Energy Gel Reviews

Energy gel reviews for Gu and Luna Moons are presented here. For vegan vegetarians, vegan energy gels can be used safely.

All endurance athletes need something to keep them going for the long haul. Energy gels are used to restore the muscle glycogen — the instant fuel reservoir’s in the body. It helps an athlete to exercise for a high intensity and delays fatigue from setting.

Gu and Luna Moons can be used to replenish the loss of carbohydrates for high intensity exercises - a comparison is presented here. Although other energy gels are available, energy gel reviews of these two products is discussed here.

Gu Energy Gel

Although several brands of energy gel are available, Gu is among the most popular one.

What does it do?

Gu is an energy gel used by runners to run long distance races. It is a gel with a fairly thick consistency.

Things I like:

  • Easy to carry
  • Lot of flavors available:
    • Flavors with caffeine: Vanilla, Chocolate, Orange, Tri-berry, Mint Chocolate, Jet blackberry
    • Flavor with 2x Caffeine: Espresso Love
    • Caffeine free flavor: Lemon Sublime, Strawberry Banana
  • Packets very easy to open

Things I Would Change:

  • Too thick in consistency
  • All the gel needs to be absorbed once opened
  • Cannot vary consumption of a pack: swallow it all or throw it away if too much to take in one go
  • Tends to sit in stomach for a while once swallowed
  • Easy to get gel on your fingers if not careful

My Personal Favorite Flavor:

  • Mint Chocolate

Rating

5 stars is the highest rating - this product gets 3 stars 3 stars for review

Luna Moons

Luna moons are solid as opposed to the thick consistency of the gels and can be chewed upon as desired.

What does it do?

Luna moons are an energy chew and provide an athlete with electrolytes, vitamins and carbohydrates for increased energy while exercising.

Things I Like:

  • Semi-solid and easily chewable
  • All the Moons do not need to be consumed in one go
  • Easy to Carry
  • Enjoyable, nice tasting and can linger to chew it on the run
  • Packets very easy to open
  • No mess when pack is opened
  • Can vary timing between consumption of individual Moons depending on requirements of runners
  • Do not contain Caffeine

Things I Would Change:

  • Limited Flavors compared to Gu:
    • Available Flavors: Watermelon, Pomegranate, Blueberry
  • Occupies more space than Gu to carry

My Personal Favorite Flavors:

  • Watermelon, Pomegranate

Rating:

5 stars is the highest rating - this product gets 4 stars 4 stars for review

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