DetailsAbout GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry Gel
- High strength elderberry extract with a unique vitamin and mineral blend to support immune function
- Concentrated elderberry extract, standardised to anthocyanins
- Unique ‘dual action’ patent pending immune formulation
- Perfect for use in training and racing, especially in bad weather
- Great tasting gel with 22g carbohydrate to fuel performance
- Drug screened as part of the Informed Sport program
The GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry gel is one of the most exciting and innovative sports nutrition products available. It was developed in response to athlete requests for a safe, effective supplement that could be taken every day to help maintain immune function. It is well known that intense exercise increases the body’s exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses, while simultaneously suppressing immune system functioning. These effects can contribute to a high incidence of gut related problems in athletes, disrupting training and ultimately compromising performance.
Unique features of the GO Energy + Immune – Elderberry Gel
A unique feature of all GO Energy + Immune gels is their ‘dual action’, which helps maintain immune functioning. For GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry a high strength standardised elderberry extract is combined with a unique vitamin and mineral blend to support immune function. These include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc and selenium; which all contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. GO Energy + Immune isn’t just a delicious flavoured gel, the use of a standardised black elderberry extract gives each gel guaranteed levels of anthocyanins. These natural compounds are increasingly recognised as one of the most important nutrients found in elderberries. In combination, these features make GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry very important for addressing immune issues in athletes. The formulation and benefits of the GO Energy + Immune gel are so unique and innovative, Science in Sport have applied for a patent to protect the technology from being duplicated.
Who is it for?
The GO Energy + Immune gel was developed specifically at the request of athletes who wanted to minimize problems associated with impaired immune function. Despite this, GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry gels are also perfect for anyone who is physically active and wants to maintain immune system functioning.
How and when to use GO Energy + Immune – Elderberry gels
The versatility of GO Energy + Immune gels allow them to be used in a range of race and training situations:
- During training or races to contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system, while also fuelling performance.
- During flights to help maintain normal immune system functioning, while also helping hydration.
- In cold weather, wet weather, or at altitude.
The GO Energy + Immune gel should ideally be taken after drinking, although like all our gels their unique consistency means there is no need for additional water. Due to the high strength ingredients in GO Energy + Immune gels, no more than 2 per day should be consumed.
- Nutritional Info
Typical Values Per Serving (60ml) Per 100ml Energy 383kj/90kcal 639kj/150kcal Protein 0g 0g Carbohydrate 22g 37g of which sugars 0.9g 1.5g Fat 0g 0g of which saturates 0g 0g Salt 0.04g 0.06g VITAMINS AND MINERALS %RDA Per Serving (60ml) Per 100ml Vitamin A 420mcg (53%) 700mcg (88%) Vitamin D 12.5mcg (250%) 20.83mcg (417%) Vitamin E 12mg (100%) 20mg (167%) Zinc 5.0mg (50%) 8.33mg (83%) Selenium 100mcg (182%) 166.67mcg (303%) Black Elderberry Extract (70:1) 900mg 1500mg
Water, Maltodextrin (from Maize) (33%), Black Elderberry Extract (1.4%) (Sambucus Nigra 15% Anthocyanins), Gelling Agents (Gellan Gum, Xanthan Gum), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Vitamin Mix (Sodium Selenite Anhydrous, Cholecalciferol, Retinol Acetate, Zinc Bisglycinate), Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Sweetener (Sucralose), Antioxidant (D- Alpha Tocoperhol), Sodium Chloride.
What is special about the elderberry extract used in GO Energy + Immune?
The elderberry extract used in GO Energy + Immune Elderberry isn’t just there to give a delicious taste. It also provides a standardised and highly concentrated source of anthocyanins. These are some of the most important nutrients found in elderberries and their benefits are increasingly recognised by nutritionists and doctors
Why is it recommended not to take more than 2 GO Energy + Immune gels per day?
GO Energy + Immune gels contain highly effective levels of nutrients to maintain immune function, so taking more than 2 GO Energy + Immune gels is undesirable. GO Energy isotonic gels, or GO Energy + Caffeine gels provide great alternatives to meet your fuelling requirements during exercise.
Can I use GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry gels to replace my normal energy gels for training?
Yes. The GO Energy + Immune – Elderberry provides the exactly the same 22g of easily digested carbohydrates as a GO Energy Isotonic gel, but with the added benefit of supporting the body’s immune function.
Can I use GO Energy + Immune - Elderberry gels to replace my normal energy gels for racing?
Yes. GO Energy + Immune – Elderberry is exceptionally easy on the stomach, while still providing 22g of easily digested carbohydrate to fuel performance.
When is the best time to take GO Energy + Immune – Elderberry during exercise
This depends on the duration of the exercise. For short or intense sessions lasting about 1 hour, take one GO Energy Immune – Elderberry in the first 5 to 10 minutes and ideally a second GO Energy + Immune gel 30 minutes before the end of the session or immediately afterwards. When exercising for around 2 hours or more, one gel should be taken 5 to 10 minutes after starting exercise, ideally with a second GO Energy + Immune gel taken 30 to 60 minutes before the end of exercise
Do GO Energy Immune gels contain drugs?
No. Go Energy + Immune gels are functional foods packed with ingredients to work with, and support, the body’s own immune system.
Can I take GO Energy Immune gels after training?
Yes. Although GO Energy + Immune gels are ideally taken just before or during exercise, they can also be taken after exercise to provide immune nutrients and help replenish the body’s carbohydrate stores.
I do Olympic distance triathlon. When is the best time to take GO Energy + Immune gels during races?
Take one 10 minutes before the swim, and ideally a second GO Energy + Immune gel at the end of the bike session, or at the start of the run.
Can I take different types of GO Energy + Immune gels on the same day?
Yes. There are no problems mixing the different types of immune gels. So a good strategy would be taking GO Energy + Immune gel Elderberry in the early part of a race and then a GO Energy + Immune Ginger or Cranberry in the later stages of an event.
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