VFuel Endurance Gel

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Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
BACK INSTOCK - Mates Rates VFuel Endurance Energy Gel. RRP $6ea/$144 a boxlot, now $4.90ea, 10x for $46.50, or by the boxlot of 24x gels for $108 ($4.50each), while stocks last. VFuel Endurance Gel is the first true endurance gel and unlike any other energy gel on the market. The big advantage for many endurance athletes is that it's Fructose Free and one of the only gels on the market not to contain fructose that often causes gastric upset. Every ingredient in VFuel serves a specific purpose in an effort to fuel you in the best way possible - you get fast and slow release carbs from maltodextrin and dextrose, high energy fatty acids from MCT Oil, endurance enhancing ingredients including Taurine, Gluconurolactone, Citrulline Malate, and a low dose of Caffeine, along with easy to digest and effective electrolytes from Magnesium Aspartate, Potassium Aspartate, and Sodium Citrate. Fructose Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan.
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Through extensive research, testing, and field use, VFuel developed their own endurance gel that did more than just give a quick spot of energy or put unnecessary "trendy" ingredients inside just for the sake of having them. It's flavoured using natural sources. There are no frills, no additives and no synthetic blending of "flavours" to create the taste.

VFuel, like other energy gels, starts with the complex carbohydrate maltodextrin as the primary carbohydrate. But from there, they take a very different path. Most other energy gels use Fructose, or some sort of rice syrup or evaporated cane juice, all containing Fructose. VFuel uses pure Dextrose as its secondary carb, generally a more expensive option than fructose, but one that is drastically easier to digest.

A very high percentage of complaints VFuel hear about gels in general are in regards to digestibility issues, with users saying that gels make them nauseated, gets them bloated, ‘backs them up,’ or even causes diarrhea. These issues are a direct result from the simple sugar that is used in most energy gels, Fructose.

As an endurance athlete, your body uses certain things, such as sugars, fats, and proteins when you are engaged in your activity of choice. You need to replace these somehow. VFuel has been designed to have the capability of being able to provide fuel that your body needs to optimally perform.

Everything in our gel works together to provide a few different things. It's not just maltodextrin and fructose with a couple of aminos thrown in to be 'different.' In fact, many aminos that are used in some of the competitors gels aren't necessary to replace until hours into an event.

First of all, VFuel is very easy to digest. The most easily digestible gel on the market. So you can actually use it for long periods of time without negative Gi effects. We feel this is vitally important. We could have the most perfect supplement in the world but what would the point be if most people can't digest it properly?

Next, many of our ingredients act as fantastic detoxifiers (OKG, Citrulline Malate). This prevents muscle damage as you're engaged in your activity of choice, it promotes greater endurance, and it facilitates much faster recovery.

In addition, we use several different metabolic pathways to provide fuel to your body. We don't just have malto and a simple sugar. That is just one of the many pathways to fuel your muscles. We also use MCT oil (fractionated coconut oil) as a way to get energy passively diffused through the Gi tract and used without much effort from your body. MCT oil requires very little energy for absorption, utilization, or storage, while, at the same time, being a dense source of calories. A perfect marriage for the endurance athlete. MCT also acts as a mild anti-inflammatory by killing some of the troublesome microorganisms in the Gi tract that cause irritation and inflammation. Also, the small amount of Glucuronolactone in VFuel helps to keep your glycogen levels in your liver at a more consistent and higher level allowing your liver to release the glucose that your body is calling for when you're engaged in endurance sports.

While we do not have a complete protein in VFuel, it would just require far more preservatives than we were comfortable with, we do have several amino acids that help keep basal levels up in an effort to better utilize protein your body has on hand naturally. OKG, Citrulline, & Taurine are examples of this. These get depleted relatively quickly and, therefore, need to be replaced from the get go. We don't have obscene amounts in the gel as we wanted to use the minimum effective dose. We have levels that are high enough to do their job, and do it well, but not so high that it is stacking or wasteful.

