2x High5 Sports Energy Gel Mixed Flavours - Box of 20 (40 in total) £13.48 @ Probikekit (Using code)
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2x High5 Sports Energy Gel Mixed Flavours - Box of 20 (40 in total) £13.48 @ Probikekit (Using code)

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Found 26th May 2017
Cheapest I can see these is around £7.99 per box of 20
If you want to stock up you can get these at £7.49 per box, although free delivery is £10+

If you add 2 to your basket and use Code ITK10
You'll get £1.50 off the order making 2 for £13.48 in total

A few other bits Here too, if you want to add something else to make up the free del threshold (£10)


EnergyGel is smooth with a light consistency and a dash of real juice for a great taste. It's not thick or overly sweet. Easy to open and swallow, each sachet contains 23g of carbohydrate. EnergyGel is award-winning and proven in many of the World's toughest competitions.

Which High5 gel to choose: EnergyGel or IsoGel? Both types of gel do the same job. However, IsoGel has a lighter consistency somewhere between a drink and a gel. EnergyGel has a slightly thicker consistency, but is less bulky and lighter in weight, which makes it easier to carry in larger quantities.

Key Features:

  • Race proven in the World's toughest competitions.
  • Real juice flavours for a light refreshing taste.
  • 23g of carbohydrate.
  • Caffeine Free.
  • Easy to carry and open.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • This is a UK product in UK packaging.
  • This product contains 20 x 38g gel sachets.
Please note that although the product includes "Buy One Get One Free" labelling, the product is being sold at 1/2 price instead. This allows customers to benefit from this fantastic offer, without having to buy in multiples of 2.

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I never understand why people take these.

The human body has around a 3000 calorie store of glycogen in the liver. After that it will start burning fat. These gimmicks are just useful for the electrolytes so therefore why not just drink water with an electrolyte tablet dissolved in it!?

If you need more energy than the ~3000 cal store in the liver you should be asking yourself whether you are pushing yourself too hard and damaging your health as your body is not designed for that kind of energy expenditure.
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Great find thanks, ordered!
Nice price, although these are a little thicker than some gels, and not to mention the gas they give you .lol. other than that great things.
Good deal considering the free P&P over £10. Thanks for posting
nice gel. I'm still working my way through last 4 boxes!
I never understand why people take these.

The human body has around a 3000 calorie store of glycogen in the liver. After that it will start burning fat. These gimmicks are just useful for the electrolytes so therefore why not just drink water with an electrolyte tablet dissolved in it!?

If you need more energy than the ~3000 cal store in the liver you should be asking yourself whether you are pushing yourself too hard and damaging your health as your body is not designed for that kind of energy expenditure.
Good deal.

Why do we use these, because carrying water when running or doing other sports is rather difficult. Stopping and waiting for a tablet to dissolve in a drink would rather destroy your times. Generally speaking if you wait for your energy to drop to zero it is too late. Most sports people would benefit from these when an event or training lasts longer than around an hour, as the concensus is the body will use reserves by this time. I am no doctor but my experience in following these guidelines compared to using just water or nothing show a substantial difference in performance. Others may experience different results.
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fo_sho_yo

I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 … I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 calorie store of glycogen in the liver. After that it will start burning fat. These gimmicks are just useful for the electrolytes so therefore why not just drink water with an electrolyte tablet dissolved in it!?If you need more energy than the ~3000 cal store in the liver you should be asking yourself whether you are pushing yourself too hard and damaging your health as your body is not designed for that kind of energy expenditure.



I saw a guy taking a gel about halfway into a parkrun 5k.
If you're a cyclist just stick some maltodextrin or actually any type of sugar in a bottle and be done with it.

And the guy above talking about burning fat after glycogen stores run out has no clue at all.

Your body will always use fat as a fuel source, however the further up the zones you go the more your body needs to burn glycogen, all the way up to threshold and past it to anaerobic. The percentage of glycogen increasing dramatically the harder you're going.

