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I just read an interesting article by a "leading nutritionist" from the USA, about taking energy gels while training for and competing in long distance events explaining that the high sugar content can be lethal if not backed up by a high fluid intake IE water while pushing the body to the brink of exhaustion, apparently the sugars thicken the blood putting excess strain on the heart leading to cardiac arrest and stroke.
I have never used them and in preparation for my training for my first Ironman was researching the pro's and con's of them.
Does anyone have any experience or opinion on the negative affects of energy gels ?