GU Roctane Energy Drink Mix

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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.

Solid Performances without the Solids

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.†

† 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.

Amino Acids



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

  • What is ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix?

    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!

  • When should I take ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix?

    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.

  • Why was caffeine added to ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix?

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

  • Are there amino acids in ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix?

    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.

  • What if I don’t do endurance workouts or racing? Will this still help me?

    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.

  • How should I use ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix with ROCTANE Energy Gel?

    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.

  • What role does beta alanine and caffeine play in ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix?

    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.

  • Why is taurine good for endurance sports?

    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.

  • Will I get dehydrated from caffeine in a sports drink?

    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.

  • Is ROCTANE Energy Drink safe for children?

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

  • Is ROCTANE Energy Drink gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and kosher certified?

    Yes, to all of the above!