Elite Gel 180
Elite Gel 180
Elite Gel 180
Elite Gel 180
Elite Gel 180
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Endurance Gels

Elite Gel 180

Regular price
₹900.00
Sale price
₹900.00
Regular price
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FSP.51.10
27.Jan.2024
27.Jan.2025

SUGGESTED USE

Take one sachet 15minutes prior, and then every 30 minutes during activity.

Nutrition Facts

Certificate of Analysis

Product Information

The Elite Gel-180 is our signature product for endurance athletes. 

Formulated with a clinically proven 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates, and offered in an easy to drink water-based consistency across five delicious flavors. 

Product development began in 2017 and spanned nearly two years, before we launched the first version as the Unived Elite Gel. The product was tested & development along with Elite athletes globally, and used across varied terrain & climatic conditions. 

The Elite Gel-180 is a newer & improved version, launched in May 2023. With improved packaging, a better flavor profile, and better consistency, the Elite Gel-180 will fuel your adventures across the mountains!

Key Benefits

  • 180kcal and 45g Carbohydrates in each sachet
  • Clinically proven 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates
  • Provides instant as well as sustained energy release
  • Water based, light, and easy to consume
  • Zero GI-distress
  • Available in a variety of flavors & caffeine options

Ingredient Information

  • Water
  • Maltodextrin
  • Fructose
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Natural Anhydrous Caffeine
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Flavors


