GU Roctane Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

What You Should Know

GU Roctane is an energy drink from GU. According to the extensive product description on the GU website, the product took years to research and the result is a premium energy product that provides more to the extreme athlete than just sugar, which is a common ingredient in energy products. There are two products in the GU Roctane line – a drink and a gel. The drink is ideal for filling water bottles. It is available in large canisters and single serving packets. The gel is most commonly used as an immediate source of added energy in concentrated form.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

GU Roctane Energy Drink:

Maltodextrin

Fructose

Sodium Citrate

Citric Acid

Taurine

Histidine

Natural Flavors

Leucine

Valine

Carnosyn Beta Alanine

Potassium Citrate

White Tea Caffeine

Isoleucine

Turmeric

GU Roctane Energy Gel:

Maltodextrin

Filtered Water

Fructose

Histidine

Leucine

Valine

Isoleucine

Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate

Sodium Citrate

Malic Acid

Citric Acid

Potassium Citrate

Natural Pomegranate Flavor

Natural Berry Flavor

Calcium Carbonate

Sea Salt

Caffeine

Sodium Benzoate

Potassium Sorbate

Natural Vitamin E

Product Features

Both GU Roctane product supply the same ingredients. One is in a form that can be mixed with water and the other is more concentrated and meant to be consumed straight via the gel packet. Both contain 35 mg of caffeine per serving. This may seem like a small amount of caffeine, but you have to remember that cycling is an exercise and sport that lasts many hours. It is common for a cyclist to ride four hours – exceeding 60 miles in one ride. That means consuming multiple servings of GU Roctane, so keeping the caffeine content lower is crucial to preventing side effects from taking too much caffeine is a short time frame.

The ingredient list for GU Roctane is different from other electrolyte drinks on the market. GU adds amino acids and beta alanine in the mix. The amino acids may support muscle growth and recovery and the beta alanine may prevent muscle burn from happening as quickly. If muscles last longer before the burn sets in the cyclists can train harder and longer.

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Advantages

  • GU is great about sharing all the ingredients in GU Roctane.
  • The product contains amino acids and beta alanine.
  • The cyclist and other extreme athletes can use GU Roctane to replenish electrolytes and maintain energy.
  • There is just enough caffeine to boost energy and focus.

Disadvantages

  • The GU Roctane products are high calorie.
  • The product is not designed for use with regular exercise.

Conclusion

GU Roctane is not your average electrolyte product. GU made it a point to research what the body really needs during intense training and exercise and they filled GU Roctane with those ingredients. We love the product, but it is designed for a small niche market that does not often include people trying to lose weight.

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