The energy gel is a liquid solution of highly concentrated carbohydrates such as maltodextrins, cyclodextrins, dextrose and others.
Maltodextrins and cyclodextrins are useful during the initial and intermediate stages of the race, the dextrose only in the final part because it has a short duration of action.
Normally taking a gel takes place every 50-60 minutes of activity, after the first 80 minutes, where you do not need to take anything if I have had a good breakfast/snack.
We recommend the simultaneous intake of water with a gel of 25-30 ml, while if the gel has a larger volume, about 60 ml can be taken alone, especially if the label specifies that it is ISOTONIC.
In conclusion I remind you that the strategy must always be tested in training.
Dott.ssa Annalisa Faè