GU Roctane Reviewed by 220
There’s an increasing school of thought that complementing carbohydrate ingestion with a shot of protein during long sessions accelerates recovery. It could also prevent muscle breakdown, albeit that’s more applicable to a multi-stage event. Cue the Roctane, that comprises 1.5g of amino acids including the fast-acting leucine and lesser-known L-valine. It also contains 75mg of beta-alanine, which is converted into carnosine that then acts as an acid buffer – favourable during high-intensity exercise. But as the gel’s targeted at the lower-intensity ultra-endurance sector, we remain unconvinced of its addition. The final lab-related ingredient of note is ornithine alpha-ketaglutarate, which again supports recovery. There’s also nominal evidence of making exercise easier via the nitric oxide pathway. It also contains 21g of carbs and 180mg sodium.
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