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  • Protein Power Energy Gel:Accel Gel® is the only energy gel on the market with protein and multiple forms of carbohydrates to provide smoother and longer lasting energy for runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes. Two caffeinated flavors. Clean ingredient profile, great taste and preservative free! Click to Read the Studies

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All Natural, Preservative Free, Protein-Powered Energy Gel (2 Caffeinated Flavors)


If you are a runner, triathlete or cyclists, chances are you have used an energy gel.  Energy gels serve a very specific purpose in the world of endurance and cardio athletes - to deliver energy in a form that can be rapidly absorbed into an athlete's blood stream and provide needed fuel to working muscles.  Energy gels are also used as a pre-workout booster in events where intense exercise exceeds about 45 minutes. Creating a gel sounds like a pretty simple endeavor, but there are a myriad of choices, from ingredients to flavoring and consistency that make a difference in the usability and effectiveness of an energy gel.

 

Here at PacificHealth Labs, we start with the science.

 

The best nutritional fuel for human athletic performance is glucose, commonly known as simple sugar and also referred to as carbohydrates.  Although there are people who advocate fueling with fat via ketogenic diets and very low carbohydrate diets, there is a growing body of literature that suggests a performance penalty for this very difficult to master lifestyle choice.  For the overwhelming majority of endurance athletes, fueling with carbohydrates (ie sugar) is going to be the way to go so Accel Gel uses them in its formulation.

 

When we set out to formulate Accel Gel, we were concerned with several issues.  First, we wanted an easy to digest, readily accessible form of energy.  Second, we wanted fast acting forms of energy that did not impart a large digestion load on an already stressed human body.  Finally, we wanted to take advantage of multiple absorption pathways in the body to both provide energy quickly and also make use of the fact that these different pathways deliver energy at different rates.  Done correctly, we knew we could provide a smoother uptake of energy over a longer period of time than other energy gels.  Finally, we wanted the cleanest, all natural ingredients we could find and zero preservatives.

 

The result is an energy gel that uses our patented 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein.  The carbohydrate sources are fructose, sucrose and maltodextrin, to take advantage of the multiple absorption pathways mentioned above.  We also added Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Hydrolysate, both of which offer excellent absorption and digestibility.  Finally, we add electrolytes including sodium, potassium and Vitamin E and Vitamin C for their anti-oxidant effects.

 

Accel Gel is the only energy gel on the market with a 4 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein.  It is significantly thinner than most other energy gels, which means it is easier to take, even without water.  Some flavors also include caffeine to boost performance and reduce perceived exertion levels.

 

The superiority of Accel Gel was shown in the study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  James Madison University researchers found that Accel Gel offers significant advantages compared to GU, a leading carbohydrate gel, both during and after exercise.   For the complete James Madison study and other peer-reviewed research on Accel Gel, please visit the Science tab above.

 

Available in:

• Chocolate w/caffeine (20mg)
• Citrus Orange
• Key Lime
• Raspberry Cream w/caffeine (40mg)
• Strawberry Kiwi
• Vanilla 





5 Stars
Effective and instant replenishment!
I use these for the weekend long runs. I have read varying theories on how frequently these need to be consumed, but I take my first at mile 8 to give it time to go through my system and kick in, and then one gel every hour. This has worked well for me, and the product delivers every time. Once I fell short of gels and I could feel the weakness towards the end of the 20-mile run. The gel itself has a decent texture to it. Yes, it is sticky like most gels, but I found this one to be less sticky and more easy to digest compared to GU and Power Bars (the only two other brands that I have tried). Taste wise it is a little sweet, but doesn't have an after taste. It is recommended to take a few sips of water before taking the gel, and then washing it down with 6-8 oz of water. The AccelGel doesn't have the spike and trough that I notice with GU. This keeps energy level high but does not wear off after some time. This was my main conern with GU which is why I switched to AccelGel. The one key ingredient lacking in this Gel is sodium (and actually potassium as well, so that makes two). I used to carry salt packets with me. But now I carry Cliff Shot Blocks to supplement these gels - the bloks are loaded with both these ingredients. The combination works great! The packaging of these gels is fairly easy to open on the run. The only word of advise for people trying these for the first time - squeeze the packet into your mouth when taking these gels. The first time I used this gel, I put the packet in my mouth, and then pressed and pulled from the outside as I bit on the packet. The packet has a aluminum like rigid outer edge, which caught the sides of my mouth and it burnt like crazy all day. Lesson learnt the hard way! Now I simply crush and squeeze the packet from the outside, works great.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 6/12/2017
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5 Stars
WOW
Based on the advice of a salesman at a local bike shop I purchased Accel Gel. I took 3 gels on a recent 77 mile bike ride. That was the first time I tried a bike ride longer than 60 miles. At about mile 55 I started feeling fatigued. Someone in my group asked me if I had any gels and I remembered I had 3 in my back pocket. I took the first Accel Gel and, after 5-10 minutes started feeling strong again. I definitely felt the difference. At about mile 70 I took a second Accel Gel and felt great and strong enough to finish the ride. A short while later, one of the strongest guys in my group started falling behind and was getting dropped. I slowed down to help him finish. I offered him my last Accel Gel and he accepted. He had slowed down to 12-13 mph but then he increased his speed to 19-20 mph. He was very surprised at the effect he had felt after taking the gel. I must say I am very impressed with Accel Gel and plan to take 3 gels on every ride.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 6/5/2017
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5 Stars
Excellent nutrition and consistency
Superior consistency compared to other brands (thinner, easier to swallow). Nice, neutral sweet taste, but not overwhelming. The addition of protein also makes it a superior endurance and recovery product. Just completed my first marathon and I credit these for sustaining me though the race, and also for my rapid recovery afterwards. I felt like I could have run 2-3 days afterwards. Highly recommended, from a 212 lb former strongman (formerly ~260 lbs) turned runner. Yeah, I wish they were cheaper too, but I went through less than a case and a half training for and running the marathon - think how much your running shoes cost.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 5/15/2017
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5 Stars
Not as thick as GU
The flavors are all good. Not as thick as GU. My stomach has no issues with these gels.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 5/10/2017
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5 Stars
Really felt the difference
These worked really well for me. I am not an experienced endurance athlete by any means, but I could certainly tell the difference after a 50 mile bike ride with and without these. My muscles were less sore at the end, I had more energy, and I was able to push myself harder for longer.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 5/7/2017
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