Once that runs out, your body has to purely rely on fat, which is can't convert quickly, hence you hit the wall, or bonk, depending on your sport. Even the best fat adapted keto athletes can't ride or run at the highest intensities without sugar. Your body simply cannot convert fat fast enough.
Edited by: "Vanderlust" 26th May 2017
fo_sho_yo

I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 … I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 calorie store of glycogen in the liver. After that it will start burning fat. These gimmicks are just useful for the electrolytes so therefore why not just drink water with an electrolyte tablet dissolved in it!?If you need more energy than the ~3000 cal store in the liver you should be asking yourself whether you are pushing yourself too hard and damaging your health as your body is not designed for that kind of energy expenditure.



I guess the reason you don't understand is because you've never exercised hard enough. Whilst I don't use these myself, if you're planning on cycling for more than a couple of hours at any sort of pace then you need fuel -
electrolytes and water won't cut it but do give it a try and report back...

As for exercising too hard - your body has ways of telling you you're doing that well before any real damage to health. A 3000 calorie bike ride isn't a bid deal for anyone with a good level of fitness - a lot of people will do that in their weekly club run.
These are a bit too thick for me. I prefer the ISO Gels which are also on offer. I do long distance triathlons, and it's not physically possible to get the calories in you from any other source really. As for the guy having one half way through Parkrun, you never know he might be using that as his high end training, having run there and/or back - that's what I do.
Great deal, thanks OP. Ordered.
fo_sho_yo

I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 … I never understand why people take these.The human body has around a 3000 calorie store of glycogen in the liver. After that it will start burning fat. These gimmicks are just useful for the electrolytes so therefore why not just drink water with an electrolyte tablet dissolved in it!?If you need more energy than the ~3000 cal store in the liver you should be asking yourself whether you are pushing yourself too hard and damaging your health as your body is not designed for that kind of energy expenditure.



Bad advice.

If you're training hard you will need fast carb delivery in the form of gels.

Burning fat is inefficient and just isn't going to give you that fast delivery of energy.

This is a hot deal on energy gels for hard exercise, not cheese rolls and riding your bike without breaking into a sweat.



chaffordred

Bad advice.If you're training hard you will need fast carb delivery in … Bad advice.If you're training hard you will need fast carb delivery in the form of gels. Burning fat is inefficient and just isn't going to give you that fast delivery of energy. This is a hot deal on energy gels for hard exercise, not cheese rolls and riding your bike without breaking into a sweat.


No, you are offering bad advice.

I was clear - if you need these for real you're putting your body under too much stress than it's designed for. The cumulative effect of this is chronic oxidative stress at the minimum.

As you're such an expert I suppose don't have to explain the effects of chronic oxidative stress.
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fo_sho_yo

No, you are offering bad advice.I was clear - if you need these for real … No, you are offering bad advice.I was clear - if you need these for real you're putting your body under too much stress than it's designed for. The cumulative effect of this is chronic oxidative stress at the minimum.As you're such an expert I suppose don't have to explain the effects of chronic oxidative stress.


I think you would have to be a proper doctor specialising in certain areas of the body to fully explain it, I had a brief "rummage" and it was like diving down the rabbit hole, on the face of it it seems there's more to it though that just what you said and it's to simplistic to just say that if your using your 3000calories your doing to much and your going to cause your body damage, oh and my username is relevant for once....:p
fr33radicalls

I think you would have to be a proper doctor specialising in certain … I think you would have to be a proper doctor specialising in certain areas of the body to fully explain it, I had a brief "rummage" and it was like diving down the rabbit hole, on the face of it it seems there's more to it though that just what you said and it's to simplistic to just say that if your using your 3000calories your doing to much and your going to cause your body damage, oh and my username is relevant for once....:p


It's pretty simple really - if your body is exhausted and you have to resort to sugar supplements to maintain performance you're damaging your health.

Of course you can do this for decades and be 'healthy' but those decades are taken from the end of your life.

The cumulative oxidative stress will pay dividends later in life in the form of cancers and neurodegenerative disease.

