PowerBar - Performance Energy Blasts Gel Filled Chews Raspberry - 2.12 oz. (60.3 g)
PowerBar Raspberry Performance Energy Blasts are gel filled chews that provide fuel for optimum performance. Athletes need the right fuel for endurance performance and to defy physical boundaries. PowerBar Energy Blasts are a great choice before and/or during moderate and high-intensity exercise. These gel-filled chews are formulated with PowerBar C2MAX dual source energy blend: a 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20–50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone. Have 1–3 pieces every 10 minutes during activities that last more than 1 hour.
PowerBar Energy Blasts contain no preservatives. They're the perfect bite-sized tool to help you push beyond your best.
Fueling up right can make a big impact on how you feel and perform, no matter what you're tackling. Consume Energy Blasts with water or sports drink.
PowerBar Energy Blasts Energy Chews Frequently Asked Questions
Who should use PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
Athletes that need fast energy to muscles during endurance events and activities.
What are PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
PowerBar Energy Blasts feature a gummy outer shell and a tasty gel center designed to provide a blast of carbohydrate fuel. Each chew offers approximately 5 grams of muscle-fueling PowerBar C2MAX dual source energy blend to help refuel muscles when there are breaks in action.
How do I use PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
PowerBar Gel Blasts can give you more options for getting muscle-fueling carbs before and during exercise.
Here are some examples of ways you can incorporate PowerBar Energy Blasts into your game plan:
- Just like with PowerGel Energy Gels, if you're in transit and are looking for convenient energy, make sure you're packing PowerBar Energy Blasts. Consume them 2–4 hours before exercise, or as a carb-based snack between meals.
- Top off muscle glycogen stores by consuming a packet of PowerBar Energy Blasts along with water about 10–20 minutes before exercise.
- During competitions or training sessions lasting over an hour, consume 1–3 PowerBar Energy Blasts every 10 minutes, followed with water or a sports drink.
Remember to chew thoroughly to help reduce the risk of choking.
Do PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews contain caffeine?
PowerBar Energy Blasts are available with or without caffeine.
The Cola flavor contains 2X caffeine, which is 50 mg per 6 pieces, 75 mg per pouch; and Strawberry Banana flavor contains 1X caffeine, which is 25 mg per 6, 40 mg per pouch. The orange, lemon and raspberry flavors do not contain added caffeine, and provide a good source of vitamin C.
How do PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews compare to the PowerGel Energy Gels?
Similar to the PowerGel Energy Gels, the PowerBar Energy Blasts are formulated with PowerBar C2MAX dual source energy blend: a 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20–50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone. Each 60 g pouch of PowerBar Energy Blasts contain 45 g of total carbohydrates, compared to one 41 g packet of PowerGel Energy Gels, which has 27-28 g of total carbohydrates.
If you're looking for a source of sodium, consider adding a sports drink like PowerBar Perform Sports Drink Mix to your fueling plan.
Should I drink water or a sports drink with PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
Yes. Staying hydrated is key for optimum performance.
PowerBar Energy Blasts are a convenient, bite-sized and flavorful source of carbohydrates and not a substitute for water or a sports drink. Be sure to drink water or a sports drink after consuming PowerBar Energy Blasts.
I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
PowerBar Energy Blasts contain wheat ingredients.
PowerBar encourage you to read the label for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
How should I store PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews?
For the best use, PowerBar Energy Blasts should be kept away from direct sunlight and stored between 40–80° F. Once opened, reseal the package to maintain chewing texture. No need to refrigerate.
How long will my PowerBar Energy Blasts Gel-Filled Chews last?
Each PowerBar Energy Blasts package is stamped with a "best by" date. PowerBar recommend that you use them by the "best by" date to ensure you're getting their highest quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits from 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.