DetailsAbout GO Energy + Immune - Ginger Gel
- High strength ginger with a scientific blend of vitamins and minerals to support immune function
- Concentrated ginger extract, standardised to 6-gingerol
- Unique ‘dual action’ patent pending immune formulation
- Perfect for use in training and racing, especially in bad weather
- Great tasting isotonic gel with 22g carbohydrate to fuel performance
- Drug screened as part of the Informed Sport programme
The GO Energy + Immune Ginger 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 lead to a very high incidence of respiratory infections in athletes, disrupting training and ultimately compromising performance.
Unique features of the GO Energy + Immune – Ginger gel
A unique feature of all GO Energy + Immune gels is their ‘dual action’, which helps maintain immune functioning. For GO Energy + Immune Ginger a standardised ginger extract and a unique scientific blend of vitamins and minerals helps maintain immune function. These include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc and selenium; which all contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. The GO Energy + Immune gel isn’t just a delicious ginger flavoured gel; it also contains a special extract of fresh ginger. This is used to deliver standardised levels of 6-gingerol and shogaols, widely recognised as some of the most important compounds found in ginger. In combination these features make GO Energy + Immune Ginger 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 Ginger gels are perfect for anyone who is physically active and wants to support immune system functioning.
How and when to use GO Energy + Immune – Ginger gels
The versatility of the GO Energy + Immune gels allow them to be used in a range of race and training situations:
- During races to contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system, while also fuelling performance
- During flights to help to maintain normal functioning of the immune system, while also helping hydration
- In cold or wet weather
- At altitude
- Nutritional Info
Typical Values Per Serving (60ml) Per 100ml Energy 381kj/90kcal 636kj/150kcal Protein 0g 0g Carbohydrate 22g 36g of which sugars 0.6g 1.1g 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 C 15mg (19%) 25mg (31%) Zinc 5.0mg (50%) 8.33mg (83%) Selenium 100mcg (182%) 166.67mcg (303%) Ginger Rhizome Extract (14:1) 100mg 166mg
Water, Maltodextrin (from Maize) (33%), Gelling Agent (Gellan Gum, Xanthan Gum), Natural Flavouring, Ginger Rhizome Extract (0.1%) (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe 5% Gingerols & Shogaols), Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Sweetener (Sucralose), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Sodium Chloride, Vitamin Mix (Sodium Selenite Anhydrous, Cholecalciferol, Retinol Acetate, Zinc Bisglycinate).
What is special about the ginger extract used in GO Energy + Immune?
The ginger extract used in GO Energy + Immune ginger isn’t just there to give a refreshing zingy taste. It also provides a highly concentrated source of 6-gingerol, equivalent to 4g of fresh ginger. Natural 6-gingerol and shogaols provide diverse benefits such as having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which are becoming increasingly recognised by physiologists, nutritionists, athletes, doctors and coaches.
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 - Ginger gels to replace my normal energy gels for training?
Yes. The GO Energy + Immune – Ginger 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. The inclusion of ginger could have additional performance benefits, especially in cold weather and at high altitude.
Is GO Energy + Immune isotonic?
Yes. GO Energy + Immune – Ginger is isotonic, making it exceptionally easy on the stomach, while still providing the carbohydrate needed to fuel performance. The inclusion of ginger could have additional ergogenic effects, especially in cold weather and at high altitude.
When is the best time to take GO Energy + Immune Ginger gels during exercise?
This depends on the duration of the ride. For short or intense rides of about 1 hour ideally take one GO Energy Immune –Ginger in the first 5 to 10 minutes of exercise and ideally a second GO Energy + Immune gel 30 minutes before the end of exercise 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 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 food products, packed with ingredients to work with and support the body’s natural immunity.
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?
In the first 5 to 10 minutes on the bike and just after the transition, as you start 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 Ginger in the early part of a race and then a GO Energy + Immune Cranberry or Elderberry in the later stages of an event.
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