RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is a sports energy gel that provides all the energy and endurance support that you need- in a highly palatable, easily digestible, and super portable gel form. Unlike other energy gels, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is a water-based gel with fresh and light consistency which makes easy to ingest, and extremely easy to digest. The concentration of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel allows for the nutrients be absorbed instantaneously by the system, unleashing a quick endurance and energy boost. The gel fits in easily with the rest of your gear, and can be conveniently taken along in a hydration pack or waist pouch. It is as light on your hydration pack as it is on your stomach.
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel comes free of baggage – literally, and figuratively. Which means no unnecessary ingredients, no gluten, and no synthetic amino acids.
Understanding the energy metabolism
In physiological terms, the fat that we get from our diet is the biggest source of fuel that our body utilizes to generate energy for its daily functions. The fat metabolism is a slow process, i.e. the body breaks down fat very slowly to release energy. However, this means that fat is not the best source of energy for athletes who are engaged in high-intensity exercise, as their energy needs are higher and more immediate. Hence, athletes prefer carbohydrates as their primary source of energy, as they are metabolized by the body much faster to release instant energy.
Typically, the carbohydrates from food are stored in two forms: glycogen and glucose. When at rest, the body stores the glycogen in your muscles and liver, to be utilized when necessary. When you are engaged in high intensity exercise, these glycogen reserves are mobilized and broken down systematically to release energy. However, during very intense exercise like endurance events, the body soon starts to deplete its available glycogen sources.
Faced with a deficit, your body switches to using the glucose present in your blood stream as its main energy source. At this juncture, if the body is not supplied with a new source of glucose, you will start experiencing the phenomenon of ‘spiking and dropping’ or ‘bonking’, which results in a loss of energy, fatigue, and physical and mental inability to go on. At these critical stages of your activity, RRUNN™ energy gel steps in to recharge you with a complete energy and endurance source that can be quickly absorbed by your body to replenish its depleted energy sources.
As an endurance athlete, you need high-quality energy, and you need it NOW. RRUNN™ Endurance Gel packs in non-GMO Dextrose & Maltodextrin, high-GI carbohydrates that are instantly available to the body to be broken down for fast releasing energy. These carbs rapidly travels to blood, correcting the glucose deficit in the blood stream and infusing you with a renewed source of energy to dip into. With these energy-dense carbohydrates, RRUNN™ energy gel prevents sugar crashes and bonking. Both of these carbs are high quality carbohydrates, which means you get prime, nutrient-rich calories.
Hydration is a major factor in determining performance, which in turn, is regulated by blood glucose levels. As RRUNN™ Endurance Gel maintains blood glucose levels, optimal hydration levels are available to your body at all times during activity.
Recharging electrolyte levels
Electrolytes are a key variable in determining sports performance as they mediate the constant transport of nutrients, enzymes, and water in and out of cells. These precious nutrients are the first casualty of exercise, as they are easily lost via sweat and urine. Our energy gel has been designed around your physiology, to recharge you with the major electrolytes that will give you strategic performance gains, no matter what your activity.
Refueling with sodium and chloride redirects precious fluids to your cells and major tissues, eliminating mid-activity cramps, nausea, fatigue, and stomach distress. A sodium top-up prevents the ‘gut bomb’ affect (vomiting during races) and ‘hyponatremia’ (nausea, fatigue, confusion) during long distances.
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is the first sports gel in India with chloride and magnesium in its formulation. Chloride works closely with sodium to regulate the body-water balance, helping you retain water better. It also limits the amount of precious hydration reserves lost to sweat and urine, and maintains the necessary volume of fluids in your blood.
Magnesium is gaining prominence as a factor in influencing mid-race performance. Deficiency can result in a sub-optimal performance, as magnesium is important for the proper transmission of nerve impulses, muscular contraction, and energy production processes. Magnesium can also have a direct impact on the utilization of sodium, potassium, and calcium by the muscles. The longer and more intense your exercise, the faster the depletion of magnesium levels through sweat and urine. This depletion, if not corrected, can cause muscle cramping, irregular heart rate, and fatigue.
