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Roctane Energy Drink Mix

Rated 4.5 out of 5
47 Reviews

Quick Tip: Use this to fuel and hydrate at the same time. No other fuel necessary.

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Roctane Energy Drink Mix

Rated 4.5 out of 5
47 Reviews

The Ultimate Energy and Hydration Hybrid

When you’re pushing yourself on the trail or road, you need an easy way to get both the hydration and energy you need to avoid bonking, stay energized, and keep competing. ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is a carbohydrate intensive energy drink to help push the limits during ultra-distance and intense efforts. It contains the critical carbs and electrolyte replenishment that endurance athletes need to compete at high levels.Jump to full details

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ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is an all-in-one solution to energy and hydration with key nutrients like electrolytes and branched-chain amino acids to keep you feeling strong and energized. The precise blend of complex and simple carbohydrates will fuel you up, so you feel good, longer. Drink one serving every hour to stay energized and hydrated while exercising.

It is a light tasting, easy to mix formula for fueling serious efforts. Each 250-calorie serving contains:

  • Carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways which can help maximize absorption, increase carbohydrate utilization, and diminish stomach distress, so you get energy that kicks in quickly and stays with you
  • Sodium, the primary electrolyte lost in sweat that aids in hydration by maintaining fluid balance
  • Branched-chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Valine, and L-Isoleucine) which may reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage while jump-starting recovery
  • Taurine can help maintain heart contractility and improve cardiac output during long exercise sessions†
  • Beta-alanine can help promote formation of the intramuscular buffer carnosine, which can help delay the onset of fatigue during high-intensity efforts.†

May reduce mental fatigue and help decrease muscle damage during exercise Delivers ready-to-use energy for athletes and can delay bonking by sparing glycogen stores Helps enhance performance by increasing focus and concentration while training or racing
✝ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. * Some flavors with caffeine, some flavors without added caffeine

FAQs

ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is specifically formulated for the demands of long-duration and high-intensity activities.

ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix is a powder that provides key nutrients you need to stay fueled. Formulated with a blend of simple and complex carbohydrates, electrolytes, and BCAAs, ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix provides 250 calories per serving. Just mix the powder in 21oz of water and you’re good to go!

ROACTANE Energy Drink Mix is ideal for workouts lasting a couple hours or more in duration. This product can act as an addition to your breakfast prior to a workout, courtside fuel for your tennis or basketball game, and did you know a round of golf can last four hours? ROCTANE Energy Drink is great for that, too. The drink is calorically dense, since consuming enough calories during these types of activities can be a challenge.

Caffeine is included to increase mental acuity, increase performance, and decrease perceived effort – all of which tend to go south during prolonged efforts.

Yes! BCAAs are added to act as an additional energy source and act as an aid in recovery. In addition, Taurine is included to help combat heart and skeletal muscle fatigue – as it has been shown to help increase contractility – which is especially important during long efforts where fatigue management is a big issue. The addition of beta-alanine helps buffer acid caused by going over lactate threshold, and amino acids help prevent muscle damage and aid with muscle recovery.

While the drink was formulated for the demands of endurance exercise, this drink may be particularly useful during intense workouts that are particularly demanding on the body. This product can help any activity that lasts over an hour in length, especially if you know you’re going to go hours between meals. This kind of duration and intensity is one where caffeine may increase concentration and help the athlete push through the entire workout.

If you already use ROCTANE Energy Gel, you can substitute some ROCTANE Gel for ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix. This will help tailor energy intake to your needs and provide the beneficial ingredients found in both the gel and drink. While many ingredients are similar in the two products (carbohydrates, branched chain amino acids, and caffeine) each has unique ingredients which may also help improve performance (gel – vitamin E as an antioxidant; drink – taurine to help heart and muscle function, beta-alanine to help increase muscle buffering capacity). Therefore, using both products will help provide every nutritional advantage possible to athletes who demand the best from themselves and their nutrition. For many athletes, all they may need during prolonged exercise is one 21oz bottle of ROCTANE drink and 1 ROCTANE Energy Gel per hour for extra nutritional support to maximize performance.

Roctane Drink Mix: If exercising more than a couple hours or pushing your limits, 1 serving per hour with 21oz of water.

Beta-alanine is used to supplement the athlete’s diet to increase muscle buffering capacity. Beta-alanine is one of the limiting components of an abundant muscle protein called carnosine that help buffer changes in muscle pH during exercise. It has been shown that supplementing beta-alanine can help increase muscle carnosine content, and therefore increase muscle buffering capacity and the ability to minimize changes in muscle pH during intense efforts over lactate threshold.

