The VFuel Advantage
VFuel products are the first of their type, truly The First True Endurance Products!
We are the only company that designed a product for optimal performance AND digestibility.
Will the endurance athlete greatly benefit from using VFuel over other products? The answer is Yes, both our VFuel Endurance Gel and VFuel Endurance Drink Mix are 100% FRUCTOSE FREE, enabling you to push harder and fuel your body for optimum performance.
How are we able to accomplish this?
VFuel Endurance Gel
There are quite a few gels on the market today and many have served a good purpose. However, as more people enter endurance based sports, and as more people see the benefits of fueling with liquid nutrition and energy gels, the more folks are learning about what their bodies can handle given the right support and proper nutrition. Scientists have been studying the effects of sugar on athletes for decades and recently the subject of fructose is coming up over and over.
VFuel, like other energy gels, starts with maltodextrin as the primary carbohydrate. But from there, we take a very different path. Most other gels use Fructose, or some sort of rice syrup or evaporated cane juice, all containing Fructose. VFuel uses Dextrose as its secondary carb, a more expensive (on our end) option, but one that is drastically easier to digest.
A very high percentage of complaints we hear about gels in general are in regards to digestibility issues. We hear people say that gels make them nauseated, gets them bloated, ‘backs them up,’ or even causes diarrhea. These issues are a direct result from the simple sugar that is used in most energy gels, Fructose.
All sugars, except for dextrose, take specialized enzymes to break down. The only sugar your body can use for energy without having to process is glucose (dextrose). Fructose, as used in most other gels, requires processing by ones liver resulting in a restoration of liver glycogen rather than a direct restoration of muscle glycogen, as dextrose provides. This added level of attention that fructose requires to be turned into sugars your body can actually use takes time and limited resources (enzymes) from your system. For many people, especially during endurance activities (training or racing), the amount of enzymes their liver can make are far fewer than the amount of fructose they are pumping into their body in the form of energy gels. This is when things start to go wrong. Ones body handles this differently depending on a lot of other factors but this is what leads to the nausea, bloating, etc… Your body is simply not equipped to handle that much fructose especially when trying to perform athletically. It’s just a bad mix that leads to much unwanted, and unnecessary, GI distress.
We were shocked when we figured out how easy this fix was. Take out the fructose, use dextrose instead, and there you have it. A gel that causes no digestion issues! VFuel has even allowed people with Crohns Disease to be able to train for ultra distances again as their systems can handle the digestion process with no issues whatsoever.
VFuel Endurance Drink
Since we had such great success with our VFuel Endurance Gel we decided to duplicate our success by adding a powder form of our gel. VFuel Endurance Drink Mix is the exact same formulation of our popular gel without the Maltodextrin and MCT oil. Use either product for the same optimum performance and ease of digestion.
VFuel Endurance Products provide you with truly consistent energy levels by using only Maltodextrin and Dextrose as our fuels, your body is able to optimize glucose absorption. Our Endurance Gel also contains MCT Oil, also known as Fractionated Coconut Oil. We are the only gel to offer any sort of fat, a crucial component 70 miles into a 100 mile run, or 13.1 miles into the marathon during an Iron Man. This oil is treated and metabolized more as a carb rather than a fat. It goes straight to the liver and used immediately as a quick energy source.
VFuel contains our proprietary blend of supplements and amino acids that comprise our VFuel Endurance Formula. Ammonia scavenging ingredients help to recycle toxic ammonia and keep muscle fresh, reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, and help get you back on the trail as soon as soon as possible feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back after it! All other products fall short in this area, with 5 classes of recovery components you will feel the difference when using VFuel. Find out more about our VFuel Endurance Formula on our ingredients page.
VFuel performs. Period.
We can make claims all day long and it won’t compare to actually experiencing the difference. You can read reviews from very happy customers on our Facebook page, from bloggers across the internet, and from all of our athletes (who’s only requirement is to truly believe in the product). But again, nothing will do it justice until you try it for yourself.
Light flavors make it easy on your taste buds so you will love it mile after mile after mile.
We flavor our product using natural sources. Yes, it may be more expensive (on our end) but we know it’s worth it. Chocolate VFuel Endurance Gel contains only organic, non-alkalized, real cocoa powder and a hint of pure, real vanilla. Vanilla VFuel Endurance Gel has only real and pure vanilla. In our Peach Cobbler VFuel Endurance Gel we use organic natural peach flavor to get as close to the real flavor as possible, then we add a dash of real ground organic cinnamon. Cool Citrus VFuel Endurance Gel is flavored with real lemon and lime oil for a super crisp lemony flavor.
There is nothing short of all organic natural flavors in VFuel Endurance products. There are no frills, no synthetic blending of ‘flavors,’ and no additives to make our gel taste the way we want it.