Carb BOOM - Energy Gel Vanilla Orange - 1.4 oz. (41 g)
Carb BOOM Vanilla Orange Energy Gel provides you with real fruit, real fast, real good! Two words, Be Real. At Carb BOOM Nutrition they want to keep life simple and real. They believe they have formulated the best tasting and best performing sports nutritional products that are unmatched in the industry today.
Who is Carb BOOM Nutrition?
Carb BOOM Nutrition is a group of athletes who want to help their fellow athletes perform at their best and have fun doing it.
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Carb BOOM!'s carbohydrate composition of a special blend of 22-25g of complex carbohydrates (maltodextrin) and just 2-4g of simple sugars to maximize energy delivery to working muscles.
Two essential electrolytes (sodium and potassium) are present in Carb BOOM! to effectively assist rehydration, aid in key metabolic reactions and help replenish electrolytes lost in sweat.
REAL FRUIT. REAL GOOD
Carb BOOM! is a great tasting energy gel made from super concentrated complex carbohydrates and flavored with real fruit.
No artificial flavor, color or sweetener.
carb BOOM! is a great tasting energy gel made from super concentrated complex carbohydrates and flavored with real fruit purees and concentrates.
carb BOOM! is an ideal energy fuel for any athlete, whether racing, training or just looking for a clean, natural energy source. carb BOOM! is a perfect sports nutritional supplement to increase and maintain energy levels before, during and after exercise. carb BOOM! energy gel is your ally for rapidly increasing and maintaining your energy level during any prolonged physical activity. During any demanding physical activity, carb BOOM! energy gel helps replenish glycogen and electrolyte levels and allows to keep your muscles working at full throttle. Its formula allows the athlete to maintain and sustain strenuous efforts during many hours, delay fatigue and reach one’s full potential.
Formulated with a special blend of 22-25g of complex carbohydrates and just 2-4g of simple sugars, carb BOOM! gel provides fast and steady release of energy into the muscles. carb BOOM! gel does not generate insulin spikes, often associated with other energy gels made with lots of simple sugars. Its rich complex carbohydrate formula is easily absorbed and digested without any stomach upset.
At Carb Boom Sports Nutrition Inc., they are committed to making products that taste great and using the best quality products available. carb BOOM! gel is made with real fruit purees and concentrates and it does not contain any artificial flavour, color, sweetener, refined sugar and fat. You get only what is good for you: complex carbohydrates, electrolytes, natural ingredients, and real fruit. Try carb BOOM! today and taste the difference!
Carb BOOM Frequently Asked Questions
I am allergic to wheat – does carb BOOM! contain any gluten?
No. Gluten is found in many wheat and grain foods and cannot be eaten by individuals with celiac disease (people that are allergic to flour). The main ingredient in carb BOOM! is maltodextrin, a carbohydrate made from natural corn starch. Corn-based maltodextrins are safe for patients with celiac disease or who are gluten-intolerant since they do not contain proteins from wheat, barley, oats or rye.
Can diabetics use carb BOOM!?
carb BOOM! can be a great resource for diabetic individuals and/or athletes. Their gels can be consumed with the same precautions that typically apply to diabetics and the ingestion of carbohydrates during rest and exercise. Each gel pack (1.4 ounces) contains about 27 grams of carbohydrates -- about 85% of which consists of complex carbohydrates. To be safe, a doctor should be consulted to confirm what is best for the particular individual.
Is carb BOOM! "vegan"?
Yes, carb BOOM! is safe for vegan vegetarians.
Does carb BOOM! Gel contain any animal products or MSG?
No, carb BOOM! Gel does not contain any animal products or MSG.
Is carb BOOM! Gel kosher?
carb BOOM! is not kosher at this time.
What are energy gels and why are they useful?
Easier on the stomach than bars or drinks, energy gels provide a super concentrated source of carbohydrates that get absorbed very rapidly into your body, providing a lightning quick source of energy to your working muscles. The average person has only 65-85 minutes worth of energy in the body that is stored as carbohydrate. Once this source is depleted, blood glucose levels drop, fatigue sets in and performance falls. Because they have such limited stores in the body, it is imperative that carbohydrate be ingested during exercise in order to perform at the highest levels possible.
When do I use carb BOOM!?
Before, during or after exercise. carb BOOM! should be used while you are working out or competing to help improve endurance performance and delay fatigue. In addition, carb BOOM! is ideal to use after an intense workout or competitive event in order to replenish carbohydrate stores in the body.
Who needs carb BOOM! Energy Gel?
carb BOOM! is primarily used by Endurance Athletes – Cyclists, Runners, Mountain Bikers, Triathletes, Adventure Racers, etc. However anyone needed a quick burst of energy can benefit from carb BOOM!
How much carb BOOM! should I take?
carb BOOM recommend consuming roughly 1-2 packs of carb BOOM! per hour during exercise to keep you performing at your best.
Should I take water with carb BOOM!?
YES. The consumption of carb BOOM! during exercise is not sufficient to replace the water lost from sweating in order to combat dehydration. It is very important that individuals participating in strenuous exercise drink enough fluid to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), it is recommended that individuals drink 16-30 ounces per hour in order to replace sweat/fluid loss. In addition to concerns about dehydration, insufficient levels of water intake may slow down the intestinal absorption of carbohydrates. carb BOOM recommended that roughly 8-10 ounces of water or a sports beverage be consumed per pack of carb BOOM!.
I don’t work out very much but like the taste of carb BOOM!. Can carb BOOM! benefit me?
Yes, carb BOOM! is an excellent source of carbohydrate energy without giving you unwanted fat and fiber. It can be eaten between meals as a snack or whenever you need a quick burst of energy.
Why should I use carb BOOM! instead of an energy bar?
