- Flavoured with real fruit purees and concentrates
- Fast energy to muscles and increases physical endurance
- Enhanced with electrolytes : sodium and potassium
- Clean and natural energy source: complex carbohydrates, natural ingredients, and real fruit
carb BOOM! is a great tasting energy gel made from super concentrated complex carbohydrates and flavored with real fruit purees and concentrates.
carb BOOM! is an ideal energy fuel for any athlete, whether racing, training or just looking for a clean, natural energy source. carb BOOM! is a perfect sports nutritional supplement to increase and maintain energy levels before, during and after exercise. carb BOOM! energy gel is your ally for rapidly increasing and maintaining your energy level during any prolonged physical activity. During any demanding physical activity, carb BOOM! energy gel helps replenish glycogen and electrolyte levels and allows to keep your muscles working at full throttle. Its formula allows the athlete to maintain and sustain strenuous efforts during many hours, delay fatigue and reach one’s full potential.
Formulated with a special blend of 22-25g of complex carbohydrates and just 2-4g of simple sugars, carb BOOM! gel provides fast and steady release of energy into the muscles. carb BOOM! gel does not generate insulin spikes, often associated with other energy gels made with lots of simple sugars. Its rich complex carbohydrate formula is easily absorbed and digested without any stomach upset.
At Carb Boom Sports Nutrition Inc., we are committed to making products that taste great and using the best quality products available. carb BOOM! gel is made with real fruit purees and concentrates and it does not contain any artificial flavour, color, sweetener, refined sugar and fat. You get only what is good for you: complex carbohydrates, electrolytes, natural ingredients, and real fruit.
Try carb BOOM! today and taste the difference!
Recommended quantities to maximize your athletic performance
For a constant flow of energy during the length of the exercise.
BEFORE - Top off your energy stores by taking one packet of carb BOOM! Energy Gel 15 minutes before exercise with 200ml of water or carb BOOM! Electrolyte Sports Drink to speed absorption.
DURING - For sustained energy consume one packet of carb BOOM! Energy Gel every 30-45 minutes during exercise, washing it down with a few mouthfuls of water or carb BOOM! Electrolyte Sports Drink to speed absorption.
Water, water, water! Make sure to drink at least a cup of water with each gel to wash it down and help with hydration levels—it helps to time gel consumption with water stops/aid stations on the course. Try to make sure you’re taking in 16-30 ounces of fluids per hour to maintain adequate hydration level
AFTER - Speed recovery and reduce post-exercise fatigue by comsuming one packet of carb BOOM! Energy Gel within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. This takes advantage of the post-exercise time window when your body replenishes lost glycogen most efficiently.
FOR BEST RESULTS
Athletes should aim to consume 16-24 oz of fluid and 50-75 grams of carbohydrates per hour to stay properly hydrated and fueled during exercise. These levels can be achieved through various combinations of sports drink, energy gels and water.
I am allergic to wheat – does carb BOOM! contain any gluten?
No. Gluten is found in many wheat and grain foods and cannot be eaten by individuals with celiac disease (people that are allergic to flour). The main ingredient in carb BOOM! is maltodextrin -- a carbohydrate made from natural corn starch. Corn-based maltodextrins are safe for patients with celiac disease or who are gluten-intolerant since they do not contain proteins from wheat, barley, oats or rye.
Can diabetics use carb BOOM!?
carb BOOM! can be a great resource for diabetic individuals and/or athletes. Our gels can be consumed with the same precautions that typically apply to diabetics and the ingestion of carbohydrates during rest and exercise. Each gel pack (1.4 ounces) contains about 27 grams of carbohydrates -- about 85% of which consists of complex carbohydrates. To be safe, a doctor should be consulted to confirm what is best for the particular individual.
Is carb BOOM! "vegan"?
Yes, carb BOOM! is safe for vegan vegetarians.
Does carb BOOM! Gel contain any animal products or MSG?
No, carb BOOM! Gel does not contain any animal products or MSG.
Is carb BOOM! Gel kosher?
carb BOOM! is not kosher at this time.
What are energy gels and why are they useful?
