Box of 15 @ £1.55 per gel // 2nd box (optional) @ £1.24 per gel (£1.48 if with Guarana)
Raspberry Ripple naturally flavoured energy gel formulated with research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose multiple-transportable carbohydrates for extremely fast carbohydrate delivery...
Each TORQ gel contains 30 grams of carbohydrate and represents 1 TORQ Unit
, which provides you with the same carbohydrate dose as a TORQ bar, TORQ chew or 500ml of TORQ energy drink. This concept has enabled us to launch the new TORQ Fuelling System
, which makes fuelling for endurance sport extremely easy to understand.
For further details on how this system works, please click on the link below:TORQ Fuelling System
NO Artificial Sweeteners
Suitable for VegansFurther Information:For comprehensive technical information in a print-ready format, download the PDF link above.
* Optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose)
* With electrolytes
* Natural flavours
* Light texture
* No colours or artificial sweeteners
* Naturally caffeinated options
Maltodextrin used in isolation has been proven to be considerably more effective than glucose used in isolation because of its lower osmolality in the gut. However, recent research* has compared traditional 'maltodextrin only' formulations with a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend and the results are nothing short of staggering. For a comprehensive background to this research and for clear information on how to use TORQ gel in combination with other TORQ products, please take the time to read about the TORQ Fuelling System
at the following link:TORQ Fuelling System
The system is both simple and revolutionary - and it takes the guesswork entirely out of fuelling and hydration.
TORQ energy (our energy drink) is formulated using the same 2:1 technology, and our TORQ bars and TORQ chews are too, so regardless of the TORQ product you're using (or combination of them), the current research* demonstrates that you won't get a higher carbohydrate delivery and utilisation from any other food or drink.
The reason a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation works so well is actually rather simple, but it has been overlooked by research scientists until recently. This is because Fructose (fruit sugar) has always been deemed slow and ineffective because of its low glycaemic index. Glucose on the other hand was the preferred sugar for use in sports drinks until Maltodextrin (a polymer containing many glucose molecules) was discovered. Maltodextrin is the best carbohydrate to use in isolation, but what happens if you mix Maltodextrin with Fructose?
Unlike Maltodextrin and Glucose, which compete with each other for absorption, Maltodextrin and Fructose are absorbed in parallel, so you get the ultra-fast energy supply from Maltodextrin, plus the slower energy release from Fructose. In total, there's a 40% greater delivery of carbohydrate to the working muscle. The peer-reviewed research studies listed below are a few of an increasing number of well controlled investigations that have demonstrated these findings and 'peer reviewed' means that the results have been published in a reputable scientific journal. Be wary of claims by manufacturers that cite 'University Studies' without referencing a mainstream publication. Without a proper reference, the claims are meaningless.
Once again, for further information on the Maltodextrin:Fructose research and how to use TORQ gels successfully in combination with other TORQ products, please refer to the TORQ Fuelling System
at the following link:TORQ Fuelling SystemSo that's the science, what about the taste?
We've said it before and we'll say it again. We do not accept compromise at TORQ. The flavours of these gels are sensational. Without the need to resort to using dairy and using natural extracts, we have created two yoghurt flavours (Strawberry and Black Cherry). We accept that some people don't like the taste of yoghurt though, so have produced a variety of other flavours too (Orange & Banana, Rhubarb & Custard, Raspberry Ripple and Apple Crumble: Also the naturally caffeinated flavours of Forest Fruits and Banoffee).
The texture of the TORQ gel is light and syrupy. It doesn't stick to your mouth and you don't need water to wash it down. We have deliberately designed this gel to be easy to consume whilst you are exercising.
NATURAL Guarana: As explained above, six of our gels do not contain any caffeine, but the Forest Fruits and Banoffee ones do. There's 89mg of caffeine in each 'Guarana' gel. Most other gels on the market only contain 50mg per serving. They also tend to use chemically manufactured caffeine, where as we use a Natural Guarana Extract - it turns the gel a rich gold colour. The Guarana gels give a huge kick. The caffeine stimulates your nervous system, improving muscle function, fat burning, mental focus and reaction time, so is an ideal product to use in the latter stages of a race or for ultra-distance competitions.
Each TORQ gel weighs 45g. They are sold individually in stores or online in cases of 15 or as part of a sample pack. Ingredients (Raspberry Ripple Flavour):
Maltodextrin (43%), Water, Fructose (21%), Citric Acid, Electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavourings (0.2%), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate).Nutritional Information per 100g (Raspberry Ripple Flavour):
Energy (kCal/kJ) 255/1065, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Carbohydrate 63.9g (of which sugars 21.3g). Electrolytes per 100g: Sodium 111mg, Chloride 190mg, Potassium 25.7mg, Magnesium 2.3mg, Calcium 10.1mg. WARNING:
TORQ Forest Fruits and Bonoffee gels (with Natural Guarana Extract) contain 89mg of caffeine per serving.*References:
Please take a look at the TORQ Fuelling System
for further information on how to use this product and the research supporting its functionality.
