This blog is part of our Fuel Up series, written by our in-house nutritionist. Each week we will be highlighting product benefits, chatting about nutrition, introducing you to new recipes, uncovering great workouts to try and more! Have a question that you'd like answered? Drop us a line at email@example.com with the subject line Fuel Up Question.
Finding the right fuel can be overwhelming, stressful, and pretty unpleasant. I’m sure many of you have experimented with some nutrition products that didn’t quite agree with you, resulting in some downright terrible side effects. However, your fuel intake can make or break your race, and its importance is often overlooked. We all know that disappointing feeling when you have trained so hard for so long, just to miss that PR – don’t let it be because of your nutrition.
Enter Glukos! Our most unique and popular product is our liquid energy gel. What exactly makes them so unique? Well, most importantly, the science! All Glukos energy products are created using only the carbohydrate glucose coupled with the electrolytes sodium and potassium. None of our products contain sucrose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, or any artificial colors or flavors – these are all sources of stomach distress you may feel with other products. Glucose is the most important energy source our bodies rely on – each day everything you eat and drink is eventually digested and broken down in to glucose, which is then available as useable fuel (energy!) for your cells and organs to properly function. Glukos products don’t require any sort of digestion, and are actually absorbed in cell walls of your cheeks, meaning you receive its benefits almost instantly.
Secondly, Glukos gels are water based. With their water-like consistency, our gels are the perfect on-the-go, easy to use, midrace fuel. Now available in both tear-able pouches and 2 oz. bottles, you are sure to find one that meets your training and racing needs! While each person has their own unique and individual nutritional needs, we generally recommend using any of the Glukos energy products every 30-45 minutes.
Finally, our gel tastes great! With three delicious flavors – orange, fruit punch, and lemon, you might have a hard time picking a favorite. Utilizing only natural ingredients such as beta-carotene or purple carrot root for coloring - our flavors are simple and mild on purpose – to create a product you will actually look forward to AND enjoy using!
Dietetic Technician, Registered
Jenna was born and raised in sunny Arizona. Sports have been her livelihood and passion since a young age, and her hard work paid off when she received a Division I soccer scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University, where she completed her freshman and sophomore seasons. She decided to hang up her cleats and move back to the desert to complete her education at the University of Arizona, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics. Discovering a serious passion for nutrition, she then went on to earn her Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) certification. Following her retirement from college sports, she has since found a way to channel all of her competitive energy – running and cycling! On any given weekend, you can find her running in a local half marathon or cycling around town. If she’s not racing, chances are she’s cooking, and has been known to whip up a mean dessert or two! In her position at Glukos she enjoys combining two of her biggest passions – nutrition and sports, while having the opportunity to help others to achieve their goals.