Magnesium is not naturally produced by the body, and is only obtained through food sources like green leafy vegetables or fortified cereal – which are foods that you cannot feasibly consume during your activity- making supplementation all the more essential. Unlike leading sports gels in the market, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been designed to be a source of magnesium. One sachet of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel supplies you with 10mg of magnesium, ensuring that the levels are adequate for proper muscle function, and that your body does not leech its precious magnesium reserves.
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel also helps you load up on potassium, a major electrolyte that works closely with sodium and chloride in maintaining hydration, and in generating electrical impulses in the nerves and muscles, including the heart. This translates to better muscle performance, even at the stage when you have already logged in several miles.
Sustained endurance support
Unlike training and nutrition, the weather is a factor of performance that is out of your control. Your endurance capability can rapidly deteriorate in challenging hot and humid conditions. However, you can take charge of your fueling to ensure that your body remains shielded from less-than-ideal weather conditions and still performs to its best potential.
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is fortified with Sustamine™ – a dipeptide-bond of L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, which increase fluid uptake across your system and keep the hydration pathway functioning smoothly – regardless of whether it’s rain or sunshine on the outside. When Mother Nature cranks up the heat, L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine help your body transition to hotter conditions without compromising on performance.
A common side-effect that endurance athletes experience is flu-like symptoms after a long training session or race. This is because the body’s immune system is somewhat weakened immediately after strenuous physical activity. L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine modulate the immune response, and prevent your recovery getting hampered by opportunistic infections.
RRUNN™ energy gel also gives you an edge with Betaine, an organic osmolyte that safeguards cells against the detrimental effects of extreme temperature, salinity and humidity. Betaine insulates the cells and organs, and ensures that they are constantly receiving optimal hydration.
Erythrocytes, the red blood cells that carry oxygen, are also protected by Betaine from extreme hydration imbalances. Erythrocytes are vulnerable to shriveling (due to dehydration) or bursting (due to excessive hydration), which can have a damaging effect on the oxygen supply to your muscles, brain and heart. With Betaine, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel shields erythrocytes from these extremes, by maintaining a balanced fluid environment inside and outside of cells.
Who should use RRUNN™ energy gel?
RRUNN™ energy gel is suitable for athletes of all ages, and across all endurance sports such as running, cycling, football, cricket, hockey, swimming, as well as demanding competitions such as marathons, ultra-marathons, long-distance running, triathlons, and other activities that test your physical and mental strength.
Depending on the intensity and duration of your activity, one sachet of RRUNN™ Endurance Gel should be consumed 20 minutes before your activity. There after, one sachet of the energy gel should be consumed every 40 minutes. For each gel consumed, we highly recommend drinking 200ml of water. This facilitates dilution of the gel, making it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients immediately. Drinking water immediately after taking RRUNN™ Endurance Gel also corrects any hydration imbalances, and helps ease any gastrointestinal distress that you might be experiencing due to the intensity of your activity.
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel strictly adheres to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines, and does not contain any banned substances. However, please note that WADA does not offer any certification, or confirmation (written or otherwise) of the same.
The RRUNN System
RRUNN™ Endurance Gel is part of the RRUNN™ System of sports drinks, along with RRUNN™ Pre – Instant and Sustained Energy, RRUNN™ During – Hydration and Endurance, RRUNN™ Post – Complete System Recovery, and RRUNN™ Electrolyte Salt Caps. The RRUNN™ System is a series of cutting-edge sports nutrition products designed to meet the physiological needs of performance athletes at every stage of their activity.
While the RRUNN™ sports drinks are available as water-soluble powders and electrolyte salt caps are available as capsules, RRUNN™ Endurance Gel has been specially formulated for training sessions or events like multi-stage triathlons where a gel might be more convenient for use. RRUNN™ energy gel has been developed from the DNA of the RRUNN™ System – the same cutting edge ingredients and world-class quality, offered to athletes in an expedient delivery mechanism.
We recommend using RRUNN™ energy gel in conjunction with the RRUNN™ sports drinks and electrolyte salt capsules, as part of your overall fueling strategy with events, to cover your comprehensive start-to-finish needs.