In 2017 we began toying with the idea of creating a new gel & drink mix, with the desire to deliver the maximum hourly caloric intake via carbohydrates, while also reducing potential GI distress which can be caused by continuous nutrition intake paired with excessive physiological stress – both of which occur during long training sessions and long grueling races. Our research showed us that while we can consume any amount of carbohydrates in an hour, we can only oxidize and absorb a very specific amount. Usually, when we consume more than we can oxidize, we create a bottleneck in the gut, and this sets off a chain of unpleasant experiences, some of which manifest in the form of GI distress, stomach and abdominal pain, and result in athletes slowing down or dropping out due to severe discomfort. Glucose, is oxidized via the SGLT1 pathway at a rate of 1g/minute, resulting in 60g/hour. Fructose, is oxidized via a completely different pathway, GLUT5. When we combine these multiple transportable carbohydrates in a 2:1 ratio, the total rate of ingested carbohydrate can exceed 1.5g/minute or 90g/hour[1]. This is possible because the carbohydrates are oxidized via non-competing pathways. The Unived Elite line of products have been formulated for activities lasting greater than two hours. The Unived Elite Gel-180 & our Elite Drink Mix-160 both have the optimal 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates. Our Elite Gel-180 offers you 30 grams of simple carbohydrates, and 15 grams of complex carbohydrates, for a total of 45 grams of carbohydrates, and 180kcal, per serving, where as the Elite Drink Mix-160 has 26.5 grams of simple and 13.5 grams of complex carbohydrates, for a total of 40 grams of carbohydrates, making it a perfect isotonic solution in 500ml water. The other ingredients have been adjusted in a manner to provide additional support to the body based on climatic conditions. We have made the assumption that one may consume more of the isotonic Unived Elite Drink Mix during the day when temperatures peak, perspiration rates are high, and thirst increases; and that one may prefer the Unived Elite Gels during cooler periods of the day, and at night, when perspiration rates are low, and the body is not as thirsty. During the day when temperatures peak, you will experience high perspiration and your body will lose both fluids & electrolytes. You must aim to replace both, and hence may want to consume more of the Unived Elite Drink Mix and less of the Unived Elite Gels. The Unived Elite Drink Mix also contains 850mg of Betaine which acts as an osmoprotectant, protecting your cells from environmental stress under heat & humidity, and 400mg of Beta-Alanine which buffers the acidity that builds up in our active muscles during exercise. These ingredients are important as they aid you in maintaining your performance, especially during challenging climatic conditions. During cooler times and also at night, you may experience less perspiration and may want to consume more of the Unived Elite Gel which is a concentrated source of fuel, and a little less of the Unived Drink Mix. Apart from 45 grams of carbohydrates, the Unived Elite Gel contains 400mg of Beta-Alanine which buffers the acidity that builds up in our active muscles during exercise. As the Unived Elite Gel is a concentrated energy source, its main role is to deliver energy and supporting nutrients to your body with an instant consumption. Irrespective of the time of the day, to gain maximum benefit from the Unived Elite Endurance Fuel system, you must aim to consume two servings per hour, to get 90grams of carbohydrates and 360kcal, per hour. Always remember to consume the Unived Elite Recovery Mix within 20 minutes of completing a hard training run, or a race, for optimal recovery. For ultra-distance activities, you may follow through with a second serving, 30 minutes after you consume the first.
2:1 CARBOHYDRATE RATIO ENERGY GEL During very prolonged exercise, ingestion of Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, results in greater carbohydrate oxidation rates than the ingestion of an isoenergetic amount of Glucose alone[2]. This is due to the fact that more than one transport mechanism is called into use, as Glucose is transported via the sodium glucose pathway, SGLT1, and Fructose is transported via a different pathway, GLUT5[3]. At our maximum capacity, we can transport Glucose via SGLT1 at a rate of 1gram per minute, resulting in 60grams per hour. However, when we co-ingest Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, we are able to transport 1.5grams per minute, resulting in 90grams per hour. The total lactate oxidation increases when we consume Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio. This corresponds to lactate oxidation in our active muscle fibres, while part of the lactate oxidation may also take place in our heart muscles as lactate is efficiently used as an energy fuel in cardiomyocytes during exercise. Hepatic lactate update and conversion into glucose contributes substantially to total lactate disappearance. When multiple transportable carbohydrates (Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio) are ingested during exercise, both hepatic lactate and glucose availability increase significantly when compared to ingestion of glucose alone. The total carbohydrate oxidation increases, essentially due to an enhanced oxidation of lactate. Because lactate is essentially oxidized by working skeletal muscles during exercise, co-ingestion of Glucose and Fructose not only allows an increase in total carbohydrate oxidation beyond what may be obtained with ingestion of Glucose alone, but it also provides additional oxidative fuel to active skeletal muscles during exercise[4]. Consumption of 90grams of carbohydrate per hour, from a co-ingestion of Glucose and Fructose in a 2:1 ratio, has the potential to spare muscle glycogen oxidation relative to lower doses of single carbohydrate ingestion, or even higher multiple carbohydrate ingestion. Ingesting higher amounts of either single or multiple transportable carbohydrates, can create an ‘over-dose’ effect, whereby effective and beneficial muscle glycogen oxidation and exercise performance and diminished[5]. Therefore, it is important to remember that you should not exceed the maximum ingestion of the products, which stands at 90gram per hour of Glucose and Fructose in a 2:1 ratio – this means either two Unived Elite Gels, or two Unived Drink Mixes, or one Unived Gel and one Unived Drink Mix, per hour. There is also evidence that co-ingestion of Glucose and Fructose, in a 2:1 ratio, increases intestinal water absorption by 65% as compared with ingestion of Glucose alone[6]. Unived’s Elite Energy Gel & Elite Drink Mix have been formulated to deliver multiple transportable carbohydrates in the optimal 2:1 ratio of simple to complex carbohydrates. It is clinically proven that when we combine Glucose, which is oxidized via the SGLT1 pathway at a rate of 1g/min or 60g/hr, with Fructose, which is oxidized via the GLUT5 pathway, in a 2:1 ratio, the rate of ingested carbohydrate can exceed 1.5g/min or 90g/hr. The 2:1 ratio ensures a happy gut as it reduces abdominal cramps and improves gastrointestinal distress, due to a faster intestinal absorption of carbohydrates, and increases intestinal water absorption by 65% as compared with glucose alone[7]. In addition, we’ve included Beta-Alanine which helps improve performance by buffering the acidity in active muscles during high-intensity exercise [9, 10, 11]. Endurance activities are always challenging and as the hours roll on, our body begins to respond to ongoing stress, external conditions, and various internal reactions, often leading our pallet and stomach to frequently change their flavour and substrate requirements. Now, with the choice of a gel or a drink mix, various flavours, non-caffeine and different caffeinated options, you have the ability to plan your hourly caloric and caffeine intake in a manner that ensures optimal peak performance.

Customer Reviews

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Aniruddh
The perfect boost

This gel definitely needs to be a part of your nutrition plan for your races. Causes absolutely no gut distress during the race, tastes great and delivers the right amount of energy. Time the consumption right and you're gold!

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Srinivasa Reddy Vuyyuru
It helps

it's helped in me in races/long runs.

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Dhananjay Bodas

Very palatable and good to taste. Doesn't feel nauseating after consuming the gel which is a big plus point of the gel. Will highly recommend the elite 180 to any endurance athlete.

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Jotiram Chavan
Amazing product

I am using Unived Elite gels from past 3 years and I am fully satisfied with this. Used 7 gels for 12:20 hrs Ironman competition and reached at finish line with superb charge.

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Abhijeet Waghchavare
happy Unived

Used 3Gel in 90 km cycling
Really it boosted my speed

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Endurance Gels

Elite Gel 180

Regular price
₹900.00
Sale price
₹900.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
FSP.51.10
27.Jan.2024
27.Jan.2025

SUGGESTED USE

Take one sachet 15minutes prior, and then every 30 minutes during activity.