Don't get me started on protein shake...
Vanderlust

If you're a cyclist just stick some maltodextrin or actually any type of … If you're a cyclist just stick some maltodextrin or actually any type of sugar in a bottle and be done with it. And the guy above talking about burning fat after glycogen stores run out has no clue at all.Your body will always use fat as a fuel source, however the further up the zones you go the more your body needs to burn glycogen, all the way up to threshold and past it to anaerobic. The percentage of glycogen increasing dramatically the harder you're going.Once that runs out, your body has to purely rely on fat, which is can't convert quickly, hence you hit the wall, or bonk, depending on your sport. Even the best fat adapted keto athletes can't ride or run at the highest intensities without sugar. Your body simply cannot convert fat fast enough.


Not the point. You don't always want sugary water! Gels are convenient. They take up very little spacec
Yawn, get a grip people. less damage than a couple glasses of wine, fast food, bbq or even breathing the list could go on. Heat added for a good deal.
MAdam98

Not the point. You don't always want sugary water! Gels are convenient. … Not the point. You don't always want sugary water! Gels are convenient. They take up very little spacec



Aye, 'convenient' like coffee pods.

This stuff's for the braindead happy to fill the planet with junk.
Garble

It's pretty simple really - if your body is exhausted and you have to … It's pretty simple really - if your body is exhausted and you have to resort to sugar supplements to maintain performance you're damaging your health.Of course you can do this for decades and be 'healthy' but those decades are taken from the end of your life.The cumulative oxidative stress will pay dividends later in life in the form of cancers and neurodegenerative disease.Don't get me started on protein shake...



What the living Christ are you talking about. Sugar is essential to your existence. There's a difference between food and fuel, and how your body processes what you eat and drink before during and after exercise. You have windows when exercising where your body is especially receptive to sugar because THATS WHAT IT NEEDS.

Please, I'd love to hear your thoughts on protein shakes. Probably as ridiculous as that on sugar.
Vanderlust3 h, 56 m ago

What the living Christ are you talking about. Sugar is essential to your …What the living Christ are you talking about. Sugar is essential to your existence. There's a difference between food and fuel, and how your body processes what you eat and drink before during and after exercise. You have windows when exercising where your body is especially receptive to sugar because THATS WHAT IT NEEDS.Please, I'd love to hear your thoughts on protein shakes. Probably as ridiculous as that on sugar.



Protein shakes increase insulin like growth factors and promote aging. There are other things too but I think it's wasted on the likes of you.




I use energy gels on all sorts of distances on my bike, even on only 20 miles.
I have them as they give me a boost of energy when I feel I'm getting tired.
I'd probably be better off not using them - certainly in terms of exercise/weight loss. But in my eyes, anything that makes my exercise more enjoyable to me means I will be happier to do it more regularly.
Everything in moderation?
Fantastic! Ordered! They saved the day with my first ever marathon last Sunday! Hit a wall and they brought me back! Thanks for posting
Anyone know if you can take these whilst breastfeeding?
Sami24

Anyone know if you can take these whilst breastfeeding?


Well if you are not holding the baby with both hands, then yes.
Sami24

Anyone know if you can take these whilst breastfeeding?



As I was posting that I knew I'd get a comment like that
I feel like I have to wade in... Having done many endurance activities, these are a god-send. Great find, if you dont like them, don't buy them. Don't forget that it's not just your body that needs these sugars, your brain cannot function without sugar, try riding the last ten miles of a hundred mile cycle, or the last two miles of a marathon without extra energy. Brain without sugar = mistakes, injury or death.
Garble: these sachets are very useful at times for people with MCADD, MSUD, VLCADD, LCHAD and the like. As you're an expert I don't suppose I'll need to explain what those conditions are, or why these sachets are useful in ways not relevant to the vast majority of the population. I wouldn't want to patronise you, after all. Although, I should say that as I'm sure you also know, the unwritten Code of Expertise, which separates the Real Experts from the acting-experts, is that the Real Expert never feels he has to go out of his way to put other people down (no matter how frustrated he is at that person's not taking on board what he says) or insult them. I mean, Real Experts are intelligent, and truly intelligent people know there's never any need for, or point to, doing that - it's just a waste of energy, and truly intelligent people never waste their energy doing pointless things like that
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