Think of gels, and chances are you’ll think of using them on the go, providing a fast carbohydrate hit to maintain your energy levels on a long ride or simply get you home if you’re flagging. Protein probably doesn’t really come into the equation.
However, Science in Sport have diversified the application of the gel with a newly-launched product, Whey20. As the name suggests, the gel contains 20g of whey protein in a 78ml serving, while it also includes 7g of branch-chain amino acids, which Science in Sport say support the growth and maintenance of lean muscle.
While, of course, protein can be derived from any number of natural sources in a post-ride meal, Whey20 is designed to provide a fast, quality and ready-made protein hit in the crucial 30-minute post-exercise window, negating the need to use a shaker for a protein shake. This makes Whey20 incredibly convenient – especially if after a sportive you quickly need to get back into the car and start a long journey home, or simply don’t have much space in your gym bag after an intensive session.