Carbohydrate energy gel with fruit juice and extra water. With caffeine.
- Real juice flavour for a light refreshing taste. No artificial sweeteners
- 23g of carbohydrate
- Race proven in the World’s toughest competitions
- Contains caffeine (30mg/sachet)
- Easy to carry, easy to open
- No gluten-containing ingredients
IsoGel Plus has a consistency more like a sports drink than a gel. It is smooth and has 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 and a moderate dose of caffeine (30mg). When taking IsoGel Plus as recommended, the caffeine content can increase attention, concentration and reaction time. IsoGel Plus is award-winning and proven in many of the World’s toughest competitions.
No extra water required – IsoGel has a consistency more like a sports drink than a conventional gel and it’s palatable without the need to drink additional water. When endurance racing athletes must always ensure that they are also well hydrated. ZERO works great in combination with IsoGel.
Which High5 gel to choose: EnergyGel Plus or IsoGel Plus? 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.
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
“These tasted great and the texture was easy to cope with, too. They were easy to open mid-run and gave me a burst of energy when needed.”
During Race Nutrition – GOLD
Women’s Running Dec 2012
“Easy to use, easy to open and it tasted good. I could also easily fit it comfortably in the pocket of my running shorts.”
Nutrition: During Race – SILVER
Womens’ Running Dec 2013
“Much prefer the IsoGel, which gives a very good boost during exercise. 60ml sachet has the right combination of gel and liquid to absorb easily and provide enough energy to sustain a hard workout.”
During Race Nutrition – BRONZE
Men’s Running Dec 2013
“The mix of maltodextrin and glucose delivers energy gently enough not to spike or crash obviously. The 15% fruit juice recipe tastes usefully neutral, with no stickiness after swallowing. 5/5”
Triathlon Plus June 2013
“Like a very thick drink, it is easy to get down, and the taste is sweet without being sickly. 4/5”
Cycling Plus September 2011
“One of the most palatable gels on the market, these have a consistency closer to a sports drink than a gel, making them a great option for those who want to avoid the sickness of some formulas”
Cycling Fitness Summer 2011
“This would be best for runners who don’t have a high tolerance of the texture of traditional gels, as it’s quite a thin liquid. If you can’t bear the sweetness of other gels, this is also great as it tastes more like diluted juice.”
Women’s Running April 2012
“Light on the stomach. Tasty Fruity flavours”
Women’s Cycling Issue 2
“Whereas some gels can be rather thick and heavy on the stomach, IsoGel is more like a sports drink than a gel, making it easier to consume. It’s refreshing, which makes a change from the chore-like feeling with more viscous gels.”
Cycling Weekly February 14, 2013
Dosage & Usage
Take up to 3 sachets per hour, less if you are also using a sports drink. For more information on how to fuel your sport, read our Nutrition Guides.
Note: very occasionally some athletes find that caffeine can increase cramp, so always try IsoGel Plus in training before racing. If there is a problem, then simply switch to using standard IsoGel.
Nutritionals & Allergens