What is GEL 100 CAF 100?

GEL 100 CAF 100 is a new Hydrogel Sports fuel with Caffeine. It contains 100 mg of caffeine – that’s the equivalent of 1,5 espressos – or one cup of brewed coffee. That’s a lot compared to many of the traditional gels out there. It delivers 25 grams of carbohydrates through a unique blend of fructose and glucose (ratio of 0.8:1) and packs a high weight to energy ratio. Like all of our products, it doesn’t contain any added flavours, preservatives or colourants.

Why Caffeine?

Caffeine has been shown to promote alertness and reduce perceived effort and pain. These are properties that can be beneficial in sports performance. The GEL 100 CAF 100 can be used for building up caffeine levels – on its own, together with other caffeine sources, such as regular coffee – or to achieve sufficient caffeine levels during activity.

How does GEL 100 CAF 100 work?

By harnessing our Hydrogel Technology we’ve built a biopolymer matrix that is dense enough to encapsulate both the caffeine and the carbohydrate mixture. The result: GEL 100 CAF 100 – a true GEL with low bitterness, low sweetness, an effective level of caffeine and a lot of energy.

How to use GEL 100 CAF 100?

Developing a nutritional strategy for races or key sessions is complex. Caffeine absorption and metabolizing rate varies between individuals. There are two key factors that are important to take into account: 1) your body weight and 2) if you’re used to caffeine. Science suggests an intake of 3 mg of caffeine per kilogram body mass, to aid performance. But, it’s highly individual. We’ve developed some general guidelines on how to use the GEL 100 CAF 100, based on our own findings and scientific literature.

Can I combine GEL 100 CAF 100 with other Maurten products?

Use the GEL 100 CAF 100 on its own during shorter durations, or combine it with other Maurten products to ensure you have enough carbohydrates throughout your session.

What do you mean with "this is the gel"?

From a technical perspective, traditional "gels" are water and carbohydrates simply mixed into syrups, often containing added flavors and preservatives. The GEL 100 is completely different. It’s a hydrogel – a biopolymer matrix, filled with a unique blend of fructose and glucose (ratio of 0.8:1) which enables uptakes of up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour.

How does the Gel 100 work?

The GEL 100 is a hydrogel – a biopolymer matrix that holds carbohydrates. It relies on the same concept as our drinks where the hydrogel technology enables a smoother transportation of carbohydrates.

How to use GEL 100?

Why the GEL 100, I like your drinks?

We think that the GEL 100 is a simple way to carry some energy with us on a run, ride or other activity. Most of us do not get a bottle of Maurten Drink mix handed every 15 minutes – but most of us can easily carry bunch of gels while running or biking.

Can I combine the GEL 100 with the drinks?

Yes, you can combine the GEL 100 with our sports drinks, actually that is how most of our pro athletes are using the products.

How to use Maurten Sports drink?

What's different about Maurten's sports drink?

Normally, as soon as the concentration of carbohydrate in a drink is increased, gastric emptying slows down – resulting in less fluid and carbohydrate delivery to the body. The stomach problems caused by this have been a significant issue for many athletes.

At Maurten, we’ve found a way to avoid these problems by using hydrogel technology. This has enabled us to develop sports energy products with high carbohydrate concentrations. Some of the best runners in the world are now using our products, both during training and races.


The sports drink instantly converts to hydrogel in the acidity of the stomach. The hydrogel enables smooth transportation of the drink through the stomach to the intestine where the water, salt, and carbohydrates are released and absorbed. Giving you a fast and large supply of energy that your body can tolerate. Find out more about hydrogel technology here.


The hydrogel technology encapsulates high concentrations of carbohydrates to fuel during activity. We only use food-graded ingredients and there are no added flavors, colorants or preservatives. Nothing more and nothing less than what’s needed.


The products only contain natural ingredients – all well-established and food-graded. Our Drink mixes contain maltodextrin, fructose, pectin, sodium alginate and sodium chloride (salt). The Gel 100 contain water, glucose, fructose, calcium carbonate, gluconic acid and sodium alginate. Find out more on our Innovation page.

What water should I use for my sports drink?

Our hydrogel sports drink is advanced and the function rely on precise circumstances. We recommend you to not mix it with water with high levels of minerals (>40mg/L calcium). High calcium concentrations make the drink mix hard to dissolve.



Yes, samples from every batch have been, and will be, sent for screening by independent third party laboratories. All Maurten suppliers are certified according to the international FSSC 22000 standard.


No, the products are for everyone – from elite athletes to amateurs.


Yes, all our products are vegan, yet not certified.

Where will you ship?

We are now shipping to addresses within the European Union and the United States. Sign up to our Newsletter for information about new markets.

Is the technology patented?

Yes, we have filed several patent applications to protect the technology.

Want to know more?

Just contact us if you have further questions!

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