and can be difficult to digest, making it a poor choice for most runners. The only runners that this gel would be suitable for would be those that suffer from a blood sugar drop after taking more conventional gels (intra-exercise rebound hypoglycemia). My research suggests this is a rare condition. The Agave makes this gel intensely sweet, which I did not like.

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