Maurten Gel 100 CAF 100
Imagine a product that combines hydrogel technology, carbohydrates and caffeine. Well here it is!
Caffeine tastes bitter and the sports nutrition industry has historically tried to hide the bitterness in gels by adding flavors and acid, or by simply just having low levels of caffeine. But added artificial flavours won’t help you go faster and you want sufficient levels of caffeine. So Maurten decided to simply circumvent the problem. By harnessing their Hydrogel Technology they've built a biopolymer matrix that is dense enough to encapsulate both the caffeine and the carbohydrate mixture.
The result: GEL 100 CAF 100 – a true gel with low bitterness, low sweetness, an effective level of caffeine and a lot of energy.
Again, it’s a world’s first.
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 colorants. Just like all of our products, it’s vegan friendly.
Use the gel on its own during shorter durations, or combine it with other Maurten products to ensure you have enough energy throughout your session.
- No added colourants
- No added preservatives or flavours
- 100 kcal per gel
- 25g Carbohydrates
- 100mg Caffeine
Amount of energy
Studies have shown that our bodies can make use of up to 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour. Recent science has shown that the 0.8:1 fructose to glucose ratio enables even greater uptake – up to 100 grams per hour. The GEL 100 is developed by using this ratio and packs a lot of energy. One serving contains 25 grams of carbohydrates.
Developing a nutritional strategy for races or key sessions is complex. Everyone is different and the caffeine absorption and metabolizing 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.
|PER 100 G / SERVING (40 G)|
||1063 kJ, 250 kcal /
425 kJ, 100 kcal
– of which saturates
|0 g / 0 g
0 g / 0 g
– of which sugar
|62.5 g / 25 g
62.5 g / 25 g
|Protein||0 g / 0 g|
|Sodium||55 mg / 22 mg|