Natural real juice EnergyGel that’s not thick or sweet.
- Race proven in the World’s toughest competitions
- Real juice flavours for a light refreshing taste. No artificial sweeteners
- 23g of carbohydrate
- Caffeine Free
- Easy to carry and open
- No gluten-containing ingredients
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.
Please consider the environment and keep the countryside clean by taking your empty gel wrappers with you after use. We can also recommend using a gel flask to carry your gel on a ride or run so you don’t end up with empty gel wrapper during exercise.
Gel Belt and Race Belt for carrying gel during the run are available separately.
As part of our DrugsFree policy, we hold stock of products tested for banned substances. If you require tested products then please select “WADA tested” product. This will be shipped with a certificate from our accredited lab. Note, we do not use banned ingredients and have never had a failed test.
2:1 Fructose Gel
High5 DO NOT produce a 2:1 fructose gel. We believe that there is little real world benefit to such a gel for most athletes. The advantage of 2:1 is that you can potentially consume more carbohydrate (up to 90g per hour), but you would need to take 4 gels an hour to realise that benefit. The Glasgow University research tells us that Marathon runners will generally only take 2 to 3 gels per hour (46g to 69g of carbohydrate), even when instructed to consume more. This inability to consume 4 gels per hour negates the main benefits of a 2:1 gel formulation. So there is little upside to a 2:1 gel, but there is a major downside. A high fructose 2:1 gel would be very sweet, when athletes tell us time and again that they want a non-sickly gel.
Awards & Reviews
“I felt the benefit of these gels during a recent marathon. They were not too thick or sticky.”
Nutrition: During Race – BRONZE award
Womens’ Running, December 2013
“Easy to open and drink while on the run. Fit well into a race belt and can also fold to put in a small pocket.”
During Race Nutrition – BRONZE award
Men’s Running, Dec/Jan 2013
“The berry flavor was very palatable and the gel was easily digestible.”
During Race Nutrition – BRONZE award
Women’s Running, December 2012
“The pouches are very compact and are easy to open on the move”
220 Triathlon, August 2013
“These gels have long been a favourite of the Running fitness team and despite increased competition from new brands, remain a solid performer. They are probably one of the most palatable gels on the market, with an easy-to-take consistency that delivers energy when you need it.”
Running Fitness, May 2012
“Easy to open and to consume, they are a great choice when riding”
Cycling Weekly, October 13, 2011
“It delivers a quick energy hit and would be great for high intensity events and training”
Ultra-Fit, Feb/Mar 2011
“If you’re new to gels this could be a good one to start with”
220 Triathlon July 2010
Dosage & Usage
Take up to 3 sachets per hour, less if you are also using a sports drink. For more detailed information on how to fuel your particular sport, read our Nutrition Guides.
Nutritionals & Allergens