Endurox Accel Gel Key Lime - 1.3 oz. (41 g)
Endurox Accel Gel Key Lime Advanced Sports Gel is the top performing energy gel that increases endurance and reduces muscle damage. It is the only gel on the market that contains the patented 4:1 carb to protein formula proven to provide more energy, faster.
- Extends Endurance
- Speeds Muscle Recovery
- Provides More Energy
- Carbohydrate Protein Formula 4:1
The Top Performing Energy Gel Just Got Better! Endurox will power your passion with new All Natural Accel Gel. Designed and scientifically-proven to deliver rapid energy to muscles. How? Patented 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. Accel Gel gives you more bang 13% more vs. leading carbohydrate only gel, and 50% better muscle recovery so you can get back to your next adventure. The superiority of Accel Gel over GU, the leading energy gel, was shown in a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. James Madison University researchers found that Accel Gel offers significant advantages in improving endurance and significantly reducing post-exercise muscle damage.
The Science Behind Accelerade:
Why Accelerade is Better
Carbohydrates and fats are the primary fuels metabolized during endurance exercise. However, during prolonged exercise, protein can contribute 5-10% of total energy demands and this contribution can increase under conditions of low carbohydrate stores. Protein's contribution to total energy production during exercise is less than carbohydrates and fat, but don't rule out the impact protein can have during endurance training and performance.
The type of fuel that is used by the muscles for energy during endurance exercise is dependent on numerous factors such as exercise intensity, diet composition, duration, and training. For example, during low to moderate (<65% VO2 max) intensity, the muscles rely primarily on fat for energy. As exercise intensity increases, there is a shift to an increased reliance on carbohydrates. The use of protein by exercising muscle also increases as exercise intensity increases. Macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein and fat) consumption throughout the day and during exercise has an impact on exercise performance. Every athlete wants to perform at his/her best. To do this, delaying the onset of fatigue during exercise is a must. Known causes of fatigue during endurance exercise are low carbohydrate stores and/or low blood sugar. Therefore, during prolonged endurance exercise (>60 minutes), carbohydrate intake is necessary. A sports drink containing carbohydrates and electrolytes is recommended.
The general guidelines for moderate intensity exercise are to consume a 6-8% carbohydrate containing sports drink at a rate of 30-60 grams of carbohydrates for every hour of exercise. This would equal about 4-6 fl oz of a sports drink every 15-20 minutes. Depending on environmental temperature, body size, duration, and exercise level some athletes may need to consume additional carbohydrates or fluid. Accelerade not only contains the recommended 6% carbohydrates and electrolytes but it also contains just the right amount of protein. The protein found in Accelerade contains the minimum amount so as to not interfere with digestion during exercise while providing an array of functional benefits. In addition to increasing endurance and minimizing the onset of fatigue, the added protein in Accelerade, when consumed during exercise, facilitates rehydration, minimizes the breakdown of muscle that occurs during endurance exercise, and speeds up the recovery process. All of which are beneficial to those looking to achieve their fitness and performance goals.
During exercise, an athlete's body needs fluids. Period. That's why replenishing fluids during exercise is crucial - especially in the heat. When the body loses fluids through sweating, body temperature elevates and exercise performance drops. This isn't a good thing.
The most important function of a sports drink is to rehydrate. But a drained body also needs to restore energy and electrolytes. That's why so many athletes choose carbohydrate and electrolyte-rich sports drinks instead of water. Sodium is the primary electrolyte lost in sweat followed by potassium. That's why both are included in sports drinks. These electrolytes can serve to enhance flavor and encourage athletes to drink more. They also promote fluid retention. The addition of carbohydrates can delay fatigue during prolonged exercise and improve performance. But, carbohydrates and electrolytes aren't the only thing an athlete's body needs. Along comes Accelerade - the first sports drink to contain carbohydrates and protein in a patented 4:1 ratio.
A Ratio? Yes, a Ratio
The inclusion of just the right amount of protein in Accelerade facilitates rehydration by optimizing the absorption of fluid. In 2006, researchers at St. Cloud University demonstrated that consuming Accelerade following cycling exercise significantly enhanced rehydration by 15% compared to a conventional sports drink and 40% compared to water.
How does this happen? Accelerade contains two macronutrients (protein and carbohydrates) and each macronutrient uses a separate transport system or 'door' to enter into the body's circulation from the intestine. As carbohydrates and protein enter, they bring sodium and water with them. So with the added protein, more entrance ways are available for sodium and water to enter into circulation; thus increasing rehydration.
Taking endurance farther
In 2004, sports scientists at James Madison University asked trained cyclists to ride stationary bicycles to exhaustion while drinking either Accelerade or a conventional sports drink. The athletes drinking Accelerade were able to ride 29 percent longer than those drinking the conventional sports drink.
At the University of Texas, when Accelerade was compared to a conventional sports drink, it extended endurance up to 36 percent and up to 55 percent compared to water.
How it Works (4:1)
In 1997, six of the country's top exercise physiologists convened with the goal of developing the next generation of sports drinks. Out of this symposium came Accelerade - the first sports drink to contain carbohydrates in combination with protein in a patented 4:1 ratio. That's a ratio that research has shown is ideal. Because while protein is key, the amount of protein is what's important. Too much, and it can't be processed by the body. Too little, and it won't work like it needs to.