Caffeine has been shown in many studies to increase exercise performance. Whether the performance task was short or long – caffeine helps athletes perform at their best. It can help increase performance by decreasing perceived effort as well as helping athletes maintain focus and concentration.

Several studies have shown that during prolonged exercise (half Ironman and Ironman events), the ability of the heart to pump blood (myocardial contractility) is decreased, which can lead to decreased exercise capacity. Similarly, prolonged exercise also promotes skeletal muscle fatigue. Taurine helps to maintain heart and muscle function by helping with calcium handling and may help decrease fatigue in these tissues during prolonged exercise. Additionally, taurine has been shown to increase muscle function with aging, and when combined with caffeine increases performance during a 1-hour cycling time trial.

A key question regarding caffeine in a sports drink revolves around the well-known diuretic effect of caffeine to promote dehydration. Several studies have shown that caffeine ingestion during exercise does not influence weight loss, sweat rates, urine output and plasma volume compared to water alone. This may be due to decreased kidney blood flow during exercise, which is proportional to exercise intensity, which minimizes urine production. Therefore, it appears that caffeine will not lead to diuresis if consumed during exercise – and will not contribute to dehydration.

Yes, it is safe for children, but some flavors contain caffeine.

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0 - 1 Hour of effort

When fueling and hydrating with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix, each serving delivers both energy via complex and simple carbs, electrolytes for optimum hydration, and amino acids for muscle protection. All-in-one energy and hydration!

  • 1

  • 21oz

1 - 2 Hours of effort

When exercising for more than an hour, it's important to refuel along the way. One serving of ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix in 21 oz of water delivers 250 calories via complex and simple carbs, 320mg of sodium (the primary electrolyte you lose when you sweat), and 1900mg of amino acids (including BCAAs to protect your muscles).

  • 2

  • 42oz

2 - 3 Hours of effort

If fueling exclusively with ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix, drink one serving (21oz) every hour along the way. Consider bringing a bottle with plain water along to mix up your hydration. If you want to avoid caffeine, try our Grape ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix flavor.

  • 3

  • 63oz

3 - 4 Hours of effort

For long efforts, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (21oz) of ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix every hour along the way. ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can also be used along with Energy Gels to mix up your nutrition plan, but remember to practice your nutrition plan and avoid overloading your gut with too many calories.

  • 4

  • 84oz

4 - 5 Hours of effort

When you're exercising for five hours or more, consuming as much as your body can process can help maximize your performance. As a baseline, fuel with one serving (21oz) of ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix every hour along the way. ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix can also be used along with Energy Gels to mix up your nutrition plan, but remember to practice your nutrition plan and avoid overloading your gut with too many calories.  

  • 5

  • 105oz

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Rated 5 out of 5
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GU Roctane Tri-berry Rules!!

This mix has become my go-to for hydration during competition and longer practice runs (20+ miles). A tasty way to stay hydrated and nourished!

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Summit Tea!

No clue if this actually works, however Summit Tea tastes fantastic. I have consistently taken supplements for 20years (eek I’m feeling old) and the summit tea flavor is the best I’ve had. Light, mildly sweet. No artificial or chemical like tastes/ aftertastes. Gu, please keep this forever! Love it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love the new flavor!

Gu roctane is my go to for long runs and races. Burns clean, isn't as sticky sweet as others, and keeps the energy going.

The new summit tea flavor absolutely ROC's!! It's like a light refreshing mild iced tea and is really nice to have as an alternative to mix things up.

Really been happy with roctane and like using tropical and grape, this takes it to a new level.

Please oh please keep this flavor around

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Rated 4 out of 5
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So in love...

At first I was hesitant to spend so much money on something that I wasn't sure would make a difference, but I am so very glad that I did!! I just LOVE the grape Roctane drink mix and it definitely has made a difference in my performance. I ran a 100 mile race this past weekend and had absolutely NO problems ingesting the drink during the race or any digestion problems after. I was able to enjoy the drink the ENTIRE length of the race, which I have never been able to do with any other drink. I am truly converted to GU Roctane...forget everything else!!!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Roctane ... exclusively

I've been using Roctane Tropical Fruit and Lemon Lime since GU introduced it. Roctane goes down, and stays down ... under pressure! As a result, I perform better ... under pressure. My rides / races ALWAYS begin with bottles of Roctane ... everyday hydration product for superior performance.

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