For ultra distance or high intensity. More of the good stuff. Roctane comes from years of testing scientifically-proven formulas with thousands of elite athletes training for and competing in the most physically-demanding sports in the world. Roctane’s advanced formula amplifies GU’s original Energy Gel recipe and adds new ingredients to boost your chances of success. Now it’s your turn to fill your tank with premium Roctane and compete like a pro.
Roctane takes athletes' top choice for an energy gel, GU, amplifies the original recipe and then adds new ingredients to boost performance in sustained, high-intensity efforts. Here's how it's done:
We start with original GU's superior mix of complex and simple carbohydrates that provide quick and sustained energy, electrolytes for replenishment and caffeine to tap more power and diminish pain.
From there we increase the amount of histidine, an essential amino acid, to act as a buffer and slow the energy-sapping acid build-up in muscles. We mix in higher levels of citrates (potassium citrate, sodium citrate, and citric acid) to help speed the conversion of carbohydrates into energy molecules and, like histidine, help mitigate acid build-up. We also add more of the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, valine and isoleucine to serve as another fuel source, aid in recovery and help maintain mental focus and reduce fatigue by limiting the central nervous system's production of serotonin.
Finally, we add a new ingredient, the amino acid complex Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (OKG) which limits the body's tendency to break down muscle protein tissue during extremely hard training and racing days. OKG keeps you going longer and promotes a speedier recovery.
Roctane is GU sports’ high-performance energy gel that utilizes a similar formula to our original GU Energy Gel, but with significantly higher concentrations of amino acids and citrates, plus a new amino acid complex—Ornithine Alpha-Ketaglutarate (OKG). These ingredients mitigate the energy-sapping effects of lactic-acid build-up, produce energy more efficiently, improve recovery through a decrease in exercise-induced muscle damage and maintain mental focus through delayed onset of fatigue signals from the central nervous system. The result is a premium sports nutrition product that allows athletes across all sports to perform at a higher intensity for a longer period of time.
We know Roctane works. Since 2001, we’ve used it as a nutritional research tool with in-house and elite athletes. This has allowed us to take new research and ideas and test them in competition and training with athletes performing in the world’s greatest races. And after many tweaks and trials, Roctane is now the most potent energy gel in the world.
Roctane’s Amino Acid Blend: Your Muscles Never Had It So Good
By increasing the amounts and relative ratios of the following key ingredients found in regular GU and adding OKG, we created Roctane’s revolutionary blend
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Expensive, but it is rocket fuel
I've tried pretty much every gel out there. I really like these ones (Blueberry & Pomegranate flavour) as they're not too sickly sweet, and they have an almost grainy texture which makes them nice to eat. They certainly do the job as well ... I don't know if it's all the amino acids or just the high caffeine level, but they certainly hit the spot.
30 October 2012