VFuel is a very complete endurance gel using innovative and varying pathways to fuel your body. This keeps certain systems in good working order without taxing them by flooding those pathways with more than they can handle. See, and feel, the difference for yourself. You won't be sorry.

The VFuel Advantage

• Taste
We flavor our gel using natural sources. Yes, it may be more expensive (on our end) but we know it’s worth it. In our Chocolate we use only organic, non-alkalized, real cocoa powder and a hint of pure, real vanilla. In vanilla only real and pure vanilla is used. In our peach cobbler VFuel we use organic natural peach flavor to get as close to the real flavor as possible, then we add a dash of ground cinnamon. There are no frills, no synthetic blending of ‘flavors,’ and no additives to make our gel taste the way we want it.

Of course we are going to say that we are using quality ingredients. But we challenge you to see the difference for yourself. We tested hundreds of different ingredient sources to create VFuel Endurance Gel. For example, we tested 10 different kinds of maltodextrin, 8 different sources of vanilla (Mexican,Madagascar, Indonesian, vanilla blends, etc…), and many different cocoa sources, just to name a few, in an effort to present you with the highest quality ingredients. We didn't sacrifice quality for cost on any ingredient.

VFuel performs. Period. But we can make claims all day long and it won’t compare to actually experiencing the difference. You can read reviews from very happy customers on our facbook page, from bloggers across the internet, and from all of our athletes (who’s only requirement is to truly believe in the product). But again, nothing will do it justice until you try it for yourself.

VFuel Endurance Gel will provide you with truly consistent energy levels and help your body to actively recover by providing supplements that will delay onset muscle fatigue and and detoxify your muscles as they are being used.

VFuel, like other energy gels, starts with maltodextrin as the primary carbohydrate. But from there, we take a very different path. Most other gels use Fructose, or some sort of rice syrup or evaporated cane juice, all containing Fructose. VFuel uses Dextrose as its secondary carb, a more expensive (on our end) option, but one that is drastically easier to digest.

A very high percentage of complaints we hear about gels in general are in regards to digestibility issues. We hear people say that gels make them nauseated, gets them bloated, ‘backs them up,’ or even causes diarrhea. These issues are a direct result from the simple sugar that is used in most energy gels, Fructose.

All sugars, except for dextrose, take specialized enzymes to break down. The only sugar your body can use for energy without having to process is glucose (dextrose). Fructose, as used in most other gels, requires processing by ones liver resulting in a restoration of liver glycogen rather than a direct restoration of muscle glycogen, as dextrose provides. This added level of attention that fructose requires to be turned into sugars your body can actually use takes time and limited resources (enzymes) from your system. For many people, especially during endurance activities (training or racing), the amount of enzymes their liver can make are far fewer than the amount of fructose they are pumping into their body in the form of energy gels. This is when things start to go wrong. Ones body handles this differently depending on a lot of other factors but this is what leads to the nausea, bloating, etc… Your body is simply not equipped to handle that much fructose especially when trying to perform athletically. It’s just a bad mix that leads to much unwanted, and unnecessary, GI distress.

We were actually shocked when we figured out how easy this fix was. Take out the fructose, use dextrose instead, and there you have it. A gel that causes no digestion issues! VFuel has even allowed people with Crohns Disease to be able to train for ultra distances again as their systems can handle the digestion process with no issues whatsoever.

VFuel Ingredients

Mountain Berry:
MaltoDextrin, Water, Dextrose, VFuel Endurance Formula (MCT Oil, Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (OKG), Citrulline Malate, Magnesium Aspartate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Aspartate), Potassium Sorbate, Natural Huckleberry Flavor, Sea Salt, Natural Chokeberry Flavor, Caffeine.

DUMP FRUCTOSE - Why is VFuel Endurance Gel different to other energy gels?

