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Torq Energy Gels

$3.90

Torq Energy Gels have a special formulation for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery. Contains all 5 Electrolytes. Natural Flavours. No Colours. No Artificial Sweeteners. Dairy-Free/ Wheat-Free/Gluten-Free
Suitable for Vegans

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“Research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery”. Wallis et al (2005). Oxidation of Combined Ingestion of Maltodextrins and Fructose during Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

  • Contains all 5 Electrolytes
  • Natural Flavours
  • No Colours
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • Dairy-Free // Wheat-Free // Gluten-Free
  • Suitable for Vegans

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? Basically, 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. The peer-reviewed research study stated above is one of many recent pieces of research that have demonstrated these findings and ‘peer reviewed’ means that the results have been published in a reputable scientific journal. Be wary of claims by manufacturers that cite ‘University Studies’ without referencing a mainstream publication.

Based on the results of these recent studies, we suggest that an athlete consuming TORQ products can use 1.3 to 1.4 grams of carbohydrate per Kg of bodyweight per hour whilst exercising. For years, Sports Scientists have been recommending the much lower level of around 1 gram of carbohydrate per Kg of bodyweight per hour and this is all you can expect to absorb through maltodextrin only or maltodextrin/glucose based products.