A collection of Maurten gels and drink mixes that harness hydrogel technology, delivering carbohydrate-rich fuel for energy, hydration and recovery. Browse our collection of Maurten products.
Maurten gel does have electrolytes, as it is designed as a hydration supplement. Maurten gel contains 85mg of sodium per gel.
Unlike other energy drink options, Maurten products are designed to have very little taste. Some gels have a very unpalatable, sweet taste, but Maurten products have a more subtle sweetness due to the fructose and glucose in the products, akin to honey or sugar water.
All Maurten products are gluten free, and only contain natural, food-graded ingredients, such as maltodextrin, calcium carbonate and sodium alginate.
How often you should take Maurten energy gel is very individual and depends upon the nutritional strategy you have adopted for your race or training session. In some cases, it may make sense to take up 4 gels per hour. A common strategy is to take on gel before a race - such as a Marathon - and 2 gels for each hour of the race.
The uptake of carbohydrates will generally take place within about 20 minutes after consuming the Maurten gel or drink mix, with peak blood glucose concentration being reached after 30 to 45 minutes.