The Unived Gel is a sports energy gel that provides the energy and endurance support that you need – in a highly palatable, easily digestible, and extremely portable gel packet.
We have been producing Endurance Gels since 2015 and our gels have received World recognition among the running & ultra-running community, well known for their water-based lightness, fresh taste, and easy to consume consistency. Unlike other thicker gels which typically require water to wash them down and get them out of your throat, our gels are light and just thin enough to go down without any additional support.
The gel packet fits in easily with the rest of your gear, and can be conveniently carried along in a hydration pack, waist pouch, or short pockets.
Understanding Energy Metabolism
In physiological terms, the fat that we get from our diet is the biggest source of fuel that our body utilizes to generate energy for its daily functions. The fat metabolism is a slow process, i.e. the body breaks down fat very slowly to release energy. This means that fat is not the best source of energy for athletes who are engaged in high-intensity exercise, as their energy needs are higher and more immediate. Hence, athletes prefer carbohydrates as their primary source of energy, as they are metabolized by the body much faster to release instant energy.
Typically, the carbohydrates from food are stored in two forms: glycogen and glucose. When at rest, the body stores the glycogen in your muscles and liver, to be utilized when necessary. When you are engaged in high intensity exercise, these glycogen reserves are mobilized and broken down systematically to release energy. However, during very intense exercise like endurance events, the body soon starts to deplete its available glycogen sources.
Faced with a deficit, your body switches to using the glucose present in your blood stream as its main energy source. At this juncture, if the body is not supplied with a new source of glucose, you will start experiencing the phenomenon of ‘spiking and dropping’ or ‘bonking’, which results in a loss of energy, fatigue, and physical and mental inability to go on. At these critical stages of your activity, Unived Energy Gel steps in to recharge you with a complete energy and endurance source that can be quickly absorbed by your body to replenish its depleted energy stores.
Suggested use of Unived Energy Gel
Depending on the intensity and duration of your activity, one Unived Gel should be consumed 10 minutes before your activity. Thereafter, one packet every 30 minutes.
For each gel consumed, we highly recommend drinking 100-200ml of water or our Unived Elite Drink Mix after taking the gel. This facilitates dilution of the gel, making it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients immediately. Drinking water immediately after taking Unived Gel, also corrects any hydration imbalances, and helps ease any gastrointestinal distress that you might be experiencing due to the intensity of your activity.
The Unived Gel strictly adheres to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines, and does not contain any banned substances. However, please note that WADA does not offer any certification, or confirmation (written or otherwise) of the same.
Unived Elite Endurance Fuel
The Unived Elite Endurance Fuel, includes the Unived Elite Drink Mix, Unived Elite Gel, and Unived Elite Recovery Mix. The Unived Elite Endurance is a series of cutting-edge sports nutrition products designed to meet the physiological needs of performance athletes at every stage of their activity.
While the Unived Elite Endurance Fuel products are designed to propel you during hard and long endurance activities, our Unived Gel and Unived Salt Caps complement the Elite Endurance products working together to fulfill your nutrition needs during your endurance activity.
When performances peak, passions soar, recreational sports turn competitive, and athletes become professionals. With Unived, the wind is at your back.