- Optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose)
- With electrolytes
- Natural flavours – including yoghurt flavours!
- Light texture
- No colours or artificial sweeteners
- Naturally caffeinated option
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:
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 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:
So 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 three non-yoghurt 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 when you are on the move.
NATURAL Guarana: Three 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 or in cases of 20.
Typical Ingredients (Strawberry Yoghurt Flavour): Maltodextrin (43%), Water, Fructose (21%), Citric Acid, Electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Flavouring (0.2%), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate).
Nutritional Information per 100g (Strawberry Yoghurt 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.
Please take a look at the TORQ Fuelling System for further information on how to use this product and the research supporting its functionality.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Mar;37(3):426-32. Oxidation of combined ingestion of maltodextrins and fructose during exercise. Wallis GA, Rowlands DS, Shaw C, Jentjens RL, Jeukendrup AE.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Feb;40(2):275-81. Superior endurance performance with ingestion of multiple transportable carbohydrates. Currell K, Jeukendrup AE.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2010 Apr;20(2):122-31.An isocaloric glucose-fructose beverage's effect on simulated 100-km cycling performance compared with a glucose-only beverage.Triplett D, Doyle JA, Rupp JC, Benardot D.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Jun;37(3):425-36. Epub 2012 Apr 3.Composite versus single transportable carbohydrate solution enhances race and laboratory cycling performance. Rowlands DS, Swift M, Ros M, Green JG.
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 Feb;20(1):112-21.Multiple transportable carbohydrates enhance gastric emptying and fluid delivery. Jeukendrup AE, Moseley L.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct;40(10):1789-94.Postexercise muscle glycogen synthesis with combined glucose and fructose ingestion.Wallis GA, Hulston CJ, Mann CH, Roper HP, Tipton KD, Jeukendrup AE
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Oct;43(10):1964-71.Fructose and galactose enhance postexercise human liver glycogen synthesis. Décombaz J, Jentjens R, Ith M, Scheurer E, Buehler T, Jeukendrup A, Boesch C.
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Jul;13(4):452-7.Carbohydrate and exercise performance: the role of multiple transportable carbohydrates.Jeukendrup AE.
Sports Med. 2003;33(2):117-44.Determinants of post-exercise glycogen synthesis during short-term recovery. Jentjens R, Jeukendrup A.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate in contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on local-rate (from landlines) 0344 332 0852
- Strawberry Yoghurt
- Black Cherry Yoghurt
- Orange & Banana
- Rhubarb & Custard
- Raspberry Ripple
- Apple Crumble
- Forest Fruits (with Guarana)
- Banoffee (with Guarana)
- Individual 45g Gel
- Sample Pack of 10 Gels
- Box of 20 gels
- Mixed Boxes Available
- Multiple Box Deals Available
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