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Any homemade Energy Gel recipes out there?(4 posts)

Any homemade Energy Gel recipes out there?rob99
Apr 11, 2003 10:50 AM
Anybody out there getting tired of paying $1 each for GU's or Power Gels or whatever? I bet there are some great recipes that may even be better for you than what the current market offers. Anybody know where such recipes can be found?? Also, where would you find the little plastic "flasks" that you see the pro's pull our of their jersey's for a little sip of that "magic potion". I would think that mixing your own gel's in one of these "flasks" before your rides would work great..

Peace, Rob
re: Any homemade Energy Gel recipes out there?Spunout
Apr 11, 2003 11:09 AM
Get the flasks from a running supply store. Making you own gel is as easy as finding a pail of maltodextrose (syrup). A brand name 'Panamalt' is used in commercial baking. Chech brewer's suppliers also.

Something like Extran Carbohydrate mix can be put together into a very stiff formula, for those 200 calorie shots.
There is a really good one that uses ephedrine and a bathtub. nmonespeed
Apr 11, 2003 11:49 AM
http://www.cptips.com/toc.htm#tablecoonass
Apr 11, 2003 11:54 AM
Go to the section titled " Nutrition Tips"...there's a lot of recipes and tips. Have you considered "Hammer Gel"??
It's very good and not as expensive as the conventional brands: http://www.e-caps.com/