PowerBar - Performance Energy Gel Strawberry Banana - 1.44 oz. (41 g)
PowerBar Strawberry Banana Performance Energy Gel provides fuel for optimum performance with 1x caffeine natural source. When your entire body begins to burn, when the challenge has taken you to the max, fuel up with PowerGel Energy Gels. Each Gel is designed with 27-28 grams of PowerBar's C2MAX dual source energy blend, which can help deliver 20 to 50 percent more energy to your muscles. Not only that, PowerGel Energy Gels have the most sodium of any leading gel on the market.
So if you're the type of athlete that continues to push yourself on to new heights and achievements each day, PowerGel Energy Gels can help boost your performance.
PowerBar Performance Energy Gel Frequently Asked Questions
Who should use PowerGel Energy Gels?
Those that push hard to break their physical boundaries.
Dedicated athletes use these products when they're looking for convenient fuel during endurance training and intense competition.
How do I use PowerGel Energy Gels?
On the field or on the road, tear open the package, drink, and chase with a few gulps of water.
PowerGel Energy Gels are designed to be used interchangeably with PowerBar Perform sports drink, a serious sports drink specifically developed by the sports nutrition experts at PowerBar. Both products are ideal before and during exercise, specifically for endurance training and sports. That's why you'll see committed cyclists, runners, and triathletes packing these gels when they're training.
- During competition, or training sessions lasting over an hour, consume 1 energy gel every 20–45 minutes during exercise, along with a few gulps of water.
- PowerGel Energy Gels are available with 25 mg or 50 mg of caffeine per gel pack (50 mg of caffeine is equal to about half a cup of coffee). This is important, because some athletes use caffeine strategically during long-duration events, either by preloading with caffeine just before competing, or by consuming caffeine throughout or in the later stages of an event. You can also get them caffeine-free if caffeine is not part of your regimen.
Do I need to mix the PowerGel Energy Gels with water?
You don't have to, but for best results, chase a PowerGel Energy Gel with a few gulps of water.
What are the nutritional benefits of PowerGel Energy Gels?
A PowerGel Energy Gel has the carbs and sodium of a sports drink in an easy-to-swallow gel that delivers convenient fuel to help optimize your performance.
Just like with PowerBar sports drinks, PowerGel Energy Gels are formulated with C2MAX, a 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20–50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone and improve endurance performance by 8%. Each gel packet provides 27–28 grams of carbs and 200 mg of sodium. These energy gels are designed to top off your glycogen stores just before exercise, and to help you refuel during intense exercise and training. The sodium in the gels, along with the fluids you consume, help to replace the sodium and fluids you lose as you sweat.
Do PowerGel Energy Gels contain caffeine?
Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors are available.
Green Apple, Berry Blast, and Strawberry Banana deliver 25 mg of caffeine (equivalent to 8 oz. of a cola drink). Double Latte and Tangerine are double-caffeinated to deliver 50 mg caffeine (equal to about one half cup of coffee or 1 ounce of espresso) for the times you need double the hit. Raspberry Cream, Vanilla, and Kona Punch have no added caffeine.
I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar Energy Gels?
PowerGel Energy Gels are made on equipment that also process milk and soy. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you.
PowerBar encourages you to read the label for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
How should I store PowerGel Energy Gels?
For the best use, PowerGel Energy Gels should be kept between 40–80° F.
How long will my PowerGel Energy Gel last?
Each PowerGel Energy Gel is stamped with a "best by" date.
PowerBar recommends that you use them by the "best by" date to ensure you're getting their best quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
Athlete Nutrition - Top Pre & Post Workout Meals & Snacks
What you eat makes a big difference in the quality of your workouts and your performance benefits. Learn what to eat, when and why, to improve your fitness.
Try to consume a meal about 2-4 hours before your workout. This meal should consist of carbs to top off your muscle reserves and some lean protein. Stay away from slow-to-digest foods such as those high in fat and fiber.
