I wanted to try out the new ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTS GEL but I wanted to try it in a brick training session as Im joining ULAH Tri United this month. I was planning on doing a 750m Swim, 20Km Bike, and 5Km run. but bad weather suddenly set in and I had to cut short the bike to 12km and the run 3km as it was already starting flood in our area.
I wanted to try out the Active Health Sports Gel that if taken around 30 minutes before the run, I would like to observe if it was “hiyang” to it, so as that i wouldnt experience upset stomach or sudden increase in palpatations..etc.. as I am with other sports gel. For the record i use GU, Clif Gel and Clif Sports block,
Id have to take my hat off to Unilab for starting from scratch regarding the development of the Active Heatlh Sports Gel. If it was some other company, they would have just imported a formula, or had reversed engineering an existing product and tweak on it., but not Unilab.. they started from scratch and really developed it which according to Ms. Bianca (Brand Manager) , took 2 years to develop. Now that they have the finished product after numerous testing. It is now BFAD approved which is one of the highest quality standards in testing fit for commercial use.
Compared to other sports gel, the most evident difference from other sports gels which I totally like is its CONSISTENCY.. it is more syrupy than most. Taking other sports gels, I would have to drink water along with the gel so It wouldnt slime all over my throat. With the Active Sports Gel, it is more syrupy and it was easy to swallow.
The taste is good. It had just the right richness. I didnt have that sudden sugar overload that would shock my tastebuds. For now the current flavor available is BERRY MIX.
Active Health Sports Gel contains more complex carbs as there is a 9:1 ratio of complex to simple carbs. It also contains the highest amount of maltodextrin(26g/43g sachet) as compared to other gels, which provides endurance athletes more of the longer-sustaining energy fuels. Complex carbohydrate maltodextrin is easy to digest in the stomach and easily absorbed in the intestine as quickly as glucose.
So now you have your Enervon Active vitamins to provide serious stamina for serious sports, Your Active Health Sports Gel during training or race, and your Enervon HP drink which is great for recovery.
So Im off to my 750m swim in moderate pace. Of all the three events my favorite is swimming. Clearly check out my pics that im not built for speed in land!
I made the swimming pool by the clubhouse our transition area. So after the swim, I was off to bike. Before biking I was bent on doing 20km but bad weather and due to safety and flooding I was just down to 12km. But still I had my Active Health Sports Gel in my bike cockpit just in case it turned out to a long ride.
So the short bike ride didnt leave me tired as I would expect but I wanted to try the Active Health Sports Gel during the brick training session so I tried one, back to transition just before going off to do the run…
What was supposed to be a 5km run ended up in 3km as bad weather persisted and it was starting to flood in some streets. It was a good workout still and I was happy I was able to try out the Active Health Sports Gel in training.
The verdict.. a good product! I like the way it is syrupy in consistency and it has more carbs to fuel my training or race! I was able to sustain my stamina during my training and had my 2nd wind during the run!
The Active Health Sports Gel will debut at the Run United Philippine Marathon on Oct 6. I see myself still using the Active Health Sports Gel, not for the run, but to fuel my hosting which i expect to run from 12mn to 11am in the morning straight duty.. Ill see you at the finishline!