Unived Elite Gel

Unived Elite Gel offers our unique 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbs, delivering 45g of CHO & 190kcal per packet.

Key Benefits

  • Clinically proven 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates.*
  • 190kcal per gel, along with Beta-alanine, Sodium Bicarbonate, and essential Electrolytes.
  • Unived’s famous water-based consistency, light, refreshing, and scientifically formulated for peak performance.*
  • Co-developed with World Champion Camille Herron & Elite Trail Runner Hayden Hawks, along with crucial involvement from many of the Unived Elite Athletes.

$35.95

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Serving Size

One Packet

Benefits

Beta-Alanine

Beta-alanine is the rate limiting precursor to carnosine, an endogenous intracellular (muscle) buffer, and one of the immediate defences against the accumulation of protons in the contracting musculature during exercise (Lancha Junior et al., 2015).* Carniosone (B-alanyl-L-histidine) is a dipeptide found in muscle tissue that acts as an intramuscular buffer of hydrogen ions.* 

Beta-Alanine increases skeletal muscle carnosine levels, this supports the maintenance acid-base balance, delay fatigue, and improve exercise performance.*

Sodium Bicarbonate

The build up of acid inside our muscles is one of the factors responsible for fatigue.* Increased acidity ultimately inhibits energy transfer and the ability of our muscles to contract, leading to a decrease in exercise performance. Sodium Bicarbonate helps us by neutralizing this acid build-up and thereby reducing fatigue and increasing performance.* 

Electrolytes

Electrolytes are a key variable in determining sports performance as they mediate the constant transport of nutrients, enzymes, and water in and out of cells.

Refueling with sodium and chloride redirects precious fluids to your cells and major tissues, eliminating mid-activity cramps, nausea, fatigue, and stomach distress. A sodium top-up prevents the ‘gut bomb’ affect (vomiting during races) and ‘hyponatremia’ (nausea, fatigue, confusion) during long distances.*

Chloride works closely with sodium to regulate the body-water balance, helping you retain water better.* It also limits the amount of precious hydration reserves lost to sweat and urine, and maintains the necessary volume of fluids in your blood.*

Magnesium is gaining prominence as a factor in influencing mid-race performance.* Deficiency can result in a sub-optimal performance, as magnesium is important for the proper transmission of nerve impulses, muscular contraction, and energy production processes.* Magnesium can also have a direct impact on the utilization of sodium, potassium, and calcium by the muscles.*

Potassium is a major electrolyte that works closely with sodium and chloride in maintaining hydration, and in generating electrical impulses in the nerves and muscles, including the heart.* This translates to better muscle performance, even at the stage when you have already logged in several miles.*

CITATIONS

[1] LOUISE M. BURKE1, JOHN A. HAWLEY2, STEPHEN H. S. WONG3, & ASKER E. JEUKENDRUP4. Carbohydrates for training and competition. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2011; 29(S1): S17–S27

[2] Asker E. Jeukendrup, Luke Moseley, Gareth I. Mainwaring, Spencer Samuels, Samuel. Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during ultraendurance exercise. J Appl Physiol 100: 1134–1141, 2006.

[3] Jeukendrup, Asker & Moseley, Lori & I Mainwaring, Gareth & Samuels, Spencer & Perry, Samuel & H Mann, Christopher. (2006). Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during ultraendurance exercise. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 100. 1134-41. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00981.2004.

[4] Virgile Lecoultre, Rachel Benoit, Guillaume Carrel, Yves Schutz, Gregoire P Millet, Luc Tappy, and Philippe Schneiter; Fructose and glucose co-ingestion during prolonged exercise increases lactate and glucose fluxes and oxidation compared with an equimolar intake of glucose 1–3

[5] King, Andy. (2015). Exogenous and Endogenous (Liver and Muscle) Carbohydrate Oxidation Following Ingestion of Glucose and Fructose during Prolonged Cycling: Effect of Carbohydrate Dose.