If all you have time for is a snack, try to consume a carb-based snack about an hour before you start your workout.
Try incorporating some of these meal and snack options in your nutrition plan depending on what time of day you are exercising:
- Cold or hot cereal with fruit or fruit juice and low-fat or nonfat milk
- French toast or pancakes with maple or fruit syrup plus 2 eggs
- Breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa, low-fat cheese in a flour tortilla) and fruit juice
- Toast with jam or honey and low-fat yogurt
- Bagel or English muffin with jelly and/or peanut butter, a banana, and fruit juice
Lunch or dinner
- Deli sandwich on whole wheat bread with turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, extra veggies, and mustard, and baked chips
- Bean burrito (light on the cheese and skip the sour cream); 2 soft tacos with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, and extra salsa; and Mexican rice
- 2 small hamburgers with fruit or fruit juice and a side salad
- Grilled chicken sandwich, frozen low-fat yogurt, and baked potato with low-fat sour cream or salsa
- Pasta or cheese ravioli with red sauce, French bread, steamed vegetables, pudding, and fresh or canned fruit
- A slice of thick-crust veggie pizza, low-fat gelato, and fresh or canned fruit
- Baked or grilled lean beef, chicken, turkey, or fish; steamed rice; dinner roll; cooked green beans; low-fat frozen yogurt; fruit juice
- Trail mix with dried fruit
- Fresh fruit
- Wheat or rice crackers
- Small sandwich
- PowerBar Performance Energy Bar
- PowerBar Gel Blasts Energy Chews
- PowerBar PowerGel
- PowerBar Harvest Energy
Consume carbs and proteins after exercise to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Make sure you are fueling your recovery effectively by consuming food within 30 minutes of when you finished and by gradually replacing the fluids and sodium you lost while sweating.
Try these recovery foods after your workouts for something fast and practical to consume:
- Bagels or pita bread with a slice of cheese or turkey
- Peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich
- Pretzels dipped in peanut butter
- Fruit smoothie
- String cheese and crackers with beef jerky
- Low-fat chocolate milk
- Bean burrito with salsa
- PowerBar Recovery Sports Drink
- PowerBar Recovery bar
- PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 20g, 22g, 30g
- PowerBar Triple Threat Energy Bar
Nutrition Science - PowerBar C2Max Dual-Source Energy Blend
What Is It?
A 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20-50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone and improve endurance performance by 8%.
Which Products Have It?
PowerBar sports nutrition products featuring the muscle-fueling innovation, C2Max dual-source energy blend:
- PowerBar Performance Energy bar
- PowerGel Energy Gel
- PowerBar Energy Blasts Energy Chews
- PowerBar Performance Energy Blends
- PowerBar Perform Sports Drink Mix
How Does C2Max Deliver More Energy?
Glucose is the gold standard for fueling muscles. But glucose alone empties more slowly from the stomach than C2Max and is also absorbed across the intestine, and subsequently oxidized (burned) at rates 20-50% lower than C2Max. The C2Max dual-source energy blend of glucose and fructose can mean ~8% greater endurance performance.
Consuming a mixture of both glucose and fructose takes advantage of two separate transport systems within the intestine (SGLT1 for glucose and GLUT5 for fructose). Compared to glucose alone, approximately 20 to 50% more carbohydrate fuel is delivered from the gastro-intestinal tract to the bloodstream and delivered to working muscles when glucose and fructose are taken together in a 2:1 ratio. With C2Max, you will utilize the carrying capacity of two transport systems instead of just one as with glucose alone. When more carbohydrates are delivered, more energy makes its way to working muscles.
Typically, carb intake during exercise is recommended at the rate of about 30-60 grams per hour when exercising less than a few hours. However, when using PowerBar products with C2Max for long duration events, carb consumption can increase to up to 100 grams per hour. Some athletes can tolerate more carbs than others. Practice taking in different amounts of carbohydrates during training to find out what works for you.