Energy gel formulated with research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery...
No Artificial Sweeteners
Dairy, Gluten & Wheat-Free
Suitable for Vegans
Contains all 5 Electrolytes
"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.
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. However, the research stated above compared traditional 'maltodextrin only' formulations with a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend and the results are nothing short of staggering.
TORQ energy, TORQ's energy drink is formulated using the same 2:1 technology, and our TORQ bars are too, so regardless of the TORQ product you're using (or combination of them), the current research suggests that you won't get a higher carbohydrate delivery and utilisation from any other food or drink.
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.
Torq Energy Gel Important usage guidelines:
If using a combination of TORQ products, you should be aiming to consume between 1.3 and 1.4 grams of carbohydrate per kg of bodyweight per hour.
During hot/humid conditions, hydration levels are critical to performance and personal safety, so we suggest that you use TORQ energy drink at 6% concentration and consume a lot of it. 6% concentration delivers 60 grams of carbohydrate per litre.
If you use TORQ gels in hot/humid conditions, you should do so with plenty of water. We recommend 500ml water per TORQ gel in these conditions.
You can mix TORQ gels with TORQ energy in hot/humid conditions providing you stick to the principles outlined in 1, 2 and 3.
The research quoted above experimented with a 9% carbohydrate concentration, which equates to one TORQ gel per 320ml of water. This is our recommendation for use under 'normal' or cooler environmental conditions.
Under 'normal' or cooler environmental conditions and/or if the intensity of exercise causes lower perspiration rates, hydration is less of an issue and you can experiment with combinations of TORQ products to satisfy the principles outlined in 1) with lower fluid intake.
Our Forest Fruits TORQ gel contains guarana, which delivers a very potent dose of natural caffeine. Again, the principles above apply to this product, except if consumed towards the end of an event as an 'energy booster'. If the latter is the case, consume at will.
In Summary: Always remember to satisfy both your energy AND fluid requirements - enjoy your TORQ product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gumybear1971 yammy gel
I have tried many brands (about 11) of energy gel & I personally find Torq black berry yogurt to be the best in term of taste, with strawberry yogurt second.Can be easily absorbed by stomach, both flavour are quite sweet.Energy delivered is quite fast, steady.When I exist from the swim in aquathlon / triathlon, my brain is always quite dull, slow thinking. But consuming 1 strawberry yogurt Torq will quite instantly get my brain back into competitive mode.
Because it contain frutose, it also contain more sugar per gel as compare to another of my favorite reliable gel (Hammer).Will consuming too much fructose/sugar over the years be bad for your health? Torq company will definitely say "NO".But what will doctors & nutrition experts say? U decide.
19 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yuraut Вкусные гельки
Очень понравился вкус Cherry Jogurt. Действительно напоминает йогурт! Порции оптимальны по объему - ни много, ни мало. На часовую гонку хватает трех штук. Удобно открывать одной рукой и зубами. Никаких крышечек, только одноразовое использование. Рекомендую!
08 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack07 Brilliant
Black cherry yogurt is brilliant!!! Very tasty and don't need water to wash it down. Much better absorption than energy bars and feel better on the tummy.
01 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Good flavours.
My second favourite gels out of quite a few ranges that I've tried. They aren't the thickest or stickiest but still a little more than I prefer which loses them a star.
The flavours are great though, so I like to carry one or two for something a bit different if I'm out all day. Blackcherry Yoghurt is genius, but is eclipsed by the amazing Rhubard & Custard!
28 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Best I've used, a bit sweet but Rhubarb & Custard is lovely :-) much nicer than others
08 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous love 'em
Love the strawberry yoghurt gel, nowhere as thick and sticky as others I have tried so slips down easily without needing a lot of water. Box of 20 is great value as lets face it, you're going to plough through these at a great pace.
01 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous tasty
You don't have to force yourself to eat these and they don't mess your stomach up. Don't know any other gel you can say that about.
18 April 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Forest Fruits?
Not too sure what fruits Torqe managed to find in the forest, but they taste awful! Tried the 'Forest Fruits' version which despite its very 'tart' medicinal taste, did settle quite well with out any after taste. Definite increase in energy and alertness which is almost immediate. Very useful to have on longer rides. Just a bit blaaaagh!
23 March 2010