Two years in the making and tested in extreme races across the world Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly is a tasty and refreshing alternative to the current marketed sports gels. Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly is the world’s first sports jelly juice and with our unique blend of ingredients can be used as part of a successful performance nutrition strategy during all activities, including team games, running, triathlons, and cycling sportive events, as well as open water swimming.
So why choose Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly over a standard sports energy gel?
Carbohydrate metabolism begins within the mouth the moment you consume your food or drink, and the ingredients, taste, and consistency will influence how well your body will be able to utilise and tolerate the product. For many athletes too sweet can become sickly, and savory foods are notoriously difficult to eat during higher intensities. Solid foods, typically with a higher fat content are more difficult to break down and are much heavier on the stomach increasing the risk of gastrointestinal issues during activity. Your working muscles require fuel and water (delivered by blood-flow) to help them work effectively and efficiently, and by consuming non-optimal foods and drinks this will draw vital energy away from your muscles to aid in the digestion of said foods and drinks within the stomach.
Here at Mountain Fuel we could have easily produced like for like sports gels, however, we believe that our new product is a great replacement for energy gels, especially when training and competing in endurance events. The Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly is a hybrid of jelly and a drink, and the perfect option for those who like the idea of having a convenient but effective ‘food’option whilst still staying hydrated.
We’ve tested Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly in wintry conditions along with hot and humid environments to ensure they are effective, useable, and great tasting whatever the climate, as it’s vital that you are confident, and look forward to your fueling options, particularly on longer events.
We train hard for races, attempting to be as fit & strong, and as efficient as we can, but quite often overlook our fuel. Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly has been produced to efficiently be metabolised by the working muscle by selecting a multi-source carbohydrate mix that is fast acting, yet can also deliver a sustained energy release. Our combination of glucose, maltodextrin and apple juice provides multiple-transportable carbohydrates which pass efficiently through the stomach and are readily absorbed through the intestinal wall. The makeup of our product and its water content helps with osmolarity which is the process the body uses to draw the carbohydrate through our intestinal wall into the blood stream resulting in the working muscles retaining blood flow and water and ensuring maximum performance.
The use of sodium and electrolytes aid the replenishment of the muscles, sodium also helps regulate core body temperature, aid digestion, and retain already consumed fluids.
Delivering 20g of carbohydrates, in theory you could have 3-4 Mountain Fuel Sport Jelly’s an hour depending on your biological tolerance and make up, however, as many athletes will be utilising the rest of the Mountain Fuel system, or taking on board other snacks, foods, and/or fluids, it is advisable to test what works for you in training. Aiming for around 60g of carbs an hour is a sensible guide, particularly for longer races. For short races and depending on intensity you may simply take one Mountain Fuel Xtreme Jelly Juice every 40-60 minutes.
Water, Maltodextrin, Glucose, Apple Juice Concentrate, Gelling agent (pectin), Acidifying agent (citric acid), Natural flavour, Tripotassium citrate, Sea Salt, Trisodium citrate, Preservative (Potassium sorbate)