Carbs Fuel Original 50g Energy Gel

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The most simple and effective way to fuel your sport.

50 grams of carbohydrates per energy gel for only $2.00. No preservatives, no gelling agents, no added flavors, no over-complicating it. Neutral, bright taste and thin consistency reduces flavor fatigue and ease of consumption during longer efforts.

18 Gels Per Box

That's 900 grams of carbs per box.

That means this box contains the equivalent of 30-40 normal gels.

That'd probably cost you $100.

$2.00 Per Gel

50 grams of carbohydrates.

200 calories.

$2.00 per gel.

The best carb-to-dollar gel in the world.

We are your Robin Hood; stop getting robbed or under-fueling your training and events.

Original Flavor

We wanted to make our product as simple as possible so that you can consume the carbohydrates you need. No flavoring is used, but thanks to our acidity regulators and carbohydrate contents, this energy gel has a bright, sweet, and slightly citrusy taste.

No Preservatives

We understand the sensitivity to preservatives, so we don't use them. We made our product shelf stable by achieving a balance between pH and water activity. 

Vegan Friendly & Gluten Free

This gel is gluten free and suitable for plant-based athletes.


Water, maltodextrin, sucrose, fructose, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride.

That's just 2:1 glucose-to-fructose carbohydrates, acidity regulators, and some sodium.

Carbs Fuel Original 50g Energy Gel
Carbs Fuel Original 50g Energy Gel
Carbs Fuel Original 50g Energy Gel
Carbs Fuel Original 50g Energy Gel

Energy Gel Highlights

  • Simple

    Seven ingredients - no preservatives, no gelling agents, no artificial flavoring. Simply contains 2:1 glucose-to-fructose carbohydrates, acidity regulators, and sodium.

  • Effective

    50 grams of carbohydrates, 200 calories, and 105mg of sodium efficiently packed in this 55mL energy gel packet.

  • Enjoyable

    Thin and light consistency with a unique bright, sweet, and subtle citrus flavor. Easy to consume with or without water.

  • Affordable

    $2.00 per gel makes this the best carb-to-dollar gel in the world.

Energy Gel FAQs

$2.00 for 50 grams of carbs? What's the catch?

No catch! This is a simple and incredibly effective energy gel.

We know we could charge much more for these gels, but for us to help more athletes effectively fuel their sport, we keep our price as the best carb-to-dollar gel in the world.

We, as athletes, needed a top-quality high carb energy gel that was more affordable, so we made it.

What about free shipping?

We offer free shipping on all orders over $100. On orders under $100, we need to charge shipping.

Order fulfillment (warehousing, picking, packing, and shipping) is the most expensive part of this business. We can spread the cost across numerous boxes, but on 1-2 box orders, we take a bigger hit. Therefore, we must charge shipping on small orders so we can offer such a competitively priced energy gel.

What is the Original flavor and why doesn't Carbs Fuel offer other flavors?

The original flavor is bright, sweet, and slightly citrusy; it is neutral enough for athletes to enjoy consuming in hour 1 and hour 6 of their endurance activity.

We may launch products of other flavor variations in the future, but we think our original flavor is exceptional. We are focused on delivering a simple and effective product that helps more athletes effectively fuel their sport.

What is the consistency of the Carbs Fuel energy gel?

The Carbs Fuel energy gel has a low viscosity, or thin consistency, thanks to our unique carbohydrate sources and decision to avoid gelling agents.

Why doesn't Carbs Fuel include gelling agents?

We dont use gelling agents like Gellan Gum, Xanthan Gum, or Pectin because we wanted to eliminate the use of any ingredient which could cause stomach problems.

Plus, if it doesn't help your endurance performance, why would we?

Our gels are naturally a great consistency thanks to the carbohydrate volume.

What are the carbohydrate sources in the Carbs Fuel energy gel?

The Carbs Fuel energy gel is a blend of three carbohydrate sources to achieve a 2:1 glucose-to-fructose ratio. The three sources of carbohydrates are maltodextrin, sucrose, and fructose.

2:1 versus 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose

Current research suggests the optimal ratio of glucose and fructose, for maximal carbohydrate uptake and minimal risk of GI issues, is between 2:1 to 1:0.8 glucose-to-fructose ratio. As of 2023, current research suggests the 1:0.8 ratio to be the most optimal, however, proper fueling is not black and white. There are numerous other factors to consider which may affect the athlete. Some example factors could be the product's palatability, or the athlete's sensitivities to ingredients like preservatives, and gelling agents. Carbs Fuel thoughtfully selected a 2:1 ratio, instead of a 1:0.8 ratio, for a couple reasons.

  1. Some athletes have a greater sensitivity to fructose, when compared to glucose; we believe the 2:1 ratio will allow a wider breadth of athletes to fuel their sport.
  2. A key aspect to helping more athletes fuel effectively is ensuring it is a product that is palatable and easy to consume. We found the higher fructose concentration in the 1:0.8 ratio created a sweetness profile that was less palatable during our product development. A proper fueling strategy only works if the athlete is excited and able to continue consuming their energy gels late into their activity.
What is the shelf life of a Carbs Fuel gel, since there are no preservatives used?

The Carbs Fuel energy gel has a best-by date 12 months past the date of manufacturing. We've achieved a lengthy shelf life by achieving a balance between pH and water activity.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Not for me

I was really excited to try these due to the price/carb ratio, compared to the Maurten I had been using. However, I found the flavor to be cloyingly sweet and I could not consume the entire gel. Also, the consistency was pretty liquidy so you really have to use it all at once and can’t put it back in your pack. I will just be giving the rest away.

Alex Wild

If you are like me you thought, cheap price, cheap product. This couldn’t be further from the truth, high quality ingredients with no gelling agents or preservatives?! Amazing! No palette fatigue either and a surprisingly liquid gel for how many carbs you are getting. My go to product now!

Gregor Mraz
My new training companion!

Exactly what I have been looking for! Great taste, simple but EFFECTIVE ingredients, and have had no stomach issues adding these to my nutrition arsenal while on the go. Would highly recommend to ALL.

Keith McGarvey
Best gel on the market!

As an endurance athlete and having tried lots of fuels with high carbs I've found this product the best! 50 grams of carbs for $2.
I've even persuaded my local bike shop ,Velocity in Janesville ,Wisconsin to get them on the shelf!

Does the iob

It just does the job. Nothing flashy. Taste is citrus like. Not to sweet. Easy to rip tab and get the gel in without problem.