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Torq Energy Gel

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  • TORQ Energy Gel.
  • All-natural ingredients.
  • Optimal Maltodextrin:Fructose carbohydrate blend.
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TORQ Energy Gel

TORQ make a convincing case why their balance of ingredients makes for a more effective energy gel.

  • Optimal 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose carbohydrate blend.
  • TORQ Energy Gel contains Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium to replace the 5 electrolytes lost through perspiration.
  • These salts maintain homeostasis within the body, allowing it to hold onto water and preserve muscle function.
  • Natural flavours - TORQ only use natural flavours that the body can recognise and break down easily (something you can't say about artificial flavours and sweeteners)
  • No artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives.

Just as important, TORQ have created a gel that's easy to consume when you are on the move.The texture of the TORQ gel is light and syrupy. It doesn’t stick to your mouth and you don’t need water to wash it down.

The science behind TORQ Energy Drink, Gel and Bars in the words of company founder and owner, Matt Hart
'Keeping abreast with the latest sports science research informs everything we do. Exercise fuelling research in 2005 demonstrated that ingesting the two carbohydrates, maltodextrin and fructose, in a 2:1 ratio delivers 40% more carbohydrate than maltodextrin alone. That’s the ratio we use in our bars, gels and drinks powders.

An athlete using TORQ's 2:1 Maltodextrin: Fructose formulations can absorb and use up to 90g of carbohydrate per hour whilst exercising. This equates to a ‘tolerance threshold’ of 3 TORQ Units per hour (whereas with glucose-based formulations you could only absorb 60g).

Sometimes you should eat more
The latest research suggests that you should ‘drink to thirst’ rather than constantly drinking in an attempt to keep hydrated. Sure, you can expect a drop in performance if you become dehydrated, but you’ll only become dehydrated if you’re sweating and not replacing the fluids and electrolytes that are lost. If you ride your bike at low intensity on a very cold day, you will only need to consume a small amount of energy drink. In this situation, you can’t rely on the energy drink to fuel you because you’re not drinking much, so you’ll need to eat more TORQ Gel and Bar units.

Sometimes you should drink more
In hot weather, when perspiration rates are high, you will need to drink much more energy drink to maintain hydration. But because every 500ml contains 30g of carbohydrate (1 TORQ Unit), you won’t need to eat as much. In very hot conditions, you might be achieving all your TORQ units through your energy drink and won’t need to eat at all.

Why do you need to fuel during exercise?
The human body can only hold a limited carbohydrate store. Once this disappears (after 1.5 to 2 hours exercise) your energy levels drop rapidly. Fuelling whilst exercising provides an external (exogenous) source of carbohydrate to burn. This helps spare your stored carbohydrate reserves, so you will maintain energy levels (and hence a steady pace) over a longer period of time. In other words, the more exogenous carbohydrate you can imbibe, the longer you will last. This helps explain why the extra 30g of carbohydrate delivered via the TORQ Fuelling System is so important. Even if your exercise session is less than 1.5 hours, fuelling during exercise will leave your stored carbohydrate less ‘dented’, so following the TORQ Fuelling System also hastens recovery - the key to being in the best possible shape the following day.'

Matt Hart: TORQ company founder and owner.


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Of all the energy gels I have tried these are by far the tastiest and easiest on my stomach. You could almost have one as a dessert after your dinner they are that tasty, I would not advise this though unless you want to be awake half the night. For cycling however I cannot recommend these enough.
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