Swill the gel
If you’re desperate for energy, but don’t feel like swallowing any more energy products, try swilling some energy gel around your mouth. There are carbohydrate sensors in the mouth that stimulate the brain into working harder. Research has shown that using a carbohydrate mouth rinse can speed up a 40km cycling time trial time by over a minute. by eight per cent when compared to a glucose drink alone. When choosing gels or sports drinks, look for products that mix glucose or maltodextrin with fructose.