Easier on the stomach than bars or drinks, energy gels provide a super concentrated source of carbohydrates that get absorbed very rapidly into your body, providing a lighting quick source of energy to your working muscles. The average person has only 65-85 minutes worth of energy in the body that is stored as carbohydrate. Once this source is depleted, blood glucose levels drop, fatigue sets in and performance falls. Because we have such limited stores in the body, it is imperative that carbohydrate be ingested during exercise in order to perform at the highest levels possible.
Please see our “The ABC's of Energy Gels: A Full-Flavored Way to Sustain Energy”
section for more detailed information.
When do I use carb BOOM!?
Before, during or after exercise. carb BOOM! should be used while you are working out or competing to help improve endurance performance and delay fatigue. In addition, carb BOOM! is ideal to use after an intense workout or competitive event in order to replenish carbohydrate stores in the body. Please see our “USAGE” section for more detailed information.
Who needs carb BOOM! Energy Gel?
carb BOOM! is primarily used by Endurance Athletes – Cyclists, Runners, Mountain Bikers, Triathletes, Adventure Racers, etc. However anyone needed a quick burst of energy can benefit from carb BOOM!
How much carb BOOM! should I take?
We recommend consuming roughly 1-2 packs of carb BOOM! per hour during exercise to keep you performing at your best. Please see our “USAGE” section for more detailed information.
Should I take water with carb BOOM!?
YES. The consumption of carb BOOM! during exercise is not sufficient to replace the water lost from sweating in order to combat dehydration. It is very important that individuals participating in strenuous exercise drink enough fluid to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), it is recommended that individuals drink 16-30 ounces per hour in order to replace sweat/fluid loss. In addition to concerns about dehydration, insufficient levels of water intake may slow down the intestinal absorption of carbohydrates. We recommended that roughly 8-10 ounces of water or a sports beverage be consumed per pack of carb BOOM!. Please see our “USAGE” section for more detailed information.
I don’t work out very much but like the taste of carb BOOM!. Can carb BOOM! benefit me?
Yes, carb BOOM! is an excellent source of carbohydrate energy without giving you unwanted fat and fiber. It can be eaten between meals as a snack or whenever you need a quick burst of energy.
Why should I use carb BOOM! instead of an energy bar?
Many athletes prefer gels over energy bars because gels provide a super concentrated dose of carbohydrate that is absorbed very easily into the bloodstream. Additionally, gels are attractive because they are less “heavy on the stomach” and less likely to cause gastrointestinal distress than energy bars.
Length of action of a carb BOOM! packet
Each packet of carb BOOM! gel provides enough energy for 20 to 30 minutes of exercise. In order to maintain a constant flow of enerrgy to the body, it is recommended to consume one packet per 20-30 minutes of exercise.
What is the proportion of simple to complex carbohydrate in carb BOOM! Energy Gel?
carb BOOM! Gel contains a special blend of about 89% complex carbohydrates (maltodextrin) and 11% simple sugars.
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is an easily digestible complex carbohydrate made from natural corn starch. Maltodextrin is the preferred carbohydrate used in energy foods due to its solubility, low taste profile, and quick absorption. Maltodextrin is the primary source of complex carbohydrates in carb BOOM! energy gel.
Easy to digest: Prevents stomach upset
The high complex carb and low simple sugar formula of carb BOOM! allows an easy digestion and assimilation. Its short intestinal transit time prevents any digestive problems.
carb BOOM! gels contain half the simple sugars of Accelgel, Powergel, Clif Shot, Cytomax and Enervit. The ingestion of large amounts of simple sugar can cause all kinds of stomach problems during a strenuous physical exercise. In addition, gels high in simple sugar require to drink a lot more water in order to be efficiently digested in the stomach and they also don't provide a stable release of energy for the working muscles.
Gel comparisons and nutritional values
The carb BOOM! advantage over regular food.
carb BOOM! gel is by far favourable over regular food during physical exercise.
Solid food (Energy bar, sandwich, banana, fruits...)
