Accel Gel Box of 24
Accel Gel has long been a favorite of Excel Sports customers and staff members. For over two decades parent company Pacific Health Labs has been pioneering and patenting top flight energy and recovery products for endurance athletes. The company developed and patented the 4:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein is more effective than carbohydrate alone for both energy and recovery. Accel Gel features this ratio to help triathletes, endurance athletes, coaches and trainers safely raise the level of athletic performance.
Research studies and results demonstrate that the 4:1 ratio enhances hydration, increases endurance, reduces exercise-related muscle damage, and accelerates post-exercise muscle recovery when used in both energy and recovery products. In the 1990's when this ratio was developed, protein was rarely, if ever part of the energy picture. We know the body actively breaks down muscle tissue and calls for energy requirements from multiple sources, not just carbohydrate. Accel Gel Rapid Gel was developed to quickly and efficiently deliver the right balance to working muscles. It has been proven to deliver 13% more energy to muscles versus the best selling carbohydrate-only gel, and 50% better muscle recovery. Detailed study information can be found at Pacific Health Labs website.
In practical use, Accel Gel is less thick than most other options, so it goes down quicker and easier. It also breaks down and absorbs faster. Generally you want to fuel yourself about 15 minutes before endurance exercise, then every 30-45 minutes (variable on effort, conditions, personal preference) during exercise. Staying topped off means your energy level is more consistent to the finish, while you body has already started the recovery process during exercise. Providing you have been training and hydrating properly you feel fresher, with less muscle fatigue after even the hardest efforts.
Accel Gel contains soy and milk products, and employs fructose, sucrose and maltodextrin for carbohydrates, Salt, and Whey Protein Isolate/ Hydrolysate for protein. Other ingredients are largely driven by flavor. Each Gel packet delivers 100 calories with 20 grams of carbs, 5 grams of protein, and 115mg of sodium. If you are an endurance athlete that has struggled to tie together energy, performance and recovery, you should try the Accel system. The 4:1 ratio is patented, so though other companies may try similar blending, only Accel delivers 4:1. If you pick up the Accel gel not having tried it before, we recommend you use it in combination with your existing gel (perhaps alternating each feed). Some athletes jump right in with 4:1 and their bodies don't adjust well to the protein. With just a short, moderated ramp-up time frame, nearly everyone adjusts quickly.
- Energy gel for endurance exercise featuring patented 4:1 carb:protein ratio
- Proven to deliver 13% more energy to muscles than leading carb-only gel
- Delivers 50% better muscle recovery than leading carb-only gel
- Enhances hydration, increases endurance, reduces exercise-related muscle damage, and accelerates post-exercise muscle recovery
- Not as thick as most gels, easier to take in and swallow, with faster uptake
- Each packet delivers 100 calories
- Carbs: 20 grams, Protein: 50 grams, Sodium: 115mg
- Contains: Soy, Milk
- Caffeinated flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry Cream
- Select flavor
- Quantity: Box of 24 (all same flavor)