[6] Jeukendrup, Asker & Moseley, Lori & I Mainwaring, Gareth & Samuels, Spencer & Perry, Samuel & H Mann, Christopher. (2006). Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during ultraendurance exercise. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 100. 1134-41. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00981.2004.

[7] Asker E. Jeukendrup, Luke Moseley, Gareth I. Mainwaring, Spencer Samuels, Samuel. Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during ultraendurance exercise. J Appl Physiol 100: 1134–1141, 2006.

[8] Eklund M, Bauer E, Wamatu J, Mosenthin R. Potential nutritional and physiological functions of betaine in livestock. Nutr Res Rev. 2005;18:31–48. doi: 10.1079/NRR200493.

[9] Hill C.A., Harris R.C., Kim H.J., Harris B.D., Sale C., Boobis L.H., Kim C.K., Wise J.A. Influence of beta-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity. Amino Acids. 2007;32:225–233.

[10] Harris R.C., Tallon M.J., Dunnett M., Boobis L., Coakley J., Kim H.J., Fallowfield J.L., Hill C.A., Sale C., Wise J.A. The absorption of orally supplied beta-alanine and its effect on muscle carnosine synthesis in human vastus lateralis. Amino Acids. 2006;30:279–289.

[11] Derave W., Ozdemir M.S., Harris R.C., Pottier A., Reyngoudt H., Koppo K., Wise J.A., Achten E. Beta-alanine supplementation augments muscle carnosine content and attenuates fatigue during repeated isokinetic contraction bouts in trained sprinters. J. Appl. Physiol. 2007;103:1736–1743.

[12] Detopoulou P, Panagiotakos DB, Antonopoulou S, Pitsavos C, Stefanadis C: Dietary choline and betaine intakes in relation to concentrations of inflammatory markers in healthy adults: the ATTICA study. Am J Clin Nutr 2008, 87:424-430

Product Description

Description

Unived is excited to present our Elite line of Endurance Fuel, revolutionary formulations.

The architecture of the formulations has been meticulously developed, in collaboration with many of the Unived Elite Athletes from across the World. The product development process has spanned nearly two years, with hundreds of batches and countless trials, and the products have been used and tested in various climatic conditions and across different terrain.

We are honored to bring these product to market, and to finally offer them to you.

Unived Elite Gels Co-Developed with Elite Athletes

 

Additional information

Flavors

Mandarin Orange, Melon Sea Salt, Berry Blast, Vanilla Sea Salt, Choco Fudge (50mg Caffeine), Double Espresso (100mg Caffeine)

Pack of

12 Packets

2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio

During very prolonged exercise, ingestion of glucose and fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, results in greater carbohydrate oxidation rates than the ingestion of an isoenergetic amount of glucose alone[2].*

This is due to the fact that more than one transport mechanism is called into use, as Glucose is transported via the sodium glucose pathway, SGLT1, and Fructose is transported via a different pathway, GLUT5[3]. 

At our maximum capacity, we can transport Glucose via SGLT1 at a rate of 1gram per minute, resulting in 60grams per hour. However, when we co-ingest Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, we are able to transport 1.5grams per minute, resulting in 90grams per hour.*

There is also evidence that co-ingestion of Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, increases intestinal water absorption[6].*

Unived Elite Gel Dual Source Energy

Plan your Intake

We strongly feel that this new combination gives you complete freedom. It takes math out of the equation as all we now need to focus on is consumption of two units, per hour. A unit being an Elite Gel, or Elite Drink Mix. When temperatures are hot, you may find yourself drinking a bit more, and when temperatures are cooler, you may find yourself leaning towards more concentrated forms of energy, like the gel.

Some equations for you to consider below, based on hourly intake:

The Elite Gel or Elite Drink Mix, can also be used in combination with a Unived Regular Gel. For example, one Elite Gel + one Regular Gel will give you 190+110 = 300kcal, delivering a total of 56g of simple carbs and 15g of complex carbs. Since 60g simple carb is the maximum we can absorb per hour, this combination delivering 56g helps us stay within limit.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, adults consume one packet 15 before, and one ever 45-60 minutes, depending on the intensity and duration of your activity.

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