1. Stellingwerff, T & Cox, GR. (2014) Systematic review: Carbohydrate supplementation on exercise performance or capacity of varying durations. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Sep;39(9):998-1011.
2. Wilson. PB., Ingraham, SJ. (2015) Glucose-fructose likely improves gastrointestinal comfort and endurance running performance relative to glucose-only. Scand J Med Sci Sports. [Epub ahead of print].
3. Currell, K & Jeukendrup, A.E. (2008) Superior endurance performance with ingestion of multiple transportable carbohydrates. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 40(2):275-81.
4. Triplett, D., Doyle, D., Rupp, J., Benardot, D. (2010) An isocaloric glucose-fructose beverage's effect on simulated 100-km cycling performance compared with a glucose-only beverage. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 20(2):122-31.
5. Tarpey, M.D., Roberts, J.D., Kass, L.S., Tarpey, R.J., Roberts, M.G. (2013) The ingestion of protein with a maltodextrin and fructose beverage on substrate utilisation and exercise performance. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 38(12):1245-53.
6. Rowlands, D.S., Swift, M., Ros, M., Green, J.G. (2012) Composite versus single transportable carbohydrate solution enhances race and laboratory cycling performance. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 37(3):425-36.
7. Baur, D.A., Schroer, A.B., Luden, N.D., Womack, C.J., Smyth, S.A., Saunders, M.J. (2014) Glucose-fructose enhances performance versus isocaloric, but not moderate, glucose. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 46(9):1778-86.
8. Rowlands, D.S., Thorburn, M.S., Thorp, R.M., Broadbent, S.M., Shi, X. (2008) Effect of graded fructose co-ingestion with maltodextrin on exogenous 14C-fructose and 13C-glucose oxidation efficiency and high-intensity cycling performance. J Appl Physiol. 104:1709-19.
9. O'Brien, W.J & Rowlands, D.S. (2011) Fructose-maltodextrin ratio in a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution differentially affects exogenous carbohydrate oxidation rate, gut comfort, and performance. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 300(1):G181-9.
10. O'Brien, W.J., Stannard, S.R., Clarke, J.A., Rowlands, D.S. (2013) Fructose-maltodextrin ratio governs exogenous and other CHO oxidation and performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 45(9):1814-24.
11. Rowlands, D.S., Swift, M., Ros, M., Green, J.G. (2012) Composite versus single transportable carbohydrate solution enhances race and laboratory cycling performance. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 37(3): 425-436.
12. Smith, J.W., Pascoe, D.D., Passe, D., Ruby, B.C., Stewart, L.K., Baker, L.B., et al. (2013) Curvilinear dose-response relationship of carbohydrate (0-120 g·h?1) and performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 45(2):336-41.
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14. Jentjens, R.L., Underwood, K., Achten, J., Currell, K., Mann, C.H., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2006) Exogenous carbohydrate oxidation rates are elevated after combined ingestion of glucose and fructose during exercise in the heat. J Appl Physiol. 100(3):807-16.
15. Jeukendrup, A.E & Moseley, L. (2010) Multiple transportable carbohydrates enhance gastric emptying and fluid delivery. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 20(1):112-21.
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17. Jentjens, R.L., Venables, M.C., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2004) Oxidation of exogenous glucose, sucrose, and maltose during prolonged cycling exercise. J Appl Physiol. 96(4):1285-91.
18. Jentjens, R.L., Achten, J., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2004) High oxidation rates from combined carbohydrates ingested during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 36(9):1551-8.
19. Wallis, G.A., Rowlands, D.S., Shaw, C., Jentjens, R.L., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2005) Oxidation of combined ingestion of maltodextrins and fructose during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 37(3):426-32.
20. Jentjens, R.L., Moseley, L., Waring, R.H., Harding, L.K., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2004) Oxidation of combined ingestion of glucose and fructose during exercise. J Appl Physiol. 96(4):1277-84.
21. Jentjens, R.L & Jeukendrup, A.E. (2005) High rates of exogenous carbohydrate oxidation from a mixture of glucose and fructose ingested during prolonged cycling exercise. Brit J Nutr. 93:485-92.
22. Fuchs, C.J., Gonzalez, J.T., Beelen, M., Cermak, N.M., Smith, F.E., Thelwall, P.E., Taylor, R., Trenell, M.I., Stevenson, E.J., van Loon, L.J. (2016) Sucrose ingestion after exhaustive exercise accelerates liver, but not muscle glycogen repletion compared with glucose ingestion in trained athletes. J Appl Physi. [Epub ahead of print].
For reviews see
Jeukendrup, A.E. (2010) Carbohydrate and exercise performance: the role of multiple transportable carbohydrates. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. Jul;13(4):452-7.
Rowlands, D.S., Houltham, S., Musa-Veloso, K., Brown, F., Paulionis, L., Bailey, D. (2015) Fructose-Glucose Composite Carbohydrates and Endurance Performance: Critical Review and Future Perspectives. Sports Med. Nov;45(11):1561-76.
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