Simply, the science behind the ratio is what takes you beyond rehydration straight to peak performance.
The superiority of Accel Gel over GU, the leading energy gel, was shown in a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. James Madison University researchers found that Accel Gel offers significant advantages in improving endurance and significantly reducing post-exercise muscle damage.
The proven benefits of Accel Gel have been demonstrated in other activities including swimming, downhill skiing and mountain climbing. In a study conducted with collegiate swimmers researchers found that during repetitive sprints Accel Gel maintained and even increased swimming velocity. In a study with competitive skiers, researchers found that Accel Gel increased training volume and lowered ratings of perceived exertion (RPE).
In the first study every conducted with climbers, researchers found that, compared to a conventional carbohydrate sports drink, Accel Gel reduced muscle damage by 57%. These three studies involving very different exercise activities demonstrate that Accel Gel, with its unique formula, plays an important role in maintaining or increasing exercise performance by extending endurance and reducing muscle damage.
Endurox Questions & Answers
Are Your Products Kosher?
ACCELERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ENDUROX R4 have OUD Kosher certification. ACCEL GEL, ENDUROX EXCEL, 2nd SURGE, and ACCEL RECOVER are not Kosher.
What Allergens are Present in Your Products?
ACCELERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ENDUROX R4, contain milk and soy. ACCEL GEL contains milk. Each of these products are manufactured in a facility that processes eggs, wheat, tree nuts, fish, crustaceans and shellfish products.
Are Your Products Wheat/Gluten Free?
They do not make gluten-free claims on any of their products, because their products are not manufactured on allergen-free production lines. Their recommendation, if you have a gluten sensitive allergy, would be to check with your physician for guidance.
I have a corn allergy, are any of your products free of corn and corn derivatives?
No their products are not free of corn and corn derivatives. Maltodextrin, which is in Accelerade, Hydro, Accel Gel, Endurox R4, and Accel Recover, is made from corn. Their 2nd Surge and Endurox Excel does not contain Maltodextrin, so these products would be safe.
I am Lactose Intolerant; Can I Use Your Products?
The source of protein used in ACCLERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ACCEL GEL and ENDUROX R4 is all natural whey protein from milk and this protein source does carry a residual amount of lactose in the finished product. The maximum lactose content is < 2%, which may not be of concern to the vast majority of individuals who are lactose intolerant. However, if there is concern due to allergy or lactose intolerance they recommend consulting your physician.
I have Type II diabetes and am looking for a safe workout drink?
All of their products are safe for people who have type II diabetes as long as you are exercising within a short time of consuming the product. Exercise will result in a faster transport of carbohydrate (sugar) into the muscle.
Are Your Products Safe For Children Under The Age of 18?
Yes, all of their products are safe for children. For basic hydration needs they recommend Accelerade or Accelerade Hydro. For advanced recovery needs, they recommend Endurox R4. If your child weighs less than 120 lbs. they recommend reducing the serving of Endurox R4 to 1 scoop.
Do any of Your Products Have Caffeine?
Two of the size available ACCEL GEL flavors have caffeine.
Our 2nd Surge flavors both have caffeine.
- Chocolate - 100mg of caffeine
- Double Expresso - 100mg of caffeine
I've Lost my Scoop; What are the Equivalents for a Serving?
- ACCELERADE - each serving is approximately 2-3/4 tablespoons
- ACCELERADE HYDRO - each serving is approximately 1-1/2 tablespoons
- ENDUROX R4 - each serving is approximately 7-3/4 tablespoons
What is the Shelf Life of Products?
Keep the product in a cool, dry environment for optimal product quality.
When stored at < 80F (26C), at <65% RH (Relative Humidity) in original sealed containers, and away from direct sunlight:
- ACCELERADE: 3 years
- ACCELERADE HYDRO: 3 years
- ACCEL GEL: 18 months
- 2ND SURGE GEL: 18 months
- ENDUROX R4: 3 Years
- ACCEL RECOVER BARS: 18 months
- ENDUROX EXCEL: 2 years
What is the Shelf Life of Products when Mixed with Water?About Pacific Health Labs
All of their powders are designed for immediate consumption. They do not provide a shelf life for the mixed/prepared product, because there are several factors which can affect how the product will taste over time. Their suggestion is to use the same judgment as you would with other powdered mixes such as iced teas, lemonades, etc.
Are Your Products Approved by WADA and for NCAA Use?
None of the banned substances identified by WADA and the NCAA are present in ACCELERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ACCEL GEL, 2nd SURGE, ENDUROX R4, ACCEL RECOVER, and ENDUROX EXCEL. However, since WADA and the NCAA do not officially approve nutritional supplements, we recommend that you check with your athletic staff first before integrating our products into your training regimen.
PacificHealth Laboratories, founded in 1996 by two prominent scientists, started with a singular purpose - to help athletes achieve their personal goals. They never lost sight of that mission. Collaborating with some of the world's top nutritionists, biochemists and sports scientists, their research and products have reshaped sports nutrition. PacificHealth Labs' discoveries help muscles work stronger, faster and longer and are an integral part of the daily training and race regimens of athletes at all levels. However, they are most proud of the simple fact that their products "power your passion."