EnergyGel Plus


Real juice gel that’s not thick or sweet. With caffeine.

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Natural real juice EnergyGel that’s not thick or sweet. With caffeine.

Key Features

  • Real juice flavours for a light refreshing taste. No artificial sweeteners
  • 23g of carbohydrate
  • Contains caffeine (30mg/sachet)
  • Race proven in the World’s toughest competitions
  • Easy to carry and open
  • No gluten-containing ingredients

EnergyGel Plus is smooth with a light consistency and a dash of real juice for a great taste. It’s not thick or overly sweet. Easy to open and swallow, each sachet contains 23g of carbohydrate and a moderate dose of caffeine (30mg). When taking EnergyGel Plus as recommended, the caffeine content can increase attention, concentration and reaction time. EnergyGel Plus is award-winning and proven in many of the World’s toughest competitions.

Which High5 gel to choose: EnergyGel Plus or IsoGel Plus? Both types of gel do the same job. However, IsoGel Plus has a lighter consistency somewhere between a drink and a gel. EnergyGel Plus has a slightly thicker consistency, but is less bulky and lighter in weight, which makes it easier to carry in larger quantities.

Please consider the environment and keep the countryside clean by taking your empty gel wrappers with you after use. We can also recommend using a gel flask to carry your gel on a ride or run so you don’t end up with empty gel wrapper during exercise.

Gel Belt and Race Belt for carrying gel during the run are available separately.

2:1 Fructose Gel

High5 DO NOT produce a 2:1 fructose gel. We believe that there is little real world benefit to such a gel for most athletes. The advantage of 2:1 is that you can potentially consume more carbohydrate (up to 90g per hour), but you would need to take 4 gels an hour to realise that benefit. The Glasgow University research tells us that Marathon runners will generally only take 2 to 3 gels per hour (46g to 69g of carbohydrate), even when instructed to consume more. This inability to consume 4 gels per hour negates the main benefits of a 2:1 gel formulation. So there is little upside to a 2:1 gel, but there is a major downside. A high fructose 2:1 gel would be very sweet, when athletes tell us time and again that they want a non-sickly gel.

Awards & Reviews

Highly commended - best energy gel
Highly Recommended Energy Gel 2011
Functional Sports Nutrition




Bronze Award Women's Running

“I felt the benefit of these gels during a recent marathon. They were not too thick or sticky.”

Nutrition: During Race – BRONZE award
Womens’ Running, December 2013



Bronze Winner Men's Running

“Easy to open and drink while on the run. Fit well into a race belt and can also fold to put in a small pocket.”
During Race Nutrition – BRONZE award
Men’s Running, Dec/Jan 2013



Bronze winner Women's Running

“The berry flavor was very palatable and the gel was easily digestible.”

During Race Nutrition – BRONZE award
Women’s Running, December 2012



“The pouches are very compact and are easy to open on the move”
220 Triathlon, August 2013

“These gels have long been a favourite of the Running fitness team and despite increased competition from new brands, remain a solid performer. They are probably one of the most palatable gels on the market, with an easy-to-take consistency that delivers energy when you need it.”
Running Fitness, May 2012

“Easy to open and to consume, they are a great choice when riding”
Cycling Weekly, October 13, 2011

“It delivers a quick energy hit and would be great for high intensity events and training”
Ultra-Fit, Feb/Mar 2011

“If you’re new to gels this could be a good one to start with”
220 Triathlon July 2010

Dosage & Usage

Take up to 3 sachets per hour, less if you are also using a sports drink. For more detailed information on how to fuel your sport, read our Nutrition Guides.

Note: very occasionally some athletes find that caffeine can increase cramp, so always try EnergyGel Plus in training before racing. If there is a problem, then simply switch to using standard EnergyGel.


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