When should I eat these versus any of the Science in Sport gels?
When on the bike a commonly used strategy is to use solid foods like GO Energy + Protein Bars during lower intensity sections of the ride, because solid foods require more blood flow to digest compared to other energy products.
Why Protein During Exercise?
Exercise causes muscle protein breakdown, which can affect performance if not managed correctly. While on the bike you will be using a huge amount of energy, leaving you at risk of breaking down lean muscle mass to maintain energy levels if you become deficient of carbohydrates and need energy quickly. Emerging evidence is now suggesting that endurance athletes should also consume protein, in addition to carbohydrates during exercise so as to prevent the protein degradation (and hence promote better training adaptation) that occurs during prolonged exercise of moderate to high-intensity.
Will they fit in my cycle jersey pocket?
Yes! GO Energy + Protein Bars are lightweight and compact, designed to fit in jersey pockets, cycle bags and waist packs.
Are these bars gluten free?
GO Energy + Protein Bars are not suitable for vegan, coeliac and gluten free diets due to their oat content.
What is the sugar content in these bars?
GO Energy + Protein Bars (60g) contain 18 grams of sugar from fruit sources, with no added sugar.
When should I have a bar?
GO Energy + Protein Bars can be used during exercise to meet energy demands, before endurance exercise as a high carbohydrate, high protein option or as a daily snack to meet carbohydrate and protein requirements.
Are they Informed Sport Tested?
Yes, Science in Sport GO Energy + Protein Bars are tested under the Informed Sport program.