Berkeley, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2016) – GU Energy Labs recently launched Summit Tea, a light and refreshing Roctane Energy Drink Mix flavor that makes it easy to stick to your nutrition plan during long or high-intensity efforts. The subtle, delicious flavor packs a punch with high levels of essential ingredients: 250 calories, 320mg electrolytes, and 1900mg branched-chain amino acids.
Made with natural black tea for high-intensity and demanding activity, Roctane Energy Drink Mix packs even more electrolytes and carbohydrates than GU Hydration Drink Mix. The 250-calorie serving contains carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to help maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress. Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat, aids hydration by maintaining water balance. The amino acids improve cardiac output and repair muscle damage during long duration activities.
Magda Boulet, GU vice president of innovation, research & development, raced the entire 2015 Western States 100 with only water and Roctane Energy Drink Mix, Summit Tea flavor. And on the recent Transrockies Run, Roctane Energy Drink Summit Tea came through for Team GU, again. Boulet and Brian Gillis, GU’s marketing communications manager, finished first as a six-day open coed team; GU athletes David Laney and Ryan Ghelfi finished first as a six-day open men's team; GU athlete Max King participated in the GU Run 3; and GU athlete Amanda Basham and Kelly Henning finished first as a six-day open women’s team.
Summit Tea can be purchased now at www.GUEnergy.com for $30 (12-serving canister) or $45 (24-serving canister). Want to show your love for the new flavor? Tag your photos #ShowMeYourSummit.
About GU Energy Labs
GU Energy Labs strives to help athletes to reach their highest potential with products that deliver the right nutrients, in the right amounts, at the right time. Developed in collaboration with Olympians and age groupers alike, the GU nutrition matrix of Hydration, Energy and Recovery products has helped countless athletes achieve their dreams since its inception in 1993. Headquartered in Berkeley, GU Energy Labs produces all of its Energy Gels onsite with just the right blend of heart and science. Recommit to becoming your best athletic self, learn more about GU products, and discover how nutrition planning can help you get there at www.GUEnergy.com.