Many athletes prefer gels over energy bars because gels provide a super concentrated dose of carbohydrate that is absorbed very easily into the bloodstream. Additionally, gels are attractive because they are less “heavy on the stomach” and less likely to cause gastrointestinal distress than energy bars.
Length of action of a carb BOOM! packet
Each packet of carb BOOM! gel provides enough energy for 20 to 30 minutes of exercise. In order to maintain a constant flow of enerrgy to the body, it is recommended to consume one packet per 20-30 minutes of exercise.
What is the proportion of simple to complex carbohydrate in carb BOOM! Energy Gel?
carb BOOM! Gel contains a special blend of about 89% complex carbohydrates (maltodextrin) and 11% simple sugars.
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is an easily digestible complex carbohydrate made from natural corn starch. Maltodextrin is the preferred carbohydrate used in energy foods due to its solubility, low taste profile, and quick absorption. Maltodextrin is the primary source of complex carbohydrates in carb BOOM! energy gel.
Easy to digest: Prevents stomach upset
The high complex carb and low simple sugar formula of carb BOOM! allows an easy digestion and assimilation. Its short intestinal transit time prevents any digestive problems.
carb BOOM! gels contain half the simple sugars of Accelgel, Powergel, Clif Shot, Cytomax and Enervit. The ingestion of large amounts of simple sugar can cause all kinds of stomach problems during a strenuous physical exercise. In addition, gels high in simple sugar require to drink a lot more water in order to be efficiently digested in the stomach and they also don't provide a stable release of energy for the working muscles.
The carb BOOM! advantage over regular food.
carb BOOM! gel is by far favourable over regular food during physical exercise.
Easy to swallow semi-liquid texture
Easy to assimilate semi-liquid formula
Almost instantaneous energy delivery
Easy to digest and stomach friendly
Solid food (Energy bar, sandwich, banana, fruits...)
A slow digestion and energy conversion caused by fiber, fat and proteins in those food items
Can cause bloating and abdominal cramps
Requires chewing which can be taxing and disturbing during a high intensity exercise
Food vileness during a high intensity effort
Flavoured with real fruits
Lightly flavoured with real fruits purees and concentrates, carb BOOM! gels are real delicious and nutritious treats. Its unique and delicious taste makes it one of the most pleasing gels to consume during a physical activity. Contrary to a lot of the gels on the market, carb BOOM! gel does not have a synthetic taste associated with artificial flavours and is not overly sweet.
Rapid recharge of muscle energy
carb BOOM! gel is rapidly absorbed and transform into energy for the muscles. It is the fastest available source of energy for your body. Its fast action allows to rapidly deliver 110 calories in order to sustain the energy required by fast sprints and climbs. If used appropriately, carb BOOM! energy gel will maximize your athletic performance.
Provides the nutrients for a steady release of energy during activity
carb BOOM! energy gel’s main advantage is that it provides a steady and stable release of energy that is available during the completion of your physical activity. carb BOOM! gel is known to provide a high quality source of energy for the athletes. It does not cause insulin spikes often associated with gels formulated with large amounts of simple sugars (Sucrose, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup). carb BOOM! gel provides a steady and prolonged release of energy while maintaining.
carb BOOM! energy gel is formulated with 85-90% complex carbohydrates from corn maltodextrin, which allows for a constant and durable flow of energy to the working muscles. Its rich complex carb formula allows the athlete to sustain an intense physical effort during prolonged hours and delay fatigue.
The ABC's of Energy Gels: A Full-Flavored Way to Sustain Energy
Many athletes are discovering that energy gels are a better way for them to receive the carbohydrates needed to sustain their energy levels. Energy gels are easy to use, quick to digest and with flavors like vanilla orange and apple cinnamon, they can taste pretty good. Here's an overview of energy gels to answer questions regarding usage, effectiveness and ingredients.
What are energy gels?
Energy gels are best described as a hybrid of sports drinks and energy bars. Combining aspects of both, gels are power-packed with a super concentrated dose of carbohydrates contained in a palatable and viscous consistency. Because of their quick absorption into the bloodstream, gels are preferred by many athletes because they are not 'heavy on the stomach.' Energy gels are unlikely to cause gastrointestinal distress which can sometimes be associated with drinks or bars.
The majority of energy gels are sold in 1.1-oz. foil packets (Carb-BOOM! energy gel is larger at 1.4-oz.) Depending on the brand, gels provide 100 - 110 calories per serving and between 24 - 28 grams of carbohydrates. Each serving of gel provides enough 'fuel' to supply about 30-45 minutes of energy during physical activity.
Tips and tricks to remember:
Find an energy gel and a flavor which tastes great since you'll be using them successively on sizzling hot, humid days, cold rainy mornings and every kind of weather in between. Look for gels which contain real fruit (like Carb-BOOM!) rather than just fruit flavorings because it makes sense to consume a gel your taste buds will enjoy as much as your working muscles.
Keep in mind that every athlete is different. You'll need to experiment to find your body's optimal regimen for gel intake. Pack energy gels with you on several training sessions and try taking them at different times and in different amounts to determine what system works best for you.
If you plan on being out for a long endurance workout or event and don't have an easy way to carry five or six gels, consider purchasing a gel flask. Gel flasks are small plastic containers similar to water bottles that can be clipped on shorts, attached to a handlebar or slipped in a pocket. They hold four to six servings of gel and are an efficient way to carry your fuel.
Water, water, water! With any type of exercise it's very important to stay properly hydrated. Water helps replenish fluids lost from sweating and provides optimal absorption for the carbohydrates. Roughly 8-10 ounces of water should be consumed along with each serving of gel. Make sure to have a water bottle or time the consumption of a gel with a water source nearby.