The first question VFuel gets when they meet somone who is new to VFuel products is “What makes VFuel different?” Digestibility, Performance and Active Recovery is the answer! For this blog today let’s talk about “Digestibility”. What is the biggest complaint about energy gels and drinks in general? Besides the fact they don’t taste near as good coming back up as they do going down?

If you’re like us you probably hate what they do to your stomach. If you are like the most athletes, one of three things happen which induces a majority of all the moaning and groaning (pun intended) during the consumption of gels and, to a lesser degree, sports drinks:

They make you bloated.
They give you gas and cause stomach pain.
They make you nauseated and/or give you diarrhea.
I am sure many of you have experienced all three of these-maybe all at once. It can be an ugly end to long hours of training when, on race day, instead of taking on your goal race of the year you are looking for the nearest port-o-john. So why do most gels and sports drinks cause these issues? It’s often something called Fructose Malabsorbtion. You may hear it called a few different things but this is the most common term for it. Get your nerd on and let’s dig into the science of it.

The simple explanation is pretty straightforward. You consume fructose (let’s say a common gel or sports drink, really anything except VFuel). It goes into your stomach and starts the process of breaking down. Your stomach can’t really do anything with sugars, so it moves on to your small intestine. Here, the fructose should be absorbed and moved onto the liver where it will break down further. However, your system can only process and move so much fructose to the liver. Some people can handle tons of fructose with out issue! Good for them. These folks are few and far between though. I’m sure you know one. The guy or gal who can stuff their face with donuts or gummy bears at an aid station and think nothing of it. Most of us are not that lucky. We can only handle small amounts of fructose before our system gets bogged down. Think of it like a highway. The road is only designed to handle so many vehicles. During rush hour that number can exceed what the highway was designed to handle and cars begin to back up and people get uncomfortable, frustrated, and irritable. It’s the same thing with your digestive tract and fructose. For most of us it only takes a couple of typical gels before things start to slow down in there, fructose-wise.

If the small intestine can’t absorb and send the fructose to the liver, then that fructose will pass on down to the large intestine. This is bad. And for a lot of us, this is very bad. The bacteria in your large intestine can use that fructose as a food source and start to grow and multiply rapidly. This causes excess hydrogen, among other things. Hence the bloating, pain, and gas. It can also do different things to different people. One, it can cause constipation. And two, it can attract additional water into the large intestine (uh oh, now we’re battling dehydration) and cause diarrhea.

In addition to these issues in a sedentary person, let me ask what your liver is doing when you are running a marathon or competing in an ironman, etc.? It’s filtering toxins out of your system due to the extra effort your giving, taxing that system even more, and causing the side effects of fructose to be exacerbated. It’s not a pretty sight.

So what makes VFuel different? How and why are we known as the having the most easily digestible products available in the world? A big reason is - we don’t use any fructose! No we’re not geniuses, scientists have known this since the 1980’s. Instead we use dextrose, a much easier to handle simple sugar. Every other kind of sugar takes highly specialized enzymes to break that sugar down before it can be used. Except for dextrose! It is directly absorbed without the need for your body to make enzymes, and is quickly available to be used as fuel for your body. There you go. Problem solved.

One thing to note, however, is that you should be very cautious when ingesting sugars like sucrose, cane sugar, and fruit juice. Take sucrose for example. Some companies claim not to have fructose in their products but, instead, use sucrose. Don’t be fooled! Sucrose is made up of one dextrose molecule and one fructose molecule. While not as bad as straight fructose, it’s still half as bad and can certainly cause significant issues.

We hope this has helped explain a little bit as to why VFuel works so well. We also hope this may rid some of the nasty stigmas associated with energy gels and drinks. As long as you use VFuel you shouldn’t experience any of those terrible symptoms from fructose malapsorbsion. Just do us a favor and lay off the donuts and gummy bears at the aid stations (as well as all of the other products that contain fructose)! Those horror stories are on you!