- Easy to swallow semi-liquid texture
- Easy to assimilate semi-liquid formula
- Almost instantaneous energy delivery
- Easy to digest and stomach friendly
Flavoured with real fruits
- A slow digestion and energy conversion caused by fiber, fat and proteins in those food items
- Can cause bloating and abdominal cramps
- Requires chewing which can be taxing and disturbing during a high intensity exercise
- Food vileness during a high intensity effort
Lightly flavoured with real fruits purees and concentrates, carb BOOM! gels are real delicious and nutritious treats. Its unique and delicious taste makes it one of the most pleasing gels to consume during a physical activity. Contrary to a lot of the gels on the maket, carb BOOM! gel does not have a synthetic taste associated with artificial flavours and is not overly sweet.
Rapid recharge of muscle energy
carb BOOM! gel is rapidly absorbed and transform into energy for the muscles. It is the fastest available source of energy for your body. Its fast action allows to rapidly deliver 110 calories in order to sustain the energy required by fast sprints and climbs. If use appropriately, carb BOOM! energy gel will maximize your athletic performance.
Provides the nutrients for a steady release of energy during activity
carb BOOM! energy gel’s main advantage is that it provides a steady and stable release of energy that is available during the completion of your physical activity. carb BOOM! gel is known to provide a high quality source of energy for the athletes. It does not cause insulin spikes often associated with gels formulated with large amounts of simple sugars (Sucrose, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup). carb BOOM! gel provides a steady and prolonged release of energy while maintaining
carb BOOM! energy gel is formulated with 85-90% complex carbohydrates from corn maltodextrin, which allows for a constant and durable flow of energy to the working muscles. Its rich complex carb formula allows the athlete to sustain an intense physical effort during prolonged hours and delay fatigue.
Does carb BOOM! gel contain any artificial flavour, color or sweetener?
No, carb BOOM! gel does not contain any artificial flavour, color or sweetener. Numerous studies show that the proceeding food ingredients when artificial contain chemical substances associated with numerous health problems. In addition, carb BOOM! gels are flavoured with real fruits, no added refined sugar and no fat. carb BOOM! gel only provides what is necessary without the extra.
Does carb BOOM! Gel contain electrolytes?
Yes, each flavor of carb BOOM! gel is fortified with two key electrolytes: 50mg of sodium and 50mg of potassium.During any strenuous activity, you sweat and loose precious minerals. Electrolytes contained in carb BOOM! energy gels replenish the minerals lost in the sweat during exercise.
What are electrolytes and what do they do for me?
Mineral salts such as sodium chloride and potassium are known collectively as electrolytes. These electrolytes allow electrical impulses to travel properly throughout your body, allowing for normal bodily function. When you sweat you start to deplete yourself of these electrolytes. Similar to dehydration, electrolyte depletion will first lead to performance declines and then onto more serious health issues. Each carb BOOM! Energy Gel provides sodium and potassium to help counteract the losses in your sweat.
What flavors of carb BOOM! Energy Gel are available?
carb BOOM! Energy Gel comes in seven great-tasting flavors: Double Espresso, Vanilla Orange, Chocolate Cherry, Plain Vanilla, Strawberry Kiwi, Banana Peach, and Apple Cinnamon.
Which carb BOOM! Gel flavors contain caffeine? Why?
Vanilla Orange contains 50mg of caffeine (1 can of cola or ½ cup of coffee contains about 50mg of caffeine). Caffeine provides a boost to athletes by stimulating the central nervous system, increasing adrenaline and aiding in the use of body fat as fuel. Current sports science shows that caffeine does NOT cause dehydration when consumed during activity.
What’s the story with caffeine?
Caffeine can be advantageous to endurance exercise by sparing glycogen stores, helping muscle contractions and providing that little extra mental perk needed during a gruelling race. Vanilla Orange contains caffeine, with approximately 50 mg per packet. This is roughly equivalent to ½ cup of regular drip coffee. click for details
What is the shelf life of carb BOOM! Energy Gel?
carb BOOM! Energy Gel is guaranteed 24 months from the time it is packed. You can find the expiration date embossed on the side of the package. We guarantee the product until that date.
How long can carb BOOM! Gel be kept after it is opened?
Once opened, carb BOOM! Gel will stay freshest for about twelve month in the refrigerator.
Apple Cinnamon contains real cinnamon that may settle on the sides and/or bottom of the bottle. Shake/stir the bottle before dispensing to re-mix the cinnamon uniformly.