Three big pluses to prepping your gels that way:burn_atp said:I add water to my flasks (3/4 gel, 1/4 water) and shake, shake, shake.
If you water down GU until it has the same calories per ounce as FE Liquid Shot, it'll be thinner and easier to swallow, too.barrows said:might want to try First Endurance's Liquid Shot. Lots of calories like Gu, but thinner and easier to swallow/flow. They also claim faster absorbtion. I love it for long ride fueling.
Really? How so? Are you suggesting that if you water GU down it doesn't get thinner and easier to swallow? Note: I did not say it was AS easy or AS thin as First Endurance.barrows said:That is incorrect.
References, citations, ???idyllwild92549 said:Been doing some research on gu's etc.....for all of us health consience people!, don't be fooled anymore! 2nd ingredient is fructose, fructose builds a layer of "frucFAT" around a body's organs! Our organs function for a purpose, put a coat of vasaline on your entire body and go baby go! Same thing.... I've been a gu user for years recently bought 6 boxes, also bought a few boxes of e-gel "no caffine" anybody wanna buy them cheap???? Maybe diluted they won't b so hard on our body's??? Why do things from batteries to gu contain "fructose" "high fructose" "crystaline fructose" etc.... Cuz it's cheap and really bad for us! Infact the ingredient list on the "gu website" states all the good stuff but fails to mention the tiny little fact located on the wrapper? What happen to real sugar? Saw a throwback pepsi commercial, stated "made with REAL sugar" limited time only...wonder how much of a set back that's gonna cost them!? I saw that in the Mexican soda products only sugar is used.... Hmmmm? Way off topic, sorry! Anyone know of a "gu product" from sugar??? Do u think our organs are working while we are racing or riding or filling a gu flask? If not send me a message and buy my boxes of gu and e-gel!
No, they are not all evil. Natural fructose in fruit form is just fine, thank you very much.idyllwild92549 said:its just my 2 cents! you are right they are not all the same...........................but they are all evil! thnx for your imput, now im gonna go eat an apple! thats been gassed and waxed and has a shelf life of 6 to 8 months! mercola.com